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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...

Motor Driver from Microchip Provides High Performance & High Current

April 15, 2014 12:37 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology has announced the MCP8063, an AEC-Q100-qualified motor driver in a small, 8...

Beckhoff Automation GmbH Increases Global Sales

April 15, 2014 11:52 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Beckhoff Automation has achieved worldwide sales of 435 million Euros with an increase in sales...

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...

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Rogers Celebrates Innovation Center Grand Opening

April 14, 2014 1:24 pm | by Rogers Corporation | News | Comments

Rogers Corporation has held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate the company’s new Innovation Center in Burlington, Massachusetts. More than 125 government officials, community leaders, technology company representatives, and other guests were on hand to celebrate and tour the Center located in Northeastern University’s George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security...

RFMW Offers Globalstar Patch Antennas from Sangshin Elecom

April 14, 2014 11:00 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW has announced design and sales support for Sangshin Elecom’s KSA series of Globalstar patch Antennas.  The KSA-LCSP1621MS25 is designed specifically for Globalstar (1611.25 to 1618.75 MHz) applications...

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...

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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…                                         

TI Helps Manufacturers Connect More with Launch of IoT Cloud Ecosystem

April 10, 2014 4:34 pm | by Texas Instruments | News | Comments

Texas Instruments (TI) has introduced a third party ecosystem of Internet of Things (IoT) cloud service providers. This ecosystem will allow manufacturers using TI technology to connect with the IoT more easily and rapidly. The first members of the ecosystem include 2lemetry, ARM, Arrayent, Exosite, IBM, LogMeIn, Spark, and Thingsquare...

Microchip’s 8-Bit PIC Microcontroller Family

April 10, 2014 2:15 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology has announced that their family of 8-bit microcontrollers (MCUs), which combine a set of intelligent analog and core independent peripherals, along with eXtreme Low Power (XLP) technology...

Spirax Sarco has Joined ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute

April 10, 2014 10:13 am | by Tracy Britt, Spirax Sarco | News | Comments

Spirax Sarco has announced that they have joined the ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute (WCI).  Customers can be confident that Spirax Sarco’s new products will continue to set the benchmark for steam-using organizations nationwide, working alongside them to provide productivity...

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The Installed Base of Wireless M2M Devices in the Oil & Gas industry Reached 423,000 in 2013

April 10, 2014 9:57 am | by Berg Insight | News | Comments

According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, the number of devices with cellular or satellite connectivity deployed in oil & gas applications worldwide was 423,000 at the end of 2013. Growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21.4 percent...

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...                     

Nordson ASYMTEK Wins Awards for Its Spectrum II Dispensing System

April 8, 2014 1:30 pm | by Nordson ASYMTEK | News | Comments

Nordson ASYMTEK has announced that it received both the Service Excellence Award (SEA) and the New Product Introduction (NPI) Award at IPC APEX 2014. This is the 10th time in the 11-year history of the Service Excellence Awards that Nordson ASYMTEK has won. The NPI Award was presented to Nordson ASYMTEK for its new Spectrum II dispensing system...

Pulse Electronics' Sidewinder Current Sensor

April 7, 2014 1:09 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pulse Electronics has announced the publication of a new test report demonstrating the reliability and longevity of its Sidewinder AC current sensing technology. The report demonstrates that Sidewinder-based products achieve...

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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?                      

Elma's New Hall Effect Sensor Coded Switch

April 7, 2014 11:47 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Elma Electronic has introduced the X4, the first in a family of new rugged switches based on the latest Hall Effect sensor coding technology. Hall Effect sensing technology offers enhanced reliability and performance...

Avago Technologies' New Generation of 100 G Optical Transceivers

April 7, 2014 10:17 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Avago Technologies has introduced its new generation of 100G optical transceiver module solutions, the Avago 100GbE GQSFP28 SR4 and 100G CFP4 LR4, designed for modern datacenter and enterprise...

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 ...                  

New All Dielectric Self Supporting Fiber Cable

April 3, 2014 3:41 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

m2fx, the inventors and producers of patented Miniflex fiber cables, has launched its new All Dielectric Self Supporting (ADSS) cable. Designed to speed up the last mile of Fiber to the Home (FTTH) and Fiber to the Cabinet...

Telit Launches New OEM Automotive Business Unit

April 3, 2014 12:59 pm | by Telit Wireless Solutions | News | Comments

Telit Wireless Solutions has announced it has concluded the acquisition of the Automotive Telematics On-board unit Platform (ATOP) business. Netherlands-based NXP Semiconductors [Nasdaq NXPI]. ATOP is an automotive grade solution for vehicle manufacturers to implement eCall or similar functionality from a single compact...

Molex Power Connectors Fill a Critical Power Gap

April 1, 2014 12:54 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Molex Incorporated has introduced the Mega-Fit power connector. This wire-to-board, mid-range product line fills a significant power void in today’s interconnect marketplace by delivering...

Deutsch Connectors Expand TE Connectivity’s Range for Circular Market

April 1, 2014 12:40 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

TE Connectivity has offered a full complement of high-performance circular connectors, including DEUTSCH connectors, to its portfolio of circular connectors serving nanominiature, microminiature, and compact...

USC Viterbi Researchers Developing Cheap, Better-Performing Lithium-ion Batteries

April 1, 2014 10:40 am | by University of Southern California | News | Comments

USC Viterbi School of Engineering professor Chongwu Zhou and his research team have developed a silicon anode and a sulfur-based cathode with low fabrication cost and high electrode performance for rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. Researchers at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering have improved the performance and capacity of lithium batteries by developing better-performing, cheaper materials for use in anodes and cathodes...

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...                          

Hotspot Episode 56: Remote-Controlled, Fire-Breathing Dragon

March 31, 2014 10:19 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, a Smart Mat that is force sensitive and connects to the Internet of Things; Mark Zuckerberg announces Connectivity Lab; Ducati and Dainese collaborate on a motorcycle jacket equipped with airbags; and a remote-controlled, fire-breathing dragon...                           

Engineering Newswire 83: Half Drone, Half Satellite, StratoBus Prototype

March 28, 2014 11:25 am | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re creating nanoscale fingerprints, building a fully-functional desktop human, and building a fleet of half drone, half satellite StratoBuses ...           

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