The July/August issue of Wireless Design and Development contains features on an assortment of topics. Check out our Brainstorm on Electromagnetic Compatibility, and read about Bringing Wi-Fi to Healthcare, an article by Ixia.
A new technology known as "ambient backscatter," developed by engineers at the University of Washington, could make the Internet of Things a reality. The technology uses TV and cellular signals to provide power and medium for battery-free communication.
Harwin has broadened the range of its Datamate Mix-Tek mixed-technology connector series that is available as standard off-the-shelf products. Now horizontal and coax versions of the popular 2 mm pitch hi-rel family are immediately available for designers, reducing design time.
Virtium Rancho Santa introduced its DecaStor line of solid state drives (SSDs). Designed to help embedded systems OEMs rely on a ready supply of SSDs in hard-to-find capacities, Virtium DecaStor 2.5 and 1.8-inch SSDs are ideal storage solutions for applications designed around 80, 160, and 300 GB capacity points.
This week on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Mouser Electronics, the electronic components distributor with the widest selection of the newest products, we’re building armadillo cars, crashing helicopters, landing the Grasshopper, and testing the first practical flying car.
KOA Speer Electronics announced that their TLRH3AW metal plate chip current sense resistor now features an extended resistance range of 10 ~ 270 mOhms with greater corrosion protection and higher temperature resistance up to +170°C.
Cicoil announced the introduction of its ultra-flexible FireWire Cable. Unlike typical FireWire cables, the Cicoil cable has been designed for high flexibility, mechanical stress, temperature extremes (-65° to +165°C), and harsh environments.
North Atlantic Industries announced the availability of its latest 3U, rugged cPCI power product — the 55RQ2, ideally suited for harsh land, air, and sea applications. The 55RQ2 provides up to 300 W of power with four outputs and is compliant with MIL-STD-704F.
Vishay Intertechnology has introduced a new wet tantalum high-energy capacitor with low maximum ESR down to 0.025 Ohms at +25°C and 1 kHz, and the highest capacitance of any similar device on the market.
Rochester Electronics has been licensed by National Semiconductor (acquired by Texas Instruments) to continue the manufacturing of the DM7440N since its EOL notification almost ten years ago.
RFMW has announced design and sales support for MAJR Products Corporation’s ready-to-install EMI/RFI shielded honeycomb ventilation panels. Designated as their 3000 series, these ventilation panels are ideal for both portable and rack mounted telecommunication systems.
AVX has released an updated version of its SpiTanIII tantalum and niobium oxide (Oxicap) capacitor simulation software, which helps electronic design engineers model and build stable, robust, and reliable designs.
Osram Opto Semiconductors has announced the newest member of its high-power Soleriq family of LEDs, the Soleriq S 13. The tiny LED boasts high brightness from a light-emitting surface measuring just 13.5 mm in diameter and is available in a wide range of color temperatures.
This week on WDD’s HotSpot, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, xPico Wi-Fi helps consumers leverage mobile solutions; spoofing an 80 million-dollar yacht; bulk metal foil COTS resistors; and a synthesized RF signal generator from Saelig.
In a story that has everyone talking, Elon Musk of Paypal, Tesla Motors, and Space X fame has announced his newest plan for revamping the world of public transportation. The system is called Hyperloop and it would allow passengers to travel the 350 miles from LA to San Francisco in 30 minutes.
Monnit has made some recent enhancements to the wireless range extender, improving the RF communication and performance of networks using the device. Monnit wireless range extenders allow you to extend the coverage area of your wireless sensor network.
RFMW has announced design and sales support for three new Low Noise Amplifiers (LNAs) from Skyworks Solutions. Targeted towards cellular infrastructure including small cells, tower mounted amplifiers, remote radio units, and repeaters, these three LNAs are footprint compatible with each other.
Advanced Power Electronics has launched an asymmetric-dual N-channel enhancement mode power MOSFET targeting synchronous buck DC-DC converter power designs.
Research calling for the use of a wearable computing system installed in a helmet to protect construction workers from carbon monoxide poisoning, a serious lethal threat in this industry, has garnered the Virginia Tech investigators a Best Paper Award from a prestigious scientific and engineering community.
Advanced Thermal Solutions has introduced the FSC-200 Fan Speed Controller for providing precise management of fan speeds during thermal management studies of electronic devices.
RFMW has announced design and sales support for a 6 GHz single-pole, triple throw (SP3T) switch from TriQuint Semiconductor. The TQP4M0011 is controlled using positive DC voltages from 1.8 to 5 V.
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.
This week on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Interpower Corporation, the premier supplier for power system components with a one week manufacturing lead-time and over 4 million parts in stock, we’re hacking yachts, stopping trash can spies, creating feelings with Disney research, and putting the first Navy Infrared Camera in the crow’s nest.
Teseq now offers a 100 A, 3-phase burst pulse coupling/decoupling network (CDN) designed for electrical fast transient (EFT) or burst testing. The new manual CDN 3083-B100 is ideal for use in the power and telecom industries.
Rachel has over 15 years in the mobile industry, with experience working for companies ranging in size from startups to multinational corporations. She was recently the vice president for product management at DeviceAnywhere, before it was acquired by Keynote. Rachel has also managed the wireless data quality products at Telephia, which is now part of Nielsen.