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B&K Precision Expands 1U System Power Supply Offerings

May 30, 2013 4:20 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

B&K Precision Yorba (Linda, CA) expands its DC system power supply offerings with the introduction of  the model 9115 multi-range programmable DC power source. The 9115 can deliver up to 1200 W in multiple combinations of voltage up to 80 V and current up to 60 A.

Pentek High-Speed Clock Generator

May 30, 2013 3:53 pm | by WDD Staff | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Pentek (Upper Saddle River, NJ) announced the Model 7194 high speed clock generator in a PMC/XMC form factor. The Model 7194 provides fixed frequency sample clocks to up to four Pentek analog-to-digital Cobalt and Onyx modules in multi-board systems.

Macro Sensors Introduces LVDT/RVDT Signal Conditioner

May 30, 2013 3:26 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Macro Sensors (Pennsauken, NJ) has introduced the EAZY-CAL LVC 4000 Signal Conditioner with analog (4-20mA or user selectable voltage) and RS-485 outputs. Compatible with most LVDT and RVDT linear position sensors, including half bridge, the EAZY-CAL LVC 4000 LVDT/RVDT Signal Conditioner digitally communicates with up to 16 devices simultaneously


1 and 2.5 A Gate Drive Optocouplers from Avago

May 30, 2013 2:46 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Avago Technologies (San Jose, CA), a leading supplier of analog interface components for wireless, wireline, and industrial applications, unveiled two new sets of high speed gate drive optocoupler devices, the ACPL-P/W345 and ACPL-P/W346.

Video of the Day: Engineering Newswire 40: First Autonomous Flight for Airborne Wind Power

May 30, 2013 12:10 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist, WDD | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we're pouring beers with robots, preventing disasters with a floating gate, flying autonomous wings with onboard turbines, and riding a 1.3 million-dollar motorcycle that was designed to cut cost. Do you have story ideas? Comment below and we'll cover them in an upcoming episode.

Stanford Scientists Develop High-Efficiency Zinc-Air Battery

May 30, 2013 9:01 am | by Mark Shwartz, Stanford University | News | Comments

Stanford University scientists have developed an advanced zinc-air battery with higher catalytic activity and durability than similar batteries made with costly platinum and iridium catalysts. The results, published in the May 7 online edition of the journal Nature Communications, could lead to the development of a low-cost alternative to conventional lithium-ion batteries widely used today.

Resolve Signal Integrity Issues in Cloud Computing Platforms

May 30, 2013 8:48 am | by Bill Weir, Pericom, | Articles | Comments

While the cloud promises to reduce enterprise network infrastructure and operating costs, the remote execution of applications makes factors such as latency, performance, and reliability critical considerations in the design and deployment of cloud computing platforms. A key factor determining server performance, cloud or not, is maintaining a bit error rate (BER) on the order of 1.E-12 for the overall system.

May/June 2013 — The Natalia Project

May 29, 2013 5:14 pm | Digital Editions | Comments

The May/June issue of Wireless Design and Development contains features on an assortment of topics. Check out our Brainstorm on Timing Device, and read about Smartphone Shakes from the editor.


IDEAL Announces Appointment of New Chief Financial Officer

May 29, 2013 4:31 pm | by IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. | News | Comments

IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC., one of the world's largest manufacturers and suppliers of quality tools, connectors and testing products for electricians and data communications contractors, today announced the appointment of Carmelle Giblin as the company's new Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective  immediately.

Element Six Acquires the Assets and Intellectual Property of Group4 Labs, Inc to Expand Portfolio of Synthetic Diamond Materials for the Semiconductor Industry

May 29, 2013 4:20 pm | News | Comments

Element Six has announced it has acquired the assets and intellectual property of Group4 Labs, Inc. (Group4), a semiconductor wafer materials company that manufactured Gallium Nitride (GaN) on-diamond semiconductor technology for RF and high-power devices.

Mouser and Advanced Thermal Solutions, Inc. (ATS) Sign Global Distribution Agreement

May 29, 2013 4:04 pm | by ATS, Mouser Electronics | News | Comments

The agreement with ATS means Mouser Electronics customers will have access to a wide range of high performance heat sinks available in thousands of shapes and sizes. ATS heat sinks are designed for use in many applications including telecom, datacom, LED, automotive, medical, and aerospace.

Mouser, Kanaan Celebrate 2013 Indy 500 Victory

May 29, 2013 3:53 pm | News | Comments

Mouser Electronics, Inc., regarded as a top design engineering resource and global distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, congratulates Tony Kanaan, driver of the #11 IndyCar, for a history-making victory at the legendary Indianapolis 500.

South Florida RF Connector Manufacturer Coaxicom Expanding Operations

May 29, 2013 3:49 pm | by Coaxial Components Corp. | News | Comments

The impact is being felt in South Florida, as Coaxial Components Corp. expands its sales team with three new Regional Sales Managers.  The new team members include Joel Smith, Penny Perkins and Stephanie Clark.  Smith’s vast experience in high-performance manufacturing includes design, programming, manufacturing and distribution for Biomet 3is in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.


