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Commercializing RF Components

October 9, 2014 12:08 pm | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor | Comments

Many companies specialize in high reliability products that can withstand extreme conditions. The products are often used in military and aerospace applications. As these companies look to grow, they require a way to commercialize the products, making them more applicable and cost effective for other markets where high volume sales are more attainable...         

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Preventative Maintenance of Wireless Infrastructure

October 9, 2014 11:02 am | by Ben Maxson, Applications Engineer, Copper Mountain Technologies | Comments

Wireless infrastructure encompasses a broad range of radio technologies, antennas, towers, and frequencies. Radio networks are built from this infrastructure and from mobile radios — the radios used by municipal and commercial customers to communicate over licensed frequency bands...                   

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Using Java to Develop a Complex M2M Environmental Monitoring System

October 2, 2014 2:30 pm | by Robert Andres, Eurotech Chief Marketing Officer | Comments

M2M projects present many challenges, even when the hardware is designed exactly to customer specifications. Success can be best assured with effective implementation of the device logic, scalable methods for device and data management...                     

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A Fully Wireless Motion-Capture System

October 1, 2014 10:42 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Managing Editor | Comments

Traditionally, motion capture systems cost between $30,000 and half a million, explains Mike Sutherland, vice president of technology at YEI Technology. That was until his team at YEI developed a fully wireless system for ...   

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How IT and OT are Converging: Avoid the Pitfalls to Reap the Benefits

September 30, 2014 11:50 am | by Brad Gilbert, FreeWave Technologies | Comments

The quest to understand production and operational factors, distribute this information to business systems and people within an organization, and directly improve business processes and profitability as a result is not new. In fact, it has been embraced by companies for decades...           

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GaN PAs for Microwave Line of Sight Link Applications

August 28, 2014 4:17 pm | by Stuart Glynn, Tony Richards, & Liam Devlin, Plextek RF Integration | Comments

Most power amplifiers currently used in point-to-point microwave link applications are based on GaAs PHEMT technology, but GaN is now also a contender for this application. GaN technology has a well-proven capability for PAs, especially those requiring very high levels of saturated output power...

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The Factory of the Future Will be Shaped by the Internet of Things

August 28, 2014 1:34 pm | by Andrew Dugenske & Alain Louchez, Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

Around the globe, intelligent and pervasive industrial automation has been catapulted in recent years to a top national or regional priority. Known by different names, e.g., “Advanced Manufacturing”, “Smart Manufacturing”, “Industry 4.0” or  ...

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A Smooth Take-Off and Landing on Energy Savings

August 26, 2014 1:03 pm | by Cheryl De Los Santos, Leviton Manufacturing | Comments

The Wayne County Airport Authority (WCAA) operates Detroit’s Metropolitan Wayne County Airport and nearby Ypsilanti’s Willow Run Airport. Throughout its history, WCAA has invested in numerous capital improvement projects to enhance the travel experience. Recently it sought to improve behind the scenes operations...

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Bluetooth Technology & Development Kit Enable Simple Home Automation

August 22, 2014 10:56 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Comments

The Internet of Things (IoT) has significantly changed human interaction and connectivity over the past decade, and these connections are predicted to drastically increase. According to researchers, there will be roughly ...   

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As Medical Device Makers Go Wireless, Compliance Must Be Top of Mind

August 11, 2014 3:29 pm | by Ivaylo Tankov, TÜV Rheinland | Comments

Wireless technology broadens application possibilities of medical devices for healthcare staff, patients and insurers, while boosting business for manufacturers. Despite the market potential, some device makers delay going wireless because of additional compliance steps this requires...

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An Open-Source, Device-to-Cloud Solution for Tomorrow’s Connected Applications

July 31, 2014 10:33 am | by Sierra Wireless | Comments

The explosive growth in the “Internet of Everything” holds enormous potential. Modern machine-to-machine (M2M) technology can provide more processing power and intelligence at the edge than ever before, and support more complex and powerful connected applications...

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Developers Tap Wireless Self-Sufficiency with their Product Designs

July 30, 2014 12:20 am | by Alaine Portnoy, Director of Marketing, Omnify Software | Comments

Wireless, batteryless design developers are becoming a greater asset to companies today in helping to develop cutting edge product designs for manufacturers. Energy harvesting technologies are creating a buzz in the industry as way for product manufacturers to develop more interesting applications...

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Simplifying Wide Input Voltage DC-DC Converter Design with COT Topology

July 29, 2014 5:22 pm | by Vijay Choudhary, Applications Engineer, Texas Instruments | Comments

Constant-on-time (COT) regulators provide transient performance with minimum design effort and component count without the requirement of loop compensation. The adaptive on-time provides immediate input voltage feed-forward and fixed switching frequency, making COTs suitable for many low power and bias applications...                

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Testing Times in the Continuing Evolution of WLAN

July 29, 2014 3:52 pm | by Yu Qian, Marketing Engineer, Keysight Technologies | Comments

The Internet of Things (IoT) — forecast by some companies to host up to 50 billion wirelessly-connected devices by 2020 — demands yet more network capability and capacity. Equipment based on the 802.11 wireless LAN (local area network) standard is forecast to fulfill a major part of this need...                 

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Bridge-Saving Sensors Eliminate Infrastructure Deficiency

July 29, 2014 12:45 pm | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor | Comments

According to the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), “One in nine of the nation’s bridges are rated as structurally deficient."1 In order to eliminate bridge infrastructure deficiency, the Federal Highway Administration (FWHA) claims that $20.5 billion needs to be invested on an annual basis...                

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