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Averna and National Instruments Team up to Offer a Cost-Effective Solution for Recording and Playback of RF Signals

August 5, 2013 5:19 pm | by Averna | Comments

Averna has announced the availability of RF Studio for National Instruments Software Defined Radio Platform (USRPTM), converting the USRP into a portable and cost-effective RF system for the recording and playback of real-world GNSS signals.

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Agilent Technologies Releases Application Note on Techniques for Precise Power Measurements with FieldFox Microwave Handheld Analyzers

August 5, 2013 4:57 pm | by Agilent Technologies | Comments

Agilent released  the application note,“Techniques for Precise Power Measurements in the Field Using FieldFox handheld analyzers.” The application note discusses techniques for measuring average and peak power and references the associated equipment options for field testing.

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Rogers Selects Tangoe’s Managed Mobility Service Offering to Support its Enterprise Customers’ Mobile Strategies

August 5, 2013 4:47 pm | by Tangoe | Comments

Tangoe, a leading global provider of Communications Lifecycle Management software and related services, has announced that Rogers Communications, Canada’s leading wireless carrier, has agreed to add Tangoe’s Managed Mobility Service offering to its Managed Mobility Service Portfolio of solutions.

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Cree Licenses GaN Device Patents to Transphorm

August 5, 2013 9:54 am | by Cree | Comments

Cree [Nasdaq: CREE], has announced that it signed a non-exclusive worldwide patent license agreement with Transphorm, Inc. that provides access to Cree’s extensive family of patents related to GaN high electron mobility transistor (HEMT) and GaN Schottky diode devices for use in the field of power conversion devices.

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Japan Launches Talking Humanoid Robot into Space

August 5, 2013 9:15 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Kirobo — derived from the Japanese words for "hope" and "robot" — was among five tons of supplies and machinery on a rocket launched Sunday from Tanegashima in southwestern Japan, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, or JAXA, said. The childlike robot was designed to be a companion for astronaut Koichi Wakata and will communicate with another robot on Earth.

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Obama Administration Overrules Apple Import Ban

August 5, 2013 9:12 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman overruled a June decision by the U.S. International Trade Commission, which had banned imports of the iPhone 4 and some variations of the iPad 2. The commission ruled that the Chinese-made Apple devices violated a patent held by Samsung and couldn't be imported.

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Dell CEO Ups Ante in Buyout Battle for PC Maker

August 5, 2013 9:05 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, Associated Press PAUL WEBER, Associated Press | Comments

Just when it looked as if he might be vanquished, Dell CEO Michael Dell has regained the advantage in a lengthy battle to buy the slumping personal computer maker that he founded nearly 30 years ago. He did it by persuading the company's board to accept a slightly better offer that adds a one-time dividend in exchange for a pivotal change in how shareholders will vote on the deal.

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Ametherm Announces Global Distribution Partnership With Mouser

August 4, 2013 7:52 pm | by Amertherm | Comments

Ametherm has announced a global distribution partnership with Mouser Electronics, a leading catalog and online semiconductor and electronic component distributor. Under the terms of the agreement, Mouser will carry and provide technical support for Ametherm's complete line-up of inrush current limiting solutions.

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Cypress’s PSoC 3 Device Powers Griffin Technology’s Family of Digital Audio Accessories Connecting Musical Instruments to Apple iOS Devices

August 4, 2013 7:42 pm | by Cypress Semiconductor | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor has announced that Griffin Technology has selected the PSoC 3 programmable system-on-chip for four of its music-creation accessories. The StudioConnect, StudioConnect with Lightning, MIDIConnect, and GuitarConnect Pro each provide a digital audio interface...

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Berkeley Lab Researchers Discover Universal Law for Light Absorption in 2D Semiconductors

August 1, 2013 9:20 am | by Lynn Yarris, Berkeley Lab | Comments

From solar cells to optoelectronic sensors to lasers and imaging devices, many of today’s semiconductor technologies hinge upon the absorption of light. Now, for the first time, a simple law of light absorption for 2D semiconductors has been demonstrated.

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Cradle Turns Smartphone into Handheld Biosensor

August 1, 2013 9:07 am | by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | Comments

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign researchers have developed a cradle and app for the iPhone that uses the phone’s built-in camera and processing power as a biosensor to detect toxins, proteins, bacteria, viruses, and other molecules.

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Guided Growth of Nanowires Leads to Self-Integrated Circuits

July 31, 2013 2:49 pm | by Prof. Ernesto Joselevich, Weizmann Institute | Comments

Researchers working with tiny components in nanoelectronics face a challenge similar to that of parents of small children: teaching them to manage on their own. The nano-components are so small that arranging them with external tools is impossible. The only solution is to create conditions in which they can be “trusted” to assemble themselves.

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Broadcom Powers Brother's First Family of NFC-Enabled Printers

July 31, 2013 2:00 pm | by Broadcom Corporation | Comments

Broadcom Corporation [NASDAQ: BRCM] has announced Broadcom's Near Field Communication (NFC) and Wi-Fi technology is powering Brother's new NFC printers. The integration of NFC into Brother's multi-function printers shows how the power of NFC is being adopted by a broader range of  consumer electronic devices.

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Georgia Tech Uncovers iOS Security Weaknesses

July 31, 2013 1:27 pm | by Jason Maderer, Georgia Tech | Comments

Researchers from the Georgia Tech Information Security Center (GTISC) have discovered two security weaknesses that permit installation of malware onto Apple mobile devices using seemingly innocuous applications and peripherals, uncovering significant security threats to the iOS platform.

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Key Factors for Wireless Power Transfer

July 31, 2013 1:25 pm | by Jason Socrates Bardi, American Institute of Physics | Comments

What happens to a resonant wireless power transfer system in the presence of complex electromagnetic environments, such as metal plates? A team of researchers explored the influences at play in this type of situation, and they describe in the American Institute of Physics' journal AIP Advances how efficient wireless power transfer can indeed be achieved in the presence of metal plates.

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