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Application Note Details the Fundamentals of Phase Shifters

October 23, 2014 2:41 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Telemakus offers USB controlled phase shifters covering 1-8GHz with 12-bit DAC resolution and greater than 400 degrees of phase control.

National Instruments & Lund University Announce Massive MIMO Collaboration

October 23, 2014 1:15 pm | by National Instuments, Lund University | News | Comments

National Instruments and Lund University have announced a collaboration on the development of a...

Photo of the Day: Massive MIMO Base Station

October 23, 2014 1:15 pm | by National Instuments, Lund University | News | Comments

Massive MIMO is a relatively new concept in...

High-Performance, Single Stage EMI Filter from Astrodyne

October 23, 2014 12:31 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Astrodyne has expanded its custom military filter product line with a high-performance single...

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Detecting Knee Osteoarthritis with Sound Waves

October 23, 2014 11:01 am | by Lancaster University | News | Comments

The UK is leading this new field of health research based on listening to the sounds emitted by the body. Microphones are attached to the knees of patients, and the high frequency sound waves emanating from their knees are measured as they stand up...

Photos of the Day: History of Science Auction

October 23, 2014 10:42 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The computer, which had been estimated to sell for $300,000 to $500,000, has an intact motherboard and a vintage keyboard and monitor. It also has a power supply contained in a wooden box and two tape decks...                    

Vintage Apple Computer Bought for $905,000

October 23, 2014 10:33 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A vintage Apple computer that was one of only 50 made in Steve Jobs' garage in 1976 sold for $905,000 at auction on Wednesday, far exceeding pre-sale estimates and outdoing a previous high price of more than $671,000 paid in Germany last year...                       

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NASA Awards Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder for the Joint Polar Satellite System-2 Mission

October 22, 2014 4:45 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA has awarded a sole source contract modification to Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems, of Azusa, California, for the Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) Instrument for flight on the Joint Polar Satellite System-2 (JPSS-2) mission.

Internet of Things Aims to Smarten Your Life

October 22, 2014 3:10 pm | by Associated Press | Videos | Comments

As more and more Bluetooth-enabled devices are reaching consumers, developers are busy connecting them together as part of the Internet of Things...                        

Apple's Security Warning for iCloud

October 22, 2014 2:55 pm | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple has posted a new security warning for users of its iCloud online storage service amid reports of a concerted effort to steal passwords and other data from people who use the popular service in China...              

SOFT-CASE from OKW Enclosures

October 22, 2014 1:58 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

OKW released SOFT-CASE, a wide format case with technical features that mark it out specifically for RF and wireless remote control devices...

The Next Era in Power Electronics

October 22, 2014 1:40 pm | by Mike Sherman, Managing Partner, Chrysalix EVC | Articles | Comments

It’s estimated that 10 percent of all the power generated around the world is lost as heat through inefficient power conversion – that is when electric energy is converted from one form to another, such as between AC (alternating current) and DC (direct current), changing the voltage or frequency, or some combination of these...

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Broadening Power Solutions Worldwide

October 22, 2014 12:59 pm | by Eric Kessler, Vice President Sales, Astrodyne | Articles | Comments

As it is well known, EMI and RFI are unwanted electromagnetic energy that pollutes the environment and can affect the operation of other equipment around it. It can be radiated into the air or conducted over system power lines. EMC (Electromagnetic Compatibility) is the ability of a system to function in a high EMI/RFI environment and to limit its own EMI/RFI output...              

Frequency Programmable Narrow Band Transmitter

October 22, 2014 10:37 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Radiometrix launched a range of flexible, frequency programmable, RF power adjustable radios...

Researchers Build "Smart City" to Test Smart Grid Technologies

October 22, 2014 10:35 am | by Chen-Ching Liu, Washington State University | News | Comments

Addressing the critical national need for a reliable and secure electric power grid, Washington State University researchers are building the most comprehensive "smart city" laboratory in the U.S. to test smart grid technologies. Scientists have received...                        

2 Movies That Can Teach Us About IoT

October 22, 2014 10:07 am | by Charles W.K. Gritton, Ph.D, Chief Technology Officer, Hillcrest Labs | Blogs | Comments

What’s the best place to see “futuristic” technology in action? Sometimes, you’ll see a demo or paper that explains it well, but often Hollywood (and science fiction in general) is the best source. In the case of IoT (Internet of Things), there are two essential movies....

