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Driverless and Talking Cars: New Technology Transforms the Way We Travel

April 14, 2014 10:48 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This year at IMS 2014, Wireless Design and Development will be hosting a live, panel discussion on Driverless and Talking Cars: New Technology Transforms the Way We Travel...                                   

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TE Connectivity Features Rugged, High-Voltage Solutions for Military Marine Applications

April 16, 2014 3:01 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

TE Connectivity has introduced its latest technologies designed to increase reliability and help provide overall system performance. The new military marine applications include...

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Pickering Interfaces Expands Range of PXI Microwave Switch Modules

April 16, 2014 2:46 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pickering Interfaces has expanded its range PXI Microwave Switching Modules. All of these new and improved microwave switch modules will include visual indicators of the relay setting thru the use of blue LEDs...

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ZV Series Varistors Now Available with Nickel Barrier Terminations

April 16, 2014 2:21 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Stackpole Electronics has introduced the ZV Series of SMD multilayer varistors, now available with nickel barrier terminations. Nickel barrier terminations are compatible with most manufacturing processes and are easier to...

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A Comprehensive Guide of CTS’ Heat Sinks

April 16, 2014 1:29 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

CTS and Avnet Electronics Marketing have announced the release of a comprehensive thermal solutions guide for Xilinx All Programmable FPGAs, 3D ICs, and SoCs. The guide is a tool that enables...

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MEN Micro’s Modular Industrial PC Provides Cost-effective Customization

April 16, 2014 1:06 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

MEN Micro has introduced a new family of cost-effective modular, industrial PCs with short time-to-market. The MH70I is configurable with a wide selection of standard hardware, software and accessories and combines...

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HARTING Launches Ha-VIS mCon Ethernet Switches with Integrated PROFINET I/O Stack

April 16, 2014 12:45 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

HARTING has introduced its newest, fully managed Ethernet switches, the Ha-VIS mCon 3000 Next Generation, which have been optimized for fast deployment in the harshest industrial environments to support today’s...

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Remote Troops Closer to Having High-speed Wireless Networks Mounted on UAVs

April 16, 2014 11:10 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

Missions in remote, forward operating locations often suffer from a lack of connectivity to tactical operation centers and access to valuable intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) data. The assets needed for long-range, high-bandwidth communications capabilities are often unavailable to lower echelons due to theater-wide mission priorities. DARPA’s Mobile Hotspots program...

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Inspired by a Music Box, Stanford Bioengineer Creates $5 Chemistry Set

April 16, 2014 10:58 am | by Amy Adams, Stanford News Service | News | Comments

When Manu Prakash was young he had a thing about flames. He's not encouraging all kids to follow his fiery lead – he did burn one hand pretty badly – but he thinks kids should explore more when it comes to learning about science. That's the idea behind his programmable, toy-like device that won a competition...

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Sensitive Detection Method May Help Impede Illicit Nuclear Trafficking

April 16, 2014 10:29 am | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

According to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the greatest danger to nuclear security comes from terrorists acquiring sufficient quantities of plutonium or highly enriched uranium (HEU) to construct a crude nuclear explosive device. The IAEA also notes that most cases of illicit nuclear trafficking have involved gram-level quantities...

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Scientists Achieve First Direct Observations of Excitons in Motion

April 16, 2014 10:14 am | by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office | News | Comments

A quasiparticle called an exciton — responsible for the transfer of energy within devices such as solar cells, LEDs, and semiconductor circuits — has been understood theoretically for decades. But exciton movement within materials has never been directly observed...

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Wireless Industry Makes Anti-theft Commitment

April 16, 2014 10:02 am | by Terry Collins, Associated Press | News | Comments

A trade group for wireless providers says that that nation's biggest mobile device manufacturers and carriers will soon put anti-theft tools on the gadgets to try to deter rampant smartphone theft.CTIA-The Wireless Association has announced that under a "Smartphone Anti-Theft Voluntary Commitment," the companies including Apple...

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Phoenix Makes Strides in Satellite Architecture

April 16, 2014 9:33 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

The process of designing, developing, building and deploying satellites is long and expensive. Satellites today cannot follow the terrestrial paradigm of “assemble, repair, upgrade, reuse,” and must be designed to operate without any upgrades or repairs for ...

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Photos of the Day: DARPA Looks to Build Satellites with Robots

April 16, 2014 9:32 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

Phoenix seeks to enable robotics servicing and asset life extension in geosynchronous Earth orbit (GEO), while developing new satellite architectures to reduce the cost of space-based systems. Specifically, Phoenix’s goal is to ...   

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From Air Traffic Controller to Grad Research in Fiber Optics

April 15, 2014 5:42 pm | by University of Illinois | News | Comments

When ECE graduate student Janice Blane was still a prospective student, considering advisers and research programs, she did what anyone would do: she contacted faculty members who were doing innovative research, asking about opportunities in their labs. That seems normal, only ...

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March/April 2014 – NASA’s CubeSat Gives Fresh Perspective

April 15, 2014 4:36 pm | by WDD Staff | Digital Editions | Comments

The March/April issue of Wireless Design and Development (WDD) features an assortment of topics, including an article by B&B Electronics on simplifying M2M data networking, a Brainstorm that features WDD’s new editorial advisory board, and an article on powerful options for remote wireless devices by Tadiran Batteries...

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