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The Mean, Sheen Cleaning Machines

August 30, 2012 12:23 pm | by Janine E. Mooney, Editor | Comments

I’m a strong believer in cleaning up after yourself, but sometimes a crazy schedule crowds not only your calendar, but also your home. As a girl, each morning is a stressful, messy event. Shower – drop the towel on the floor; brush hair – leave the brush on the bathroom vanity; get dressed (five times) – leave the “no’s” on the bed, or the floor, or wherever they land.

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Should You Use Current or Voltage in Analog Transducer Readings?

August 24, 2012 7:39 am | Comments

Transducers for Equipment Monitoring and More When choosing an analog measurement transducer for a variety of instrumentation monitoring applications including machine monitoring, quality assurance, and more, you will be given a choice of signal types.  The most common signals for these transducers are either voltage (0-5 volts DC, or 0-10 volts DC) or current (generally 4-20 milliamps).

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Barriers To Adopting Wireless Healthcare

August 24, 2012 6:11 am | by Simon Wickes, Business Sector Manager for Healthcare at Roke Manor Research | Comments

Mobile healthcare (mHealth) is tipped to be one of the hottest trends for 2012. Indeed, a report from the World Heath Organisation (WHO), ‘mHealth – New Horizons for Health Through Mobile Technologies’, recognises that the use of mobile and wireless has the potential to transform the face of health service delivery across the globe.

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Cellular Network Synchronization Challenges - Time and Phase Synchronization over Packet-based Networks

August 22, 2012 8:46 am | Comments

The need for deterministic timing performance for packet-based wireless backhaul networks and case for Time Synchronization Using IEEE®-1588-2008 + Synchronous Ethernet in a Time-Setting Mode of Operation By P. Stephan Bedrosian, Distinguished Engineer, LSI Corporation We use clocks everyday to synchronize ourselves with persons or processes.

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The Future DAS: Smaller, Simpler, Speedier

August 21, 2012 5:18 am | by Ofer Saban, chief technology officer, Corning MobileAccess | Comments

Sleek, efficient and easy to use.  Buzzwords, to be sure, but ones which accurately describe what a distributed antenna system (DAS) will undoubtedly look like in the very near future.  That’s because, with an increasing reliance on data-hungry mobile applications, enterprise demand for in-building networks will compel DAS to become less complex and more IT friendly.

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Keep Your Brain In The Game

August 17, 2012 8:37 am | by Janine E. Mooney, Editor | Comments

So you think you're smart, right? You think you’re memory is impeccable; you always know where you left your keys. You’re definitely quick – you’ve always got the answers tucked away, just waiting for someone to ask the questions. You have strong cognitive capacities through genetics and early development – thank your parents.

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The Growing Importance of HD Voice

August 15, 2012 10:27 am | Comments

By Jim Machi, SVP of Marketing at Dialogic It’s no surprise that the voice communications industry is growing – especially with the advent of wideband audio, more commonly known as High Definition (HD) Voice. The introduction of HD Voice on mobile networks, which recently launched on numerous commercial mobile networks and many wireline VoIP networks worldwide, allows end-users to experience this new technology firsthand.

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Emergence of Ceramic Dielectric Resonators in Wireless Communication

August 14, 2012 7:52 am | Comments

By Rubayyat Mahbub Turjo and Adnan Mousharraf Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh The article focuses on the revolution of talking ceramics in the field of wireless communication, especially their applications, property requirements and recent R&D works on some talking ceramic materials which are ideally suitable for wireless communication.

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Warning! Your Dog is Hot

August 14, 2012 7:07 am | by Janine E. Mooney, Editor | Comments

We’ve all seen it happen – a pooch waiting in the car for its owner on what feels like a thousand degree day. Even with the car off, the temperature inside can rise to a harmful, potentially life-threatening level. Aaron Starkman felt the threats first hand. After leaving his dog, Hefty, in the car for what he thought would be a couple minutes in the pouring rain, he returned after a 20-minute-long lineup to the sun shining and Hefty struggling in the heat.

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Growing Broadband Connectivity in Rural Canada

July 30, 2012 11:13 am | by Andreas Wiatowski, Founder and CEO, Silo Wireless | Comments

Access to the Internet and connectivity are often taken for granted by people living in urban and suburban communities. Many people have come to expect wireless access as a part of daily life.   It’s no longer a luxury, it’s a necessity. When I moved to Brant County in rural Ontario, I already had a number of years of experience as a networking consultant.

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Saying Goodbye to Blackberry

July 27, 2012 7:14 am | by Janine E. Mooney, Editor | Comments

I’ve been a Blackberry lover since day one, and for a long time, I loathed each person I saw with an iPhone. In the back of my mind I knew it was pure jealousy, as my good ol’ berry was falling apart in my hands. My carelessness aided in the destruction of this once shiny, new device. At the top of the phone you could see the green circuit board shining through, the plastic covering broke off during an epic fall.

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Tech Exchange - Power Efficiency

July 26, 2012 12:19 pm | by James Wong, Product Marketing Manager, High Frequency Products for Linear Technology | Comments

1.  What do you consider as most critical to deliver the right RF components to enable the coming wideband wireless networks for 4G and beyond?   We believe the most critical factors as an RF component supplier are to deliver the most compelling performance, lowest power consumption and widest bandwidth capability 4G RF components, while driving the most cost-effective solutions to our customers.

UpFront: Ground-breaking Product, With a View

July 26, 2012 10:10 am | Comments

Twelve journalists pack into a tiny glass room with the most captivating views of Oslo – the land of the midnight sun. Situated at the top of Holmenkollen, an Olympic ski jump, the room showcases 360° views of Oslo’s hilly countryside, lively downtown and Pipervika, the Norwegian capital’s principal harbor.

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What's the Next Cool Function for Portable CE's? How About Lightning Detection!

July 25, 2012 10:22 am | by Johnsy Varghese, ams AG | Comments

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.

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An Intern's Final Words

July 24, 2012 10:01 am | by Sara M. Cohen, Editorial Intern | Comments

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.

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