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Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) Sack Network Issues

April 15, 2015 2:47 pm | by Janine E. Mooney, Editor in Chief | @JMooneyWDD and James Davis, Wireless Applications Engineer, API Technologies Corp. | Articles | Comments

Picture this: You're at a major sporting event and you just took a phenomenal snapshot of the field, or the players, or maybe even you on the field with a player. You undoubtedly want to send it to your wife, or kids, or friends, or maybe even your entire friend list on Facebook. You crop it, maybe ... 

March/April 2015 — Distributed Antenna Systems Sack Network Issues

April 15, 2015 11:35 am | by WDD Staff | Digital Editions | Comments

The March/April issue of Wireless Design & Development (WDD) is packed full of content from...

When it Comes to Drones, the Sky is the Limit

April 8, 2015 10:00 am | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

The purpose of drones and their opportunity for growth appears to be unconstrained. “Seed-...

No One Likes Goodbyes

April 8, 2015 9:29 am | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor, @MZiembaWDD | Blogs | Comments

It is with great excitement, and also deep sadness, that I announce my departure from the design...

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Taking Aim with Precision-Guided Firearms

April 7, 2015 11:22 am | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor, @MZiembaWDD | Articles | Comments

Austin-based TrackingPoint has developed a fully integrated, precision-guided firearm system that is ideal for predator control and herd management ...

RC Aircraft or Drones?

March 31, 2015 11:40 am | by Viet Nguyen, Senior Software Engineer, Intel Corporation | Articles | Comments

RC Aircraft have been around since before World War II. This popular hobby evolved in the last decades, but essentially is based on a flying model, mostly aircraft or helicopter, and a radio transmitter to control it. The range of these transmitters varies from 1 to 2 miles, even though the RC pilot couldn’t fly any farther than his/her visual range in order to control the aircraft ...

Smart Home Security: Protecting Wirelessly Connected Endpoints from Cyber-Attacks

March 10, 2015 9:59 am | by Alan Grau, President and Co-Founder, Icon Labs | Articles | Comments

The 1999 Disney Film “Smart House” depicts an intelligent, connected house in which everything within the home, from laundry and breakfast to the front door lock, is automated. In the film, the “Smart House,” named Pat, decides it knows what is best for its occupants and takes over ... 

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Hearing Aids Tune into a Wireless World

March 4, 2015 10:10 am | by Aidan Moore, ON Semiconductor | Articles | Comments

These are exciting times for hearing aid technology. If you haven’t looked at what’s available in hearing aids recently, you may be surprised to find a level of sophistication that was missing in previous generations ...

Connecting with the Connected Car at MWC

March 4, 2015 9:26 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

You think you know what a connected car is and then you actually experience one and it’s something else altogether ...

January/February 2015 — Security for the Smart Home

February 26, 2015 4:23 pm | by WDD Staff | Digital Editions | Comments

The January/February issue of Wireless Design & Development (WDD) is packed full of great content from Smart Home Security to Remote Sensing with WirelessHART Process Transmitters, and beyond. Find out what our top industry leaders have to say about how they're addressing test equipment design needs due to an increase in M2M ... 

Volvo to Test Self-Driving Cars on Roads in 2017

February 26, 2015 1:47 pm | by Andy Szal, Real Time Digital Reporter, Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

One hundred people will get behind the wheel of self-driving Volvo cars in 2017 for the first public test of the Swedish automaker's Drive Me system ...                               

Gesture Sensors Revolutionize User Interface Control

February 25, 2015 4:21 pm | by Dan Jacobs, Senior Product Manager (US), ams AG | Articles | Comments

Designers face a variety of challenges when selecting the most appropriate type of buttons or controls for basic user interfaces ...            

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Could Your Product Win the “Oscars of Invention?”

February 24, 2015 8:48 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

Entry is now open for the expanded 2015 R&D 100 Awards, organized by R&D Magazine. This competition marks the most innovative, cutting-edge technologies and services of 2014, and this year has widened its scope to include manufacturing, design engineering and consumer markets as well as science, academia and government ...

Is DC Power the Way of the Future?

February 20, 2015 11:25 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The war of the currents still rages … politely, as ECN gathered panelists earlier this month to talk about AC vs. DC, Tesla vs. Edison, data centers, and the future of power engineering on Engineering Live ...

Interconnect Solutions Drive Performance in Harsh Environments

February 18, 2015 2:13 pm | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor, @MZiembaWDD | Articles | Comments

At this year’s Autosport International Engineering Show in Birmingham, UK, TE Connectivity displayed its latest innovations from its DEUTSCH connectors and Raychem wire and cable ...              

In the HotSeat: Dr. Wald Siskens, CEO, EnOcean

February 18, 2015 1:29 pm | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor, @MZiembaWDD | Articles | Comments

Last year, EnOcean welcomed Dr. Wald Siskens as its new CEO, who prior to EnOcean, had a 17-year career with Phillips Electronics ...          

