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Breakthrough in Flexible Electronics Enabled by Inorganic-based Laser Lift-off

November 25, 2014 3:32 pm | by The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) | News | Comments

Flexible electronics have been touted as the next generation in electronics in various areas, ranging from consumer electronics to bio-integrated medical devices. In spite of their merits, insufficient performance of organic materials arising from inherent material properties and processing limitations in scalability have ... 

Rohde & Schwarz Expands R&S OSP Modular Platform

November 25, 2014 2:36 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The modular R&S OSP from Rohde & Schwarz gives test engineers in production facilities, test labs and R&D departments a wide range of options for quickly setting up RF wiring configurations and controlling them manually or via a computer ...            

RFS Announces New Tower Mounted Amplifiers for 700MHz and Multi-Band Applications

November 25, 2014 2:34 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Radio Frequency Systems has announced the new Tower Mounted Amplifiers (TMAs) for the 700 MHz ABC-block, 700 MHz upper-C block, 700 MHz public safety LTE spectrum, and AWS-PCS Dual Band with integrated 700/850 MHz diplexer ...     

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New White Paper Available from Signal Hound

November 25, 2014 12:33 pm | by Signal Hound | News | Comments

Signal Hound has announced the availability of a white paper entitled, cost-efficient and extensible RF spectrum monitoring & management. The white paper discusses ...                           

Underwater Autonomous Robot Sheds New Light on Antarctic Sea Ice

November 25, 2014 11:13 am | by Athena Dinar, British Antarctic Survey | News | Comments

The first detailed, high-resolution 3D maps of Antarctic sea ice have been developed using an underwater robot. Scientists from the UK, USA and Australia say the new technology provides accurate ice thickness measurements from areas that were previously too difficult to access ...          

Photos of the Day: Yellow SeaBED Robot Maps Antarctic Sea

November 25, 2014 11:13 am | by Athena Dinar, British Antarctic Survey | News | Comments

SeaBED was fitted with an upward-looking sonar in order to measure and map the underside of sea ice floes. The AUV operated at a depth of 20 to 30 meters and was driven in a lawnmower pattern ...                   

Gems Sensors & Controls Introduces OEM Subminiature Pressure Switch

November 24, 2014 5:05 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Gems Sensors & Controls has announced its Model PS61P OEM subminiature pressure switch, offering reliable medium-to-high pressure monitoring within space constrained applications ...

Anritsu's PC-Controlled ShockLine VNAs

November 24, 2014 4:00 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Anritsu Company has expanded its ShockLine family of vector network analyzers (VNAs) with its MS46122A series ...                                                              

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New High-Power Standard Recovery Rectifiers

November 24, 2014 2:00 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

New full series of high-power standard recovery rectifiers in a DO4 package avaialble. Offered in stud cathode and stud anode versions, the parts may be ordered with current ratings of from 6A through 25A and notably feature vacuum welding technology, low power waste and low thermal resistance. The high-reliability ... 

FJ-Series of PCB Surface Mount Test Points

November 24, 2014 12:50 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Components Corporation offers the FJ-Series of preform jumpers in a variety of package sizes. The FJ-Series is a flat wireform that eliminates the need for zero ohm resistors or other even less acceptable substitutions, offering stability, strength, and reliability when mounted. The FJ-Series is the first true series of printed ... 

TDK's Ultra-Compact µDC-DC Converter Power Modules

November 24, 2014 12:44 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

TDK Corporation has announced a new series of ultra-compact EPCOS µDC-DC converters featuring a footprint of only 2.9 x 2.3 mm and an insertion height of 1 mm. Additional features include ...                                 

DAS Ceiling Mount MIMO Antennas Provide High Multi-Port Performance

November 24, 2014 12:20 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pulse Electronics Corporation introduces its new distributed antenna system (DAS) in-building ceiling mount multiple-input/multiple-output (MIMO) antennas. Part of Pulse Electronics' PIMinator line of low passive intermodulation (PIM) antennas, these antennas have high port-to-port isolation and superior gain patterns for both ...

Gefen Scalers Allow A/V Equipment to Live Another Day.

November 24, 2014 10:16 am | by WDD Staff | News | Comments

Don’t throw away those old devices just yet. Gefen has announced the release of three new scalers that bridge the gap between legacy equipment and digital high definition systems ...                       

