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Teseq Calibration Services at EMC UK Exhibition for First Time

October 3, 2013 4:56 pm | by Teseq | News | Comments

This year Teseq have increased their presence at the EMC UK Exhibition and will be promoting their local calibration and repair services alongside their market leading range of EMC test instrumentation and amplifiers.     

Auditor Reviewing No-Bid Radio Tower Deals

October 2, 2013 9:53 am | by The Charleston Gazette | News | Comments

West Virginia's legislative auditor is investigating a state official's decision to award 20 no-bid emergency contracts for microwave radio tower repairs because the reasons he's given so far apparently don't hold up. Auditor Aaron Allred has asked the Department of Health and Human Resources to turn over every emergency contract that emergency communications director Joe Gonzalez has approved since 2007 for review.

Solar Power's Future Brawl

October 2, 2013 9:44 am | by Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy | News | Comments

A trio of researchers at North Dakota State University and the University of South Dakota have turned to computer modeling to help decide which of two competing materials should get its day in the sun as the nanoscale energy-harvesting technology of future solar panels -- quantum dots or nanowires.

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Breakthrough in Photonics Could Allow for Faster Electronics

October 2, 2013 9:30 am | by CU, MIT | News | Comments

A pair of breakthroughs in the field of silicon photonics by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Micron Technology could allow for the trajectory of exponential improvement in microprocessors that began nearly half a century ago—known as Moore's Law—to continue well into the future, allowing for increasingly faster electronics, from supercomputers to laptops to smartphones.

Silicon Vision Partners with Mindtree for Bluetooth Low Energy Intellectual Property Solution

October 1, 2013 5:23 pm | by Silicon Vision Technologies | News | Comments

Silicon Vision Technologies Ltd and Mindtree Ltd. have partnered to bring to market  a state-of-the-art, integrated RF-baseband-stack intellectual property (IP) solution for Bluetooth Low Energy (also known as Bluetooth Smart) technology. The integrated solution has already been proven with a lead customer in Asia...

Cardinal Components Adds Sensible Micro Corp as Authorized Distributor

October 1, 2013 5:19 pm | by Cardinal Components | News | Comments

Cardinal Components has entered into a distributor agreement with Sensible Micro Corporation, a broad-line stocking distributor and professional sourcing partner. According to James Magos, COO of Cardinal, Sensible Micro has become one of the leading independent distributors in the U.S. Sensible Micro has earned national recognition in Inc Magazine...

New Full Range Instrumentation Catalog from Rotork Fairchild

October 1, 2013 5:12 pm | by Rotork Fairchild | News | Comments

Rotork Fairchild, a member of the Rotork Instruments Division, has published an updated catalog for its full range of precision industrial control products. Fairchild offers an unrivalled choice of electro-pneumatic transducers, pressure regulators, pneumatic relays, volume boosters and accessories for process machine tool, robotic and OEM applications in all environments including hazardous areas.

LTE to be Deployed Worldwide by 2018

October 1, 2013 5:08 pm | by Analysys Mason | News | Comments

LTE is out of the experimental stage and is being deployed worldwide. Operators in all markets are in the process of implementing LTE, but the emergence of the APAC and LATAM regions is set to challenge European and North American operators’ early lead. These trends are analysed in Analysys Mason’s forthcoming report on the outlook for LTE worldwide.

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The Hummingbird Update: What Does it Mean for the Future of Online Marketing?

October 1, 2013 5:03 pm | by WebiMax | News | Comments

In a move that has been talked about for the last few weeks among those in the tech industry, Google, the world’s leading search engine that turns 15 today, unveiled an update to their search algorithm. The move, which is being called the Hummingbird update, was made to help the search engine provide better answers to more complex requests.

IAR Systems Fortifies its Offering with Global Launchof the IAR Academy

October 1, 2013 5:00 pm | by IAR Systems | News | Comments

Today, IAR Systems has announced that its technical education program IAR Academy, previously launched in Germany and Sweden, is now extended to the UK, France, United States, Brazil, and Japan. The increasing growth of system complexity and the market demand for high performance applications make developers want to gain competitive skills advantages in embedded development and maximize their tools investment.

Tiny Sensor Used in Smart Phones Could Create Urban Seismic Network

October 1, 2013 10:51 am | by Seismological Society of America | News | Comments

A tiny chip used in smart phones to adjust the orientation of the screen could serve to create a real-time urban seismic network, easily increasing the amount of strong motion data collected during a large earthquake, according to a new study published in the October issue of the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America.

HP 35660A DSA Upgrade Investigation

October 1, 2013 10:38 am | by EEVblog, David L. Jones | Videos | Comments

In this teardown of the front end PCB in the HP 35660A Dynamic Signal Analyzer, David L. Jones does some preliminary investigation to see what opamps and FETs are used in the analog front end to see if they can be upgraded for better performance.

