The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association data says that lightning is the 2 nd leading cause of storm deaths in the US with about 100 each year. This is only behind heat related deaths but is more than hurricanes and tornadoes combined. In addition, lightning causes about 1000 injuries and $5 billion of damage each year -- and that is just in the US.
It is the summer before I enter my senior year at Rutgers University, and bittersweet tastes have entered my mouth regarding graduation, and all the work to follow. The excitement of warm weather and time off was quickly shadowed by the search for a worthwhile internship. As college students, we have been bombarded with economic premonitions of unemployment upon graduation.
By Janine E. Mooney, Editor Design changes present new opportunities, and requirements, that allow the RF industry to assume a much greater application reach. Malcolm Gladwell, a British-born Canadian journalist, bestselling author and speaker, once said, “Connectors are people in a community who know large numbers of people and who are in the habit of making introductions.
By Janine E. Mooney, Editor EMI gaskets are a must in order to properly block all interference from reaching your device. A key concern when shielding your design is choosing a gasket. Gaskets are used to seal seams and other gaps that can cause problems in shielding, thus implementing the best fit is imperative.
By Janine E. Mooney, Editor EMI has the ability to interrupt or even destroy the functionality of unprotected electronics. What’s more important than protecting your valuable electronics from potential threats? Not much. Especially with regards to military electronics, which are growing more and more prevalent every day.
By Janine E. Mooney, Editor Inductors are a vital part of most EMI filters, and can be a smart addition to your design. Connectors, enclosures, resistors, capacitors, attenuators, inductors... and how does this all relate to EMI? EMI inductors “ideal inductors” as opposed to “real” inductors; they have inductance but no resistance or capacitance and they do not either dissipate or radiate energy.
The fabled Pony Express of the American West started carrying mail on April 3, 1860. At a time when the typical wagon train required four or five months to travel from Missouri to California, the Pony Express used relays of fresh horses and riders to cover the same distance in just 10 days. Well planned and well executed, it represented the cutting edge in western communications.
Global analysts, cellcos, and machine-to-machine (M2M) solution providers all agree on at least one thing – M2M is on a hockey stick growth trajectory. International alliances of mobile operators with other operators and/or solution providers are being formed. Acquisitions are being made that strengthen some providers with new technologies, access to broader markets, and better purchasing power.
With nearly 90% of adults in the U.S. now using mobile phones and the majority of those users going online with their mobile devices (Pew Internet), the mobile communications revolution is in full swing. This unprecedented level of 24/7 connectivity has changed the way people live in countless ways – providing a medium to connect in real time with family and friends, merging digital and physical experiences and even sparking social movements.
Lithium metal oxide chemistry improves upon legacy battery technologies to cut costs and increase reliability of military and aerospace systems. Demand is growing for high-rate, battery-powered solutions for avionics, navigation systems, ordinance fuses, missile systems, telemetry, electronic warfare systems, GPS tracking and emergency/safety devices, shipboard and oceanographic devices.
We are going through a radical shift in the way people work and use computers. Increasing availability and affordability of wireless broadband is giving the global workforce true mobility, for the first time in history. Many of them will use smartly designed mobile rugged computers for their everyday computing and communication needs, instead of traditional laptops.
The IEEE International Conference on Communications ( www.ieee-icc.org/2012 ) recently concluded its first “paperless+” event with more than 2,700 communications professionals, researchers and academics attending approximately 1,500 presentations dedicated to the next wave of global communications technologies.
The two important vectors driving audio on the handsets and tablet platforms are the increasing need for mobile product differentiation, and higher user expectations. As for differentiation, smart phone and tablet OEMs are building their products around applications processors and baseband modem ICs (both integrated and multi-chip) from various merchant IC suppliers.
Session Expanded to Two Days for the First Time Due to Record Number of Submissions & Presentations By Tarik Taleb, Senior Researcher & Mobile Telecom Standards Expert, NEC EuropeLtd., Germany The International Conference on Communications (ICC 2012) commenced its latest, successful premier event on Sunday, June 10 in Ottawa, Ontario with the highly-anticipated “Workshop on Telecommunications: From Research to Standards.
By Martin Long, Director of Federal Government Sales, Harris Public Safety and Professional Communications Much of the technology used by public safety has its roots in military use. The battleground offers some of the harshest conditions for equipment, and wireless communications technology has been one of the main benefactors of this tradition.