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Higher Performance Load Cells from Measurement Specialties Offer Improved Reliability

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Measurement Specialties has enhanced its series of ELAF compression and tension load cells to provide superior resolution and higher reliability, while remaining extremely cost-effective. Several parameters, including compensated temperature range, input voltage and lead lengths, are customizable within the standard load cell packaging to suit specific application requirements...

NI Trend Watch 2014 Highlights Technological Breakthroughs

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Maegan Quijada, National Instruments | News | Comments

National Instruments (Nasdaq: NATI) has released NI Trend Watch 2014, which summarizes the latest technology trends to help engineers meet evolving demands and integrate the ever-increasing power of technology into their work. The inaugural report examines a range of topics...

MS Series Switches Feature Detect Interlocking and Movement

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

C&K Components has expanded its subminiature snap-acting switch offering with the development of the MS Series. Featuring detect interlock and movement functionality, as well as different lever and operating force options, the MS Series switches provide customers...

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RFS Introduces New Plenum-Rated Omni-Directional Antennas

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Radio Frequency Systems has released the I-ATO3-698/2700 Series of plenum-rated, PIM-certified omni-directional antennas designed for broadband in-building distribution of modern wireless communication systems such as LTE, GSM, CDMA, PCS, 3G, WiFi, WLAN services...                

New Double-ridged Horn Antenna from PMM

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Teseq has introduced a double-ridged horn antenna from PPM that has a frequency range of 6 to 18 GHz.  The new PMM DR-01 is designed for radiated emissions and immunity applications, featuring an antenna factor of 36 to 41 dB/m and excellent sensitivity for emissions measurements...

Nordson ASYMTEK’S Quantum System

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Nordson ASYMTEK has introduced the Quantum Q-6800 high-performance, large-format dispensing system for SMT, PCB packaging, and microelectronics assembly applications...

AVX Extends SMPS Capacitor Offering For Military & Aerospace Applications

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation has received T-Level MIL-PRF-49470 qualification approval for its new 25V, unencapsulated, BX characteristic (X7R dielectric), horizontally stacked SMPS capacitors. The new components further expand AVX’s offering of BX characteristics, which now includes 25, 50, and 100V encapsulated and unencapsulated styles...

FCI Introduces its Latest Mini-SAS HD Active Optical Cables

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

FCI has introduced its mini-SAS HD Active Optical Cable (MSHD AOC) assembly, the latest addition to its portfolio of optical and electrical cabling solutions. The MSHD AOC solution is a four-channel cable that features...

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2 S-Band Power Amplifiers from TriQuint

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW has announced design and sales support for two S-band power amplifiers from TriQuint designed for Radar applications...

Long-Distance Wireless Power Transfer: Dipole Coil Resonant System

April 18, 2014 9:50 am | by Lan Yoon, The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) | Videos | Comments

Chun T. Rim, a professor of Nuclear & Quantum Engineering at KAIST, and his team showcased, on April 16, 2014 at the KAIST campus, Daejeon, Republic of Korea, a great improvement in the distance that electric power can travel wirelessly...                 

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...

HotSpot Episode 58: Gestured-Controlled Music

April 14, 2014 10:21 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, perpetual power reserve using revolutionary WySips Crystal technology; Google Glass assists Parkinson's patients; MIDI gloves that allow gestured-controlled music composition; and a gamer controller that taps into players' emotions...                    

Environmental Conditions, Standards & Certification

April 11, 2014 9:43 am | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor | News | Comments

Data from a recent Wireless Design & Development (WDD) reader survey suggests that frequency tolerance is the most important specification to consider when implementing oscillators into their designs. The survey also offers reader thoughts on design challenges, trends, and future developments...                 

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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...                                 

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?                      

Photos of the Day: Giant Tetris Game Displayed on Skyscrapper

April 7, 2014 11:00 am | by KATHY MATHESON, Associated Press | News | Comments

The hundreds of LED lights embedded in the building's glass facade normally display colorful patterns. On Saturday night, images of supersized shapes "fell" on two sides of the mirrored tower as competitors used joysticks to maneuver them, creating a spectacle against the night sky that organizers hoped inspired onlookers and players to think about the possibilities of technology...

Tetris in the Sky: Gamers Play on Philly Building

April 7, 2014 10:59 am | by KATHY MATHESON, Associated Press | News | Comments

Sam Robinson said it's been about 15 years since he last played the videogame Tetris on a Game Boy. On Saturday night, he played it on the side of a skyscraper...                                    

Healthcare Delivery Game Changer

April 1, 2014 12:02 pm | by Magenta Global | Events

The world of digital health is transforming the global healthcare landscape. Mobile networks are the enabler of digital health while wearable technology is growing rapidly and is expected to be the next big wave in healthcare similar to that created by the smartphone revolution...

Engineering Live: The Internet of Things (On Demand)

March 31, 2014 10:27 am | by ECN Staff | Videos | Comments

On this episode of Engineering Live (On Demand), we’ve assembled an expert panel with direct influence on the IoT to discuss the current state of the industry; where we’ll be in five years; and the key componentry that is making it all possible ...             

Rainbow-Catching Waveguide could Revolutionize Energy Technologies

March 31, 2014 9:47 am | by Cory Nealon, University of Buffalo | News | Comments

More efficient photovoltaic cells. Improved radar and stealth technology. A new way to recycle waste heat generated by machines into energy...                       

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 ...           

Democratizing Data Visualization

March 27, 2014 5:18 pm | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

In 2007, members of the Haystack Group in MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory released a set of Web development tools called “Exhibit.” Exhibit lets novices quickly put together interactive data visualizations, such as maps with sortable data...                           

Meaghan's Minute: Minimized Signal Transmission Failures

March 24, 2014 1:59 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by API Technologies, Molex has announced its Expanded-Beam Ruggedized Optical Cable Assemblies, delivering highly reliable interconnects for use in harsh environments...                      

Photo of the Day: Hybrid Materials Conduct Electricity for Diagnostic Sensors

March 24, 2014 11:38 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

These hybrid materials could be worth exploring for use in energy applications such as batteries and solar cells...                                      

Experiment Opens the Door to Multi-Party Quantum Communication

March 24, 2014 11:25 am | by Nick Manning, University of Waterloo | News | Comments

In the world of quantum science, Alice and Bob have been talking to one another for years. Charlie joined the conversation a few years ago, but now with space-like separation, scientists have...                   

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