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Diamond Systems Introduces QSeven Computer-on-Modules

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

Diamond Systems has introduced Quantum, a conduction-cooled PCI/104-Express SBC (single board computer) family with interchangeable, full size QSeven COMs processors and a highly...

Animatronic Iron Man Suit

May 2, 2014 8:31 am | by WDD Staff | Videos | Comments

Animatronic Iron Man suit with wireless helmet, shoulder rockets, forearm missile, hip pods, light up boots and moving back flaps. The suit has four Arduino microcontrollers, 20 servo motors, a digital sound board and...                         

Police Use New Tool to Source Crowds for Evidence

May 2, 2014 8:11 am | by TAMI ABDOLLAH, Associated Press | News | Comments

An annual spring party in a Southern California beach town devolved into a riot last month when revelers turned violent, rocking cars, smashing windows and throwing rocks. Dozens were injured and about 50 people ended up in the hospital, including several police officers...                      

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Embedded I/O Modules with MiniPCIe Interface for Fast I/O Extension

May 1, 2014 9:19 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Advantech has announced a series of new Embedded I/O Modules for Touch, CANBus, Parallel, Serial, GigaLAN, SATA III, and USB 3.0 using standard full-size MiniPCIe interface...                                   

Universal-Mounted Resistor Offers Drop-in Replacement for Competing Solutions

May 1, 2014 5:22 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology has introduced a new universal edgewound power resistor...

Murata's NCM6 Isolated 6 Watt DC-DC Converters

May 1, 2014 3:41 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Murata (Mansfield, MA) today announced the NCM6 series of isolated 6 Watt single and dual output DC/DC converters from Murata Power Solutions...

IAR Systems' New Development Tools for Renesas Low-Power RL78 Microcontrollers

May 1, 2014 3:19 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

IAR Systems® (Uppsala, Sweden) introduces an updated version (1.40) of its embedded development tools IAR Embedded Workbench® for Renesas RL78. The version includes several new features which further enhance and simplify development of applications based on Renesas low-power RL78 microcontrollers...

Advantech's COM Express Mini Module

May 1, 2014 2:57 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Advantech (Irvine, CA), an embedded computing solution provider, has announced the debut of SOM-7567 COM Express® Mini Type 10 module, featuring Intel® Atom™ E3800/Celeron® N2930/J1900 with significant CPU and graphics performance improvements...

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As Facebook Matures, it Looks to Grow Mobile Reach

May 1, 2014 9:23 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Mark Zuckerberg, like Facebook, is maturing. The soon-to-be 30-year-old CEO of the decade-old social networking company grew reflective as he stood before hundreds of app developers to announce a host of mobile features designed to put...                             

IPSO Alliance Announces Semi-Finalists in IoT Competition

April 30, 2014 2:17 pm | by IPSO Alliance | News | Comments

The IPSO (Internet Protocol for Smart Objects) Alliance announced their ten semi-finalists for IPSO CHALLENGE 2014...                         

Survey: 'Heartbleed' Spooks 39 Percent of Web Surfers

April 30, 2014 9:05 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Most Americans who recently learned about a major breakdown in Internet security have been trying to protect themselves but a group nearly as large is unaware of the threat, according to a new survey...           

Pulse Electronics’ Halogen-Free Integrated Connector Module

April 29, 2014 11:55 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pulse Electronics Corporation has introduced the JT3-1101HL ultra-low profile offset and halogen free 10GBASE-T (10 Gbit/s Ethernet over unshielded twisted-pair) RJ45 integrated connector module (ICM) for server, router, and storage applications...                   

Microsoft Warns of Internet Explorer Security Gap

April 29, 2014 9:50 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft says a security gap in Internet Explorer could allow an attacker to take complete control of a computer if the user clicks on a malicious link. The vulnerability affects versions 6 through 11 of the Web browser...                    

