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IBM Advances Fight against Cyber Threats with Comprehensive Threat Protection System

May 5, 2014 11:36 am | by Stephanie Kanaan, Senior Account Executive, Global Communications | News | Comments

IBM (NYSE: IBM) has introduced comprehensive new security software and services to help organizations protect their critical data in an environment where advanced persistent threats, zero day attacks, breaches, and the financial impact on an organization continue to rise...

DARPA's Drop-In Autopilot

May 5, 2014 10:20 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, early dection of heart attacks and strokes; DARPA's ALIAS program overcomes challenges and complex interfaces that military aircraft presents to operators; an affordable and easy-to-install security system; and TDK and Witricity's new licensing agreement enable commercialization of wireless charging...                 

Flexx-Sil Tubing Cables Now Available From Cicoil

May 5, 2014 10:06 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Cicoil now offers highly durable Flexx-Sil Tubing Cables. Combining multiple tubing lines in an easy to use flat configuration is an excellent alternative to loose, bundled, tangled, and unprotected tubing assemblies...

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Ironwood Electronics Announces PB-BGA133A-Z-01 Socket Probe Adapter

May 5, 2014 9:49 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

 Ironwood Electronics' PB-BGA133A-Z-01 Socket Probe Adapter allows high-speed testing of BGA devices while accessing signals using testers via header pins. Features of the PB-BGA133A-Z-01 include shortest possible trace length for maximum speed, low inductance, low capacitance, and it is blind and buried via PCB design technology...

Decoding the Apple-Samsung Patent Dispute

May 5, 2014 9:33 am | by Alex Veiga, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Apple and Samsung are suing each other in courts and trade offices around the world, each making claims that the other copied patented mobile device features. The companies' most-recent legal tussle all but concluded on Friday, when a California jury found that Samsung copied some of Apple's smartphone features...

WAGO Introduces I/O System for Extreme Environments

May 5, 2014 9:24 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

WAGO Corporation'snew WAGO-I/O-SYSTEM 750 XTR combines the successful features of the WAGO-I/O-SYSTEM with expanded specifications for use in extreme environments. Reliability in extreme temperatures, vibration and shock resistance, and protection against EMC interference are the fundamental features of the XTR...

Boeing Gets Awarded $19M for U.S. Navy F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet

May 2, 2014 10:55 am | by Harris Corporation | News | Comments

Harris Corporation has received a two-year, $19 million full-rate production contract to provide key avionics components that will enhance flight crews’ targeting capabilities on the U.S. Navy’s F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet fighter aircraft...                   

Meaghan’s Minute: High-Power Uses

May 2, 2014 10:46 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, VARTA Microbattery has developed new hearing aid batteries with unprecedented lifespans that allow for high-power uses, like audio streaming...                                      

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Collaborative 'Metasurfaces' Grant to Merge Classical and Quantum Physics

May 2, 2014 8:51 am | by Caroline Perry, Harvard University | News | Comments

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research has selected the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) to lead a multidisciplinary effort that will merge research in classical and quantum physics and accelerate the development of advanced optical technologies...                           

Photo of the Day: Flat Lens Using a Metasurface

May 2, 2014 8:51 am | by Caroline Perry, Harvard University | News | Comments

The premise of nanophotonics is that light can interact with matter in unusual ways when the material incorporates tiny metallic or dielectric features that are separated by a distance shorter than the wavelength of the light. Metamaterials are engineered materials that exploit these phenomena, producing strange effects, enabling light to bend unnaturally...              

Vishay Intertechnology's Silicone Cemented, Fusible Wirewound Safety Resistor

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

introduced a 5 W axial silicone cemented, fusible wirewound safety resistor for electric appliances, energy meters, and power supplies designed to ensure safe and silent fusing operation during overload conditions while offering surge voltage withstanding capability up to 6 kV (1.2 / 50 µs). Additional features of the Vishay Draloric AC05 include...

Agilent Technologies to Feature Wireless Communication Design and Test Solutions

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Janet Smith, Agilent Technologies | News | Comments

Agilent Technologies has announced it will show its newest wireless design and test solutions that address present and future test technology challenges in  LTE, LTE-A, and 3GPP, Releases 11 and 12, at Mobile World Congress, February 24-27, Barcelona, Spain. The design and test solutions focus on the higher-capacity capabilities...

