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HotSeat Episode 12: Doherty Power Amplifiers

November 18, 2013 12:31 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Mario Bokatius, Product Manager for small signal and low power RF products at Freescale, will be discussing Doherty amplifiers in today's HotSeat interview. Mario has been involved with the design of LDMOS, Gallium Arsenide, and Gallium Nitrate power transistors and amplifiers, and...


API's Spectrum Control Line of Standard Circular Connectors

November 18, 2013 10:49 am | by API Technologies | Videos | Comments

API Technologies has developed their Spectrum Control line of standard circular connectors for commercial, industrial and military applications that are completely intermateable with MIL-DTL-38999 Series III compact shell connectors. These EMI filtered or unfiltered circular...

Columbia Engineers Make World's Smallest FM Radio Transmitter

November 18, 2013 10:43 am | by Holly Evarts, Columbia University | News | Comments

NA team of Columbia Engineering researchers, led by Mechanical Engineering Professor James Hone and Electrical Engineering Professor Kenneth Shepard, has taken advantage of graphene's special properties—its mechanical strength and electrical conduction—and created a nano-mechanical system that can create FM signals...


Scientists Invent Self-Healing Battery Electrode

November 18, 2013 10:36 am | by Andy Freeberg, DOE/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory | News | Comments

Researchers have made the first battery electrode that heals itself, opening a new and potentially commercially viable path for making the next generation of lithium ion batteries for electric cars, cell phones, and other devices. The secret is a stretchy polymer that coats the electrode, binds it...

HotSpot Episode 39: Watson's Return

November 18, 2013 9:54 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's Hotspot, brought to you by National Instruments, a product that combines all of your credit cards into one, easy-to-use device; Jeopardy superstar, Watson returns; the EnOcean Alliance introduces its generic profiles; and an app to help drivers locate alternative fueling stations...

NASA Launching Robotic Explorer to Mars

November 18, 2013 9:29 am | by MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

NASA's newest Martian explorer is on its launch pad in Florida, ready to soar. The Maven spacecraft was scheduled to blast off aboard an unmanned Atlas V rocket Monday afternoon. NASA is sending Maven to Mars to study its upper atmosphere. Scientists want to know why Mars went...

Robots Let Doctors 'Beam' into Remote Hospitals

November 18, 2013 9:25 am | by TERENCE CHEA, Associated Press | News | Comments

The doctor isn't in, but he can still see you now. Remote presence robots are allowing physicians to "beam" themselves into hospitals to diagnose patients and offer medical advice during emergencies...                    

New Approach Advances Wireless Power Transfer for Vehicles

November 15, 2013 10:53 am | News | Comments

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed new technology and techniques for transmitting power wirelessly from a stationary source to a mobile receiver – moving engineers closer to their goal of creating highway “stations” that can recharge electric vehicles wirelessly as...


New Antenna Spreads Good Vibrations in Fusion Plasma

November 14, 2013 10:07 am | by James Riordon, American Physical Society | News | Comments

If you want to catch a firefly, any old glass jar will do. But when you're trying to bottle a star—the goal of fusion energy research—the bottle needs to be very special. A tokamak is one type of fusion bottle, capable of holding extremely hot...

Accidental Discovery Dramatically Improves Electrical Conductivity

November 14, 2013 9:56 am | by Matthew McCluskey, Washington State University | News | Comments

Quite by accident, Washington State University researchers have achieved a 400-fold increase in the electrical conductivity of a crystal simply by exposing it to light. The effect, which lasted for days after the light was turned off, could dramatically improve the...

Meaghan's Minute: Lithium-Air Batteries

November 14, 2013 9:49 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, lithium-air batteries hold the promise of drastically increasing power per battery weight, which could lead to electric cars with a much greater driving range. However, there has been...

AVX Introduces Two New High Frequency Ultra-Broadband SMT Inductor Series

November 13, 2013 5:18 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Providing low insertion loss and excellent matching, the GLM & GLN Series are ideal for ultra-broadband DC decoupling networks & bias tee applications in optical communications systems and equipment using high-speed digital logic...

