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Intel & IBM's FinFET Strategies on Competing Substrates

October 16, 2014 3:28 pm | by IBM; Intel | News | Comments

The development of increasingly sophisticated and energy-efficient CMOS technology for mobile, client and cloud computing depends on a continuing stream of advances in the process technologies with which the complex integrated circuits are built...                        

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Engineering Newswire 112: Boeing UAV Completes Secret Space Mission

October 16, 2014 3:17 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re inverting EV inverters, attempting to destroy an industrial keyboard, and carrying a classified payload to space in a Boeing UAV...                                

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RF Power Sensor Handles All Digital Waveforms

October 16, 2014 3:17 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Bird Technologies introduced the Model 7022 Statistical RF Power Sensor, the only thruline RF power measurement device that provides the statistical analysis capability required to accurately characterize the RF power characteristics of any digitally-modulated signal employed in wireless communications systems.

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New RF/Microwave Engineering Online Design Tool Available

October 16, 2014 2:58 pm | Product Releases | Comments

API Technologies Corp. announced the launch of a new product configuration tool that helps engineers modify standard API Technologies’ RF/Microwave products to meet their unique design parameters. The web accessible and mobile-friendly tool is available at http://micro.apitech.com/configure.

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Wearable Sensor Market to Expand Sevenfold in Five Years

October 16, 2014 2:57 pm | by IHS Technology | News | Comments

Driven by rising demand for fitness and health monitoring features as well as by improved user interfaces, shipments of sensors used in wearable electronic devices will rise by a factor of seven from 2013 through 2019, according to IHS Technology...        

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Meaghan's Minute: Microwave/RF Cable Assemblies

October 16, 2014 2:33 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

A new white paper from W. L. Gore & Associates evaluates the durability and performance over time of several 18-GHz microwave/RF cable assemblies described as having a ruggedized construction with similar specifications...                    

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Compact Multi-Range Power Supply Series Expanded

October 16, 2014 11:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

B&K Precision announced its latest multi-range DC power supply, the model 9111, expanding its 9110 multi-range supply offering. With constant voltage (CV) and constant current (CC) modes, the 9111 automatically recalculates voltage and current limits for each setting to deliver any combination of its 60 V/8 A output range within 180 W.

World's First High Output GaN-on-Silicon LED PAR38 Lamp

October 16, 2014 10:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Lattice Power's new PAR38 LED lamp has been recognized by the Illuminating Engineering Society Progress Committee as providing an important advancement in lighting. The proprietary GaN-on-Silicon LED PAR38 LED lamp delivers outstanding efficacy, superior brightness, and excellent color rendering.

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Photos of the Day: X-37B, the Air Force's Secret Space Plane

October 16, 2014 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

In this photo, provided by the Vandenberg Air Force Base, technicians examine the X-37B unmanned spaceplane shortly after landing at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California on Dec. 3, 2010. The military's small, top-secret version of the space shuttle is expected to land again at a Southern California Air Force base. The X-37B's mission is classified, only fueling speculation about why it was orbiting Earth for nearly two years.

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Air Force's Secret Space Plane

October 16, 2014 10:18 am | by Justin Pritchard, Associated Press | News | Comments

The purpose of the military's secret space plane, the X-37B, is classified, only fueling speculation about why it has been circling Earth for nearly two years on this, the program's third mission. The plane is expected to land as soon as Wednesday at Vandenberg Air Force Base, about 130 miles northwest of Los Angeles.

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CTS to Showcase Innovative Products at Electronica 2014

October 16, 2014 10:05 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

At Electronica 2014 in Messe München, Germany, CTS Corporation will be showcasing the latest innovations in electromagnetic (EMC) filters, switches and controls, RF filters, frequency and timing devices, thermal management solutions...                   

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Superior Phase Noise in X-Band

October 16, 2014 10:03 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Z-Communications has announced a new dielectric resonator VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) model DRO11000A for radar system applications. The DRO11000A is designed to cover 11,000 MHz while incorporating both electrical and mechanical elements for fine and coarse tuning...                             

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Elon Musk On Tesla Autopilot And Legal Liability

October 16, 2014 9:35 am | by Bloomberg News | News | Comments

Elon Musk, chief executive officer of Tesla Motors Inc., discusses Tesla's "auto-pilot" feature, autonomous driving, government regulations, and legal liability with Bloomberg's Betty Liu. He predicts that autonomous driving is in the near future, but that we aren't quite there yet.

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Programming Computers in Everyday Language

October 16, 2014 9:27 am | by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Computers speak a language of their own. They can only be programmed by those, who know the code. Computer scientists of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) are presently working on a software that directly translates natural...                   

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Astronauts Receive Mental Health Treatment Through Virtual Reality

October 16, 2014 9:22 am | by John Cramer, Dartmouth College | News | Comments

Hiking in the mountains or lying on the beach are good ways to relieve stress on Earth, but on spaceflights there's no way to get back to nature. Astronauts feeling stressed on long-duration flights, however, may soon find computerized solace in the form of a virtual reality-based relaxation system being developed by Dartmouth researchers and their colleagues...  

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