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HotSpot Episode 65: IMS 2014

June 2, 2014 8:13 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD’s HotSpot, brought to you by IMS: IMS 2014 Plenary Speaker For the first time in IMS history, there will be a female plenary speaker kicking off the events. Vida Ilderem, Vice President, Intel Labs Director, Integrated Computing Research...

EMI-Quiet Environments Anywhere ... Almost

May 30, 2014 10:52 am | by Alan Lowne, CEO, Saelig Company | Articles | Comments

RF signal reduction structures are also needed for command and control operations, as well as other applications where strength, weight, collapsibility, and portability are vital for successful and secure military field operations...                         

New 5-Meter EMC Chamber and Product Design Prototyping Laboratory

May 29, 2014 10:47 pm | by LS Research | News | Comments

LS Research, a global leader in wireless product development, has completed a 5,500 square foot expansion to its corporate facility in Cedarburg, WI. The expansion is highlighted by a state-of-the-art 5-meter EMC testing chamber, as well as an all-new...


Unexpected Water Explains Surface Chemistry of Nanocrystals

May 29, 2014 9:21 pm | by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | News | Comments

Danylo Zherebetskyy and his colleagues at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory found unexpected traces of water in semiconducting nanocrystals. The water as a source of small ions for the surface of colloidal lead sulfide...

Google Steps up Efforts for More Racial Diversity

May 29, 2014 9:14 pm | by Martha Mendoza and Michael Liedtke, Associated Press | News | Comments

Google has had more trouble diversifying its workforce than its computer scientists have had writing programs that respond to search requests in the blink of an eye or designing cars that can navigate traffic without a human behind the wheel...

Photo of the Day: Is BYOD CLOUDing the Minds of Workers?

May 28, 2014 11:46 pm | by RingCentral | News | Comments

Are you working effectively? While the majority of workers admit to texting, checking social media, and browsing the web at work, they also take work home. By moving communication to the cloud, businesses provide workers with a better way to centralize their business communications...

Technology Marketers Should Take Consumer Life-Cycle into Account

May 28, 2014 1:40 pm | by University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management | News | Comments

Toronto – If you want grandpa to start using the bank machine instead of standing in line for the teller, the best way to do it is to tell him to "Act now!" with a limited time offer for a banking card, shows new research. A new study from the University of Toronto's...

First Method for Controlling Growth of Metal Crystals Unveiled

May 28, 2014 12:53 pm | by University of Warwick | News | Comments

Researchers have announced the first ever method for controlling the growth of metal-crystals from single atoms. The method, called Nanocrystallometry, allows for the creation of precise components for use in nanotechnology...  


EMC Tests Find Higher Uptake as Wireless Technology Gains Currency

May 28, 2014 11:14 am | by Frost & Sullivan | News | Comments

The wider integration of wireless technology into products that were previously wired has caused a steady shift in electromagnetic compatibility test services from classic or non-wireless testing to wireless testing. This trend, along with the proliferation...

Accedian Nominated for Small Cell Forum Industry Award

May 27, 2014 9:27 pm | by Accedian Networks | News | Comments

Accedian Networks Nominated for a 2014 Small Cell Forum Small Cell Industry Award - Category 7: Small cell technology and deployment enablers (components, subsystems, software, system integration). Accedian Networks is the Performance Assurance Solution Specialist for mobile backhaul & small cells...

IEEE ICC 2014 to Explore Entire Range of Global Digital Communications Advancements

May 27, 2014 9:15 pm | by IEEE | News | Comments

The IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2014) will dedicate more than 1,500 presentations to the next generation of wireless and wireline advancements worldwide during its next annual event to be held June 10 – 14 at the Hilton Sydney Hotel in Australia...

Changing the Batteries: Wireless Power in the Home

May 27, 2014 10:44 am | by Dianne Kibbey, Global Head of Community, element14 | Blogs | Comments

Wireless power isn’t just about reducing the amount of cords in the world. It’s about increasing the capability of wirelessly powered devices. Another growing segment where innovations in wireless technology can be of benefit is in home entertainment and electronics...

Visa, MasterCard Renew Push for Chip Cards

May 27, 2014 9:36 am | by Bree Fowler, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Visa and MasterCard are renewing a push to speed the adoption of microchips into U.S. credit and debit cards in the wake of recent high-profile data breaches, including this week's revelation that hackers stole consumer data from eBay's computer systems. Card processing companies argue that a move away...


