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High-reliability Cellular 4G Communication and Monitoring System

February 28, 2014 12:21 pm | by B&B Electronics | News | Comments

B&B Electronics has provided Quatro Electronics with a high-reliability Cellular 4G communication and monitoring system for the oversight of equipment in remote locations. Founded in the UK in 1996, Quatro Electronics have been trusted to protect, manage and monitor remote and vulnerable sites...

Shedding the Restraints on Enterprise Storage

February 28, 2014 12:13 pm | by Diablo Technologies | News | Comments

Enterprise storage has historically been hampered by technical and architectural factors that severely limit application performance. The I/O limitations of hard disk-based arrays, and the latency imposed by PCI-Express based SSDs and architectures such as SAN and NAS...

Virtual Orchestra

February 28, 2014 11:07 am | by Mendelssohn – Bartholdy museum | Videos | Comments

The Mendelssohn – Bartholdy museum in Leipzig has recently installed a virtual orchestra, Effektorium...                                  

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Engineering Newswire 79: AirMule UAV Is a Flying Donkey

February 28, 2014 10:38 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re driving 270 miles per hour at Kennedy, in a car, engineering face melting metal, and saving lives in a flying donkey ...              

Photos of the Day: AllSee Enables 'Internet of Things'

February 28, 2014 10:27 am | by University of Washington | News | Comments

Mute the song playing on your smartphone in your pocket by flicking your index finger in the air, or pause your "This American Life" podcast with a small wave of the hand. This kind of gesture control for electronics could soon become an alternative to touchscreens and sensing technologies...

Battery-Free Technology Brings Gesture Recognition to All Devices

February 28, 2014 10:20 am | by University of Washington | News | Comments

Mute the song playing on your smartphone in your pocket by flicking your index finger in the air, or pause your "This American Life" podcast with a small wave of the hand. This kind of gesture control for electronics could soon become an alternative to touchscreens and sensing technologies...

Gadget Watch: Fastlane in Nokia X Shows Promise

February 28, 2014 10:05 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

By design, Nokia's new Android smartphones will underwhelm users of high-end phones. The Nokia X line was created with emerging markets in mind, so the company emphasized keeping prices low, meaning the user interface is relatively simple. The home screen resembles the one on Nokia's Windows-based Lumia...

Smartphone Cameras Step Closer to High-end Power

February 28, 2014 10:00 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Expect sharper, clearer selfies this year. Samsung has beefed up the camera in its Galaxy S5 smartphone due for April release and added smarter camera software, following Sony and Nokia in their upgrades of handset cameras. The tweaks mean smartphone photos...  

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eConais Broadens Digi-Key’s Wireless Product Offering

February 27, 2014 2:38 pm | by Josh Olson, Digi-Key Corporation | News | Comments

Digi-Key has announced a global distribution agreement with eConais, a technology leader in embedded, ultra-low power, miniature Wi-Fi module solutions for the Internet of Things. eConais manufactures easy-to-use modules and software development kits. These products enable customers to leverage the globally...

Dramatic Shifts for Test Equipment

February 27, 2014 10:48 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by API Technologies, next generation mobile devices are becoming more powerful and more complex...                          

Cypress’s TrueTouch Touchscreen Controllers Support Touch Sensors from Cima NanoTech

February 27, 2014 10:38 am | by Felicia Chia, Cima Nanotech | News | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor has announced its TrueTouch capacitive touchscreen controllers support designs with SANTE silver nanoparticle touch sensors from Cima NanoTech. Cima NanoTech’s SANTE FS200 Touch Films is the first silver nanoparticle-based touch sensor compatible with Cypress’s TrueTouch controllers. The companies are collaborating to leverage the unique strengths of SANTE...

Noting Tech Needs, Mining Companies Seek Graphite

February 27, 2014 10:32 am | by DAN JOLING, Associated Press | News | Comments

Experts say the promise of expanded uses for "pencil lead" in lithium-ion batteries — used in cars, cellphones and tablet computers — as well as a decrease in supply from China has helped touch off the largest wave of mining projects in decades...                 

Smartphone Cameras Step Closer to High-End Power

February 27, 2014 10:21 am | by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics has beefed up the camera in its Galaxy S5 smartphone due for April release and added smarter camera software, following Sony and Nokia in their upgrades of handset cameras. The tweaks mean smartphone photos, ubiquitous nowadays because of social media such as...              

