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Energy Harvesting Wireless Technology Applications

December 8, 2014 12:08 pm | by Jim O'Callaghan, President of EnOcean Inc. | Articles | Comments

The trend towards ultra-low power wireless communication is ongoing. It allows data communication wherever power-hungry standards like WiFi or GSM are not suitable. This is particularly interesting for high-density sensor networks that deliver information from hundreds or thousands of measuring points, enabling intelligent ... 

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Digital TV Demodulator Supports DVB-S2X Specification

December 8, 2014 11:55 am | by Silicon Labs | Product Releases | Comments

Silicon Labs (Austin, TX) introduced its next-generation digital TV demodulator family offering expanded support for the latest satellite, terrestrial and cable standards. The new Si218x family includes the world's first demodulators supporting the recently launched DVB-S2X specification, which adds new features and ...

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Pattern-Recognition Systems Convey What They Learn to Humans

December 8, 2014 11:27 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News | News | Comments

Computers are good at identifying patterns in huge data sets. Humans, by contrast, are good at inferring patterns from just a few examples. In a paper appearing at the Neural Information Processing Society’s conference next week, MIT researchers present a new system that bridges these two ways of processing information ... 

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Carrying Current with No Energy Loss

December 8, 2014 11:14 am | by Karen McNulty Walsh, DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

A team of scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, Columbia Engineering, Columbia Physics and Kyoto University has discovered an unusual form of electronic order in a new family of unconventional superconductors ...                 

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The Achilles' Heel of GaN-Based LEDs

December 8, 2014 11:14 am | by Michiteru Kitazaki, Toyohashi University of Technology | News | Comments

Gallium nitride (GaN) based devices are attractive for harsh environment electronics because of their high chemical and the mechanical stability of GaN itself that has a higher atomic displacement energy than other semiconductor materials ...                           

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Photos of the Day: What Happens When An Editor Gets a GoldieBlox

December 8, 2014 11:10 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor | Blogs | Comments

Generally speaking, my job is really fun. I get to meet all types of people, write about really cool technology, and work on a lot of projects that are very important to me. One of those projects is ECN (and her sister publications) push for STEM education. In particular, many of the ...

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Fuel to the Fire? Fuel Exports Soar Under Obama

December 8, 2014 11:08 am | by Dina Cappiello, Associated Press | News | Comments

As the Obama administration makes headway at home in the fight against global warming, it has helped stoke record exports of fossil fuels that are contributing to rising levels of pollution elsewhere. U.S. exports of diesel and gasoline have doubled since President Barack Obama took office, and the carbon embedded in them has meet ... 

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Corrupt Apple Executive Sentenced to 1 Year in Prison

December 8, 2014 10:48 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A former Apple executive who sold some of the iPhone maker's secrets to suppliers will serve a year in prison and repay $4.5 million for his crimes. Paul S. Devine was sentenced in San Jose federal court earlier this week, more than three years after he pleaded guilty to wire fraud, conspiracy and money laundering. The U.S. Attorney's office ... 

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2500 MHz VCO with Control Voltage Range of 0.0V~3.3 V

December 8, 2014 10:42 am | by Crystek Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek's (Fort Myers, FL) CVCO33CC-2500-2500 VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) operates at 2500 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.0V~3.3 V. This VCO features a typical phase noise of -110 dBc/Hz @ 10 KHz offset and has excellent linearity. Output power is +5 dBm min. Engineered and manufactured in the USA, the model ... 

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7 Largest U.S. Districts to Teach Computer Science

December 8, 2014 10:42 am | by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

The seven largest school districts in the U.S. are joining more than 50 others to start offering introductory computer science to all their students, the White House said ...                                             

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Silicon Labs’ PCI Express Buffers

December 8, 2014 10:32 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Silicon Labs has introduced a new family of PCI Express (PCIe) Gen1/2/3 fanout buffers designed for data center applications including servers, storage, and switches ...                                     

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Push-Pull Circular Connectors from ODU-USA

December 8, 2014 10:32 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

ODU-USA has announced push-pull circular connectors. Thanks to robust construction and proven ODU contact technology, thousands of mating cycles are possible using the push-pull circular connectors ...                  

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Lithography Technique Uses Nanoscale Spheres to Create 3D Structures

December 8, 2014 10:29 am | by North Carolina State University | News | Comments

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new lithography technique that uses nanoscale spheres to create three-dimensional (3-D) structures with biomedical, electronic and photonic applications. The new technique is significantly less expensive than conventional methods and does not rely on ... 

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HotSpot Episode 92: Flying Inventory Robots Keep Track of Products

December 8, 2014 9:55 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, the BMW Group tests the Google Glass in quality assurance department; an atomic memory with outstanding parameters; American Certification Body announces agreement with ART-FI and EMTREK; and inventory robots that track product ...                               

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AWS-3 Spectrum Auction

December 5, 2014 11:32 pm | by Scott Belcher, TIA | Videos | Comments

Belcher comments, “Today we celebrate the remarkable success of the FCC’s current spectrum auction...we now call upon the FCC to conduct a voluntary incentive auction for broadcast spectrum in 2016. To be successful ...

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