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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...

Inmarsat Selects Gilat as Global Xpress(R) Services Partner

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Gilat Satellite Networks and Inmarsat | News | Comments

Gilat Satellite Networks has announced a new partnership with Inmarsat. The partnership is designed to address additional market opportunities for the forthcoming Global Xpress service in the fixed, land-based VSAT sector. Inmarsat and Gilat will work closely to identify...

Could Diamonds be a Computer's Best Friend?

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Pam Frost Gorder, Ohio State University | News | Comments

For the first time, physicists have demonstrated that information can flow through a diamond wire. In the experiment, electrons did not flow through the diamond as they do in traditional electronics; rather, they stayed in place and passed along a magnetic effect, spin, to each other down the wire—like a row of sports spectators doing the wave...

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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...

Smartphone App Helps Alcoholics Stay Sober

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press | News | Comments

A smartphone app for recovering alcoholics that includes a panic button and sounds an alert when they get too close to taverns helped keep some on the wagon, researchers who developed the tool found. The sober app joins a host of others that serve as electronic shoulder angels, featuring a variety of options for trying to prevent alcoholics...

Women in Manufacturing STEP Awarded to Kautzmann

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Jill Jozwik, FANUC America | News | Comments

Liz Kautzmann, Laser/Fabrication Program Manager at FANUC America, has been awarded a 2014 Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Award from the Manufacturing Institute.  The STEP Awards honor women who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their careers in the manufacturing industry.  "My passion for learning, growing and improving drives...

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...

The EnOcean Alliance Welcomes Contemporary Controls as a New Member

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Contemporary Controls & EnOcean Alliance | News | Comments

Contemporary Controls and the EnOcean Alliance have announced they have joined at Light+Building show in Frankfurt/Main, the world's biggest trade fair for lighting and building. Becoming a member of the EnOcean ecosystem for sustainable buildings...

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ClariPhy Samples First Single-Carrier 200G Coherent SoC

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

ClariPhy Communications has announced that it is sampling its LightSpeed-II CL20010 SoC to customers for 200G and 400G dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) transport applications. The CL20010 supports single-carrier 200G transmission using 16QAM modulation, which when combined with its integrated transmit filtering capabilities, enables dual-carrier 400G superchannels on 75GHz DWDM spacing...

Fairchild Launches a New Brand, Symbolizing a Major Company Transformation

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

Fairchild Semiconductor has engaged in a major transformation that focuses all of the company’s resources on the development of products and services that help engineers around the world shorten time-to-market for new mobile devices, wearable technologies, and all other products where energy management is a priority...

Wearable Electronics to Drive Additional $70M in Battery Revenue

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

The global market for batteries used in wearable electronics will grow more than tenfold in just four short years, propelled by portable new products especially suitable for active sports and fitness lifestyles, according to a new report from IHS Technology...

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...

Future Electronics & Crocus Technology Sign Global Distribution Agreement

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Martin H. Gordon, Future Electronics | News | Comments

Future Electronics has announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Crocus Technology. “Considering the ever increasing demand for non-volatile memories and products capable of enhancing the performance and security of chips for smart cards, mobile phones, and data servers...

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Powervation Presents Intelligent Digital Power Solutions at Industry Exhibition & Seminar

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

Powervation will discuss its Intelligent Digital Power solutions for cloud/datacenter server infrastructure, high performance computing, power modules, and communications infrastructure, at the upcoming Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) and Exposition scheduled in Fort Worth, Texas. The APEC program addresses a broad range of topics...

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...

Murata Launches New Visual Identity

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

Murata has launched a new visual identity that includes changes to the corporate logo and other key visual identity elements. The objective of this initiative is to better express Murata's philosophy and brand promise.The world of electronics keeps changing, and Murata is expanding to new applications..

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

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | 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...

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...

Senaptic Turns IoT into Real-world Revenue Streams

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

Senaptic is a new company focussing on ultra-scalable private network solutions for smart cities and utilities. It has an innovative business model providing end-to-end solutions that are already turning the promise of the Internet of Things (IoT) into significant revenue streams in global markets...

Spirent Helps Advance Ultra-High Bandwidth Networking

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

Spirent Communications has announced the launch of the 4-port Spirent dX2 100G test module with support for CFP4 transceiver interfaces. CFP4 refers to the form factor of a new generation of optical transceivers, defined under the CFP Multi-Source Agreement (MSA), supporting the 40 and 100Gbit/s interfaces...

WattStopper Joins the EnOcean Alliance

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Angelika Dester , EnOcean Alliance | News | Comments

The EnOcean Alliance has welcomed WattStopper, which has released its self-powered EnOcean-based wireless line of occupancy sensors, switches, and switch receivers targeting market requirements for flexible, easy-to-install, and maintenance-free solutions, particularly for building retrofits...

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...

TE Connectivity Deploys In-Building Wireless Network at Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup

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

TE Connectivity (TE) has announced that its InterReach Fusion distributed antenna system (DAS) has been deployed to deliver enhanced mobile services at Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup, the largest and busiest airport in Scandinavia. The deployment provides 2G, 3G, and 4G services in the 900/1800 MHz, 2100 MHz, and 2600 MHz frequency bands as well as LTE MIMO service...

Base Station Processor Drives Next-Generation LTE Infrastructure

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Kendrid Rodriguez, Freescale Semiconductors | News | Comments

The explosion of smart connected devices and increasing volumes of rich digital content have created a worldwide flood of mobile data, requiring OEMs and carriers to dramatically boost network performance while controlling capital expenditure costs, increasing power efficiency, and supporting 4G/LTE standards...

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...

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