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IEEE Photonics Society & National Photonics Initiative Volunteers Urge Congressional Support for Photonics

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | News | Comments

Volunteers from industry and research labs across the USA visited Congressional offices on March 26, 2014 to urge support for key issues related to photonics technologies and R&D, on behalf of the National Photonics Initiative (NPI). Supported by NPI founders and sponsors, the 36 volunteers from photonics were among a total of nearly 200 volunteers participating in this year's Science-Engineering-Technology Working Group...

Global Test Solutions and Delta Elektronika Announce Distribution Agreement

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Global Test Solutions and Delta Elektronika | News | Comments

Global Test Solutions (GTS) has announced it has signed a North American distribution agreement with Delta Elektronika, a programmable DC power supplies manufacturer.     “Delta Elektronika has chosen Global Test Solution due to our knowledge of the market and applications areas,” says Arlene Meadows, principal, GTS...

KERLINK Selects Semtech LoRa Platform for First IoT Long-Range Gateway

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Semtech | News | Comments

Semtech [Nasdaq: SMTC] has announced that its LoRa long-range RF technology has been chosen by KERLINK M2M Technologies, a Rennes, France-based supplier of machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions, for its new Long Range IoT Station. KERLINK selected the Semtech LoRa technology for the Long Range IoT Station...

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QuickLogic Announces KitKat Compliance of Ultra-low Power Sensor Hub

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

QuickLogic has announced the immediate availability of its new Always-on Context Aware Sensor Hub catalog CSSP, which gives OEMs an out-of-the-box solution for the Android 4.4 (KitKat) operating system...

Signals Research Group’s New LTE Smartphone Benchmark Study Finds Wide Variations in Data Performance

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Spirant Communications, Signals Research Group, and ETS-Lindgren | News | Comments

Spirent Communications has announced it has collaborated with Signals Research Group (SRG) and ETS-Lindgren on the first independent Over-the-Air (OTA) benchmark study of commercial LTE smartphone performance. Results of SRG’s study illustrate the unique ability of the OTA test methodology to detect clear data performance differences between commercial LTE device implementations...

Inland Cellular Selects Intertrop’s Cloud-Based SIM OTA Management Solution

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Coracle Group | News | Comments

Interop Technologies, a provider of core wireless solutions for advanced messaging, over-the-air handset management, policy control, and connectivity gateways, has announced that Inland Cellular has selected the Interop SIM Over-the-Air (OTA) Management solution for device provisioning on its LTE network...

AVX to Deliver a Session at the 2014 CARTS International Conference

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Callie Baldwin, AVX | News | Comments

AVX has announced that it will deliver eight technical presentations and chair a technical session at the 2014 CARTS International Conference, which will take place March 31–April 3, 2014 at the Biltmore Hotel in Santa Clara, Calif. and will focus on the use of electronic components in embedded systems with an emphasis on automotive, aerospace, and energy exploration...

eConais Wireless Smart Home Modules Now Available at DigiKey

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Josh Olson, Digi-Key Corporation | News | Comments

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key has announced a global distribution agreement with eConais. Launched in August of 2010 by a team of veteran engineers with substantial experience in all aspects of Wi-Fi product development, eConais manufactures easy-to-use modules and software development kits...

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NeoScale High-Speed Mezzanine System from Molex

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Molex Incorporated | News | Comments

Molex has announced its NeoScale High-Speed Mezzanine System. Delivering remarkably clean signal integrity at data rates of 28+ Gbps, the modular mezzanine interconnect is designed for high-density printed circuit board (PCB) mezzanine applications with limited PCB real estate...

Nordson ASYMTEK Wins Awards for Its Spectrum II Dispensing System

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Nordson ASYMTEK | News | Comments

Nordson ASYMTEK has announced that it received both the Service Excellence Award (SEA) and the New Product Introduction (NPI) Award at IPC APEX 2014. This is the 10th time in the 11-year history of the Service Excellence Awards that Nordson ASYMTEK has won. The NPI Award was presented to Nordson ASYMTEK for its new Spectrum II dispensing system...

Macro Sensors Considers Temperature When Specifying LVDT Linear Position Sensors

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Macro Sensors | News | Comments

Macrosensors has announced that the LVDT linear position sensor remains a reliable tool for linear position feedback for various laboratory, industrial, military, and aerospace applications. LVDT position sensors are capable of providing linear displacement measurements from micro inches to 2 feet with high accuracy while operating over a wide range of temperatures...

Thermoelectric Generator on Glass Fabric for Wearable Electronic Devices

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Byung Jin Cho, Professor of Electrical Engineering, KAIST | News | Comments

Wearable computers or devices have been hailed as the next generation of mobile electronic gadgets, from smart watches to smart glasses to smart pacemakers. For electronics to be worn by a user, they must be light, flexible, and equipped with a power source, which could be a portable, long-lasting battery or no battery at all but a generator...

