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Testimony to Begin in Apple-Samsung Patent Trial

November 13, 2013 9:32 am | by Paul Elias, Associated Press | News | Comments

The billion dollar patent fight between the world's two biggest smartphone makers is resuming in a Silicon Valley courtroom. Lawyers for rivals Apple and South Korea-based Samsung Electronics were scheduled to deliver opening statements Wednesday in a San Jose courtroom in a trial to...

Anaheim Scientific Releases the M110, a Mini Hand-held Light Meter

November 12, 2013 4:00 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Anaheim Scientific has introduced the first model in its new M-Series of mini-handheld environmental meters: The M110 Mini Light Meter. The M-Series are small handheld meters that make taking measurements out in the field easy and convenient.

Stackpole’s CSS2725 Available in Resistance Values Down to 250 Microohms

November 12, 2013 3:37 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Stackpole introduces its CSS precision current sense resistor series....

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Richardson RFPD Introduces Two RF Power Vertical MOSFETs

November 12, 2013 3:07 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Richardson RFPD recently announced availability and full design support capabilities for two new high-frequency vertical diffusion metal oxide semiconductor (VDMOS) MOSFETs from Microsemi. The new high-power, high breakdown voltage, common source configuration devices offer excellent stability and...

Combined Data Plane & Control Processing in Aitech SBCs

November 12, 2013 1:26 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Aitech Defense Systems now offers two new rugged single board computers (SBCs) based on the latest Freescale 12-core T4240 QorIQ processor architecture...

Pentek Onyx Virtex-7 Wideband Software Radio Module

November 12, 2013 12:09 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pentek recently announced the newest member of its popular Onyx family of high-speed data converter XMC FPGA modules: the Onyx Model 71730, a single channel, 1 GHz 12-bit A/D, 1 GHz 16-bit D/A module based on the high density Xilinx Virtex-7 FPGA...

Qualcomm Atheros Announces HomePlug AV2 Chip

November 12, 2013 11:13 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Qualcomm recently announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Atheros, has introduced a new HomePlug AV2 product, the QCA7500, to deliver Gigabit-class performance and optimal coverage throughout the home using existing electrical wiring...

Modbus Gateway from B&B Electronics

November 12, 2013 10:04 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

B&B Electronics has expanded its family of Vlinx Modbus Communications Gateways with the MESP211, a low-cost, compact gateway designed to convert Modbus ASCII or Modbus RTU serial signals into...

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Meaghan's Minute: Driblet Water Sensor

November 12, 2013 10:03 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices,  Dragon Innovation's crowd funding platform is featuring a new project, Driblet, which is a Wi-Fi connected water sensor that harvests its own energy by using the flow of water...

Biometrics Researchers See World Without Passwords

November 12, 2013 9:36 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Stephen Elliott is the director of international biometric research at Purdue University in Indiana. He says iris and fingerprint scans as well as facial and voice recognition are just a few of the tools that improve security while making lives easier. His basement lab is...

Samsung Makes Quiet Push for New Mobile OS

November 12, 2013 9:35 am | by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The South Korean electronics giant is in a quiet push to make its Tizen operating system a part of the technology lexicon as familiar as Google's Android or Apple's iOS. Its ambition doesn't stop there. Samsung sees the software in your car, fridge and television...

Many Millions at Stake at 2nd Apple-Samsung Trial

November 12, 2013 9:23 am | by PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press | News | Comments

In courts, government tribunals and regulatory agencies around world, Apple Inc. has argued that Samsung's Android-based phones copy vital iPhone features. Samsung Electronics Co. is fighting back with its own complaints that some key Apple patents are invalid and Apple has...

Smartphones Seen Tripling to 5.6B by 2019

November 11, 2013 10:00 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Sweden's Ericsson AB, the world's largest maker of telecommunications networks, says in a report Monday it expects smartphone traffic to grow tenfold in the next six years, with service providers increasing high-speed networks to deal with the surge. Total mobile subscriptions...

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HotSpot Episode 38: Sensors Smell Meth Labs, Bombs

November 11, 2013 9:16 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by SanDisk, sesnors smell meth labs and bombs; a smartphone app that increases driver safety in low visibility situations; flexible batteries made from carbon nanotubes; and a Smart SesnorTag that shortens design time for Bluetooth app development...

Exploring Public Perceptions of Future Wearable Computing

November 8, 2013 9:29 am | by Jason Maderer, Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

As scientists develop the next wave of smartwatches and other wearable computing, they might want to continue focusing their attention on the arms and the wrists. According to a recent Georgia Tech study, portable electronic devices placed on the collar, torso, waist or...

Engineering Newswire 64: Hypersonic Jet Strikes Anywhere in Less Than an Hour

November 7, 2013 1:02 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re flying unmanned Navy helicopters, adjusting our atomic clocks, reconfiguring robotic ape spines, and attacking any target in the world, in less than an hour with the ...      

Review: New Kindle is Strong Challenge to iPad Air

November 7, 2013 9:46 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

On the heels of Apple's new, lighter iPad, Amazon has come out with a full-size tablet that weighs even less yet sports a sharper display and a lower price tag. Although Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 hasn't received as much attention as the iPad Air, it is emerging as the strongest...

Georgia Tech Develops Inkjet-Based Circuits

November 7, 2013 9:42 am | by Georgia Tech | News | Comments

Researchers from Georgia Tech, the University of Tokyo and Microsoft Research have developed a novel method to rapidly and cheaply make electrical circuits by printing them with commodity inkjet printers and off-the-shelf materials. For about $300 in equipment costs, anyone can produce working...

TriQuint Expands CATV Portfolio with Infrastructure Hybrids and GaN Amplifiers

November 6, 2013 11:29 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

TriQuint Semiconductor has released the first two members of its cost-effective TriAccess hybrid-packaged power doubler family...

Telit 3G Module Delivers Compact, High-speed Data

November 5, 2013 5:21 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Telit Wireless Solutions recently announced the introduction of its 3G-only-cellular module. The product, which also incorporates a Python Script Language interpreter, is capable of running customer applications internally without the need for additional...

Mobile Wallets: How to Safeguard against an Evolving Hacker Threat

November 5, 2013 4:15 pm | by Lynn Price, IT Security Strategist, IBM | Blogs | Comments

What would you do if your wallet was stolen? Anyone who has experienced the headache and frustration of canceling credit cards or reordering a driver’s license will affirm the importance of knowing where your wallet is at all times, and being extra wary of having it pilfered by a pickpocket when...

The New and Improved AEL5 Series Electric Actuator Range

November 5, 2013 3:50 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Spirax Sarco has announced its new and improved AEL 5 series electric actuator range for 1/2” to 4” control valves...

Vishay Releases Automotive Thin Film Chip Resistor

November 5, 2013 11:09 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The AEC-Q200-qualified PATT is optimized for the low-noise, single-signal processing required to compensate for low offset and temperature drift in high-temperature environments, including under-the-hood automotive applications, high-precision oil and...

HotSpot Episode 37: GPS Tracking Bullets Used in High-Speed Chases

November 4, 2013 10:13 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD’s HotSpot, brought to you by National Instruments, StarChase creates GPS tracking bullets to help police in high-speed chases; digital villages help African communities become economically independent; a new Bluetooth anit lost alarm; and the perfect gift for kids during the holiday season...

Review: LG Tablet Has Phone Alerts, Multitasking

November 4, 2013 9:16 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

For a short time, LG had the distinction of having the rare 8-inch tablet with a high-resolution screen. But then Apple came along and stole the spotlight when it unveiled a new iPad Mini with an even better screen. That doesn't mean you should dismiss LG Electronics' new tablet outright...

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