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Electronica 2014 Top Ten

November 19, 2014 11:27 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

ECN and WDD attended electronica 2014 in Munich, Germany. The show had more than 70,000 attendees, thousands of exhibitors, and an endless amount of new products. Here are our top ten products from the show ...                          

Photos of the Day: The Race to Making Computer Components Smaller & Faster

November 18, 2014 10:49 am | by Evan Lerner, University of Pennsylvania | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have engineered a nanowire system that could pave...

Mixing Light at the Nanoscale

November 18, 2014 10:48 am | by Evan Lerner, University of Pennsylvania | News | Comments

The race to make computer components smaller and faster and use less power is pushing the limits...

ECN's Engineering Live: How to Secure IoT

November 14, 2014 9:10 am | by WDD Staff | Blogs | Comments

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Beyond Conflict Minerals for High Tech Companies

November 12, 2014 3:41 pm | Events

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Section 1502, requires organizations to disclose the use of conflict minerals in their products or in the materials used in their manufacturing processes. By rule of the SEC, compliance is about disclosure...

HotSpot: Electronica Top 10 Picks Best Wireless & RF Devices

November 10, 2014 10:42 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

With more than 73,000 attendees at the last show and 2,600 different international exhibitors, it's a tough job to pick the best wireless and RF devices, but here is the list of the top 10 standout products. Our Top 10 show preview features everything from ...

Berkeley Lab Reports Breakthrough in Microring Laser Cavities

November 3, 2014 10:22 am | by Lynn Yarris | News | Comments

A significant breakthrough in laser technology has been reported by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California (UC) Berkeley. Scientists led by Xiang Zhang, a physicist with joint appointments at Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley, have developed a unique microring laser cavity ... 

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MIPI Gigabit Debug Webinar

October 30, 2014 5:28 pm | by WDD Staff | Events

The need for low-level, non-intrusive debug visibility has only increased as SoCs have become more complex.  Unfortunately, access to the interfaces that support these functions (JTAG, Trace pins, etc.) ...                    

MIPI Gigabit Debug Webinar

October 30, 2014 5:28 pm | by WDD Staff | Events

The need for low-level, non-intrusive debug visibility has only increased as SoCs have become more complex.  Unfortunately, access to the interfaces that support these functions (JTAG, Trace pins, etc.) ...                    

Breakthrough in Molecular Electronics Paves the Way for DNA-based Computer Circuits

October 27, 2014 10:42 am | News | Comments

In a paper published today in Nature Nanotechnology, an international group of scientists announced the most significant breakthrough in a decade toward developing DNA-based electrical circuits ... 

White Paper: After the Smart Phone the Smart Home

October 23, 2014 6:45 pm | by Cees Links, GreenPeak Technologies | White Papers

GreenPeak Technologies has created a new white that discusses and explores the importance of the smart phone and other web connected devices to the rapid emergence of the Smart Home. The new white paper also includes a discussion of Family Lifestyle systems...

4 Ways Businesses Can Learn from U.S. Army Safety Practices

October 20, 2014 12:23 pm | by Chad Storlie, Author, Combat Leader to Corporate Leader & Battlefield to Business Success | Blogs | Comments

In the U.S. Army, leaders and soldiers at all levels constantly plan, rehearse and act to do dangerous activities as safely as possible even while under dangerous conditions. In the U.S. Army, dangerous conditions are a factor and not an excuse to...         

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HotSpot Episode 85: The Problem with Electric Cars

October 20, 2014 10:47 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, a Wi-Fi connected, voice operated computer that is finally available; a tool that broadcasts and receives information to truly bring to life one’s personal environment; the problem with electric cars; a universal control system for iRobot's line of defense and security robots; the RP6V2-C autonomous mobile robot syste; and welcome... 

Superconducting Circuits, Simplified

October 17, 2014 10:40 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

MIT researchers present a new circuit design that could make simple superconducting devices much cheaper to manufacture. And while the circuits' speed probably wouldn't top that of today's chips, they could solve the problem of reading out the results of calculations performed with Josephson junctions...

Wi-Fi: An Important Tool & Opportunity for Carriers

October 14, 2014 1:18 pm | by Wireless Week, Anritsu | Events

As carriers look to leverage every available tool to meet the coming demand for data, Wi-Fi technology continues to evolve as viable capacity solution. Familiar and ubiquitous, Wi-Fi continues to get faster and more seamless. Join Wireless Week and a panel of experts for an in-depth look...                      