LTE-Advanced & Carrier Aggregation - An RF Double Whammy

February 18, 2015 12:58 pm | by Jeremy Hendy, VP Marketing, Nujira | Articles | Comments

Although RF engineers are still largely focused on maximizing the efficiency and performance of LTE front ends, LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) will soon introduce a range of new challenges and complexity that need to be overcome in handsets ...           

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EnOcean Launches Complete Wireless LED Control System

February 18, 2015 12:09 pm | by EnOcean | News | Comments

LED lighting is one of the most promising and fast-growing technologies of today. EnOcean now enables OEMs to unlock the full potential of LEDs with simple, easy-to-install, industry standard tools that offer energy conservation, personal control, and compliance ...          

Octopart’s Common Parts Library for Connected Device Products

February 11, 2015 3:21 pm | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor, @MZiembaWDD | Articles | Comments

Wireless Design and Development (WDD) sat down with Sam Wurzel, co-founder of Octopart to discuss the inspiration behind the CPL and what main benefits it provides for users ...                      

5 Smart Careers for Future Engineers

February 9, 2015 10:28 am | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | Articles | Comments

Two new books from Start Engineering introduce grade school and high school students to the ins and outs of engineering, including some little-known fields. “Start Engineering: A Career Guide” explains various engineering fields and their real-world, high-tech applications to high school students. For younger readers, “Dream Invent Create” is a similar work in poetry instead of prose, good for reading out loud to grades K through 2 ...

More Wireless Means Better Wires – the Case for NBASE-T

January 27, 2015 2:08 pm | by Larry O’Connell, Vitesse Semiconductor | Articles | Comments

Enterprise LANs, service providers and other network operators are experiencing a sharp rise in the demand for wireless connectivity driven by the growing use of mobile devices. The wireless half of the solution is to deploy high-capacity Wi-Fi access points, which support the new IEEE 802.11ac Wave-2 standard ...                

CommScope Offers Free DAS Training to Women

January 27, 2015 10:30 am | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor, @MZiembaWDD | Articles | Comments

Women play an important role in various STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) careers, offering major contributions that have developed some of the most amazing technology available today. However, it is no secret that women can be under-represented when it comes to STEM careers ...           

Basketball Drills, Passing Fads, and How to Trick a Fitness Tracker

January 27, 2015 10:13 am | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | Articles | Comments

Fitness trackers are good at tracking steps on a walk, but not so much at tracking how many calories someone burns, said a study begun by the American Council on Exercise ...                                   

A Guide for Understanding Range in RF Devices

January 21, 2015 5:44 pm | by Chris Downey, Product Director, Laird and Stephanie Lubrano, Marketing Communications Specialist, Laird | Articles | Comments

There are many factors that go into deploying a radio frequency (RF) solution. One that is often overlooked is the environment of the chosen application. Whether you are looking to connect across 10 meters in a crowded hall or 10 kilometers outdoors, the environment ...              

Circling Back to the Mobile Revolution

January 13, 2015 11:30 am | by Eric Bilange, Head of Rich Engagement Services, Acision | Articles | Comments

Amongst many technological advances, 2014 witnessed smart watches hit the market with the same (or better) computing and processing power as desktops. Such developments are driving new levels of smart device adoption, with the GSMA predicting penetration rates to reach 75 percent in Europe and North America by 2020 ...              

Achieving Accurate & Fast Multi-Channel Power Measurements over a Wide Dynamic Range

January 8, 2015 8:15 pm | by Sook-Hua Wong, Keysight Technologies | Articles | Comments

The traditional key requirements for RF power measurements for wireless chipset or power amplifier manufacturing are good repeatability, fast measurement speed, and high accuracy ...                                    

NFV in 2015: Reducing Burn Rate for Operators

January 6, 2015 4:27 pm | by Ravi Chittimoori, Senior Product Manager, Tektronix Communications | Blogs | Comments

The shift to an app-centric mobile environment has had a severe impact on the operator bottom line. No longer the masters of their own domain, they have found themselves on the back foot as subscribers are making fewer calls and sending fewer texts ...                       

How to Connect the ‘Other 3 Billion’ People

December 19, 2014 9:56 am | by Meaghan Ziemba, @MZiembaWDD | Articles | Comments

In attempts to connect the “other three billion”, O3b Networks is launching four additional satellites to accompany its existing network (launched in 2013) that is connecting, enabling, and transforming parts of the world that are currently unconnected and underserved ...           

Photos of the Day: O3b Satellite Launch

December 19, 2014 9:56 am | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor, @MZiembaWDD | News | Comments

O3b’s satellites will go through a period of in-orbit testing before being fully integrated into the rest of the network in February ...                                       

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