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March 7, 2014 9:18 am | by Phillip F. Schewe, Joint Quantum Institute | News | Comments

Ever worry about losing your mobile-phone reception? The problem is a weak microwave signal. The same problem hampers cosmologists looking at the early universe, a glimpse embodied in the cosmic microwave background...                        

Solving Discrepancies between 3G and 4G

March 6, 2014 4:14 pm | by Anjan Ghosal, President and CEO, Diametriq | Articles | Comments

Today, most of the world still communicates wirelessly over 3G and 2G networks. That’s expected to change as more cellular traffic moves to 4G (for fourth generation) LTE (Long Term Evolution) networks. Meanwhile, the majority of cellular subscribers use pre-paid, rather than...                 

TE Connectivity’s New Hybrid Fiber/Power Cable System

March 6, 2014 1:47 pm | by TE Connectivity | Product Releases | Comments

TE Connectivity (TE) has announced a new solution to speed and simplify the installation, powering, and communication with small cells and other network access devices. The powered fiber cable system from TE eliminates the complexity of small cell installation...

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Delta Electronics Releases New MHF/U.FL Series Data Sheet

March 6, 2014 1:16 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The new MHF/U.FL series data sheet from Delta Electronics Manufacturing Corp details the company's latest ultra-miniature coaxial interconnect system that operates from: DC-6 GHz. This connector interface was developed for applications in small form factor wireless mobile electronic devices...

Collecting Digital User Data without Invading Privacy

March 6, 2014 12:31 pm | by Saarland University | News | Comments

The statistical evaluation of digital user data is of vital importance for analyzing trends. But it can also undermine the privacy. Computer scientists from Saarbrücken have now developed a novel cryptographic method that makes it possible to collect data and protect the privacy of the user at the same time...

Increased Power Efficiency for Future Computer Processors

March 6, 2014 11:23 am | by University of California - Los Angeles | News | Comments

Have you ever wondered why your laptop or smartphone feels warm when you're using it? That heat is a byproduct of the microprocessors in your device using electric current to power computer processing functions — and it is actually wasted energy. Now, a team led by researchers has made major improvements...

Silicon Valley Boom Eludes Many, Drives Income Gap

March 6, 2014 9:36 am | by Martha Mendoza, AP National Writer | News | Comments

Arwin Buditom guards some of the most successful high-tech firms in America. Joseph Farfan keeps their heat, air and electric systems humming. But these workers and tens of thousands like them who help fuel the Silicon Valley's tech boom can't even make ends meet anymore...

Dubai Focuses on Technology in 'Smart City' Bid

March 5, 2014 4:29 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

After years of chasing the biggest and the best, the fast-growing Mideast city of Dubai is turning to technology to help the little things in life run more smoothly. Government officials presented a wide range of projects that are aimed at turning Dubai into what they're calling a "smart city" ahead of its hosting of the 2020 World Expo...

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First Step Towards 'Programmable Materials'

March 5, 2014 3:54 pm | by Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA) | News | Comments

Researchers from Empa and ETH Zurich have succeeded in producing a prototype of a vibration-damping material that could change the world of mechanics forever. The material of the future is not only able to damp vibrations completely; it can also specifically conduct certain frequencies further...

Seeking Quantum-ness: D-Wave Chip Passes Rigorous Tests

March 5, 2014 3:47 pm | by University of Southern California | News | Comments

With cutting-edge technology, sometimes the first step scientists face is just making sure it actually works as intended. The USC Viterbi School of Engineering is home to the USC-Lockheed Martin Quantum Computing Center, a super-cooled, magnetically shielded facility specially built to house the first commercially available quantum computing processors...

Gowanda and TTE Join Forces to Grow Electronic Components Business

March 5, 2014 3:41 pm | by Gowanda Electronics | News | Comments

Gowanda Electronics is teaming up with its recently acquired sister company, TTE, Inc., also a US-based company, to provide a broader range of electronic components to the global design engineering community. TTE designs and manufactures RF and microwave filters for critical markets including defense and test & measurement...

Low-Cost Long-Range Radio Solution For M2M and Internet Of Things

March 5, 2014 3:30 pm | by Actility | News | Comments

Actility and Semtech Corporation have unveiled ThingPark Wireless, an innovative, low-cost long-range bidirectional radio solution allowing M2M sensor OEMs and application providers to significantly improve market adoption. ThingPark Wireless is based on Semtech’s ultra-long range, bidirectional LoRa radio transceivers...

