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Tropical Depression Humberto fizzling, 2 areas developing

September 20, 2013 9:55 am | by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center | News | Comments

Imagery from NOAA's GOES-East satellite on Sept. 19 showed Tropical Depression Humberto had lost its organization, while one tropical low struggled near Bermuda, and another one was taking shape in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico. NASA's HS3 hurricane mission is sending an unmanned Global Hawk aircraft to investigate the developing system in the Gulf.

Meaghan’s Minute: Baby Booty Monitors Infant Vitals

September 20, 2013 9:34 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

It’s Friday!!!!! And in this episode of Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, we’re talking about Owlet, which is helping parents obtain a snapshot into their child’s well-being with their new Owlet Vitals Monitor that works with your very own smartphone.

HotSeat Episode 8: A Cloud Sensor Network

September 19, 2013 4:58 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist, WDD | Videos | Comments

The iController is a versatile hardware platform, and Frank Stempskie, sales manager at Ceremetek, discusses the advantages the iController has over traditional monitoring systems. He also explains how the iController helps improve sensor equipped processes.

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Meaghan's Minute: Microcontrollers Integrate Full Analog Signal Chain

September 19, 2013 10:04 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, Microchip has a new family of microcontrollers that can integrate a full analog signal chain. They also feature an integrated USB, which supports the uploading of clinical data for medical equipment, and can act as a service/data port for industrial equipment.

Google Funds New Company, Calico, to Tackle Aging

September 19, 2013 9:43 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The ambitious quest to reverse the aging process and extend human life will be pursued by a new company called Calico that is being financed by Google, which has amassed a $54 billion stockpile primarily through its dominance of Internet search and online advertising.

Meaghan's Minute: Ultra-Wide Input Voltage Range

September 17, 2013 10:26 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, RECOM Electronic’s low power AC-DC converters now accept AC input voltages down to 80 VAC making them compatible with all main voltages worldwide. The ultra-wide input voltage range guarantees a stable, isolated DC output even if the AC power supply varies.

RF DC-DC Converters for Power Amplifiers Using MIPI RFFE interface

September 9, 2013 3:12 pm | by Sasa Radovanovic, Kevin Kayser, Amanda Alfonso, David van Schravendijk, Texas Instruments | Articles | Comments

The majority of new LTE platforms being released to the market have digital MIPI RFFE interface, which controls radio frequency front-end (RFFE) components, either from an application processor or baseband. One front-end component is a power management device for power amplifiers. There are two types of power management solutions for power amplifiers.

Cell Phones & Cancer

August 6, 2013 1:23 pm | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor, WDD | Blogs | Comments

About nine months ago, after years of struggling and prolonged lecturing from my family (particularly my daughter) and doctor; and the overload of statistical information, creepy commercials, and high taxes, I was able to give up smoking. I do have to admit, I still would like to light one up at times, but the thought of lung cancer and dying a slow agonizing death is helping me keep the cigarette demons at bay.

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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...

Navy's Unmanned Ocean Recon Craft Makes 1st Flight

May 23, 2013 10:39 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

An unmanned jet built for U.S. Navy high-altitude maritime surveillance missions has made its first flight. Northrop Grumman Corp. says the MQ-4C Triton took off from Palmdale, Calif., Wednesday and completed a 90-minute flight. The aircraft is designed to fly missions lasting up to 24 hours at altitudes greater than 10 miles, allowing coverage out 2,000 nautical miles.

Review: Home Shields You from Non-Facebook Tasks

April 12, 2013 9:43 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

When I got my first smartphone in 2010, I checked Facebook obsessively. But over time, the novelty wore off and opening Facebook's app to check photos, links and posts from friends turned into a chore. In a sense, I'm the ideal target for Facebook's new Home app ...

HotSpot Episode 7: The Future of Apple's iPhone

April 8, 2013 10:18 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD’s HotSpot, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, a recent Kickstarter campaign, MiiPC, allows parents to monitor and control what their kids are doing online; a new release by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office might just provide a glimpse of the future of Apple's...  

SiTime Enters Smartphone Market with MEMS Oscillator

April 5, 2013 9:33 am | by SiTime Corporation | News | Comments

SiTime Corporation has introduced the SiT15xx family of 32 kHz MEMS oscillators that replace legacy quartz crystal resonators. This new family is targeted at mobile applications, such as smartphones and tablets, which require small size and low power.

