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The Wearable Technology Movement

November 6, 2014 1:45 pm | by Christian DeFeo, eSupplier and Innovation Manager, Newark element14 | Blogs | Comments

The wearable health market is at a turning point. An IHS report estimates more than 250 million related devices will ship over the next five years alone. For engineering firms and technology companies, the time is now to not only participate in this ...         

TI Brings 2.4 and 5 GHz Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Combo Modules to Industrial & IoT Applications

November 6, 2014 1:45 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments has announced the WiLink 8 combo connectivity modules, which support Wi-Fi in the 2.4 and 5 GHz bands. The new highly-integrated module family offers high throughput...                   

Infrared Technology for Touchscreens

November 6, 2014 11:26 am | by Sevugan Nagappan, Marketing Manager, Infrared Laser Products, Osram Opto Semiconductors | Articles | Comments

Optical solutions are increasingly popular for displays. Unlike traditional touchscreens, optical screens can detect any type of pointer or stylus and gloved fingers as they aren’t reliant on the conductivity of these objects. Optical designs are also not sensitive ...

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Photo of the Day: Cockroach Cyborg to Help Emergency Personnel

November 6, 2014 11:16 am | by Dr. Alper Bozkurt, Matt Shipman, North Carolina State University | News | Comments

The biobots are equipped with electronic backpacks that control the cockroach’s movements ...                                                           

Cockroach Cyborgs Use Microphones to Detect, Trace Sounds

November 6, 2014 11:13 am | by Dr. Alper Bozkurt, Matt Shipman, North Carolina State University | News | Comments

North Carolina State University researchers have developed technology that allows cyborg cockroaches, or biobots, to pick up sounds with small microphones and seek out the source of the sound. The technology is designed to help emergency personnel find and rescue survivors in the aftermath of a disaster ...                     

New 3D Display Technology Promises Greater Energy Efficiency

November 6, 2014 11:01 am | by Lyndsay Meyer, The Optical Society | News | Comments

The ultra-thin LCD screen described in a paper in The Optical Society’s (OSA) journal Optics Letters is capable of holding three-dimensional images without a power source ...                                         

Projecting a Robot’s Intentions

November 6, 2014 10:55 am | by Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office | News | Comments

In a darkened, hangar-like space inside MIT’s Building 41, a small, Roomba-like robot is trying to make up its mind ...                          

Cybersecurity Firm IDs New Apple-Targeting Malware

November 6, 2014 10:51 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Palo Alto Networks has discovered a new form of malware that may have affected hundreds of thousands of Apple mobile device users, largely in China ...                            

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Moxa Introduces 4G LTE Enabled Embedded RISC Computing Platform

November 5, 2014 3:46 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Moxa has introduced its UC-8100 RISC computer, an embedded computing platform specifically designed for large scale, big data WAN applications in solar and other energy monitoring systems, as well as in distributed industrial automation ...                                     

Icon Labs Announces The Internet of Secure Things Initiative

November 5, 2014 2:22 pm | by Icon Labs | News | Comments

The Internet of Things has become a ubiquitous term to describe the tens of billions of devices that have sensing or actuation capabilities, and are connected to each other via the Internet. Until recently, security has not been a high priority for these devices. It is now time to establish The Internet of Secure Things ...

TIA Submits IoT Recommendations to Indian Department of Electronics and Information Technology

November 5, 2014 2:18 pm | by Telecommunications Industry Association | News | Comments

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today filed comments with the Indian Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) in response to its request for stakeholder views on a draft Internet of Things (IoT) Policy ... 

Laird Accelerates Time to Market for Embedding Wireless Connectivity

November 5, 2014 1:28 pm | by Laird Technologies, Future Electronics | News | Comments

Laird has announced that it has signed a distribution partnership with Future Electronics. Through its dedicated wireless business unit, Future Connectivity Solutions, Future will promote and sell Laird Embedded Wireless Solution’s extensive line of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Bluetooth Low Energy and Proprietary ...            

