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New Ritron DTX+ High Power Transceiver

May 6, 2013 11:20 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Ritron, Inc. introduces the new HP Series transceiver, which features the same high performance RF specifications and reliability as the existing DTX+ Series with the added benefit of a high power transmitter. This permits signals to penetrate obstacles and/or travel farther distances depending upon how the transceiver is deployed...

HotSpot Episode 11: Biometric Payment Terminal

May 6, 2013 10:40 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

 This week on the HotSpot, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, students at Carnegie Mellon University have developed the ZoomBoard system, a full miniature QWERTY keyboard for stand-alone smartwatches; a biometric payment terminal from Paytouch; interactive sleepwear that have bedtime stories digitally hidden in them; and miniature medical devices that tap the power of the smartphone.

Robotic Insects Make First Controlled Flight

May 3, 2013 9:32 am | by Harvard University | News | Comments

In the very early hours of the morning, in a Harvard robotics laboratory last summer, an insect took flight. Half the size of a paperclip, weighing less than a tenth of a gram, it leapt a few inches, hovered for a moment on fragile, flapping wings, and then sped along a preset route through the air.


Bringing NFC to the Masses through Efficiency and Simplicity

May 2, 2013 11:26 am | by Neeraj Bhatia, product manager, Qualcomm Atheros | Articles | Comments

It’s no secret that Near Field Communication (NFC) is becoming a key feature in today’s flagship mobile devices. This year the industry has already seen the high-profile Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One, and BlackBerry Z10 launches incorporate NFC technology. According to ABI Research, nearly 2 billion NFC-enabled devices...

Engineering Newswire 36: Electric Car Charge Time Cut in Half

May 2, 2013 10:50 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Interpower, the premier supplier of power system components for worldwide markets, we’re bending cellphones, electrifying motorcycles, cutting electric vehicle charge time in half, and riding a screw-propelled snowboard. This week's episode features...

If Cars Could Talk, Accidents Might Be Avoidable

April 30, 2013 11:11 am | by TED Talk, Jennifer Healey | Videos | Comments

When we drive, we get into a glass bubble, lock the doors and press the accelerator, relying on our eyes to guide us -- even though we can only see the few cars ahead of and behind us. But what if cars could share data with each other about their position and velocity ...

‘Internet of Things’ — An Opportunity For Intelligent Device Manufacturers

April 30, 2013 10:36 am | by Steve Schmidt, Vice President of Corporate Development & Strategy, Flexera Software | Blogs | Comments

The “Internet of Things” is a phrase used to describe how the internet will link traditional smart devices, and a wide range of additional physical assets to allow these endpoints to generate and share data. Nearly every product will have an IP address and communication capability...

GORE Automotive Vents Protect Powertrain Components

April 30, 2013 9:52 am | by WDD Staff | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

W. L. Gore & Associates has expanded its line of GORE Automotive Vents to include the new Series: AVS 41 (P/N VE2048) venting solution, which is engineered specifically for powertrain components. This new vent improves component reliability by equalizing pressure, preventing contamination from water...


How to Avoid the Cost and Security Pitfalls of M2M

April 29, 2013 11:29 am | by Dan Rudich, Senior Vice President, Tangoe | Blogs | Comments

Over the last few years, we have seen explosive growth in the adoption of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) technology — the technology that enables automated wired or wireless communication between mechanical or electronic devices. In fact, predictions...

HotSpot Episode 10: Numi, The King of Toilets

April 29, 2013 10:34 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD’s HotSpot, Kohler announces their feature-packed toilet, Numi; Zivix’s JamStik is a compact portable practice/learning guitar mad for the mobile generation; another interesting app for mobile devices is Touch Bionic’s iLimb...

IAR Announces RX111 Microcontroller Support

April 29, 2013 10:23 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

IAR Systems has announced full support for the newly introduced RX111 microcontrollers. As a result of IAR Systems’ strategic alliance with Renesas, immediate support for the group is available in the world-leading C/C++ development tool suite IAR Embedded Workbench.

IQD’s Next Gen VCXOs

April 29, 2013 10:22 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

IQD’s new IQXV-40 series Voltage Controlled Crystal Oscillator (VCXO) launching at Design West 2013 satisfies market demand for smaller package styles and low jitter. Measuring just 3.2 x 2.5 mm and housed in a hermetically sealed package with a grounded metal lid...

