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Rolling-Spider Mini Drone

September 22, 2014 10:25 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot brought to you by Components Corp., a new beam control turret being developed for DARPA to give 360-degree coverage for high-energy laser weapons; smart cars have the potential of hacking; developing better-tasting wine with sensor technology; and an ultra-compact drone that is controlled by a smart phone...  

Photos of the Day: NASA’s Next Mars-Bound Spacecraft

September 18, 2014 10:06 am | by MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

Scientists want to learn how Mars went from a warm, wet world that may have harbored microbial life during its first billion years, to the cold, barren place of today. Maven should help explain the atmospheric changes that led to this radical climate change...                     

NASA's Maven Spacecraft Reaches Mars this Weekend

September 18, 2014 10:05 am | by MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

This weekend, NASA's Maven spacecraft will reach the red planet following a 10-month journey spanning 442 million miles. If all goes well, the robotic explorer will hit the brakes and slip into Martian orbit Sunday night...                        

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Tuned to Different Frequencies

September 17, 2014 9:51 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

In the next issue of the journal Nano Letters, researchers from MIT’s departments of Physics and of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science will describe a new technique for building MoS2 light emitters tuned to different frequencies, an essential requirement for optoelectronic chips...             

Self-Driving Cars Now Need a Permit in CA

September 17, 2014 9:28 am | by JUSTIN PRITCHARD, Associated Press | News | Comments

Computer-driven cars have been testing their skills on California roads for more than four years — but until now, the Department of Motor Vehicles wasn't sure just how many were rolling around...                               

Meaghan's Minute: Ant-Sized Radios

September 16, 2014 11:48 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, researchers at Stanford University and at the University of California, Berkeley, have built a radio the size of an ant. The device is so energy efficient that it gathers all the power it needs from the same electromagnetic waves that carry signals to its receiving antenna...        

Reducing Traffic Congestion, Remotely

September 16, 2014 10:11 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

At the Intelligent Transportation Systems World Congress last week, MIT researchers received one of the best-paper awards for a new system, dubbed RoadRunner, that uses GPS-style turn-by-turn directions to route drivers around congested...                

HotSpot Episode 80: Space Rotation Algorithm

September 15, 2014 10:26 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week in WDD's HotSpot, discovering a hidden stonehenge with remote sensing techniques; an algorithm that helps us to understand how objects spin in space; cooling electrons without external means; and Apple's new line-up of smart devices...                   

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1,680 MHz VCO from Crystek

September 11, 2014 1:28 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The CVCO55CC-1680-1680 voltage controlled oscillator from Crystek operates at 1680 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.5V~4.5V. Pulling and Pushing are minimized to 2 MHz and 1 MHz/V, respectively. Second harmonic suppression is -8 dBc typical...

Keysight Technologies Design and Test Solutions

September 11, 2014 10:51 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Keysight Technologies announced it will demonstrate a wide range of new, high-performance flexible test solutions at the European Microwave Week 2014, Oct. 7–9, Rome, Fiera di Roma, Booth F100. The test solutions are used by engineers for designing and testing components for radar systems...

High Gain Amplifiers for Commercial and Military Radar Released

September 10, 2014 11:35 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pasternack adds line of L and S band high gain amplifiers covering 1.2 to 1.4 GHz and 3.1 to 3.5 GHz...

High-Tech Survey Exposes Hidden Stonehenge

September 10, 2014 9:51 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

There is more to Stonehenge than meets a visitor's eye. Researchers have produced digital maps of what's beneath the World Heritage Site, using ground-penetrating radar, high-resolution magnetometers and other techniques to peer deep into the soil beneath the famous stone circle...

Hotseat 37: Antenna Design Strategy

September 10, 2014 9:31 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

In this edpisode of the HotSeat, WDD sit down with Larry Morrell, Executive Vice President, Marketing and Business Development Larry Morrell at Cavendish Kinetics...                             

