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HotSpot Episode: Mercedes' Self-Driving Cars

November 24, 2014 | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, NVIDIA unveils a new addition to the NVIDIA Tesla Accelerated Computing Platform: the Tesla K80 dual-GPU accelerator; a portable printer for your smartphone; a modular laser-based aircraft protection system, designed to protect U.S. rotary- and fixed-wing aircraft from infrared guided missiles; and the interiors of self-driving cars ...     

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Gems Sensors & Controls Introduces OEM Subminiature Pressure Switch

November 24, 2014 5:05 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Gems Sensors & Controls has announced its Model PS61P OEM subminiature pressure switch, offering reliable medium-to-high pressure monitoring within space constrained applications ...

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Anritsu's PC-Controlled ShockLine VNAs

November 24, 2014 4:00 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Anritsu Company has expanded its ShockLine family of vector network analyzers (VNAs) with its MS46122A series ...                                                              

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New High-Power Standard Recovery Rectifiers

November 24, 2014 2:00 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

New full series of high-power standard recovery rectifiers in a DO4 package avaialble. Offered in stud cathode and stud anode versions, the parts may be ordered with current ratings of from 6A through 25A and notably feature vacuum welding technology, low power waste and low thermal resistance. The high-reliability ... 

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New Terahertz Device Could Strengthen Air Travel Security

November 24, 2014 1:31 pm | by Northwestern University | News | Comments

We are all familiar with the hassles that accompany air travel. We shuffle through long lines, remove our shoes, and carry liquids in regulation-sized tubes. And even after all the effort, we still wonder if these procedures are making us any safer. Now a new type of security detection that uses terahertz radiation is looking to prove ... 

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Network Simulator Platform Supports WLAN Offload Smartphone Testing

November 24, 2014 1:24 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Anritsu Company introduces options for its MD8475A Network Simulator platform that support WLAN Offload smartphone testing, creating an accurate and efficient test solution for verifying mobile devices early in the device integration test process. With the options installed, the MD8475A simulates real-world carrier network implementation of industry-standard WLAN Offload functions, such as the ...

ACCES I/O Releases Rugged Mini PCI Express Isolated RS232 Serial Communication Cards

November 24, 2014 12:59 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

ACCES I/O Products has announced a new family of PCI Express Mini Cards—the mPCIe-ICM Series. These isolated serial communication cards measure 30 x 51 mm and feature a selection of 4 or 2 ports of isolated RS232 serial communications ...                 

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FJ-Series of PCB Surface Mount Test Points

November 24, 2014 12:50 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Components Corporation offers the FJ-Series of preform jumpers in a variety of package sizes. The FJ-Series is a flat wireform that eliminates the need for zero ohm resistors or other even less acceptable substitutions, offering stability, strength, and reliability when mounted. The FJ-Series is the first true series of printed ... 

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TDK's Ultra-Compact µDC-DC Converter Power Modules

November 24, 2014 12:44 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

TDK Corporation has announced a new series of ultra-compact EPCOS µDC-DC converters featuring a footprint of only 2.9 x 2.3 mm and an insertion height of 1 mm. Additional features include ...                                 

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DAS Ceiling Mount MIMO Antennas Provide High Multi-Port Performance

November 24, 2014 12:20 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pulse Electronics Corporation introduces its new distributed antenna system (DAS) in-building ceiling mount multiple-input/multiple-output (MIMO) antennas. Part of Pulse Electronics' PIMinator line of low passive intermodulation (PIM) antennas, these antennas have high port-to-port isolation and superior gain patterns for both ...

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3 Ways to Watch Streaming Video on TV

November 24, 2014 11:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Even casual viewers of online video will appreciate the ability to watch it on a big-screen TV. For about $100, you can get a great streaming TV device to do that. Or for about a third of that, you can get a pretty good one. Content selection varies, but all offer such basics as Netflix, Hulu and YouTube. After trying out 10 streaming devices ... 

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Photos of the Day: 3D-Printed Antenna Arrays for Satellite Mission

November 24, 2014 11:49 am | by RedEye 3D, NASA | News | Comments

The spacecraft bus configuration that carries the satellites is currently being assembled and tested. FORMOSAT-7/COSMIC-2 will launch six satellites into low-inclination orbits in May 2016, and another six satellites into high-inclination orbits in early 2018 ...                

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RedEye 3D & NASA JPL to Buils COSMIC-2 Satellite Antenna Array

November 24, 2014 11:48 am | by RedEye 3D, NASA | News | Comments

The mission comprises a 12 satellite constellation, each satellite with 2 antennas. Through this project, RedEye successfully entered NASA JPL’s approved supplier list ...                                 

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Obama Presents the National Medals of Science, National Medals of Technology and Innovation

November 24, 2014 11:15 am | by National Science Foundation | News | Comments

At a White House ceremony last Thursday, President Obama presented the National Medal of Science and National Medal of Technology and Innovation to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to science and engineering. The awards are the nation's highest honors for achievement and...

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Innovative Supercomputers Increase Nation's Computational Capacity and Capability

November 24, 2014 11:15 am | by National Science Foundation | News | Comments

Tens of thousands of researchers nationwide currently harness the power of massive supercomputers to solve research problems that cannot be answered in the lab. However, studies show this represents only a fraction of the potential users of such resources. As supercomputing--also known as high...

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How the FDA-approved Robotic Leg Brace Works

November 24, 2014 10:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Marine Capt. Derek Herrera, who was paralyzed by a sniper's bullet two years ago in southern Afghanistan, is walking again thanks to a set of robotic leg braces known as the ReWalk system. Herrera is the first in the United States to own the device that was recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Several competing products ... 

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