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Channel Sounding Measurement Solution for 5G Wireless

March 2, 2015 1:44 pm | by Keysight Technologies | News | Comments

Keysight Technologies has affirmed its technology leadership in 5G wireless research with the announcement of a mmWave channel-sounding measurement ...                             

EXF Wireless Test Set Support for High-Volume Femtocell Manufacturing Test

March 2, 2015 11:34 am | by Keysight Technologies | News | Comments

Keysight Technologies has announced its E6650A EXF wireless test set for femtocell now supports high-volume manufacturing testing for Qualcomm Technologies’ FSM99xx-based multi-mode enterprise ...     

Spare Parts Interview Part 2

March 2, 2015 10:34 am | by Eric Sorensen, Meaghan Ziemba | Videos | Comments

In this interview, WDD sits down with the current Falcons team from from Carl Hayden Community High School in Phoenix, AZ. They discuss what they’re working on now, what competitions they have coming up, and why being a part of the team is important to them ...                

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7Layers Enhances its 4G/LTE Device Testing Capabilities

March 2, 2015 10:11 am | by WDD Staff | News | Comments

​7Layers, an international group of engineering & test centers for wireless testing and certification, has upgraded its R&S TS8980FTA, R&S CMW-PQA wireless test platforms to increase test capabilities including LTE location based services (LBS) performance; VoL ... 

New Plane Tracking to be Tested after Malaysia Jet Mystery

March 2, 2015 10:08 am | by KRISTEN GELINEAU, Associated Press | News | Comments

Australia, Indonesia, and Malaysia will lead a trial of an enhanced method of tracking aircraft over remote oceans to allow planes to be more easily found should they vanish like Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australia's transport minister said Sunday ...

Dutch Chipmaker NXP Buys Freescale Semiconductor for $12B

March 2, 2015 10:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Dutch chipmaker NXP Semiconductors N.V. said Sunday it had agreed to buy its smaller rival Freescale Semiconductor Ltd. for $11.8 billion in a deal that will make it the biggest supplier of microchips to the automotive industry ...

Photo of the Day: Light as a Particle and a Wave

March 2, 2015 10:06 am | by Nik Papageorgiou, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne | News | Comments

Taking a radically different experimental approach, EPFL scientists have now been able to take the first ever snapshot of light behaving both as a wave and as a particle ...

From the Top: The Past, Present, and Future of Wearable Technology

February 27, 2015 2:12 pm | by David Mantey, Editorial Director, @djamesmanny | Videos | Comments

By 2025, the wearable technology market is forecasted to become a $70 billion industry. Last year, with major releases in the medical, fitness, and wellness markets, the industry only reached $14 billion. That’s a $56 billion dollar gap to be filled in less than ...

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QR Codes with Advanced Imaging and Photon Encryption Protect Computer Chips

February 27, 2015 12:23 pm | by Colin Poitras, University of Connecticut | News | Comments

QR, or Quick Response, codes - those commonly black and white boxes that people scan with a smartphone to learn more about something - have been used to convey information about everything from cereals to cars and new homes ...

IEEE Conference on Standards for Communications & Networking to Hold Inaugural Event

February 27, 2015 12:08 pm | by IEEE Conference on Standards for Communications & Networking | News | Comments

The IEEE Conference on Standards for Communications & Networking (CSCN) will hold its first annual event dedicated to the advancement and globalization of the latest industry standards from 28 – 30 October 2015 in Tokyo, Japan ...   

5 Things to Know about 'Net Neutrality'

February 27, 2015 10:02 am | by ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press | News | Comments

Netflix, Twitter and Internet activists have won. Big cable has lost. At least until the federal courts get involved, when everything could change. Five things you need to know about the Federal Communications Commission's vote Thursday to enforce "net neutrality" rules for the broadband industry ...      

New Filter could Advance Terahertz Data Transmission

February 27, 2015 9:55 am | by Vince Horiuchi, University of Utah | News | Comments

University of Utah engineers have discovered a new approach for designing filters capable of separating different frequencies in the terahertz spectrum, the next generation of communications bandwidth that could allow cellphone ...                

