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Cuba Mobile Email Experiment Causes Chaos

May 16, 2014 8:30 pm | by Andrea Rodriguez, Associated Press | News | Comments

On an island where most people have no Internet access, the arrival of mobile phone email service was embraced with joy. Tens of thousands of Cubans began emailing like crazy in March — for days, until the service started to fail, taking much of Cuba's...

National Instruments Announces Next-Generation 5G Collaboration with Nokia

May 15, 2014 5:40 pm | by NI | News | Comments

NI announced that it’s working with Nokia’s Networks business to collaborate on advanced research related to fifth generation (5G) wireless technologies such as exploring peak data rates and cell-edge rates in excess of 10 Gbps and 100 Mbps, respectively...

Minnesota Enacts 1st Law on Cellphone Disabling

May 15, 2014 1:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Minnesota enacted the nation's first law Wednesday requiring smartphones and tablets sold in the state to have a remote shut-off feature as a way to deter theft. The "kill switch" bill was signed by Gov. Mark Dayton after lawmakers passed it last week...

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Telit M2M Technology to Help Turtles and Tourism on North Carolina Coast

May 15, 2014 11:15 am | by Sara Brown, Global Marketing Project Director, Telit | News | Comments

Telit Wireless Solutions has announced that Turtle Sense, a project designed to accurately predict when sea turtles hatch and emerge from their nests, will integrate Telit HE910 modules to communicate sensor data with the ultimate goal of protecting both the threatened and endangered sea turtles and the area’s critical tourism industry...

Rohde & Schwarz joins M2M Alliance

May 15, 2014 10:57 am | by Christian Mokry, Rohde & Schwarz | News | Comments

Rohde & Schwarz has joined the M2M Alliance, the largest association for the machine-to-machine sector. Jörg Köpp, who is responsible for the M2M/NFC market segment at Rohde & Schwarz, says, "The advanced networking between people and machines and among machines themselves is completely changing our lives...

ACCES I/O Products Releases Ethernet Digital I/O Module

May 15, 2014 10:32 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

ACCES I/O Products has released a new addition to its Ethernet family of products - Model ETH-DIO-48. Designed for compact control and monitoring applications, this product features 48 or 24 industrial strength TTL digital I/O lines...

Pasternack Releases New Family of Low Noise Amplifiers

May 15, 2014 10:18 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pasternack Enterprises has released a new family of low noise amplifiers (LNA) capable of high gain and broadband performance between 9 KHz and 18 GHz which are widely used across the spectrum of military and commercial applications...

RFMW Supports 3 New Power Limiters for Radar Applications

May 15, 2014 10:06 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW has announced design and sales support for three new TriQuint 100 W power limiters for L, S, and C-band RADAR. These MMIC GaAs VPIN limiters protect sensitive receivers from high power incident signals...

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Agilent Acquires Electrothermal Analysis Technology from Gradient Design Automation

May 15, 2014 9:37 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies has announced its acquisition of electrothermal analysis technology from Gradient Design Automation (Palo Alto, CA), the maker of HeatWave electrothermal analysis software. Agilent EEsof EDA now has sole ownership of Gradient’s core technology and will serve customers of both the integrated Advanced Design System software solution and Gradient’s HeatWave solution...

SRG’s New LTE Chipset Benchmark Study Focuses on CAT 4 Data Throughput

May 15, 2014 9:17 am | by Steve Fiore, SS|PR | News | Comments

Spirent Communications (Sunnyvale, CA) has announced that it has collaborated with Signals Research Group (SRG) (Oakland, CA) to benchmark data throughput performance of six LTE Category 4 (Cat 4) capable chipsets from Ericsson, HiSilicon, Intel, MediaTek, Qualcomm, and Samsung...

Invitation: Hands-On Oscilloscope Training

May 14, 2014 1:19 pm | by TestEquity, Rohde & Schwarz | Events

Find out by attending free hands-on oscilloscope training. Rohde & Schwarz will supply the oscilloscopes, an industry expert to lead the instruction, and lunch...                                                    

A Smart Watch Controlled by Twists, Tilts & Clicks

May 14, 2014 11:17 am | by MIT Technology Review | News | Comments

A project at Carnegie Mellon University suggests a better way to control smart watches: allowing users to physically tilt, click, and twist the watch’s bezel, the area around the screen. This could make it much easier to do things like set up appointments, play music, or navigate a map on the tiny display...