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Europe Warns Google, Samsung on Phone Patent Abuse

April 29, 2014 9:48 am | by TOBY STERLNG, Associated Press | News | Comments

The European Commission said Monday that Google's Motorola Mobility abused its market position in Europe by refusing to grant crucial technology licenses to rival Apple, then suing Apple for patent infringement when the company used them anyway...                        

Circuit Board Mimics the Human Brain

April 28, 2014 4:27 pm | by Tom Abate, Stanford University | Videos | Comments

Bioengineer Kwabena Boahen's Neurogrid can simulate one million neurons and billions of synaptic connections. Boahen is working with other Stanford scientists to develop prosthetic limbs that would be controlled by a Neurogrid-like chip...         

Stanford Scientists Create Circuit Board Modeled on the Human Brain

April 28, 2014 4:26 pm | by Tom Abate, Stanford University | News | Comments

Stanford scientists have developed a new circuit board modeled on the human brain, possibly opening up new frontiers in robotics and computing...                         

The Best Computer Interface? Maybe ... Your Hands

April 28, 2014 1:51 pm | by James Patten, TED Talks | Videos | Comments

"The computer is an incredibly powerful means of creative expression," says designer and TED Fellow James Patten. But right now, we interact with computers, mainly, by typing and tapping. In this nifty talk and demo, Patten imagines a more visceral, physical way...            

TerraWave Wi-Fi Antennas From Ventev Minimize Interference in High-Density Venues

April 28, 2014 12:54 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Ventev Wireless Infrastructure (Hunt Valley, MD), a division of TESSCO Technologies Incorporated (NASDAQ: TESS), today announced three new antenna products to expand the TerraWave portfolio of high-density solutions that address the challenges of Wi-Fi deployments in large venues with many simultaneous users...

Roxtec Cable Entry Seals Used for Upgrading Telecom Base Stations

April 28, 2014 12:25 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Roxtec (Tulsa, OK) has demonstrated that their cable entry seals for upgrading telecom base stations save time and overall project costs...

Times Microwave Systems Introduces Mini-DIN Connector for Coaxial Cable Assemblies

April 28, 2014 11:50 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Times Microwave (Wallingford, CT) has announced the new 4.1/9.5 mini-DIN straight male connector TC-SPP250-4195M-LP, now available for SPP-250-LLPL (SuperFlexible Plenum Pim) 50 Ohm low loss plenum rated coaxial cable assemblies for use in distributed antenna system (DAS) applications...

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...              

Symposia on VLSI Technology & Circuits to Highlight Latest Developments in Microelectronics

April 28, 2014 10:43 am | by Chris Burke, 2014 Symposia on VLSI Technology & Circuits | News | Comments

Honolulu, HI – The latest advancements in microelectronics technology and circuits will be presented by the world’s leading experts as they gather for the 2014 Symposia on VLSI Technology and Circuits, from June 9-12 (Technology) and from June 10-13 (Circuits) in Honolulu, Hawaii...

Diamond Teleporters Herald New Era of Quantum Routing

April 28, 2014 10:22 am | by MIT Technology Review | News | Comments

The prospect of a quantum Internet has excited physicists for two decades. A quantum Internet will allow the transmission of information around the world with perfect security and make cloud-based quantum computing a reality...          

ILS Technology and Jasper Collaborate to Help Mobile Operators Deliver Innovative IoT Applications

April 28, 2014 9:36 am | by Sara Brown, Telit | News | Comments

London, UK – ILS Technology, a Telit company, and Jasper today announced their expanded collaboration to help mobile operators deploy successful IoT initiatives on the Cloud-based Jasper Platform and the deviceWISE Application Enablement Platform (AEP) from ILS Technology...

Discrimination Potential Seen in 'Big Data' Use

April 28, 2014 9:04 am | by EILEEN SULLIVAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

A White House review of how the government and private sector use large sets of data has found that such information could be used to discriminate against Americans on issues such as housing and employment even as it makes their lives easier in many ways...                              

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