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Convection-Cooled Switching Regulated Power Supply

March 4, 2015 4:37 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Acopian Power Supplies has announced the WN8B power supply, a member of the Narrow Profile, three-day power supply series of switching regulated power supplies ...             

Non-Volatile Digital-to-Analog Converter

March 4, 2015 4:24 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology has announced the expansion of its non-volatile digital-to-analog converter...

CDM Electronics Now Stocks Cable Assemblies Approved by Verizon

March 4, 2015 1:02 pm | by CDM Electronics | News | Comments

CDM Electronics has announced the availability of a broad range of Times Microwave Systems'...

Pasternack’s Microwave & Millimeter Wave Right Angle RF Adapters

March 3, 2015 6:30 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pasternack has expanded their lines of high frequency right angle RF adapters, which are widely...

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CDE Announces 125°C, High Density, Stacked Polyester Capacitors

March 3, 2015 2:48 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Cornell Dubilier announces its Type RA multilayered polymer capacitors for 125°C operation. Type RA capacitors are constructed using stacked metallized polyester protected with an impregnated sealant ...

Easy-to-Use, Customizable TrueTouch Fingerprint Reader

March 2, 2015 9:00 am | by Cypress Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor Corp., in conjunction with its strategic partner IDEX ASA, introduced a fingerprint reader solution designed to bring reliable, easy-to-use user authentication to smartphones, tablets, wearables and other mobile devices. The TrueTouch® Fingerprint Reader uses proprietary sensing circuitry and a unique touch sensor design to provide best-in-class ... 

Infineon Drives Next Generation Cellular M2M Communication

February 27, 2015 9:15 am | by WDD Staff | News | Comments

Vehicles exchanging information about traffic conditions, industrial machines with self-checking diagnostics, intelligent tracking of the supply chain or surveillance of utility meters in remote areas: in the connected world, devices will increasingly rely on secured cellular ... 

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January/February 2015 — Security for the Smart Home

February 26, 2015 4:23 pm | by WDD Staff | Digital Editions | Comments

The January/February issue of Wireless Design & Development (WDD) is packed full of great content from Smart Home Security to Remote Sensing with WirelessHART Process Transmitters, and beyond. Find out what our top industry leaders have to say about how they're addressing test equipment design needs due to an increase in M2M ... 

In the HotSeat: Mickael Viot, Marketing Manager, DecaWave

February 25, 2015 1:07 pm | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor, @MZiembaWDD | Articles | Comments

DecaWave has announced a partnership program that offers a wealth of technical and application expertise on micro-location technology. Wireless Design and Development (WDD) discusses the program with Mickael Viot, Marketing Manager for DecaWave in this HotSeat interview ...    

Photo of the Day: X-Ray Study Points to Higher Energy Yields

February 25, 2015 10:55 am | by Thomas Zoufal, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY | News | Comments

Magnetic nanoparticles can increase the performance of solar cells made from polymers - provided the mix is right. This is the result of an X-ray study at DESY's synchrotron radiation source PETRA III. Adding about one per cent of such nanoparticles by weight makes the solar cells more efficient, according to the findings of a team of scientists ...    

New Electrolyte Solution Rids Batteries of Short-Circuiting Fibers

February 25, 2015 9:35 am | by Franny White, DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | News | Comments

A new electrolyte for lithium batteries that's described in Nature Communications eliminates dendrites while also enabling batteries to be highly efficient and carry a large amount of electric current ...             

Could Your Product Win the “Oscars of Invention?”

February 24, 2015 8:48 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

Entry is now open for the expanded 2015 R&D 100 Awards, organized by R&D Magazine. This competition marks the most innovative, cutting-edge technologies and services of 2014, and this year has widened its scope to include manufacturing, design engineering and consumer markets as well as science, academia and government ...

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HotSpot Episode 102: Military Smart Gun is More Accurate

February 23, 2015 10:46 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, a military gun that integrates smart electronics for better accuracy; an engineer’s survival kit provided by ARC Technologies; a project that enables cars to share information about conditions that relate to road friction; and an interview with the original Falcon's robotics team ...             

Surface Mount Isolators Support 80W for Infrastructure Applications

February 18, 2015 4:53 pm | by RFMW, Ltd. | RFMW, Ltd. | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW has announced design and sales support for twenty new surface mount isolators from RFCI. Available at popular base station frequencies from 728 to 2,690 MHz, these pin-style, surface mount isolators offer 500 W peak forward power handling and 20-80 W reverse power handling depending on package size and termination. A quick reference flyer provides additional information and links to detailed ...

Interconnect Solutions Drive Performance in Harsh Environments

February 18, 2015 2:13 pm | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor, @MZiembaWDD | Articles | Comments

At this year’s Autosport International Engineering Show in Birmingham, UK, TE Connectivity displayed its latest innovations from its DEUTSCH connectors and Raychem wire and cable ...              