Optical Sensors Improve Railway Safety

October 1, 2013 10:05 am | by OSA | News | Comments

A string of fiber-optic sensors running along a 36-km stretch of high-speed commuter railroad lines connecting Hong Kong to mainland China has taken more than 10 million measurements over the past few years in a demonstration that the system can help safeguard commuter trains and freight cars against accidents.

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Improving Lithium-Ion Batteries with Nanoscale Research

October 1, 2013 9:52 am | by WDD Staff | News | Comments

New research led by an electrical engineer at the University of California, San Diego is aimed at improving lithium-ion batteries through possible new electrode architectures with precise nano-scale designs. The researchers created nanowires that block diffusion of lithium across their silicon surface and promote layer-by-layer axial lithiation of the nanowire’s germanium core.

Norsat Launches Commercial Grade 1.2 m Ku-band All-in-One VSAT Bundle

September 30, 2013 3:53 pm | by Norsat International Inc. | News | Comments

The VSAT Bundle’s components have been fully tested to ensure interoperability and carry the Norsat assurance of high quality and reliability. The VSAT bundle is designed so that installers in the field are equipped with all of the required components to avoid issues arising from missing parts or incompatible equipment.

Researchers Demonstrate 'Accelerator on a Chip'

September 30, 2013 3:38 pm | by Robert Byer, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University | News | Comments

In an advance that could dramatically shrink particle accelerators for science and medicine, re-searchers used a laser to accelerate electrons at a rate 10 times higher than conventional technology in a nanostructured glass chip smaller than a grain of rice.

Photo of the Day: Spirals of Light

September 30, 2013 2:21 pm | by Jessica Stoller-Conrad, Caltech | News | Comments

A good tuning fork controls the release of its acoustical energy, ringing just one pitch at a particular sound frequency for a long time; this sustaining property is called the quality factor. Vahala and his colleagues transferred this concept to their optical resonator, focusing on the optical quality factor and other elements that affect frequency stability.

Spirals of Light May Lead to Better Electronics

September 30, 2013 2:17 pm | by Jessica Stoller-Conrad, Caltech | News | Comments

A group of researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) has created the optical equivalent of a tuning fork—a device that can help steady the electrical currents needed to power high-end electronics and stabilize the signals of high-quality lasers.

PCTEST Selects Rohde & Schwarz to Enhance Conformance Testing

September 30, 2013 12:21 pm | by PCTEST Engineering Laboratory | News | Comments

The R&S TS8980FTA-2 and R&S CMW500 platforms from Rohde & Schwarz will expand the overall test capabilities of PCTEST Lab, boost its ability to offer the complete range of wireless test services needed for global certification, and make certification testing more efficient for customers.

PCTEST Selects Rohde & Schwarz to Enhance Conformance Testing

September 30, 2013 12:21 pm | by PCTEST Engineering Laboratory | News | Comments

The R&S TS8980FTA-2 and R&S CMW500 platforms from Rohde & Schwarz will expand the overall test capabilities of PCTEST Lab, boost its ability to offer the complete range of wireless test services needed for global certification, and make certification testing more efficient for customers.

Remote Controls: More Connectivity and More in Control

September 30, 2013 12:18 pm | by Research and Markets | News | Comments

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Remote Controls - More Connectivity and More in Control" report to their offering. Remote controls traditionally have been an afterthought in the minds of most consumers. However, that paradigm is quickly shifting as remote controls gain better wireless connectivity to the devices they control.

Mobile Tech and Talk Therapies Strike at the Moment Binge Eating Urges

September 30, 2013 10:55 am | by Rachel Ewing, Drexel University | News | Comments

A smartphone app in development will track users’ individual patterns of eating and binge eating behavior and alert them at times when they are at risk for binge behaviors, among a comprehensive suite of other features. Another treatment is a new, evidence-based approach to small-group behavioral therapy that will equip patients with psychological tools that may help them adhere to.

SpaceX launches Canadian Satellite from CA

September 30, 2013 10:33 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A SpaceX rocket carrying a Canadian satellite intended to track space weather launched from the California coast Sunday in what was billed as a test flight. The Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base, about 150 miles northwest of Los Angeles, at 9 a.m. under clear skies, eventually reaching its intended orbit.

Airlines Promise a Return to Civility, for a Fee

September 30, 2013 10:29 am | by SCOTT MAYEROWITZ, AP Airlines Writer | News | Comments

Airlines are introducing a new bevy of fees, but this time passengers might actually like them. These new fees promise a taste of the good life, or at least a more civil flight. Extra legroom, early boarding and access to quiet lounges were just the beginning. Airlines are now renting Apple iPads preloaded with movies, selling hot first class meals in coach and letting passengers pay to have an empty seat next to them.

UK Plans New Cyber Force to Boost Strike Ability

September 30, 2013 10:25 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Britain's defense secretary says it is recruiting hundreds of experts for a new cyber force designed to protect the nation's vital data — and stage cyberattacks if necessary. Philip Hammond says the Joint Cyber Reserve Unit aims to boost Britain's offensive and defensive capabilities in an age of increasing threats from cyberespionage and cybersabotage.

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