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FCI Introduces its Latest Mini-SAS HD Active Optical Cables

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

FCI has introduced its mini-SAS HD Active Optical Cable (MSHD AOC) assembly, the latest addition to its portfolio of optical and electrical cabling solutions. The MSHD AOC solution is a four-channel cable that features...

EMA TimingDesigner Integrated with Cadence Allegro Sigrity SI

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

EMA Design Automation has announced TimingDesigner 9.4, which is tightly integrated with the Cadence Allegro Sigrity SI solution to provide a unique, highly-automated timing closure...

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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Vishay Intertechnology’s New Thin Film Chip Resistor Laboratory Sample Kits

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

Vishay Intertechnology has announced that the company is now offering laboratory sample kits of its high-stability thin film chip resistors. The TNPW0402 e3 (LTW0402 e3 96/4) and TNPW0603 e3 (LTW0603 e3 96/4) kits...

A Comprehensive Guide of CTS’ Heat Sinks

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by CTS Electronics Components | News | Comments

CTS Electronics Components and Avnet Electronics Marketing have announced the release of a comprehensive thermal solutions guide for Xilinx All Programmable FPGAs, 3D ICs and SoCs. The guide is a tool that enables thermal design experts to quickly identify heat sink solutions for their Xilinx All...

Take Big Ideas to the Cloud with TI’s Tiva C Series Connected LaunchPad

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

Texas Instruments has announced the latest addition to its popular microcontroller LaunchPad ecosystem – the Tiva C Series Connected LaunchPad. This Internet of Things (IoT), innovative platform...

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...

Agilent Technologies Expands PNA-X Network Analyzer for Active Device Test

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

Agilent Technologies has expanded the world’s most flexible PNA-X family of network analyzers with an 8.5 GHz model that more economically supports lower-frequency devices used in wireless communication applications...

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Loctronix's New ASR Workbench

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

Loctronix has announced the availability of the ASR Workbench, a development toolset for the company’s recently released ASR-2300 software-defined radio (SDR) module.  The ASR-2300 is a function-rich SDR for high-performance positioning, navigation and timing (PNT), and communication applications...

IAR Systems Updates Development Tools for Freescale HCS12 with Several User-friendly Features

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

IAR Systems has released an updated version of its complete and world-leading development toolchain IAR Embedded Workbench for HCS12. Plenty of new functionality is added to further improve ease of use and make the workflow more efficient for developers working with the 16-bit HCS12 microcontrollers from Freescale...

Turnkey Demo Kit for High-Speed Connection to the World

April 25, 2014 11:04 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Lantiq and Würth Elektronik eiSos have announced the availability of a jointly developed demonstration kit to provide an easy and fast way for implementing Ethernet in a broad range of products. The Evaluation Kit paves the way to easily add Ethernet hardware...            

Infographic: Are Engineers Really Qualified?

April 25, 2014 9:23 am | by Chris Fox, Managing Editor | News | Comments

As the world of technology advances quickly, engineers are forced to adapt to a fast-changing landscape and sometimes skills and talents may diminish. New hires may have a degree, but do they really know how to engineer?                                   

Your T-shirt’s Ringing: Telecommunications in the Spaser Age

April 24, 2014 10:41 am | by Monash University | News | Comments

A new version of “spaser” technology being investigated could mean that mobile phones become so small, efficient, and flexible they could be printed on clothing...                            

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Turning Smartphones into Microscopes with Droplet Lens

April 24, 2014 10:30 am | by ANU Media, Australian National University | News | Comments

Australian scientists have invented a simple and cheap way of making a high-powered lens that can transform a smartphone into a high-resolution microscope...                          

Design as an Art Form

April 23, 2014 2:33 pm | by Vladymir Rogov, CEO of ROGOV Design | Blogs | Comments

From my perspective, design and innovation is ultimately about making life better for people and a better world. My job as a designer is to exploit product experience options that create value, propositions and services so compelling, customers prefer...

Google Buys Drone Maker Titan Aerospace

April 15, 2014 9:05 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google has bought Titan Aerospace, a maker of solar-powered drones, saying it could help bring Internet access to remote parts of the world as well as solve other problems...                          

Photos of the Day: Smartphone-Readable Microparticles Prevent Counterfeiting

April 14, 2014 10:56 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

These particles can easily be manufactured and integrated into a variety of materials, and can withstand extreme temperatures, sun exposure, and heavy wear, says Doyle, the senior author of a paper describing the particles in the April 13 issue of Nature Materials. They could also be equipped with sensors that can “record” their environments — noting...

HotSpot Episode 58: Gestured-Controlled Music

April 14, 2014 10:21 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, perpetual power reserve using revolutionary WySips Crystal technology; Google Glass assists Parkinson's patients; MIDI gloves that allow gestured-controlled music composition; and a gamer controller that taps into players' emotions...                    

Environmental Conditions, Standards & Certification

April 11, 2014 9:43 am | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor | News | Comments

Data from a recent Wireless Design & Development (WDD) reader survey suggests that frequency tolerance is the most important specification to consider when implementing oscillators into their designs. The survey also offers reader thoughts on design challenges, trends, and future developments...                 

The Brainstorm: Editorial Advisory Board

April 9, 2014 4:23 pm | by WDD Staff | News | Comments

WDD's editorial advisory board discusses the major challenges that they face on a daily basis withing their market sectors...                                 

5 Misconceptions About Circuit Protection Devices

April 4, 2014 1:55 pm | by Barry Brents, TE Connectivity | Blogs | Comments

In my work, I speak with lots of engineers about using circuit protection devices and find that there are still a lot of misconceptions about the technology and their applications. Here are the top five ...                

Engineering Newswire 84: World's Fastest Bullet Car

April 3, 2014 4:07 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re fixing the government with sixth grade math, printing invisibility cloaks, and racing the world’s fastest RC Car ...                  

Live Panel Discussion at IMS2014

April 1, 2014 9:48 am | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor | Blogs | Comments

On Tuesday, June 3rd, I will be hosting a live panel discussion at the 2014 International Microwave Symposium (IMS) in Tampa Bay, FL. Driverless and Talking Cars: New Technology Transforms the Way We Travel will focus on the wireless technologies and...                          

Engineering Live: The Internet of Things (On Demand)

March 31, 2014 10:27 am | by ECN Staff | Videos | Comments

On this episode of Engineering Live (On Demand), we’ve assembled an expert panel with direct influence on the IoT to discuss the current state of the industry; where we’ll be in five years; and the key componentry that is making it all possible ...             

Meaghan's Minute: Combining the Powers of Renewables

March 27, 2014 12:12 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by API Technologies, Dr. Kurt Rohrig from the Franhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology, believes if the strengths of wind, solar, and biogas are combined in a smart way...                       

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