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Micrel Launches New Family DC-DC Power Modules

October 6, 2014 10:46 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Micrel introduced the MIC33163/MIC33164 and MIC33263/MIC33264 a family of low-profile step down power modules capable of 100 percent duty cycle and operating with an input voltage range from 2.7V to 5.5V...

Hewlett-Packard Splits off PC, Printer Businesses

October 6, 2014 10:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hewlett-Packard is splitting itself into two companies, one focused on its personal computer and printing business and another on technology services, such as data storage, servers and software, as it aims to drive profits higher. Hewlett-Packard, like other PC makers, has been facing changing consumer tastes...

Keysight Converter Reduces Test Development Time

October 6, 2014 9:38 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Keysight Technologies announced the M9188A, a PXI-based, 16-channels, single-slot unipolar dynamic digital/analog converter...

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Integrated Rack-Level Systems for Use in Rugged Environments

October 6, 2014 9:22 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Elma Electronic offers rack-level integration services that enable deployment of commercial equipment in rugged and mobile environments...

Next Stop, Planet e!

October 3, 2014 9:42 am | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor | Blogs | Comments

I’ve never traveled outside of the United States, and I’m excited that my first time will be for Electronica 2014 in Munich. The mere thought of the show’s overall size is very intimidating, but I must say, I am really interested to see all of the technological innovations...              

Can a Football Stadium Be as 'Smart' as a Phone?

October 3, 2014 9:30 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

It's a tough challenge for the National Football League to entice fans off their comfy couches and into stadiums when ticket prices are almost as high as the sport's TV ratings...                       

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...                           

New Frontier in Error-Correcting Codes

October 2, 2014 1:23 pm | by Andrew Carleen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Error-correcting codes are one of the glories of the information age: They're what guarantee the flawless transmission of digital information over the airwaves or through copper wire, even in the presence of the corrupting influences...                  

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A New Approach to On-Chip Quantum Computing

October 2, 2014 1:10 pm | by Lyndsay Meyer, The Optical Society | News | Comments

Commercial devices capable of encrypting information in unbreakable codes exist today, thanks to recent quantum optics advances, especially the generation of photon pairs...                                       

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 ...             

Trimble Expands Functionality of ThingMagic Mercury xPRESS Sensor Hub

October 1, 2014 5:25 pm | by Trimble | News | Comments

Trimble announced today the ThingMagic Mercury xPRESS Sensor Hub now supports network interfaces (PoE and Wi-Fi) as well as GPS, enabling the integration of positioning services into solutions. The xPRESS Sensor Hub is a flexible development platform designed to enable customers to rapidly create cost effective finished reader products...

Chillers and Heat Exchangers Enhance Looped Liquid Electronics Cooling

October 1, 2014 1:04 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Advanced Thermal Solutions introduced a series of portable Chiller Systems and liquid-to-air Heat Exchangers for controlling fluid temperatures in looped liquid cooling systems...

Ultra-High Speed ADC and DAC for Advanced Digital Microwave Systems

October 1, 2014 12:19 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Semtech Corporation announced that 64GSPS ADC and DAC cores are available utilizing IBM’s 32nm SOI technology for integration in high performance Digital Microwave System on Chip solutions...

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Pasternack Releases Their Brand New 2014 RF Product Guide

October 1, 2014 11:39 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The Largest Selection of RF Products In One Catalog Now Available from Pasternack Enterprises...

RFMW offers 18 GHz UltraCMOS Switches

October 1, 2014 11:03 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW announced design and sales support for two new Peregrine Semiconductor switches. Both the PE42542 and PE42543 are SP4T switches with operating bandwidth of 9 kHz to 18 GHz...

From Diamonds to Supercomputers

October 1, 2014 10:50 am | by Investigación y Desarrollo | News | Comments

By exchanging specific atoms inside the mineral structure, quantum bits, required to process complex operations faster, could be stabilized. Gustavo López Velázquez, researcher at the University of Guadalajara (UDG), proposes to construct a ...

Digital 40 Amp Converter from Murata

October 1, 2014 10:43 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Murata announced the addition of the OKDx-T/40 series of non-isolated point-of-load (PoL) DC/DC converters from Murata Power Solutions...

Get Off Your Computer

October 1, 2014 10:36 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

For myself and many other Americans, computer screens have become as essential to existence as food and housing, yet this crucial component of everyday life may be hurting us more than we think. Prolonged computer use can in fact produce ...

A New Dimension for Integrated Circuits: 3-D Nanomagnetic Logic

October 1, 2014 10:18 am | by Technische Universitaet Muenchen | News | Comments

Electrical engineers at the Technische Universität München have demonstrated a new kind of building block for digital integrated circuits. Their experiments show that future computer chips could be based on three-dimensional arrangements of nanometer-scale magnets instead of transistors...

Micro PLC Platform with the Power of Industry 4.0

October 1, 2014 10:02 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products has now implemented Industry 4.0 with less power, parts, and total costs using their Micro PLC platform...

App Teaches Kindergartners Basic Computer Coding

October 1, 2014 9:36 am | by Rodrique Ngowi, Associated Press | News | Comments

This computer programming app is so easy to use that even a kindergartener can do it. Researchers in Massachusetts have created a basic computer coding app that they say is the first designed specifically for children as young as 5. Kids who haven't yet learned to read can use the app to craft their own interactive stories and games...

50 V GaN HEMT Bare Die Family for DC-6 GHz Applications

October 1, 2014 9:33 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Cree released two new 50 V bare die for 40 and 170 W, which operate up to 6 GHz and are ideal drivers for 50 V IM FETs...

EPCOS High-Performance WLAN-Bluetooth Filter for Smartphones

September 30, 2014 11:38 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

TDK Corporation presents the new EPCOS WLAN-Bluetooth filter offering best-in-class performance and size for the coexistence of cellular, WLAN, Bluetooth and satellite navigation services on the same antenna. Based on advanced second-generation BAW technology...            

Underwater Robot for Port Security

September 30, 2014 10:46 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Last week, at the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, MIT researchers unveiled an oval-shaped submersible robot, a little smaller than a football, with a flattened panel on one side that it can slide along an underwater surface to perform ultrasound scans...              

A Closer Look: Stream-Box Gaming is a Mixed Bag

September 30, 2014 10:44 am | by RON HARRIS, Associated Press | News | Comments

As gaming consoles such as the Xbox and the PlayStation diversify into video, social media and other non-gaming apps, it seems only fair that streaming TV devices start nudging into gaming territory...                           

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