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Remote Troops Closer to Having High-speed Wireless Networks Mounted on UAVs

April 16, 2014 11:10 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

Missions in remote, forward operating locations often suffer from a lack of connectivity to tactical operation centers and access to valuable intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) data. The assets needed for long-range, high-bandwidth communications capabilities are often unavailable to lower echelons due to theater-wide mission priorities. DARPA’s Mobile Hotspots program...

Sensitive Detection Method May Help Impede Illicit Nuclear Trafficking

April 16, 2014 10:29 am | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

According to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the greatest danger to nuclear...

Wireless Industry Makes Anti-theft Commitment

April 16, 2014 10:02 am | by Terry Collins, Associated Press | News | Comments

A trade group for wireless providers says that that nation's biggest mobile device manufacturers...

Photo of the Day: Optical Frequency Comb Sources

April 15, 2014 9:53 am | by Kosta Schinarakis, Karlsruhne Institute of Technology | News | Comments

The amount of data generated and transmitted worldwide is growing continuously. With the help of...

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Combs of Light Accelerate Communication

April 15, 2014 9:53 am | by Kosta Schinarakis, Karlsruhne Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Miniaturized optical frequency comb sources allow for transmission of data streams of several terabits per second over hundreds of kilometers – this has now been demonstrated by researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the Swiss École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)...                  

Device Turns Flat Surface into Spherical Antenna

April 15, 2014 9:29 am | by Jason Socrates Bardi, American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

By depositing an array of tiny, metallic, U-shaped structures onto a dielectric material, a team of researchers in China has created a new artificial surface that can bend and focus electromagnetic waves the same way an antenna does...                   

New 'Tunable' Semiconductors Will Allow Better Detectors, Solar cells

April 15, 2014 9:24 am | by Ann Claycombe, Georgia State University | News | Comments

One of the great problems in physics is the detection of electromagnetic radiation – that is, light – which lies outside the small range of wavelengths that the human eye can see. Think X-rays, for example, or radio waves...                   

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Google Buys Drone Maker Titan Aerospace

April 15, 2014 9:05 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google has bought Titan Aerospace, a maker of solar-powered drones, saying it could help bring Internet access to remote parts of the world as well as solve other problems...                          

Driverless and Talking Cars: New Technology Transforms the Way We Travel

April 14, 2014 10:48 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This year at IMS 2014, Wireless Design and Development will be hosting a live, panel discussion on Driverless and Talking Cars: New Technology Transforms the Way We Travel...                                   

API Technologies’ New Switched Multiplexer

April 14, 2014 1:34 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

API Technologies has introduced a switched multiplexer that includes an integrated Low Noise Amplifier (LNA). Designed for radar, Electronic Warfare (EW), and Electronics Intelligence (ELINT) applications...

Infineon’s 700 W L-Band Transistor

April 14, 2014 1:13 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Infineon Technologies AG has introduced its 700W L-Band RF power transistor featuring the L-Band output power (700W) available for radar systems operating in the 1200 – 1400 MHz frequency range...

RFMW Announces Aviacomm Distribution Agreement

April 14, 2014 11:42 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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Windstream Hosted Solutions Accelerates Cloud Migration for Enterprise Customers

April 14, 2014 11:14 am | by Tanja Jameson, Windstream | News | Comments

Windstream Hosted Solutions has partnered with Racemi to enable businesses to quickly and automatically migrate their existing physical and virtual servers to Windstream's cloud. By leveraging Racemi's Cloud Path SaaS platform, Windstream will accelerate server migration, allowing enterprise customers to continue daily business operations during the migration...

Radio Wrestlers Fight It Out at the DARPA Spectrum Challenge

April 14, 2014 11:11 am | by Tam Harbert, IEEE Sprectrum | News | Comments

The words engineering and sports aren’t usually used in the same sentence, and the two activities usually don’t happen in the same room. But they were, and they did, last week at the DARPA Spectrum Challenge, held at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency headquarters in Arlington, VA...

RFMW Offers Globalstar Patch Antennas from Sangshin Elecom

April 14, 2014 11:00 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...

