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Sophisticated Haptic Drivers for PWM Signals

October 16, 2013 3:35 pm | by Duane Sorlie, Senior Staff Engineer, Fairchild Semiconductor | Articles | Comments

Tactile feedback, often referred to as simple “haptics,” uses the sense of touch in a user interface design to provide information to an end user. This generally means the use of the system’s vibration alert system to denote that a button has been pressed. The resistive force that some “force feedback” joysticks and video game steering wheels provide is a form of haptic feedback.

Opening Up New Design Space for Mobile Antenna Designers

October 16, 2013 2:50 pm | by Larry Morrell, Executive VP, Cavendish Kinetics | Articles | Comments

Wireless designers continue to make tradeoffs among power, cost, size, and performance specifications. Engineers working in the consumer mobile market have difficult challenges due to its extremely competitive nature, as well as the time pressures to produce designs that work in some very difficult environments.

Janus Remote Communications and Exosite LLC Announce Collaborative Agreement

October 16, 2013 2:18 pm | by Janus Remote Communications | News | Comments

Janus Remote Communications and Exosite LLC announced that they have formed a partnership to provide end-to-end remote monitoring solutions to the M2M marketplace. Cooperatively named EmerJ Solutions, Janus and Exosite will offer customers an extensive list of EmerJ hardware, software, and service products to meet their customers’ remote monitoring end application requirements.

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Tangoe Unveils BYOD Advisory Service

October 16, 2013 2:13 pm | by Tangoe | News | Comments

Tangoe announced the availability of its Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Advisory Service. As part of Tangoe’s Mobile Lifecycle Advisory Service offerings, the BYOD Advisory Service provides global enterprises access to the company’s team of experts and intellectual property to help guide customers through the assessment, execution and transition phases of implementing a BYOD model.

Nomadix Answers Bandwidth Demand at Australia's Busiest Transportation Hub with Deployment of Internet Access Gateway

October 16, 2013 2:09 pm | by Nomadix | News | Comments

To meet the growing demand for public Internet access at Sydney's Central Station, the New South Wales (NSW) government recently authorized the implementation of a new network infrastructure. Nomadix, Inc., the innovator and pioneer of public access gateways, was selected to provide a key piece of the equation with the deployment of its AG 5800 Internet access gateway.

Averna Achieves High Score in 2013 Broadband Technology Reports’ Annual Diamond Technology Reviews

October 16, 2013 1:28 pm | by Averna | News | Comments

Averna announced it has received a Broadband Technology Report (BTR) Diamond Technology Review ranking of 4 “Diamonds” for its DOCSIS Channel Emulator (DCE). Now in its ninth year, the BTR Diamond Technology Reviews is a renowned industry program that was developed to recognize some of the top products and solutions available to the cable industry...

HomePlug Green PHY Solutions from Qualcomm Enable the Internet of Everything

October 16, 2013 1:23 pm | by Qualcomm | News | Comments

Qualcomm has announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Atheros is deploying its QCA7000/7005 chips with customers that develop products utilizing a low power form of power line networking technology known as HomePlug Green PHY. The QCA7000/7005 chips are HomePlug Green PHY compliant and are implemented in a number of applications...

SensorData Technologies Introduces True Non-contact Radio Coupled

October 16, 2013 1:20 pm | by SensorData Technologies | News | Comments

SensorData Technologies (SensorData) has announced the global market introduction of the BT400 Series Bluetooth Non-contact Radio-Coupled Rotary Flange Torque Sensor. This high-performance torque sensor provides radio transmission of measured data, requires relatively little space for installation...

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Texas Instruments Demonstrates Technical Leadership with Innovative System Solutions

October 16, 2013 1:15 pm | by Texas Instruments | News | Comments

Building on its commitment to bring more intelligence to the smart grid, Texas Instruments (TI) announced new innovations at European Utility Week 2013 in Amsterdam. The new technologies allow smart grid developers to make the next generation of products for smart metering, grid infrastructure and communication systems, including smart homes and the Internet of Things (IoT).

AACC Unveils Online Tool to Help Students Prepare for Clinical Board Exams

October 16, 2013 1:08 pm | by AACC | News | Comments

AACC has announced the launch of the Question Bank, an innovative online tool that will make it significantly easier for laboratory medicine trainees to prepare for U.S. and U.K. board examinations. Despite the pivotal role of board exams in a clinical student's career, most study aids fail to cover all categories of laboratory medicine...

New System Warns Programmers When Compilers Might Discard Their Code

October 16, 2013 12:40 pm | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

A new system warns programmers when compilers — which convert high-level programs into machine-readable instructions — might simply discard their code. As strange as it may seem to nonprogrammers — or people whose only experience with coding is on small, tightly managed projects — large commercial programs are frequently full of instructions that will never be executed, known as “dead code.”

Current Trends Affecting Future Aerospace and Defense Test & Measurement

October 16, 2013 12:39 pm | by Chris Johnston and Greg Jue, Agilent Technologies | Articles | Comments

Recent headlines about sequestration and the Budget Control Act of 2011 (BCA2011) have amplified ongoing concerns about decreased spending on U.S. aerospace and defense programs. This downturn is of great interest to companies that provide test and measurement (T&M) hardware, software, and services to the aero/defense industry.

