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Meaghan's Minute: Smaller Package, Bigger Punch

October 30, 2014 | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

On today's episode of Memory Protection Devices, brought to by Meaghan's Minute, researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have created a power inverter that could make electric vehicles lighter ...                             

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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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On the Run: Continuous ECG Surveillance of Marathon Athletes

October 30, 2014 10:36 am | by European Society of Cardiology | News | Comments

The condition of an athlete's heart has for the first time been accurately monitored throughout the duration of a marathon race. The real-time monitoring was achieved by continuous electrocardiogram surveillance and ...    

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Prototype EV Powered by Radio Frequency Transmission Demonstrated

October 29, 2014 4:07 pm | by Stu Robarts, Gizmag | News | Comments

Two issues preventing the widespread uptake of electric vehicles are recharging time and lack of range. Now, scientists have shown one potential means of negating these issues. Their demonstration of electric power transfer via the car-wheel is claimed as the world's first ... 

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Surgical Device Improves Targeting of Radiation Therapy When Treating Breast Cancer

October 29, 2014 3:43 pm | by Focal Therapeutics, Inc. | News | Comments

A new surgical device enables breast cancer patients to be treated with dramatically improved targeting (precision) of radiation when being treated for breast cancer. Findings were presented at the 18th SIS World Congress on Breast Healthcare. The congress was ...

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Southwest Microwave Launches High Frequency Connector Line

October 29, 2014 3:25 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The 1.0 mm (W) connectors are rugged and durable, featuring a 360° raised grounding ring and operational temperature rating of -55°C to 165°C. 1.0 mm connectors provide mode-free operation through 110 GHz, offering well-matched impedance, excellent repeatability, and the industry’s lowest ... 

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Sixth Generation of High-performance, Field-proven TV Tuner ICs

October 29, 2014 3:14 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Leveraging Silicon Labs’ industry-leading architecture honed over five generations, the Si2151/41 TV tuners enable developers to enhance their TV and set-top box (STB) designs with unsurpassed linearity and sensitivity, the world’s smallest footprint, the lowest bill of materials (BOM) cost and ... 

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Low-cost Dev Kit Platform Supports Bluetooth Smart, ANT, and 2.4GHz Designs

October 29, 2014 2:42 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The low-cost nRF51 DK development kit comes in Arduino Uno shield-compatible single-board form factor - supporting a broad range of third-party Arduino shield expansion boards - and provides maximum flexibility for product development with all key ULP wireless ...

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Base Station Antennas Designed for 698-2360 MHz Spectrum

October 29, 2014 2:19 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Radio Frequency Systems (RFS) announced the availability of new RF X-TREME™ FWW series base station antennas designed for high frequency spectrum bands up to 2360 MHz. These high-performance antennas support multiple bands ... 

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Photos of the Day: MIT Wristband Could Make AC Obsolete

October 29, 2014 11:49 am | News | Comments

A team of students at MIT is busy working on a prototype device that could eliminate much of that demand, and they’re doing it by asking one compelling question: Why not just heat and cool our bodies instead? The Wristify prototype is a personal climate-controlling wearable ... 

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