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KERLINK Selects Semtech LoRa Platform for First IoT Long-Range Gateway

April 10, 2014 11:01 am | by Semtech | News | Comments

Semtech [Nasdaq: SMTC] has announced that its LoRa long-range RF technology has been chosen by KERLINK M2M Technologies, a Rennes, France-based supplier of machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions, for its new Long Range IoT Station. KERLINK selected the Semtech LoRa technology for the Long Range IoT Station...

Isola Launches CAF Mitigation Technology-Licensing Program

April 10, 2014 10:49 am | by Isola Group | News | Comments

Isola Group S.à r.l. has announced that the company has launched a technology-licensing program to mitigate conductive anodic filamentation (CAF) problems in the fabrication of PCBs. This proprietary manufacturing technology, which is offered by ISOLA USA Corp...

Spirax Sarco has Joined ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute

April 10, 2014 10:13 am | by Tracy Britt, Spirax Sarco | News | Comments

Spirax Sarco has announced that they have joined the ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute (WCI).  Customers can be confident that Spirax Sarco’s new products will continue to set the benchmark for steam-using organizations nationwide, working alongside them to provide productivity...

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The Installed Base of Wireless M2M Devices in the Oil & Gas industry Reached 423,000 in 2013

April 10, 2014 9:57 am | by Berg Insight | News | Comments

According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, the number of devices with cellular or satellite connectivity deployed in oil & gas applications worldwide was 423,000 at the end of 2013. Growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21.4 percent...

Ametherm to Exhibit SURGE-GARD Inrush Current Limiters & NTC Disc Thermistors

April 10, 2014 9:37 am | by Lori Morton, Ametherm | News | Comments

Ametherm has announced that the company will be showcasing selections from its RTI Electronics SURGE-GARD line of inrush current limiters and NTC disc thermistors for high-accuracy temperature measurement — both recently acquired from Measurement Specialties — at EDS 2014...

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...                                 

Scientists Develop Ultra-Fast Electrical Circuits Using Light-Generated Tunneling Currents

April 9, 2014 1:23 pm | by Kimberley Wang, National University of Singapore | News | Comments

Assistant Professor Christian A. Nijhuis of the Department of Chemistry at the National University of Singapore’s Faculty of Science, in collaboration with researchers from the Agency for Science, Technology and Research, namely Dr Bai Ping of the Institute of High Performance Computing and Dr Michel Bosman of the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering has successfully designed and fabricated electrical circuits that can operate...

Advanced Warning Systems Increase Safety at Intersections, Study Shows

April 9, 2014 1:08 pm | by Brian M. Mullen, Clemson University | News | Comments

Most drivers have experienced a traffic signal that turns yellow just as they approach an intersection, which makes it difficult for them to decide whether to stop or proceed through it. The wrong choice in this situation, known as the “dilemma zone,” may lead to crashes...                     

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Domain Walls in Nanowires Cleverly Set in Motion

April 9, 2014 12:41 pm | by Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz | News | Comments

Researchers at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) have achieved a major breakthrough in the development of methods of information processing in nanomagnets. Using a new trick, they have been able to induce synchronous motion of the domain walls in a ferromagnetic nanowire...                           

Photos of the Day: Orientation Algorithm for Robots

April 9, 2014 10:42 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

The algorithm is primarily intended to aid robots navigating unfamiliar buildings, not motorists navigating unfamiliar cities, but the principle is the same. It works by identifying the dominant orientations in a given scene, which it represents as sets of axes...                

Orienteering for Robots

April 9, 2014 10:40 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

At the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition in June, MIT researchers will present a new algorithm that could make it much easier for computers to re-indentify their surroundings...                     

New Insulation Resistance Tester from Megger Rated at 15 kV

April 8, 2014 12:59 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Megger has introduced a versatile insulation resistance tester (IRT) rated at 15 kV. The MIT1525 measures motors and generators above 34,500 V and equipment rated above 35 kV. The 15 kV MIT1525 is compact...

SV Microwave Releases Application Note for the QuarterBack Connector Series

April 8, 2014 12:39 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

SV Microwave has released a new Application Note for the QuarterBack connector series.  The line utilizes a quarter turn bayonet style coupling nut with a locking feature for standard SMP/SMPM interfaces.  The QuarterBack connectors...

