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Replacing Pay Phones with Wi-Fi Hubs

November 18, 2014 11:41 am | by Deepti Hajela, Associated Press | News | Comments

Pay phones on New York City streets would become a thing of the past under a plan announced Monday that would replace them with stand-alone devices offering free Wi-Fi and nationwide phone calls as well as mobile phone charging ... 

Lemos’ Frequency Programmable Narrow Band Transmitter

November 18, 2014 11:26 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Lemos International/Radiometrix has launched a new range of highly flexible, frequency programmable, RF power adjustable radios ...                 

Two Sensors in One

November 18, 2014 11:01 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

MIT chemists have developed new nanoparticles that can simultaneously perform magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and fluorescent imaging in living animals. Such particles could help scientists to track specific molecules produced in the body, monitor a tumor’s environment, or determine whether drugs have successfully reached their targets ...

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New Technique to Help Produce Next-Generation Photonic Chips

November 18, 2014 10:59 am | by Glenn Harris, University of Southampton | News | Comments

Researchers from the University of Southampton have developed a new technique to help produce more reliable and robust next generation photonic chips ...                     

Mixing Light at the Nanoscale

November 18, 2014 10:48 am | by Evan Lerner, University of Pennsylvania | News | Comments

The race to make computer components smaller and faster and use less power is pushing the limits of the properties of electrons in a material. Photonic systems could eventually replace electronic ones, but the fundamentals of computation, mixing two inputs into a single output, currently require too much space and power when done with light ...

InnoSwitch Family of Highly Integrated Switcher ICs Use FluxLink Technology

November 18, 2014 10:38 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The InnoSwitch family of highly integrated switcher ICs combines primary, secondary and feedback circuits into a single, worldwide safety-rated, surface-mount package. With InnoSwitch ICs, designers can easily exceed all global regulatory standards for efficiency and no-load consumption, while minimizing component count and providing highly accurate constant voltage and constant current up to ... 

A Wakeup Call for Europe's Comet Lander

November 18, 2014 10:36 am | by FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press | News | Comments

Scientists raised hopes Monday that as the Philae lander nears the sun its solar panel-powered battery will recharge, and the first spacecraft to touch down on a comet will send a second round of scientific data back to Earth ...                     

Anritsu Extends Industry Leadership with GCF LTE Protocol Conformance for Chinese Carriers

November 17, 2014 4:34 pm | by Anritsu Company | News | Comments

Anritsu Company, as part of its commitment to support global wireless standards, has announced that it has Global Certification Forum (GCF)-approved TD-LTE test cases in the IMS Voice over LTE (VoLTE)-related technology of aSRVCC ...                  

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Anritsu Leads Industry with GCF LTE Protocol Conformance for Chinese Carriers

November 17, 2014 12:27 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Anritsu Company announces that it is the market leader in approved test cases for TD-LTE Carrier Aggregation and is the only test company with Global Certification Forum (GCF)-approved TD-LTE test cases in the IMS Voice over LTE (VoLTE)-related technology of ...

HotSpot Episode 89: Digital 6th Sense

November 17, 2014 11:30 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by Components Corporation, Samsung announces the Innovator Edition of its Gear VR headset; LTE Direct will be available in 2016; an app to help fix your slouching problem; and Mimosa Networks announces a hotspot-to-the-home-gateway ...                

High Ripple Current Capability

November 17, 2014 11:17 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

TDK has announced three additional new series of EPCOS aluminum electrolytic capacitors with screw terminals for converters in industrial electronics. They are distinguished by their high ripple current capability and highly compact dimensions ...               

X-REL Semiconductor’s Bidirectional Level Translators

November 17, 2014 11:17 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

X-REL Semiconductor has unveiled two new products targeting digital applications in demanding markets including aerospace, industrial, hybrid and electric vehicles, transportation, geothermal and oil and gas ...                     

Wireless ICs Offer Power Efficiency, Wireless Range

November 13, 2014 10:18 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Silicon Labs introduced next-generation EZRadio® and EZRadioPRO® wireless ICs offering  power efficiency, wireless range and flexibility. Operating in the sub-GHz band, the new Si4x55 EZRadio and Si4x6x EZRadioPRO families support a variety of...

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Oscillator Family Offers Stability, Small Size

November 12, 2014 9:08 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Vectron International announces another addition to their Evacuated Miniature Crystal Oscillator (EMXO) family. The EX-421 offers superb stability, small size, low power and fast warm-up capability. Features include: Leveraging Vectron's patented EMXO technology

Research Lights the Way to Super-Fast Computers

November 7, 2014 9:18 am | by University of Surrey | News | Comments

New research published in the journal Nature Communications, has demonstrated how glass can be manipulated to create a material that will allow computers to transfer information using light. This development could significantly increase computer processing ...

Photos of the Day: Brain-to-Brain Human Interface

November 6, 2014 2:39 pm | by Michelle Ma, University of Washington | News | Comments

Sometimes, words just complicate things. What if our brains could communicate directly with each other, bypassing the need for language? ...                                 

UW Study Shows Direct Brain Interface Between Humans

November 6, 2014 2:35 pm | by Michelle Ma, University of Washington | News | Comments

University of Washington researchers have successfully replicated a direct brain-to-brain connection between pairs of people as part of a scientific study following the team’s initial demonstration a year ago. In the newly published study, which involved six people, researchers were able to ...      

'Direct Writing' of Diamond Patterns Presents Potential for Biosensors, Quantum Computing & Fuel Cells

November 6, 2014 2:22 pm | by Emil Venere, Purdue University | News | Comments

What began as research into a method to strengthen metals has led to the discovery of a new technique that uses a pulsing laser to create synthetic nanodiamond films and patterns from graphite, with potential applications from biosensors to computer chips ...          

Full-Featured Spectrum Analysis & Deep Signal Analysis from Tektronix RSA306

November 6, 2014 2:11 pm | by WDD Staff | Videos | Comments

The RSA306 from Tektronix,  offers full-featured spectrum analysis and deep signal analysis at a price unmatched by any previous offering. Using the latest in commercial interfaces and available computing power, the RSA306 separates signal acquisition from measurement ...                

Secure NFC/RFID Tag Authenticator with Energy Harvesting

November 6, 2014 1:46 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The MAX66242 secure authenticator from Maxim, is an advanced tag that combines a wireless NFC/RFID interface with an I²C interface. Designers can now collect vital system ...                             

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 ...

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 ...                     

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