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Spirent Helps Accelerate Testing of TDD-LTE Performance in Mobile Devices

July 31, 2013 11:35 am | by WDD Staff | News | Comments

Spirent Communications has announced TDD-LTE support on the Spirent CS8 Mobile Device Tester. Already recognized in the industry for its ability to enable quick configuration and easy execution of test cases, the CS8 is now able to perform data throughput, voice quality, location based services, and mobility testing for chipsets and mobile devices that support TDD-LTE.

NSA Phone Spying Document Declassified

July 31, 2013 11:34 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Obama administration is declassifying documents about its telephone spying program to try to tamp down congressional opposition to domestic surveillance. The documents will provide little solace, however, to Americans hoping to understand the legal analysis that underpinned the widespread surveillance.

Ruggedizing USB Connections for Tough Environments

July 30, 2013 3:17 pm | by Brian Foster, Product Manager, Serial and USB Product Lines, B&B Electronics | News | Comments

When technician John Baker of Premier Resource Services connected his laptop to a customer’s piece of industrial machinery he got a nasty surprise. There was a quick puff of smoke, and John lost his hard drive, his USB port and the USB adapter that he’d connected to the machine.

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Why Wireless Millimeter Wave Radios Will Fuel the Coming Microcell Boom

July 30, 2013 3:08 pm | by Renaissance Electronics Corporation (REC) | News | Comments

As carriers continue to roll out LTE networks to meet the overwhelming demand for mobile broadband data services, small cellular base stations called micro and picocells are expected to proliferate across the landscape over the next several years. 

TI’s SensorTag App for Android 4.3 Makes Bluetooth Smart App Development Easy

July 30, 2013 2:50 pm | by Texas Instruments | News | Comments

Texas Instruments (TI) has announced the availability of the Bluetooth Smart SensorTag app for Android following the launch of Android 4.3 “Jelly Bean” native support of Bluetooth Smart Ready. The new app, available for free removes the barriers to entry for app developers.

Techspray Introduces New Website and Mobile Site

July 30, 2013 2:34 pm | by Techspray | News | Comments

Techspray launched a new family of websites, offering international customization, faster searches, dynamic data sheets, and e-commerce for US users.The Techspray website is customized for the Americas, Europe/Middle East/Africa, and Asia/Australia.

ENR Sourcebook Names KMB Design Group a Leading Design Firm in Telecom Engineering

July 30, 2013 2:29 pm | by Microchip Technology | News | Comments

Engineering News-Record [ENR] Sourcebook recently named NJ-based KMB Design Group, the 7th leading engineering firm for telecom tower and antennae design, and 22nd in overall telecom design. ENR's Sourcebook contains market analysis and rankings of the largest international contractors...

Stacie Curtis Appointed to IRWA Membership Committee

July 30, 2013 2:20 pm | by IRWA | News | Comments

Stacie Curtis, president and founder of CW Solutions, a national real estate services firm specializing in the utilities and wireless telecommunications industries, has been appointed as membership chair of the New Jersey Chapter of the International Right of Way Association (IRWA) Chapter 15.

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Clarion Selects Averna for Testing In-Vehicle Infotainment Systems

July 30, 2013 2:15 pm | by Averna | News | Comments

Averna announced that Clarion has selected Averna’s Record & Playback solution to validate upcoming in-vehicle entertainment systems and certify that the devices perform well in real-world conditions. The R&D Division, Experiment and Evaluation Team at Clarion will use Averna’s R&P platform to record radio signals.

Telit Selected as Key Representative of the Italian Technology Industry in Go-to-Market of Europe’s Galileo Global Positioning System

July 30, 2013 2:09 pm | by Telit Wireless Solutions | News | Comments

Telit Wireless Solutions has announced that the company was selected among various applicant members of the Italian Technology Industry as one of the nation’s key representatives in the global roll-out of Europe’s Galileo ultra-accurate satellite positioning system.

Agilent Technologies' Express Test Wins R&D 100 Award

July 30, 2013 2:02 pm | by Agilent Technologies | News | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc. has announced that Express Test, an ultrafast way to conduct high-precision nanomechanical tests on a broad range of materials, has been named an R&D 100 Award winner. Recipients of these prestigious awards are selected by an independent judging panel and the editors of R&D Magazine...

NRL Researchers Discover Novel Material for Cooling of Electronic Devices

July 30, 2013 10:36 am | by Daniel Parry, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory | News | Comments

A team of theoretical physicists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) and Boston College has identified cubic boron arsenide as a material with an extraordinarily high thermal conductivity and the potential to transfer heat more effectively from electronic devices than diamond, the best-known thermal conductor to date.

Cell Phones Could Increase Cancer Risk

July 30, 2013 10:36 am | by Tel Aviv University | News | Comments

Scientists have long been worried about the possible harmful effects of regular cellular phone use, but so far no study has managed to produce clear results. Currently, cell phones are classified as carcinogenic category 2b — potentially carcinogenic to humans — by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). A new Tel Aviv University study, though, may bring bad news.

