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Wi-Fi Module Offers Standalone MCU, Hardware Security

November 13, 2014 9:20 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel Corporation announced the company has launched a fully integrated FCC-certified Wi-Fi module with a standalone MCU and hardware security from a single source. The SmartConnect SAM W25 module includes Atmel's recently announced...

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Nitero’s 60GHz Wi-Fi Solution Named 2015 CES Innovation Awards Honoree

November 13, 2014 9:14 am | News | Comments

Nitero announced that its NT4600 module has been named 2015 International CES Innovation Awards Honoree in the Embedded Technology category. The first product from Nitero’s 60G ® family of 60GHz Wi-Fi solutions, the NT4600 is the industry's only...

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Attenuators Offer Performance Up to 40 GHz

November 13, 2014 9:10 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pasternack Enterprises, Inc. announces the release of their new 5 Bit, 8 Bit and 10 Bit broadband PIN diode digital step attenuators with performance up to 40 GHz depending on the configuration. These programmable, variable step attenuators are commonly used in electronic warfare, military and space communication systems, radar and test and measurement applications.

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Wireless Paperless Recorder Designed for Data Acquisition & Recording

November 13, 2014 9:07 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces the development of the SMARTDAC+® GX20W wireless paperless recorder. This new product supports the ISA100 Wireless™ industrial automation wireless communication standard and is expected to...

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PayPal Isn't Worried About Apple Pay

November 12, 2014 4:04 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, Wireless Week | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO – PayPal isn’t worried about Apple Pay taking away its long-earned reputation in and share of the e-commerce market. Speaking at the Open Mobile Summit in San Francisco, PayPal CPO Hill Ferguson said his company and Apple’s new mobile payment app have different goals in the payment space.

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Beyond Conflict Minerals for High Tech Companies

November 12, 2014 3:41 pm | Events

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Section 1502, requires organizations to disclose the use of conflict minerals in their products or in the materials used in their manufacturing processes. By rule of the SEC, compliance is about disclosure...

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M2M Router Allows OEMs to Link Remote Sites

November 12, 2014 3:36 pm | Product Releases | Comments

eWON Flexy is the first industrial modular M2M router (& data gateway) which allows OEMs and system integrators to link remote sites in an environment where communication technologies are constantly changing and to communicate universally...

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$17 Billion to Maintain Verizon Wireless Network

November 12, 2014 3:29 pm | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Verizon will likely keep its spending for 2014 in the $17 billion range, according to CFO Fran Shammo. Speaking at an investor conference today, Shammo said that consistency in spending in necessary to maintain a wireless network. Speaking at...

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Using "Smart Spaces" to Wirelessly Send Data

November 12, 2014 3:23 pm | by Eurekalert! | News | Comments

One of the problems in the high-tech field of visible light communication (VLC) - or using light to send data wirelessly - is decidedly low tech: The data transmission stops whenever the light is blocked by people's movements, shadows or other obstacles.

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In the World of Science, Women are in Last Place

November 12, 2014 3:14 pm | by Rob Farber | Blogs | Comments

After reading a post on my blog about the lack of gender diversity in science and technology, my nine-year-old son commented, “All women are capable of the unbelievable!” Recent gender diversity reports from Google, Facebook and Apple...

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New Army Priority: Lighter Communications Systems

November 12, 2014 3:03 pm | by U.S. Army | News | Comments

The Army's general in charge of all things tied to the network said one of his top priorities is to build lighter communications systems. Lt. Gen. Robert S. Ferrell, the Army's chief information officer/G-6, spoke at the monthly Association of the U.S...

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NASA’s Orion Spacecraft Arrives at Launch Pad, Hoisted onto Rocket Ahead of its First Spaceflight

November 12, 2014 2:17 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA’s new Orion spacecraft now is at its launch pad after completing its penultimate journey in the early hours Wednesday. It arrived at Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 3:07 a.m. EST, where the spacecraft then was lifted onto a United Launch Alliance Delta...

Cosmic 1st: Spacecraft Sends Lander Toward Comet

November 12, 2014 10:13 am | by FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press | News | Comments

Hundreds of millions of miles from Earth, a speeding European spacecraft released a lander toward the icy, dusty surface of a comet on Wednesday, setting off a seven-hour countdown to an audacious attempt to answer some of the biggest...

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Drone Sightings Up Dramatically

November 12, 2014 10:10 am | by JOAN LOWY Associated Press | News | Comments

The government is getting near-daily reports — and sometimes two or three a day — of drones flying near airplanes and helicopters or close to airports without permission, federal and industry officials tell The Associated Press. It's a sharp increase...

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This Country Has Enough Wind Power to Power Every Home

November 12, 2014 10:06 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor | Blogs | Comments

In a win for alternative energy (there seem to be more and more these days) the recently released numbers show that during the month of October, wind power generated 126 percent of the energy needed to power every home in Scotland. The ...

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