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HotSpot Episode: Mercedes' Self-Driving Cars

November 24, 2014 9:32 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, NVIDIA unveils a new addition to the NVIDIA Tesla Accelerated Computing Platform: the Tesla K80 dual-GPU accelerator; a portable printer for your smartphone; a modular laser-based aircraft protection system, designed to protect U.S. rotary- and fixed-wing aircraft from infrared guided missiles; and the interiors of self-driving cars ...     

B&B Eelectronics’ to Speak at the Internet of Things (IoT) Applications Conference

November 21, 2014 10:18 am | by WDD Staff | News | Comments

B&B Electronics has announced that the company’s advisor and board member, Fred Thiel, is a featured speaker at the Internet of Things Applications conference, November 19 - 20 in Santa Clara, California, produced by international research firm IDTechEx. Mr. Thiel will speak at 12:05 November 20, on “The Emerging New World ... 

New 2D Quantum Materials for Nanoelectronics

November 21, 2014 10:09 am | by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Researchers at MIT say they have carried out a theoretical analysis showing that a family of two-dimensional materials exhibits exotic quantum properties that may enable a new type of nanoscale electronics ...            

NRL Scientists Discover Novel Metamaterial Properties within Hexagonal Boron Nitride

November 21, 2014 9:54 am | by Daniel Parry; U.S. Naval Research Laboratory | News | Comments

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) scientists, in collaboration with researchers from the University of Manchester, U.K.; Imperial College, London; University of California San Diego; and the National Institute of Material Science (NIMS), Japan, have demonstrated that confined surface phonon polaritons within hexagonal boron nitride ...             

OEM Subminiature Pressure Switch with Best in Class Size-to-Performance Ratio

November 21, 2014 9:38 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Design of the Gems Model PS61P incorporates a hardened alloy steel piston actuator for expanded overpressure performance. The low mass unit occupies a 24 mm diameter hex footprint and measures less than two inches. The switch is designed to reliably monitor standard pressures from 510 to 4350 PSI (35 to 300 bar), with ...

True-Digital PWM Controller with Integrated Power Stage Driver

November 20, 2014 2:10 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

ZMD AG (ZMDI) announces the release of the ZSPM2000, a configurable true digital PWM controller with integrated MOSFET driver for smart digital point-of-load (POL) solutions. ZMDI’s ZSPM2000 operates as a synchronous step-down converter in a single-rail, single-phase configuration. ZMDI’s Tru-Sample Technology and ...

Securing Industrial Wireless Applications

November 20, 2014 1:20 pm | by Julia Santogatta | Blogs | Comments

In Part 1 of this article, I introduced the Golden Rule of Industrial Wireless Security – Deploy Securely, Monitor Regularly. Following this rule ensures that unwanted access to your wireless LAN and the rest of your network does not occur. But, how do you deploy securely? These days, most cyber security articles talk about using Defense in Depth ... 

GaN Technology Addresses Size, Bandwidth and Efficiency Challenges in Advanced Small Cell Applications

November 20, 2014 1:03 pm | by David Ryan, Business Development Manager, Networks, MACOM | Articles | Comments

With global 2G wireless infrastructure coverage at greater than 90 percent and 3G coverage at similar rates in the developed world (source: Ericsson), the market emphasis has shifted to delivering the data capacity that subscribers require to access their rich multimedia and cloud based services on the go ...  

Pasternack Introduces New Lines of Digitally Programmable Attenuators

November 20, 2014 1:00 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pasternack Enterprises has announced the new 5, 8, and 10 Bit broadband PIN diode digital step attenuators with performance up to 40 GHz depending on the configuration. These programmable, variable step attenuators are commonly used ...        

NTU Engineers Develop Innovative Process to Print Flexible Electronic Circuits

November 20, 2014 11:00 am | by Lester Kok, Nanyang Technological University | News | Comments

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has successfully printed complex electronic circuits using a common t-shirt printer ...                      

Gadgets to Help Your Selfie

November 20, 2014 10:24 am | by RON HARRIS, Associated Press | News | Comments

Not all selfies are created equal. Some are blurry, are poorly framed or miss the action entirely because you might be scrubbing your thumb fishing for a virtual shutter button as the moment passes you by ...            

China & U.S. Boost Worldwide Industrial Semiconductor Market in 2014

November 19, 2014 5:10 pm | by IHS Technology | News | Comments

Continuing strength in China and a resurgent U.S. economy are combining to drive accelerated growth in the worldwide market for semiconductors used in industrial applications this year, according to IHS Technology. Global market revenue for ...             

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