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TI Delivers Highest Efficiency Dual-mode Qi, PMA Wireless Power Receiver

February 25, 2014 5:03 pm | by Texas Instruments | News | Comments

Improving the mobile charging experience, Texas Instruments introduced the industry’s smallest, most efficient wireless power receiver to support both the Wireless Power Consortium 1.1 Qi and Power Matters Alliance specifications. The new bq51221 inductor-less, 5-watt receiver’s high efficiency and programmable output reduces power loss...

7Layers Selects R&S to Enhance Conformance and Carrier Acceptance

February 25, 2014 4:54 pm | by 7Layers | News | Comments

7Layers has selected the R&S TS8980FTA and R&S CMW500 wireless test platforms for conformance and carrier acceptance testing of 3GPP Release 8 & 9 devices. With these capabilities, 7Layers can support emerging technologies...

Cloudpath Brings Automated Device Enablement to Healthcare Industry

February 25, 2014 4:43 pm | by Cloudpath Networks | News | Comments

Cloudpath Networks has introduced its XpressConnect Enrollment System 3.0 for healthcare organizations looking to bring scalability, sustainability and security to their Wi-Fi networks. XpressConnect ES provides self-service, automated onboarding...

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Certified Wireless Network Professionals Announce First CWNE

February 25, 2014 4:34 pm | by Certified Wireless Network Professional | News | Comments

Certified Wireless Network Professional has announced its first Certified Wireless Network Expert in China, Kevin Zhu, has obtained the most advanced skills available in the current enterprise Wi-Fi market. Zhu is the 134rd person worldwide to hold this prestigious title...

TI and NSN Collaborate on Indoor Small Cell Base Stations

February 25, 2014 4:27 pm | by Texas Instruments | News | Comments

Texas Instruments and Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) have announced their collaboration on NSN's next generation of indoor small cell base stations. Based on NSN's Flexi Zone suite of products, the new indoor small cell base stations are expected to support a record 400 active indoor users...

Meeting the 'Yottabyte Era' of Data Consumption

February 25, 2014 4:21 pm | by Texas Instruments | News | Comments

Mobile World Congress-- As the mandate for capacity continues to skyrocket, networks carrying yottabits of traffic will become a reality in the not too distant future. To achieve this kind of capacity operators have begun deploying small cell wireless base stations to offer the best solution for backhaul connectivity...

Want Your Computer to Go Faster? Just Add Light

February 25, 2014 4:04 pm | by Northeastern University | News | Comments

Every second, your com­puter must process bil­lions of com­pu­ta­tional steps to pro­duce even the sim­plest out­puts. Imagine if every one of those steps could be made just a tiny bit more effi­cient. “It would save pre­cious nanosec­onds,” explained North­eastern Uni­ver­sity assis­tant pro­fessor of physics Swastik Kar...

Meaghan's Minute: Millions More Connected Devices Are Coming

February 25, 2014 1:28 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today at Embedded World 2014 in Nuremberg, Germany, Sierra Wireless introduced the Legato platform, an open source embedded platform built on Linux and designed to simplify the development of M2M applications from the device to the cloud...

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Novel Optical Fibers Transmit High-quality Images

February 25, 2014 12:34 pm | by University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee | News | Comments

After having recently discovered a new way to propagate multiple beams of light through a single strand of optical fiber, engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) now have found that their novel fiber architecture can transmit images with a quality that is comparable or better than the current commercial endoscopy imaging fibers...

Sensor-based Irrigation Systems Show Potential to Increase Greenhouse Profitability

February 25, 2014 12:05 pm | by American Society for Horticultural Science | News | Comments

Wireless sensor-based irrigation systems can offer significant benefits to greenhouse operators. Advances in sensor technology and increased understanding of plant physiology have made it possible for greenhouse growers to use water content sensors to accurately determine irrigation timing and application rates in soilless substrates.

Photos of the Day: On the Road to Mottronics

February 25, 2014 11:55 am | by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | News | Comments

“Mottronics” is a term seemingly destined to become familiar to aficionados of electronic gadgets. Named for the Nobel laureate Nevill Francis Mott, Mottronics involve materials – mostly metal oxides – that can be induced to transition between electrically conductive and insulating phases...

Phone Makers Look to Emerging Markets for Growth

February 25, 2014 9:44 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Here's the rub for companies: A good part of the key markets they serve already own smartphones and use them to connect various Internet services. How do you grow from there? Companies from Facebook to Firefox are looking to emerging markets for the next few billion people...