Cubic Telecom Signs Global Agreement with China Unicom to Deliver M2M Solutions

November 5, 2014 1:01 pm | by Cubic Telecom, China Unicom | News | Comments

Cubic Telecom has announced that it has signed a global agreement with China Unicom to provide machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions to enterprises across mainland China and Hong Kong ...                              

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Fairview Microwave Launches Brand New RF and Microwave eCommerce Website

November 5, 2014 12:16 pm | by Fairview Microwave | News | Comments

Fairview Microwave has launched its all new RF/Microwave eCommerce website featuring a powerful specification-based navigation, enhanced site search capabilities and a newly designed user interface ...                                 

Semtech Launches IoT Revolution Ecosystem with Key Partners at Electronica

November 5, 2014 11:56 am | by Semtech Corporation | News | Comments

Semtech Corporation is partnering with IBM Research, Microchip, and their distribution partners, to demonstrate the most powerful and advanced technology for Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) ...                           

Data Center Experts to Debate & Discuss Solutions to Big Data’s Technology & Policy Challenges

November 5, 2014 10:00 am | by Telecommunications Industry Association | Events

With a new report predicting a 50 percent jump in cloud services spending and data center construction over the next four years as the data revolution continues, the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) is gathering tech and policy experts to debate and offer solutions for the biggest challenges facing data centers and data-driven technologies ...

Dual Channel, Low Noise Figure

November 4, 2014 6:52 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW has announced design and sales support for TriQuint’s dual channel digital variable gain amplifier. The TQC9311 offers a low noise figure of 3.8 dB, making it ideal for use in small cell and DAS applications ...                       

New 3200 MHz VCO From Crystek Corporation

November 4, 2014 3:57 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek's CVCO55CC-3200-3200VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) operates at 3200 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.5V~4.5V. This VCO features a typical phase noise of -112 dBc/Hz @ 10KHz offset and has excellent linearity ... 

MINER Shines in Urban Emergency Response Exercise

November 4, 2014 12:17 pm | by Patti Koning, Sandia | News | Comments

A nuclear device has been hidden in a high-rise building in a major metropolitan area. Emergency responders have intelligence that narrows down the location to a single city block, but it isn’t safe to search door-to-door. Can they identify the exact location of the device quickly without the culprits realizing a search is on? ...         

RSA306 Portable Spectrum Analyzer

November 4, 2014 11:28 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Tektronix introduced a new class of spectrum analyzers based on a USB architecture...

Fighting the Fakes: Algorithmic Security Combats Counterfeit Batteries

November 4, 2014 11:19 am | by Tom Bush, Accutronics | Articles | Comments

Battery counterfeiting is increasingly becoming a global problem. The ubiquity of portable devices, from everyday electronics, such as smartphones and digital cameras, to more specialized equipment such as medical, industrial and security apparatus ...            

Multi-Core Optical Fibers Achieve 255 Tbps

November 4, 2014 10:44 am | by WDD Staff | News | Comments

Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in the Netherlands and the University of Central Florida (CREOL) in the USA, report in the journal Nature Photonics the successful transmission of a record high 255 Terabits/s over a new type of fibre allowing 21 times more bandwidth than ... 

Cree's GaN Transistor for Troposcatter

November 4, 2014 10:35 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Cree has introduced a GaN transistor for tropospheric scatter (troposcatter) communications applications rated for 200 W continuous wave (CW) and 4.4 to 5.0 GHz operation. The new CGHV50200F GaN high electron mobility transistor (HEMT) features ...                

Actions Semiconductor’s Quad-Core Processor for Mainstream Android Tablets

November 4, 2014 10:34 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Actions Semiconductor has introduced a new quad-core system-on-a-chip (SoC) to provide primary processing, connectivity, enhanced battery life, and other capabilities in computer tablets and set top boxes (STB). The new processor is most ideal for mid-tier, high volume ...                      

GreenPeak Wins Deloitte Fast50 Technology Award

November 3, 2014 2:21 pm | by WDD Staff | News | Comments

GreenPeak Technologies, the industry leading Smart Home semi-conductor/systems company, has again won the prestigious Deloitte Fast50 award for technology companies in the Netherlands. With an impressive 8757 percent growth, GreenPeak moves into the first position ...

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