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Photos of the Day: Miami is New Tech 'Hot Spot'

May 5, 2014 8:53 pm | by Laura Wides-Munoz, Associated Press | News | Comments

Famed for its beaches, cruises and cafecitos, South Florida is now angling to become one of the next U.S. tech hot spots by leveraging its role as the gateway to Latin America and luring northern entrepreneurs with cheap living costs and lots of sun...

Miami Looks Beyond Beaches, Bikinis to Tech

May 5, 2014 8:35 pm | by Laura Wides-Munoz, Associated Press | News | Comments

Famed for its beaches, cruises and cafecitos, South Florida is now angling to become one of the next U.S. tech hot spots by leveraging its role as the gateway to Latin America and luring northern entrepreneurs with cheap living costs and lots of sun...

DARPA's Drop-In Autopilot

May 5, 2014 10:20 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, early dection of heart attacks and strokes; DARPA's ALIAS program overcomes challenges and complex interfaces that military aircraft presents to operators; an affordable and easy-to-install security system; and TDK and Witricity's new licensing agreement enable commercialization of wireless charging...                 

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Decoding the Apple-Samsung Patent Dispute

May 5, 2014 9:33 am | by Alex Veiga, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Apple and Samsung are suing each other in courts and trade offices around the world, each making claims that the other copied patented mobile device features. The companies' most-recent legal tussle all but concluded on Friday, when a California jury found that Samsung copied some of Apple's smartphone features...

Collaborative 'Metasurfaces' Grant to Merge Classical and Quantum Physics

May 2, 2014 8:51 am | by Caroline Perry, Harvard University | News | Comments

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research has selected the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) to lead a multidisciplinary effort that will merge research in classical and quantum physics and accelerate the development of advanced optical technologies...                           

Photo of the Day: Flat Lens Using a Metasurface

May 2, 2014 8:51 am | by Caroline Perry, Harvard University | News | Comments

The premise of nanophotonics is that light can interact with matter in unusual ways when the material incorporates tiny metallic or dielectric features that are separated by a distance shorter than the wavelength of the light. Metamaterials are engineered materials that exploit these phenomena, producing strange effects, enabling light to bend unnaturally...              

Murata Launches New Visual Identity

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Murata | News | Comments

Murata has launched a new visual identity that includes changes to the corporate logo and other key visual identity elements. The objective of this initiative is to better express Murata's philosophy and brand promise.The world of electronics keeps changing, and Murata is expanding to new applications..

Sunrise Micro Devices Partners with Wicentric

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Sunrise Micro Devices | News | Comments

Sunrise Micro Devices (SMD) has partnered with Wicentric to develop powerful and efficient protocol stack software optimized for CORDIO BT4 radio core, SMD’s first radio core offering from the CORDIO family of sub-volt wireless products. This solution provides...

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Balluff Offers New Industrial Ethernet Cables

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Industrial Ethernet has expanded its line of industrial Ethernet cables. While Cat5E is the base requirement for industrial Ethernet, when working with a specific network like EtherNet/IP or PROFINET, higher requirements are a must with the components in the network..

Advanced Power Electronics New Current Mode Step-Up Converter

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Advanced Power Electronics has introduced a new current mode step up converter for small, low power applications. The input voltage of the APE1913-3 converter can range from 2.6 to 5.5 V...

New Freescale Power Amplifier Delivers Unmatched Frequency Range, Gain, & Power

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Freescale Semiconductor | News | Comments

Freescale Semiconductor has introduced the first 2W integrated power amplifier operating with a 5V supply and delivering more than 40 dB of gain to cover all frequency bands between 1500 and 2700 MHz. The component supports any cellular standard operating at this frequency including GSM, 3G, 4G, and LTE...

Advantech 1U Server Extends Carrier Grade Product Line

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Advantech has rolled out a new addition to its carrier-grade, NEBS-compliant server line in a flexible and compact 1U package with a depth of just 20”. The CGS-3000 is optimized for the needs of network equipment...