University of Toronto Research Warns Against Wi-Fi in Cars

October 16, 2013 12:26 pm | by University of Toronto | News | Comments

Plans to provide high-speed Internet access in vehicles, announced last month by Canadian telecommunications company Rogers Communications and American provider Sprint, could do with some sobering second-thought, says a researcher in the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto.

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Industry Trends: Compact Size, Stability & Lower Costs

October 16, 2013 12:17 pm | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor | News | Comments

Data from a recent survey suggests how Wireless Design and Development (WDD) readers believe thermal stability, decreased aging, and low environmental dependence play the most significant roles in the future developments of oscillators and timing devices.

Qardio Monitoring System for Smarter Healthcare

October 16, 2013 12:05 pm | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor | Articles | Comments

In an effort to provide remote monitoring solutions to doctors so they can be more efficient while minimizing costs and the consequences that come with waiting until a diagnosis is too late, San Francisco-based Qardio has introduced the QardioArm and QardioCore wearable monitoring devices.

Brainstorm: Test & Measurement

October 16, 2013 11:41 am | by WDD Staff | News | Comments

In what ways is using USB-based modules over traditional bench instrumentation beneficial when performing fundamental RF measurements? As complexity increases, engineers want a simple and cost effective method for programming their test instruments. Vaunix offers a wide variety of easy-to-use drivers, along with sample programs that are easy for test engineers with even the most basic software background to use.  

Zoomable Holograms Pave the Way for Versatile, Portable Projectors

October 16, 2013 9:27 am | by Lyndsay Meyer, The Optical Society | News | Comments

Imagine giving a presentation to a roomful of important customers when suddenly the projector fails. You whip out your smartphone, beam your PowerPoint presentation onto the conference room screen, and are back in business within seconds. This career-saving application and others like it are the promise of a new generation of ultra-small projectors.

World Record: Wireless Data Transmission at 100 Gbit/s

October 16, 2013 9:14 am | by Kosta Schinarakis, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Extension of cable-based telecommunication networks requires high investments in both conurbations and rural areas. Broadband data transmission via radio relay links might help to cross rivers, motorways or nature protection areas at strategic node points, and to make network extension economically feasible.

An Optical Switch Based on a Single Nano-Diamond

October 16, 2013 9:04 am | by Alina Hirschmann, ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences | News | Comments

A recent study led by researchers of the ICFO (Institute of Photonic Sciences) demonstrates that a single nano-diamond can be operated as an ultra-fast single-emitter optical switch operating at room temperature. The scientific results of this study have been published in Nature Physics.

U.S. Research Team Wins $1M Prize in Israel

October 16, 2013 8:56 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

An Israeli nonprofit group has awarded a $1 million prize to a U.S.-based research team that is developing technology that allows paralyzed people to move things with their thoughts.Israel Brain Technologies presented the award on Tuesday to BrainGate. The group is based at Brown University in Rhode Island and collaborates with Massachusetts General Hospital and other institutions.

Sony's $200 Smartwatch Works with Android Phones

October 16, 2013 8:55 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Sony says its new computerized wristwatch will sell for $200 in the U.S. and will work with a variety of Android phones. Sony's SmartWatch 2 hasn't gotten as much attention as Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Gear, but it's cheaper and compatible with a broader range of phones.

Twitter's IPO Bound for NYSE as Losses Mount

October 16, 2013 8:53 am | by KEN SWEET, Associated Press MICHAEL LIEDTKE, Associated Press | News | Comments

Twitter will be coming off its biggest quarterly loss in the past three years when the online messaging service brings its IPO to the New York Stock Exchange later this fall. A regulatory filing Tuesday revealed that Twitter will list its shares on the NYSE instead of the traditionally tech-friendly Nasdaq Stock Exchange.

Review: Button Location Sets LG's G2 Apart

October 16, 2013 8:52 am | by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The G2 and the G Pad 8.3, the flagship smartphone and tablet from LG Electronics, are great mobile devices that have fantastic screens, top-end cameras and ample processing power. But making an impressive device is not enough to stand apart from the crowd in the ultra-competitive mobile phone market.

Need Motivation? There's an App or Gadget for That

October 16, 2013 8:50 am | by ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press | News | Comments

A growing category of devices and software applications promises to measure the mundane details of our daily lives: calories burned, diaper changes, how much and how well we sleep, caffeine intake, kids' studying habits, household chores, even whether a baby is nursing more frequently on Mom's left breast versus her right.

Wireless Technology for Industrial Automated Demand Reduction and Energy Saving

October 15, 2013 3:23 pm | by Functional Devices, Inc., Honeywell Smart Grid Solutions | News | Comments

When a large manufacturing facility with 70 rooftop air conditioning units in Grand Terrace, California wanted to address the need for an automated demand reduction solution for the purposes of allowing their utility to unload portions of their load from the grid, a collaborative solution pairing wireless and wired, was the perfect solution.

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