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30 GHz Bandwidth Socket for QFN34 Package

January 6, 2015 1:28 pm | by Ironwood Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

Ironwood Electronics has recently introduced a new high performance elastomer socket for 0.4mm pitch QFN package. The SG-MLF-7084 socket is designed for a 6mmx4.5mm package size and operates at bandwidths up to 30 GHz with less than 1dB of insertion loss (GSSG configuration). The contact resistance is typically ... 

OKW’s New Round & Oval SYNERGY Extruded Enclosures

January 6, 2015 12:26 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

OKW has added new Round and Oval models to its new range of SYNERGY electronic enclosures – its first to be manufactured from both plastic and aluminum ...  

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Brainstorm: IoT Impact on Spectrum Analyzers

January 6, 2015 12:05 pm | by WDD Staff | Articles | Comments

The “internet of things” is having a clear impact on spectrum analysis on quite a few fronts. Frequency utilization is becoming more refined and deployed services are vying for ever-diminishing spectrum. The constant proliferation of unique wireless applications is having a clear impact on end-product design considerations, and ... 

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Photos of the Day: Curved Phones, Smarter Homes, Fuel Cells at CES

January 6, 2015 11:46 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Go ahead, peek at our patents. Toyota will allow others to use several thousand of its patented or patent-pending technologies for free to speed the development of its hydrogen-powered car dubbed the Mirai, due to be sold in the ... 

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A Sustainable, Connected Future is Just a 'Click' Away

January 6, 2015 11:46 am | by Dr. Werner Struth, Chairman, Robert Bosch LLC | News | Comments

Dr. Werner Struth, Chairman, Robert Bosch LLC and Member of the Board of Management, Robert Bosch GmbH speaks at the Bosch Press Conference, International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada (USA). As I started my day – perhaps like you – I... Checked my e-mail. Received a text from my daughter ... 

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See Invisible Motion, Hear Silent Sounds

January 6, 2015 11:22 am | by Michael Rubinstein, TED Talk | Videos | Comments

Meet the “motion microscope,” a video-processing tool that plays up tiny changes in motion and color impossible to see with the naked eye. Video researcher Michael Rubinstein plays us clip after jaw-dropping clip showing ...                    

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MIT's Thermal Imaging Cars Track Energy Leaks

January 6, 2015 10:29 am | by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office | News | Comments

In 2007, Google unleashed a fleet of cars with roof-mounted cameras to provide street-level images of roads around the world. Now MIT spinout Essess is bringing similar “drive-by” innovations to energy efficiency in homes and businesses ...               

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SpaceX Launch Called Off at Last Minute

January 6, 2015 10:14 am | by MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

The unmanned Falcon rocket was supposed to blast off before sunrise. But the countdown was halted with just over a minute remaining ...                                               

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Sense by Hello: One of the Year's Most-Backed Kickstarter Projects

January 6, 2015 10:13 am | by Janine E. Mooney, Editor in Chief | @JMooneyWDD | Blogs | Comments

If you’re not familiar with Kickstarter, it's a place where creators and "backers" make projects come to life. The creators set a funding goal and deadline and if backers like the project, they can pledge money to help get the ball rolling. Kickstarter funding is an all-or-nothing type deal, meaning if the projects don't hit ... 

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First Smartwatch-Sized Wearable Development Kit

January 6, 2015 9:18 am | by WDD Staff | News | Comments

PNI Sensor Corp. introduced SENtrode, the first wearable development kit integrating sensors, PNI’s SENtral sensor hub, sensor fusion algorithms, programmable processor and wireless capabilities into a bracelet-sized form factor. SENtrode speeds design-to-delivery of smartwatches, activity and wellness monitors and ... 

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‘Iron Sun’ is Key to How Stars Transmit Energy

January 6, 2015 7:56 am | by Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

Working at temperatures matching the interior of the sun, researchers at Sandia National Laboratories’ Z machine have been able to determine experimentally, for the first time in history, iron’s role in inhibiting energy transmission from the center of the sun to near the edge of ... 

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Smart Gadgets Take Center Stage at CES

January 5, 2015 2:08 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Imagine a world in which your garage door opens automatically as you pull into the driveway. The living room lights and heater turn on — perhaps the oven starts warming up, too. In the so-called "smart home," cars, appliances and other devices all have sensors and Internet connectivity to think and act for ... 

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HotSpot Episode 95: NASA's Rover Has Amnesia

January 5, 2015 10:25 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD’s HotSpot: an unmanned helicopter, detecting extraterrestrial life, and NASA's Rover has amnesia. Northrop Grumman’s MQ-8C Fire Scout drone helicopter has made its first flight from a U.S. Navy destroyer. According to Capt. Jeff Dodge, who manages the program for Naval Air Systems ... 

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NSF Grant to Turn Smartphones Into Biodetectors

January 5, 2015 1:58 am | by University of Illinois | News | Comments

When you go to the doctor to see if you have a sore throat, she’ll usually swab inside your mouth and then send a sample to the lab for analysis. This process generally takes a few days, by which time you’ll probably know whether you’re sick or not, anyway. Imagine that, instead, the doctor just slips out her smartphone, takes a ...

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Tomorrow's Tech-Most-Wanted at Eureka Park

January 2, 2015 3:57 pm | by National Science Foundation | News | Comments

Smarter home systems, better batteries, more wearable tech, and totally outside-the-box electronics with the potential to usher in the next generation of high-tech living can be found in one place in January. That place is Eureka Park, an area dedicated to up-and-coming technology born from fundamental science and ... 

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