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New 5685-5780 MHz VCO from Crystek

January 20, 2015 12:52 pm | by Crystek Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek's CVCO55CXT-5685-5780 VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) operates from 5685 MHz to 5780 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.3V~4.7V. This VCO features a typical phase noise of -102 dBc/Hz @ 10 KHz offset and has excellent linearity. Output power is typically +0 dBm. Engineered and manufactured in the USA, the model CVCO55CXT-5685-5780 is package ...

HotSpot Episode 97: Orrb Pods Provide a Positive Work Culture

January 20, 2015 10:23 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, developing a positive work culture through the use of pods; a folding portable keyboard that makes professional-grade typing as easy to carry as a pen; a wireless headset that cancels out 95 percent of background noise; and bringing back instant print cameras ...                     

Floating Foam Car Claims Superior Safety

January 16, 2015 2:32 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re battling diabetes with temporary tattoos, testing out Ford’s all-new carbon-fiber super car, and floating a foam car ...              

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25 Symposia on VLSI Technology & Circuits Announces Call for Papers

January 15, 2015 2:48 pm | by WDD Staff | News | Comments

The 2015 Symposia on VLSI Technology and Circuits, an international technical conference focused on semiconductor technology and circuits, will be held at the Rihga Royal Hotel in Kyoto, Japan on June 15-18, 2015 (Technology) and June 16-19, 2015 (Circuits) ...                           

Market for More Efficient GaN Power Conversion Devices to Hit $1.1 Billion in 2024

January 15, 2015 11:08 am | by Lux Research | News | Comments

Gallium nitride (GaN) materials can create much more efficient devices for electric power conversion in devices from cell phone chargers to hybrid electric vehicles, leading to a $1.1 billion market for GaN discrete components in 2024. However, the substrate that the GaN device is built on ...                       

New Movie, ‘Spare Parts’ Features Robots Built by FIRST Teams

January 15, 2015 10:34 am | by Haley Dunn, FIRST | News | Comments

The stars are aligning for science and engineering, as a new movie starring Jamie Lee Curtis, George Lopez, Carlos PenaVega and Marisa Tomei about a high-school robotics team makes its debut in theaters nationwide. The movie, “Spare Parts,” is based on FIRST Robotics Competition Team 842 - Falcon Robotics ...                 

Top 10 from CES 2015: Quantum Dots Are For Real

January 14, 2015 9:26 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

The Consumer Electronics Show is arguably the single most important event of the year. And with 2.2 million net square feet of exhibit space, 3,600 exhibitors, and more than 170,000 attendees — every one of which we got to dodge en route to each appointment ...

Improving Public Health on Beaches

January 13, 2015 11:36 am | by Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment | News | Comments

The analysis by researchers from Stanford; the University of California, Los Angeles; and the nonprofit environmental group Heal the Bay shows that relatively easy-to-use predictive modeling systems offer an improvement over current monitoring methods ...                 

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Important Milestones of Technology

January 13, 2015 10:35 am | by Sam Hudgins | News | Comments

Technology has come a long way, and it continues to advance at a rapid pace. From wearables to autonomous vehicles, here are a few of the great milestones that have occurred in technology ...                                      

Wearable Technology Alters Your Mind, Like Drugs

January 12, 2015 10:56 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week in WDD's HotSpot, predictive cruise control that reacts to other vehicles; wearable technology that altrers you mind, like drugs; Nissan and NASA team up to create autonomous cars; an SDHC memory card that features NFC; and DARPA's program for tiny UAVs ...             

Brainstorm: IoT Impact on Spectrum Analyzers

January 6, 2015 12:05 pm | by WDD Staff | Articles | Comments

The “internet of things” is having a clear impact on spectrum analysis on quite a few fronts. Frequency utilization is becoming more refined and deployed services are vying for ever-diminishing spectrum. The constant proliferation of unique wireless applications is having a clear impact on end-product design considerations, and ... 

Security Flaws Allow Global Cellular Eavesdropping

December 23, 2014 10:38 am | by Frank Jordans, Associated Press | News | Comments

Security flaws in a system used by cellphone carriers around the world could open the door to wide-ranging surveillance of mobile phone traffic, according to a German researcher who discovered the problem. The issue affects a telecommunications standard called Signaling System 7, or SS7, which is used ... 