Rapid, Network-Ready M2M Solution for Industrial Monitoring

March 5, 2014 3:25 pm | by B&B Electronics | News | Comments

B&B Electronics, a developer of mission-critical network connectivity solutions, announced it has entered into a joint service agreement with KORE, the world’s largest wireless network services provider specializing in machine-to-machine (M2M) communications...

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Why is ZigBee Green?

March 5, 2014 3:04 pm | by Cees Links, CEO and Founder of GreenPeak, ZigBee Alliance Member | Blogs | Comments

One of the biggest challenges that consumers and service providers will have in the future is maintaining a wide range of sensor and control devices located throughout the Smart home. For ease of use and installation, it makes much more sense to have these powered by either batteries or by energy harvesting technologies...

Rough Surface Could Keep Small Electronic Parts from Sticking Together

March 5, 2014 1:10 pm | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

When a piece of gift-wrapping tape sticks to itself, it's frustrating, but when small parts in a microgear or micromotor stick together, an electronic device may not work well, if at all. Scientists now report in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces that rough zinc oxide coatings can prevent tiny silicon parts from adhering to each other...

When Disaster Strikes: Safeguarding Networks

March 5, 2014 1:07 pm | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

Disasters both natural and human-caused can damage or destroy data and communications networks. Several presentations at the 2014 OFC Conference and Exposition, being held March 9-13 in San Francisco, Calif., USA will present new information on strategies that can mitigate the impacts of these disasters...

Copied from Nature: Detecting Software Errors via Genetic Algorithms

March 5, 2014 1:01 pm | by Saarland University | News | Comments

According to a current study from the University of Cambridge, software developers are spending about the half of their time on detecting errors and resolving them. Projected onto the global software industry, according to the study, this would amount to a bill of about 312 billion US dollars every year...

RFMD and TriQuint to Combine, Creating a New Leader in RF Solutions

March 5, 2014 11:30 am | by RF Micro Devices and TriQuint Semiconductor | News | Comments

RF Micro Devices and TriQuint Semiconductor have announced a definitive merger agreement under which the companies will combine in an all-stock transaction. To reflect the nature of this transaction as a merger of equals, the new company (“NewCo”) will have a new name and shared leadership team...

Smart Grid for Electric Vehicle Fleet

March 5, 2014 10:44 am | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

Being able to charge up to 30 electric cars at once requires some ingenious energy management. Researchers are incorporating a mix of renewables into the design of a smart grid for Germany’s largest charging station. The network of charging stations for electric vehicles is becoming more tightly meshed...

Security Tools for Industry 4.0

March 5, 2014 10:38 am | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

An increasing number of unsecured, computer-guided production machinery and networks in production facilities are gradually evolving into gateways for data theft. New security technologies may directly shield the sensitive data that is kept there. You can hear the metallic buzz as the milling machine bores into the workpiece...

19th Century Physics Could Change the Future of Nanotechnology

March 4, 2014 4:02 pm | by University of Cincinnati | News | Comments

A new twist on a very old physics technique could have a profound impact on one of the most buzzed-about aspects of nanoscience. Researchers have found that their unique method of light-matter interaction analysis appears to be a good way of helping make better semiconductor nanowires...

Physics in 3D? That's Nothing. Try 0D

March 4, 2014 3:58 pm | by University of Cincinnati | News | Comments

Zero-dimensional quantum dots identified by University of Cincinnati researchers could someday have a big effect on a variety of technologies, such as solar energy, lasers and medical diagnostics. In physics, there's small, and then there's nullity – as in zero-dimensional...

White Paper: Current Activity in 5G

March 4, 2014 3:54 pm | by Agilent Technologies | White Papers

Even as LTE and LTE Advanced (4th Generation cellular systems) are being deployed, work is already starting on their successor: 5G. This paper describes the needs that demand continued development of mobile and fixed-line communications systems, and explains...           

Facebook Looks to Buy Solar Drone Company

March 4, 2014 3:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Facebook is in talks to buy Titan Aerospace, a maker of solar-powered drones, to step up its efforts to provide Internet access to remote parts of the world, according to reports from technology blog Techcrunch and financial news outlet CNBC. Both websites cited anonymous sources who are familiar with the deal...

Electronics Based on a 2D Electron Gas

March 4, 2014 11:11 am | by Vienna University of Technology | News | Comments

Usually, microelectronic devices are made of silicon or similar semiconductors. Recently, the electronic properties of metal oxides have become quite interesting. These materials are more complex, yet offer a broader range of possibilities to tune their properties...

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