Europe's Move to Rein in Google Would Stall in U.S.

May 26, 2014 10:53 am | by Martha Mendoza and Toby Sterling, Associated Press Writers | News | Comments

Europe's moves to rein in Google — including a court ruling this month ordering the search giant to give people a say in what pops up when someone searches their name — may be seen in Brussels as striking a blow for the little guy. But across the Atlantic, the idea that users should be able to edit Google search results...

Workers in Tech Case Likely to Get Average of $4K

May 26, 2014 10:48 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Nearly 60,000 high-tech workers are likely to receive an average of $4,000 apiece in a settlement of a class-action lawsuit alleging Apple and Google conspired in an illegal cartel of Silicon Valley employers that secretly refused to recruit each other's engineers. The estimate is based upon an analysis of court documents in the case...

Optimizing Throughput in Transceiver Testing with a PXIe Vector Signal Generator

May 23, 2014 12:44 pm | by Mike Millhaem, Application Engineer, Agilent Technologies | Articles | Comments

Transceivers are one of the basic building blocks for mobile phones, wireless LAN access points, and the cellular infrastructure. These devices handle both reception and transmission of multiple wireless formats, so testing can be complex, time-consuming, and costly...            

How Augmented Reality Will Change Sports ... And Build Empathy

May 23, 2014 12:31 pm | by TED | Videos | Comments

Chris Kluwe wants to look into the future of sports and think about how technology will help not just players and coaches, but fans. Here the former NFL punter envisions a future in which augmented reality will help people experience sports...

Device Miniaturization, Isolation & Multiband Operation

May 23, 2014 12:12 pm | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor | Articles | Comments

According to a recent Wireless Design and Development (WDD) reader survey, some of the growing trends among RF power dividers, which are used for splitting or combining signals in the RF/microwave community, include wider bandwidth, device miniaturization, multiband operation, increased insulation and energy conservation, and isolation...

Physics Panel to Feds: Beam Us up Some Neutrinos

May 23, 2014 11:55 am | by Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

The U.S. should build a billion-dollar project to beam ghostlike subatomic particles 800 miles underground from Chicago to South Dakota, a committee of experts told the federal government Thursday. That would help scientists learn about these puzzling particles, called neutrinos, which zip right through us...

SmartWatch, Episode 11: AT&T-DirecTV Deal by the Numbers

May 22, 2014 10:20 pm | by Wireless Week | Videos | Comments

In this episode of SmartWatch, we’re breaking down AT&T’s mammoth $48.5 billion acquisition bid for DirecTV. Our editor Andrew Berg is catching some rays in Orlando at the PCIA Wireless Infrastructure Show, so Wireless Design & Development Editor Meaghan Ziemba was kind enough to fill in...

China Will Step up Scrutiny of Internet Technology

May 22, 2014 8:58 pm | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

China's government announced Thursday it will examine information technology for possible security flaws, a move that comes amid tensions with Washington over accusations of cyber spying. Experts will scrutinize products and services to be used for communications, finance, energy, national security and other purposes...

Automating Privacy Compliance for Big Data Systems

May 21, 2014 11:41 pm | by Carnegie Mellon University | News | Comments

Web services companies, such as Facebook, Google and Microsoft, all make promises about how they will use personal information they gather. But ensuring that millions of lines of code in their systems operate in ways consistent with privacy promises...

New Tide Gauge Uses GPS Signals to Measure Sea Level Change

May 21, 2014 11:35 pm | by Chalmers University of Technology | News | Comments

A new way of measuring sea level using satellite navigation system signals, for instance GPS, has been implemented by scientists at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden. Sea level and its variation can easily be monitored using existing coastal GPS stations, the scientists have shown...

Prysmian, New Contract Worth Approx. € 730 M

May 21, 2014 3:39 pm | by Prysmian Group | News | Comments

Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, has been awarded by 50Hertz Offshore GmbH a subsidiary of 50Hertz Transmission GmbH, operator of transmission grids in Germany a new contract worth approximately up to € 730 million...

Emerson Agrees to Sell Connectivity Solutions Business to Bel Fuse

May 21, 2014 2:01 pm | by Emerson | News | Comments

Emerson announced that it has agreed to divest its Connectivity Solutions business unit to Bel Fuse, Inc. The transaction, valued at 98$ million, is expected to close before the end of the fiscal year, with proceeds deployed for incremental share repurchase in 2014...

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