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A Smart Watch Controlled by Twists, Tilts & Clicks

May 14, 2014 11:17 am | by MIT Technology Review | News | Comments

A project at Carnegie Mellon University suggests a better way to control smart watches: allowing users to physically tilt, click, and twist the watch’s bezel, the area around the screen. This could make it much easier to do things like set up appointments, play music, or navigate a map on the tiny display...

Photos of the Day: Mechanical Watch Face Tilts & Twists

May 14, 2014 11:14 am | by MIT Technology Review | News | Comments

A project at Carnegie Mellon University suggests a better way to control smart watches: allowing users to physically tilt, click, and twist the watch’s bezel, the area around the screen. This could make it much easier to do things like set up appointments, play music, or navigate a map on the tiny display...

European Court Ruling Redefines 'Googling' People

May 14, 2014 10:23 am | by Toby Sterling, Associated Press | News | Comments

A European court decision will require Google to sanitize its Internet search results to protect people who can demonstrate the information unfairly tarnishes their reputation. The landmark ruling empowers the roughly 500 million people living in 28 European Union countries...

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Algorithm Enables Computers to Identify Actions More Efficiently

May 13, 2014 3:56 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

With the commodification of digital cameras, digital video has become so easy to produce that human beings can have trouble keeping up with it. Among the tools that computer scientists are developing to make the profusion of video more useful are algorithms for activity recognition...

ADLink Selects Gemalto Solution to Accelerate Cloud-Based M2M Services Deployment

May 13, 2014 12:29 pm | by Ellen Lynch, LPI Communications, Gemalto | News | Comments

Amsterdam, Netherlands – Gemalto announces that its Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Software as a Service (SaaS) solution is providing remote PC monitoring and real-time maintenance for ADLink, a global provider of embedded industrial computing products and services...

How to Increase Battery Life in VoLTE Devices to Ensure QoE

May 13, 2014 10:19 am | by Andreas Roessler, Rohde & Schwarz | Articles | Comments

Companies within the wireless industry, and network operators in particular, are investing significant resources worldwide to implement Voice over LTE (VoLTE) in currently deployed 4G LTE networks. Besides the concern of achieving at least the same high-standard audio quality...

Fox Electronics Announces Ultra-Precision Oscillator Technology

May 12, 2014 11:23 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Fox Electronics has offered an LVDS version, in addition to the recently released LVPECL version, of its next generation ultra-precision oscillator technology, XpressO-ULTRA...

Saelig's New Spread-Spectrum Oscillators

May 12, 2014 11:13 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Saelig now offers a new oscillator from the Euroquartz range of low-EMI oscillators that use spread-spectrum (dithered) techniques to reduce electromagnetic interference by up to 15 dB...

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Amphenol Offers Explosion Proof Heavy Duty Connector Series

May 12, 2014 10:26 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Amphenol Industrial Products Group offers a heavy duty connector series that is explosion proof and certified for use in IECEx Group 1 mining hazardous locations...

ERNI Adds PCI Express Connector Series

May 12, 2014 10:16 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

ERNI has expanded its 100 ohms PCIe product line with the new 85 ohms right-angle PCI Express connector series, which provides design flexibility and space savings where low clearance above the PCB prohibits the use of vertical configurations...

Abracon's ASGTX Series of Fixed and Voltage Controlled Oscillators

May 12, 2014 9:19 am | by WDD Wireless | Product Releases | Comments

Abracon Corporation has introduced its new ASGTX series of factory configurable, high performance, fixed and voltage controlled crystal oscillators...

Apple on Verge of Buying Beats for $3.2B

May 9, 2014 10:31 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple is orchestrating a $3.2 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics, the headphone maker and music streaming distributor founded by hip-hop star Dr. Dre and record producer Jimmy Iovine, according to a published report. Citing people familiar with the negotiations...

Sick Announces Smallest Optical Displacement Sensor in its Class

May 8, 2014 4:58 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

SICK has announced the launch of the low cost OD Mini short range distance sensor for precise measurement tasks...

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New CSA-Approved Explosion-Proof Pressure Transducers

May 8, 2014 4:36 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Now available from Gems Sensors & Controls are the 31EP and 32EP Explosion Proof pressure transducers. Building on decades of pressure sensor experience, the latest versions are approved by the CSA for use in hazardous areas...

New UHV / Cryogenic Pressure and Position Sensor Capabilities Catalog

May 8, 2014 3:31 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Macro Sensors has ntroduced a new joint catalog with sister company American Sensor Technologies (AST) (Mount Olive, NJ) on the companies’ UHV / Cryogenic Pressure and Position Sensor Capabilities...

GaitTrack App Makes Cellphone a Medical Monitor

May 8, 2014 2:48 pm | by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | News | Comments

By simply carrying around their cellphones, patients who suffer from chronic disease could soon have an accurate health monitor that warns their doctors when their symptoms worsen. GaitTrack, an app developed by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the U. of I. at Chicago...

Atmel ATPL230A Modem Simplifies Integration of Power Line Communication

May 8, 2014 2:23 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel Corporation has announced the release of the Atmel ATPL230A, a Power Line Communications (PLC) modem, implementing the physical layer of PRIME (power line intelligent metrology evolution) standard...

LTE Base Station RF Measurement Option Available for PXI 3000 Modular Platform

May 8, 2014 1:56 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Aeroflex Limited has announced the separate availability of the LTE Downlink Measurement Suite, a suite of software tools that works with the Aeroflex PXI 3000 platform to characterize the transmitter and receiver parameters of LTE base stations (eNodeB) and small cells in production testing...

LEMOS Announces LEMOS-LMX-WiFi Module

May 8, 2014 12:44 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

LEMOS has announced the LEMOS-LMX-WiFi module, based on a Microchip PIC32MX695F512H 32-bit microcontroller coupled with a Microchip MRF24WB0MA WiFi radio...

Compact Rugged COM Express Module from MEN Micro

May 8, 2014 12:18 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

MEN Micro now offers the CB70C, a high performance, Intel Core i7-based Rugged COM Express module for robust, mission-critical operations...

TriQuint 802.11a/n/ac FEM from RFMW

May 8, 2014 12:02 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW has announced design and sales support for a 5 GHz, 802.11 a/n/ac compliant WLAN Front End Module (FEM) from TriQuint (Hillsboro, OR)...

New PXIe Backplane Integrates PCIe into PXI Architecture

May 8, 2014 11:46 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Elma Bustronic has designed a new 3U 17-slot backplane to meet the PXI Express Hardware Specification Revision 1.0 (with X1 PCIe connections).

Modular Mission Computer from Elma Easily Provides Custom I/O

May 8, 2014 11:27 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Elma Electronic now offers the compact F-Series PCIe/104 Platform, a fanless, rugged mission computing platform that combines a configurable structure with Intel's 4th generation Quad or Dual Core processor...

Hardened Industrial Ethernet Switch

May 8, 2014 10:10 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Moxa , a provider of industrial-grade networking solutions, has introduced its EDS-G500E Series of industrial Ethernet switches...

RFMW offers 8 GHz Absorptive SP4T from Peregrine

May 8, 2014 9:25 am | by WDD Wireless | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW announces design and sales support for Peregrine Semiconductors’ 10 MHz to 8 GHz SP4T switch...

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