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Facebook Creates 'Safety Check' Tool for Disasters

October 17, 2014 8:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Facebook Inc. is launching a tool that lets users notify friends and family that they are safe during or after natural disasters. The tool, called "Safety Check," will be available worldwide to the social network's 1.32 billion users on computers and mobile devices...

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AITEX is Developing Intelligent Autonomous Clothing with Farsens Chips

October 16, 2014 4:15 pm | News | Comments

AITEX is developing technical textiles to act as antennas that harvest energy from RF fields. This energy is used by Farsens RFID chip to drive embedded sensors such as those monitoring temperature or heartbeat.

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MACOM’s 4–23 GHz Low Noise Active Mixer

October 16, 2014 4:09 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

M/A-COM Technology Solutions (MACOM) has announced its MAMX-011023 low noise active mixer. The 4–23 GHz MAMX-011023 discrete mixer gives system designers unrivaled flexibility to target a wide range of applications with a single mixer component...                        

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Pasternack Debuts New Line of High Power Linear RF Amplifiers

October 16, 2014 4:00 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pasternack Enterprises has announced eight new high power linear amplifiers that provide accurate signal amplification across a multitude of commercial and defense applications such as communications, radar and sensors, test instrumentation, telecom infrastructure, fixed microwave backhaul, commercial two-way radio, and many others...              

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Microsemi Ships Over 1 Billion Voice Line Circuits

October 16, 2014 3:57 pm | News | Comments

Microsemi Corporation announced it has reached a major milestone by shipping over 1 billion voice line circuits. This achievement comes after more than three decades of worldwide industry leadership in providing reliable and cost competitive voice solutions.

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Intel & IBM's FinFET Strategies on Competing Substrates

October 16, 2014 3:28 pm | by IBM; Intel | News | Comments

The development of increasingly sophisticated and energy-efficient CMOS technology for mobile, client and cloud computing depends on a continuing stream of advances in the process technologies with which the complex integrated circuits are built...                        

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Engineering Newswire 112: Boeing UAV Completes Secret Space Mission

October 16, 2014 3:17 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re inverting EV inverters, attempting to destroy an industrial keyboard, and carrying a classified payload to space in a Boeing UAV...                                

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RF Power Sensor Handles All Digital Waveforms

October 16, 2014 3:17 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Bird Technologies introduced the Model 7022 Statistical RF Power Sensor, the only thruline RF power measurement device that provides the statistical analysis capability required to accurately characterize the RF power characteristics of any digitally-modulated signal employed in wireless communications systems.

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New RF/Microwave Engineering Online Design Tool Available

October 16, 2014 2:58 pm | Product Releases | Comments

API Technologies Corp. announced the launch of a new product configuration tool that helps engineers modify standard API Technologies’ RF/Microwave products to meet their unique design parameters. The web accessible and mobile-friendly tool is available at http://micro.apitech.com/configure.

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Wearable Sensor Market to Expand Sevenfold in Five Years

October 16, 2014 2:57 pm | by IHS Technology | News | Comments

Driven by rising demand for fitness and health monitoring features as well as by improved user interfaces, shipments of sensors used in wearable electronic devices will rise by a factor of seven from 2013 through 2019, according to IHS Technology...        

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Meaghan's Minute: Microwave/RF Cable Assemblies

October 16, 2014 2:33 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

A new white paper from W. L. Gore & Associates evaluates the durability and performance over time of several 18-GHz microwave/RF cable assemblies described as having a ruggedized construction with similar specifications...                    

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Compact Multi-Range Power Supply Series Expanded

October 16, 2014 11:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

B&K Precision announced its latest multi-range DC power supply, the model 9111, expanding its 9110 multi-range supply offering. With constant voltage (CV) and constant current (CC) modes, the 9111 automatically recalculates voltage and current limits for each setting to deliver any combination of its 60 V/8 A output range within 180 W.

World's First High Output GaN-on-Silicon LED PAR38 Lamp

October 16, 2014 10:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Lattice Power's new PAR38 LED lamp has been recognized by the Illuminating Engineering Society Progress Committee as providing an important advancement in lighting. The proprietary GaN-on-Silicon LED PAR38 LED lamp delivers outstanding efficacy, superior brightness, and excellent color rendering.

Photos of the Day: X-37B, the Air Force's Secret Space Plane

October 16, 2014 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

In this photo, provided by the Vandenberg Air Force Base, technicians examine the X-37B unmanned spaceplane shortly after landing at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California on Dec. 3, 2010. The military's small, top-secret version of the space shuttle is expected to land again at a Southern California Air Force base. The X-37B's mission is classified, only fueling speculation about why it was orbiting Earth for nearly two years.

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Air Force's Secret Space Plane

October 16, 2014 10:18 am | by Justin Pritchard, Associated Press | News | Comments

The purpose of the military's secret space plane, the X-37B, is classified, only fueling speculation about why it has been circling Earth for nearly two years on this, the program's third mission. The plane is expected to land as soon as Wednesday at Vandenberg Air Force Base, about 130 miles northwest of Los Angeles.

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