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Carlo Gavazzi's Proportional, Solid State Controllers

October 29, 2013 11:45 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Carlo Gavazzi has announced its new generation of proportional output 3-phase controllers, the RGC2P and RGC3P Series. This series covers 3-phase solid state switching controllers that deliver output power in proportion to the control input voltage...

Thermally-Conductive Polymer from Carbodeon

October 29, 2013 11:29 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Carbodeon has developed a thermal filler using nanodiamonds that increase the conductivity of thermally conductive polymers by 25 percent, providing significant performance increases for polymers used in electronics and LED manufacture...

HotSeat Episode 11: xPico Wi-Fi & M2M

October 29, 2013 10:18 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Keith Chu, the senior product line manager at Lantronix, is joining Meaghan Ziemba for this HotSeat interview that focuses on M2M. Keith provides an overview of the current state of M2M, and discusses the challenges that are precluding M2M from being embraced...

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Crop of High-Tech Farmers Sows Results with Apps

October 28, 2013 9:45 am | by LISA RATHKE, Associated Press | News | Comments

A new cyber tool that helps map crops and monitor irrigation systems came to life after a University of Vermont researcher realized farmers just weren't very good at keeping records. Department of Agriculture this spring to expand the app for use around the Northeast and California...

Meaghan's Minute: Laser Power

October 25, 2013 10:35 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, measuring optical power employed aiming a laser at a coated detector, measuring the detector’s temperature change, and determining the electrical power needed to generate an equivalent amount of heat. An extremely accurate method, but difficult with high-power lasers.

Meaghan's Minute: Green Parking Zones

October 24, 2013 10:11 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, HEVO Power is developing resonance-based wireless charging systems for electric vehicles, and disguising them as manholes. The plan is to deploy the new wireless charging systems in New York’s Washington Square Park by early 2014.

Meaghan's Minute: RFMD’s Power Doubler Amplifier

October 23, 2013 10:08 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, RFMD has unveiled its power doubler amplifier in a multi-chip module to support the requirements of the new data over cable service interface specification (DOCSIS) 3.1.

Photo of the Day: Graphene-Coated Porous Silicon Wafer

October 23, 2013 9:54 am | by David F Salisbury, Vanderbilt University | News | Comments

The first supercapacitor made out of silicon can be built into a silicon chip along with the microelectronic circuitry that it powers. It should be possible to construct these power cells out of the excess silicon that exists in the current generation of solar cells, sensors, mobile phones, and a variety of other electromechanical devices, providing a considerable cost savings.

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Pulse Electronics Introduces Ultra-thin NFC Antenna for Mobile Devices

October 22, 2013 12:55 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pulse Electronics introduces an ultra-thin near field communications (NFC) ferrite sheet antenna. The antenna is 28 percent thinner than the previous version and still meets the EMVCo specification of 40 mm. It enables NFC connectivity to mobile devices for payment sharing, credential storage and exchange, accessing and controlling...

Ritron’s Quick Talk RQT Wireless Monitoring and Alerting System

October 21, 2013 4:55 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Ritron’s Quick Talk RQT is an industrial-grade radio transmitter with sensor inputs and voice recording storage that automatically alerts radio-equipped personnel when process conditions, such as temperature, change. This proven technology accepts inputs from up to 4 switches or sensors to monitor conditions.

September/October 2013 – The Qardio Monitoring System for Smarter Healthcare

October 21, 2013 3:41 pm | by WDD Staff | Digital Editions | Comments

The September/October issue of Wireless Design and Development contains features on an assortment of topics, including an article by Cavendish Kinetics concerning new design space for mobile antenna designers, a Brainstorm on Test & Measurement, and Sacrificing Conversation for Connection from the editor.

Talley FTTA+Power System Combines Power and Fiber in One Solution

October 21, 2013 3:24 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Talley now offers a fiber-plus-power system that bundles all signal and power cabling elements required for installing a functional FTTA system into a single enclosure. Developed in cooperation with FiberSource and CONEC, the Fiber+Power-to-the-Antenna system saves significant installation time and money.

