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Transistor Laser Research Aims to Push Modulation Speeds into THz Range

April 10, 2015 4:14 pm | by University of Illinois | News | Comments

ECE Professor Milton Feng recently received a $657,000 grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) to enhance the modulation speed performance of the transistor laser, a novel 3-terminal device that he and ECE colleague Nick Holonyak Jr. invented in 2004. The transistor laser offers the potential ... 

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Teaching Tykes to Program Robots

April 10, 2015 4:14 pm | by National Science Foundation | News | Comments

Playgrounds are popular spaces for young children to play and learn. They promote exploration of the physical environment and motor and social skill development, allowing young children to be autonomous while developing core competencies. Playpens, by contrast, corral children into safe, confined ... 

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Signaling Tester with Rapid Test Designer (RTD)

April 10, 2015 3:56 pm | by Anritsu Company | Product Releases | Comments

Anritsu announces it successfully completed testing of GCT Semiconductor’s 4G LTE-Advanced chip, GDM7243Q, using Anritsu’s MD8430A signaling tester with Rapid Test Designer (RTD). GCT Semiconductor, a leading designer and supplier of advanced 4G mobile semiconductor solutions, offers an advanced FDD-TDD LTE Category 5/6/7 single chip, with the ... 

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Aluminium-Ion Battery Can Charge a Smartphone In One Minute

April 10, 2015 2:46 pm | by Janine E. Mooney, Editor in Chief | @JMooneyWDD | Blogs | Comments

Scientists say they have invented a cheap, long-lasting and flexible battery that is made of aluminum. The ultrafast rechargeable aluminium-ion battery was designed to be used in smartphones and researchers claim that it can be charged ... 

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In the HotSeat: Mike Fahrion, B+B SmartWorx

April 10, 2015 11:20 am | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor, @MTZiembaWDD | Articles | Comments

Wireless Design and Development (WDD) sat down with Mike Fahrion, vice president of IoT Technologies for B+B SmartWorx to discuss the news strategies and roadmaps the company has put in place to be a leading force in the industrial IoT (IIoT) space ...

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Photos of the Day: Graphene Looking Promising for Future Spintronic Devices

April 10, 2015 10:43 am | by Johanna Wilde, Chalmers University of Technology | News | Comments

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have discovered that large area graphene is able to preserve electron spin over an extended period, and communicate it over greater distances than had previously been known ...

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Research Could Usher in Next Generation of Batteries, Fuel Cells

April 10, 2015 10:32 am | by Jeff Stensland, University of South Carolina | News | Comments

Scientists from South Carolina's leading public universities--the University of South Carolina and Clemson University--have made a discovery that could dramatically improve the efficiency of batteries and fuel cells ...

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Driverless Vehicle Makes a Cross-Country Trek

April 10, 2015 9:55 am | by Jon Dipierro, Kasey Panetta, Jason Lomberg, & Janine E. Mooney | Videos | Comments

There has been a lot of enthusiasm and quite a bit of criticism when it comes to self-driving cars. They’ve proven themselves capable on shorter trips,  but Delphi has undertaken a whole other challenge. An across-the-country road trip....

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SpectralNet Eliminates Physical Distance Limitations in RF Signal Distribution

April 10, 2015 12:02 am | by RT Logic | Product Releases | Comments

RT Logic’s SpectralNet eliminates the physical distance limitations in RF signal distribution, enabling the optimization of ground infrastructure to improve flexibility, reliability and reduce costs. SpectralNet is the first product to digitize and transport RF spectrum over IP networks in a way that preserves both frequency and timing ... 

Ultra Low Profile Chip Antenna

April 10, 2015 12:01 am | by RFMW, Ltd. | RFMW, Ltd. | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for the AT2450A2008AT ultra low profile chip antenna from Frontier Electronics. The AT2450A2008AT serves 2.4GHz applications with bandwidths as wide as 150MHz. Capable of handling 3 watts of continuous power and up to 5 watts for short durations, the Frontier AT2450A2008AT provides ... 

5V Gain Block Offers 2-30GHz Performance

April 9, 2015 5:59 pm | by RFMW, Ltd. | RFMW, Ltd. | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for the TGA3504-SM, 2 to 30GHz Gain Block from TriQuint (Qorvo). The TGA3504-SM offers 8dBm of output P1dB with a corresponding small signal gain of up to 11.5dB. Output third order intercept is >17dBm. Wideband performance of the TGA3504-SM supports multiple applications such as Electronic ... 

Ultra-Low Capacitance Transient Voltage Suppressor Arrays

April 9, 2015 2:54 pm | by ProTek Devices | Product Releases | Comments

ProTek Devices’ Latest TVS Array Series Offers Smartphone, Ethernet, USB Circuit Protection TEMPE, Ariz. – March 30, 2015 – ProTek Devices™ today introduced a new series of ultra-low capacitance transient voltage suppressor arrays (TVS arrays) for overvoltage circuit protection in applications that include smartphones, Ethernet, USB and more. The series consists ... 

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How to Land on a Comet

April 9, 2015 2:16 pm | by Fred Jansen, TED Talk | Videos | Comments

As manager of the Rosetta mission, Fred Jansen was responsible for the successful 2014 landing of a probe on the comet known as 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. In this fascinating and funny talk, Jansen reveals some of the intricate calculations that went into landing the Philae probe ...

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Software Systems that Last 100 Years

April 9, 2015 12:49 pm | by DARPA | News | Comments

DARPA has announced it will launch an ambitious four-year research project to investigate the fundamental computational and algorithmic requirements necessary for software systems and data to remain robust and functional in excess of 100 years ...

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What Brain-Controlled Prosthetics Can Tell Us about the Brain

April 9, 2015 12:37 pm | by Britt Faulstick, Drexel University | News | Comments

The ceremonial opening kick of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Sao Paolo, Brazil, which was performed--with the help of a brain-controlled exoskeleton--by a local teen who had been paralyzed from the waste down due to a spinal cord injury, was a seminal moment for the area of neuroscience that strives to connect the brain with functional prosthetics ...

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