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Heads up, World Cup Teams: The Robots Are Coming

July 10, 2014 9:35 am | by Kathy Matheson, Associated Press | News | Comments

When robots first started playing soccer, it was a challenge for them just to see the ball. And to stay upright. But the machines participating in this month's international RoboCup tournament are making passes and scoring points. Their ultimate goal? To beat the human World Cup champs within the next 35 years...

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Inventor Pushes Solar Panels for Roads, Highways

July 14, 2014 12:38 am | by Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press | News | Comments

The solar panels that Idaho inventor Scott Brusaw has built aren't meant for rooftops. They are meant for roads, driveways, parking lots, bike trails and, eventually, highways. Brusaw, an electrical engineer, says the hexagon-shaped panels can withstand the wear and tear...

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Amazon Asks FAA for Permission to Fly Drones

July 14, 2014 12:32 am | by Mae Anderson, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Amazon is asking the Federal Aviation Administration permission to use drones as part of its plan to deliver packages to customers in 30 minutes or less. The news sent shares of the nation's largest e-commerce company up nearly 6 percent on Friday. The online retailer created a media frenzy...

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Billionaire Elon Musk Giving $1M to Tesla Museum

July 14, 2014 12:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The billionaire owner of Tesla Motors is giving $1 million to a New York museum dedicated to preserving the legacy of the inventor who inspired its name. The Tesla Science Center announced Elon Musk's donation on what would have been Nikola Tesla's 158th birthday...

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Agilent Technologies Hosts Webcast on USB Test Challenges

July 14, 2014 12:27 am | by Agilent Technologies | Events

This Agilent webcast will provide an overview of  USB receiver testing and present a test setup using a Bit Error Ratio Tester to enable, fast, accurate receiver characterization. The presenter is Thorsten Goetzelmann, an Agilent BERT application specialist working on USB applications...

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San Francisco Parking Spot App Shuts down Service

July 14, 2014 12:23 am | by Terry Collins, Associated Press | News | Comments

An Italian company whose mobile app allows San Francisco drivers to get paid for the public parking spaces they exit has temporarily shut down the service following an order from the city attorney. Despite saying last month that it wouldn't stop, MonkeyParking said in a blog post Thursday...

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Drive-Ins Use Creativity to Afford Digital Switch

July 14, 2014 12:20 am | by Patrick Whittle, Associated Press | News | Comments

Many in the movie industry feared the need to convert to digital could be the death knell for drive-ins, but drive-in operators are finding creative ways to afford the switch. Drive-in movie theater operators say more than 200 of the remaining 348 drive-ins in the U.S. have made the expensive conversion...

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The ISEE-3 Reboot Mission: A Dream SDR Application

July 13, 2014 11:08 pm | by Balint Seeber, Ettus Research | Blogs | Comments

Puerto Rico is host to many interesting sights: lush greenery covering rolling hills as far as the eye can see, emergency first responder vehicles that always have their lights flashing even when not on call, the best crab turnovers, and the Arecibo Radio Observatory – the world's largest single-dish radio telescope...

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Synchronous Boost Regulator

July 13, 2014 6:46 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology Corporation has announced the LTC3124, a dual-phase, 3MHz, current-mode, synchronous boost DC/DC converter with ...

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The IoT Uplink: Connecting With A $12 Billion Technology

July 11, 2014 10:27 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This latest episode of The IoT Uplink, a new video series examining all the factors driving, influencing and adding to the complexity of the Internet of Things movement, focuses on the growth and expansion of industrial wireless connections, M2M communication and sensor integration...

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Bird RF 8941 Series Oil Load

July 10, 2014 5:51 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Whether you are burning-in your RF Delivery system or performing a periodic generator calibration, sometimes you need a termination that can handle your entire generator's output at full power...

Picking the Pattern for a Stealth Antenna

July 10, 2014 5:49 pm | by Francesca De Vita, Simone Di Marco, Fabio Costa, and Paolo Turchi, Altran Italy | Articles | Comments

One of the largest leaps in defense technology developed in recent years focuses on stealth airplanes and ships that avoid radar detection by combining several technologies that include the shape of the target’s surfaces to reflect energy away from the source...                        

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PIN Diode Limiter for Radar, Military, GPS, and Automotive

July 10, 2014 5:40 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Skyworks Solutions unveiled an integrated, single-stage, low-cost PIN diode limiter module to address the growing need for full receiver low-noise amplifier protection in microwave applications...

Integrated Wireless Controller Provides On-Board User Application Memory

July 10, 2014 3:27 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

LPRS now offers Internet of Things and other wireless control or communication system builders with a system-on-chip fully integrated wireless controller with on-board memory for end-user application programming and control functions...

Standex-Meder Electronics SX41 Series Planar Transformers

July 10, 2014 3:02 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Standex-Meder Electronics has announced the SX41 Series of planar transformers for 500W-2KW applications. Available in standard or custom designs, the SX41 delivers high performance for power conversion applications in the welding, automotive, telecommunications, renewable energy, and aerospace industries...

Demo Day Event for NJ’s TechLaunch Teams

July 10, 2014 1:15 pm | by TechLaunch | Events

Come for product demos, company presentations, networking, and refreshments on July 14, 2014...

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