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GaN, 5G & IoT Big at IMS2014

July 9, 2014 11:32 am | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor | Blogs | Comments

Now that the dust has finally settled, I am able to gather my thoughts on this year’s International Microwave Symposium (IMS2014). I was impressed with everything that I saw...                            

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IEEE ComSoc 5 Day Intensive Wireless Communications Course

July 9, 2014 11:15 am | by IEE ComSoc | News | Comments

The IEEE Communications Society has announced a two for one package that combines the organization’s 5 Day Intensive Wireless Training Course with the 2014 Fall IEEE Wireless Communication Engineering Technologies Certification Exam. The offer provides seating at the IEEE WCET exam...

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Dropter Project Demonstrates Precision-Landing Capabilities

July 9, 2014 10:56 am | by ESA | News | Comments

The dramatic conclusion to ESA’s latest StarTiger project: a ‘dropship’ quadcopter steers itself to lower a rover gently onto a safe patch of the rocky martian surface. StarTiger’s Dropter project was tasked with developing and demonstrating ...

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Photos of the Day: 'Dropship' Quadcopter to Lower Rover onto Mars

July 9, 2014 10:54 am | by ESA | News | Comments

The 'dropship' quadcopter and mockup rover are used for testing the ESA's latest StarTiger project, Dropter. The dropship has to steer itself to lower a rover gently onto a safe patch of the rocky martian surface ...   

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AIMB-503 MicroATX with Rich I/O for ATMs and KIOSKs

July 8, 2014 11:49 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Advantech introduced AIMB-503, a new industrial-grade MicroATX motherboard with 4th generation Intel Core i processor, providing better graphic and computing performance...

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Energy Storage Systems Perform Under Extreme Conditions

July 8, 2014 11:29 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Schaefer announced the New SCS family of air or liquid cooled energy storage solutions for mission critical or remote location requirements that need to perform under extreme environmental conditions in alternative energy, military and rail...

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Maxim Integrated’s Lithium-Ion Battery Monitor

July 8, 2014 2:08 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products announced that its lithium-ion (Li+) battery monitor is being used by Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. for the Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid, a sport utility vehicle for the North America market...

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WAGO 2061 Series SMD PCB Terminal Block with Pushbuttons

July 8, 2014 1:39 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

WAGO has introduced the new 2061 Series SMD PCB Terminal Blocks with Pushbuttons, ideal for PCB-based LED lighting and industrial electronics. The perfect connection for incoming power to an LED driver, or for higher power LED modules...

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KAIST Develops TransWall, a Transparent Touchable Display Wall

July 8, 2014 12:32 pm | by The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) | News | Comments

At a busy shopping mall, shoppers walk by store windows to find attractive items to purchase. Through the windows, shoppers can see the products displayed, but may have a hard time imagining doing something beyond just looking, such as touching the displayed items...

Collisions with Robots – without Risk of Injury

July 8, 2014 12:25 pm | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

Teamwork between humans and robots will be the motto of the future. But robots may not injure humans at all. When does contact cause an injury, though? Researchers are exploring this for the first time in a study. Everybody has experienced this: You aren’t careful for just one moment and suddenly...

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Silicon Sponge Improves Lithium-Ion Battery Performance

July 8, 2014 12:19 pm | by DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | News | Comments

The lithium-ion batteries that power our laptops and electric vehicles could store more energy and run longer on a single charge with the help of a sponge-like silicon material. Researchers developed the porous material to replace the graphite traditionally used in one of the battery's electrodes...

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Photos of the Day: Seeing Eye Ring Aids the Blind

July 8, 2014 8:54 am | by Rodrique Ngowi, Associated Press | News | Comments

The so-called FingerReader, a prototype produced by a 3-D printer, fits like a ring on the user's finger, equipped with a small camera that scans text. A synthesized voice reads words aloud, quickly translating books, restaurant menus and other needed materials for daily living...

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MIT Finger Device Reads to the Blind in Real Time

July 8, 2014 8:45 am | by Rodrique Ngowi, Associated Press | News | Comments

Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing an audio reading device to be worn on the index finger of people whose vision is impaired, giving them affordable and immediate access to printed words. The so-called FingerReader...

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Broadband Amplifier Line from Teseq Offers Low Distortion, Reliability

July 7, 2014 10:17 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Teseq has expanded its broadband amplifier line to include a Class A linear and low distortion model. Used in commercial or in-house EMC test laboratories, the CBA 400M-260 is ideal for automotive, military and aerospace BCI...

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Accurately Measure Angular Velocity with Measurement Specialties’ New Rate Sensor

July 7, 2014 9:40 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Measurement Specialties now offers the Model 620 angular rate sensor that accurately measures angular velocity in test and measurement applications...          

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