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Innovative Wideband Ring Voltage-Controlled Oscillator (VCO) by UNIST Undergraduate

October 8, 2013 4:59 pm | by IEEE | News | Comments

A new wideband ring voltage-controlled oscillator (VOC) was proposed by UNIST undergraduate student, Seyeon Yoo with the the research work published in IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters. Wideband VCO is a key component of an IR-UWB system (Impulse radio-Ultra-wideband) which has drawn attention as a practical technology for a Doppler radar system that can detect human vital signs such as heart beats and respiration.

CW Solutions Utilizes Legislation to Help Wireless Providers Expedite Small Cell Site Deployment

October 8, 2013 3:03 pm | by Robert Weible, CW Solutions | News | Comments

In today’s rapidly evolving telecommunications industry, increased demand is being put on our wireless infrastructure. The volume of mobile users listening to music, browsing pictures, and watching videos is outpacing capacity, and wireless telecommunications providers have been focused on the deployment of small cells to ease congestion.

RFMD(R) Begins High-Volume Production of Envelope Tracking Power Amplifiers

October 8, 2013 2:58 pm | by RFMD | News | Comments

RFMD announced that it has commenced high-volume production of multiple new power amplifiers (PAs) and power management integrated circuits (ICs) that incorporate RFMD's envelope tracking (ET) technology. RFMD's unique ET technology significantly enhances power efficiency in new LTE platforms.

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xG Technology Deploys xMax Cognitive Radio Beta Network

October 8, 2013 2:48 pm | by xG Technology | News | Comments

xG Technology, Inc. announced that it has deployed xMax equipment for a beta network to be operated in cooperation with NEFCOM, the local Internet and telecom service provider. xG will use the beta network to validate various features and capabilities of the xMax system, including range, throughput, mobile hand-off, software updates and other key features.

Agilent Technologies Announces New Capability on Wideband Digital Receiver/Digitizer

October 8, 2013 2:45 pm | by Agilent Technologies | News | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc. announced three new options and extended functionality for its M9703A AXIe eight-channel wideband digital receiver/digitizer. These new offerings address the growing need for better, faster measurements in the communications and aerospace/defense industries.

Agilent Technologies’ Advanced Design System Selected by Kamstrup to Develop Smart Metering System

October 8, 2013 2:41 pm | by Agilent Technologies | News | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc. announced that Kamstrup A/S, a provider of metering solutions for electricity, heat, water and natural gas, has selected Agilent’s Advanced Design System. Kamstrup will use ADS to develop RF circuits for the company’s future smart-metering systems.

IEEE GLOBECOM 2013 to Explore the “Power of Global Communications” at 56th Annual Event

October 8, 2013 2:39 pm | by IEE GLOBECOM | News | Comments

IEEE GLOBECOM 2013 will hold its 56th annual event from December 9 – 13, 2013 at the Atlanta Hilton and Towers in Atlanta, Georgia. Themed the “Power of Global Communications,” the five-day conference will host thousands of industry experts and more than 1,500 presentations in a global venue located just minutes from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport...

Video of the Day: Can Technology Solve Our Big Problems?

October 8, 2013 10:03 am | by TED | Videos | Comments

The awesome power of technology was to be used to solve all of our big problems. Fast forward to present day, and what's happened? Are mobile apps all we have to show for ourselves? Journalist Jason Pontin looks closely at the challenges we face to using technology effectively ... for problems that really matter.

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Meaghan's Minute: Paper Generators

October 8, 2013 9:49 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices,Disney Research has presented a new energy harvesting technology that generates electrical energy from a user’s interactions with paper-like materials. The energy harvesters utilize a user’s gestures such as tapping, touching, rubbing and sliding to generate energy.

New Technique Minimizes the Effort and Cost of Microsatellite-Based Research

October 8, 2013 9:43 am | by APPS | News | Comments

Microsatellites are molecular markers with numerous applications in biological research. In studies of both plants and animals, they can be used to investigate speciation, gene flow among populations, mating systems, and parentage, as well as many other questions.

Carnegie Mellon Motion Tracking Technology Precise & Inexpensive with Minimal Lag

October 8, 2013 9:31 am | by Carnegie Mellon University, Disney Research Pittsburgh | News | Comments

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and Disney Research Pittsburgh have devised a motion tracking technology that, as well as being precise and affordable, could eliminate much of the annoying lag occurring in existing video game systems that use motion tracking.

Nest Labs Tries to Smarten Up Smoke Detectors

October 8, 2013 9:25 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Smoke detectors frequently produce more headaches than useful warnings. The devices have an irritating habit of shrieking when there's no cause for alarm, and always seem to wait until the middle of the night to chirp when their batteries run low.

