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Understanding IP2

December 3, 2014 12:27 pm | by Plextek RFI | Videos | Comments

In this video tutorial, Andy includes an explanation of intermodulation products in microwave amplifiers. An understanding of second order intercept point (IP2) is presented, along with the second harmonic intercept point (SHI) ...                        

TE Connectivity's Antennas for Consumer Devices, Connected Home & IoT

December 3, 2014 11:40 am | by TE Connectivity | News | Comments

TE Connectivity (TE) has introduced two standard antenna extensions — the 5 GHz antenna, which accommodates the new IEEE 802.11ac standard, and the 4G LTE antenna. These new embedded antennas address customers’ increasing needs for more compact components ...                             

Molex Partners with NuCurrent to Expand Wireless Power Antenna Capabilities

December 3, 2014 11:10 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Molex Incorporated announced it has signed a definitive agreement as a strategic partner and investor in Chicago-based NuCurrent, a developer of wireless power antenna technology. NuCurrent created a breakthrough in novel structures for low resistance antennas, initially for the medical device market. It now offers custom design ...

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Photo of the Day: Internet Privacy in the Digital Age

December 3, 2014 10:52 am | by Champlain College | News | Comments

As Internet usage continues to grow all across the world, security risks have become a reality for businesses. Irrespective of the size and type of your business, you cannot ignore the possibility of Internet security risks. Online security risks pose a major threat to businesses as evidenced by the following recent events ...

IBM Helps You Donate Computer Power to Fight Ebola

December 3, 2014 10:10 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

IBM has engineered a way for everyone to join the fight against Ebola — by donating processing time on their personal computers, phones or tablets to researchers. IBM has teamed with scientists at Scripps Research Institute in southern California on a project that aims to combine the power of thousands of small computers, to each attack ... 

Penn Research Shows Way to Design ‘Digital’ Metamaterials

December 3, 2014 9:53 am | by Penn News | News | Comments

Metamaterials, precisely designed composite materials that have properties not found in natural ones, could be used to make light-bending invisibility cloaks, flat lenses and other otherwise impossible devices. Figuring out the necessary composition and internal structure to create these unusual effects is a challenge but new research from the University of Pennsylvania presents a way of ... 

Can Cockpit Automation Cause Pilots to Lose Critical Thinking Skills? Research Says Yes.

December 3, 2014 9:37 am | by The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society | News | Comments

In the wake of recent airline crashes, major news networks have aired concerns about pilots’ ability to accurately fly “by hand” when the airplane’s cockpit automation systems fail. Although many of these concerns have centered on manual skills such as operating the airplane’s controls, new human factors/ergonomics research suggests that pilots’ thinking skills, such as navigating ... 

Engineers Take Big Step Towards Using Optics to Transmit Data in Computers

December 3, 2014 9:27 am | by Chris Cesare, Stanford Engineering | News | Comments

Stanford engineers have designed and built a prism-like device that can split a beam of light into different colors and bend the light at right angles, a development that could eventually lead to computers that use optics, rather than electricity, to carry data. They describe what they call an "optical link" in an article in Scientific ...

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Digi International and Mouser Reach Agreement for Global Distribution

December 2, 2014 4:59 pm | by Digi International, Mouser Electronics | News | Comments

Digi International and Mouser Electronics have announced they have entered into a global distribution agreement ...                         

Laird Accelerates Time to Market for Embedding Wireless Connectivity

December 2, 2014 4:55 pm | by Laird, Future Electronics | News | Comments

Laird has announced that it has signed a distribution partnership with Future Electronics. Through its dedicated wireless business unit, Future Connectivity Solutions, Future will promote and sell Laird Embedded Wireless Solution’s extensive line of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Bluetooth Low Energy and Proprietary wireless modules across North America, Europe, and APAC ...

Wireless Research Center of NC Secures Three Portable Towers

December 2, 2014 4:26 pm | by Wireless Research Center of North Carolina | News | Comments

The Wireless Research Center of North Carolina (WRC) has acquired three portable radio towers, thanks to a grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation. This expands WRC's support of wireless technology expansion throughout North Carolina ...                   