Unavoidable Disorder Used to Build Nanolaser

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Gertie Skaarup, University of Copenhagen - Niels Bohr Institute | News | Comments

Researchers the world round are working to develop optical chips, where light can be controlled with nanostructures. These could be used for future circuits based on light (photons) instead of electron - that is photonics instead of electronics. But it has proved to be impossible to achieve perfect photonic nanostructures: they are inevitably a little bit imperfect...

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Jet Search Cut Short; New Satellite Spots Objects

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Rob Griffith & Scott McDonald, Associated Press | News | Comments

Planes and ships searching for debris suspected of being from the missing Malaysian jetliner failed to find any Thursday before bad weather cut their hunt short, as Thailand said one of its satellites had spotted hundreds of objects in the area...

New member added to the Balluff Group

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Balluff Group | News | Comments

Sensor Technologie München GmbH (STM) recently joined the Balluff Group. As development and technology partners in the area of specialty photoelectric sensors, the companies are connected by a long-standing cooperation venture. With the integration of Balluff STM, the area of sensor miniaturization for industrial automation will be further expanded...

New Guidance System Could Improve Minimally Invasive Surgery

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Catherine Kolf & Vanessa McMains, Johns Hopkins Medicine | News | Comments

Johns Hopkins researchers have devised a computerized process that could make minimally invasive surgery more accurate and streamlined using equipment already common in the operating room.In a report published recently in the journal Physics in Medicine and Biology...

Groundbreaking Optical Device Could Enhance Optical Information Processing, Computers

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Joe Seltzer, Washington University | News | Comments

At St. Paul's Cathedral in London, a section of the dome called the Whispering Gallery makes a whisper audible from the other side of the dome as a result of the way sound waves travel around the curved surface. Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have used the same phenomenon to build an optical device that may lead to new and more powerful computers that run faster and cooler...

Take Big Ideas to the Cloud with TI’s Tiva C Series Connected LaunchPad

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments has announced the latest addition to its popular microcontroller LaunchPad ecosystem – the Tiva C Series Connected LaunchPad. This Internet of Things (IoT), innovative platform...

Sunrise Micro Devices Partners with Wicentric

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Sunrise Micro Devices | News | Comments

Sunrise Micro Devices (SMD) has partnered with Wicentric to develop powerful and efficient protocol stack software optimized for CORDIO BT4 radio core, SMD’s first radio core offering from the CORDIO family of sub-volt wireless products. This solution provides...

GaN Systems Appoints Jim Witham as CEO

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by GaN Systems | News | Comments

GaN Systems has announced the appointment of Jim Witham as CEO of the corporation. GaN Systems’ power conversion devices, based on its proprietary Island Technology, are being commercialized in 2014 and the company is expanding globally. Co-founders Girvan Patterson and John Roberts will continue in their current roles as President and Chief Technical Officer, respectively...

Incognito Software Appoints Pete Koat as Chief Technology Officer

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Incognito Software | News | Comments

Incognito Software has announced that Pete Koat has been appointed to the position of chief technology officer. In this role, Koat will be responsible for defining the strategic agenda for the company’s product line, including developing product roadmaps based on market trends, identifying functional requirements with customers, and contributing to relevant industry standards...

Feds Reach Out to Kids Over Online Predators

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Amy Taxin, Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal agents are reaching out to children to get them to use street smarts online in a nationwide push to prevent sexual exploitation cases.Immigration and Customs Enforcement will send agents to school auditoriums and community centers across the country to teach teens and tweens — and their parents — how to be safer online and steer clear of Internet predators...

PSA Peugeot Citroën and IBM to Launch “Connected Services” for the Car of the Future

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by PSA Peugeot Citroën & IBM | News | Comments

PSA Peugeot Citroën has announced plans to use IBM Big Data and Analytics and IBM MobileFirst solutions to launch a new era of connected vehicles that deliver customized services. The rapid adoption of mobile devices is redefining customer expectations in all areas of life, including transportation. The need to be constantly connected is transforming...

Agilent Technologies to Feature Wireless Communication Design and Test Solutions

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Janet Smith, Agilent Technologies | News | Comments

Agilent Technologies has announced it will show its newest wireless design and test solutions that address present and future test technology challenges in  LTE, LTE-A, and 3GPP, Releases 11 and 12, at Mobile World Congress, February 24-27, Barcelona, Spain. The design and test solutions focus on the higher-capacity capabilities...

Sequans Wins Two Designs for LTE Devices in the Bid for China Telecom’s Commercial Launch

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Sequans Communications & Datang Mobile | News | Comments

4G chipmaker Sequans Communications has announced that two of its device manufacturing partners in China, Datang Mobile and DareGlobal, have been awarded contracts to provide Sequans-powered TD-LTE end user devices to China Telecom for the operator’s commercial launch of TD-LTE service beginning in Q2...

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