Blackberry Shares Up On Report of Buyout Interest

October 8, 2013 8:31 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of BlackBerry rose more than 4 percent Monday on a report that the company is in sale talks with a handful of companies. Reuters reported Friday that the struggling smartphone maker was holding discussions with Cisco, Google and SAP about a possible sale of all or part of itself.

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Telecoms Firm Alcatel-Lucent to Cut 10,000 Jobs

October 8, 2013 8:24 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Telecommunications equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent SA said Tuesday that it plans to cut 10,000 jobs worldwide over the next two years, the latest cost-cutting drive from the loss-making company. The job cuts are part of a restructuring plan to make the French-American company more competitive.

HotSpot Episode 33: Smart Brewing App for Beer Aficionados

October 7, 2013 12:48 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

On this week's episode of WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by National Instruments, a smart brewing appliance that customers can control and monitor using their very own smartphone; STMicroelectronics has introduced the LSM303C eCompass; redefining wireless power; and wireless batteries with Bluetooth technology.

Meaghan's Minute: Building a Basic Computer with Carbon Nanotubes

October 7, 2013 12:29 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, A basic computer has been built by a team of Stanford engineers using carbon nanotubes, a semiconductor material that has the potential to launch a new generation of electronic devices that run faster, while using less energy, than those made from silicon chips.

Rubbing, Tapping Paper-Like Material Creates Electrical Current

October 7, 2013 10:53 am | by Jennifer Liu, Disney Research | News | Comments

Electric current sufficient to light a string of LEDs, activate an e-paper display or even trigger action by a computer can be generated by tapping or rubbing simple, flexible generators made of paper, thin sheets of plastic and other everyday materials, researchers at Disney Research, Pittsburgh, have demonstrated.

Rendering 3-D Tactile Features on Touch Surfaces

October 7, 2013 10:53 am | by Jennifer Liu, Disney Research | News | Comments

A person sliding a finger across a topographic map displayed on a touch screen can feel the bumps and curves of hills and valleys, despite the screen's smooth surface, with the aid of a novel algorithm created by Disney Research, Pittsburgh for tactile rendering of 3D features and textures.

Samsung Reports Record-High Profit for 3Q

October 7, 2013 10:18 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The maker of Galaxy smartphones said Friday that its third-quarter operating income rose 25 percent over a year earlier to $9.4 billion. The result was slightly better than the market expectation of $9.3 billion, according to FactSet, a financial data provider.

Sloppy Silicon Valley Techies Find Their Style

October 7, 2013 10:14 am | by MARTHA MENDOZA, AP National Writer | News | Comments

From their inception, tech companies went out of their way to be different — and that meant no more business suits. Thus brilliant innovations took place in the dumpiest of outfits as leather sandals, elastic-waist jeans and old T-shirts became ubiquitous.

Photo of the Day: Wafer Filled with CNTs

October 7, 2013 9:50 am | by Tom Abate, Stanford Engineering | News | Comments

CNTs are long chains of carbon atoms that are extremely efficient at conducting and controlling electricity. They are so thin – thousands of CNTs could fit side by side in a human hair – that it takes very little energy to switch them off, according to Wong, co-author of the paper and the Williard R. and Inez Kerr Bell Professor at Stanford.

Stanford Engineers Build First Computer Based on Carbon Nanotube Technology

October 7, 2013 9:27 am | by Tom Abate, Stanford Engineering | News | Comments

A team of Stanford engineers has built a basic computer using carbon nanotubes, a semiconductor material that has the potential to launch a new generation of electronic devices that run faster, while using less energy, than those made from silicon chips. This unprecedented feat culminates years of efforts by scientists around the world to harness this promising material.

RFS to Support Phase 2 of Transit Wireless Project to Bring DAS Network to NYC Subway System

October 4, 2013 1:30 pm | by Radio Frequency Systems | News | Comments

Radio Frequency Systems (RFS) has announced that its products will be used by Transit Wireless to support the architecture for Phase 2 of its extensive project to bring a distributed antenna system (DAS) to the  New York City subway system. Phase 2, which is expected to be completed in mid-2014, includes 40 new stations...

IEEE Photonics Society Raises Industry Awareness Through New Global Initiatives

October 4, 2013 1:11 pm | by IEEE Photonics Society | News | Comments

The IEEE Photonics Society (IPS) continues to grow as a result of the launch of several new programs since the start of 2013. “This year the IEEE Photonics Society is focusing on member engagement and industry relevance more than ever,” says Richard Linke, Executive Director of the society.

Spirent Industry’s First Carrier-Approved A-GNSS Record and Playback Solution for Mobile Device Testing

October 4, 2013 1:09 pm | by Spirent Communications | News | Comments

Spirent Communications has announced the availability of carrier-approved Assisted Global Navigation Satellite System (A-GNSS) Record and Playback capabilities on its Hybrid Location Technology Solution (HLTS). This new A-GNSS Record and Playback capability provides unprecedented realism and repeatability by recording GNSS signals in the field...

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