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Agilent Technologies Adds Scanning Microwave Microscopy Mode to Flagship 5500 AFM System

June 24, 2013 5:50 pm | by Agilent Technologies | News | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc. [NYSE: A] has announced the availability of scanning microwave microscopy (SMM) capabilities for its premier-performance atomic force microscope, the 5500 AFM. Agilent’s second-generation SMM nose cone makes this unique electrical measurement option compatible with the 5500 system.

Agilent Technologies Introduces a Solution for Modeling Power Devices

June 24, 2013 5:48 pm | by Agilent Technologies | News | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc. [NYSE: A] has announced that its Integrated Circuits Characterization and Analysis Program (IC-CAP) software has been enhanced to provide full support for the B1505A Power Device Analyzer/Curve Tracer, including the instrument's new high-power, high-current source monitor unit modules.

Understanding 802.11ad Physical Layer and Measurement Challenges

June 24, 2013 5:36 pm | by IEEE Communication Society | News | Comments

View this tutorial presented by Agilent experts for a modest overview of standards and market trends followed by an in-depth description of the physical layer construction. Included are explanations of framing, modulation, encoding, and error correction using example signals and measurements to emphasize principles.

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IG Extended the Adoption of the Lightstreamer Technology for Real-Time Data Streaming in its CFD and Spread Betting Platforms

June 24, 2013 5:25 pm | by Weswit, IG Group | News | Comments

Weswit has announced that its flagship product Lightstreamer has been rolled out as the streaming engine at the heart of the client applications by IG Group.London-headquartered IG Group plc, a FTSE250 company with a market capitalisation in excess of GBP2bn, was founded in 1974 as the world's first financial spread betting company, and recorded GBP366.8m in trading revenues in 2012.

Knowlarity Selects Voxbone Numbers to Extend Cloud-Based VoIP Services Worldwide

June 24, 2013 4:57 pm | by Voxbone | News | Comments

India’s VoIP market will grow 27 percent annually over the next five years, some analysts estimate, as the government and service providers invest heavily in wired and wireless broadband expansion. To capitalize on that growing installed base, Knowlarity Communications will use Voxbone DID numbers to provide cloud-based VoIP services to small and medium businesses throughout India and the rest of the world.

The Phoenix Company of Chicago Appoints East Coast Microwave Distributors: Authorized – Global Franchised Distributor

June 24, 2013 4:54 pm | by East Coast Microwave Distributors Inc. | News | Comments

East Coast Microwave Distributors Inc. has annouced that it has been appointed an Authorized –Global Franchised Distributor for The Phoenix Company of Chicago’s product line of RF/Microwave contacts and connectors.

U.S. Department of Defense Prime Contractor Awards Product Development Contract to NuWaves

June 24, 2013 4:43 pm | by NuWaves Engineering | News | Comments

NuWaves Engineering, an international Radio Frequency (RF) and Embedded Systems solutions provider, has been awarded a contract to design, develop, and fabricate a high-efficiency, lightweight Bidirectional RF Power Amplifier (PA). The new amplifier will augment the customer’s existing tactical communication systems, allowing for greater operational flexibility.

LORD MicroStrain Introduces MathEngine: Wins Best of Sensors Expo Innovation Award

June 24, 2013 4:21 pm | by LORD MicroStrain | News | Comments

Now users can schedule and run custom scripts to distill big sensor data, pull web-based data at custom intervals, and perform advanced data processing algorithms for generating indicator metrics such as vibration frequencies, watt-hours, metal fatigue, or bearing failure.

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Northrop Grumman Begins Sampling New Gallium Nitride Packaged Power Amplifier for Military, Commercial High-Power Amplifier Needs

June 24, 2013 4:11 pm | by Northrop Grumman Corporation | News | Comments

Northrop Grumman Corporation [NYSE: NOC] has developed a new gallium nitride (GaN) flange packaged power amplifier, APN180FP, targeting military and commercial Ka-band communication applications. This product represents the first commercial availability of a packaged, GaN-based component from the company.

HotSpot Episode 18: Wireless Parking Payments

June 24, 2013 11:28 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week in WDD’s HotSeat, improved safety at level crossings; tracking motor vibrations through skin in three dimensions; unlocking new applications for telepresence with iRobot’s Ava 500; and a wireless payment system from Audi.   

Beyond Silicon: Transistors without Semiconductors

June 24, 2013 11:20 am | by Marcia Goodrich, Michigan Technological University | News | Comments

But transistors based on semiconductors can only get so small. “At the rate the current technology is progressing, in 10 or 20 years, they won’t be able to get any smaller,” said physicist Yoke Khin Yap of Michigan Technological University. “Also, semiconductors have another disadvantage: they waste a lot of energy in the form of heat.”

First Apple Computer Could Fetch $500,000 or More

June 24, 2013 10:42 am | by VERENA DOBNIK, Associated Press | News | Comments

An Apple 1 from 1976, one of the first Apple computers ever built and forerunner of today's MacBooks, IPads and IPhones, goes on the auction block at Christie's next week. The bidding starts at $300,000, with a pre-sale estimated value of up to $500,000.

