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Batteries as They are Meant to Be Seen

December 27, 2013 12:00 pm | by Mary Beckman, Pacific Northewest National Laboratory | News | Comments

Researchers have developed a way to microscopically view battery electrodes while they are bathed in wet electrolytes, mimicking realistic conditions inside actual batteries...                      

Vishay Extends 159 PUL-SI Snap-in Power Aluminum Capacitors

December 26, 2013 6:47 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology announced that it has extended its 159 PUL-SI series of snap-in power aluminum capacitors to a high rated voltage of 500 V at +105 °C. Designed for solar PV inverters, industrial motor controls, and power supplies...

Skyworks’ Isolator for Wireless Infrastructure

December 26, 2013 6:35 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Skyworks Solutions has introduced a 2110-2170 MHz single junction, robust lead isolator in an industry leading, small footprint, 11 x 11 mm surface mount package. The SKYFR-000727 is ideally suited for various wireless/cellular infrastructure applications...

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Rugged, 14-port Gigabit Managed Ethernet Switch

December 26, 2013 2:40 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Diamond Systems unveiled Epsilon-12G2. The rugged managed Layer 2+ Ethernet switch module, which offers twelve 10/100/1000 Mbps copper twisted pair ports and two small form factor pluggable (SFP) sockets...

SCHURTER’S KEA Series Provides Cord Retaining Solution

December 24, 2013 10:44 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

SCHURTER has announced that its compact KEA series power entry module, with 1- or 2-pole fuseholder, now mates with V-Lock cord sets. The KEA’s new V-Lock compatible feature prevents unintended disconnection of the power from the equipment...

TriQuint 6 GHz GaN LNA from RFMW

December 24, 2013 10:18 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW, Ltd. has announced design and sales support for the TGA2611, 2-6GHz LNA utilizing TriQuint’s GaN25 technology. GaN processes provide a highly robust input coupled with low noise figure and high gain...

Rohde & Schwarz, Samsung First to Verify LTE Advanced Uplink Carrier Aggregation

December 18, 2013 2:57 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Rohde & Schwarz and Samsung reached a significant milestone in the commercial implementation of LTE-Advanced by successfully verifying uplink carrier aggregation in the real form factor. The tested Samsung DUT is a 6.3 inch real form factor test device that makes the SHANNON300 the world’s first LTE-Advanced ASIC chipset to verify uplink carrier aggregation...

Securing Device Management Systems & Communications, Not Just Content

December 18, 2013 1:27 pm | by Michael Campbell, CSP Segment Manager, Medical Technology Risk Control OneBeacon Technology Insurance | Articles | Comments

In the twenty years since the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act became law, medical devices have progressed towards wireless, point of care, and even electronic, implantable technologies. Coinciding with this trend are ...

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Photos of the Day: Origami Antennas

December 18, 2013 9:34 am | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor | News | Comments

The antenna's folding and unfolding capabilities provide an advantage in various commercial and military applications. According to Tentzeris, such antennas could be included in different types of communications equipment, as well as various sensors...

MA High-Tech Startup Hopes to Change Biking

December 18, 2013 9:19 am | by RODRIQUE NGOWI, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Massachusetts startup is launching a new device that transforms almost any bicycle into an electric-hybrid vehicle using an app on a smartphone...                               

Multilayer Varistors Will Keep Evolving

December 17, 2013 4:34 pm | by Chris Reynolds, Application Engineer, AVX | Articles | Comments

Due to recent advances in multilayer varistor (MLV) design, metal oxide varistor (MOV) technology is increasingly being employed in fast-transient suppression applications. MLVs utilize zinc oxide grains as the varistor material in combination with a...                  

Exclusive: Origami Antennas Reshape Industry

December 17, 2013 3:23 pm | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor | Articles | Comments

A Georgia Tech research team was recently awarded a $2 million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for their unique concept of making compact and efficient antennas by implementing the techniques used in origami paper-folding...

POSITAL Introduces New High-performance IXARC Encoders

December 17, 2013 12:35 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

POSITAL-FRABA has revolutionized the world of rotary encoders. The new IXARC encoders combine the accuracy and dynamic response of optical encoders with the ruggedness and compact form factor of magnetic encoders for true ‘go anywhere, do anything’ performance...

