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Meaghan's Minute: Sniffing Out Explosives

July 25, 2014 9:41 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, researchers at Tel Aviv University's School of Chemistry and Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology have developed a revolutionary electronic chip with nano-sized chemical sensors to pick up the scent of explosives molecules better than a detection dog's nose...                  

Cicoil Receives Prestigious 5-Star Supplier Excellence Award

July 22, 2014 12:19 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

For the second time in 4 years, Cicoil has been awarded Raytheon Integrated Defense System's (IDS) prestigious 5-Star Supplier Excellence Award. Cicoil received the award from Raytheon IDS at a ceremony in Waltham, Massachusetts on June 4, 2014...

Cavium and Quortus Enable Unique LTE RAN and EPC on Single Chip

July 22, 2014 12:03 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Cavium and Quortus announced a partnership to embed Quortus’ software Evolved Packet Core (EPC) on Cavium’s OCTEON Fusion family of System-on-Chip (SoC) processors for small cell base stations...

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Unmanned Submarine Sets Sail for Testing

July 21, 2014 8:05 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's Hotspot, a drone that locates disaster victims by locating their phones; BAE Systems unveils its Striker II HMD; an autonomous unmanned submarine sets sail for testing; and Jaguar's smart car...                               

Isola Announces Conversion Service

July 21, 2014 1:36 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Isola Group announced its technical staff will offer a conversion service for PCB fabricators of radio frequency (RF) and millimeter-wave applications. This global design review service...

Without Radar, Missile May Not Have Identified Jet

July 20, 2014 10:00 pm | by Danica Kirka & John-Thor Dahlburg, Associated Press | News | Comments

If Ukrainian rebels shot down the Malaysian jetliner, killing 298 people, it may have been because they didn't have the right systems in place to distinguish between military and civilian aircraft, experts said Saturday. American officials said Friday that they believe the Boeing 777 was...

Brainstorm: EMI Shielding

July 18, 2014 2:41 pm | by Donald L. Sweeney, Senior EMC Engineer and President, D.L.S. Electronic Systems, Inc. | Articles | Comments

An EMI shielding or filtering component can be used in two ways to correct an area that is prone to high levels of emissions or susceptibility...                                      

DOCSIS 3.1 Waveform Creation Capability and Software Enhancements

July 17, 2014 9:53 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies announced the M9099 Waveform Creator 2.0, providing new capabilities for engineers working on the development of radars, satellite communications, military radios and the next generation of DOCSIS 3.1 cable modems...

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Letters to the Editor: The Liability of Self-Driving Cars

July 17, 2014 9:13 am | by WDD Staff | Articles | Comments

WDD has received another letter concerning self-driving cars, and it asked some important questions about liability. Check out this most recent “Letters to the Editor”...                    

Miniature Footprint, Extended Lifecycles

July 15, 2014 9:34 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

C&K Components has developed a series of surface mount top-actuated tactile switches with a range of actuation forces and extended operating lifecycles. Both 2-terminal and 4-terminal styles are housed within the same 6.3 x 6.3 x 5.0 package...          

Coexistence Filters Enable Wi-Fi/LTE for Small Cells

July 14, 2014 3:02 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW has announced design and sales support for two BAW filters from TriQuint targeting applications where 2.4 GHz WLAN, Bluetooth and Wi-FI products must coexist with 4G LTE and TD-LTE signals...                              

New Wireless Communications Filter from API Technologies Eliminates AWS Interference

July 14, 2014 1:57 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

API Technologies has announced a new portable, wireless communications bandpass filter that eliminates Advanced Wireless Service (AWS) interference at Electronic News Gathering-Receive Only (ENG-RO) BAS Channel A7...                    

Paint-On Skin for Concrete Structures

July 14, 2014 11:07 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, an art auction where participants bid with their emotions; a blanket that measures plane passengers' brainwaves to help improve flying; an electrically conductive coat of paint that provides an early warning system for concrete strucutures; and determining the age of stars using ultrasound technology...             

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Picking the Pattern for a Stealth Antenna

July 10, 2014 5:49 pm | by Francesca De Vita, Simone Di Marco, Fabio Costa, and Paolo Turchi, Altran Italy | Articles | Comments

One of the largest leaps in defense technology developed in recent years focuses on stealth airplanes and ships that avoid radar detection by combining several technologies that include the shape of the target’s surfaces to reflect energy away from the source...                        

GaN, 5G & IoT Big at IMS2014

July 9, 2014 11:32 am | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor | Blogs | Comments

Now that the dust has finally settled, I am able to gather my thoughts on this year’s International Microwave Symposium (IMS2014). I was impressed with everything that I saw...                            

EMI/RFI Filter Sample Kits for Microwave Applications

July 7, 2014 9:27 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

CTS, through its subsidiary CTS Tusonix, has announced the release of two new sample kits of electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radio frequency interference (RFI) filters specifically suited for microwave applications...

HotSeat 32: Ultra-Low Jitter/Dual Clock Synthesizer

July 7, 2014 12:38 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Noise XT brought its 2 megahertz to 7 gigahertz SLC ultra-low jitter/dual clock synthesizer. The SLC is a single or dual clock USB synthesizer with a noise floor of -170 decibel per hertz at 10 megahertz...                              

HotSeat 31: Radar Target Scenario Generator

July 7, 2014 12:24 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Eastern Optx introduced its series 10000 Radar Scenario Generator at IMS2014...                                             

HotSpot 70: Shark Detecting Buoy

July 7, 2014 10:46 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, a new LED Bulb that can be controlled from anywhere; a wireless tool to help you hold hands at a distance; a remote tower for air traffic services; and a clever buoy that detects sharks before they attack...                          

Infographic: My Boss Is Going to Get Somebody Killed

July 1, 2014 1:24 pm | by Chris Fox, Managing Editor | News | Comments

As a general rule, engineers tend to be a calculated, conservative bunch. They approach problems as logically as possible to weigh the most desirable outcome (exceptions always apply), but that doesn’t mean that engineers are without concern or worry. PD&D recently asked engineers ...

The 1s and 0s Behind Cyber Warfare

July 1, 2014 9:45 am | by Chris Domas, TED Talk | Videos | Comments

Chris Domas is a cybersecurity researcher, operating on what’s become a new front of war, "cyber." In this engaging talk, he shows how researchers use pattern recognition and reverse engineering (and pull a few all-nighters) to understand...                    

NASA Scrubs Launch of Global Warming Satellite

July 1, 2014 9:05 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The planned launch of a rocket carrying a NASA satellite designed to track global warming has been postponed.NASA writes in a tweet that the countdown was stopped at 46 seconds because of a failure in the launch pad water flow...             

Acopian Power Supply Announces Launch of New Website

June 24, 2014 5:58 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Acopian Power Supplies recently announced the launch of their new website. The redesigned site provides richer online content, and a menu of user-friendly tools to help engineers quickly and easily access the power supplies...

HotSpot: IMS2014 Top Ten

June 23, 2014 10:57 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

At this year’s IMS2014 event in Tampa Bay, FL, Wireless Design and Development saw a lot of cool and innovative new products, and we’re excited to provide you with our Top Ten list from the show...           

Ultraview Announces Dual Channel 0.05 - 800 MHz PCIe Direct Digital Synthesizer

June 23, 2014 10:19 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Ultraview Corporation, a maker of high speed data acquisition and frequency synthesis boards, announces a Dual DDS PCIe board with rapid profile switching for demanding uses in communications, RADAR, medical imaging, spectroscopy, RF/Microwave testing, and other critical applications...

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