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TIA Supports Voluntary Industry Agreement to Improve Energy Efficiency of Set-top Boxes

January 13, 2014 3:36 pm | by Telecommunications Industry Association | News | Comments

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) applauded the voluntary industry agreement to improve the energy efficiency of set-top boxes and the Department of Energy’s (DOE) withdrawal of a rulemaking to mandate efficiency standards. On December 31st, the DOE officially announced the withdrawal of a proposed rulemaking....

RFMW Offers 285 W GaN Transistors from TriQuint

January 13, 2014 2:17 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW has announced design and sales support for TriQuint’s T1G2028536, a 285W GaN transistor available in a low thermal resistance, solder mount package as the T1G2028536–FS or flange mount package as the T1G2028536–FL. Both the –FS and -FL house the transistor in a ceramic NI-780 enclosure...

HotSpot Episode 45: Augmented Reality Helmets Make Motorcycles Safer

January 13, 2014 10:38 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, another mother to tell you what to do; shrinking digital storage; capturing any color on any surface; and motorcycle helmets that creat an augmented reality...                                              

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Tweaking MRI to Track Creatine May Spot Heart Problems Earlier

January 13, 2014 10:01 am | by Steve Graff, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine | News | Comments

A new MRI method to map creatine at higher resolutions in the heart may help clinicians and scientists find abnormalities and disorders earlier than traditional diagnostic methods, researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania suggest in a new study published online today in Nature Medicine...                  

Ultrasound Directed to the Human Brain Boosts Sensory Performance

January 13, 2014 10:00 am | by Paula Byron, Virginia Tech | News | Comments

Whales, bats, and even praying mantises use ultrasound as a sensory guidance system — and now a new study has found that ultrasound can modulate brain activity to heighten sensory perception in humans...               

The Hottest Gadgets of CES: 3D Printers to 4K TVs

January 13, 2014 9:21 am | by PETER SVENSSON, Associated Press RYAN NAKASHIMA, Associated Press | News | Comments

The biggest gadget trade show in the Americas wrapped up on Friday in Las Vegas after swamping the city with 150,000 attendees. This year, "wearable" computing was big, along with various 3D technologies, especially 3D printing...                   

Photos of the Day: Superlens

January 12, 2014 3:46 pm | by Duke Pratt School of Engineering | News | Comments

On one side of the superlens, the researchers placed a small copper coil with an alternating electric current running through it, which creates a magnetic field around the coil. That field, however, drops in intensity and power transfer efficiency extremely quickly, the further away it gets...                 

'Superlens' Extends Range of Wireless Power Transfer

January 12, 2014 3:44 pm | by Duke Pratt School of Engineering | News | Comments

Inventor Nikola Tesla imagined the technology to transmit energy through thin air almost a century ago, but experimental attempts at the feat have so far resulted in cumbersome devices that only work over very small distances. But now...                           

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The Cyborgs Era Has Started

January 12, 2014 2:19 pm | by Kosta Schinarakis, KIT | News | Comments

Medical implants, complex interfaces between brain and machine or remotely controlled insects: Recent developments combining machines and organisms have great potentials, but also give rise to major ethical concerns...                                   

AVX Introduces First Space-Level BME X7R MLCCS

January 10, 2014 1:27 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

AVX has announced the market introduction of the first space-level, base metal electrode (BME), X7R dielectric MLCCs. The new BME MLCCs provide higher capacitance values in significantly smaller cases sizes, reducing both board space and total component weight, which are especially critical in space applications...

Tangoe Powers the Connected Enterprise

January 10, 2014 12:47 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Tangoe announced the launch of Matrix, an integrated solution suite comprised of software and services to address the entire lifecycle of an enterprise’s mobile, fixed, machine, cloud, IT and social communications. Through a single solution, Matrix enables organizations to turn on, manage, secure and support various connections...

Engineering Newswire 72: Tiny $7,000 Car Gets 84 MPG

January 10, 2014 10:16 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re wearing augmented reality contact lenses, relating to an emotionally concise intelligence that “feels,” and driving a $7,000 car/tricycle hybrid thing. This episode features ...    

