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Strengthening the Electrotechnical Sector by Participating in IEC Standardization

January 20, 2014 3:32 pm | by S. Joe Bhatia, President & CEO American National Standards Institute | Blogs | Comments

Nearly every aspect of modern life is connected to the electrotechnical industry. From telecommunications, multimedia, medical equipment, and energy production and distribution, to e-mobility, fiber optics, nanotechnology, and consumer ...

What’s Next for Wireless Networks in 2014?

January 17, 2014 9:27 am | by Morgan Kurk, Senior Vice President, CommScope | Blogs | Comments

The continued implementation of LTE and the ongoing data boom mean that most wireless operators are focused on modernizing and enhancing the capacity of their networks with the most efficient architectures and equipment. Increasing network capacity also intensifies their focus on metrocells and indoor coverage. With that said, here’s what I see as the major trends in wireless infrastructure for 2014...

CES 2014: The Weird, Strange, and Unique

January 15, 2014 2:53 pm | by Editor | Blogs | Comments

Every trade show has these — the oddball products, tech demos, and general weirdness that accompanies any large gathering of people vying for your attention. Sometimes, the exhibits exude innovation and leave a positive lasting impression...        

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Four Predictions for CES 2014

January 7, 2014 10:04 am | by Chris Fox, Managing Editor | Blogs | Comments

Being that the PD&D offices are in Madison, WI, it would only be assumed that I, along with my colleagues, would venture to the grand International CES event in Las Vegas through the air. Unfortunately, due to the many flight cancellations associated with the bitter cold snap, I found myself stranded in...

Consolidation among Global Wireless Carriers Accelerates

January 6, 2014 2:50 pm | by Robert Whitmore is Senior Vice President - Strategic Consulting for Tangoe, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

Thanks to the power of technology, global enterprises are now always on and always connected, regardless of where members of their organization reside. Global mobile carriers have seen this shift first hand, and many are taking their first steps in...              

5G Won’t Fully Develop Until 2020, Watch For Network Consolidation in 2014

January 6, 2014 2:29 pm | by Martin Nuss, Vitesse Semiconductor | Blogs | Comments

Global 4G/LTE deployments are well underway. We’re even starting to see the first LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) rollouts starting in South Korea. This naturally has wireless vendors thinking about “what’s next?” And “what’s next” is usually referred to as “5G”...          

Heart-Hacking is Possible Paranoia

December 4, 2013 5:14 pm | by Julia Blaikie, WDD Intern | Blogs | Comments

Like other wireless electronic systems, medical devices can be hacked. While it may not make sense to think that anyone would want to wirelessly access your medical implant to destroy you, neither does thinking someone would...   

Looking Ahead at M2M in 2014

December 4, 2013 9:18 am | by By Olivier Beaujard, Sierra Wireless, Vice President Market Development at Sierra Wireless | Blogs | Comments

As more and more OEMs and companies are discovering the true benefits of M2M adoption, it’s clear that the coming year will see continued advancements towards an even greater connected world.                                                        

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Making the Switch: Five Questions to Ask Yourself Before Migrating to Solid-State Relays

December 3, 2013 9:37 am | by Cliff Ortmeyer, Newark element14 | Blogs | Comments

Is it time to migrate from those large-footprint switches to something a little smaller? Something a little quieter? Something a little more solid state, like the cool kids use? Maybe. But, as with anything else, it all depends upon the application.  Here are five questions you should ask yourself before making the switch.

Driving Carrier ARPU Through Messaging, Mobile Payments and Mobile Advertising

November 22, 2013 1:39 pm | by James Citron, CMO, payvia | Articles | Comments

A recent report from the GSMA predicts an increasingly tough few years ahead for mobile carriers, with global revenues dropping 16 percent by 2017. With subscriber penetration in the developed world now between 70 and 90 percent...           

Keep Your Head in the Cloud: Rethinking BSS Systems in the Era of Hyper-Innovation

November 21, 2013 3:07 pm | by Alam Gill, senior vice president of global managed services, CSG International | Blogs | Comments

Remember the days when outsourcing meant giving “non-core” systems and processes to third-party “consultants” who promised to save you money while allowing you to focus on whatever they thought was your core business...                 

Farsens Presents the Magneto, a Battery Free RFID Magnetometer Tag

November 13, 2013 9:54 am | by Farsens S.L. | Blogs | Comments

The Magneto from Farsens S.L., San Sebastián, Spain, is a battery free RFID sensor tag capable of transmitting a unique identifier and the associated magnetic field measurement data to a commercial EPC C1G2 reader without the need of a battery on the sensor...

The Importance of IPv6 for Wireless Network Providers

November 12, 2013 10:19 am | by John Curran, President and Chief Executive Officer, American Registry for Internet Numbers | Blogs | Comments

With the growing scarcity of IPv4 addresses and the increasing need to deploy IPv6, wireless network providers (among many others) need to prepare their products and networks in order for the Internet to continue to grow...                                        

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IEEE GLOBECOM 2013 to Focus on IPv6 Goes Mobile

November 7, 2013 1:45 pm | by Latif Ladid, President IPv6 Forum, Senior Researcher at the University of Luxembourg | Blogs | Comments

It is always a pleasure to meet with thousands of colleagues annually at IEEE GLOBECOM to discuss and share our views on the most pertinent topics facing the communications industry, worldwide governments and the billions of individuals, who benefit daily from the...

