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EnOcean Alliance Takes Interoperability to the Next Level

November 19, 2013 3:02 pm | by EnOcean Alliance | News | Comments

The EnOcean Alliance has specified the first generic language for the communication of energy harvesting wireless solutions: Generic Profiles. These enable product manufacturers (OEMs) to develop new interoperable EnOcean-based solutions easier and faster; for example a greater variety of multi-purpose wireless sensors.

Intertek Selects Spirent for Verizon Wireless VoLTE/IMS Test Capabilities

November 19, 2013 2:57 pm | by Spirent Communications | News | Comments

Spirent Communications announced that Intertek’s wireless device testing business has selected Spirent’s 8100 Mobile Device Test System for its Verizon Wireless VoLTE/IMS testing. As an authorized Verizon Wireless test lab, Intertek works to ensure mobile devices comply with industry standards and operator certification requirements.

Lantronix's New xPico Wi-Fi Tower Module for Freescale Tower System

November 19, 2013 2:54 pm | by Lantronix | News | Comments

Lantronix announced it has collaborated with Freescale Semiconductor to demonstrate a new evaluation board for its xPico Wi-Fi OEM module, designed specifically for the Freescale Tower System. The companies provided live product demonstrations on October 24, 2013 at the "Designing with Freescale Seminar Series."


Equinox Payments Partners with Infinite Peripherals to Offer Mobile iOS Payment Solution

November 19, 2013 2:49 pm | by Equinox Payments | News | Comments

Equinox Payments has partnered with Infinite Peripherals, Inc. (IPC), the leading developer of mobile point-of-sale (POS) devices. Equinox can now offer a mobile payment solution that is compatible with Apple iOS by integrating IPC’s Linea Pro for the iPod touch or iPhone, or the Infinea Tab for the iPad.

CA Man Says Google Maps Image Shows Slain Son

November 19, 2013 10:33 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A San Francisco Bay Area man wants Google Maps to remove an aerial image that shows the body of his 14-year-old son, who was shot and killed in 2009. Jose Barrera told KTVU-TV over the weekend that he became aware of the image of his son Kevin earlier in the week. He said he wants...

Google to Pay $17M to Settle Safari Privacy Case

November 19, 2013 10:26 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google is paying $17 million to 37 states and the District of Columbia to make amends for the Internet search leader's snooping on millions of people using Safari Web browsers in 2011 and 2012...                                         

Yahoo Vows to Encrypt All its Users' Personal Data

November 19, 2013 10:11 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Yahoo is expanding its efforts to protect its users' online activities from prying eyes by encrypting all the communications and other information flowing into the Internet company's data centers around the world...           

Supreme Court Rejects Plea to Look at NSA Program

November 19, 2013 10:05 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Supreme Court is refusing to intervene in the controversy surrounding the National Security Agency, rejecting a call from a privacy group to stop NSA from collecting the telephone records of millions of Verizon customers in the United States...


Jury Set to Decide How Much Samsung Owes Apple

November 19, 2013 10:01 am | by Paul Elias, Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple is demanding $380 million. Samsung counters that it only owes $52 million for using features such as "pinch-to-zoom" in 13 older-generation products. The jury is expected to begin deliberations Tuesday after lawyers deliver their closing arguments and the judge reads instructions.

Study Reveals Potential Breakthrough in Hearing Technology

November 19, 2013 9:55 am | by Pam Frost Gorder | News | Comments

Computer engineers and hearing scientists at The Ohio State University have made a potential breakthrough in solving a 50-year-old problem in hearing technology: how to help the hearing-impaired understand speech in the midst of background noise...

Pressure Cooking to Improve Electric Car Batteries

November 19, 2013 9:43 am | by Sean Nealon, University of California, Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering have redesigned the component materials of the battery in an environmentally friendly way to solve some of these problems. By creating nanoparticles with a controlled shape, they believe...

Spanish Scientists are Designing a Robot for Inspecting Tunnels

November 19, 2013 9:38 am | by Carlos III University of Madrid | News | Comments

Currently, maintenance and safety inspection of tunnels used for vehicular traffic is carried out by direct in situ observation. This process, which is slow and requires intensive labor, requires that traffic be stopped on entire streets or sections of the underground passageways, resulting...

Gentle Pasteurization of Milk – with Microwaves

November 19, 2013 9:28 am | by Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB | News | Comments

In the EU-funded project MicroMilk, European SMEs together with the University of Hohenheim and the Fraunhofer IGB have developed a novel method for pasteurization of milk with microwaves. The system preserves the valuable components of milk, and is also suitable for heating viscous and...


