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Photos of the Day: You Won’t Believe What This Machine Can See

April 21, 2014 2:22 pm | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Two days before Christmas 1895, shortly after Wilhelm Röentgen discovered X-rays by experimenting with a cathode tube in his laboratory, he invited his wife to experience the phenomenon. Anna Bertha Ludwig put her left hand inside his apparatus and became the first human to...

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Pentek Introduces Onyx Virtex-7 Software Radio Module for Extremely Wideband Signal Applications

April 22, 2014 12:57 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pentek (Upper Saddle River, NJ) has announced the newest member of its highly popular Onyx family of high-speed data converter XMC FPGA modules: the Onyx Model 71741, a 1-channel, 3.6 GHz 12-bit A/D or 2-channel, 1.8 GHz 12-bit A/D XMC module based on the high density Xilinx Virtex-7 FPGA...

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Rohde & Schwarz Achieves LTE-A Cat6 Carrier Aggregation Full Stack Throughput Using R&S CMW500 and Qualcomm Gobi 9x35 Chipset

April 22, 2014 12:30 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

In a joint effort, Rohde & Schwarz (Germany) and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), have extensively tested the user plane throughput of the new Qualcomm® Gobi™ 9x35 chipset in compliance with 3GPP Release 10 for LTE-Advanced...

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Avago's Latest 100G MicroPOD and MiniPOD Extend Beyond 500 Meters

April 22, 2014 11:57 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Avago Technologies (San Jose, CA) (Nasdaq: AVGO), a leading supplier of analog interface components for wireless, wireline, and industrial applications, has announced its latest series of MicroPOD(TM) and MiniPOD(TM) solutions support 100GbE data transmission over a 550 meter link distance...

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Measurement Specialties Offers 86BSD Media-Isolated Digital Output Pressure Sensor

April 22, 2014 11:18 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Measurement Specialties (Hampton, VA) (NASDAQ: MEAS), an expert in sensor design and manufacturing, now offers the 86BSD, a media-isolated digital output pressure sensor. Combining a low-profile, 16 mm diaphragm diameter with a rugged 316L stainless steel housing, the new sensor is ideal for high performance, low pressure applications in hostile environments...

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FCI Announces PwrBlade+ has Completed Reliability Tests

April 22, 2014 10:17 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

FCI (Singapore), a leading supplier of connectors and interconnect systems, is proud to announce the PwrBlade+™ power connector has completed its long-term reliability tests when cross-mated with the TE Connectivity Multi-Beam XLE connector series...

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Skyworks Unveils Varactor Diodes for Automotive, Consumer, Defense, and Infrastructure Markets

April 22, 2014 9:50 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Skyworks introduces a series of surface-mount, silicon, hyperabrupt junction tuning varactor diodes for automotive, consumer, defense and infrastructure markets...

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Carnegie Mellon System Lets iPad Users Explore Data with Their Fingers

April 22, 2014 9:44 am | by Byron Spice, Carnegie Mellon University | News | Comments

Spreadsheets may have been the original killer app for personal computers, but data tables don't play to the strengths of multi-touch devices such as tablets. So researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a visualization approach that allows people to explore complex data with their fingers...          

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Progress Made in Developing Nanoscale Electronics

April 22, 2014 9:41 am | by Peter Iglinski, University of Rochester | News | Comments

Scientists are facing a number of barriers as they try to develop circuits that are microscopic in size, including how to reliably control the current that flows through a circuit that is the width of a single molecule...            

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AT&T Explores Expansion of Super-Fast Internet

April 22, 2014 9:32 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

AT&T plans a major expansion of super-fast Internet services to cover as many as 100 municipalities in 25 metropolitan areas...                              

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Gates-Funded Student Data Group to Shut Down

April 22, 2014 9:30 am | by CAROLYN THOMPSON, Associated Press | News | Comments

The student data processing organization inBloom will shut down in the coming months, its chief executive officer said Monday following criticism that led to the recent loss of the startup's last active client — New York state...                

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BroadWave Technologies’ New Power Dividers

April 21, 2014 9:06 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

BroadWave Technologies’ models 152-045-002 and 152-045-004 are 2- and 4-way power dividers with an operating frequency range from 500 to 4,500 MHz...

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Ametherm NTC Chip Thermistors for High-Accuracy Temperature Measurement

April 21, 2014 8:14 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Ametherm has introduced new NTC chip thermistors for high-accuracy temperature measurement. Recently acquired from Measurement Specialties, the devices are available in a wide range of resistance values...         

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Explosion-Proof CMA Actuators Deliver ‘Performance Plus’ Process Valve Control

April 21, 2014 7:34 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Available in quarter-turn, rotary, and linear versions, robust Rotork CMA actuators perform numerous process control valve, metering pump, and damper applications...                 

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Teseq Broadband Amplifier Offers Low Distortion, Reliability

April 21, 2014 7:16 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Teseq has expanded its broadband amplifier line to include a Class A linear and low distortion model that operates from 10 kHz to 400 MHz with a rated power level of 260 W...                     

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Photo of the Day: NASA's MMS Observatories Stacked for Testing

April 21, 2014 2:32 pm | by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center | News | Comments

Engineers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., accomplished another first. Using a large overhead crane, they mated two Magnetospheric Multiscale, or MMS, observatories -- also called mini-stacks -- at a time, to construct a full four-stack of observatories...                   

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