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The Age of the Industrial Internet

December 29, 2013 9:43 pm | by Marco Annunziata, TED Talk | Videos | Comments

Everyone's talking about the "Internet of Things," but what exactly does that mean for our future? In this thoughtful talk, economist Marco Annunziata looks at how technology is transforming the industrial sector, creating machines that can see, feel, sense and react...             

NSA Phone Surveillance Legal, Federal Judge Rules

December 29, 2013 9:22 pm | by LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press | News | Comments

The debate over the National Security Agency's collection of millions of Americans' telephone records fell squarely into the courts when a federal judge in Manhattan upheld the legality of the program, citing its need in the fight against terrorism, just days after another federal judge concluded it was likely unconstitutional...

Report: NSA Intercepts Computer Deliveries

December 29, 2013 9:11 pm | by RAPHAEL SATTER, Associated Press | News | Comments

A German magazine lifted the lid on the operations of the National Security Agency's hacking unit Sunday, reporting that American spies intercept computer deliveries, exploit hardware vulnerabilities, and even hijack Microsoft's internal reporting system to spy on their targets...

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Solitons in a Crystal

December 27, 2013 1:10 pm | by Nik Papageorgiou, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne | News | Comments

Soliton water waves can travel several kilometers without any significant change in their shape or amplitude, as opposed to normal waves, which widen as they travel, and eventually disappear. Discovered over 150 years ago in water canals, solitons represent a surprising phenomenon of wave propagation and have been observed in natural phenomena including moving sand dunes and space plasmas...

New Approach to Vertex Connectivity Maximizes Networks’ Bandwidth

December 27, 2013 12:43 pm | by Helen Knight, MIT | News | Comments

A new approach to understanding a basic concept in graph theory, known as “vertex connectivity,” could ultimately lead to communications protocols — the rules that govern how digital messages are exchanged — that coax as much bandwidth as possible from networks...         

Laser Demonstration Reveals Bright Future for Space Communication

December 27, 2013 12:12 pm | News | Comments

Hosted aboard the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer known as LADEE, for its ride to lunar orbit, the LLCD was designed to confirm laser communication capabilities from a distance of almost a quarter-of-a-million miles...               

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...                      

Anritsu Company Teams with Wild River Technology to Develop Signal Integrity Test Solutions

December 26, 2013 8:13 pm | by Anritsu | News | Comments

Anritsu Company, as part of its commitment to develop innovative test solutions to meet the needs of signal integrity engineers, announces a working cooperation with Wild River Technology. The two companies are collaborating to provide test solutions that meet the rigorous test requirements...

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LTE Innovation Summit Announces 2014 Call for Papers in All Areas Driving the Convergence of Wireless Networks, Devices, Services & Applications

December 26, 2013 8:08 pm | by Rohde & Schwarz | News | Comments

The 5th annual LTE Innovation Summit has issued a Call for Papers seeking presenters from all stages of the mobile wireless ecosystem. The 2014 LTE Innovation Summit will focus on the underlying technologies that are driving the convergence of wireless networks, devices, services & applications.

IAR Systems Further Simplifies Designing and Testing of State Machine-based Embedded Applications

December 26, 2013 8:03 pm | by IAR Systems | News | Comments

Today, IAR Systems has launched a new version of its state machine tool suite IAR visualSTATE. Version 7.2 includes several new features for further simplifying large design projects for embedded applications based on state machines, as well as updated user guides and a new license management system.

WiLink 8Q and Green Hills Software's INTEGRITY Real-Time Operating System

December 26, 2013 7:56 pm | by Clarinox Technologies | News | Comments

Clarinox Technologies announced support for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, optimized for use with the Texas Instruments (TI) low-power, highly integrated WiLink 8Q platform. This complements Clarinox existing support of a number of TI solutions based on ARM cores...

Z-Wave Alliance Extends International Footprint and Market Milestones for Next-Gen Z-Wave

December 26, 2013 2:29 pm | by Z-Wave Alliance | News | Comments

The Z-Wave Alliance completed a round of international activities that have extended Z-Wave's  position as the world's leading wireless control technology. The events provided connected product experts across three continents with their first in-depth experience...