Infineon Drives Next Generation Cellular M2M Communication

February 27, 2015 9:15 am | by WDD Staff | News | Comments

Vehicles exchanging information about traffic conditions, industrial machines with self-checking diagnostics, intelligent tracking of the supply chain or surveillance of utility meters in remote areas: in the connected world, devices will increasingly rely on secured cellular ... 

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FCC Net Neutrality Plan Threatens Innovation and Investment in the Network

February 26, 2015 4:42 pm | by Telecommunications Industry Association | News | Comments

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today said that the FCC’s plan to reclassify the Internet as a Title II utility will hold back investment, innovation and growth ...  

EnOcean Alliance Joins AllSeen Alliance to Shape a Common Language for Connected Homes of the Future

February 26, 2015 4:36 pm | by EnOcean, AllSeen Alliance | News | Comments

The EnOcean Alliance, one of the strongest technical building alliances, announces its membership in the AllSeen Alliance, the largest cross-industry consortium for the Internet of Everything. The joint forces of the two Alliances aim ...               

January/February 2015 — Security for the Smart Home

February 26, 2015 4:23 pm | by WDD Staff | Digital Editions | Comments

The January/February issue of Wireless Design & Development (WDD) is packed full of great content from Smart Home Security to Remote Sensing with WirelessHART Process Transmitters, and beyond. Find out what our top industry leaders have to say about how they're addressing test equipment design needs due to an increase in M2M ... 

Subsea Optical Connections Enable Deep Sea Communication

February 26, 2015 4:16 pm | News | Comments

Members of the media are invited to visit TE Connectivity (TE) at booth #803 at the 2015 Subsea Tieback Forum and Exhibition (SSTB 2015) to see TE’s latest subsea optical connection solutions that provide reliable communications over long distances underwater, including the HYDRALIGHT optical underwater mateable connector series ...

Microchip Licenses EtherCAT Technology

February 26, 2015 4:09 pm | by Microchip Technology | News | Comments

Microchip Technology has strengthened its commitment to the industrial space by licensing the EtherCAT technology for its next-generation Ethernet controllers ...              

Mouser, Imahara Unveil Robotics "Empowering Innovation Challenge"

February 26, 2015 4:06 pm | by Mouser Electronics | News | Comments

Mouser Electronics is partnering with celebrity engineer Grant Imahara to call on engineers of all levels to join them on a journey to Empower Innovation Together. Engineers worldwide can engage with Grant Imahara through a variety of topics and series of challenges that question and defy innovation in the pursuit of new ideas ...

A Less Cloudy Future with Cellular Networks

February 26, 2015 2:50 pm | by George Hunka, American Friends of Tel Aviv University | News | Comments

When warm air comes into contact with a cool surface and chills to saturation, fog materializes. It blankets open roads and runways and dramatically reduces visibility - often causing devastating accidents ...              

Volvo to Test Self-Driving Cars on Roads in 2017

February 26, 2015 1:47 pm | by Andy Szal, Real Time Digital Reporter, Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

One hundred people will get behind the wheel of self-driving Volvo cars in 2017 for the first public test of the Swedish automaker's Drive Me system ...                               

Photos of the Day: Smart Ballet Shoes Track Dancers' Motions

February 26, 2015 10:42 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

A Spanish artist has developed an elegant, digital wearable with a twist: pointe shoes that can track a ballet dancer’s motions and visually display their path. The pointe shoes, called E-Traces, record the pressure exerted and the ...  

Warming up the World of Superconductors

February 26, 2015 10:31 am | by Robert Perkins, University of Southern California | News | Comments

A superconductor that works at room temperature was long thought impossible, but scientists at USC may have discovered a family of materials that could make it reality ...                

Apple Ordered to Pay $532.9M in Patent Dispute

February 26, 2015 10:19 am | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple has been ordered to pay nearly $533 million by a federal jury that found Apple's iTunes music store uses software that infringes on patents held by a Texas company. An attorney for plaintiff Smartflash LLC praised the verdict. Apple immediately announced ... 

Computer Program Beats Humans at Space Invaders

February 26, 2015 10:18 am | by SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

Computers already have bested human champions in "Jeopardy!" and chess, but artificial intelligence now has gone to master an entirely new level: "Space Invaders ..."                      

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