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Times Expands Low Loss UL Listed Plenum Rated Coaxial Cable

April 8, 2014 12:23 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Times Microwave Systems has expanded its SPP-LLPL 50 Ω low loss plenum rated/UL listed coaxial cable assembly family beyond the popular SPP-250-LLPL 1/4” cable to now include SPP-375-LLPL 3/8”...

Aitech Expands Ethernet Switch Family

April 8, 2014 11:59 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Aitech Defense Systems has expanded its line of rugged, managed Gigabit Ethernet switches to include several new versions. In addition to the original 6U CompactPCI (C660) version, Aitech now offers managed Gigabit...

Trees Go High-tech: Process Turns Cellulose into Energy Storage Devices

April 8, 2014 11:36 am | by David Stauth, Oregon State University | News | Comments

Based on a fundamental chemical discovery by scientists at Oregon State University, it appears that trees may soon play a major role in making high-tech energy storage devices. OSU chemists have found that cellulose – the most abundant organic polymer on Earth and a key component of trees – can be heated in a furnace in the presence of ammonia, and turned into the building blocks for supercapacitors...

Farsens Unveils the Pyros, A Battery-Free RFID Temperature Sensor Tag

April 7, 2014 12:52 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Farsens has introduced the Pyros-TGT2-DWB, a battery free RFID sensor tag capable of transmitting a unique identifier and the associated temperature measurement data to a commercial EPC C1G2 reader without the need of a battery...

HotSpot 57: Standardizing The Internet of Things

April 7, 2014 12:06 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, an enhanced baseball experience with iBeacon technology; driving the adoption of an Internet of Things; LTE Innovation Summit; and who has the better Smart Home: Samsung or Honda?                      

Elma's New Hall Effect Sensor Coded Switch

April 7, 2014 11:47 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Elma Electronic has introduced the X4, the first in a family of new rugged switches based on the latest Hall Effect sensor coding technology. Hall Effect sensing technology offers enhanced reliability and performance...

Avago Technologies' New Generation of 100 G Optical Transceivers

April 7, 2014 10:17 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Avago Technologies has introduced its new generation of 100G optical transceiver module solutions, the Avago 100GbE GQSFP28 SR4 and 100G CFP4 LR4, designed for modern datacenter and enterprise...

To Bridge LEDs' Green Gap, Scientists Think Small

April 4, 2014 10:19 am | by Margie Wylie, DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | News | Comments

Nanostructures half the breadth of a DNA strand could improve the efficiency of light emitting diodes (LEDs), especially in the "green gap," a portion of the spectrum where LED efficiency plunges, simulations at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) have shown...                    

GaN on SiC Low Noise Amplifiers from TriQuint

April 3, 2014 5:10 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Richardson RFPD  has announced immediate availability and full design support capabilities for two new gallium nitride on silicon carbide (GaN on SiC) low noise amplifiers (LNAs) from TriQuint. The TGA2611 and TGA2612...

China Could Lead the Way with the Smart Home

April 3, 2014 5:06 pm | by Cees Links, founder and CEO of GreenPeak | Blogs | Comments

I remember the first time I flew into China. It must have been the early ‘90s. I landed in Beijing, and it was as if I entered a different world, like landing on another planet. Since that time, I have met many Chinese people and became friends with lots of them, and they told me that they had ...

EnOcean Self-Powers 2.4 GHz Radio with Kinetic Energy

April 3, 2014 4:13 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Enocean has presented the world’s first energy harvesting wireless switch module communicating in the 2.4 GHz ISM band. The new module is suited for consumer applications such as the control of LED lighting systems...

Cornell Dubilier Announces Purchase of Axial Film Capacitor Lines from SB Electronics

April 3, 2014 12:34 pm | by Cornell Dubilier | News | Comments

Cornell Dubilier Electronics has announced that it has acquired the axial film capacitor product lines from capacitor maker, SB Electronics. The acquisition will expand the company’s film capabilities by adding a 125 °C rated series and higher voltage ratings up to 5000 volts DC...

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