RacoWireless, B&B Electronics Team Up to Offer Pre-Packaged Connectivity

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

B&B Electronics and RacoWireless have announced that they have teamed up to offer a Spectre cellular router with a prepaid wireless data plan. The B&B Electronics Spectre 3G cellular router, together with RacoWireless network services, provides everything customers need to connect, develop, deploy, and use M2M applications on the secure USA T-Mobile 3G cellular data network...

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Pie Digital Boosts Call Resolution & Reduces Customer Support Calls

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Pie Digital | News | Comments

Pie Digital has announced TotalTechHero, the only application suite that fully enables service providers and customer service representatives (CSRs) to successfully support connected homes. TotalTechHero reduces customer care expense by up to 40 percent, improves the customer experience, and turns support into a revenue generator...

New Double-ridged Horn Antenna from PMM

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Teseq has introduced a double-ridged horn antenna from PPM that has a frequency range of 6 to 18 GHz.  The new PMM DR-01 is designed for radiated emissions and immunity applications, featuring an antenna factor of 36 to 41 dB/m and excellent sensitivity for emissions measurements...

Global Specialties’ Advanced Analog & Digital Electronic Design Workstation

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Global Specialties has introduced the PB-507, a powerful, versatile tool for circuit designers, engineers, technicians, students, and hobbyists. All digital controls, USB port, and a wide choice of...

IDTechEx Forecasts a Multi-Billion Dollar Future for E-Textiles

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Dr. Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx | News | Comments

The brand new IDTechEx Research report E-Textiles: Electronic Textiles 2014-2024 has a particular focus on the narrow definition of those entirely reliant on e-fibers for electronic, electro-optic, and electrical functionality. Today, only conductive weavable fibers are widely available commercially. Include in that embroidery and other interleaving technologies using ribbon or fiber...

Deutsch Connectors Expand TE Connectivity’s Range for Circular Market

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

TE Connectivity has offered a full complement of high-performance circular connectors, including DEUTSCH connectors, to its portfolio of circular connectors serving nanominiature, microminiature, and compact...

Blesh Enables Hands-free Payments with FastPay

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Blesh | News | Comments

Blesh has announced the launch of their Micro Location Services platform with iBeacons. Blesh started implementing iBeacons and delivering proximity notifications for its Member Companies by the end of 2013. So far, Blesh Member Companies...

LINX NoVA Launch Internet Exchange Services at EvoSwitch

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by IX Reach | News | Comments

EvoSwitch has announced that LINX NoVA has turned up service at its data center in Manassas, VA, and that the first LINX member networks present at that location have started the exchange of Internet traffic as part of the Acceptance Into Service (AIS) process...

Peregrine Semiconductor Introduces UltraCMOS Global 1

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Peregrine Semiconductor has announced UltraCMOS Global 1, the first reconfigurable RF front end (RFFE). For the first time, 4G LTE platform providers and OEMs will be able to save time and money by creating a single-SKU design for global markets. To support over 40 frequency bands...

Wearable Electronics to Drive Additional $70M in Battery Revenue

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by IHS Technology | News | Comments

The global market for batteries used in wearable electronics will grow more than tenfold in just four short years, propelled by portable new products especially suitable for active sports and fitness lifestyles, according to a new report from IHS Technology...

Pharad's New Wearable Antennas Optimized for the IOTV

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pharad has introduced two new Wearable Antennas for use in the Improved Outer Tactical Vest (IOTV). The two antennas are the first in a new series of VHF and UHF antennas to be added to Pharad’s patented wearable...

Times Microwave Systems' Unique Times-Protect LP-SPT RF Lightning Protection Tester

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Times Microwave Systems  has introduced the new Times-Protect LP-SPT RF surge protection tester, which provides the user with the capability to test any lightning protection device or component to ensure its proper functioning and capability to protect critical and expensive RF equipment...

'Cool' Invention Wins First Place at MADMEC

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Rob Matheson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Heating or cooling certain parts of your body — such as applying a warm towel to your forehead if you feel chilly — can help maintain your perceived thermal comfort...                                           

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