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Parker’s New Low Energy Wireless Monitoring Sensors

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Parker Hannifin has introduced a low energy wireless sensor platform for monitoring pressure, temperature, and humidity in liquid and gas applications. Parker’s SensoNODE Low Energy Wireless Monitoring Sensors and SensoNODE mobile iOS application puts data in the palms of users’ hands...

Molex Power Connectors Fill a Critical Power Gap

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Molex Incorporated has introduced the Mega-Fit power connector. This wire-to-board, mid-range product line fills a significant power void in today’s interconnect marketplace by delivering...

Scientists Discover Potential Way to Make Graphene Superconducting

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Andy Freeberg, Standford University | News | Comments

Scientists at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have discovered a potential way to make graphene superconducting, a state in which it would carry electricity with 100 percent efficiency...

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Cypress Introduces QDR-IV SRAMs

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor has announced production availability of the industry’s first Quad Data Rate IV (QDR-IV) SRAM. Cypress offers QDR-IV SRAMs in 144- and 72-Megabit (Mbit) densities with the Random Transaction Rate...

Sierra Wireless &Tech Mahindra Sign Agreement to Provide Turnkey M2M Solutions Globally

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Sierra Wireless | News | Comments

Sierra Wireless and Tech Mahindra have announced they have signed a formal teaming agreement to work collaboratively to develop and deploy end-to-end M2M solutions for customers worldwide. The collaboration leverages Sierra Wireless device-to-cloud offerings and Tech Mahindra’s system integration and application development...

Smartphone App Helps Alcoholics Stay Sober

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press | News | Comments

A smartphone app for recovering alcoholics that includes a panic button and sounds an alert when they get too close to taverns helped keep some on the wagon, researchers who developed the tool found. The sober app joins a host of others that serve as electronic shoulder angels, featuring a variety of options for trying to prevent alcoholics...

Nanosheets and Nanowires

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by International Union of Crystallography | News | Comments

The International Union of Crystallography has announced that researchers  in China have found a convenient way to selectively prepare germanium sulfide nanostructures, including nanosheets and nanowires, that are more active than their bulk counterparts and could open the way to lower cost and safer optoelectronics, solar energy conversion, and faster computer circuitry...

Radiall Launches New Line of Low PIM Coaxial Switches

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW has announced application and sales support for a new line of LOW PIM coaxial switches from Radiall (France). Radiall developed a series of switches based on their RAMSES modular concept...

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Iowa State Materials Scientist Developing Materials and Electronics that Dissolve When Triggered

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Iowa State University | News | Comments

A medical device, once its job is done, could harmlessly melt away inside a person’s body. Or, a military device could collect and send its data and then dissolve away, leaving no trace of an intelligence mission. Or, an environmental sensor could collect climate information, then wash away in the rain...

S-Series Signal Generators Improve Phase Noise Performance

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Aeroflex, a subsidiary of Aeroflex Holding, has enhanced its S-Series signal generators (SGA and SGD) with improved phase noise and better RF level accuracy. The addition of wideband analog modulation and ARB (Arbitrary Waveform Generator) sequence mode provides internal AM, FM, and phase modulation. ARB sequence mode allows the user to set up a sequence of waveforms...

In-House Smartphone App Helps LA Doctors Speed Up Trauma Care

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Alicia Chang, Associated Press Science Writer | News | Comments

Before the car-wreck victim reached the emergency room, doctors, residents, and nurses at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center knew what to expect by glancing at their smartphones. The details came in the staccato of text messages: A 35-year-old man had driven head-on into a bus. He suffered major chest injuries. His vital signs were crashing...

AVX Wins Medical Design Briefs’ First Annual Readers’ Choice Product of the Year Award

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

AVX has announced that its TAZ HRC5000 Medical Grade Tantalum Capacitor Series has won Medical Design Briefs’ 2013 Readers’ Choice Product of the Year Award.  Selected from...

Agilent Technologies Introduces Tool that Enables Faster, Easier Debugging of DDR Devices

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies has introduced a debugging tool that helps DDR memory designers perform precompliance tests, discover the root cause of compliance failures, and maximize design margins... 

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Vishay Intertechnology’s New Thin Film Chip Resistor Laboratory Sample Kits

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology has announced that the company is now offering laboratory sample kits of its high-stability thin film chip resistors. The TNPW0402 e3 (LTW0402 e3 96/4) and TNPW0603 e3 (LTW0603 e3 96/4) kits...

Tiny Power Generator Runs on Spit

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Justine E. Mink, Penn State | News | Comments

Saliva-powered micro-sized microbial fuel cells can produce minute amounts of energy sufficient to run on-chip applications, according to an international team of engineers. Bruce E. Logan, Evan Pugh Professor and Kappe Professor of Environmental Engineering, Penn State, credited the idea to fellow researcher Justine E. Mink...

Acopian's AC-DC Linear Power Supplies UL and CE Certified

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Acopian Power Supplies has announced the UL recognition and CE approval of their mini encapsulated series of linear regulated power supplies. The AC-DC power supply series is encapsulated in an ultra-compact, low profile housing to provide environmental protection in space-limited applications...

Dynatem Introduces CPU-162-14

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Dynatem, a Eurotech subsidiary, is now shipping the CPU-162-14, a high performance COM Express module based on the Core i7. The CPU-162-14 is designed to operate in harsh environments...

Get Your Next Eye Exam on a Smartphone

May 2, 2014 8:34 am | by Andrew Bastawrous, TED Talk | Videos | Comments

Thirty-nine million people in the world are blind, and the majority lost their sight due to curable and preventable diseases. But how do you test and treat people who live in remote areas, where expensive, bulky eye equipment is hard to come by?           

HotSpot Episode 60: Lifelike Sensory Feedback

April 28, 2014 11:07 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by RECOM, multi-sensory technology and bubbles; detecting fatigue drivers; DARPA’s new Hand Proprioception and Touch Interfaces program; and inflatable AirFrame Enclosures  for quick set-up Electromagnetic Interference...              

CellPac BLOX System Provides Semi-Custom Soft Pack Battery Solutions

April 24, 2014 2:45 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

VARTA Microbattery has announced the CellPac BLOX system, a design program implemented to offer OEMs a semi-custom power solution when off-the-shelf lithium ion (li-ion) or lithium polymer (LiPO) soft pack battery assemblies do not meet the design criteria...

Turning Smartphones into Microscopes with Droplet Lens

April 24, 2014 10:30 am | by ANU Media, Australian National University | News | Comments

Australian scientists have invented a simple and cheap way of making a high-powered lens that can transform a smartphone into a high-resolution microscope...                          

Michigan Man among 1st in U.S. to Get 'Bionic Eye'

April 23, 2014 9:22 am | by MIKE HOUSEHOLDER, Associated Press | News | Comments

A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision. Now, thanks to a high-tech procedure that involved the surgical implantation of a bionic eye...                            

HotSpot Episode 59: Wireless Sensors Track Bridge Deterioration

April 21, 2014 12:15 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, Ti introduces a thirst party ecosystem of IoT cloud service providers; Alliance Sensors Group's LV-45 position sensors help track bridge deterioration; a glass fabric-based TE generator that is light and flexible; and a smart composite human-computer interface...          

Health Care Site Flagged in Heartbleed Review

April 21, 2014 11:53 am | by JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent | News | Comments

People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed Internet security flaw...                  

Potential Use of Google Glass in Surgical Settings

April 17, 2014 10:25 am | by Ash Allan, Elsevier Research Intelligence | News | Comments

An article recently published in the International Journal of Surgery shows the potential applications for Google Glass in the surgical setting, particularly in relation to training...                        

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