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Internal Reference Buffers with a Wider Dynamic Range

August 27, 2014 2:16 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products announced the MAX11905, a 20-bit, 1.6 Msps successive approximation register analog-to-digital converter...

New Smartphone App Can Detect Newborn Jaundice in Minutes

August 27, 2014 2:02 pm | by University of Washington | News | Comments

Newborn jaundice: It’s one of the last things a parent wants to deal with, but it’s unfortunately a common condition in babies less than a week old. Skin that turns yellow can be a sure sign that a newborn is jaundiced and isn’t adequately eliminating the chemical bilirubin...

Everyday Cybercrime — and What You Can Do about It

August 27, 2014 1:42 pm | by TED | Videos | Comments

How do you pick up a malicious online virus, the kind of malware that snoops on your data and taps your bank account? Often, it's through simple things you do each day without thinking twice. James Lyne reminds us that it's not only the NSA that's watching us, but ever-more-sophisticated cybercriminal...

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Ready Wireless Charging & NFC Reference Design

August 27, 2014 11:28 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Melexis launched an automotive grade NFC (Near Field Communication) transceiver of Melexis with Freescale Semiconductor’s wireless charging technology...

Carrier Grade Switch to 8 W

August 27, 2014 10:59 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW announced design and sales support for Peregrine Semiconductor’s PE42424, a SPDT switch operating from 100 MHz to 6GHz...

A Glucose Meter of a Different Color Provides Continuous Monitoring

August 27, 2014 12:04 am | by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | News | Comments

University of Illinois engineers are bringing a touch of color to glucose monitoring. The researchers developed a new continuous glucose monitoring material that changes color as glucose levels fluctuate, and the wavelength shift is so precise that doctors and patients may be able to...

San-tron’s Low-Pin Mini-DINs

August 26, 2014 1:28 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

San-tron has added high-performance 4.1/9.5 mini-DIN connectors and adapters to their growing line of low-PIM SRX products...                                     

Low EVM and Current

August 26, 2014 1:21 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology has announced its latest 2.4 GHz 256-QAM RF high-power amplifier, the SST12CP21, which offers ultra-low EVM and current consumption for 256-QAM and IEEE 802.11n systems...                 

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A Closer Look: Reading Tablets Decent, but Needed?

August 26, 2014 9:44 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

E-book readers are great for reading books, but they can't be used get directions or watch videos of people dumping ice over their heads. Tablets can. In partnership with Samsung, Barnes & Noble released a reading-centric tablet last week, the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook...

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems with Serializer/Deserializer Chipsets

August 25, 2014 5:15 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated’s automotive Serializer/Deserializer (SerDes) chipsets enable both shielded twisted pair and coax cabling, maximizing design flexibility...

In Our Digital World, Are Young People Losing the Ability to Read Emotions?

August 25, 2014 5:10 pm | by University of California - Los Angeles | News | Comments

Children’s social skills may be declining as they have less time for face-to-face interaction due to their increased use of digital media, according to a UCLA psychology study. UCLA scientists found that sixth-graders who went five days without even glancing at a smartphone, television or other digital screen did substantially better...

Playing Hunger Games: Are Gamified Health Apps Putting Odds in Your Favor?

August 25, 2014 5:05 pm | by Brigham Young University | News | Comments

At least that’s the approach of Zombies, Run!—one of more than 31,000 health and fitness apps on the market today, and one of the growing number of apps that use games to increase physical activity. Gamification is currently the popular trend for mobile fitness app makers looking to cash in to help people get fit...

Flush-Mountable Infrared LED

August 25, 2014 1:21 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Osram Opto Semiconductors enables remote control functionality to be incorporated in a lower profile with the use of first flush-mountable infrared LED...

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Reference Design for Bluetooth Smart Beacons

August 25, 2014 12:15 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Nordic Semiconductor announced the release of a reference design for Bluetooth Smart beacons...

Saelig’s Handheld Touch-Tablet RF Analyzer

August 25, 2014 11:20 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Saelig has introduced the RF-Vue T10 Spectrum Analyzer - an RF communications tool integrated with a 10" Windows 8 Touch Tablet. It covers the standard wireless microphone and IEM (in-ear monitor) frequency range of 470 to 700 MHz, while an extended-frequency version, the RF-Vue T10X has a frequency range of 40 MHz up to 2.5 GHz...              

HotSpot Episode 77: Smartphone-Loss Anxiety Disorder

August 25, 2014 11:00 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, the U.S. Navy has successfully completed landing and deck maneuvers with its new unmanned combat aerial vehicle; an optoelectronic camouflage system inspired by squid; how to deal with lost cell phone anxiety disorder; and remote-controlled moths, or biobots, for rescue missions...                   

Meaghan's Minute: Compact Medical Testing

August 25, 2014 10:47 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Keysight Technologies, Harvard researchers have created a portable medical detector that can monitor diabetes, detect malaria, discover environmental pollutants, and perform tests that now are done by machines costing...               

Gadget Watch: Get Ready for the Thermal Selfie

August 25, 2014 12:28 am | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Tired of the selfie? Get ready for the "thermie," or as I like to call it, the "hottie." That's when you take a picture of the heat emanating from your body, using an infrared camera that attaches to the back of your iPhone. It sounds unlikely, but it's coming. Apple stores started...

Lawsuits Challenge U.S. Drone, Model Aircraft Rules

August 25, 2014 12:23 am | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

Model aircraft hobbyists, research universities and commercial drone interests filed lawsuits Friday challenging a government directive that they say imposes tough new limits on the use of model aircraft and broadens the agency's ban on commercial drone flights...

Luxury Fashion Takes on Fitness Technology

August 24, 2014 11:24 pm | by Leanne Italie, Associated Press | News | Comments

Luxury fashion is making inroads in wearable tech as more designers try their hands at developing smart, stylish accessories and clothing aimed at tracking performance and health, or simply making connected lives easier to manage. "We actually think the fashion industry should be in the driver's seat..."

Bluetooth Technology & Development Kit Enable Simple Home Automation

August 22, 2014 10:56 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Articles | Comments

The Internet of Things (IoT) has significantly changed human interaction and connectivity over the past decade, and these connections are predicted to drastically increase. According to researchers, there will be roughly ...   

Delta 40 GHz Connectors for .047, .085 & .141 Cables

August 22, 2014 10:54 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW has announced design and sales support for Delta Electronics 2.92 mm SMK coaxial cable connectors rated to 40 GHz for use in commercial, industrial, and military applications...                                   

Ferguson Fallout: A Call for Police 'Body Cams'

August 22, 2014 9:59 am | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The fatal police shooting of the unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, is prompting calls for more officers to wear so-called body cameras, simple, lapel-mounted gadgets that capture video footage of law enforcement's interactions with the public. Proponents say the devices...

Look What’s Coming to Dinner

August 21, 2014 10:40 pm | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor | Blogs | Comments

Recently, I went to lunch with a friend; it was a chance to catch up and treat our daughters. Before we sat down, the girls noticed the kiosk at our table and instantly started playing games. They assured us that nothing popped up on the screen concerning charges, so we allowed them to continue playing whatever word game caught their attention...

A Magna Carta for the Web

August 21, 2014 4:32 pm | by TED | Videos | Comments

There’s a battle ahead. Eroding net neutrality, filter bubbles and centralizing corporate control all threaten the web’s wide-open spaces. It’s up to users to fight for the right to access and openness. The question is, What kind of Internet do we want? ...

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