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GaN Systems to Show New Gallium Nitride High Power Transistors

September 15, 2014 3:02 pm | by GaN Systems | News | Comments

GaN Systems is showcasing its range of gallium nitride power transistors based on its proprietary Island Technology, which produces highly efficient, smaller transistors at lower cost than traditional silicon MOSFETs and IGBTs...

ZigBee Updated Standard for Radio Frequency-Based Remote Controls

September 15, 2014 1:20 pm | by ZigBee Alliance | News | Comments

The ZigBee Alliance announced the ratification of...

CableLabs DLNA CVP-2 Reference Server using Elliptic’s tVault

September 15, 2014 12:43 pm | by Elliptic Technologies | News | Comments

Elliptic Technologies announced their joint...

GCI Operates Fastest Wireless Data Network in Juneau

September 15, 2014 11:47 am | by GCI | News | Comments

 A recent independent test of GCI’s wireless...

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Six-Channel White LED Driver with Touch Screen Driver Supply

September 15, 2014 11:14 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Skyworks Solutions unveiled the SKY81452 which is a highly integrated, high efficiency LED backlight solution for tablets, notebook computers, monitors, and other portable devices..

Infrared LEDs Offer Optical Efficiency for Security Applications

September 15, 2014 10:49 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Osram Opto Semiconductors introduced the Oslon Black SFH 4715A infrared LED which offers a typical electro-optical efficiency of 48 percent...

HotSpot Episode 80: Space Rotation Algorithm

September 15, 2014 10:26 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week in WDD's HotSpot, discovering a hidden stonehenge with remote sensing techniques; an algorithm that helps us to understand how objects spin in space; cooling electrons without external means; and Apple's new line-up of smart devices...                   

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China Creates its First No-Cellphone Sidewalk Lane

September 15, 2014 9:55 am | by Didi Tang, Associated Press | News | Comments

Taking a cue from an American TV program, the Chinese city of Chongqing has created a smartphone sidewalk lane, seemingly offering a path for those too engrossed in messaging and tweeting to watch where they're going...

Econais ProbMe WiSmart Secure Configuration Software

September 15, 2014 9:29 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Econais makes it possible to securely configure an entire network with a single click...

Options Abound for Selling Used Mobile Phones

September 12, 2014 5:03 pm | by Alex Veiga, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Apple's latest iPhones begin shipping later this month, a move bound to inspire many fans of the popular smartphone to ditch their current models in favor of the bigger, sleeker iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. It's a ritual familiar by now to most smartphone users. Every couple of years, new models boasting more features...

Smartphones May Aid in Dietary Self-Monitoring

September 12, 2014 5:00 pm | by Elsevier Health Sciences | News | Comments

Smartphones have seen wide adoption among Americans in recent years because of their ease of use and adaptability. With that in mind, researchers examined how smartphone use affected weight loss goals and determined that smartphones may offer users an advantage over traditional methods when tracking diet data...

5 Smart Things Coming to Your Car

September 11, 2014 5:09 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Cellphones that warn drivers when people are crossing in front of them. Bicycles and cars that communicate with traffic lights. Sensors in cars that quickly alert other drivers to black ice, potholes or other hazards. A low-priced camera system ...

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'Electronic Skin' to Detect Breast Cancer

September 11, 2014 4:52 pm | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

For detecting cancer, manual breast exams seem low-tech compared to other methods such as MRI. But scientists are now developing an "electronic skin" that "feels" and images small lumps that fingers can miss. Knowing the size and ...  

IoT, Robotic Manufacturing & the End of the World

September 11, 2014 4:46 pm | by Chris Fox, Editor | Blogs | Comments

While most minds go to jarring images from movies like I, Robot and Terminator (and rightfully so), the robotic apocalypse may not make its presence known in such a blockbuster-style war of intellect and brawn, but rather as a subtle emergence from an unexpected area ...

First Graphene-Based Flexible Display Produced

September 11, 2014 4:24 pm | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

A flexible display incorporating graphene in its pixels' electronics has been successfully demonstrated by the Cambridge Graphene Centre and Plastic Logic. This is the first time graphene has been used in a transistor-based flexible device ...  

NIST Helps Develop New Standard for Microsensor Technology

September 11, 2014 4:21 pm | by National Institute of Standards and Technology | News | Comments

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has contributed to the development of a new standard for defining the performance of micromechanical sensors - a field that is expected to expand rapidly in coming decades as these ...

Engineering Newswire 107: Boeing’s Laser Targets Mortars, UAVs

September 11, 2014 4:11 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’ve filming with autonomous drones, seeing through walls and skin with night-vision goggles, and testing Boeing’s High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator ...          

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T-Mobile to Sell Phones That Call, Text on Wi-Fi

September 11, 2014 9:39 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

T-Mobile will sell more than 100 smartphone models with a built-in feature that taps into Wi-Fi networks to make phone calls and send texts when customers can't connect to the wireless carrier's cellular network. The program announced Wednesday represents T-Mobile's latest attempt to lure wireless subscribers away from three larger rivals...

Complete Line of PEM Self-Clinching Prevailing Torque Locknuts

September 10, 2014 12:44 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The complete line of PEM self-clinching prevailing torque locknuts for permanent installation in thin metal sheets is profiled in a new free 20-page product bulletin available from PennEngineering...

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 - 1.4 GHz and 3.1 – 3.5 GHz...

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...

Aeroflex Validates High-Speed 4G with FDD-TDD Carrier Aggregation

September 10, 2014 10:38 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

TM500 family is first to combine TDD and FDD spectrum allocations, helping mobile operators to boost data speeds—increasing revenue and improving customer experience...

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...

German Startup Factory Rocket Launches IPO

September 10, 2014 9:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Germany's Rocket Internet AG, which specializes in launching e-commerce startups, announced Wednesday that it plans a public listing on the Frankfurt stock exchange. The Berlin-based company said it aims to raise 750 million euros ($968 million) with a flotation "intended to take place later in 2014," giving no specific date...

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 ... 

Hotseat 37: Antenna Design Strategy

September 10, 2014 9:31 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

In this edpisode of the HotSeat, WDD sit down with Larry Morrell, Executive Vice President, Marketing and Business Development Larry Morrell at Cavendish Kinetics...                             

The World's Smallest Breathalyzer

September 9, 2014 9:27 pm | by Elevator Communications | News | Comments

Nearly every day a record breaking crowdfunding campaign catches the attention of the world with new devices that meld the worlds of software with hardware. And one key player in this revolution is 3D printing. The DrinkMate project, now on ...

Social Robots to Work With Humans Within Rules

September 9, 2014 9:21 pm | by AP / Powered by NewsLook.com | Videos | Comments

The next generation of social robots will act within social rules attached to its role and impact the way humans interact with each other. The field is actually called cognitive robotics ...         

A Smart Fluorescent Antenna for Wi-Fi Applications

September 9, 2014 9:08 pm | by Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) | News | Comments

A new invention uses ionized gas in fluorescent light tubes to transmit Internet wireless frequency signals throughout a building with the aid of already existing electrical wiring. Due to continuously evolving applications, the electronic ...

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