Sierra Wireless AirPrime IoT LTE-A Embedded Modules

February 18, 2015 12:58 pm | by Sierra Wireless | Product Releases | Comments

Sierra Wireless has introduced four new AirPrime embedded modules, the first to support LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) networks worldwide. LTE-A is the latest generation of 4G LTE network standards, aimed at improving network capacity, throughput, data speed, and operational cost-efficiency ...           

5 Smart Careers for Future Engineers

February 17, 2015 10:58 am | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

Two new books from Start Engineering introduce grade school and high school students to the ins and outs of engineering, including some little-known fields. “Start Engineering: A Career Guide” explains various engineering fields and their real-world, high-tech applications to high school students. For younger readers ... 

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1 to 3 GHz High Power Amplifier

February 14, 2015 1:19 pm | by Empower RF Systems | Product Releases | Comments

Empower RF Systems is once again conducting live demonstrations of broadband, high power amplifiers with compelling performance, industry leading small size, and user interface / functionality that dares to challenge legacy products offered in the market. Next appearing at EMC & SI 2015 in Santa Clara, we will be showcasing our 1 to 3 GHz, 1 kW HPA in a 5U chassis - an extraordinary design ...

HotSpot Episode 101: Hedgehog-Inspired Body Airbag

February 13, 2015 3:51 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, snowboard bindings that help boarders visualize their balance; a new method of processing signals via fiber optic cable; a new car technology for making driving safe; and a full-body airbag for motorcyclists, bikers, skiers, and other hobbyists and professionals ...           

Snail Shells to Improve Li-Ion Batteries

February 12, 2015 10:07 am | by Jason Socrates Bardi, Biophysical Society | News | Comments

Scientists are using biology to improve the properties of lithium ion batteries. Researchers at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) have isolated a peptide, a type of biological molecule, which binds strongly to lithium manganese nickel oxide ...

New Study Explores Novel High-Power Microwave Generator

February 12, 2015 9:51 am | by Joan Robinson, Springer | News | Comments

High-power microwaves are frequently used in civil applications, such as radar and communication systems, heating and current drive of plasmas in fusion devices, and acceleration in high-energy linear colliders ...                  

Intrinsically Safe Wireless Telemetry System Offers Remote Monitoring

February 11, 2015 1:51 pm | by SignalFire Wireless Telemetry | Product Releases | Comments

The SignalFire Remote Sensing System provides cost effective remote monitoring of well pad tubing and casing pressures in upstream oil and gas fields. The SignalFire Remote Sensing System (SFRSS) consists of a gateway and remote nodes that interfaces with a wide variety of ...

Electronics You Can Wrap Around Your Finger

February 11, 2015 10:59 am | by Jason Socrates Bardi, American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

Researchers from South Korea have taken a new step toward more bendable devices by manufacturing a thin film that keeps its useful electric and magnetic properties even when highly curved. The researchers describe the film in ...               

Webcast: Sensor Signal Conditioning with Synchronous Demodulation

February 10, 2015 11:01 am | by WDD Staff | Events

In this webcast we will discuss the some of the basic concepts of synchronous demodulation and what benefits this technique brings to sensor signal conditioning. We will then examine real world examples to explore some of the subtleties of implementing systems using synchronous demodulation ...            

Softbank to Add Learning Technology to Empathetic Robot

February 10, 2015 10:03 am | by YURI KAGEYAMA, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Japanese mobile carrier Softbank said Tuesday it will incorporate artificial intelligence technology from IBM into its empathetic robot Pepper that will be available to Japanese consumers around midyear ...                        

New Algorithms Allow Autonomous Systems to Deal with Uncertainty

February 5, 2015 2:50 pm | by Aaron Dubrow, National Science Foundation | News | Comments

People typically consider doing the laundry to be a boring chore. But laundry is far from boring for artificial intelligence (AI) researchers like Siddharth Srivastava, a scientist at the United Technologies Research Center, Berkeley. To AI experts, programming a robot to do the laundry represents ...     

YouTube Videos Teach Robots How to Cook

February 5, 2015 2:30 pm | by DARPA | News | Comments

Robots can learn to recognize objects and patterns fairly well, but to interpret and be able to act on visual input is much more difficult.  Researchers at the University of Maryland, funded by DARPA’s Mathematics of Sensing, Exploitation and Execution (MSEE) program, recently developed a system ...                

Using Hapkit to Teach Haptics, the Science of Touch

February 5, 2015 2:20 pm | by Vignesh Ramachadran, Stanford Engineering | Videos | Comments

Stanford Professor Allison Okamura is using a build-it-yourself-electronic kit that allow students to create physical sensations using a programmable device called Hapkit. Today she is using Hapkit to teach a class in haptics -- the science ...                  

Photos of the Day: Octoput-Like Robot with Ultra-Fast Propulsion

February 5, 2015 1:35 pm | by Glenn Harris, University of Southampton | News | Comments

The 30 cm long self-propelling robot is inflated with water and then rapidly deflates by shooting the water out through its base to power its outstanding propulsion and acceleration, despite starting from a non-streamlined shape. As the rocket contracts, it can achieve more than 2.6 times the thrust of a rigid rocket doing the same maneuver ...                 

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