ASTRODYNE PRESENTS: "Critical Design Issues in Protecting Against EMP and HEMP"

October 13, 2014 1:31 pm | by Astrodyne | Events

All design and facility engineers interesting in protecting military, government and commercial infrastructure from these threats...        

September/October 2014 — Emergency Locator Transmitters

October 10, 2014 9:51 am | by WDD Staff | Digital Editions | Comments

The September/October issue of Wireless Design & Development (WDD) focuses on emergency locator transmitters and preventative maintenance of wireless infrastructure. It also features and article from FreeWave Technologies on unmanned systems, and a new Brainstorm that focuses on Electronica...                    

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Clothing that Thwarts Government Surveillance

October 2, 2014 1:41 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on engineering update, cellphone use aboard airplanes; clothing that thwarts government surveillance; and a bendable phone that fits like a shirtsleeve...                           

Engineering Newswire 110: Lockheed Martin Wreaks Havoc in Extreme Off-Road Testing

October 2, 2014 11:20 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re traveling in our very own solar-powered pods, picking up space garbage, and wreaking havoc in extreme off-road testing ...             

Don’t Microwave Your iPhone

September 29, 2014 11:52 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, a Head Mounted Dispaly made to work with an iPad Mini; controlling the surface tension of liquid metals by applying very low voltages; Sony announces SmartEyeglasses; and getting to the bottom of some recent hoax ads about Apple's new iPhone 6...    

Don’t Microwave Your iPhone

September 29, 2014 11:30 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, a Head Mounted Dispaly made to work with an iPad Mini; controlling the surface tension of liquid metals by applying very low voltages; Sony announces SmartEyeglasses; and getting to the bottom of some recent hoax ads about Apple's new iPhone 6...    

Rolling-Spider Mini Drone

September 22, 2014 10:25 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot brought to you by Components Corp., a new beam control turret being developed for DARPA to give 360-degree coverage for high-energy laser weapons; smart cars have the potential of hacking; developing better-tasting wine with sensor technology; and an ultra-compact drone that is controlled by a smart phone...  

IDTechEx’s Wearable Technology Forecasts Come True: What Next

September 4, 2014 12:23 pm | by IDTechEx | News | Comments

Analysts IDTechEx have been forecasting emerging technologies and their markets for 15 years; from printed electronics and 3D printing, to the Internet of Things and wearable technology. Our many PhD-level analysts are multi-lingual and, together with their teams, travel the world to understand what is going...

QuickLogic Delivers First Smartphone and Wearable Sensor Hub

September 4, 2014 11:32 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

QuickLogic Corporation introduced its new ArcticLink 3 S2 platform, the second CSSP solution in its Sensor Hub roadmap...

Photo of the Day: Battery Drain: How to Stop It

August 11, 2014 10:56 am | by Roaming Technologies | News | Comments

Despite huge advancements in technology, battery drain is an ongoing problem. Is it ever going to be solved? And, more importantly, what can we do to extend the life of our batteries in the meantime?...        

Small, Origami Pop-Up Robots Function Autonomously

August 7, 2014 2:23 pm | by American Association for the Advancement of Science | News | Comments

Inspired by the traditional Japanese art form of Origami or "folding paper," researchers have developed a way to coax flat sheets of composite materials to self-fold into complex robots that crawl and turn. "We demonstrated this process by building a robot that folds itself and walks away without human assistance..."

Developers Tap Wireless Self-Sufficiency with their Product Designs

July 30, 2014 12:20 am | by Alaine Portnoy, Director of Marketing, Omnify Software | Articles | Comments

Wireless, batteryless design developers are becoming a greater asset to companies today in helping to develop cutting edge product designs for manufacturers. Energy harvesting technologies are creating a buzz in the industry as way for product manufacturers to develop more interesting applications...

The Advantages of Planar Transformers over Wire-Wound

July 17, 2014 5:20 pm | by Standex-Meder Electronics | Articles | Comments

Planar transformers are steadily replacing the need for traditional wire-wound transformers in many industries. Electric vehicles, solar inverters, wind power, aviation, healthcare, and industrial manufacturing are just some of the areas where this technology is gaining ground...

Study Advances Limits for Ultrafast Nano-Devices

July 10, 2014 12:53 pm | by University of Illinois College of Engineering | News | Comments

A recent study by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign provides new insights on the physical mechanisms governing the interplay of spin and heat at the nanoscale, and addresses the fundamental limits of ultrafast spintronic devices for data storage and information processing...

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