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Analog Devices Unveils Two More Software-Defined Radio Platform Solutions

February 27, 2014 10:06 am | by Analog Devices | News | Comments

Analog Devices has announced two software-defined radio (SDR) platform solutions and ecosystems. This brings its portfolio to four platform solutions that simplify rapid SDR system prototyping and development in applications ranging from defense electronics, RF instrumentation, communications infrastructure, and open-source SDR development projects...

Nordic Semiconductor & Digi-Key Have Inked a Global Agreement

February 26, 2014 4:07 pm | by Anne Strand, Nordic Semiconductor | News | Comments

Nordic Semiconductor ASA has announced that it has signed a global distribution agreement covering its entire range of ULP products, including its Bluetooth low energy solutions, with distribution giant Digi-Key Corporation. Nordic's Bluetooth low energy solutions include the multi-award winning Nordic nRF51822 System-on-Chip (SoC...

Sierra Wireless &Tech Mahindra Sign Agreement to Provide Turnkey M2M Solutions Globally

February 26, 2014 3:48 pm | by Sierra Wireless | News | Comments

Sierra Wireless and Tech Mahindra have announced they have signed a formal teaming agreement to work collaboratively to develop and deploy end-to-end M2M solutions for customers worldwide. The collaboration leverages Sierra Wireless device-to-cloud offerings and Tech Mahindra’s system integration and application development...

Agilent Technologies to Participate in Next-Generation Radio Access Network

February 26, 2014 3:33 pm | by Janet Smith, Agilent Technologies | News | Comments

Agilent Technologies has announced it will participate in a joint demonstration of the next-generation radio access network as part of the C-RAN collaboration project with China Mobile Communications Co. Ltd. Research Institute (CMRI) at the 2014 Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, Spain...

NeoScale High-Speed Mezzanine System from Molex

February 26, 2014 3:20 pm | 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...

RFMD Introduces "RF Fusion" for 4G World Phones and Tablets

February 26, 2014 3:07 pm | by Brent Dietz, RFMD | News | Comments

RF Micro Devices has introduced "RF Fusion’—a  complete RF front end (RFFE) solution for global 4G world phones and tablets that integrates all major transmit and receive RF functionality, from the transceiver to the antenna. RFMD's first generation RF Fusion (the RF7503) supports full global coverage of all major cellular networks...

Atmel Launching New Embedded Processing, Connectivity, & Software & Tools Solutions

February 26, 2014 2:51 pm | by Agnes Toan, Atmel | News | Comments

Atmel Corporation has announced that the company is unveiling a number of new products that will drive smart, connected devices in the era of the Internet of Things (IoT) at Embedded World held in Nuremberg, Germany, February 25-27. Atmel's new products and demonstrations...

A Cavity That You Want

February 26, 2014 2:37 pm | by University at Buffalo | News | Comments

Associated with unhappy visits to the dentist, “cavity” means something else in the branch of physics known as optics. Put simply, an optical cavity is an arrangement of mirrors that allows beams of light to circulate in closed paths. These cavities help us build things like lasers and optical fibers used for communications...

Atmel Launches Fourth Generation Low-Power LIN System Basis Chip

February 26, 2014 2:32 pm | by Agnes Toan, Atmel | News | Comments

Atmel has announced a new LIN system basis chip (SBC) ATA663254 for low-power local interconnect networking (LIN) systems used for automotive comfort, power-train, sensor and actuator applications. Atmel’s ATA663254 is the first available device in this family of new LIN devices...

The Beginning of the End of Full-Body Scanners?

February 26, 2014 2:22 pm | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

Standing in a full-body scanner at an airport isn't fun, and the process adds time and stress to a journey. It also raises privacy concerns. Researchers now report in ACS' The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters a more precise and direct method for using that "terahertz" technology to detect explosives from greater distances...

Software Maps Ambiguous Names in Texts to the Right Person

February 26, 2014 2:15 pm | by Saarland University | News | Comments

If a name is ambiguous and given without context, even humans struggle. When reading the last name "Merkel", people do not know if it refers to the Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel or the famous soccer coach Max Merkel. It is a drawback for web search, too...

Fingerprint Security Convenient, but Not Flawless

February 26, 2014 1:57 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S5 smartphone will be at least the third to have a fingerprint sensor for security but it's alone in letting you use that for general shopping, thanks to a partnership with PayPal. The sensor brings convenience for entering passcodes and could encourage more people to lock their phones...

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