Sunrise Micro Devices Offering Radio Design in IP Form

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Sunrise Micro Devices | News | Comments

Sunrise Micro Devices (SMD) has announced that it is now a wireless intellectual property (IP) company delivering complete radio solutions to help accelerate the deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Standards-based wireless technologies offer interoperability and enable low-power wireless sensor nodes to connect to the Internet. Enabling a range of semiconductor companies...

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Incognito Software Appoints Pete Koat as Chief Technology Officer

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Incognito Software | News | Comments

Incognito Software has announced that Pete Koat has been appointed to the position of chief technology officer. In this role, Koat will be responsible for defining the strategic agenda for the company’s product line, including developing product roadmaps based on market trends, identifying functional requirements with customers, and contributing to relevant industry standards...

Aeroflex Significantly Reduces LTE Mobile Test Times for Service Centers

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Aeroflex has announced that the latest upgrade to its Lector software provides dramatic improvements in the speed of mobile device RF tests in service centers. Lector 7 software achieves doubling in LTE test speed for a range of mobile devices. Test times for a reference multi-band mobile device...

Elma’s New 3U VPX Module

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Elma Electronic has introduced a high speed controller and storage module that supports up to eight SATA III ports and over 2 terabytes (TB) of onboard capacity in a single 3U VPX slot...

Spirent Helps Advance Ultra-High Bandwidth Networking

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Spirent Communications | News | Comments

Spirent Communications has announced the launch of the 4-port Spirent dX2 100G test module with support for CFP4 transceiver interfaces. CFP4 refers to the form factor of a new generation of optical transceivers, defined under the CFP Multi-Source Agreement (MSA), supporting the 40 and 100Gbit/s interfaces...

Advantech 1U Server Extends Carrier Grade Product Line

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Advantech has rolled out a new addition to its carrier-grade, NEBS-compliant server line in a flexible and compact 1U package with a depth of just 20”. The CGS-3000 is optimized for the needs of network equipment...

Homerider Systems Deploys New Environmental Data Collection System

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Pauline Cadena, Semtech | News | Comments

Homerider Systems has announced a next-generation system based on the Semtech SX1272 transceiver with LoRa long-range RF technology. The LoRa technology is integrated into the Call Rider+ concentrator and Warm G2 water meters and significantly reduces the deployment cost for Homerider by eliminating repeaters and concentrators. Each concentrator now has the capability to collect...

Mobile Apps Under a New Kind of Attack

May 2, 2014 8:42 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...

Obama to Propose Ending NSA's Phone Call Sweep

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press | News | Comments

The White House wants the National Security Agency to get out of the business of sweeping up and storing vast amounts of data on Americans' phone calls. The Obama administration this week is expected to propose that Congress overhaul the electronic surveillance program by having phone companies hold onto the call records as they do now...

New Freescale Power Amplifier Delivers Unmatched Frequency Range, Gain, & Power

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Freescale Semiconductor | News | Comments

Freescale Semiconductor has introduced the first 2W integrated power amplifier operating with a 5V supply and delivering more than 40 dB of gain to cover all frequency bands between 1500 and 2700 MHz. The component supports any cellular standard operating at this frequency including GSM, 3G, 4G, and LTE...

B&K Precision Launches Major pwrApp Update

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by James Schada, B&K Precision | News | Comments

B&K Precision has relaunched its iOS application, ‘pwrApp’, for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Adding to the app's value-offering of local wireless control for XLN-GL series power supplies, B&K Precision’s pwrApp now adds support for 9170/9180 series power supplies with LAN interface cards...

PCTEST Lab Selects Rohde & Schwarz to Expand its Testing Capabilities

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by PCTEST Engineering Laboratory & Rohde & Schwarz | News | Comments

PCTEST Engineering Laboratory (PCTEST LAB) has purchased a second R&S TS8980FTA-2 conformance test system and several additional R&S CMW500 wideband radio communication testers to cover key next generation technologies. PCTEST's expanded test capabilities support new conformance and carrier acceptance test requirements...

Microchip's Low-Power Projected-Capacitive Touch Controllers

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology has announced a new family of projected-capacitive touch controllers — the MTCH6102 with low-power performance. These turnkey projected-capacitive...

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