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HAMEG Instruments Products Now Part of the Rohde & Schwarz Portfolio

June 30, 2014 4:02 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

T&M products from Rohde & Schwarz subsidiary HAMEG Instruments will now be marketed under the Rohde & Schwarz logo – starting in June with two new instruments. The well-known brand name will help improve the international position of the economical...

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The ABCs of RFID

June 30, 2014 1:34 pm | by Klemens Sattlegger, TI NFC/RF Product Marketing | Articles | Comments

There are a myriad of acronyms out there related radio frequency identification and near-field communications technology – UHF, LF, RF, UHF, NFC, LF. What do they all mean and how exactly do designers use these types of NFC/RF technology and specifications in application design?...

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HotSpot Episode 69: Wireless, Connected Chemistry Analyzer

June 30, 2014 11:59 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

First, we’re giving GameReality honorable mention... Sweden-based GameReality developed an IP-enabled first person shooter game that allows players to remotely control actual holonomic combat robots over the internet. Think first generation Gamer...

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Scientists Develop Force Sensor from Carbon Nanotubes

June 30, 2014 10:27 am | by Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology | News | Comments

A group of researchers from Russia, Belarus and Spain, including MIPT professor Yury Lozovik, have developed a microscopic force sensor based on carbon nanotubes. The device is described in an article published in the journal Computational Materials Science and is also available as a preprint...

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Bending the Rules

June 30, 2014 10:22 am | by University of California - Santa Barbara | News | Comments

For his doctoral dissertation in the Goldman Superconductivity Research Group at the University of Minnesota, Yu Chen, now a postdoctoral researcher at UC Santa Barbara, developed a novel way to fabricate superconducting nanocircuitry. However, the extremely small zinc nanowires he designed did some unexpected — and sort of funky — things...

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Google Glass Taking Fans Closer to the Action

June 30, 2014 10:18 am | by Jay Cohen, AP Sports Writer | News | Comments

Your favorite team is playing for the title, and you are in the middle of the field. Google Glass is slowly becoming more common in sports as teams and broadcasters try to bring fans closer to the action. The American football team Philadelphia Eagles will test the Internet-connected eyewear for in-game use...

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5 kohm Digital Potentiometers from Microchip Technology

June 30, 2014 10:12 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology expanded its 36V digital potentiometer (digipot) portfolio with two new volatile, I2C devices—the MCP45HV31 and MCP45HV51 (MCP45HV31-51). These are the industry’s first digipots to offer a 5 kohm resistance with a specified operating voltage of 36V...

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Ventev Launches TerraWave Mobile Antennas

June 30, 2014 10:03 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Ventev Wireless Infrastructure introduced three new TerraWave LTE-band Mobile Antennas that ensure superior cellular connectivity even in the most remote locations. These mobile antennas support 3G/LTE, SCADA, wireless backhaul and broadband communications...

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Pasternack Announces New 2 Watt, 40 GHz Attenuators

June 30, 2014 9:56 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pasternack Enterprises announced their new line of 2 Watt, 40 GHz attenuators. This new line of high frequency, millimeter wave attenuators is perfect for applications requiring reliable broadband performance ranging from DC to 40 GHz...

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MIPI M-PHY v3.0 Interface S-Parameter and Impedance Testing Using ENA Network Analyzer

June 30, 2014 9:39 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies announced the availability of its Method of Implementation (MOI) document for the transmitter/receiver (Tx/Rx) interface S-parameter and impedance tests defined in version 3.0 of the MIPI Alliance Specification for M-PHY...

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Engineering Live: Emerging Test & Measurement Tech in Wireless Communications

June 28, 2014 11:43 pm | by ECN Staff | Videos | Comments

Developing next-generation wireless communications technologies and specifications requires advanced test and measurement instrumentation that is not only capable of supporting advanced designs, but also legacy technologies that still exist in the market ...

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Photos of the Day: Remotely Operated Robots Compete Underwater

June 28, 2014 11:37 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

About 60 teams from 13 countries and 18 U.S. states participated in the 13th Marine Advanced Technology Education Remotely Operated Vehicle International Competition at the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary...     

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Winners Named in Global Underwater Robot Event

June 28, 2014 11:16 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Student teams controlling underwater robots from the United States, Canada and Russia were the winners Saturday in a global competition at the only federal freshwater marine sanctuary in the United States. The high school and university teams were among 60 from 13 countries...

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Photos of the Day: Mars 'Flying Saucer' Splashes Down After Test

June 28, 2014 11:09 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

The Low Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) is being tested for slowing big, heavy spacecraft hurtling into the thin Martian atmosphere. A ship was sent to recover a "black box" designed to separate from the LDSD and float. Outfitted with a GPS beacon, the box contains the crucial flight data that scientists are eager to analyze...

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NASA Tests Low Density Supersonic Decelerator

June 28, 2014 10:50 pm | by Christopher Weber, Associated Press | News | Comments

A saucer-shaped NASA vehicle testing new technology for Mars landings rocketed high over the Pacific on Saturday and deployed a novel inflatable braking system, but its massive parachute failed to fully unfurl as it descended to a splashdown. Control room cheers that greeted successful steps...

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