Wireless History Foundation Announces 2013 Inductees for Wireless Hall of Fame

May 29, 2013 3:44 pm | by The Wireless History Foundation (WHF) | News | Comments

The Wireless History Foundation (WHF) has announced four individuals who will be inducted into the prestigious Wireless Hall of Fame during the Foundation’s Oct. 15, 2013 dinner in San Jose, CA at the Fairmont Hotel. The 2013 inductees are...

New Mobile App for Anytime, Anywhere Access to Molex Solutions

May 29, 2013 3:39 pm | by Molex Incorporated | News | Comments

Molex Incorporated has launched a new application (app) that gives tablet users ready access to information on over 90 different Molex product families.  Designed for Apple and Android devices, the Molex App allows tablet users to view product information, search products, view literature and view videos without being online.

IBM Watson At Your Service: New Watson Breakthrough Transforms How Brands Engage Today's Connected Consumers

May 29, 2013 3:15 pm | by IBM | News | Comments

Ushering in a new era of cognitive computing systems, IBM has unveiled the IBM Watson Engagement Advisor, a technology breakthrough that allows brands to crunch big data in record time to transform the way they engage clients in key functions such as customer service, marketing and sales.

A Guide to ZigBee Device Developers for the Smart Connected Home

May 29, 2013 1:52 pm | by Cees Link, CEO of GreenPeak Technologies | Articles | Comments

For decades, technology experts and home automation enthusiasts have been talking about and promising the emergence of the smart, connected home. They have foretold a home connected by multitude of sensors, monitoring applications such as HVAC, home security, and even the health of the inhabitants, and all controlled remotely over the web via a smartphone or a tablet.

SanDisk Advances Its Manufacturing Technology

May 29, 2013 12:52 pm | by SanDisk Corporation | News | Comments

SanDisk Corporation [NASDAQ: SNDK] has announced it has begun customer sampling of flash memory products based on its industry-leading 1Ynm process technology, which represents its second generation 19 nanometer (nm) manufacturing technology.

B&K Precision Introduces Modular DC Electronic Load for Multi-Channel DC Source Testing

May 29, 2013 12:37 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

B&K Precision has announced its new MDL Series, a modular programmable DC electronic load system. The MDL Series comprises six unique modules ranging in power from 200 W to 600 W. Any combination of these modules can be installed for multi-channel operation in the 4-slot MDL Series mainframe...

Nex-Tech Selects Interop's Clous RCS Solution

May 29, 2013 10:25 am | by Interop Technologies | News | Comments

Interop Technologies, a provider of core wireless solutions for advanced messaging, over-the-air handset management, and connectivity gateways, today announced that Nex-Tech Wireless will deploy its cloud Rich Communication Services (RCS) solution. The regional operator has also renewed its multi-year agreements for Interop’s cloud-based Short Message Service (SMS), Multimedia Message Service (MMS)...

The Everyday Usefulness of the Problem Statement

May 28, 2013 5:33 pm | by Alan Nicol, Executive Member, AlanNicolSolutions | Blogs | Comments

Last week I wrote about how our continuous improvement and process improvement tools and methods can be used any time and discussed the Parameter Diagram or P-diagram as an example. Let’s continue that thread and look at the ubiquitous usefulness of the problem statement.

6 to 11 GHz Low Noise Amplifier Offers 2.1 dB Noise Figure

May 28, 2013 4:55 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Custom MMIC (Westford, MA) has added a new 6 – 11 GHz low noise amplifier to their growing line of high quality products. Ideal of microwave radios and C- and X-band applications where small size and low power consumption are needed, the CMD186P3 is also suitable for point-to-point radios and phased-array radar applications.

Vaunix Announces New 4 to 8 GHz Phase Shifter

May 28, 2013 4:28 pm | by WDD Staff | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Vaunix Technology (Haverhill, MA) has announced the addition of their new Lab Brick Phase Shifter, the LPS-802. The new product has a frequency of 4-8 GHz and provides excellent phase accuracy while offering one-degree phase resolution.

Facial Recognition Technology Proves its Mettle

May 28, 2013 4:20 pm | by Tom Oswald, Michigan State University | News | Comments

In a study that evaluated some of the latest in automatic facial recognition technology, researchers at Michigan State University were able to quickly identify one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects from law enforcement video, an experiment that demonstrated the value of such technology.

System-Level Design and Verification of Wireless Embedded System to Meet Global Demands Using a Mixed Domain Oscilloscope

May 28, 2013 3:15 pm | by Faride Akretch, Technical Marketing Manager, Tektronix | Articles | Comments

Designing and implementing wireless systems to be used in different geographic regions around the world represents a significant challenge. Wouldn’t it be nice if everyone all agreed on the use of frequency, modulation type, power levels, and bandwidth? Unfortunately, that’s not the world we live in and radio regulations vary from region to region, especially for some of the frequencies used in unlicensed radio...

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