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HotSpot Episode 54: Floating Sphere Sonically Responds to Environment

March 17, 2014 11:17 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, a floating sphere that responds sonically to its environment; a ground-breaking diagnostic system based on smart cards and skin patches; and catching satellites with radio-frequency sensors...                         

Meaghan's Minute: Ultra-Battery Energy Storage

March 17, 2014 9:56 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research organization has developed an UltraBattery, a new dimension in lead acid battery technology...                         

Engineering Newswire: Phantom Boat Flies Above the Water

March 13, 2014 2:11 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re 3D printing documentaries, talking toilet lights, and riding the flying phantom above the water ...                  

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New Balluff White Paper – What Makes RFID Systems Industrial Strength?

March 12, 2014 11:03 am | by Balluff | White Papers

In Balluff's new White Paper, Balluff experts explain the three fundamental qualities that determine if RFID systems will perform reliably in demanding production environments. It answers three main questions...                       

Power MOSFETs Offer Fast Switching, Low On-Resistance

March 11, 2014 9:49 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Advanced Power Electronics has recently launched new cost-effective N-channel enhancement-mode power MOSFETs offering a fast switching performance and very low on-resistance...

Stud-Mount Standard Recovery Rectifiers

March 11, 2014 9:10 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

America Semiconductor has introduced the new series of standard-recovery, stud-mount rectifiers in DO8 and DO9 packages. The robust devices are used to convert raw alternating current mains' electricity into direct current power...

Signal Hound BB60A Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer

March 11, 2014 8:53 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Test Equipment Plus has announced the Signal Hound BB60A, a real-time spectrum analyzer and RF recorder designed to capture and display RF events as short as 1 µs...

Liquid-Cooled High-Power Broadband Amplifiers

March 11, 2014 8:37 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Rohde & Schwarz now offers up to 10 kW of power in a frequency range from 9 kHz to 225 MHz with its R&S BBL200 amplifier family. Thanks to a new liquid cooling system, these models are quieter and more compact than ever before...

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Inspire Young Women to Pursue Careers in Technology

March 10, 2014 10:12 am | by Tom Abate and Priya Ganesan, Stanford Engineering | Videos | Comments

The videos are aimed at high school and young college students, teachers, and counselors. But the Stanford undergraduates who made the videos hope that parents will share the interviews with children to help them expand their horizons...                   

Silicon Valley Women Star in Video Series Urging Young Women to Study Computing

March 10, 2014 10:07 am | by Tom Abate and Priya Ganesan, Stanford Engineering | News | Comments

Many people talk about encouraging young women to study computer science. Now some female undergraduates at Stanford hope to do just that by starting an online video library that features motivational interviews with Silicon Valley women in computing...                   

Implementing Sub-GHz Wireless Connectivity in Embedded Devices

March 7, 2014 5:21 pm | by Matt Maupin, SoC Marketing Manager, Silicon Labs | Articles | Comments

Wireless connectivity continues to expand across all markets and industries as growing numbers of electronic devices and systems add wireless controls and communications. Consumers desire the convenience of ubiquitous communication so wireless functionality is...               

ReliaSENS Environmental Monitoring System

March 6, 2014 1:05 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Eurotech has announced the ReliaSENS 18-12, a cloud connected environmental monitoring system with high precision air pollution sensors and real time data access. ReliaSENS is a rugged, compact system designed to monitor traffic, industrial, construction and urban areas...

Broadband Shunts in Ultra-Small Plastic Packages

March 6, 2014 12:51 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

MACOM has extended its strong industry position in diodes with a new family of broadband Shunt PIN Diodes for high-power switching applications. The MACOM Shunt PIN Diode series is designed for customers who need a versatile, low cost, ultra-small Shunt PIN diode element...

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Smart Grid for Electric Vehicle Fleet

March 5, 2014 10:44 am | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

Being able to charge up to 30 electric cars at once requires some ingenious energy management. Researchers are incorporating a mix of renewables into the design of a smart grid for Germany’s largest charging station. The network of charging stations for electric vehicles is becoming more tightly meshed...

