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Replacing Silicon Electronics with Nanomaterials

September 12, 2014 4:38 pm | by Ken Kingery, Duke University | News | Comments

As silicon electronics approach their physical limits for density and speed, researchers are seeking materials to revolutionize the industry and continue the vast improvements in performance seen throughout the past four decades ...  

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Making Drones More Customizable

September 12, 2014 4:36 pm | by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office | News | Comments

A first-ever standard "operating system" for drones, developed by a startup with MIT roots, could soon help manufacturers easily design and customize unmanned aerial vehicles for multiple applications ...     

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High-Temperature Bluetooth Smart Wireless Microcontroller

September 12, 2014 4:27 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments announced the SimpleLink Bluetooth low energy CC2540T, a highly-reliable, low power wireless microcontroller that offers an extended temperature range of -40C to 125C and USB connectivity for industrial applications...

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SICK’s Compact AHS/AHM36 Absolute Encoders

September 12, 2014 4:17 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

SICK announced the launch of the AHS/AHM36 absolute encoders. In addition to a small 36 mm diameter, these singleturn and multiturn encoders have a 270-degree rotating M12 connector or cable outlet that enables flexible, time-saving installation in limited spaces...

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MAGIC-PCB Embedded RFID for PCB’s

September 12, 2014 4:04 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Beta LAYOUT allows you to tag mass-produced PCBs with their embedded RFID – named the Magic PCB process. Beta LAYOUT will have information about the Magic Application Machine and PCB samples at this year's PCB West...

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ASD Presents Hybrid Battery at Intersolar North America

September 12, 2014 3:43 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

German company Automatic Storage Device is to present its new hybrid battery, combining the strengths of stand-alone and grid-tie storage systems, at Intersolar North America...

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Grid Resistors Offer High Power Ratings

September 12, 2014 3:09 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology introduced a new series of high-power, high-current grid resistors. Offering designers a convenient drop-in replacement for competing solutions, Vishay Milwaukee GRE1 devices combine high power ratings to 6.5 kW and high operating temperatures to +400 °C with a robust design...

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Wide Input Voltage Isolated DC/DC Converters

September 12, 2014 1:48 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Power-One has introduced a new family of wide input voltage range DC/DC Isolated Converters (Bricks). The Universal Input Brick family consists of DOSA compatible Quarter, Eighth and Sixteenth Brick form factors...

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SX41 Series Planar Transformers

September 12, 2014 1:07 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Standex-Meder Electronics announced the SX41 Series of planar transformers for 500W-2KW applications. Available in standard or custom designs, the SX41 delivers high performance for power conversion applications in the welding, automotive...

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eRIC Integrated Wireless Controller from LPRS

September 12, 2014 12:49 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

LPRS now offers Internet of Things and other wireless control or communication system builders with a system-on-chip fully integrated wireless controller which meets international frequency requirements and transmission standards...

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A Multiuser, Multiantenna Transmission Scheme for UHF

September 12, 2014 10:43 am | by Rice University | News | Comments

Rice University wireless researchers have found a way to make the most of the unused UHF TV spectrum by serving up fat streams of data over wireless hotspots that could stretch for miles. Researchers from Rice's Wireless Network Group will unveil a multiuser, multiantenna transmission scheme for UHF...

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Photos of the Day: Wireless Experts Tap Unused TV Spectrum

September 12, 2014 10:42 am | by Rice University | News | Comments

Rice University wireless researchers have found a way to make the most of the unused UHF TV spectrum by serving up fat streams of data over wireless hotspots that could stretch for miles. Researchers from Rice's Wireless Network Group will unveil a multiuser, multiantenna transmission scheme for UHF...

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5 Smart Things Coming to Your Car

September 11, 2014 5:09 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Cellphones that warn drivers when people are crossing in front of them. Bicycles and cars that communicate with traffic lights. Sensors in cars that quickly alert other drivers to black ice, potholes or other hazards. A low-priced camera system ...

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The Quantum Revolution is a Step Closer

September 11, 2014 5:06 pm | by University of Bristol | News | Comments

Theories show how computing devices that operate according to quantum mechanics can solve problems that conventional (classical) computers, including super computers, can never solve. These theories have been experimentally ...   

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Engineer Aims to Connect the World With Ant-Sized Radios

September 11, 2014 5:05 pm | by Tom Abate, Stanford Engineering | News | Comments

A Stanford University engineering team has built a radio the size of an ant, a device so energy efficient that it gathers all the power it needs from the same electromagnetic waves that carry signals to its receiving antenna — no batteries required ... 

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