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Infineon Drives Next Generation Cellular M2M Communication

February 27, 2015 9:15 am | by WDD Staff | News | Comments

Vehicles exchanging information about traffic conditions, industrial machines with self-checking diagnostics, intelligent tracking of the supply chain or surveillance of utility meters in remote areas: in the connected world, devices will increasingly rely on secured cellular ... 

FCC Net Neutrality Plan Threatens Innovation and Investment in the Network

February 26, 2015 4:42 pm | by Telecommunications Industry Association | News | Comments

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today said that the FCC’s plan to reclassify the Internet as a Title II utility will hold back investment, innovation and growth ...  

EnOcean Alliance Joins AllSeen Alliance to Shape a Common Language for Connected Homes of the Future

February 26, 2015 4:36 pm | by EnOcean, AllSeen Alliance | News | Comments

The EnOcean Alliance, one of the strongest technical building alliances, announces its membership in the AllSeen Alliance, the largest cross-industry consortium for the Internet of Everything. The joint forces of the two Alliances aim ...               

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January/February 2015 — Security for the Smart Home

February 26, 2015 4:23 pm | by WDD Staff | Digital Editions | Comments

The January/February issue of Wireless Design & Development (WDD) is packed full of great content from Smart Home Security to Remote Sensing with WirelessHART Process Transmitters, and beyond. Find out what our top industry leaders have to say about how they're addressing test equipment design needs due to an increase in M2M ... 

Subsea Optical Connections Enable Deep Sea Communication

February 26, 2015 4:16 pm | News | Comments

Members of the media are invited to visit TE Connectivity (TE) at booth #803 at the 2015 Subsea Tieback Forum and Exhibition (SSTB 2015) to see TE’s latest subsea optical connection solutions that provide reliable communications over long distances underwater, including the HYDRALIGHT optical underwater mateable connector series ...

Microchip Licenses EtherCAT Technology

February 26, 2015 4:09 pm | by Microchip Technology | News | Comments

Microchip Technology has strengthened its commitment to the industrial space by licensing the EtherCAT technology for its next-generation Ethernet controllers ...              

Mouser, Imahara Unveil Robotics "Empowering Innovation Challenge"

February 26, 2015 4:06 pm | by Mouser Electronics | News | Comments

Mouser Electronics is partnering with celebrity engineer Grant Imahara to call on engineers of all levels to join them on a journey to Empower Innovation Together. Engineers worldwide can engage with Grant Imahara through a variety of topics and series of challenges that question and defy innovation in the pursuit of new ideas ...

A Less Cloudy Future with Cellular Networks

February 26, 2015 2:50 pm | by George Hunka, American Friends of Tel Aviv University | News | Comments

When warm air comes into contact with a cool surface and chills to saturation, fog materializes. It blankets open roads and runways and dramatically reduces visibility - often causing devastating accidents ...              

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Volvo to Test Self-Driving Cars on Roads in 2017

February 26, 2015 1:47 pm | by Andy Szal, Real Time Digital Reporter, Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

One hundred people will get behind the wheel of self-driving Volvo cars in 2017 for the first public test of the Swedish automaker's Drive Me system ...                               

Photos of the Day: Smart Ballet Shoes Track Dancers' Motions

February 26, 2015 10:42 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

A Spanish artist has developed an elegant, digital wearable with a twist: pointe shoes that can track a ballet dancer’s motions and visually display their path. The pointe shoes, called E-Traces, record the pressure exerted and the ...  

Warming up the World of Superconductors

February 26, 2015 10:31 am | by Robert Perkins, University of Southern California | News | Comments

A superconductor that works at room temperature was long thought impossible, but scientists at USC may have discovered a family of materials that could make it reality ...                

Apple Ordered to Pay $532.9M in Patent Dispute

February 26, 2015 10:19 am | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple has been ordered to pay nearly $533 million by a federal jury that found Apple's iTunes music store uses software that infringes on patents held by a Texas company. An attorney for plaintiff Smartflash LLC praised the verdict. Apple immediately announced ... 

Computer Program Beats Humans at Space Invaders

February 26, 2015 10:18 am | by SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

Computers already have bested human champions in "Jeopardy!" and chess, but artificial intelligence now has gone to master an entirely new level: "Space Invaders ..."                      

