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Revolutionary Sensor Links Pressure to Color Change

May 1, 2014 9:25 am | by Iqbal Pittalwala, University of California – Riverside | News | Comments

Imagine an automobile crash test that uses test dummies painted all over with a substance that can change color according to the levels of stress that various parts of the dummies' bodies will endure. Such a "color map" could provide vital information to engineers designing safer automobiles...                     

Flexible Battery, No Lithium Required

April 29, 2014 10:25 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, researchers at Rice University have developed a flexible material with nanoporous nickel-fluoride electrodes layered around a solid electrolyte to deliver battery-like supercapacitor performance that...          

Cars of the Future Aren’t Just Cars

April 29, 2014 9:33 am | by Ilya Gelfenbeyn, CEO, Speaktoit | Blogs | Comments

The future has always been a playground for imagining possible innovations for the motor vehicles that are ubiquitous to our lives. Recently, much of that focus has been directed at self-driving cars. As always, improvements to cars aim to make them safer, smoother, and more hassle-free...                        

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HotSpot Episode 60: Lifelike Sensory Feedback

April 28, 2014 11:07 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by RECOM, multi-sensory technology and bubbles; detecting fatigue drivers; DARPA’s new Hand Proprioception and Touch Interfaces program; and inflatable AirFrame Enclosures  for quick set-up Electromagnetic Interference...              

Google: Driverless Cars are Mastering City Streets

April 28, 2014 8:59 am | by JUSTIN PRITCHARD, Associated Press | News | Comments

Google says it has turned a corner in its pursuit of a car that can drive itself.The tech giant's self-driving cars already can navigate freeways comfortably...                                             

CellPac BLOX System Provides Semi-Custom Soft Pack Battery Solutions

April 24, 2014 2:45 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

VARTA Microbattery has announced the CellPac BLOX system, a design program implemented to offer OEMs a semi-custom power solution when off-the-shelf lithium ion (li-ion) or lithium polymer (LiPO) soft pack battery assemblies do not meet the design criteria...

Improving Drowsy Driver Detection

April 24, 2014 12:52 pm | by Judith Van Dongen, WSU Spokane | Videos | Comments

Researchers at Washington State University Spokane have developed a new way to detect when drivers are about to nod off behind the wheel...                     

WSU Innovation Improves Drowsy Driver Detection

April 24, 2014 11:32 am | by Judith Van Dongen, WSU Spokane | News | Comments

Researchers at Washington State University Spokane have developed a new way to detect when drivers are about to nod off behind the wheel...                                                

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TI Brings Bluetooth Smart to Automobiles for Smartphone and Wire-Replacement Applications

April 24, 2014 10:53 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments has announced the SimpleLink Bluetooth low energy CC2541-Q1, a highly-integrated wireless microcontroller (MCU) that delivers low power, low cost, and simplified automotive connectivity to emerging smartphone-controlled and wire-replacement applications.

Skyworks Unveils Varactor Diodes

April 22, 2014 9:50 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Skyworks introduces a series of surface-mount, silicon, hyperabrupt junction tuning varactor diodes for automotive, consumer, defense and infrastructure markets...

Teseq Broadband Amplifier Offers Low Distortion, Reliability

April 21, 2014 7:16 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Teseq has expanded its broadband amplifier line to include a Class A linear and low distortion model that operates from 10 kHz to 400 MHz with a rated power level of 260 W...                     

American Sensor Technologies' Submersible Pressure Transducers

April 21, 2014 11:13 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Designed with stainless steel and Hytrel materials, submersible pressure transducers are an ideal choice for mobile tank monitoring applications such as ships, train cars or when the tank is transported between locations such as for construction sites, chemical totes for industrial processing, or well site injection chemicals...

Crystek Offers New Coaxial Resonator Oscillator

April 21, 2014 10:55 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek’s new CVCO55CXT-6000-6075 Coaxial Resonator Oscillator (CRO) is a coaxial-based VCO with an internal proprietary frequency doubler...

