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HotSpot Episode 51: Cancer Glasses Make Cells Glow Blue

February 24, 2014 10:12 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD’s HotSpot: the Aura, electronic musical instrument; the CuffLinc from Cuff creates a protective circle; high-tech glasses that may help surgeons visualize cancer cells, which glow blue when viewed through the eyewear; and vehicle to vehicle communication from the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute...

US Officials at Odds Over Cellphone Use on Planes

February 21, 2014 5:03 pm | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

It looks like the U.S. government is more conflicted about cellphones on planes than most American travelers. Even as one federal agency considers allowing the calls, another now wants to make sure that doesn't happen. Passengers — particularly those who fly often — oppose allowing calls in flight, polls show...

5.7 Million Small Business and Home Alarm Systems Will be Connected to European Cellular Networks in 2018

February 21, 2014 2:34 pm | by Berg Insight | News | Comments

According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, shipments of wireless M2M modules for security applications in EU27+2 is forecasted to grow from 4.8 million in 2013 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 31.3 percent to reach 18.7 million in 2018...

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Smart SPHERES Are about to Get a Whole Lot Smarter

February 21, 2014 10:38 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Smart devices – such as tablets and phones – increasingly are an essential part of everyday life on Earth. The same can be said for life off-planet aboard the International Space Station. From astronaut tweets to Google+ Hangouts, our reliance on these mobile and social technologies...

Photos of the Day: NASA's Smart SPHERE Satellites

February 21, 2014 10:38 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Smart devices – such as tablets and phones – increasingly are an essential part of everyday life on Earth. The same can be said for life off-planet aboard the International Space Station. From astronaut tweets to Google+ Hangouts, our reliance on these mobile and social technologies...

Stores Can See Where You Go by Tracking Your Phone

February 21, 2014 9:39 am | by Jennifer C. Kerr, Associated Press | News | Comments

Should shoppers turn off their smartphones when they hit the mall? Or does having them on lead to better sales or shorter lines at the cash register? U.S. retailers are using mobile-based technology to track shoppers' movements at some malls and stores...

Engineering Newswire 78: Airbus Bionic Plane Fuselage Mimics Bone

February 21, 2014 9:17 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we're putting holograms in electronic devices, seeing if animals actually do it better, and creating a bionic fuselage that mimics bone structure ...                     

The Brainstorm: GaN Amplifiers

February 21, 2014 9:09 am | by WDD Staff | Articles | Comments

What are the benefits of using GaN HEMTs in place of silicon LDMOS for Doherty amplifiers...                                                                                 

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Steve Altman, Former Qualcomm President and Vice Chairman, Joins the MagnaCom Team

February 20, 2014 5:48 pm | by Jeremy Hyatt, MagnaCom | News | Comments

MagnaCom has announced that Steve Altman, former President and Vice Chairman of Qualcomm [NASDAQ: QCOM], has joined the MagnaCom advisory board. Mr. Altman is recognized as the chief architect of Qualcomm’s successful IP licensing business, and will now actively assist MagnaCom in developing and executing its technology licensing business...

Powervation Presents Intelligent Digital Power Solutions at Industry Exhibition & Seminar

February 20, 2014 4:56 pm | by Powervation | News | Comments

Powervation will discuss its Intelligent Digital Power solutions for cloud/datacenter server infrastructure, high performance computing, power modules, and communications infrastructure, at the upcoming Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) and Exposition scheduled in Fort Worth, Texas. The APEC program addresses a broad range of topics...

Maximizing the Output Power from Thermoelectric Harvesters

February 20, 2014 4:45 pm | by Yogesh Ramadass, Electrical Design Engineer, Texas Instruments | Articles | Comments

Thermoelectric harvesters are a preferred medium to harvest electrical energy from ambient heat energy. Applications for these harvesters can be found in industrial and residential settings, along with the emerging wearable sensors market. While it is well-known that operating the...

Agilent Technologies to Feature Wireless Communication Design and Test Solutions

February 20, 2014 4:40 pm | 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...

CTI Group Release ‘Advanced’ Solution for Carrier Based Mobile Recording

February 20, 2014 3:02 pm | by CTI Group | News | Comments

CTI Group (Holdings) Inc. announced the release of SmartInteraction Suite, which now provides telecom service providers operating hosted call recording via SmartInteraction Suite with important enhancements to the products recording and storage capabilities...

