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Meaghan's Minute: WattUp Transmitter Technology

October 31, 2014 | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, Energous Corporation and Haier Wireless are joining forces to apply WattUp transmitter technology in household appliances such as refrigerators, washing machines, dryers, microwaves, stoves, and more ...                        

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Harnessing Error-Prone Chips

October 31, 2014 10:24 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

As transistors get smaller, they also grow less reliable. Increasing their operating voltage can help, but that means a corresponding increase in power consumption ...                                   

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Answering the Call for Affordable, Simpler Device Manufacturing

October 31, 2014 9:41 am | by Joe Wang, University of California, San Diego | News | Comments

What does it take to fabricate electronic and medical devices tinier than a fraction of a human hair? Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego recently invented a new method of lithography in which nanoscale robots swim ...                 

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Improving Communication with Man's Best Friend

October 31, 2014 9:39 am | by Matt Shipman, North Carolina State University | News | Comments

North Carolina State University researchers have developed a suite of technologies that can be used to enhance communication between dogs and humans, which has applications in everything from search and rescue to service dogs to training our pets ...                   

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Stackpole’s CSRF Series Adds High Power Option

October 31, 2014 9:19 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Stackpole’s CSRF Series is now available with the option for higher power ratings for the 0402 and 0603 chip sizes. The higher power option of the CSRF0402 (denoted with a “-HP” suffix) offers ...                        

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New PoE+ Ethernet Switch from MEN Micro Increases Power Throughput

October 31, 2014 9:06 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

MEN Micro has released the G304, a 3U CompactPCI Serial unmanaged Ethernet switch. The rugged switch uses Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) and a direct Ethernet to CPU connection via the P1 connector for reliable communications in several harsh and mobile ...              

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IEMRadiator Uses Circular Polarity & Horn Radiators for Rock-Solis IEM Reception

October 31, 2014 9:04 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Guaranteed to improve reception for pro-audio in-ear-monitoring systems (IEM), Kaltman Creations LLC has introduced the IEMRadiator antenna. The IEMRadiatorTM is not like a traditional paddle or helical antenna commonly used with IEM systems ...                        

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C&K Components’ Micriminiature SMT Detect Switches

October 30, 2014 10:17 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

C&K Components has developed a new series of microminiature, side-actuated detect switches with an ultra-low board-mounted profile. The HDP Series switches measure just 5.7 x 8.35 mm in the "free" position ...

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VPG and ES Components Realign Relationship With Focus on High-Reliability, High-Temperature Resistors

October 30, 2014 5:52 pm | by Vishay Precision Group, ES Components | News | Comments

Vishay Precision Group and ES Components have announced that the two companies have realigned their relationship to focus on meeting the increased demand for high-reliability, high-temperature resistors. Under the new agreement, ES Components ...

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MIPI Gigabit Debug Webinar

October 30, 2014 5:28 pm | by WDD Staff | Events

The need for low-level, non-intrusive debug visibility has only increased as SoCs have become more complex.  Unfortunately, access to the interfaces that support these functions (JTAG, Trace pins, etc.) ...                    

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MIPI Gigabit Debug Webinar

October 30, 2014 5:28 pm | by WDD Staff | Events

The need for low-level, non-intrusive debug visibility has only increased as SoCs have become more complex.  Unfortunately, access to the interfaces that support these functions (JTAG, Trace pins, etc.) ...                    

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Battery-Free Sensors for Data Center Infrastructure Management

October 30, 2014 12:27 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

EPC Solutions Taiwan has developed a new DCIM solution with fully passive RFID tags and sensors from Farsens. EPC was already offering a DCIM solution based on RFID tags that provided inventory control and process automation ...                    

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Long-Term Wear & Excellent User Haptics

October 30, 2014 12:03 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

SCHURTER has announced a new, piezo switch family, PSE HI, offering raised symbols, letters and numbers in addition to various colors, or legend inscriptions ...                                    

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A Flying Camera ... On a Leash

October 30, 2014 11:15 am | by Sergei Lupashin, TED Talks | Videos | Comments

Let's admit it: aerial photo drones and UAVs are a little creepy, and they come with big regulatory and safety problems. But aerial photos can be a powerful way of telling the truth about the world: the size of a protest, the spread of an oil spill, the wildlife hidden in a delta ...                

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UK Spies Get Bulk Access to NSA Data

October 30, 2014 11:04 am | by RAPHAEL SATTER, Associated Press | News | Comments

The British government's insistence that its spies don't use the vast espionage powers of the U.S. National Security Agency to sidestep U.K. restrictions on domestic eavesdropping was called into question by a court document published Wednesday ...

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Tim Cook: 'I'm Proud to Be Gay'

October 30, 2014 10:46 am | by MICHELLE CHAPMAN, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Apple CEO Tim Cook says he's proud to be gay. The public declaration, in an essay written for Bloomberg Businessweek, makes Cook the highest-profile business CEO to come out as gay ...                                  

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