Controlling a Robotic Arm With Your Thoughts

December 23, 2014 10:20 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

You might remember a few years ago when scientists discovered that, by inserting an implant in the brain of a quadriplegic woman, she was able to control a robot arm with just her thoughts. By implanting 96 contact points on the part of the brain that ...

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Handheld Bluetooth Wireless Temperature, Humidity, and pH Transmitter

December 23, 2014 9:49 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The UWBT Series of Bluetooth® transmitters combine the accuracy of an industrial sensor/transmitter with the convenience of smartphones and tablets. It measures different sensor inputs such as thermocouple, RTD, relative humidity, and pH and transmits the data via Bluetoothwireless technology to the OMEGA UWBT app ... 

New RTM Bench Oscilloscope Model Ideal for the Education Sector

December 22, 2014 12:05 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Rohde & Schwarz (Munich) is expanding its R&S RTM bench oscilloscope family by adding a new model that is ideal for the education sector. The instrument features a 200 MHz bandwidth and an education mode that deactivates special measurement tools to help students quickly learn how to work with an oscilloscope. The new digital ... 

Drones to Show How Tornadoes Form

December 18, 2014 10:08 am | by DAN ELLIOTT, Associated Press | News | Comments

Researchers say they've collected promising weather data by flying instrument-laden drones into big Western and Midwestern storms. Now they want to expand the project in hopes of learning more about how tornadoes form ...                          

November/December 2014 — Micro-Windmills: From Lab to Market

December 17, 2014 2:51 pm | by WDD Staff | Digital Editions | Comments

The November/December issue of Wireless Design & Development (WDD) is packed full of great content from Micro-Windmills to Connected Hospitals, Digital Pre-Distortion to Powering Underground Wireless Sensors, and beyond. Find out what our top industry leaders have to say about IoT impacting the cost of ...

Extensive I/O, Large Memory Arrays

December 17, 2014 10:30 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Aitech Defense Systems now offers the rugged and compact A171 computing system that ensures high computing performance under highly adverse conditions ...               

B&K Precision Expands Multi-Range Programmable DC Power Supply Offerings

December 17, 2014 10:22 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

B&K Precision has announced the 9200 Series, its latest multi-range programmable DC power supply line. This new series includes four 200 W-600 W models that can deliver ...                                   

Lithium-Sulfur Batteries with a Graphene Wrapper

December 16, 2014 1:59 pm | by Jason Socrates Bardi, American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

In the journal APL Materials, from AIP Publishing, a team of researchers led by Dr. Vasant Kumar at the University of Cambridge and Professor Renjie Chen at the Beijing Institute of Technology describe their design of a multifunctional sulfur cathode at the nanolevel to address performance-related issues such as low efficiency and capacity degradation ...

Using Bluetooth Smart in Industrial Lighting

December 16, 2014 10:07 am | by Joakim Lindh, Applications Engineer, Bluetooth Smart Solutions, Texas Instruments | Blogs | Comments

Light sources are important. Did you know that there are professional interior designers that focus on composing the “right” light scenery in order to bring happiness and unconscious satisfaction into your home or work place? Lights can affect your mood and enhance it, or change it. A romantic ...

Connecting Machinery to the Internet of Things (IoT)

December 15, 2014 8:57 am | by Joakim Lindh, Applications Engineer, Bluetooth Smart Solutions, Texas Instruments | Blogs | Comments

Everything is about Internet of Things (IoT) nowadays. What does that really mean? Fundamentally, it means that a device, a thing, can connect to the Internet. This opens up many opportunities for a product. For industrial application, as an example, it means that machinery can...

Ostar Stage LED Offers More Than Twice the Lumen Output

December 12, 2014 2:50 pm | by Osram Opto Semiconductors | Product Releases | Comments

Up to 2.6 times the brightness from a component surface only 30 percent larger Osram Opto Semiconductors has introduced a new LED for stage lighting. Compared with previous members of the product family, the new Osram Ostar Stage offers more than twice the lumen output with a component surface that is only 30 percent larger. The new version contains two square-millimeter high-current chips ...

Photos of the Day: Stunning Drone Images

December 12, 2014 12:21 pm | by Dronestagram | News | Comments

Here are the best photos that drones took in 2014 all over the world ...                               

Eye-Tracking Subconscious Menu

December 11, 2014 3:52 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

The tulip concentrating solar power plant is officially opening its first commercial site in Ethiopia. This will be the third tulip site to be created. There is one in Israel and one in Spain, but the previous operations have been focused on research and ...

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