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Mobile Apps Under a New Kind of Attack

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

Scanning 2D barcodes, finding free Wi-Fi access points, sending SMS messages, listening to music, and watching MP4 videos: these are very common activities that we do using our smartphones. Can you imagine that simply doing these things can get your smartphones infected with "worms" that can not only steal personal information from your phone...

Novel Satellite Analysis Narrowed Malaysian Jet Search

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Justin Pritchard & Kelvin Chan, Associated Press | News | Comments

Investigators are closer to solving an international aviation mystery thanks to a British communications satellite and classroom physics. An analysis of faint signals sent from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 to an Inmarsat satellite led officials to conclude the plane crashed in a remote area of the southern Indian Ocean...

RFMW Announces Aviacomm Distribution Agreement

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

RFMW and Aviacomm have announced a distribution agreement that initially covers customers in North America, Europe, and South East Asia with the possibility of future expansion. Aviacomm is a leader in wideband RF CMOS ICs. RFMW is a specialized distributor providing customers and suppliers with focused distribution of RF and microwave components as well as specialized component-engineering support...

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Nordic Semiconductor Bluetooth Low Energy Chips Communicate with Oregon Scientific

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

Nordic Semiconductor has announced that IDT Technology - developer and owner of Oregon Scientific - has specified Nordic μBlueTM nRF8001 Connectivity chips to provide the Bluetooth...

The EnOcean Alliance Welcomes Contemporary Controls as a New Member

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Contemporary Controls & EnOcean Alliance | News | Comments

Contemporary Controls and the EnOcean Alliance have announced they have joined at Light+Building show in Frankfurt/Main, the world's biggest trade fair for lighting and building. Becoming a member of the EnOcean ecosystem for sustainable buildings...

Aussie Innovation Leaves NASA in Its Wake

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Institute for Telecommunications Research | News | Comments

The University of South Australia’s Institute for Telecommunications Research has won Technology of the Year 2013 for its Global Sensor Network (GSN) and is now looking to commercialize the technology. The GSN won out over tough competition, specifically a communications system designed by NASA to be carried aboard the International Space Station...

Increased Range for Low-Power Wireless Networks

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

Texas Instruments has introduced the SimpleLink CC2592 range extender that provides up to a 7x improvement in range when paired with TI’s 2.4 GHz low power RF solutions for ZigBee...

RFMW Offers Globalstar Patch Antennas from Sangshin Elecom

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

RFMW has announced design and sales support for Sangshin Elecom’s KSA series of Globalstar patch Antennas.  The KSA-LCSP1621MS25 is designed specifically for Globalstar (1611.25 to 1618.75 MHz) applications...

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Peregrine Semiconductor Introduces UltraCMOS Global 1

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

Peregrine Semiconductor has announced UltraCMOS Global 1, the first reconfigurable RF front end (RFFE). For the first time, 4G LTE platform providers and OEMs will be able to save time and money by creating a single-SKU design for global markets. To support over 40 frequency bands...

NetHero App Enables Remote Management of Home Internet & Connected Devices

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | News | Comments

Consumers now have access to a free home network and device management app, NetHero, on iOS and Android devices, and Mac and Windows PCs. Created by the developer of cloud-based software for network and device management, Pie Digital, NetHero is the first free app to let consumers manage and optimize their home network and device...

Pharad's New Wearable Antennas Optimized for the IOTV

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

Pharad has introduced two new Wearable Antennas for use in the Improved Outer Tactical Vest (IOTV). The two antennas are the first in a new series of VHF and UHF antennas to be added to Pharad’s patented wearable...

New Bike Taillight Features Embedded Tracking Device

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Leslie Hart, Telit Wireless Solutions | News | Comments

Nastek Tecnologia has announced the launch of Yon Bike Lamp, a hi-tech GSM/GPS tracker embedded in a bicycle taillight. The company also announced that they selected Telit Wireless Solutions to provide M2M modules for the Yon Bike Lamp...