FAA Moving Toward Easing Electronic Device Use

June 24, 2013 10:42 am | by JOAN LOWY, Associated Press SCOTT MAYEROWITZ, Associated Press | News | Comments

Relief may be on the way for airline passengers who can't bear to be separated even briefly from their personal electronic devices. The government is moving toward allowing gate-to-gate use of music players, tablets, laptops, smartphones and other gadgets, although it may take a few months.

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New Samsung Tablets Mimic Galaxy Phones

June 24, 2013 10:35 am | by PETER SVENSSON, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co., the second-largest maker of tablets after Apple, is putting three new tablets in the Galaxy Tab 3 series on sale in the U.S. on July 7. The cheapest, $199 device will have a screen that measures 7 inches diagonally. An 8-inch model will go for $299 and a 10-inch one for $399.

SD Association Introduces Smart SD Memory Cards with SWP Interface for NFC

June 17, 2013 7:41 pm | by SD Association | News | Comments

SD Association has opened new markets with the addition of the Single Wire Protocol to support Near Field Communications features and facilitate the introduction of new business models that allow for a Secure Element to the popular microSD memory card.

CSR Combines Audio and Connectivity to Drive Connected Car Applications

June 17, 2013 7:16 pm | by CSR plc | News | Comments

CSR plc has announced the launch of the CSRC9300, an auto-grade chipset that combines Wi-Fi and Bluetooth v4.0 connectivity with audio capabilities. The complete solution will enable car manufacturers to deliver future connected car applications, such as Miracast over 5Ghz, and keyless entry using Bluetooth v4.0.

Agilent Technologies Unveils System Design Tools for Satellite Communications and Navigation

June 17, 2013 7:02 pm | by Agilent Technologies Inc. | News | Comments

The Global Navigation Satellite System baseband verification and Digital Modem libraries allow system designers and algorithmic researchers to bring instrument-grade standards references into design simulation early in the R&D process. Satellite and communications systems can now be verified under a variety of realistic impaired conditions, before baseband or RF hardware is available, enabling faster deployment of high-performance...

Secure Voice over LTE – S-VoLTE: How Mobile Enterprise Communications can Benefit from LTE Networks

June 17, 2013 6:39 pm | by ERCOM | News | Comments

ERCOM has announced that it has successfully passed its first secure call on a live LTE network in Paris, France. Thanks to more than 10 years’ experience in cryptography, ERCOM has enhanced its Cryptosmart technology to protect LTE/4G Smartphones. As LTE Networks are booming around the world, governments and corporations can now benefit from the advantages of high-speed LTE networks in a fully secure manner.

Movius Showcases Innovative Technology For Operators At ANGA COM

June 17, 2013 6:05 pm | by Movius Interactive Corporation | News | Comments

The company has a suite of services for both set top boxes and smartphones that extend home phone capabilities to other devices. One example is the company’s Visual Voicemail solution that allows subscribers to have control over their ‘voicemail inbox’ through a visual interface that lists voice messages for easy selection and a fast response time.

Cavium Launches New Production Ready Small Cell Reference Design with Support for Dual Radio Access Technology

June 17, 2013 5:55 pm | by Cavium, Inc. | News | Comments

By including 3G support, this new Dual-RAT solution extends the capabilities of Cavium’s widely deployed enterprise-class LTE small cell SoC. A production-ready reference design is available to further assist Cavium’s customers to quickly bring commercial small cell devices to market. This reference design includes manufacturing files as well as LTE and WCDMA L1 – L3 software stacks, application layer APIs and a software development kit.

MOSFET Package Advances Help Deliver Mobile Functionality Ahead of the Chipset Roadmap

June 14, 2013 4:42 pm | by Sam Abdeh, Marketing Manager, ON Semiconductor | Articles | Comments

Mobile penetration has reached a high level in developed markets and is increasing in other areas around the world. According to information from the GSMA, leading European nations now have over 90% subscriber penetration. Developing markets are set to rise from an average penetration level of 39% in 2012 to 47% in 2017, and will be the largest factor spurring the global growth of mobile over the next five years.

Lightweight Microsoft Office Available on iPhone

June 14, 2013 9:32 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft's Office software package is coming to the iPhone for the first time Friday, offering people the ability to read and edit their text documents, spreadsheets, and slide presentations at the doctor's office or at a soccer game...

APNewsBreak: NSA Leaker Snowden Not Welcome in UK

June 14, 2013 9:30 am | by THANYARAT DOKSONE, Associated Press | News | Comments

The British government has warned airlines around the world not to allow Edward Snowden, who leaked information on top-secret U.S. government surveillance programs, to fly to the United Kingdom. A travel alert, dated Monday on a Home Office letterhead, said carriers should deny Snowden boarding because "the individual is highly likely to be refused entry to the UK."

New Array Measures Vibrations Across Skin May Help Engineers Design Tactile Displays

June 14, 2013 9:28 am | by Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office, Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

In the near future, a buzz in your belt or a pulse from your jacket may give you instructions on how to navigate your surroundings.Think of it as tactile Morse code: vibrations from a wearable, GPS-linked device that tell you to turn right or left, or stop, depending on the pattern of pulses you feel.

Obama to Take Advantage of Advances in Wireless

June 14, 2013 9:26 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The White House says President Barack Obama is taking advantage of new advances in the wireless industry to help create jobs. Obama is expected to announce Friday that he's directing federal agencies to be more efficient in their use of radio spectrum and to make more capacity available to satisfy the growing demand for broadband Internet.

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