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Google Buys Drone Maker Titan Aerospace

April 15, 2014 9:05 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google has bought Titan Aerospace, a maker of solar-powered drones, saying it could help bring Internet access to remote parts of the world as well as solve other problems...                          

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Energy Harvesting – Powerful Options for Remote Wireless Devices

April 14, 2014 4:20 pm | by Sol Jacobs, VP and General Manager, Tadiran Batteries | Articles | Comments

Wireless sensors are becoming increasingly essential to everyday life, with new applications emerging that offer enhanced system functionality, such as periodic two-way communications and remote shut-off capabilities. Satisfying the power-hungry demands of these devices requires the careful choice of a power management system... 

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API Technologies’ New Switched Multiplexer

April 14, 2014 1:34 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

API Technologies has introduced a switched multiplexer that includes an integrated Low Noise Amplifier (LNA). Designed for radar, Electronic Warfare (EW), and Electronics Intelligence (ELINT) applications...

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Rogers Celebrates Innovation Center Grand Opening

April 14, 2014 1:24 pm | by Rogers Corporation | News | Comments

Rogers Corporation has held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate the company’s new Innovation Center in Burlington, Massachusetts. More than 125 government officials, community leaders, technology company representatives, and other guests were on hand to celebrate and tour the Center located in Northeastern University’s George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security...

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Infineon’s 700 W L-Band Transistor

April 14, 2014 1:13 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Infineon Technologies AG has introduced its 700W L-Band RF power transistor featuring the L-Band output power (700W) available for radar systems operating in the 1200 – 1400 MHz frequency range...

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Peregrine Semiconductor’s 8 GHz Digital Attenuator

April 14, 2014 1:00 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW has announced design and sales support for the PE43705, a 7-bit, 31.75dB digital step attenuator from Peregrine Semiconductor. Its internal circuitry manages unequal ON/OFF switch times providing a “glitch safe”...

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Megger’s New Handheld Instrument Aids in Solar Panel Positioning

April 14, 2014 12:48 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Megger has introduced the PVM210, a handheld irradiance meter that aids in locating the most appropriate site to place solar panels. Designed with both the solar detector and meter inside the unit, the PVM210 provides...

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RFMW Announces Aviacomm Distribution Agreement

April 14, 2014 11:42 am | by RFMW | News | Comments

RFMW and Aviacomm have announced a distribution agreement that initially covers customers in North America, Europe, and South East Asia with the possibility of future expansion. Aviacomm is a leader in wideband RF CMOS ICs. RFMW is a specialized distributor providing customers and suppliers with focused distribution of RF and microwave components as well as specialized component-engineering support...

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Windstream Hosted Solutions Accelerates Cloud Migration for Enterprise Customers

April 14, 2014 11:14 am | by Tanja Jameson, Windstream | News | Comments

Windstream Hosted Solutions has partnered with Racemi to enable businesses to quickly and automatically migrate their existing physical and virtual servers to Windstream's cloud. By leveraging Racemi's Cloud Path SaaS platform, Windstream will accelerate server migration, allowing enterprise customers to continue daily business operations during the migration...

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Radio Wrestlers Fight It Out at the DARPA Spectrum Challenge

April 14, 2014 11:11 am | by Tam Harbert, IEEE Sprectrum | News | Comments

The words engineering and sports aren’t usually used in the same sentence, and the two activities usually don’t happen in the same room. But they were, and they did, last week at the DARPA Spectrum Challenge, held at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency headquarters in Arlington, VA...

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RFMW Offers Globalstar Patch Antennas from Sangshin Elecom

April 14, 2014 11:00 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW has announced design and sales support for Sangshin Elecom’s KSA series of Globalstar patch Antennas.  The KSA-LCSP1621MS25 is designed specifically for Globalstar (1611.25 to 1618.75 MHz) applications...

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Photos of the Day: Smartphone-Readable Microparticles Prevent Counterfeiting

April 14, 2014 10:56 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

These particles can easily be manufactured and integrated into a variety of materials, and can withstand extreme temperatures, sun exposure, and heavy wear, says Doyle, the senior author of a paper describing the particles in the April 13 issue of Nature Materials. They could also be equipped with sensors that can “record” their environments — noting...

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Tiny Particles could Help Verify Counterfeit Goods

April 14, 2014 10:56 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Some 2 to 5 percent of all international trade involves counterfeit goods, according to a 2013 United Nations report. These illicit products — which include electronics, automotive, and aircraft parts, pharmaceuticals, and food — can pose safety risks and cost governments and private companies hundreds of billions of dollars annually...    

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Rotork Increases its Valve Instrumentation Product Range

April 14, 2014 10:38 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Rotork has expanded its range of instrumentation products with the acquisition of Young Tech (YTC). YTC is a Korean-based, ISO9001 certified manufacturer of positioners and accessories mainly associated with pneumatic...

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HotSpot Episode 58: Gestured-Controlled Music

April 14, 2014 10:21 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, perpetual power reserve using revolutionary WySips Crystal technology; Google Glass assists Parkinson's patients; MIDI gloves that allow gestured-controlled music composition; and a gamer controller that taps into players' emotions...                    

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