Versatile Dual-Band RFID Antennas

October 22, 2014 10:04 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

HUBER+SUHNER announced a range of dual-band UHF RFID antennas designed for integration into package and goods identification systems...

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Illegal Drones a Growing Issue at Sporting Events

October 22, 2014 9:57 am | by Rob Harris, AP Sports Writer | News | Comments

Long after drones became a key tool for military and spy agencies, authorities now realize the threat they can pose to sports events. It's not multimillion-dollar military-grade drones prompting concerns, but remote controlled contraptions...                

iRobot Receives $7.6M Order from U.S. Navy

October 22, 2014 9:54 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

iRobot Corp., the leader in delivering robotic technology-based solutions, has received a $7.6 million order from the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division. The order calls for upgrades and...                 

Reducing Vehicle Collisions with Automotive SoCs

October 22, 2014 9:52 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | News | Comments

Each year in the U.S. there are 28,800 traffic related deaths, resulting in almost $563 billion in expenses. Drivers average roughly 3 million braking decisions over a 25 year period, and it takes only one mistake to cause a fatal accident...               

An Interactive Operating Concept for Vehicles of the Future

October 22, 2014 9:41 am | by Technische Universität Darmstadt | News | Comments

An increasing number of assistance systems are being designed to facilitate driving. Things are heading towards automated driving. What role does the person behind the steering wheel play? Scientists at TU Darmstadt have presented...                              

Leaded RF Chokes with High Current Capability

October 22, 2014 9:27 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

TDK Corporation announced new EPCOS leaded RF chokes with high current capability. The series with designation LBC+ offers components for rated currents...

The Global Explosion of M2M Connections

October 21, 2014 5:01 pm | by WDD Staff | Events

New research from Berg Insight states that the global number of mobile network connections used for wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) communication will increase by 21% in 2014 to reach 213.9 million at the year-end. Over the next five years, the global number of wireless M2M connection...              

Photo of the Day: Single-Atom MRI Shed New Light on Protein Structures

October 21, 2014 11:31 am | by Fabio Bergamin, ETH Zürich | News | Comments

The sensor consisted of an impurity in diamond known as the nitrogen-vacancy centre. In this case, two carbon atoms are missing in the otherwise regular diamond lattice, while one of them is replaced by a nitrogen atom. The nitrogen-vacancy centre is both fluorescent and magnetic, making it suitable for extremely precise magnetic field measurements...            

Military 'Brain Thermometer' Receives FDA Clearance

October 21, 2014 10:31 am | by AnthroTronix | News | Comments

AnthroTronix announced it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearance for its computerized cognitive test battery known as DANA. DANA provides clinicians with objective measurements of reaction time (speed and accuracy) to aid in the assessment of an individual’s...

Remote Mobile Communications Device Approved for CGM

October 21, 2014 10:25 am | by Dexcom | News | Comments

Now critical glucose data from the Dexcom G4 PLATINUM Continuous Glucose Monitoring System can be remotely monitored using a mobile device Dexcom announced that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for its CGM remote mobile communications device...

What Do We Do with All this Big Data?

October 20, 2014 10:43 pm | by Susan Etlinger, TED Talk | Videos | Comments

Does a set of data make you feel more comfortable? More successful? Then your interpretation of it is likely wrong. In a surprisingly moving talk, Susan Etlinger explains why, as we receive more and more data, we need to deepen...                              

LVDT Linear Position Sensors Provide Critical Feedback on Gas Turbine Valve Status

October 20, 2014 10:23 pm | by Macro Sensors | White Papers

The abundance of shale gas has increased demand for gas turbines throughout the world. To address demand, gas turbine manufacturers are not only building more turbines, but designing them to operate more efficiently...                                            

Mobile Interference Hunting System Makes Locating Interferers Easier, Faster, More Economical

October 20, 2014 5:02 pm | by Anritsu Company | News | Comments

Anritsu Company introduced mobile interference hunting system that helps field engineers and technicians locate sources of interference more accurately, efficiently, and economically. Integrating an easy-to-use interface, fast setup times, and numerous features to effectively hunt a variety of signal types...

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