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Microchip Adds Advanced Third-Party Code to Embedded Code Source’s Free Offerings

April 3, 2013 3:14 pm | by Microchip Technology Inc. | News | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. has announced the expansion of its Embedded Code Source application store and embedded user community for PIC MCU software/firmware code examples, tools and utilities, which often include the source code. 

HotSpot Episode 6: Phantom Quadcopter

April 1, 2013 11:01 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on Wdd’s HotSpot, DJI’s new GPS equipped Phantom makes one nifty little radio-controlled aircraft; digital music performer, Omni Infinity, creates a guitar-shaped prototype that houses a smartphone for wireless touchscreen control of music and art software on a remote computer...

Macro Sensors Offers Online Position Sensor Guide

March 27, 2013 7:06 pm | by Macro Sensors | News | Comments

Now there’s help quickly identifying the right LVDT Linear Position Sensor for an application. Replacing the need for customers to peruse numerous web pages and review product specifications, Macro Sensors offers an online Position Sensor Guide.

States Answer Help Wanted Ad to Be Drone Test Site

March 27, 2013 9:58 am | by ALICIA CHANG, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

Before that can become reality, the Federal Aviation Administration last month put out a call to test fly drones at half a dozen to-be-determined sites before they can share the same space as commercial jetliners, small aircraft and helicopters.

The Internet Could Crash. We Need a Plan B

March 22, 2013 9:08 am | by TED Talk | Videos | Comments

Internet pioneer Danny Hillis argues that the Internet wasn't designed for this kind of scale, and sounds a clarion call for us to develop a Plan B: a parallel system to fall back on if -- or when -- the Internet crashes.

AVX’S Tantalum Corporation Receives ISO 13485 Certification

March 18, 2013 6:49 pm | by AVX Corporation | News | Comments

“All AVX plants are committed to producing the highest quality components, operating in a safe and environmentally responsible manner, and continually improving manufacturing processes, efficiency, and product quality,” says Bob Fairey, General Manager, AVX Tantalum Corporation. 

'Metasurfaces' to Usher in New optical Technologies

March 15, 2013 10:04 am | by Emil Venere; Purdue University | News | Comments

New optical technologies using "metasurfaces" capable of the ultra-efficient control of light are nearing commercialization, with potential applications including advanced solar cells, computers, telecommunications, sensors and microscopes.

Leap Jumps to Capture Next Step in Motion Control

March 13, 2013 9:47 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

In a bustling tent set up in a parking lot here at the South By Southwest Interactive Festival, people are pointing their hands and gesturing with chopsticks as they guide various actions on a dozen computer screens. Some of the sharpest minds in technology have gathered in Austin, Texas.

Open Source RF Hardware Project to Further Innovation using Wireless Communications Spectrum

March 12, 2013 2:35 pm | by Lime Microsystems | News | Comments

Launched as a non-profit initiative, Myriad-RF aims to give both hobbyists and experienced design engineers a range of low-cost RF boards and free design files available for general use. Future board designs will come from the wider Myriad-RF community, with the first board (Myriad-RF 1) designed by Taiwanese distributor Azio Electronics.

Ericsson and InterDigital join Hypervoice Consortium in Creating New Standards in Voice Communications

March 11, 2013 1:35 pm | by Hypervoice Consortium | News | Comments

InterDigital and Ericsson join Telefonica Digital, HarQen, Voxeo Labs, and Martin Geddes Consulting Ltd. as industry leaders who have come together to redefine the future of voice services.  The founding partners aim to fulfill the consortium’s mission of articulating and advancing standards.

Avago and Corning Collaborate on Optical Connectivity Solutions

March 11, 2013 1:17 pm | by Avago Technologies; Corning Incorporated | News | Comments

Avago Technologies, a world's leading provider of fiber optic components, has developed a series of pluggable transceivers and Atlas optical engines at 40G/100G and beyond, ideally suited for the Ethernet, Storage, and high performance computing applications.

Rogers to Show Wide Range of Solutions for Power Conversion and Distribution at APEC 2013

March 11, 2013 12:31 pm | by Rogers Corporation | News | Comments

Rogers Corporation [NYSE:ROG], represented by its Power Electronics Solutions (PES) Division, will showcase some of its most advanced products for power electronic applications at the upcoming APEC 2013 conference and exhibition.

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