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Moving Objects with Your Mind

August 27, 2013 10:23 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Associate Editor, PD&D | Comments

Brain imaging equipment has been around since the 1930s, but we have made very little progress in understanding the human brain, explains Tan Le, Founder and CEO of Emotiv Insight. With almost a decade of experience in the field, she hopes to change this.

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Thinking Differently About VoLTE and Next-Generation Wireless Voice Services

August 19, 2013 11:29 am | by Brock Butler, Marketing Director, Spirent Communications | Comments

As LTE networks start to mature across the world, more and more carriers are looking introduce voice services on LTE networks using a technology called Voice over LTE (VoLTE). What is not always understood is that voice services on LTE are very different from those on 2G and 3G networks. An appreciation of the differences leads us to the conclusion that we must think and act differently for 4G.

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Energy Harvesting Wireless Standard for M2M

August 6, 2013 10:34 am | by Frank Schmidt, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder, EnOcean | Comments

Energy harvesting wireless technology is important for realizing interconnected M2M systems more reliably, conveniently, and economically while utilizing existing communication technologies. Machine-to-Machine communication enables equipment to interact with other equipment without human intervention, creating an intelligent network that automatically manages everyday tasks in production, logistics, monitoring, or smart buildings.

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Design, Miniaturization & Standards Drive Future Interconnect Developments

August 5, 2013 3:06 pm | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor, WDD | Comments

Interconnects and connectors are important components for various electronics systems. Modern day electronics systems require smaller and more complex IC interconnects, connectors, and electronics packaging to help add convenience and flexibility to an end product.

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The SEAL: Drowning Detection System

August 5, 2013 2:35 pm | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor, WDD | Comments

To offer an extra layer of protection for swimmers, Raleigh, NC-based SEAL Innovation has created the SEAL wearable swim monitor and drowning detection system that issues warnings and alarms to lifeguards and parents for swimmers in distress.

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Wisdom from the Pipes: Big Data Intelligence from the Network

August 5, 2013 9:27 am | by Jason Miller, Product Marketing Manager, Empirix - www.empirix.com | Comments

To deliver a great customer experience, operators are building next-gen networks capable of handling explosive volumes of traffic, even as subscribers continuously change devices, download applications, and find new ways to communicate. 

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Multilayer Organic Technology for RF/Wireless Components in Multiband Applications

July 31, 2013 3:07 pm | by George White, PhD, and Michael Ulrich, AVX Corporation, www.avxcorp.com | Comments

Today, low-temperature co-fired ceramic (LTCC), multilayer ceramic (MLC) and ceramic mono-block technologies are the dominant choices for the implementation of surface mount components for RF passive filters, diplexers, baluns and front end modules. LTCC is the most popular ceramic technology since it uses miniature lumped components, which can be optimized for operation over a wide band of frequencies.

Navy Turns to UAVs for Help with Radar, Communications

July 31, 2013 2:20 pm | by Eric Beidel, Office of Naval Research | Comments

Sailing off Virginia Beach, Va., from July 13 to 18, the Office of Naval Research’s (ONR) Research Vessel (R/V) Knorr explored ocean and atmospheric weather variations that can change the angle that radar and radio waves bend, making it more difficult for ships to remain undetected and hindering their ability to communicate or locate adversaries.

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A Guide to ZigBee Device Developers for the Smart Connected Home

July 29, 2013 12:59 pm | by Cees Link, CEO of GreenPeak Technologies, www.greenpeak.com | Comments

For decades, technology experts and home automation enthusiasts have been talking about and promising the emergence of the smart, connected home. They have foretold a home connected by multitude of sensors, monitoring applications such as HVAC, home security, and even the health of the inhabitants, and all controlled remotely over the web via a smartphone or a tablet.

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Brainstorm: Electromagnetic Compatibility

July 23, 2013 11:14 am | by WDD Staff | Comments

In this brainstorm, experts William Stumpf (D.L.S Electronics Systems), Chandarasekaran Krishnan (Cima NanoTech), and Ryan Sadonis (Leader Tech, Inc.)  are discussing the most popular trends they see in electromagnetic compatibility, and how do these trends pave the way for the reduction in electromagnetic interference.

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Measurable Skill Development

July 18, 2013 1:51 pm | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor, WDD | Comments

InfoMotion focuses on the repetitive motions seen in a variety of sports to build algorithms around them, pattern them, and create small sensors that can measure point-of-force activities in a variety of sporting drills.  The 94Fifty sensor basketball also utilizes technology from Texas Instruments including Bluetooth/Bluetooth low energy dual-mode connectivity.

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LTE – Delivering on the Mobile Broadband Promise

July 18, 2013 10:22 am | by Charles Sturman, Product Manager LTE-Chips, u-blox Ezra Stein, Product Manager LTE-Modules, u-blox Carl Fenger, Product Communications Manager, u-blox | Comments

LTE is the latest generation mobile network technology, and the fastest growing standard in telecoms history. With the exponential increase of video-rich content and remote data storage, LTE has been designed to meet the growing demands of the internet for both human-to-human, human-to-machine and machine-to-machine communications.

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Bringing Wi-Fi to Healthcare

July 17, 2013 9:43 am | by Joe Zeto, Director of Product Marketing for Ixia | Comments

Today’s medical staffs increasingly rely upon wireless networks and devices to conduct critical-care applications, access electronic medical records and test results, and to share information throughout facilities. At the same time, Wi-Fi networks in healthcare facilities are being pushed to the limits by the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend among patients and guests.

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The Data Distribution Service: An Intelligent Systems Backbone

July 16, 2013 9:19 am | by Dr. Richard Mark Soley, Chairman and CEO of the Object Management Group (OMG®) | Comments

Perhaps you haven’t heard the term “Intelligent Systems” yet? Nevertheless I can guarantee that you use at least one Intelligent System device on a regular basis. Any technological device that is able to autonomously communicate to another device as well as access the Internet is an Intelligent System.

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A Tale of Two Cities: Ethernet Meets PCIe

July 15, 2013 9:21 am | by Michael Zimmerman, vice president of marketing, Tilera Corporation | Comments

Two industry megatrends are reshaping the way we design and deploy networks and compute (i.e. datacenter servers). The first is Network Functions Virtualization with the goal of moving functions such as content distribution, firewalls and base station controllers from proprietary hardware to standard, low cost servers.

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