Photo of the Day: Robojelly

October 18, 2013 10:02 am | by Steven Mackay, Virginia Tech | News | Comments

Jellyfish have long been known as having a simple muscular makeup and being inefficient swimmers that rely on the current flow of water to navigate. Yet, the ability to conserve energy even while moving may help explain why jellyfish are bloom and inundate ecosystems, or even man-made systems, such as ports and dockyards.

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Jellyfish Energy Consumption to Improve Navy Robotics

October 18, 2013 9:58 am | by Steven Mackay, Virginia Tech | News | Comments

Virginia Tech College of Engineering researchers are part of a national study that has cracked how jellyfish move with the lowest cost of transport of any animal. The findings will be used as researchers continue to design bio-inspired jellyfish for the U.S. Navy. The study highlights jellyfish as one of the most energetically efficient natural propulsors on the planet.

Sensory Functionality with a Unique ID

October 17, 2013 2:01 pm | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor | Articles | Comments

The need for sensory tags is growing exponentially, and the uses for them span across various industries and markets. From the construction history and condition of certain buildings, bridges, and roads, to recording patient medication consumption, sensory tags are important for validating the origin of any object, as well as verifying the environmental conditions to which that object has been exposed.

Amphenol's New Underwater Connector

October 16, 2013 4:54 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Amphenol Industrial Global Operations now offers a line of high performance, rugged and reliable underwater electrical connectors for deep submersion applications...

Agilent Technologies Offers More Bandwidth on New Oscilloscope

October 16, 2013 4:37 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies recently announced a limited-time promotion that offers customers more bandwidth at no extra cost...

Opening Up New Design Space for Mobile Antenna Designers

October 16, 2013 2:50 pm | by Larry Morrell, Executive VP, Cavendish Kinetics | Articles | Comments

Wireless designers continue to make tradeoffs among power, cost, size, and performance specifications. Engineers working in the consumer mobile market have difficult challenges due to its extremely competitive nature, as well as the time pressures to produce designs that work in some very difficult environments.

WiFi Platform for Secure, Dual-Band Connectivity

October 16, 2013 10:52 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

B&B Electronics has launched its next generation AirborneM2M 802.11 a/b/g/n WiFi platform to provide secure, dual-band (2.4 and 5 GHz) WiFi connectivity to rugged and mission-critical M2M networks...

Transition Networks Introduces Access and Edge Products

October 15, 2013 4:38 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Company debuts new solution that delivers today’s Carrier Ethernet 2.0 services and tomorrow’s software defined networking (SDN) services.

New BinMaster RL for Reliable, Non-Contact Level Measurement in Bins

October 15, 2013 3:57 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

BinMaster Level Controls introduces the new BinMaster RL level sensor designed to provide highly reliable bin level data in challenging environments where dust levels are extremely high.

Semtech Partners with IMST On New Radio Module Featuring Long Distance LoRa Technology

October 15, 2013 12:49 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

LoRa Long Range Technology Adds Cost-Effective Solution to Increase Signal Range by 10X with Significant Improvements for Interferer Robustness.

SICK Launches New Compact, User-programmable DFS2X Incremental Encoders

October 15, 2013 12:21 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

SICK recently announced the launch of the DFS2X line of programmable incremental encoders.

New Battery-Operated Proving Unit from Megger

October 15, 2013 11:54 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Megger now offers a palm-sized, battery-operated proving unit that provides a substitute voltage source for testing a two-pole tester.

‘Elo at the Office’ Touchscreen Solutions Boost Meeting Collaboration

October 15, 2013 11:32 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Elo Touch Solutions recently announced its ‘Elo @ The Office’ solutions designed to enhance communications, optimize collaboration, and boost productivity in office environments.

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