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GOES-R Satellite Magnetometer Boom Deployment Successful

July 30, 2013 10:13 am | by Rob Gutro and Kevin Mc Laughlin, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, http://www.nasa.gov | News | Comments

The GOES-R Magnetometer Engineering Development Unit made an important development in the construction of the spacecraft recently after completing a successful boom deployment test at an ATK facility in Goleta, Calif.

Station Astronauts Remotely Control Planetary Rover from Space

July 30, 2013 10:09 am | by Rachel Hoover, NASA Ames Research Center | News | Comments

Just as remotely-operated vehicles help humans explore the depths of the ocean from above, NASA has begun studying how a similar approach may one day help astronauts explore other worlds. On June 17 and July 26, NASA tested the Surface Telerobotics exploration concept, in which an astronaut in an orbiting spacecraft remotely operates a robot on a planetary surface.

Researchers Aim to Create Virtual Speech Therapist

July 30, 2013 9:43 am | by KATHY MATHESON, Associated Press | News | Comments

Cyber-clinicians can be a crucial tool in overcoming the language disorder known as aphasia, experts say. While the verbal impairment can be life-long, health insurers only pay for a limited amount of therapy. Yet patients like Green need to continuously practice their skills.

Students to Explore Filmmaking with Google Glass

July 30, 2013 9:40 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

At least that's what the Internet search giant hopes a handful of young filmmakers will discover. Google is enlisting film students from five colleges to help it explore how its wearable computing device can be used to make movies. The $1,500 Google Glass headset is already being used by 10,000 so-called explorers.

A Guide to ZigBee Device Developers for the Smart Connected Home

July 29, 2013 12:59 pm | by Cees Link, CEO of GreenPeak Technologies, www.greenpeak.com | Articles | Comments

For decades, technology experts and home automation enthusiasts have been talking about and promising the emergence of the smart, connected home. They have foretold a home connected by multitude of sensors, monitoring applications such as HVAC, home security, and even the health of the inhabitants, and all controlled remotely over the web via a smartphone or a tablet.

Co-Founder of Russia's Biggest Search Engine Dies

July 29, 2013 10:46 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Ilya Segalovich, the co-founder of Russia's largest search engine, Yandex, has died, the company said Sunday. He was 48. Segalovich died Saturday at a London hospital, Yandex director general and fellow founder Arkady Volozh said. Volozh said in the company's blog that Segalovich was diagnosed with stomach cancer last year.

Group Accuses Apple Supplier of Labor Abuses

July 29, 2013 10:36 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Conditions in Chinese factories that produce iPhones and other popular Apple products have been under scrutiny following complaints about labor and environmental violations by a different supplier, Taiwan's Foxconn, a unit of Hon Hai Precision Industry Co.

Boeing Requests Wider Scrutiny of Locator Beacons

July 29, 2013 10:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Boeing's marketing vice president Randy Tinseth says in a blog dated Sunday that the aircraft manufacturer is asking operators of 717, Next-Generation 737, 747-400, 767, and 777 airplanes to inspect the battery-operated beacons which activate in a crash to help rescuers find a plane.

Icahn Contests Condition in Latest Dell Offer

July 29, 2013 10:32 am | by TOM MURPHY, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Icahn and the investment firm Southeastern Asset Management said in a letter to a special committee of Dell board members that Michael Dell wants to circumvent the voting process behind the deal by preventing stockholders from passively dissenting on the offer.

Apple Shifts Touch Sensor Structures Toward In-Cell in Mobile Phones, Film in Tablet PCs

July 26, 2013 3:28 pm | by NPD DisplaySearch | News | Comments

Apple’s adoption of two new touch sensor structures—in-cell for the iPhone 5 and GF2 (double-sided ITO film) for the iPad—has produced shifts in the touch-panel industry supply chain. According to the latest Quarterly Touch Panel Market Analysis from NPD DisplaySearch, displays with in-cell touch are expected to rise...

IEEE ICC 2014 to Explore “Communications: The Centrepoint of the Digital Economy”

July 26, 2013 3:16 pm | by IEEE Communications Society | News | Comments

Themed “Communications: The Centrepoint of the Digital Economy,” the next annual IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) will be held June 10 – 14 in the dynamic cultural hub of Sydney, Australia. Known as the Harbour City, Sydney is also recognized as one of the most beautiful cities in the world...

ENR Sourcebook Names KMB Design Group Leading Design Firm in Telecom Engineering

July 26, 2013 3:05 pm | by KMB Design Group | News | Comments

Engineering News-Record [ENR] Sourcebook, a McGraw-Hill Publication, and the leader in the global construction marketplace, recently named NJ-based KMB Design Group, the 7th leading engineering firm for telecom tower and antennae design, and 22nd in overall telecom design.

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