Security Tools for Industry 4.0

March 5, 2014 10:38 am | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

An increasing number of unsecured, computer-guided production machinery and networks in production facilities are gradually evolving into gateways for data theft. New security technologies may directly shield the sensitive data that is kept there. You can hear the metallic buzz as the milling machine bores into the workpiece...

Physics in 3D? That's Nothing. Try 0D

March 4, 2014 3:58 pm | by University of Cincinnati | News | Comments

Zero-dimensional quantum dots identified by University of Cincinnati researchers could someday have a big effect on a variety of technologies, such as solar energy, lasers and medical diagnostics. In physics, there's small, and then there's nullity – as in zero-dimensional...

MicroPEM TackSert pins: Alternative to Screws in Compact Electronics

March 4, 2014 1:45 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

New microPEM TackSert pins from PennEngineering introduce reliable fastener solutions to attach top panels securely to a base panel or chassis in compact electronic assemblies. These pins provide practical alternatives to micro screws by eliminating the typically costly issues...

Coilcraft CPS Extreme Temperature Inductor

March 4, 2014 1:00 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The new AT549RBT cored-spring inductor from Coilcraft CPS is ideal for extreme-temperature applications such as down-hole drilling and on-engine automotive. It can withstand a 40 second reflow at 350°C. It features nickel-clad copper terminations as standard, with other terminations available upon request...

Automotive-grade Precision Thin Film Chip Resistor Laboratory Sample Kits

March 4, 2014 12:48 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology has announced that the company is now offering laboratory sample kits of its automotive-grade precision thin film chip resistors. The MCW 0406 AT (LCW AT 96/4) and MCT 0603 AT (LCT AT 96/4) kits aid engineers in prototyping, and speed time to market in a wide range of electronic systems...

White Paper: Improving Cable Performance in Harsh Environments

March 4, 2014 12:36 pm | by GORE | White Papers

Cables are often the last component considered when designing an electronic system. However, cables are really the system’s lifeline — if a cable fails, the entire system can stop functioning. For example, if the cable system used for data transmission in a spacecraft fails, the communication between the...             

Photos of the Day: State-of-the-Art Toilets

March 4, 2014 10:18 am | by Katherine Roth, Associated Press | News | Comments

Every so often a revolution transforms something truly basic, rendering the status quo somewhat, well, primitive. First came covered sewers, then indoor plumbing and flush toilets. Now, one bathroom at a time, another major shift in toilet hygiene is quietly underway...

High-Tech Toilet Seats: No Hands or Paper Required

March 4, 2014 10:00 am | by Katherine Roth, Associated Press | News | Comments

Every so often a revolution transforms something truly basic, rendering the status quo somewhat, well, primitive. First came covered sewers, then indoor plumbing and flush toilets. Now, one bathroom at a time, another major shift in toilet hygiene is quietly underway...

HotSpot Episode 52: WiFi Virus Attacks Belfast and London

March 3, 2014 10:04 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, a mobile network in a backpack for disaster situations; a WiFi virus attacks London and Belfast; a phone that place privacy and control directly in the hands of its users; and smart space spheres receive an upgrade...                    

Yokogawa Develops Multi-Protocol Wireless Adaptor

February 27, 2014 3:33 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Yokogawa Electric Corporation has announced that it has developed a multi-protocol wireless adaptor that enables wired field instruments or analytical sensors to be used as ISA100 Wireless devices, and will release models in May and July that support communications based on the HART and RS485 Modbus standards...

High Power GaN Switches for Wideband Applications

February 27, 2014 3:08 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW has announced design and sales support for a pair of high power GaN SPDT switches from TriQuint. The TGS2352-2-SM covers frequencies from 500MHz to 12GHz and handles input power up to 20W while the TGS2353-2-SM extends frequency coverage to 18GHz and handles up to 10 watts of input power...

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