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FCC Votes for Tougher Rules for Internet Providers

February 26, 2015 10:18 am | by ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press | News | Comments

Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile would have to act in the "public interest" when providing a mobile connection to your home or phone, under new rules being considered by the Federal Communications Commission ...            

Do You Have the Right to Be Disconnected?

February 26, 2015 9:14 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Articles | Comments

We are all connected people according to panelists brought together for Engineering Live: The Connected Person on Feb. 25, but the way we balance connectivity and privacy is still being determined by our technology and our society. Engineering Live hosted three experts on the ... 

HPHP Internet of Things Platform Drive New Revenue Opportunities

February 25, 2015 4:50 pm | News | Comments

HP has announced the HP Internet of Things (IoT) Platform, a new service that allows CSPs to simultaneously manage heterogeneous sets of IoT sensors, operate vertical applications on Machine-to-Machine (M2M) devices, as well as process, analyze and monetize collected data in a single secure cloud platform. HP also announced the new HP Energy Management Pack, the first vertical application developed for the HP IoT Platform ...

Blu Wireless Technology to Demonstrate HYDRA Modem IP at Mobile World Congress

February 25, 2015 4:47 pm | News | Comments

Blu Wireless Technology announces the successful validation of the lead implementation in 40 nm CMOS of its HYDRA IP. Blu Wireless’s HYDRA gigabit modem is aimed at millimeter wave communication applications ...   

CSR Expands Dual-Mode BlueCore Platform with Turnkey SoC for Bluetooth Modules and Embedded IoT Systems

February 25, 2015 4:45 pm | News | Comments

CSR plc has announced the launch of the BlueCore CSRB5348 dual-mode system on chip (SoC). The new feature rich Bluetooth Smart compliant platform offers a powerful, versatile and cost-effective solution, making it ideal for a variety of next generation embedded systems and modules. This configurable SoC is ideal for a number of emerging applications in the Internet of Things (IoT) space which require ...

Gesture Sensors Revolutionize User Interface Control

February 25, 2015 4:21 pm | by Dan Jacobs, Senior Product Manager (US), ams AG | Articles | Comments

Designers face a variety of challenges when selecting the most appropriate type of buttons or controls for basic user interfaces ...            

Tagging Drugs to Fight Counterfeit Medicines

February 25, 2015 10:59 am | by Michael Bernstein, American Chemical Society | News | Comments

The U.S. and other countries are enacting rules to clamp down on the sales of fake pharmaceuticals, which pose a public health threat. But figuring out a system to track and authenticate legitimate drugs still faces significant obstacles, according to an article in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society ...

Inventing Civilization 2.0 through Wearable Devices

February 25, 2015 9:59 am | by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Today’s most innovative technologies and tech-driven ideas — such as wearable electronics, the “Internet of things,” big data, and crowdsourcing — are forever changing the way we connect to one another and conduct business ...                 

Ultra-Thin Nanowires Trap Electron 'Twisters' that Disrupt Superconductors

February 25, 2015 9:42 am | by Phil Sneiderman, Johns Hopkins University | News | Comments

Superconductor materials are prized for their ability to carry an electric current without resistance, but this valuable trait can be crippled or lost when electrons swirl into tiny tornado-like formations called vortices. These disruptive mini-twisters often form in the presence of magnetic fields, such as those produced by electric motors ...

New Electrolyte Solution Rids Batteries of Short-Circuiting Fibers

February 25, 2015 9:35 am | by Franny White, DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | News | Comments

A new electrolyte for lithium batteries that's described in Nature Communications eliminates dendrites while also enabling batteries to be highly efficient and carry a large amount of electric current ...             

New Pebble Watch has Color E-Paper Display, Revamped Interface

February 24, 2015 11:40 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Articles | Comments

Pebble has announced a new smartwatch with a color e-paper display and a new timeline interface ...                      

Electrical-Balance Duplexers Pave the Way to Integrated Solution for TX-to-RX Isolation

February 24, 2015 11:05 am | by Imec, Murata, Huawei | News | Comments

At next week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain (MWC2015), imec, Murata and Huawei will present a stand-alone multiband electrical-balance duplexer in 0.18µm SOI CMOS. This type of duplexer is a promising alternative to the fixed frequency surface-acoustic wave (SAW) filters implemented in mobile phones providing transmit-to-receive (TX-to-RX) isolation ...

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