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Antitrust Experts: 2 Big Deals Better than 1

May 22, 2014 9:44 am | by Ryan Nakashima, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Antitrust experts say AT&T's bid for DirecTV could reap immediate regulatory rewards. Coming so quickly on the heels of a rival cable company merger —the pairing of Comcast and Time Warner Cable— makes it easier for regulators to approve both transactions...

GIGAVAC Announces Hermetically Sealed Battery Disconnects

May 22, 2014 9:37 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

GIGAVAC announces a new addition to their extensive line of Advanced Switching Solutions. The HBD series of manual service disconnect switches incorporates new patent pending technology to deliver protection from hostile environments...

Photo of the Day: Making Light Work of Orbit and Attitude Control

May 21, 2014 11:53 pm | by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft | News | Comments

When you observe the sky on a clear night, the twinkling objects you see may not only be stars but also man-made satellites. Occasionally visible from Earth, these orbiting spacecraft come in different sizes, from large telecommunications and TV satellite...  

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Gyroscopes No Larger than a Wallet

May 21, 2014 11:48 pm | by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft | News | Comments

When you observe the sky on a clear night, the twinkling objects you see may not only be stars but also man-made satellites. Occasionally visible from Earth, these orbiting spacecraft come in different sizes, from large telecommunications and TV satellite...

Europe's Cabbies Decry Competition from Uber App

May 21, 2014 10:39 pm | by Colleen Barry, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Milan's taxis sat idle for a fifth straight day Wednesday to protest competition from the ride-hailing app Uber, a high-tech challenge that has Europe weighing its consumer benefits versus its threat to old business models. Uber, a San Francisco start-up, has been banned...

Meaghan's Minute: Supercapacitors for Super Batteries

May 21, 2014 10:16 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, researchers at the University of California, Riverside have developed a novel nanometer scale ruthenium oxide anchored nanocarbon graphene foam architecture that improves the performance of supercapacitors...            

Swipe Right for Ms. Right: The Rise of Dating Apps

May 20, 2014 9:51 pm | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

So, a lady walks into a bar...Wait, scratch that. A lady takes out her phone. With a left swipe of her finger she dismisses Alex, 25 and Robert, 48. She swipes right when a photo of James, 24, pops up. It's a match. James had swiped right too...

Text 911: Calling for Help without Making a Call

May 20, 2014 9:42 pm | by Wilson Ring, Associated Press | News | Comments

Sometimes a voice call to 911 just won't work, such as for deaf people in need of help or in certain domestic violence cases.Now, in a big step toward moving the nation's emergency dispatch system out of voice-only technology that dates to the 1960s...

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IBM and KPN Bring the Stadium Experience from the Field to the Second Screen for Football Fans

May 20, 2014 6:49 pm | by IBM | News | Comments

IBM (NYSE: IBM) and leading Dutch telecommunications provider KPN have developed a mobile app to engage fans in new ways. The app integrates real-time, virtual experiences on a mobile device allowing users to participate in activities...

Driverless and Talking Cars: New Technology Transforms the Way We Travel

May 20, 2014 2:27 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

At the 2014 International Microwave Symposium (IMS), WDD is hosting a live panel discussion on connected cars. The event takes place Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at API Technologies’ Booth #1515...               

New TerraWave Wireless LAN Site Survey Kit

May 20, 2014 12:34 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Ventev Wireless Infrastructure, a division of TESSCO Technologies Incorporated, will showcase solutions from its comprehensive product portfolio, including the new TerraWave Wireless LAN Site Survey Kit, at Cisco Live 2014 in San Francisco...

API Wins Strategic Order for Front End Microwave System

May 20, 2014 12:07 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

API Technologies Corp. has announced the receipt of a strategic development order for a multi-channel microwave front end system. This integrated microwave assembly (IMA) will be used in a next generation radar warning receiver targeted for use in major Department of Defense military aircraft platforms...

CMX983 Analogue Front End (AFE) For Digital Radios

May 20, 2014 11:46 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

CML Microcircuits has announced the release of an Analogue Front End (AFE) for digital radios. The CMX983 is an Analogue Front End (AFE) IC that bridges the gap between a digital radio’s RF section and the DSP/FPGA...

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Agilent Technologies Introduces Two Portable Oscilloscope Families

May 20, 2014 11:12 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies has introduced two new high-performance portable oscilloscope series deploying next-generation oscilloscope technology...

Peregrine Introduces UltraCMOS RF Power Limiters

May 20, 2014 10:41 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Peregrine Semiconductor has debuted its new line of UltraCMOS RF power limiters, including PE45140 and PE45450 slated for release in May...

New 3,200 MHz VCO From Crystek Corporation

May 20, 2014 10:14 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek's new CVCO55CC-3200-3200 VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) is engineered and manufactured in the USA and packaged in the industry-standard 0.5 x 0.5-in. SMD package...

Hotseat Episode 23: Hybrid Fiber/Power Cable System

May 20, 2014 9:55 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

In this exclusive WDD HotSeat interview, Ryan Chappell, who is global business development manager, optical cabling, at TE Connectivity discusses the new hybrid Fiber/Power cable system...                         

New Handheld TDR from Megger

May 20, 2014 9:53 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Megger now offers a handheld time domain reflectometer (TDR) that locates faults on mixed paired metallic cables. The CFL535G can test the capabilities of connections and locate faults for up to 12 miles (20 km)...

Meaghan's Minute: Cordless & Plug Free

May 20, 2014 9:42 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, researchers at Vanderbilt University have created supercapacitors that store electricity by assembling electrically charged ions on the surface of a porous material, instead of storing it in chemical reactions...              

Passive Plus Introduces New High Power Capacitors

May 20, 2014 9:28 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Passive Plus, Inc. has introduced a line of Hi-Q capacitors available in surface mount or leaded configurations that are 100% RoHS compliant...

Connector from Amphenol Withstands Harsh Environments

May 19, 2014 12:36 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Amphenol Industrial Products Group now offers a connector family with 1.5 mm socket contacts featuring Amphenol’s RADSOK technology. Tru-Loc’s rugged, compact, thermoplastic construction makes it ideal for use in harsh environments where high vibration and caustic fluids are present...

National Instruments Announces Next-Generation 5G Collaboration with Nokia

May 19, 2014 12:18 pm | by NI | News | Comments

NI announced that it’s working with Nokia’s Networks business to collaborate on advanced research related to fifth generation (5G) wireless technologies such as exploring peak data rates and cell-edge rates in excess of 10 Gbps and 100 Mbps, respectively...

API Technologies Introduces Multi-Conductor Cable Assembly for Satellites

May 19, 2014 12:17 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

API Technologies, a provider of RF/microwave, power, and security solutions for critical and high-reliability applications, now manufactures a series of multi-conductor cable assemblies used in low earth orbit satellites that track commercial aircraft...

Nordic Semiconductor Announces Miniaturized Bluetooth Smart Module

May 19, 2014 11:48 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Ultra low power (ULP) RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor ASA has announced that multi-die system-in-package (SiP) design specialist Insight SiP (Sophia–Antipolis, France), has developed a miniaturized Nordic nRF51822 System-on-Chip-based Bluetooth Smart module that requires no specialist RF engineering experience to employ...

Space-Based Solar Farm

May 19, 2014 11:17 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, a smartphone app that detects bipolar mood swings; a smart universal remote control solution; a new cuff equipped with electrodes helps lower blood pressure without causing side effects; and a technology road map for a space-based solar power system...                

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