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Missouri Telecom Deploys Squire Technologies’ SVI MGC Solution

February 20, 2014 2:03 pm | by Squire Technologies | News | Comments

Local US operator Missouri Telecom deploys Squire Technologies' SVI MGC (Media Gateway Controller) solution after successful completion of an initial trial. The low-risk approach ensured that Missouri maximized their Return-On-Investment and leveraged their existing Cisco AS5400 Universal Gateway to provide carrier-grade capabilities...

Reliable Operating Performance Offered in New SMD OCXO

February 20, 2014 10:58 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Fox Electronics has introduced the low power FTP301AH, a surface mount OCXO. The new SMD HCMOS OCXO incorporates a Stratum 3 clock for enhanced timing performance.  When its timing attributes are coupled with its compact size, the low power oscillator can be used in a growing number of applications...

S-Series Signal Generators Improve Phase Noise Performance

February 20, 2014 10:03 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Aeroflex, a subsidiary of Aeroflex Holding, has enhanced its S-Series signal generators (SGA and SGD) with improved phase noise and better RF level accuracy. The addition of wideband analog modulation and ARB (Arbitrary Waveform Generator) sequence mode provides internal AM, FM, and phase modulation. ARB sequence mode allows the user to set up a sequence of waveforms...

New Power-to-Board Connector Provides High Current Single-Point of Connection

February 20, 2014 9:36 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Amphenol Industrial Products Group has expanded its line of RADSOK high current connectors with a new power-to-board connector.  PowerBlok WTB (wire-to-board), a simple and cost effective latching connector, provides a high current single-point of connection to a PCB of up to 70 A...

Google Aims to Provide Broadband in 34 More Cities

February 20, 2014 9:32 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google wants to offer ultra-fast Internet service in 34 more cities scattered across eight states in the company's boldest challenge to cable and telecommunications providers...                                 

Sub-GHz Wireless Design Choices for Smart Metering

February 19, 2014 3:43 pm | by Vivek Mohan, Senior Product Manager, Wireless Products, Silicon Labs | Articles | Comments

The worldwide focus on energy conservation in the last decade has led to tremendous growth in smart meter deployments, which help manage energy distribution and consumption more efficiently than traditional utility meters...                       

Satellite Reaches California for Next Sea Launch

February 19, 2014 3:13 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A communications satellite built for France-based Eutelsat has arrived in California to be prepared for liftoff from Sea Launch AG's oceangoing rocket pad. The companies said Wednesday that the Eutelsat 3B spacecraft built by Airbus Defense and Space was flown from Toulouse to Long Beach Airport...

Engineering Newswire 77: BAE Unveils Britain’s Super-Drone

February 19, 2014 3:08 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re teaching UAVs to fly on their own, visualizing tumors during surgery, and unveiling Britain’s new super-drone ...                                  

Google Aims to Provide Broadband in 34 More Cities

February 19, 2014 3:06 pm | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google is planning to offer high-speed Internet service in 34 more cities scattered across eight states in the company's boldest challenge yet to cable and telecommunications providers. The ambitious expansion announced Wednesday targets Arizona, California, Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, Oregon, Texas and Utah.

Cost, Compliance, and EMC Layout Shape EMI Future

February 19, 2014 2:54 pm | by Caitlin Johnson, Contributing Editor | Articles | Comments

Electromagnetic interference (EMI) is everywhere. According to Electronics.ca Publications, the global market for EMI materials and technologies is expected to reach $5.2 billion in 2016, for a compound annual growth rate (CGR) of 2.8 percent. Wireless communication, broadcast radio, television, and medical devices are...  

New Study Reveals Communications Potential of Graphene

February 19, 2014 12:50 pm | by Queen Mary, University of London | News | Comments

Providing secure wireless connections and improving the efficiency of communication devices could be another application for graphene, as demonstrated by scientists at Queen Mary University of London and the Cambridge Graphene Centre. Often touted as a wonder material...

Conel Expands Family of Routers with the 4G LTE LR77

February 19, 2014 10:05 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Conel, a subsidiary of B&B Electronics, has expanded its family of rugged wireless communications routers with the 4G LTE LR77 v2 Cellular Router which takes advantage of the fast data transfer speeds (up to 100Mbit/s for download, 50 Mbit/s for upload) of the LTE cellular network...

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