AVX Adds New Capacitance Values & Voltage Ratings to C0G (NP0) MLCCS

December 26, 2013 2:24 pm | by AVX Corporation | News | Comments

AVX Corporation has expanded its range of high reliability C0G (NP0) dielectric multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs). Available in case sizes spanning 01005 to 2225, voltages up to 500V, and capacitance tolerances as low as ±0.1pF, AVX’s C0G (NP0) MLCCs provide one of the most stable capacitor dielectrics...

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Nordic Semiconductor announces Bluetooth Smart solution for Rezence Wireless Charging

December 26, 2013 2:18 pm | by Nordic Semiconductor | News | Comments

Ultra low power (ULP) RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor ASA announced the immediate availability of the S120 8-link central protocol stack and the nRF51 Wireless Charging Software Development Kit (SDK) for wireless charging applications based on the Rezence...

Apple Lands Elusive iPhone Deal with China Mobile

December 26, 2013 1:21 pm | by JOE McDONALD, AP Business Writers MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Business Writers | News | Comments

A long-sought deal to sell the iPhone through China Mobile should enable Apple to boost its profits and build customer loyalty in an important, growing market...                                  

BlackBerry Co-Founder Trims Stake after Huge Loss

December 26, 2013 1:02 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BlackBerry co-founder Michael Lazaridis has trimmed his stake in the troubled smartphone pioneer to just below 5 percent after selling 3.5 million shares during the past two days...                                

Tablets a Hit with Kids, but Experts Worry

December 26, 2013 12:47 pm | by BREE FOWLER, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Since navigating a tablet generally doesn't require the ability to type or read, children as young as toddlers can quickly learn how to stream movies, scroll through family photos or play simple games...                                   

Bye Bye, Bile? Websites Try to Nix Nasty Comments

December 26, 2013 12:34 pm | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Mix blatant bigotry with poor spelling. Add a dash of ALL CAPS. Top it off with a violent threat. And there you have it: A recipe for the worst of online comments, scourge of the Internet...                                

Ixia Ensures Mobile Devices Meet Rising Expectations for Wi-Fi Performance Worldwide

December 19, 2013 4:49 pm | by Ixia | News | Comments

Ixia enables the reliable and optimal performance of mobile devices with the new WaveDevice test solution, which assures customers of a high-quality Wi-Fi experience every time. Mobile devices carry critical real-time applications and services, and WaveDevice leverages Ixia’s global leadership in testing and validating wireless

MACOM Successfully Completes Tender Offer for Mindspeed Technologies

December 19, 2013 4:47 pm | by MACOM | News | Comments

M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings announced that it has successfully completed its previously announced tender offer to purchase all outstanding shares of common stock of Mindspeed Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MSPD) (Mindspeed) for $5.05 per share in cash. 

Tangoe Powers the Connected Enterprise

December 19, 2013 4:44 pm | by Tangoe | News | Comments

Tangoe announced the launch of Matrix, an integrated solution suite comprised of software and services to address the entire lifecycle of an enterprise’s mobile, fixed, machine, cloud, IT and social communications. Through a single solution, Matrix enables organizations to turn on, manage, secure and support various connections...

TIA Commends FCC Announcement to Discontinue Use of QRA

December 19, 2013 4:40 pm | by Telecommunications Industry Association | News | Comments

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) commended FCC Chairman Wheeler’s announcement that the Commission will discontinue using the QRA to determine support levels for rural carriers. TIA believes that this step will eliminate an unfortunate source of uncertainty for rural broadband investment.

Laird Offers New Tool to Simplify Selection of Bluetooth Products

December 19, 2013 4:38 pm | by Laird | News | Comments

Laird announced the release of the LairdBluetooth Selection Tool. This simple online tool is an excellent resource for engineers to quickly narrow down Laird’s extensive Bluetooth offerings and choose the optimal Bluetooth module solution for their specific project requirements.

Raj Sapru Joins TUV Rheinland North America’s Sustainability Advisory Services Group

December 19, 2013 4:27 pm | by TUV Rheinland | News | Comments

TUV Rheinland North America is growing its global sustainability practice with addition of Raj Sapru. Sapru joins TÜV Rheinland’s San Francisco, Calif., office, bringing more than a decade of experience working with global companies on sustainability challenges.

The Brainstorm: Broadband Antenna Design

December 18, 2013 4:28 pm | by WDD Staff | News | Comments

Recent advances in antenna design and manufacturing have enabled manufacturers to embed antennas into printed circuit boards, providing significant size and cost reductions. PCB antennas have become an essential element in today’s RF...              

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