Plextek RFI Publishes White Paper on Design and Performance of a 25W X-band GaN PA MMIC

December 2, 2014 4:24 pm | by Plextek | News | Comments

Plextek has published a new White Paper on the design of a 25 W X-band GaN PA MMIC. This case study describes the design and performance of a 25W X-band GaN PA MMIC designed on WIN's 0.25μm GaN on SiC process ...                 

TE Connectivity Opens Wearables Lab

December 2, 2014 3:20 pm | by TE Connectivity | News | Comments

TE Connectivity (TE) has announced the official opening of its TE Wearables Lab in Menlo Park, California. Exclusively focused on wearable technologies across consumer, medical, industrial and defense businesses, the lab serves as a collaboration center for TE's team of engineers, scientists and its customers throughout the design process ...

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Steve Jobs Key Witness in Apple iPod Lawsuit

December 2, 2014 11:21 am | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

After nearly a decade in legal wrangling, a billion-dollar class-action lawsuit over Apple's iPod music players heads to trial on Tuesday in a California federal court. A key witness will be none other than the company's legendary late founder Steve Job ...                        

FBI Investigates Sony Computer Hack

December 2, 2014 11:11 am | by BY BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The FBI has confirmed it is investigating a recent hacking attack at Sony Pictures Entertainment, which caused major internal computer problems at the film studio last week ...                            

Get Better at Sports with Smart Gear

December 2, 2014 11:08 am | by RON HARRIS, Associated Press | News | Comments

Advances in technology present sports enthusiasts with plenty of options to train better and smarter ...                                       

Cypress Semiconductor Acquires Spansion for $1.59B

December 2, 2014 10:56 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Chip maker Cypress Semiconductor is buying flash memory product maker Spansion in an all-stock deal worth $1.59 billion ...                                                

NASA to Debut Orion Spacecraft with Around-Earth Test Flight

December 2, 2014 10:47 am | by MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

NASA's quest to send astronauts out into the solar system begins this week with a two-laps-around-Earth test flight ...                                     

High-Tech Mirror to Beams Heat Away from Buildings Into Space

December 1, 2014 11:20 am | by Chris Cesare, Stanford Engineering | News | Comments

Stanford engineers have invented a revolutionary coating material that can help cool buildings, even on sunny days, by radiating heat away from the buildings and sending it directly into space ...                           

Bending Light on A Computer Chip with Sound

December 1, 2014 11:19 am | by Rhonda Zurn, University of Minnesota | News | Comments

University of Minnesota engineering researchers have developed a chip on which both sound wave and light wave are generated and confined together so that the sound can very efficiently control the light ...                  

Earth's Plasma Shield

December 1, 2014 11:19 am | by Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Researchers at MIT, the University of Colorado, and elsewhere have found there’s a hard limit to how close ultrarelativistic electrons can get to the Earth. The team found that no matter where these electrons are circling around the planet’s equator, they can get no further than about 11,000 kilometers from the Earth’s surface ...          

Amazon's Robotic Army Ready to Ship

December 1, 2014 11:19 am | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Amazon has boosted efficiency — and given workers' legs a break — by deploying more than 15,000 wheeled robots to crisscross the floors of its biggest warehouses and deliver stacks of toys, books and other products to employees ...                   

MIT's Cheetah Bot Controlled by Video Game Technology

December 1, 2014 11:13 am | by RODRIQUE NGOWI, Associated Press | News | Comments

It's a robot unlike any other: inspired by the world's fastest land animal, controlled by video game technology and packing nifty sensors — including one used to maneuver drones, satellites, and ballistic missiles ...                            

Girl Scouts Go Digital to Sell Cookies

December 1, 2014 11:02 am | by LEANNE ITALIE, Associated Press | News | Comments

Watch out world, the Girl Scouts are going digital to sell you cookies.For the first time in nearly 100 years, Girl Scouts of the USA will allow its young go-getters to push their wares using a mobile app or personalized websites ...                

U.S. Supercomputer Titan Does Calculations for HZDR Cancer Research

November 26, 2014 11:51 am | by Christine Bohnet, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf | News | Comments

For their calculations, researchers at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) will now, starting in 2015, have access to the World's second-fastest computer. The Dresden research initiative is one of 56 projects the US Department of Energy has granted access ...              

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