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USC Viterbi Researchers Developing Cheap, Better-Performing Lithium-ion Batteries

April 1, 2014 10:40 am | by University of Southern California | News | Comments

USC Viterbi School of Engineering professor Chongwu Zhou and his research team have developed a silicon anode and a sulfur-based cathode with low fabrication cost and high electrode performance for rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. Researchers at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering have improved the performance and capacity of lithium batteries by developing better-performing, cheaper materials for use in anodes and cathodes...

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Nanosheets and Nanowires

April 1, 2014 10:22 am | by International Union of Crystallography | News | Comments

The International Union of Crystallography has announced that researchers  in China have found a convenient way to selectively prepare germanium sulfide nanostructures, including nanosheets and nanowires, that are more active than their bulk counterparts and could open the way to lower cost and safer optoelectronics, solar energy conversion, and faster computer circuitry...

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Live Panel Discussion at IMS2014

April 1, 2014 9:48 am | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor | Blogs | Comments

On Tuesday, June 3rd, I will be hosting a live panel discussion at the 2014 International Microwave Symposium (IMS) in Tampa Bay, FL. Driverless and Talking Cars: New Technology Transforms the Way We Travel will focus on the wireless technologies and...                          

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BlackBerry Wins Ruling Against iPhone Keyboard

April 1, 2014 9:38 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Troubled smartphone maker BlackBerry has won an early round in its legal battle against an iPhone keyboard made by a start-up co-founded by "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest...                               

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Photos of the Day: High-Tech Wireless Syrup Monitoring

April 1, 2014 9:31 am | by HOLLY RAMER, Associated Press LISA RATHKE, Associated Press | News | Comments

Meadowbrook Maple Syrup in January installed a monitoring system designed to help mid-to-large scale syrup producers keep an electronic eye their sap vacuum lines, the Tap Track system consists of solar battery-powered radio units strapped to trees, with each unit monitoring the pressure on a half-dozen lines...                   

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Syrup-Makers Go High-Tech with Wireless Monitoring

April 1, 2014 9:31 am | by HOLLY RAMER, Associated Press LISA RATHKE, Associated Press | News | Comments

Maple syrup production has come a long way from metal buckets hung on trees, but even high-tech operations have had to rely on old-fashioned foot patrols to fix a common problem — leaks...                     

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Supreme Court Could Limit Software Patents

April 1, 2014 9:29 am | by SAM HANANEL, Associated Press | News | Comments

Is it too easy for high-tech companies to patent inventions that are not really new, but simply take an old idea and blend it with computer wizardry? The Supreme Court wrestled with that question Monday as justices considered making it tougher for the government to issue patents for computer software...                    

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Choosing Jury in Apple-Samsung Case May Be Hard

April 1, 2014 9:21 am | by MARTHA MENDOZA, AP National Writer | News | Comments

Jury selection promised to be a challenge for the world's leading smartphone makers as they continued their patent fight in federal court on Tuesday...                           

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Elma’s New 3U VPX Module

March 31, 2014 2:08 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Elma Electronic has introduced a high speed controller and storage module that supports up to eight SATA III ports and over 2 terabytes (TB) of onboard capacity in a single 3U VPX slot...

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International Rectifier’s New 20 to 30 V StrongIRFET Family

March 31, 2014 1:55 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier has announced the expansion of the StrongIRFET family to include 20-30V devices for applications such as high performance computing and communications...

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Teseq’s100 A, 3-Phase Burst Pulse CDN for EFT Testing

March 31, 2014 1:38 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Teseq has introduced a 100 A, 3-Phase burst pulse coupling/decoupling network designed for electrical fast transient or burst testing. The new manual CDN 3083-B100...

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LECTOR650 High-speed Image-based Code Reader

March 31, 2014 1:16 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

SICK has announced the launch of the high-resolution LECTOR 650 image-based code reader for high performance 1D and 2D code reading. A large field of view...

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5 Questions to Ask an LTE Chip Maker

March 31, 2014 12:40 pm | by Eran Eshed, Co-Founder and VP Marketing and Business Development at Altair Semiconductor | Blogs | Comments

One of the components of your future device is a cellular chip. There are many chip providers from which to choose, all eager to help bring your product to market. The decision to partner with a chipset vendor is not an easy one, and requires a significant amount of research, time, and resources...

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IAR Systems Updates Development Tools for Freescale HCS12 with Several User-friendly Features

March 31, 2014 12:04 pm | by IAR Systems | News | Comments

IAR Systems has released an updated version of its complete and world-leading development toolchain IAR Embedded Workbench for HCS12. Plenty of new functionality is added to further improve ease of use and make the workflow more efficient for developers working with the 16-bit HCS12 microcontrollers from Freescale...

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connectBlue Presents a Bluetooth Dual-Mode System-on-Module

March 31, 2014 11:54 am | by connectBlue | News | Comments

With the Bluetooth Dual-mode System-on-Module OBP421, it is possible to get full control of all system resources in one compact solution. Since the OBP421 is Bluetooth Smart Ready, it will become possible to create, compile and link real C code embedded applications with the ability to access any connected Bluetooth Smart sensor using the Generic Attribute Profile (GATT)...

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