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Photo of the Day: 5 Bridge Technologies in History

September 16, 2014 11:12 am | by Ohio University | News | Comments

It can be hard to imagine a world without bridges, just getting home from a friend’s house might take several days instead of five minutes, fortunately the ancient Romans stepped up to the plate. Ohio University took a look at the five major bridge...            

Print Your Own Cell Phone Microscope

September 16, 2014 11:03 am | by Susan Bauer, U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | News | Comments

At one o'clock in the morning, layers of warm plastic are deposited on the platform of the 3D printer that sits on scientist Rebecca Erikson's desk. A small plastic housing, designed to fit over the end of a cell phone, begins to take shape. Pulling it from the printer, Erikson quickly pops in a tiny glass bead and checks the magnification...               

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...                

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Apple: Record 4M Orders of iPhones on 1st Day

September 16, 2014 10:06 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple had more than 4 million advance orders of its new, larger iPhones in the first 24 hours, exceeding its initial supply, the company said Monday...                     

Exploring 'Graveyard of Ships' Near San Francisco with Remote-Controlled Robots

September 16, 2014 9:55 am | by TERENCE CHEA, Associated Press | News | Comments

Over the past week, a team from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration used a remote-controlled underwater vehicle, equipped with sonar and video cameras, to examine and record the historic shipwrecks...                        

ZigBee Updated Standard for Radio Frequency-Based Remote Controls

September 15, 2014 1:20 pm | by ZigBee Alliance | News | Comments

The ZigBee Alliance announced the ratification of the ZigBee Remote Control 2.0 standard. The standard is now available for product development and can be downloaded for free from the Alliance website...

CableLabs DLNA CVP-2 Reference Server using Elliptic’s tVault

September 15, 2014 12:43 pm | by Elliptic Technologies | News | Comments

Elliptic Technologies announced their joint development with CableLabs to provide a reference implementation for DLNA’s CVP-2 specifications, now under the new brand of VidiPath Certification program, using Elliptic’s tVault for DTCP-IP content protection...

Meaghan's Minute: Smart Home Radio Chip

September 15, 2014 12:14 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, GreenPeak Technologies has launched the new GP565 Smart Home radio chip for remote controls that support voice control, motion sensing, and the new ZRC 2.0 protocol, which enables a single remote control to control all the home’s connected devices...  

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GCI Operates Fastest Wireless Data Network in Juneau

September 15, 2014 11:47 am | by GCI | News | Comments

 A recent independent test of GCI’s wireless data network service in Juneau shows the company is outperforming competitors in several key areas, including 4G LTE download speeds...

High Current Sense Chip Resistors With Kelvin 4 Wire Connection

September 15, 2014 11:31 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The CSSK Series from Stackpole offers a 0612 size chip resistor with Kelvin 4 wire connection...

Six-Channel White LED Driver with Touch Screen Driver Supply

September 15, 2014 11:14 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Skyworks Solutions unveiled the SKY81452 which is a highly integrated, high efficiency LED backlight solution for tablets, notebook computers, monitors, and other portable devices..

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...                   

Three's a Charm: NIST Detectors Reveal Entangled Photon Triplets

September 15, 2014 10:24 am | by National Institute of Standards and Technology | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of Waterloo in Canada have directly entangled three photons in the most technologically useful state for the first time, thanks in part to superfast, super-efficient single-photon detectors developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology...

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China Creates its First No-Cellphone Sidewalk Lane

September 15, 2014 9:55 am | by Didi Tang, Associated Press | News | Comments

Taking a cue from an American TV program, the Chinese city of Chongqing has created a smartphone sidewalk lane, seemingly offering a path for those too engrossed in messaging and tweeting to watch where they're going...

Econais ProbMe WiSmart Secure Configuration Software

September 15, 2014 9:29 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Econais makes it possible to securely configure an entire network with a single click...

TIA Submits Letter to CA Public Utilities Commission Cautioning Against Title II Reclassification

September 15, 2014 9:14 am | by Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) | News | Comments

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) has submitted for the California Public Utilities Commission’s (CPUC) record the letter from 33 leading technology companies sent on September 9 to U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker...                                 

High-Temperature Bluetooth Smart Wireless Microcontroller

September 12, 2014 4:27 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments announced the SimpleLink Bluetooth low energy CC2540T, a highly-reliable, low power wireless microcontroller that offers an extended temperature range of -40C to 125C and USB connectivity for industrial applications...

SICK’s Compact AHS/AHM36 Absolute Encoders

September 12, 2014 4:17 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

SICK announced the launch of the AHS/AHM36 absolute encoders. In addition to a small 36 mm diameter, these singleturn and multiturn encoders have a 270-degree rotating M12 connector or cable outlet that enables flexible, time-saving installation in limited spaces...

MAGIC-PCB Embedded RFID for PCB’s

September 12, 2014 4:04 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Beta LAYOUT allows you to tag mass-produced PCBs with their embedded RFID – named the Magic PCB process. Beta LAYOUT will have information about the Magic Application Machine and PCB samples at this year's PCB West...

Grid Resistors Offer High Power Ratings

September 12, 2014 3:09 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology introduced a new series of high-power, high-current grid resistors. Offering designers a convenient drop-in replacement for competing solutions, Vishay Milwaukee GRE1 devices combine high power ratings to 6.5 kW and high operating temperatures to +400 °C with a robust design...

SX41 Series Planar Transformers

September 12, 2014 1:07 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Standex-Meder Electronics announced the SX41 Series of planar transformers for 500W-2KW applications. Available in standard or custom designs, the SX41 delivers high performance for power conversion applications in the welding, automotive...

eRIC Integrated Wireless Controller from LPRS

September 12, 2014 12:49 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

LPRS now offers Internet of Things and other wireless control or communication system builders with a system-on-chip fully integrated wireless controller which meets international frequency requirements and transmission standards...

Embedded 4X4 MIMO Antenna for IoT and M2M

September 11, 2014 4:01 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Taoglas launched the Venti FXP.524 Embedded 4x4 MIMO Antenna, which is optimized to comply with the latest IEEE 802.11ac standard to deliver the fastest throughput speeds and highest bandwidth for Wi-Fi communication...

Silicon Labs Sensor Development Kits

September 11, 2014 1:44 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Silicon Labs introduced two economical, easy-to-use development kits to accelerate the design of environmental and biometric sensing applications for a wide range of Internet of Things products. The SLSTK3201A environmental sensing development kit streamlines the process of developing...

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...

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