Photos of the Day: Mechanical Watch Face Tilts & Twists

May 14, 2014 11:14 am | by MIT Technology Review | News | Comments

A project at Carnegie Mellon University suggests a better way to control smart watches: allowing users to physically tilt, click, and twist the watch’s bezel, the area around the screen. This could make it much easier to do things like set up appointments, play music, or navigate a map on the tiny display...

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Samsung Apologizes to Sickened Chip Workers

May 14, 2014 10:17 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co. apologized and promised compensation to chip factory workers who suffered cancers linked to chemical exposure, a rare win for families and activists seven years after the death of a 23-year-old employee from leukemia galvanized a movement to hold the company to account...

Bumble Bee, Herbie & K.I.T.T. Cruise into a Bar

May 14, 2014 9:03 am | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor | Blogs | Comments

Connected cars, is receiving a lot of attention from design engineers and OEMs due to the safety possibilities and travel efficiencies Vehicle-to-vehicle communication (V2V) presents. This technology gives cars the ability to exchange data and interact with one another and...             

BlackBerry Launches New Smartphone for Indonesia

May 13, 2014 3:04 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BlackBerry launched a new lower-cost smartphone designed specifically for Indonesia on Tuesday in an attempt to win back market share that has plunged in recent years but remains higher than in many other nations.The BlackBerry Z3, Jakarta Edition, was launched at a glitzy hotel in the capital, Jakarta...

Agilent Technologies Names Jay Alexander as Chief Technology Officer of Keysight Technologies

May 13, 2014 12:11 pm | by Janet Smith, Agilent Technologies | News | Comments

Santa Clara, CA – Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that Jay Alexander has been named Keysight Technologies’ chief technology officer. Agilent announced in September 2013 that it would separate into two publicly traded companies in 2014...

Vertix to Discuss Small Cell Architecture Deployment at PCIA Wireless Infrastructure Show

May 13, 2014 11:28 am | by Jaymie Scotto & Associates | News | Comments

Oakton, VA – Vertix Consulting announces that its partner, Greg Weiner, will speak at the PCIA Wireless Infrastructure Show at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, May 19-22...                

B&B Electronics Partners with SeeControl on Monitoring Solutions for IoT Applications

May 13, 2014 11:06 am | by Michelle Moody, Moody & Associates | News | Comments

B&B Electronics (Ottawa, IL), a developer of mission-critical network connectivity solutions, has partnered with SeeControl (Redwood City, CA), an IoT platform company, to deliver intelligent, predictive monitoring solutions for Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) applications...

Pulse Electronics to Present Two Papers at PCIM 2014

May 13, 2014 10:29 am | by Andrea Roberts, A R Marketing Inc. | News | Comments

San Diego, CA - Pulse Electronics Corporation (NYSE: PULS) will present papers at two poster sessions at the PCIM Europe Conference in Nuremberg, Germany...

How to Increase Battery Life in VoLTE Devices to Ensure QoE

May 13, 2014 10:19 am | by Andreas Roessler, Rohde & Schwarz | Articles | Comments

Companies within the wireless industry, and network operators in particular, are investing significant resources worldwide to implement Voice over LTE (VoLTE) in currently deployed 4G LTE networks. Besides the concern of achieving at least the same high-standard audio quality...

LPRS Introduces IoT Low Power Consumption Integrated Wireless Controller

May 13, 2014 9:59 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

LPRS (UK) now offers Internet of Things (IoT) system builders a system-on-chip fully integrated wireless controller suitable for remote, battery powered sensor systems, which can offer current consumption as low as 32 µA...

Apple CEO Dares to Be Different from Steve Jobs

May 12, 2014 10:25 pm | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

"Think different" became Apple's creed during the late Steve Jobs' reign as CEO. Now, chief executive Tim Cook is embracing the idea while making decisions that would have seemed crazy to his fabled predecessor. Apple's pending purchase of headphone maker and streaming music company Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion...

Cost-Effective Data Acquisition with Elsys' New High Resolution PCIe Cards

May 12, 2014 12:12 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Elsys Instruments has expanded its family of LAN-controlled transient recorders with a new, cost-effective series of high resolution PCIe data acquisition cards...

Fox Electronics Announces Ultra-Precision Oscillator Technology

May 12, 2014 11:23 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Fox Electronics has offered an LVDS version, in addition to the recently released LVPECL version, of its next generation ultra-precision oscillator technology, XpressO-ULTRA...

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