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New Species of Electrons Can Lead to Better Computing

September 12, 2014 5:11 pm | by University of Manchester | News | Comments

Researchers report a material in which electrons move at a controllable angle to applied fields, similar to sailboats driven diagonally to the wind. The material is graphene – one atom-thick chicken wire made from carbon – but with a difference. It is transformed to a new so-called superlattice state by placing it on top of boron nitride...

The Quantum Revolution is a Step Closer

September 11, 2014 5:06 pm | by University of Bristol | News | Comments

Theories show how computing devices that operate according to quantum mechanics can solve problems that conventional (classical) computers, including super computers, can never solve. These theories have been experimentally ...   

High Gain Amplifiers for Commercial and Military Radar Released

September 10, 2014 11:35 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pasternack adds line of L and S band high gain amplifiers covering 1.2 to 1.4 GHz and 3.1 to 3.5 GHz...

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700-V Power Management Switcher Cuts Quiescent Power Consumption in Half

September 10, 2014 11:12 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

TI high-voltage switcher delivers energy savings to “always-on” smart meters, home automation designs...

SuperSpeed Explorer Kit to Accelerate USB 3.0 Designs

September 10, 2014 10:57 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor introduced a low-cost, easy-to-use development platform that enables designers to add high-performance USB 3.0 throughput to virtually any system...

Apple Pushes Digital Wallet with Apple Pay

September 10, 2014 10:00 am | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple is betting that people want to pay with a tap of the phone rather than a swipe of the card. The technology company on Tuesday introduced a new digital wallet service called Apple Pay that is integrated with its Passbook credential-storage app and its fingerprint ID security system...

Review: Apple Watch Looks to Be Another Winner

September 10, 2014 9:53 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

As computerized wristwatches go, the upcoming Apple Watch looks impressive. I like that it will come in two sizes, so the watch won't feel giant on smaller hands, as some competing watches do. I also like that Apple will offer a ... 

Apple to Reveal Its Next Big Thing

September 9, 2014 10:14 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple is poised to reveal its next big thing Tuesday in a crucial attempt to prove its technological tastemakers still have the power to mesmerize the masses. The trend-setting company is expected to rouse the still-slumbering market for ...

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Telit Introduces Cloud-Ready Modules

September 8, 2014 3:41 pm | by Telit Wireless Solutions | News | Comments

Telit Wireless Solutions debuted its first m2mAIR Cloud-ready wireless modules, designed to simplify the development and deployment of comprehensive M2M and Internet of Things applications using the m2mAIR Cloud service – an important step toward realizing the company’s vision of the Internet of Things made Plug & Play...

DAC Delivers 74dB Spurious Free Dynamic Range

September 8, 2014 3:18 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology announced the LTC2000, a 16-bit 2.5Gsps digital-to-analog converter (DAC) with a spectral purity of 74dBc SFDR at 200MHz output, and better than 68dBc SFDR for output frequencies...

Power Amp Offers High Power, High Linearity, and Excellent Efficiency

September 8, 2014 2:26 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Custom MMIC introduced the CMD216 to their product line...

Battery-Free Pace Maker Adapts Power from Swiss Watches

September 8, 2014 10:41 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by SanDisk, Google's Project Wing uses drone to deliver packages faster; robotic birds to help decrease the dangers that birds can create; high-end micro and small satellites that allow the communication satellite to exhaust its propellant resources until the last drops; battery-free pacemakers; and a truly secure data encryption...       

Secure Computing for the 'Everyman'

September 7, 2014 9:57 pm | by Los Alamos National Laboratory | News | Comments

The largest information technology agreement ever signed by Los Alamos National Laboratory brings the potential for truly secure data encryption to the marketplace after nearly 20 years of development at the nation's premier national-security ...

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High-Performance WLAN-Bluetooth Filter for Smartphones

September 4, 2014 3:19 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

TDK Corporation presented a new EPCOS WLAN-Bluetooth filter that offers performance and size for the coexistence of cellular, WLAN, Bluetooth and satellite navigation services on the same antenna...

AIMB-215 Mini-ITX with Intel Celeron J1900/N2930/N2807 Processors

September 4, 2014 12:29 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Advantech announced the arrival of AIMB-215, a new industrial-grade THIN Mini-ITX motherboard, featuring Intel Celeron J1900/N2930 low power SOC with significant CPU & graphics performance improvements. AIMB-215 is designed in low profile for...

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...

BOGEYBOARD Turns any Switch into a Remote Control

September 4, 2014 11:57 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The BOGEYBOARD is the latest problem solver from RF Solutions...

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: Where Are All the Women in STEM?

September 4, 2014 10:54 am | by Kasey Panetta, Managing Editor and Eileen Whitmore, Art Director | News | Comments

When it comes to women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathethmatics) the numbers just don’t add up. Even though the number of women majoring in STEM (and attending college) has increased in the past few decades, the number of women who actually enter the fields has barely increased at all....

Qualcomm Offers New Development Kit With More Features

September 4, 2014 10:26 am | by Qualcomm Incorporated | News | Comments

Qualcomm Incorporated announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Atheros, Inc., is broadening support for developers to simplify the design of products that use Wi-Fi to connect the Internet of Everything...

Adding Cells is a Small Antenna Matter for CommScope

September 3, 2014 11:24 am | by CommScope | News | Comments

Wireless operators are adding more cell sites and more sectors to existing sites to meet the ballooning use of bandwidth by consumers. Complicating such “cell densification” efforts is the lack of space for new cell sites, challenging aesthetic requirements and tower leasing costs...

Manufacturing Test License Agreement with Broadcom

September 3, 2014 11:10 am | by Rohde & Schwarz | News | Comments

Rohde & Schwarz announced it has entered into a Manufacturing Test License agreement with Broadcom Corporation. Through the MTL agreement, Rohde & Schwarz can provide certified verification test solutions to Broadcom WLAN and Bluetooth customers...

Siemens CVC Launched OTT SWIPE UX

September 3, 2014 10:50 am | by Siemens Convergence Creators | News | Comments

Siemens Convergence Creators today announced the worldwide market launch of OTT SWIPE UX as a Service. This latest product extension adds OTT SWIPE user experience to existing OTT platforms...

Single Laser Stops Molecular Tumbling Motion Instantly

September 2, 2014 2:13 pm | by Northwestern University | News | Comments

In the quantum world, making the simple atom behave is one thing, but making the more complex molecule behave is another story. Now scientists have figured out an elegant way to stop a molecule from tumbling so that its potential for new applications can be harnessed...

Breakthrough in Light Sources for New Quantum Technology

September 1, 2014 12:39 am | by University of Copenhagen - Niels Bohr Institute | News | Comments

Electronic circuits are based on electrons, but one of the most promising technologies for future quantum circuits are photonic circuits, i.e. circuits based on light (photons) instead of electrons. First, it is necessary to be able to create a stream of single photons and control their direction...

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