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Photos of the Day: A Commercial Electrospray Propulsion System

March 11, 2015 10:24 am | by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office | News | Comments

This technology could enable low-cost satellites, such as those known as “CubeSats,” to become more viable for various commercial and research applications, including advanced imaging and communications, where numerous satellites could provide global coverage ...

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Snowden Proved NSA Internet Spying Harms Americans

March 11, 2015 10:13 am | by JULIET LINDERMAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

The American Civil Liberties Union and other groups sued the National Security Agency and the Justice Department on Tuesday, challenging the government's practice of collecting personal information from vast amounts of data harvested directly from the Internet's infrastructure ...

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SXSW Highlights Flying Cars & Robotic Petting Zoo

March 11, 2015 10:09 am | by MAE ANDERSON, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Flying cars and a robot petting zoo. Mobile wallets and net neutrality. The most outlandish ideas of the future and tech trends shaping the world today will be in focus as the freewheeling South by Southwest Interactive Festival kicks off Friday ...

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Standex-Meder to Exhibit at Electronica 2015

March 10, 2015 4:03 pm | by Standex-Meder Electronics | News | Comments

Standex-Meder Electronics will exhibit a range of its new and proven sensors, relays and magnetics components at electronica China 2015, to be held March 17-19, 2015 at the Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC), Booth E4, 4101. Standex-Meder will showcase their new KT Reed Relays, the MK28 Vane Sensor, the LS03-S Liquid Level Sensor, as well as planar transformers and inductors and more ...

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Brainstorm: M2M Communications

March 10, 2015 3:36 pm | by WDD Staff | Articles | Comments

Industry experts answer the question at hand: How are you addressing the multifaceted test equipment design needs due to the increase in M2M communications?

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Secret Service Conducting Middle-of-the-Night Drone Flights

March 10, 2015 10:48 am | by ALICIA A. CALDWELL, Associated Press JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Mysterious, middle-of-the-night drone flights by the U.S. Secret Service during the next several weeks over parts of Washington — usually off-limits as a strict no-fly zone — are part of secret government testing intended to find ways to interfere with rogue drones or knock them out of the sky, The Associated Press has learned ...

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Smart Home Security: Protecting Wirelessly Connected Endpoints from Cyber-Attacks

March 10, 2015 9:59 am | by Alan Grau, President and Co-Founder, Icon Labs | Articles | Comments

The 1999 Disney Film “Smart House” depicts an intelligent, connected house in which everything within the home, from laundry and breakfast to the front door lock, is automated. In the film, the “Smart House,” named Pat, decides it knows what is best for its occupants and takes over ... 

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Photos of the Day: Finger-Mounted Reading Device for the Blind

March 10, 2015 9:30 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Researchers at the MIT Media Laboratory have built a prototype of a finger-mounted device with a built-in camera that converts written text into audio for visually impaired users. The device provides feedback — either tactile or audible — that guides the user’s finger along a line ... 

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80W S-band Amplifier Supports Short and Long Pulse Radar

March 9, 2015 6:18 pm | by RFMW, Ltd. | RFMW, Ltd. | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for a GaN power amplifier delivering 80W Psat power from 3.1 to 3.6GHz. Designed for S-band radar applications, the TGA2814-CP is a flanged, surface mount amplifier with a pure copper base providing superior thermal management. Power gain for the Qorvo TGA2814-CP is rated at 23dB with a 27dBm input ... 

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New High-Performance 27 GHz Bandwidth Socket

March 9, 2015 6:10 pm | by Ironwood Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

Ironwood Electronics has recently introduced a new high performance BGA socket for 1mm pitch, 2577 pin BGA IC's. The SG-BGA-6422 socket is designed for IC size - 52.5x52.5mm package size and operates at bandwidths up to 27 GHz with less than 1dB of insertion loss. The sockets are designed to dissipate up to several watts without extra heat sinking and can handle ... 

High Efficiency GaN PA Delivers 100W in S-Band

March 9, 2015 6:07 pm | by RFMW, Ltd. | RFMW, Ltd. | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for a GaN power amplifier delivering 100W Psat power from 3.1 to 3.6GHz. Designed for S-band radar applications, the TGA2813-CP is a flanged, surface mount amplifier with a pure copper base providing superior thermal management. Power gain for the Qorvo ... 

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Manufacturing Shouldn’t Be a Dirty Word for Today’s STEM Talent

March 9, 2015 5:03 pm | by Vicki Holt, CEO, Proto Labs | Blogs | Comments

When most people hear the word “manufacturing”, a few images tend to come to mind: low skill, wrench-turning, physically draining work; dirty, grease-stained workplaces; a male-dominated workforce. For whatever reason, these stereotypes persist, and they are antiquated ... 

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The Franklin Institute Recognizes for STEM Support

March 9, 2015 1:40 pm | by Southco | News | Comments

Southco has recently been recognized by The Franklin Institute as a member of the STEM 150 for their continued support of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education initiative ...

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App Lets You Create Animated Videos Starring You

March 9, 2015 1:23 pm | by Plotagon | News | Comments

Plotagon, the creative app that allows anyone to tell stories as 3D animated videos, will be at SXSW at booth #1147 from March 13 to 19th, to unveil an exciting new feature. Users will be able to create themselves, their friends, and famous people as 3D animated characters ...       

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IAR Systems Adds Major Functionality to Leading Tools for TI

March 9, 2015 1:06 pm | by IAR Systems, Texas Instruments | News | Comments

IAR Systems has launched a new version of its leading development toolchain IAR Embedded Workbench® for Texas Instruments’ ultra-low-power MSP430 microcontrollers. In addition to the add-on product C-STAT for integrated static code analysis, version 6.30 introduces stack usage analysis and faster build times through parallel build ...

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