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Breast Implants and Grave Robbers

December 17, 2013 11:17 am | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor | Blogs | Comments

From tracking devices to medical innovations, RFID is gaining popularity among those craving convenience and efficiency. No more struggling to find keys in the couch cushion; no more frantic searches for loose change to pay for tolls...              

Graphene Nanoribbons an Ice-Melting Coat for Radar

December 17, 2013 10:47 am | by David Ruth, Rice University | News | Comments

Ribbons of ultrathin graphene combined with polyurethane paint meant for cars is just right for deicing sensitive military radar domes, according to scientists at Rice University...                     

Grid Pulsed Cavity Oscillators

December 17, 2013 9:45 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The PC-0453-5-10 Series from Pro-Comm is designed as a 50 kilowatt oscillator spanning the 705-850 MHz bandwidth. It is ferrite isolator protected at its output, has built-in forced-air cooling, and the capability of either manual tuning, or motorized remote tuning...

New Netbiter Gateway Simplifies Remote Management of Industrial Equipment

December 16, 2013 5:16 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

HMS Industrial Networks introduced the Netbiter EC350 - a new communication gateway which makes it easier to monitor and control industrial equipment remotely. The gateway comes with enhanced performance and connectivity making it ideal for remote management and configuration of power generators...

Comprehensive Test Package from Rohde & Schwarz

December 16, 2013 5:09 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Rohde & Schwarz and NTT DOCOMO joined forces to develop an interoperability test package. NTT DOCOMO has now validated the package as NTT DOCOMO approved test equipment (D-ATE). Rohde & Schwarz and NTT DOCOMO have been test solution partners for many years...

Microchip’s Embedded Firmware Development Framework

December 16, 2013 4:57 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology announced the industry’s most comprehensive 32-bit microcontroller firmware development framework—MPLAB Harmony. This framework is the first to integrate the licensing, resale and support of both Microchip and third-party middleware, drivers, libraries and real-time operating systems...

HotSpot Episode 43: Origami Solar Array Generates Power for Satellites

December 16, 2013 10:41 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by National Instruments, origami solar arrays generate power for satellites; a new way to study the universe; toys that connect parents with their children; and a smart ring that controls your smartphones...   

Photos of the Day: Attack of the Humanoid Robots

December 16, 2013 10:04 am | by GEOFF MULVIHILL, Associated Press KEVIN BEGOS, Associated Press | News | Comments

Seventeen humanoid robots will be evaluated Friday and Saturday at Homestead Miami Speedway for how well they can complete tasks including getting into an all-terrain vehicle and driving it and opening doors...           

Maybe Not Sci-Fi, but Robots Readied for Big Tests

December 16, 2013 9:51 am | by GEOFF MULVIHILL, Associated Press KEVIN BEGOS, Associated Press | News | Comments

The real world has not caught up yet with "Star Wars" and its talking, thinking robots, but some of the most sophisticated units that exist are heading to Florida this week for a Defense Department competition. Seventeen humanoid robots will be evaluated Friday and Saturday at Homestead Miami Speedway for how...

Ultra-flat, Compact EPCOS Varistors From TDK

December 13, 2013 5:11 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

TDK Corporation announced a new series of EPCOS multilayer varistors of the CeraDiode family, which includes the most compact, flattest and most rugged varistor for ESD protection of mobile equipment. It features a footprint of only 0.47 mm x 0.47 mm at an extremely low profile of 0.1 mm in LGA packaging...

SV Microwave’s SMP Connectors

December 13, 2013 5:04 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

SV Microwave offers a complete line of SMP connectors that conform to DSCC 94007, 94008 and MIL-STD-348. The SMP connector was developed to meet an industry need for a smaller high frequency compact design that incorporated ease of use and functionality...

Anaheim Scientific’s New M130, a Mini Hand-held Anemometer

December 13, 2013 4:55 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Anaheim Scientific introduced the third model in its M-Series of mini-handheld environmental meters: The M130 – Mini Anemometer. The M-Series are small handheld meters that make taking measurements out in the field easy and convenient...

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