Riding an Electron Wave into the Future of Microchip Fabrication

November 13, 2013 4:09 pm | by James Riordon, American Physical Society | News | Comments

A groundbreaking fabrication technique, based on what is called a DC-augmented capacitively coupled plasma source, affords chip makers unprecedented control of the plasma. This process enables DC-electrode borne electron beams to reach and harden the surface of the mask that is used for...


New Generation of Micro Sensors for Monitoring Ocean Acidification

November 13, 2013 3:24 pm | by Catherine Beswick, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton (UK) | News | Comments

The first step in developing a cost-effective micro sensor for long-term monitoring of ocean acidification has been achieved by a team of scientists and engineers. The new technology, which will measure pH levels in seawater, was developed by engineers from the National Oceanography Centre, in close collaboration with oceanographers from University of Southampton Ocean and Earth Science, which is based at the center.

AST's Plastic Submersible Transducer

November 13, 2013 2:35 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

AST plans to extend the success it has reached in the industrial market with the AST4530 into hazardous area markets such as oil field liquid level monitoring, salt water holding tanks, chemical injection system monitoring, and production facilities requiring intrinsic...

Microchip Makes Developing 3D Gesture Systems Easy With Hillstar Development Kit

November 13, 2013 2:15 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology recently announced the new MGC3130 Hillstar Development Kit for 3D gesturing systems.  The kit provides designers with an easy, step-by-step approach to develop 3D gesturing systems with Microchip’s MGC3130 and electrodes that meet their...

VPG's Z-Foil Through-Hole Resistors Feature Extended Range Down to 5 Ω

November 13, 2013 12:31 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Precision Group recently announced that its Vishay Foil Resistors brand (VFR) has enhanced the Z Series of ultra-high-precision Bulk Metal Z-Foil through-hole commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) resistors with an extended resistance range down to...

Meaghan's Minute: Invisibility Cloak

November 13, 2013 12:22 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, an effective invisibility cloak that is thin, scalable and adaptive to different types and sizes of objects has been successfully demonstrated by two researchers at the Edward S. Rogers Senior...

Integrated System Designs Improve Operation, Save Power and Time

November 13, 2013 12:00 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated’s subsystem reference designs accelerate and simplify factory automation with end-to-end integration of the signal chain...

Complete Hyperspectral Airborne Solution

November 13, 2013 11:18 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Responding to customer demand across the remote sensing industry for small, light, and power-efficient spectral imaging solutions, Headwall has announced availability of a completely integrated airborne solution that provides users with unmatched levels of hyperspectral image acquisition and...

Raltron Introduces Small Microprocessor Crystal

November 13, 2013 10:53 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Raltron Electronics has just released its new Model R1612 Microprocessor Crystal at 1.6 x 1.2 x 0.4 mm in size, addressing the ever increasing demand for smaller size components...

Quick and Reliable Charging

November 13, 2013 10:27 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated’s automotive DC-DC converter with cable drop compensation integrates a smart USB charge emulator to enable fast and reliable charging for portable devices (PDs)...

Anaheim Scientific Releases the M110, a Mini Hand-held Light Meter

November 12, 2013 4:00 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Anaheim Scientific has introduced the first model in its new M-Series of mini-handheld environmental meters: The M110 Mini Light Meter. The M-Series are small handheld meters that make taking measurements out in the field easy and convenient.

Combined Data Plane & Control Processing in Aitech SBCs

November 12, 2013 1:26 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Aitech Defense Systems now offers two new rugged single board computers (SBCs) based on the latest Freescale 12-core T4240 QorIQ processor architecture...

BACnet Gateway Simplifies Wiring and Reduces Costs

November 12, 2013 12:26 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

CARLO GAVAZZI is proud to announce the launch of SBWEB BACnet Gateway, a new addition to their Dupline 2-wire Bus system...

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