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Low ESR Aluminum Polymer Capacitors Set a New Standard with up to 125°C, 160 WVDC

April 21, 2014 10:39 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Illinois Capacitor AVG Series Aluminum Polymer Capacitors offer the very-low ESR benefits of polymer with greater maximum operating temperature and voltage rating...

TE Connectivity Acquires SEACON Group

April 18, 2014 12:41 pm | by TE Connectivity, SEACON | News | Comments

TE Connectivity has announces that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the SEACON group, a leading provider of underwater connector technology and systems, for $490 million in cash. The SEACON group serves the military marine and sub-sea sectors for remotely operated vehicles (ROV)/autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV), oil and gas, environmental and oceanographic applications...     

March/April 2014 – NASA’s CubeSat Gives Fresh Perspective

April 15, 2014 4:36 pm | by WDD Staff | Digital Editions | Comments

The March/April issue of Wireless Design and Development (WDD) features an assortment of topics, including an article by B&B Electronics on simplifying M2M data networking, a Brainstorm that features WDD’s new editorial advisory board, and an article on powerful options for remote wireless devices by Tadiran Batteries...

Driverless and Talking Cars: New Technology Transforms the Way We Travel

April 14, 2014 10:48 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This year at IMS 2014, Wireless Design and Development will be hosting a live, panel discussion on Driverless and Talking Cars: New Technology Transforms the Way We Travel...                                   

Photos of the Day: Smartphone-Readable Microparticles Prevent Counterfeiting

April 14, 2014 10:56 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

These particles can easily be manufactured and integrated into a variety of materials, and can withstand extreme temperatures, sun exposure, and heavy wear, says Doyle, the senior author of a paper describing the particles in the April 13 issue of Nature Materials. They could also be equipped with sensors that can “record” their environments — noting...

Uber Meets Local Lookalikes in Asia Taxi-App Wars

April 14, 2014 9:31 am | by KAY JOHNSON, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Riding on its start-up success and flush with fresh capital, taxi-hailing smartphone app Uber is making a big push into Asia. There's a twist, though: Instead of being the game-changing phenomena it was in the U.S., Uber faces a slew of competitors using similar technology...                   

Engineering Newswire 85: Disposable Drones Printed for Cheap Spying

April 11, 2014 10:27 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re turning seawater into fuel, making disposable drones, and taking a look at a Bionic Kangaroo…                                         

The Brainstorm: Editorial Advisory Board

April 9, 2014 4:23 pm | by WDD Staff | News | Comments

WDD's editorial advisory board discusses the major challenges that they face on a daily basis withing their market sectors...                                 

Advanced Warning Systems Increase Safety at Intersections, Study Shows

April 9, 2014 1:08 pm | by Brian M. Mullen, Clemson University | News | Comments

Most drivers have experienced a traffic signal that turns yellow just as they approach an intersection, which makes it difficult for them to decide whether to stop or proceed through it. The wrong choice in this situation, known as the “dilemma zone,” may lead to crashes...                     

HotSpot 57: Standardizing The Internet of Things

April 7, 2014 12:06 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, an enhanced baseball experience with iBeacon technology; driving the adoption of an Internet of Things; LTE Innovation Summit; and who has the better Smart Home: Samsung or Honda?                      

Engineering Newswire 84: World's Fastest Bullet Car

April 3, 2014 4:07 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re fixing the government with sixth grade math, printing invisibility cloaks, and racing the world’s fastest RC Car ...                  

Live Panel Discussion at IMS2014

April 1, 2014 9:48 am | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor | Blogs | Comments

On Tuesday, June 3rd, I will be hosting a live panel discussion at the 2014 International Microwave Symposium (IMS) in Tampa Bay, FL. Driverless and Talking Cars: New Technology Transforms the Way We Travel will focus on the wireless technologies and...                          

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