SunPartner Technologies and 3M Collaborate to Deliver the Only Wireless Transparent Solar Charging System for Consumer Mobile Electronics

November 18, 2013 4:45 pm | by Sunpartner Technologies | News | Comments

Sunpartner Technologies and 3M Company announced an agreement to collaborate in product development and technical solutions, capitalizing on innovative engineered electronics materials from 3M and transparent solar cell technologies from Sunpartner Technologies.

Aeroflex Demonstrates Breadth of Production Test Capability at Productronica 2013

November 18, 2013 4:36 pm | by Aeroflex Limited | News | Comments

Aeroflex Limited announced that its booth at this year’s Productronica show in Munich will feature its strongest ever line-up of automatic test equipment (ATE) and PXI modular instrumentation, as well as flexible stand-alone signal generators and signal analyzers.

Elektron Technology Unveils Remote Food Safety Solution Powered by LogMeIn’s Xively IoT Cloud and Integrated with

November 18, 2013 4:33 pm | by Xively | News | Comments

Xively announced that Elektron Technology has unveiled its next-generation Checkit food safety solution powered by Xively Cloud Services. By using Xively to enable real-time, remote monitoring of food storage and preparation areas, Elektron will make it easier for multi-site...

MACOM Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Mindspeed Technologies

November 18, 2013 4:27 pm | by MACOM | News | Comments

MACOM announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Mindspeed Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:MSPD) (Mindspeed), a leading supplier of semiconductor solutions for communications infrastructure applications, for $5.05 per share in a cash tender offer.

Seiko Epson Selects Cypress’s Programmable Clock Generator Die for Small-Footprint Crystal Oscillator

November 18, 2013 4:13 pm | by Cypress Semiconductor | News | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor announced that Seiko Epson has selected Cypress’s CY5077C programmable clock generator die for the new SG-8003CG programmable crystal oscillator from its popular SG-8003 series. The easy-to-program SG-8003CG is an ultra-small programmable crystal oscillator...

Cypress Introduces High-Density Video Frame Buffer for High-Bandwidth Video Applications

November 18, 2013 4:11 pm | by Cypress Semiconductor | News | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor announced production availability of a high-density video frame buffer that addresses the market’s increasing demand for high-bandwidth video buffering. The 72-Mbit device is based on Cypress’s industry-leading SRAM technology...

SensorData Technologies Introduces Industry Exclusive Real-Time Wireless Conveyor Diagnostic System & Services

November 18, 2013 4:07 pm | by SensorData Technologies | News | Comments

SensorData Technologies (SensorData) announced the global market introduction of the Model M411-106-10K wireless diagnostic system, designed to aid factory floor personnel in the real-time evaluation and predictive maintenance of conveyor systems, with remote data transmission capabilities of up to 750 feet.

Agilent Technologies Announces High-Speed Digital Design and Verification Seminar

November 18, 2013 4:05 pm | by Agilent Technologies | News | Comments

Agilent’s High Speed Digital (HSD) solution seminar includes instruction in a range of simulation and measurement tools to help cut through the challenges of gigabit digital design. Attendees will be shown how to visualize and address Signal Integrity issues in their designs...


API's Spectrum Control Line of Standard Circular Connectors

November 18, 2013 10:49 am | by API Technologies | Videos | Comments

API Technologies has developed their Spectrum Control line of standard circular connectors for commercial, industrial and military applications that are completely intermateable with MIL-DTL-38999 Series III compact shell connectors. These EMI filtered or unfiltered circular...

Columbia Engineers Make World's Smallest FM Radio Transmitter

November 18, 2013 10:43 am | by Holly Evarts, Columbia University | News | Comments

NA team of Columbia Engineering researchers, led by Mechanical Engineering Professor James Hone and Electrical Engineering Professor Kenneth Shepard, has taken advantage of graphene's special properties—its mechanical strength and electrical conduction—and created a nano-mechanical system that can create FM signals...

Scientists Invent Self-Healing Battery Electrode

November 18, 2013 10:36 am | by Andy Freeberg, DOE/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory | News | Comments

Researchers have made the first battery electrode that heals itself, opening a new and potentially commercially viable path for making the next generation of lithium ion batteries for electric cars, cell phones, and other devices. The secret is a stretchy polymer that coats the electrode, binds it...

Engineering Newswire 65: Efficient Batteries Go Viral

November 18, 2013 10:17 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re launching drones from tiny boats, recycling shower water, using sensors to prevent serious brain injuries, and making batteries more efficient by going viral ...       

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