Cypress TrueTouch Touchscreen Solution

April 29, 2013 10:21 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. [Nasdaq: CY] has announced that its TrueTouch Gen4 controllers enable the “Magic Touch” feature in the new Ascend Mate smartphone from HUAWEI, which boasts a touchscreens at 6.1”. Magic Touch feature...


RACO Wireless Announces M2M Solutions Agreement with Rogers Communications

April 28, 2013 6:47 pm | by RACO Wireless | News | Comments

RACO Wireless has announced that it has entered into a carrier agreement with Rogers Communications, Canada’s largest wireless communication services provider. The agreement will allow customers of RACO Wireless the ability to deploy M2M solutions in Canada through its award-winning platform, the Omega Management Suite.

Kymeta First to Successfully Demonstrate Ka-band Satellite Link Using Flat-Panel Metamaterials MSA-T Antenna

April 28, 2013 6:38 pm | by Kymeta | News | Comments

Kymeta has announced that it successfully closed a link with a Ka-band DTH satellite transporting high definition TV signals.The connection used an aperture size of 15 by 17 inches and was about one centimeter thick. The antenna was powered...

Custom Software Development Company Utilizes DeviceHive

April 28, 2013 6:04 pm | by DataArt | News | Comments

DataArt has announced its collaboration with MMB Networks, a wireless engineering firm with expertise in ZigBee technology, to create a ZigBee Smart Energy gateway for utility customers. DeviceHive, DataArt’s open-source cloud-based Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication framework, bundled with MMB Networks’.

ioBridge Releases Wireless Sensor and Control Network Platform for Professional Internet of Things and M2M Applications

April 28, 2013 5:47 pm | by ioBridge, Inc. | News | Comments

ioBridge, Inc. has released its wireless sensor and control network platform for Internet of Things and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) applications. New products include the ioBridge Gamma PRO Web Gateway and Wireless Endpoints.

GaN Evaluation Kit from GaN Systems at PCIM Exhibition

April 28, 2013 5:18 pm | by GaN Systems Inc | News | Comments

GaN Systems Inc, a leading developer of gallium nitride power switching semiconductors, will exhibit at the PCIM conference and exhibition and conference. Visitors to stand 523, Hall 9 will be able to take advantage of a special introductory offer covering the company’s soon-to-be-available evaluation.

Toyota, Microsoft Beef up Net Service

April 26, 2013 10:17 am | by YURI KAGEYAMA, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Toyota is teaming up with Microsoft for an Internet service that links cars, home computers and smartphones so users can find nearby tourist spots, connect on social networks and learn about new models. The beefed up version of Toyota's Internet site starts May 30 in Japan...

Samsung Profit at Record High on Smartphone Boost

April 26, 2013 9:53 am | by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co. said Friday its first quarter profit jumped to a record high as smartphone sales remained strong despite the April launch of an updated version of its flagship Galaxy phone.Sales of consumer electronics usually slow in the first three months...

Engineering Newswire 35: Gag Gifts Sold As Bomb Detectors

April 26, 2013 9:39 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Pivot Point, the leading designer and manufacturer of non-threaded fastener solutions, we’re sweeping the sky with inspection robots, exploring hidden tombs with autonomous robots, and using gophers to detect bombs in the Middle East.

AVX Extends TransGuard Varistor Series

April 26, 2013 8:56 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation has added several new varistors to its trusted TransGuard and TransGuard Automotive Series. Based on AVX’s reliable zinc-oxide varistor technology, the extended TransGuard series provides customers with a much broader range of voltage and energy rating options...

The Balluff Configurable Smart Light

April 26, 2013 8:48 am | by WDD Staff | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Balluff’s new Smart Light is a stack light that incorporates flexible digital configuration without the need for complex hardware selection. By using Balluff’s software-configurable Smart Light to indicate machine status, visual indication is simplified with just a single part number.

M/A-COM Technology Solutions' New Single-Channel CMOS Driver

April 26, 2013 8:41 am | by WDD Staff | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc.has introduced a new single-channel CMOS Driver for Microwave Switching Applications. The MADR-009269 is a high-performance, single-channel CMOS Driver that is used to translate TTL control inputs into complementary gate control voltages for GaAs FET microwave switches and attenuators.

The Key to growth? Race with the Machines

April 25, 2013 10:49 am | by TED Talk, Robert Gordon | Videos | Comments

As machines take on more jobs, many find themselves out of work or with raises indefinitely postponed. Is this the end of growth? No, says Erik Brynjolfsson -- it’s simply the growing pains of a radically reorganized economy. A riveting case for why big innovations are ahead of us...

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