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Blu Wireless Technology to Demonstrate HYDRA Modem IP at Mobile World Congress

February 25, 2015 4:47 pm | News | Comments

Blu Wireless Technology announces the successful validation of the lead implementation in 40 nm CMOS of its HYDRA IP. Blu Wireless’s HYDRA gigabit modem is aimed at millimeter wave communication applications ...   

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CSR Expands Dual-Mode BlueCore Platform with Turnkey SoC for Bluetooth Modules and Embedded IoT Systems

February 25, 2015 4:45 pm | News | Comments

CSR plc has announced the launch of the BlueCore CSRB5348 dual-mode system on chip (SoC). The new feature rich Bluetooth Smart compliant platform offers a powerful, versatile and cost-effective solution, making it ideal for a variety of next generation embedded systems and modules. This configurable SoC is ideal for a number of emerging applications in the Internet of Things (IoT) space which require ...

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Gesture Sensors Revolutionize User Interface Control

February 25, 2015 4:21 pm | by Dan Jacobs, Senior Product Manager (US), ams AG | Articles | Comments

Designers face a variety of challenges when selecting the most appropriate type of buttons or controls for basic user interfaces ...            

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In the HotSeat: Mickael Viot, Marketing Manager, DecaWave

February 25, 2015 1:07 pm | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor, @MZiembaWDD | Articles | Comments

DecaWave has announced a partnership program that offers a wealth of technical and application expertise on micro-location technology. Wireless Design and Development (WDD) discusses the program with Mickael Viot, Marketing Manager for DecaWave in this HotSeat interview ...    

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Ensuring the Usability of your Design: The Case for User Research

February 25, 2015 11:55 am | by Victor Yocco, PhD vyocco@intuitivecompany.com | Blogs | Comments

Wireless product design is complex and constantly evolving. The usefulness of any wireless product only extends as far as its usability. User research allows wireless design and development teams to ensure products are usable, and to identify trouble areas that might require redesign or more focused user training ...        

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Tagging Drugs to Fight Counterfeit Medicines

February 25, 2015 10:59 am | by Michael Bernstein, American Chemical Society | News | Comments

The U.S. and other countries are enacting rules to clamp down on the sales of fake pharmaceuticals, which pose a public health threat. But figuring out a system to track and authenticate legitimate drugs still faces significant obstacles, according to an article in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society ...

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Photo of the Day: X-Ray Study Points to Higher Energy Yields

February 25, 2015 10:55 am | by Thomas Zoufal, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY | News | Comments

Magnetic nanoparticles can increase the performance of solar cells made from polymers - provided the mix is right. This is the result of an X-ray study at DESY's synchrotron radiation source PETRA III. Adding about one per cent of such nanoparticles by weight makes the solar cells more efficient, according to the findings of a team of scientists ...    

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How U.S. Immigration Laws Affect Engineering

February 25, 2015 10:40 am | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor, @MZiembaWDD | Blogs | Comments

As I’ve stated in previous blogs, I’m not one for arguing politics – meaning, I’m good at keeping my mouth shut on issues concerning personal beliefs; however, this particular topic caught my attention after conducting an interview with the alumni members of the Falcon robotics team at Carl Hayden Community High School in Phoenix, AZ, who provided the inspiration for the movie “Spare Parts ...”

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Highly Efficient Pure Sine Wave Inverters

February 25, 2015 10:36 am | by Schaefer, Inc | Product Releases | Comments

Schaefer Inc., announces the PRP-3000 Series of highly efficient, pure sine wave inverters that provide up to 3000VA of power. The PRP-3000 Series has versions that meet industrial (EN60950) and rail (EN50155) standards. Standard input voltages of 24VDC, 36VDC, 48VDC, 72VDC, and 110VDC are inverted to adjustable 120VAC or 230VAC outputs ... 

Inventing Civilization 2.0 through Wearable Devices

February 25, 2015 9:59 am | by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Today’s most innovative technologies and tech-driven ideas — such as wearable electronics, the “Internet of things,” big data, and crowdsourcing — are forever changing the way we connect to one another and conduct business ...                 

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Ultra-Thin Nanowires Trap Electron 'Twisters' that Disrupt Superconductors

February 25, 2015 9:42 am | by Phil Sneiderman, Johns Hopkins University | News | Comments

Superconductor materials are prized for their ability to carry an electric current without resistance, but this valuable trait can be crippled or lost when electrons swirl into tiny tornado-like formations called vortices. These disruptive mini-twisters often form in the presence of magnetic fields, such as those produced by electric motors ...

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New Electrolyte Solution Rids Batteries of Short-Circuiting Fibers

February 25, 2015 9:35 am | by Franny White, DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | News | Comments

A new electrolyte for lithium batteries that's described in Nature Communications eliminates dendrites while also enabling batteries to be highly efficient and carry a large amount of electric current ...             

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New Pebble Watch has Color E-Paper Display, Revamped Interface

February 24, 2015 11:40 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Articles | Comments

Pebble has announced a new smartwatch with a color e-paper display and a new timeline interface ...                      

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Electrical-Balance Duplexers Pave the Way to Integrated Solution for TX-to-RX Isolation

February 24, 2015 11:05 am | by Imec, Murata, Huawei | News | Comments

At next week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain (MWC2015), imec, Murata and Huawei will present a stand-alone multiband electrical-balance duplexer in 0.18µm SOI CMOS. This type of duplexer is a promising alternative to the fixed frequency surface-acoustic wave (SAW) filters implemented in mobile phones providing transmit-to-receive (TX-to-RX) isolation ...

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CommScope Revolutionizes Wireless Network Testing with Groundbreaking PIM Solution

February 24, 2015 10:53 am | by CommScope | News | Comments

CommScope is changing the way operators test for a costly source of interference in advanced wireless networks called passive intermodulation (PIM), turning what is a reactionary procedure into a proactive process with its innovative Optical PIM Tester ...    

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