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Battery-Free Pace Maker Adapts Power from Swiss Watches

September 8, 2014 10:41 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by SanDisk, Google's Project Wing uses drone to deliver packages faster; robotic birds to help decrease the dangers that birds can create; high-end micro and small satellites that allow the communication satellite to exhaust its propellant resources until the last drops; battery-free pacemakers; and a truly secure data encryption...       

HotSeat 35: SimpleLink Wi-Fi Family

September 5, 2014 10:29 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

In this episode of the HotSeat, WDD sits down with Amichai Ron, who is the general manager for the embedded connectivity solutions (ECS) group within the Wireless Connectivity Solutions business at Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI). In this role, Ron is responsible for several product lines including the SimpleLink Wi-Fi family...

Iran Unveils New Surface-to-Air Missile, Radars

September 2, 2014 2:23 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Iran on Tuesday unveiled a new surface-to-air missile and two radar systems it claims will boost the country's defense capabilities. Air defense chief Gen. Farzad Esmaili said the Talash-3, or Endeavor-3 missile will enable Iranian forces to "shoot down any hostile target..."

Meaghan's Minute: Signaling Tester

August 28, 2014 2:46 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Keysight Technologies, with more and more radio technologies introduced, as well as the concept of HetNet, the testing for mobile devices is becoming more complex. To help test the various combinations of carrier frequencies, bands and radio technologies such as LTE, W-CDMA, GSM, Anritsu offers...

Medium Power Broadband Amplifiers

August 27, 2014 9:36 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pasternack Enterprises announced the release of ten new 1and 2 W broadband amplifiers, which are ideal for...

DC to 10 GHz 1 W Amplifier Module from P1dB

August 26, 2014 1:15 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW has announced design and sales support for P1dB’s P1-AMP00010-1-SMA, a DC to 10 GHz, 1 W, amplifier module. The P1-AMP00010-1-SMA is commonly used as a general purpose, broadband amplifier in test and measurement applications but also finds use in system integration...         

R&S FPS Compact Signal & Spectrum Analyzer

August 25, 2014 11:30 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Rohde & Schwarz’s new FPS signal and spectrum analyzer is now available in five models for frequency ranges up to 4, 7, 13, 30, and 40 GHz. It offers measurement applications for all key mobile and wireless standards and can demodulate IEEE 802.11ac Wi-Fi signals with its 160 MHz analysis bandwidth...          

Saelig’s Handheld Touch-Tablet RF Analyzer

August 25, 2014 11:20 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Saelig has introduced the RF-Vue T10 Spectrum Analyzer - an RF communications tool integrated with a 10" Windows 8 Touch Tablet. It covers the standard wireless microphone and IEM (in-ear monitor) frequency range of 470 to 700 MHz, while an extended-frequency version, the RF-Vue T10X has a frequency range of 40 MHz up to 2.5 GHz...              

HotSpot Episode 77: Smartphone-Loss Anxiety Disorder

August 25, 2014 11:00 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, the U.S. Navy has successfully completed landing and deck maneuvers with its new unmanned combat aerial vehicle; an optoelectronic camouflage system inspired by squid; how to deal with lost cell phone anxiety disorder; and remote-controlled moths, or biobots, for rescue missions...                   

Front-to-Back Amplifier Solution from API Technologies

August 18, 2014 4:30 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

API Technologies has announced a new line of Gallium Nitride (GaN) drivers to provide a complete, front-to-back amplifier solution for applications requiring high levels of gain and output power...                             

GaN LNAs from RFMW cover 2 to 12 GHz

August 18, 2014 3:58 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW has announced support for a pair of GaN low noise amplifiers targeted at military and commercial radar applications as well as SatCom, point-to-point radio and WiMax applications...                                          

Photos of the Day: Three Radars are Better than One

August 13, 2014 7:11 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

Putting three radars on a plane to measure rainfall may seem like overkill. But for the Integrated Precipitation and Hydrology Experiment field campaign in North Carolina recently, more definitely was better. The three instruments, developed by the High Altitude Radar group...

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