HotSpot Episode 58: Gestured-Controlled Music

April 14, 2014 10:21 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, perpetual power reserve using revolutionary WySips Crystal technology; Google Glass assists Parkinson's patients; MIDI gloves that allow gestured-controlled music composition; and a gamer controller that taps into players' emotions...                    

Crystek Introduces New 2950 MHz VCO

April 14, 2014 9:55 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek has introduced its CVCO55CC-2950-2950 VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) which operates at 2950 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.5~4.5V. Engineered and manufactured in the USA, the model...

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Robotic Submarine Deployed in Search for Plane

April 14, 2014 9:33 am | by MARGIE MASON, Associated Press | News | Comments

Search crews sent a robotic submarine deep into the Indian Ocean for the first time Monday after failing to pick up any signals from the missing Malaysian airliner's black boxes for six days, the leader of the search effort said...                       

Simplifying M2M Data Networking

April 11, 2014 11:41 am | by Bill Conley; B&B Electronics; | Articles | Comments

There is currently no universal standard for cellular network certification and provisioning in North America. Instead, the North American cellular carriers and standards bodies like CTIA/PTCRB force mobile virtual network operators and M2M device manufacturers to navigate a labyrinth of different certification processes and requirements...               

New Research on Gigabit Wireless Communications

April 11, 2014 10:31 am | by Joanne Fryer, University of Bristol | News | Comments

The two research papers, led by Andrew Nix, Professor of Wireless Communication Systems and Dr Simon Armour, Senior Lecturer in Software Radio, from the University's Communication Systems and Networks research group in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, could have significant implications for the future of mobile devices...             

Catching the (Invisible) Wave

April 11, 2014 10:01 am | by Sonia Fernandez, UCSB Public Affairs | News | Comments

UC Santa Barbara researchers create a unique semiconductor that manipulates light in the invisible infrared/terahertz range, paving the way for new and enhanced applications...                                   

Air Force Launches Spy Satellite from Florida

April 11, 2014 9:47 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

An unmanned blasted off Thursday from Cape Canaveral with a satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office. No details about the classified satellite were divulged. It's intended for national security...                

Bezos Offers Update on Groceries, Drones

April 11, 2014 9:44 am | by MAE ANDERSON, AP Retail Writer | News | Comments

CEO Jeff Bezos' annual letter to shareholders offers a glimpse into Amazon's internal workings and what it is aiming for in the future, including more grocery services and the much-discussed drone delivery...                

Environmental Conditions, Standards & Certification

April 11, 2014 9:43 am | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor | News | Comments

Data from a recent Wireless Design & Development (WDD) reader survey suggests that frequency tolerance is the most important specification to consider when implementing oscillators into their designs. The survey also offers reader thoughts on design challenges, trends, and future developments...                 

Thermoelectric Generator on Glass Fabric for Wearable Electronic Devices

April 10, 2014 5:08 pm | 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...

SecurityCoverage Selects Pie’s TotalTechHero & NetHero Apps as Key Components

April 10, 2014 3:34 pm | by Pie Digital | News | Comments

Pie Digital has announced that its NetHero and TotalTechHero software for connected homes were selected to power SecurityCoverage’s managed service offering, Tech Home. The agreement gives SecurityCoverage the exclusive right to bundle and market Pie’s products...

Pasternack Introduces All New Line of X Band Amplifiers

April 10, 2014 2:38 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pasternack Enterprises has introduced a new family of coaxial X band high gain power amplifiers. These RF amplifiers are typically used as driver amplifiers or high power output amplifiers in a wide variety of applications...

Mobile Apps Under a New Kind of Attack

April 10, 2014 11:32 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...

Heartbleed Bug Causes Major Security Headache

April 10, 2014 10:20 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writers MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writers | News | Comments

A confounding computer bug called "Heartbleed" is causing major security headaches across the Internet as websites scramble to fix the problem and Web surfers wonder whether they should change their passwords to prevent theft of their email accounts, credit card numbers and other sensitive information...                       

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