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High Power Diode Switch for Telecommunication Systems

April 28, 2014 11:27 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Skyworks introduces a high-power silicon PIN diode SPDT switch for LTE and TD-SCDMA base station, repeater, low frequency (UHF and VHF) radio, transmit and receive as well as failsafe switching applications...

Pasternack Expands Family of SMP and Mini SMP Connectors

April 28, 2014 11:10 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pasternack Enterprises has expanded inventory of SMP and mini SMP connectors, specially designed for many wireless and military applications including high density interconnect modules, radar equipment, wireless base stations, and medical lab equipment...

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...              

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Photos of the Day: NOAA's JPSS CERES Instrument Completes Testing

April 28, 2014 10:08 am | by Rob Gutro, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center | News | Comments

CERES builds on the highly successful Earth Radiation Budget Experiment scanners flown on legacy NOAA polar satellites and on NASA's Earth Observing System (EOS) missions...                    

Discrimination Potential Seen in 'Big Data' Use

April 28, 2014 9:04 am | by EILEEN SULLIVAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

A White House review of how the government and private sector use large sets of data has found that such information could be used to discriminate against Americans on issues such as housing and employment even as it makes their lives easier in many ways...                              

LTE Innovation Summit: The Tremendous Trio

April 25, 2014 10:33 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

In its fifth year, the LTE Innovation Summit brought together technology leaders, companies and engineers from across the mobile wireless ecosystem to focus on the key design and testing challenges facing the industry today – and well into the future...                          

Nokia, Microsoft Complete $7.5B Cellphone Deal

April 25, 2014 9:37 am | by MATTI HUUHTANEN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Nokia said Friday it has completed the 5.44 billion-euro ($7.5 billion) sale of its troubled cellphone and services division to Microsoft Corp., ending a chapter in the former world leading cellphone maker's history that began with paper making in 1865...                     

U.S. Proposes Pay-for-Priority Internet Standards

April 25, 2014 9:27 am | by RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The nation's top telecoms regulator is proposing to allow a pay-for-priority fast lane on the Internet for movies, music and other services to get to people's homes...                              

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RFS Announces Orthogonal Mode Transducer for Microwave Antennas

April 24, 2014 3:14 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Radio Frequency Systems (RFS) (Meriden, CT), the global wireless and broadcast infrastructure specialist, has announced the availability of an OMT compatible with multiple antennas in the company’s portfolio of microwave products. Designed for maximum flexibility and future-proofing, RFS OMT enables users to implement a “pay as you grow” scheme for up to four outdoor units (ODUs)...

Pasternack Releases High Gain Amplifiers for Commercial and Military Radar

April 24, 2014 2:05 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pasternack Enterprises, Inc., a manufacturer and supplier of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, releases a new portfolio of L and S band high gain amplifiers covering 1.2 - 1.4 GHz and 3.1 – 3.5 GHz specifically used for commercial and military radar applications as well as observation satellites and communications systems...

Memory Lane: Traveling Through Time on Google Maps

April 24, 2014 10:26 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Trips down memory lane are now available on Google's digital maps.The new twist on time travel is debuting Wednesday as part of the "Street View" feature in Google's maps, a navigational tool that...                   

Tech Tips: Add 2nd Layer of Protection Online

April 24, 2014 10:25 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

If the Heartbleed security threat teaches us anything, it's that passwords don't offer total protection...                         

The Flower-Shaped Starshade to Detect Earth-Like Planets

April 23, 2014 2:23 pm | by Jeremy Kasdin, TED Talk | Videos | Comments

Astronomers believe that every star in the galaxy has a planet, one fifth of which might harbor life. Only we haven't seen any of them — yet. Jeremy Kasdin and his team are looking to change that with the design and engineering of an extraordinary piece of equipment...              

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Remote Surveillance May Increase Chance of Survival for ‘Uncontacted’ Tribes

April 23, 2014 10:02 am | by Jeff Sossamon, University of Missouri | News | Comments

Lowland South America, including the Amazon Basin, harbors most of the last indigenous societies that have limited contact with the outside world. Studying these tribes, located deep within Amazonian rainforests, gives scientists a glimpse at what tribal cultures may have been like before the arrival of Europeans...         

Internet TV Case: Justices Skeptical, Concerned

April 23, 2014 9:25 am | by MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Grappling with fast-changing technology, Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can protect the copyrights of TV broadcasters to the shows they send out without strangling innovations in the use of the Internet...                               

Pentek Introduces Onyx Virtex-7 Software Radio Module

April 22, 2014 12:57 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pentek has announced the newest member of its highly popular Onyx family of high-speed data converter XMC FPGA modules: the Onyx Model 71741, a 1-channel, 3.6 GHz 12-bit A/D or 2-channel, 1.8 GHz 12-bit A/D XMC module based on the high density Xilinx Virtex-7 FPGA...

Drones Unearth More Details about Chaco Culture

April 22, 2014 9:25 am | by SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Recently published research describes how archaeologists outfitted a customized drone with a heat-sensing camera to unearth what they believe are ceremonial pits and other features at the site of an ancient village in New Mexico...                 

Photo of the Day: NASA's MMS Observatories Stacked for Testing

April 21, 2014 2:32 pm | by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center | News | Comments

Engineers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., accomplished another first. Using a large overhead crane, they mated two Magnetospheric Multiscale, or MMS, observatories -- also called mini-stacks -- at a time, to construct a full four-stack of observatories...                   

Photos of the Day: You Won’t Believe What This Machine Can See

April 21, 2014 2:22 pm | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Two days before Christmas 1895, shortly after Wilhelm Röentgen discovered X-rays by experimenting with a cathode tube in his laboratory, he invited his wife to experience the phenomenon. Anna Bertha Ludwig put her left hand inside his apparatus and became the first human to...

Anritsu Spectrum Analyzer/Signal Analyzer Compatible with Monics Satellite Carrier Monitoring System

April 21, 2014 2:12 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Anritsu Company has announced that its MS2830A Spectrum Analyzer/Signal Analyzer is now compatible with the Monics satellite carrier monitoring system from SAT Corporation (SAT), a subsidiary of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions...                                     

National Instruments Announces USRP RIO

April 21, 2014 12:36 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

NI has announced a platform that will enable rapid prototyping of these systems - the NI USRP RIO...

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...          

TE Connectivity's Rugged, High-Voltage Solutions for Military Applications

April 21, 2014 10:48 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

TE Connectivity (TE) has announced its high-speed, high-reliability products for military marine applications...                                          

In the HotSeat: Putting the 'Long Term' in Long Term Evolution

April 18, 2014 10:59 am | by WDD Staff | Articles | Comments

Unlike its predecessors, LTE appears to be living up to it long term promise. With only a few murmurs of 5G in the ether, the current iteration of LTE is only the first step in a series of enhancements aimed at not only the air interface, but also at heterogeneous network topologies, advanced services, and for the first time...           

Photos of the Day: Thermal-Imaging Lens

April 18, 2014 9:40 am | by Mari N. Jensen, University of Arizona | News | Comments

These lenses and their next-generation prototypes could be used for anything involving heat detection and infrared light, such as handheld cameras for home energy audits, night-vision goggles, perimeter surveillance systems and other remote-sensing applications...                

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