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Altered Landscape for Sony, Microsoft Consoles

November 15, 2013 9:35 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

When Sony and Microsoft last came out with new video game consoles — seven and eight long years, respectively, the companies touted the machines' high-definition graphics, powerful processors and ability to play DVDs, and in Sony's case, Blu-ray discs...

Motorola Unveils Budget Smartphone, Aimed at World

November 14, 2013 9:47 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Motorola wants to equip the world with the latest smartphone technology at less than a third the typical price. The new Moto G phone starts at $179 in the U.S. without a contract requirement. That compares with $600 or more that people must pay for phones without traditional two-year...

Samsung Says It Owes Apple $52M

November 14, 2013 9:42 am | by PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press | News | Comments

How much does Samsung Electronics owe Apple for copying vital features of the iPhone and iPad? Apple says $380 million. Samsung counters with $52 million. It's possible a jury presiding over a patent trial in a San Jose courtroom will find somewhere...


AVX Introduces Two New High Frequency Ultra-Broadband SMT Inductor Series

November 13, 2013 5:18 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Providing low insertion loss and excellent matching, the GLM & GLN Series are ideal for ultra-broadband DC decoupling networks & bias tee applications in optical communications systems and equipment using high-speed digital logic...

Microchip Makes Developing 3D Gesture Systems Easy With Hillstar Development Kit

November 13, 2013 2:15 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology recently announced the new MGC3130 Hillstar Development Kit for 3D gesturing systems.  The kit provides designers with an easy, step-by-step approach to develop 3D gesturing systems with Microchip’s MGC3130 and electrodes that meet their...

VPG's Z-Foil Through-Hole Resistors Feature Extended Range Down to 5 Ω

November 13, 2013 12:31 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Precision Group recently announced that its Vishay Foil Resistors brand (VFR) has enhanced the Z Series of ultra-high-precision Bulk Metal Z-Foil through-hole commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) resistors with an extended resistance range down to...

Telemakus 13 GHz USB Controlled Attenuator from RFMW

November 13, 2013 11:38 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW announces sales support for a USB controlled, RF, digital step attenuator from Telemakus. The TEA13000-12 is based on an analog circuit driven by a 16-bit ADC providing extremely fine control down to ~0.03 dB step size...

Raltron Introduces Small Microprocessor Crystal

November 13, 2013 10:53 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Raltron Electronics has just released its new Model R1612 Microprocessor Crystal at 1.6 x 1.2 x 0.4 mm in size, addressing the ever increasing demand for smaller size components...


Quick and Reliable Charging

November 13, 2013 10:27 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated’s automotive DC-DC converter with cable drop compensation integrates a smart USB charge emulator to enable fast and reliable charging for portable devices (PDs)...

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....

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...

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...

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 ...      

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