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Averna’s DOCSIS 3.1 Protocol Analyzer

September 23, 2014 10:49 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Averna announced a DOCSIS 3.1 protocol analysis solution. Averna will be showcasing the DOCSIS DP-1000 Protocol Analyzer for the first time at the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, September 22-25 in Denver, CO, in booth #1316. Developed with major industry players and designed for both DOCSIS 3.0 and DOCSIS 3.1...

New Devices Feature Dual ADC Peripheral

September 23, 2014 10:43 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology announced a new addition to its PIC12/16LF155X 8-bit microcontroller family with the PIC16LF1554 and PIC16LF1559 (PIC16LF1554/9) devices. The PIC16LF1554/9 includes two independent 10-bit 100K samples per second Analog-to-Digital Converters with hardware Capacitive Voltage...

Promising Chip for Tumor-Targeting Research

September 23, 2014 10:30 am | by Emil Venere, Purdue University | News | Comments

Researchers have developed a chip capable of simulating a tumor's "microenvironment" and plan to use the new system to test the effectiveness of nanoparticles and drugs that target cancer. The new system, called a tumor-microenvironment-on-chip ...

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Smart Meters Could Cause Conflict for Housemates

September 23, 2014 10:26 am | by University of Nottingham | News | Comments

Arguments about whose turn it is to do the washing up, negotiating rights to the TV remote control and disputes over noise — as many students returning to university for the new academic year are about to learn the hard way, sharing a house can be a tricky business. And now research has revealed that new technology...

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Photos of the Day: Robots Given Unprecedented Dexterity

September 23, 2014 10:15 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Researchers have equipped a robot with a novel tactile sensor that lets it grasp a USB cable draped freely over a hook and insert it into a USB port. The sensor is an adaptation of a technology called GelSight. The new sensor isn't as sensitive as the original GelSight sensor, which could resolve details on the micrometer scale...

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Engineering Live: The Beginning of the End for Wearable Devices

September 23, 2014 9:45 am | by ECN Magazine | Videos | Comments

Panelists for this discussion include Satya Dixit, Senior Director with Rohm Semiconductor; Narbeh Derhacobian, Co-founder, President, and CEO of Adesto Technologies; Bill Betten, VP of Business Solutions with Logic PD; Robert...

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Messaging App Seeks to Bring Voices Back to Phones

September 23, 2014 9:33 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Longtime technology guru Ray Ozzie wants to bring back the emotions of the human voice to phones. His mission began more than two years ago as Ozzie noticed people were increasingly communicating through texts, emails and social media posts instead of calling each other...

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New RFID Technology Helps Robots Find Household Objects

September 22, 2014 5:11 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Mobile robots could be much more useful in homes, if they could locate people, places and objects. Today’s robots usually see the world with cameras and lasers, which have difficulty reliably recognizing things and can miss objects that are hidden in clutter. A complementary way robots can “sense” what is around them...

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Dartmouth's New ZEBRA Bracelet Strengthens Computer Security

September 22, 2014 5:04 pm | by Dartmouth College | News | Comments

In a big step for securing critical information systems, such as medical records in clinical settings, Dartmouth College researchers have created a new approach to computer security that authenticates users continuously while they are using a terminal and automatically logs them out when they leave...

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Graphene Imperfections Key to Creating Hypersensitive 'Electronic Nose'

September 22, 2014 5:01 pm | by University of Illinois at Chicago | News | Comments

Researchers have discovered a way to create a highly sensitive chemical sensor based on the crystalline flaws in graphene sheets. The imperfections have unique electronic properties that the researchers were able to exploit to increase sensitivity to absorbed gas molecules by 300 times...

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ATEX Certified Linear Position Transducers and Pressure Sensors

September 22, 2014 4:55 pm | by Macro Sensors | Blogs | Comments

When specifying sensors, engineering contractors, system manufacturers and even end-users must not only ensure sensor operating specifications meet application requirements, but also validate if components address regulatory and safety requirements for the country or geographic region in which they will be installed or used... 

Start-Up Expert Becomes New CEO of EnOcean

September 22, 2014 3:22 pm | by EnOcean | News | Comments

EnOcean today announced the appointment of Dr. Wald Siskens as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer. In this position, he will further develop EnOcean’s business in line with the company’s long-term growth strategy for the core markets of building automation and smart home...

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Boonton 55 Series Wideband USB Peak Power Sensor

September 22, 2014 11:57 am | by Boonton | Videos | Comments

Boonton's USB Peak Power Sensor offers the capabilities of bench top peak power meters on your laptop or tablet.  In addition to incorporating the trigger stability and waveform fidelity features of its bench top peak power meters, the 55 series features Real Time Power Processing...                    

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ONR Features Technology for Marines of the Future

September 22, 2014 10:52 am | by Office of Naval Research | News | Comments

From virtual training to laser weapons, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) this week is showcasing a range of technologies at Modern Day Marine exposition that will prepare Marines as they continue to face an increasingly complex ...

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GelSight Tactile Sensor Adapted for Robots

September 22, 2014 10:47 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Researchers have equipped a robot with a novel tactile sensor that lets it grasp a USB cable draped freely over a hook and insert it into a USB port. The sensor is an adaptation of a technology called GelSight. The new sensor isn't as sensitive as the original GelSight sensor, which could resolve details on the micrometer scale...

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