Controlling Electronics with Mott Thin Films

February 24, 2014 3:17 pm | by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | News | Comments

“Mottronics” is a term seemingly destined to become familiar to aficionados of electronic gadgets. Named for the Nobel laureate Nevill Francis Mott, Mottronics involve materials – mostly metal oxides – that can be induced to transition between electrically conductive and insulating phases...

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Meaghan's Minute: World Lacks RF Design Expertise, Limits DAS

February 24, 2014 1:17 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

With more than 30 billion square meters of global commercial real estate, only two percent is currently covered with a dedicated indoor wireless network. It's a big issue. 80 percent of mobile connections are made inside of buildings and users expect faster, reliable service...

Will Plug-in Cars Crash the Electric Grid?

February 21, 2014 4:35 pm | by University of Vermont | News | Comments

Selecting a Chevy Volt, Tesla Model S, Nissan Leaf — or one of many other new models — shoppers in the United States bought more than 96,000 plug-in electric cars in 2013. That’s a tiny slice of the auto market, but it’s up eighty-four percent from the year before...

Yokogawa Receives Frost & Sullivan 2014 Global Enabling Technology Leadership Award

February 21, 2014 2:40 pm | by Yokogawa Electric Corporation | News | Comments

Yokogawa Electric Corporation announced that it has received the Frost & Sullivan 2014 Global Enabling Technology Leadership Award in the wireless solutions category. The Enabling Technology Leadership Award is presented to companies around the world that are best-in-class in a specific category...

5.7 Million Small Business and Home Alarm Systems Will be Connected to European Cellular Networks in 2018

February 21, 2014 2:34 pm | by Berg Insight | News | Comments

According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, shipments of wireless M2M modules for security applications in EU27+2 is forecasted to grow from 4.8 million in 2013 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 31.3 percent to reach 18.7 million in 2018...

Nanoscale Pillars Could Radically Improve Conversion of Heat to Electricity

February 21, 2014 11:01 am | by University of Colorado at Boulder | News | Comments

Scientists have found a creative way to radically improve thermoelectric materials, a finding that could one day lead to the development of improved solar panels, more energy-efficient cooling equipment, and even the creation of new devices that could turn the vast amounts of heat wasted at power plants into more electricity...

Vibration Energy the Secret to Self-powered Electronics

February 21, 2014 10:55 am | by University of Wisconsin-Madison | News | Comments

A multi-university team of engineers has developed what could be a promising solution for charging smartphone batteries on the go — without the need for an electrical cord. Incorporated directly into a cell phone housing, the team's nanogenerator could harvest and convert vibration energy from a surface...

The Unlikely Founders Behind WhatsApp's Rise

February 21, 2014 9:44 am | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

WhatsApp isn't your average Silicon Valley startup. The company's founders Jan Koum, 38, and Brian Acton, 42, shun the media spotlight and are much older than your typical college dropout-turned CEO. And at a time when social media companies are focusing on advertising to generate revenue...

Engineering Newswire 78: Airbus Bionic Plane Fuselage Mimics Bone

February 21, 2014 9:17 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we're putting holograms in electronic devices, seeing if animals actually do it better, and creating a bionic fuselage that mimics bone structure ...                     

The Brainstorm: GaN Amplifiers

February 21, 2014 9:09 am | by WDD Staff | Articles | Comments

What are the benefits of using GaN HEMTs in place of silicon LDMOS for Doherty amplifiers...                                                                                 

Maximizing the Output Power from Thermoelectric Harvesters

February 20, 2014 4:45 pm | by Yogesh Ramadass, Electrical Design Engineer, Texas Instruments | Articles | Comments

Thermoelectric harvesters are a preferred medium to harvest electrical energy from ambient heat energy. Applications for these harvesters can be found in industrial and residential settings, along with the emerging wearable sensors market. While it is well-known that operating the...

RFMD to Showcase Rapidly Expanding Portfolio of RF Solutions

February 20, 2014 3:29 pm | by RFMD | News | Comments

RF Micro Devices announced the Company will present its expanding portfolio of industry-leading radio frequency (RF) solutions for smartphones, tablets and other broadband mobile devices at the 2014 Mobile World Congress (MWC 2014), to be held February 24 to February 27, 2014, in Barcelona, Spain...

SANTE FS200 Touch Films for Large Format Touch Screens

February 20, 2014 3:14 pm | by Cima NanoTech | News | Comments

Cima NanoTech announced successful commercial production and sales of its high performance SANTE FS200 Touch Films for large format, multi-touch displays. Designed to enable faster response, lower cost, multi-touch displays with excellent conductivity, transparency, color neutrality...

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