The Evolution of the Internet of Things

November 4, 2013 3:52 pm | by Scott Hublou, EcoFactor SVP Product and Customer Operations | Blogs | Comments

The Internet of Things (IoT) is all about Internet-connected devices. It’s a huge and important technology trend that is catapulting new services and innovation in various industries including energy, healthcare, retail, and manufacturing. Like all technology, IoT...

5 Predictions for HPC from the 2013 PBS Works User Group

November 4, 2013 12:39 pm | by Bill Nitzberg, CTO, PBS Works division at Altair | Blogs | Comments

For me, what makes the PBS Works User Group fun is the really great group of people that come together across a broad spectrum of the HPC community.  I thought this was an excellent forum in which to get real insights from the real community. So, this year, we closed the event with a general customer feedback session, during which...

Three-Day IEEE ComSoc Training Course

November 1, 2013 1:28 pm | by Lee Vishloff PEng, IEEE Wireless Certification Program | Blogs | Comments

Lee Vishloff will have the opportunity to teach the Intensive Course on Wireless Communications Engineering: Current Practices as part of the ongoing program introduced by the IEEE Communications Society to enhance the real-world skills of industry professionals worldwide. Held both in-person at and broadcast online for global participants...

The Basics of Designing a Multi-Device Test System

October 15, 2013 9:37 am | by Robin Irwin, Aeroflex Limited | Blogs | Comments

Multi-device testing is about looking at  RF conditioning and looking to improve test system efficiency for a number of devices. There are a number of multi-device testing options that can be identified. This is where a RF channel is mapped 1-to-1 to a specific device, testing each device asynchronously (DUTs are not required to be tested/controlled at the same time).

Developing Bluetooth Smart Accessories with CSR uEnergy SDK

September 26, 2013 5:05 pm | by Muhammad Ulislam, Senior FAE at CSR | Blogs | Comments

The rapid growth of Bluetooth Smart Ready PCs, tablets and smartphones provides a unique opportunity to create innovative accessories. Bluetooth Smart enables ultra-low power connectivity and basic data transfer for applications previously...

Bluetooth Developer Training—Application Accelerator

September 24, 2013 3:51 pm | by Steve Hegenderfer, Director of Development Programs at the Bluetooth SIG | Blogs | Comments

Bluetooth Smart technology is becoming the de facto standard for a new generation of devices looking to connect to the Internet of Things. ABI Research expects nearly a billion Bluetooth Smart devices to ship by 2016. Because of this proliferation, Bluetooth Smart opens many doors for developers...

$150,000 Car of the Future: Driver Not Needed

September 12, 2013 9:37 am | by Rachel Leisemann Immel, Associate Editor, IMPO | Blogs | Comments

If you had a chance to “drive” to work tomorrow without having to touch the steering wheel or press down a pedal, would you do it? Technology is getting closer and closer to making this a possibility. Think of the amount of time commuters everywhere could gain back – without having to actually think about driving, commuters can now safely take a phone call, catch up on the news.

Your Data is Only as Secure as Your Device

September 6, 2013 8:49 am | by Alan Grau, CEO, Icon Labs | Blogs | Comments

The inherent insecurity of many medical devices was highlighted in a recent FDA and Homeland Security alert. Over 300 devices have been identified that utilize a hard code password, creating a huge security loophole. With so many medical devices now collecting and storing patient data, this raises the question of how secure is the data stored on these devices?

ZigBee and the Smart Home: Is Security An Issue?

September 4, 2013 10:48 am | by Cees Links, Founder and CEO, GreenPeak Technologies – www.greenpeak.com | Blogs | Comments

In one of my earlier blogs I shared that today maybe around 600 million homes have WiFi. People share their lives with their family and friends, and execute their financial transactions wirelessly over the Internet without being overly worried about security, and, despite the recent NSA disclosures, I wonder whether many people have changed their online behavior.

IT Certification – Driving Competitive Edge in a Global Marketplace

August 29, 2013 1:07 pm | by Julie Gaudet, Senior Director, Customer Operations of Gilmore Global | Blogs | Comments

The US currently has the largest IT certification market in the world. However, others are catching up fast. For example, growth is rapid in the BRIC economies - Brazil, Russia, India and China and in Eastern Europe – all regions where the overall expansion of the IT market has accelerated dramatically over recent years.

Why Use an AC LVDT versus a DC LVDT Linear Position Sensor?

August 15, 2013 1:07 pm | by Macro Sensors | Blogs | Comments

The introduction of high-density microelectronics enabled the incorporation of signal conditioning and processing functions inside the LVDT housing rather than requiring an external box. The DC-operated LVDT maintains all the desirable characteristics of the AC-operated LVDT, but has the simplicity of DC operation.  It is comprised of an AC-operated LVDT and a carrier generator/signal conditioning module.

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