Falling in Love With Your Phone

January 10, 2014 10:13 am | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor | Blogs | Comments

Nowadays, users are consumed by technology. It’s on our clothes, in our cars, and making appearances in our home appliances, so maybe it is possible for some of us to develop deeper emotional attachments with certain technological advances...                         

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Carmakers: Driverless Cars Need Legal Framework

January 10, 2014 9:48 am | by RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Hydrogen- and solar-powered vehicles are on the streets. So are cars that can get you through stop-and-go traffic while you sit back and send texts from behind the wheel. Cars are even using radar, ultrasonic waves, and cameras to jump into the passing lane and get around slowpokes...              

CSP MEMS Oscillator Paired with Mini GPS Receiver

January 9, 2014 5:37 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Telit Wireless Solutions and Sunnyvale, California based SiTime Corporation have announced that together - Telit’s Jupiter SE880 and SiTime’s SiT15xx oscillators - have enabled the world’s smallest and lowest power GPS receiver with extended hibernation periods...

Richardson RFPD Introduces New 75-Ohm, 5-2200 MHz, RF SPDT Switch

January 9, 2014 5:29 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Richardson RFPD announced immediate availability and full design support capabilities for a new absorptive 75-Ohm RF single-pole, double-throw (SPDT) switch from Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation (Peregrine)...

Men Micro's 3U CompactPCI Serial Carrier Card Integrates M-Module Functionality

January 9, 2014 5:16 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

MEN Micro recently released the G204, a 3U CompactPCI Serial carrier card with an M-Module slot. An easy way to integrate flexible I/O, the M-Module slot provides users with the ability to interchange more than 30 I/O functions within a system...

TriQuint GaN HPA Offers 5 W at 30 GHz

January 9, 2014 5:08 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW has announced design and sales support for the TGA2594, a 5W high-power amplifier developed using TriQuint’s GaN15 technology. The TriQuint TGA2594 supports VSAT and SATCOM applications. Designers will appreciate the small DIE size of 3.24x1.74mm and can expect improved linearity over similar devices currently offered...

Metal Ink Could Ease the Way Toward Flexible Electronic Books, Displays

January 9, 2014 2:05 pm | by Michael Bernstein, American Chemical Society | News | Comments

Scientists are reporting the development of a novel metal ink made of small sheets of copper that can be used to write a functioning, flexible electric circuit on regular printer paper. Their report on the conductive ink, which could pave the way for a wide range of new...            

Fast Organic Transistor Heralds New Generation of See-Through Electronics

January 9, 2014 1:30 pm | by Tom Abate, Stanford Engineering | News | Comments

Two university research teams have worked together to produce the world's fastest thin-film organic transistors, proving that this experimental technology has the potential to achieve the performance needed for high-resolution television screens and similar electronic devices...          

Photo of the Day: See-Through Electronics

January 9, 2014 1:29 pm | by Tom Abate, Stanford Engineering | News | Comments

These innovations had the effect of depositing a denser concentration of the organic molecules into a more regular alignment. The result was a great improvement in carrier mobility, which measures how quickly electrical charges travel through the transistor...                 

SURA Reports Findings from Data Management Pilot

January 9, 2014 1:06 pm | by Greg Kubiak, Southeastern Universities Research Association | News | Comments

After 11 months of review, SURA announced the findings of a collaborative project to explore the capabilities of an open source application that assists with publishing, referencing, extracting and analyzing research data; the Dataverse Network...                      

Photo of the Day: Ultra-Thin Electronic Membrane

January 9, 2014 10:40 am | by Peter Rüegg, ETH Zürich | News | Comments

With this new form of thin-film technology, very flexible and functional electronics have been created...                                       

Eye-Catching Electronics

January 9, 2014 10:39 am | by Peter Rüegg | News | Comments

In Professor Gerhard Tröster’s Electronics Lab, scientists have been researching flexible electronic components, such as transistors and sensors, for some time now. The aim is to weave these types of components into textiles or apply them to the skin in order to make objects ‘smart’, or develop unobtrusive, comfortable sensors that can monitor various functions of the body...

IBM's Watson Supercomputer Gets Its Own Business

January 9, 2014 10:19 am | by BREE FOWLER, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

IBM announced Thursday that it's investing over $1 billion to give its Watson supercomputer its own business division and a new home in the heart of New York City...                            

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