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Researchers Boost Efficiency of Multi-Hop Wireless Networks

April 19, 2012 1:10 pm | Comments

Multi-hop wireless networks can provide data access for large and unconventional spaces, but they have long faced significant limits on the amount of data they can transmit. Now researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a more efficient data transmission approach that can boost the amount of data the networks can transmit by 20 to 80 percent.

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NIST Mini-Sensor Measures Magnetic Activity in Human Brain

April 19, 2012 12:38 pm | Comments

    A miniature atom-based magnetic sensor developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has passed an important research milestone by successfully measuring human brain activity. Experiments reported this week* verify the sensor's potential for biomedical applications such as studying mental processes and advancing the understanding of neurological diseases.

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New Research Could Mean Cellphones That Can See Through Walls

April 19, 2012 12:16 pm | Comments

Team Finds New Possibilities in Untapped Terahertz Range With Implications For a Host of Devices Comic book hero superpowers may be one step closer to reality after the latest technological feats made by researchers at UT Dallas . They have designed an imager chip that could turn mobile phones into devices that can see through walls, wood, plastics, paper and other objects.

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Sensing Trends Unveiled at WSN & RTLS Europe, May 15-16, Berlin

April 19, 2012 11:57 am | Comments

Starting with more humble killer applications such as meter reading in buildings, IDTechEx predict that WSN will grow rapidly from $0.58 billion in 2012 to $2.4 billion in 2022. These figures refer to WSN defined as wireless mesh networks, ie self-healing and self-organising. The market for wireless sensor systems in general is far larger and some proposed standards apply to both.

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Aeroflex Receives License to Provide Test Systems for Automated Testing of Mobile Devices

April 19, 2012 11:55 am | Comments

Aeroflex Limited announced that it has signed a licensing agreement with Qualcomm Incorporated to supply manufacturing test technology for RF devices. “This agreement enables Aeroflex to deliver test cost reductions to Qualcomm customers,” said Tim Carey, product manager for Aeroflex Limited. “The Aeroflex PXI 3000 modular RF test communications platform is ideally suited to further reduce test cycle times.

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Honeywell Sensing and Control Earns Platinum Supplier Award from Caterpillar

April 19, 2012 11:49 am | by Honeywell has announced that Honeywell Sensing and Control (S&C) has been awarded the Supplier Quality Excellence Process (SQEP) Platinum certification by Caterpillar Inc. | Comments

As the world’s largest manufacturer of construction machinery, Caterpillar uses a wide array of S&C sensors and switches in its equipment. The Platinum award recognizes Honeywell's service throughout 2011, including its strong technical support, 100% on-time delivery, and exceptional quality performance over the past three years.

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Stable Electrodes for Improving Printed Electronics

April 19, 2012 11:43 am | Comments

Method could pave way for lower cost, more flexible devices Imagine owning a television with the thickness and weight of a sheet of paper. It will be possible, someday, thanks to the growing industry of printed electronics. The process, which allows manufacturers to literally print or roll materials onto surfaces to produce an electronically functional device, is already used in organic solar cells and organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) that form the displays of cellphones.

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Qualcomm President and COO Steve Mollenkopf to Speak at IMS2012

April 19, 2012 11:31 am | Comments

Qualcomm President and Chief Operating Officer Steve Mollenkopf will be the plenary session speaker on Monday, June 18 at the IEEE MTT-S 2012 International Microwave Symposium (IMS). As a pioneer of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) technology, Mollenkopf will address the design complexity and deployment challenges of 3G and 4G chipsets drives in his talk “3G/4G Chipsets and the Mobile Data Explosion.

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IMS2012 Off To Record Breaking Start

April 19, 2012 10:58 am | Comments

The International Microwave Symposium (IMS2012), the annual conference and exhibition of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S), this year received a record number of technical paper submissions with 1,225 papers submitted.

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GE Energy Licenses DLynx Point of Load Portfolio to FDK Corp

April 19, 2012 9:27 am | Comments

Agreement provides OEM customers in Asia low-risk, multi-sourcing options for digital power GE Energy has agreed to license the DLynx™ Digital Point-of-Load (POL) DC power converter product portfolio to FDK Corporation (FDK). The technology licensing agreement is designed to help original equipment manufacturer (OEM) customers in Asia optimize energy efficiency, lower cooling requirements, reduce risk and accelerate new product development efforts.

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OEMSensors.com Launches with New, Brandable Wireless Sensors

April 19, 2012 5:08 am | Comments

OEMSensors.com has been launched by Monnit Corporation with a new line of OEM-ready wireless sensors, gateways and back-end monitoring software targeting broad lines of commercial, industrial and M2M applications.  The launch addresses the large demand for an easily integrated line of wireless sensors into new or existing OEM offerings.

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Webinar: Best Practices for Retail Item-Level RFID Source-Tagging and In-Store Solutions

April 18, 2012 6:56 am | Comments

Space Is Limited— Register Today! During this free webinar, Xterprise, the solutions provider whose Clarity software applications are behind American Apparel's and other large-scale deployments, will share how item-level source-to-POS business processes can be transformed with RFID, and showcase best practices for the technology's use within stores.

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WiFi on Trains Now a Vital Weapon in Fight for Customers

April 18, 2012 6:01 am | Comments

Train operators can no longer afford to be without on-board train WiFi systems, argues Transport and Wireless Consultancy BWCS who will host a Conference on the subject this June. “The fight for passengers is getting fierce and train companies cannot be left without WiFi which can be an important weapon in this scrap,” claims Graham Wilde, CEO of BWCS.

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Closing Ceremony Talk - IMS 2012

April 17, 2012 8:59 am | Comments

Following a new tradition that started at IMS2011, IMS2012 will conclude with a Closing Ceremony. This session will take place on  Thursday, 21 June, at 4:00 p.m. , right after the last session period, in  room 710  (seventh floor). The Closing Ceremony will represent an opportunity for IMS2012’s Steering Committee (SC) to thank all the participants and attendees for their presence and contribution to the success of the symposium.

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WFC: Emerging Technology of Terahertz Imaging Systems, Devices, and Algorithms

April 17, 2012 8:33 am | Comments

The rising interest in the terahertz band of frequency and the recent research in this area have motivated the organizers to foster an IMS workshop to address the state-of-the-art of this new technology. The goal of the proposed workshop is to addresses the recent research progress in terahertz systems, passive and active devices, sources, and imaging algorithms.

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