Inmarsat Selects Gilat as Global Xpress(R) Services Partner

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Gilat Satellite Networks and Inmarsat | News | Comments

Gilat Satellite Networks has announced a new partnership with Inmarsat. The partnership is designed to address additional market opportunities for the forthcoming Global Xpress service in the fixed, land-based VSAT sector. Inmarsat and Gilat will work closely to identify...

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Thermoelectric Generator on Glass Fabric for Wearable Electronic Devices

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Byung Jin Cho, Professor of Electrical Engineering, KAIST | News | Comments

Wearable computers or devices have been hailed as the next generation of mobile electronic gadgets, from smart watches to smart glasses to smart pacemakers. For electronics to be worn by a user, they must be light, flexible, and equipped with a power source, which could be a portable, long-lasting battery or no battery at all but a generator...

Rohde & Schwarz Announces New EMC Test Solutions

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

Rohde & Schwarz has announced the R&S CEMS100, an off-the-shelf solution for EMS testing in line with IEC/EN 61000-4-3. The R&S ESR EMI test receiver covers the frequency range from 10 Hz to 26.5 GHz, and features...

Jet Search Cut Short; New Satellite Spots Objects

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Rob Griffith & Scott McDonald, Associated Press | News | Comments

Planes and ships searching for debris suspected of being from the missing Malaysian jetliner failed to find any Thursday before bad weather cut their hunt short, as Thailand said one of its satellites had spotted hundreds of objects in the area...

Telit Launches New OEM Automotive Business Unit

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

Telit Wireless Solutions has announced it has concluded the acquisition of the Automotive Telematics On-board unit Platform (ATOP) business. Netherlands-based NXP Semiconductors [Nasdaq NXPI]. ATOP is an automotive grade solution for vehicle manufacturers to implement eCall or similar functionality from a single compact...

A Low Profile Companion Solution for GPS Receiver & Antenna

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

Telit Wireless Solutions and Parsec Technologies have announced that a combination of the companies’ technologies has resulted in a low profile companion solution for GPS receiver and antenna...

PCS Out of Band Interference Filter

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

Eagle Comtronics has announced that the Model ECPBP-1920(140) N passes the entire PCS band (1850 to 1990Mhz) with a passband loss less than 1.0dB. The Model ECPBP-1020 features...

Ventev Wireless Infrastructure Releases New GE MDS Orbit Deployment Kit

May 2, 2014 7:59 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Ventev Wireless Infrastructure, a division of TESSCO Technologies Incorporated, has announced the Ventev Deployment Kit for the GE MDS Orbit Platform...                   

Anaren Awarded $8.3 Million to Support U.S. Navy's AMDR Program

May 1, 2014 2:34 pm | by John Hoeschele, Mktg. Comm. / Gov’t Rel. Mgr., Anaren | News | Comments

Anaren, Inc. has announced that it has been awarded an $8.3 million contract from Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems to support the initial Engineering and Manufacturing Development (E&MD) phase of Raytheon’s (Waltham, MA) contract for the U.S. Navy’s next generation integrated Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR)...

API Technologies Introduces Configurable Switched Filter Banks

May 1, 2014 1:55 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

API Technologies has introduced a new line of standard switched filter banks with customer-specified frequency bands from two to seven channels...

Auto Radar Systems Get EMI Shielding

May 1, 2014 11:01 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, RTP Company has developed EMI shielding compounds that are ideal for replacing metal or conductive coated plastic housings in automotive sensing systems...             

Multi-Point Random Vibration Test of Orion

April 30, 2014 3:49 pm | by Linda Herridge, NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center | News | Comments

The completion of the testing marks another step forward toward Orion's uncrewed December flight that will put to the test the spacecraft that will send astronauts to an asteroid and eventually Mars on future missions...                     

Orion Feels the Vibe during Tests at Kennedy Space Center

April 30, 2014 3:48 pm | by Linda Herridge, NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center | News | Comments

Testing designed to simulate the vibrations NASA's Orion will experience during its first trip to space successfully wrapped up inside the Operations and Checkout Building high bay at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida...                             

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