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Fully-Certified, Small-Form-Factor Bluetooth Smart Module

April 13, 2015 10:33 pm | by Cypress Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. introduced a Bluetooth® Smart module that provides an end-to-end Bluetooth Low Energy solution. The new, small-form-factor EZ-BLE™ PRoC™ module—based on Cypress’s PRoC BLE Programmable Radio-on-Chip solution—includes Bluetooth 4.1 qualification and worldwide regulatory certification, greatly simplifying design and cutting time ... 

250 Watt ISM Transistor for Efficient, Controllable Power

April 13, 2015 7:39 pm | by RFMW, Ltd. | RFMW, Ltd. | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for NXP’s BLF2425M7LS-250P. This highly efficient (51% drain efficiency) LDMOS transistor is internally matched for broadband performance from 2400 to 2500MHz, supporting ISM (Industrial, Scientific and Medical) applications. The earless, ceramic package adds to the excellent thermal stability, creating a 250 watt ...

Data Acquisition System for Demanding Uses

April 13, 2015 7:35 pm | by Ultraview Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Ultraview Corporation announces a 14-bit 2/4-channel 400MSPS multi-terabyte-deep-storage data acquisition system for demanding uses in which extremely long analog/RF waveforms need to observed with high SNR for timespans of up to an hour (up to 2 Hours for 10TB model), such as ... 

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Scientists Develop Probabilistic Programming Languages

April 13, 2015 2:51 pm | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Most recent advances in artificial intelligence — such as mobile apps that convert speech to text — are the result of machine learning, in which computers are turned loose on huge data sets to look for patterns. To make machine-learning applications easier to build, computer scientists ... 

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50V GaN High Electron Mobility Transistors

April 13, 2015 2:31 pm | by Cree, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Cree, Inc. has extended its family of unmatched 50V gallium nitride (GaN) high electron mobility transistors (HEMTs) with a new 50W packaged part that provides high performance broadband solutions for a variety of RF and microwave applications up to 4GHz, including narrow band UHF applications, L- and S-Band applications, and multi-octave bandwidth ... 

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HotSpot Episode 109: High-Tech Armor Monitors Damage to Combatant

April 13, 2015 12:20 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Meaghan Ziemba | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD’s HotSpot, TE signs female driver; an invention by Tel Aviv University researchers may be able to turn smartphones into powerful hyperspectral sensors; researchers are helping blind rats see using an implanted compass; and Unified Weapons Master is developing ... 

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Amazon's Drone Delivery Service Cleared for Testing (Again)

April 13, 2015 12:09 pm | by Janine E. Mooney, Editor in Chief | @JMooneyWDD | Blogs | Comments

Remember last July when Amazon petitioned the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for permission to begin testing its drones? Well it might actually be happening (this time). Last month, the FAA gave Amazon the OK to start testing a delivery drone prototype for its Prime ... 

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Photo of the Day: Dragon Spacecraft Prepares for Launch

April 13, 2015 10:34 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Good morning from Kennedy Space Center in Florida where a research equipment-and-cargo-laden Dragon spacecraft is being readied to head off the Earth so International Space Station astronauts can conduct science for the Earth as well as the Journey to Mars. Launch time ... 

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Researchers Test Smartphones for Earthquake Warning

April 13, 2015 8:50 am | by NASA, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Smartphones and other personal electronic devices could, in regions where they are in widespread use, function as early warning systems for large earthquakes, according to newly reported research. This technology could serve regions of the world that cannot afford ... 

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Illinois Teams with Google to Develop More Secure Smartphones

April 11, 2015 10:11 am | by University of Illinois | News | Comments

Fingerprint identification, password protection and phone storage encryption are a few ways to make your smartphones more secure. But Google is looking to take the security measure one step further, using behavioral analysis of everything from typing habits to photo identifiers to authenticate people to their ... 

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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 ... 

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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