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Agilent's Waveform Generator/Fast Measurement Unit Used in Research at IIT Bombay

June 9, 2014 12:01 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc. has announced that the Agilent B1530 Waveform Generator/Fast Measurement Unit (WGFMU) was used by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay to make ultrafast measurements of negative bias temperature instability (NBTI) degradation in deeply scaled high-K metal gate (HKMG) CMOS devices...

HotSpot Episode 66: Quantum Teleportation

June 9, 2014 9:54 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot researchers successfully teleport quantum information; a new system that remotely senses objects across long distances; electronic medical devices that could replace pharmaceuticals; and a recap from IMS2014...                         

5 Things to Know about Apple's Stock Split

June 9, 2014 9:42 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple's resurgent stock may have as much to do with financial engineering as the company's technological wizardry.In late April, the iPhone and iPad maker announced plans to split its stock for the first time in nine years. Since then, Apple's stock has climbed 23 percent...

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Are Squiggly Lines the Future of Password Security?

June 5, 2014 8:27 pm | by Rutgers University | News | Comments

As more people use smart phones or tablets to pay bills, make purchases, store personal information and even control access to their houses, the need for robust password security has become more critical than ever. A new Rutgers University study shows...

U.S. General Says SKorea Databases Hacked

June 5, 2014 8:23 pm | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The top U.S. military official in South Korea said a hacking incident might have compromised the personal information of thousands of South Koreans employed by the American command. Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, commander of U.S. Forces in South Korea...

Google Starts Street View in Greece after Spat

June 5, 2014 8:17 pm | by Derek Gatopoulos, Associated Press | News | Comments

Google launched its Street View map service in Greece on Thursday after winning approval from the country's privacy authority, which had blocked the ground-level map application five years ago. Company officials said the service went live after "extensive and detailed..."

XpressO-Ultra Oscillators from Fox Offer Improved Phase Noise and Reduced Jitter

June 5, 2014 9:54 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Fox Electronics has released the next generation of XpressO technology, the XpressO-Ultra...

Crystek Announces New 3274-3280 MHz VCO

June 5, 2014 9:25 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek has announced the new CVCO55CC-3274-3280 VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator). The CVCO55CC-3274-3280 is ideal for use in applications such as digital radio equipment, fixed wireless access, satellite communications systems...

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App Paired with Sensor Measures Stress, Delivers Advice

June 4, 2014 2:38 pm | by University of California - San Diego | News | Comments

Computer scientists have developed a system that combines a mobile application and sensor to detect stress in parents and delivers research-based strategies to help decrease that stress during emotionally charged interactions with their children...

New Approach to Malware in Networked Computers and Data

June 4, 2014 2:24 pm | by Virginia Tech | News | Comments

Cybercrime comes in all forms these days. One recent headline told of the creepware or silent computer snooping that resulted in the arrest of some 90 people in 19 countries. Miss Teen USA was among the victims. Her computer had been turned into a camera...

Ice Cream Sensations on the Computer

June 4, 2014 2:09 pm | by FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology | News | Comments

Changes in coldness, creaminess or texture that we experience in the mouth while we are eating an ice cream can be visualized on a screen using colored curves. Graphs help manufacturers improve product quality, as proven by researchers...

Little Public Action in Chinese Cyberspying Case

June 4, 2014 12:53 am | by Eileen Sullivan and Eric Tucker, Associated Press | News | Comments

Two weeks ago, Attorney General Eric Holder vowed to bring to a U.S. courtroom five members of the Chinese military who the U.S. accused of hacking computers for economic espionage purposes. The FBI even published "Wanted" posters with pictures of all five...

Volume of Encrypted Email Rising Amid Spying Fears

June 3, 2014 10:11 pm | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The volume of email cloaked in encryption technology is rapidly rising as Google, Yahoo, Facebook and other major Internet companies try to shield their users' online communications from government spies and other snoops. Google and other companies are now automatically...

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Toxic Computer Waste in the Developing World

June 3, 2014 9:59 pm | by Inderscience Publishers | News | Comments

As the developing world continues to develop, standards of living and access to technology increases. Unfortunately, as personal computers, laptops and mobile phones become increasingly common so the problem of recycling and disposal of such devices when they become...

Apple Expands into Health, Home with New Software

June 3, 2014 9:42 pm | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple is expanding into home and health management as the company tries to turn its iPhones, iPads and Mac computers into an interchangeable network of devices that serve as a hub of people's increasingly digital lives. The new tools for tracking health and controlling household...

Peregrine Announces New UltraCMOS RF Power Limiters

June 3, 2014 10:53 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Peregrine’s UltraCMOS® RF power limiters, a turnkey, monolithic alternative to discrete PIN-diode limiters, are ideal for test-and-measurement, land-mobile-radio, wireless-infrastructure, military, and radar systems...

Photos of the Day: '3D Inking' Sensors Directly onto Parts

June 3, 2014 10:25 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

If you feel that the world has become a buzzing beehive of connectivity, wait a few years. A recent report from CISCO estimates that only a small fraction of the devices that could be talking to each other - 10 billion out of 1.5 trillion, or just 0.6 percent - are actually connected...

Brilliant Machines Will Have the Industrial Internet Written All Over Themselves

June 3, 2014 10:15 am | by NASA | News | Comments

If you feel that the world has become a buzzing beehive of connectivity, wait a few years. A recent report from CISCO estimates that only a small fraction of the devices that could be talking to each other - 10 billion out of 1.5 trillion, or just 0.6 percent - are actually connected...

Cree Introduces New Low Cost, High Power GaN RF Transistors

June 3, 2014 9:36 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Cree, Inc. introduces a new family of high power GaN RF transistors based on an innovative plastic package design, which leverages the superior RF performance of GaN in a low-cost platform...

Researchers Predict Electrical Response of Metals to Extreme Pressures

June 2, 2014 5:53 pm | by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute | News | Comments

Research makes it possible to predict how subjecting metals to severe pressure can lower their electrical resistance, a finding that could have applications in computer chips and other materials that could benefit from specific electrical resistance...

Apple Will Try to Defy Skeptics at Monday Showcase

June 2, 2014 5:10 pm | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple has spent most of this year promising to defy the skeptics who believe the iPhone and iPad maker lost its ingenuity when Steve Jobs died in 2011. This week should provide a better sense of whether Apple is heading down promising new avenues of growth...

TDK Announces High-Performance EPCOS PFC Thyristor Module

June 2, 2014 11:36 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

TDK Corporation has extended its BR7000 series of EPCOS power factor controllers with two new types. The BR7000-I-TH controller offers 12 relay outputs for capacitor contactors and 12 transistor outputs for thyristor modules...

Analog Devices Releases Quad IF Digital-to-Analog Data Converter

June 2, 2014 11:22 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices, Inc. has introduced a new quad IF D/A converter. The AD9144 4-channel, 16-bit, 2.8-GSPS D/A converter supports high data rates and ultra-wide signal bandwidth enabling emerging wideband and multiband wireless applications...

RFS Announces Low PIM Directional Couplers & Power Dividers

June 2, 2014 9:49 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Radio Frequency Systems (RFS) has announced the availability of new models of its low PIM directional couplers and power dividers. Designed to support in-building and in-tunnel wireless applications using DAS systems, the latest products from RFS provide a cost-effective way to divide and distribute power as needed...

C&K Components Introduces New Series of PCB-Mounted Pushbutton Switches

June 2, 2014 9:23 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

C&K Components has developed a series of PCB-mounted short-stroke pushbutton switches with an optional kinked-style termination that facilitates secure mounting on two-sided PC boards...

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