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New iPhones Run Into Software, Bending Complaints

September 25, 2014 9:56 am | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple's new iPhones have run into some glitches as users complained that a new software update blocked their calls, while a widely circulated video showed the larger of the two new models is vulnerable to bending...                            

Live Long and Phosphor: Blue LED Breakthrough for Efficient Electronics

September 25, 2014 9:50 am | by Kate McAlpine, University of Michigan | News | Comments

In a step that could lead to longer battery life in smartphones and lower power consumption for large-screen televisions, researchers at the University of Michigan have extended the lifetime of blue organic light emitting diodes by a factor of 10...                 

TE Connectivity’s High-Speed, Energy Efficient Fiber Connectivity

September 24, 2014 4:34 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

TE Connectivity (TE) has announced its new Coolbit optical engine – the driving technology behind TE's soon-to-be-released 100G, 300G and 400G active fiber optics portfolio...                                 

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Per Vices' Crimson Full Duplex Transceiver

September 24, 2014 3:03 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Per Vices’ Crimson is a full duplex transceiver with an operating frequency from 100 kHz to 6 GHz with 4 independent receive and 4 independent transmit channels, each having 200 MHz of instantaneous RF bandwidth and the ability to control each chain separately...                        

Big New iPhone Brings Apple More Profit

September 24, 2014 1:38 pm | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple's largest iPhone is selling for $100 more than its other new model, but an outside research firm estimated Tuesday that it costs Apple only $15.50 more to make the more expensive version. Apple said it sold more than 10 million of ...

Interop Receives U.S. Patenet for Rich Communications Services Solution

September 24, 2014 12:42 pm | by Interop Technologies | News | Comments

Interop Technologies announced the issuance of U.S. Patent No. 8,856,356 covering the deployment of rich communication services without any reliance on underlying IP Multimedia Subsystem architecture. Interop Technologies was granted intellectual property rights pertaining to RCS without IMS and RCS interworking with the legacy network...

Communications Vertical with Acquisition of Incognito Software

September 24, 2014 12:07 pm | by Volaris Group | News | Comments

Volaris Group announced that it has acquired Incognito Software and Interactive Enterprises a communications Operations Support Systems solutions business. The acquisition is Volaris’ first acquisition in the Communications vertical market...

GE Helps Ireland’s Top Telecom Provider Deliver Faster Speeds

September 24, 2014 11:21 am | by GE | News | Comments

GE’s Smallworld Network Inventory solution has been selected by eircom, Ireland’s national telecommunications provider to roll out its new broadband network across Ireland. eircom chose the Smallworld Network Inventory solution to manage its entire physical network in a single system, enabling them to replace multiple disparate systems, including their legacy geospatial platform...

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Elimination of RF Interference in LTE/4G Mobile Networks

September 24, 2014 10:33 am | by WDD Stuff | Product Releases | Comments

Utilizing the R&S PR100, P3 Communications locates and mitigates RF interference that negatively impact 4G/LTE network performance...

Saelig Introduces Range of USB Mini Spectrum Analyzers

September 23, 2014 4:23 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Saelig Company has announced the TSA Range of Spectrum Analyzers - economical USB-stick-sized miniature RF tools with large instrument performance. These PC-connected devices can perform...                             

Stackpole's CSNL Metal Foil Current Sense Chip Resistors

September 23, 2014 4:23 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Stackpole's CSNL Series uses metal foil technology, which allows the CSNL to offer 1 percent tolerances and 50 ppm TCR in resistance values down to 0.5 mOhms...                                 

Engineering Live: The Beginning of the End for Wearable Devices

September 23, 2014 9:45 am | by ECN Magazine | Videos | Comments

Panelists for this discussion include Satya Dixit, Senior Director with Rohm Semiconductor; Narbeh Derhacobian, Co-founder, President, and CEO of Adesto Technologies; Bill Betten, VP of Business Solutions with Logic PD; Robert...

Messaging App Seeks to Bring Voices Back to Phones

September 23, 2014 9:33 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Longtime technology guru Ray Ozzie wants to bring back the emotions of the human voice to phones. His mission began more than two years ago as Ozzie noticed people were increasingly communicating through texts, emails and social media posts instead of calling each other...

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Start-Up Expert Becomes New CEO of EnOcean

September 22, 2014 3:22 pm | by EnOcean | News | Comments

EnOcean today announced the appointment of Dr. Wald Siskens as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer. In this position, he will further develop EnOcean’s business in line with the company’s long-term growth strategy for the core markets of building automation and smart home...

Boonton 55 Series Wideband USB Peak Power Sensor

September 22, 2014 11:57 am | by Boonton | Videos | Comments

Boonton's USB Peak Power Sensor offers the capabilities of bench top peak power meters on your laptop or tablet.  In addition to incorporating the trigger stability and waveform fidelity features of its bench top peak power meters, the 55 series features Real Time Power Processing...                    

Rolling-Spider Mini Drone

September 22, 2014 10:25 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot brought to you by Components Corp., a new beam control turret being developed for DARPA to give 360-degree coverage for high-energy laser weapons; smart cars have the potential of hacking; developing better-tasting wine with sensor technology; and an ultra-compact drone that is controlled by a smart phone...  

Samsung May Launch First Tizen Phone in India

September 22, 2014 9:53 am | by YoukYung Lee, Associated Press | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co., which faces a slowdown in emerging market smartphone sales, will release its long-delayed Tizen-powered handset in India before the end of this year, a report said Monday. Samsung's first Tizen-based device will be launched in November in India, said Tarun Malik, director of Samsung's Media Solutions...

Graphene Sensor Tracks Down Cancer Biomarker

September 19, 2014 11:02 am | by Michael Bishop, Institute of Physics | News | Comments

An ultra-sensitive biosensor made from the wonder material graphene has been used to detect molecules that indicate an increased risk of developing cancer...                                

Quick-Change Materials Break the Silicon Speed Limit for Computers

September 19, 2014 10:59 am | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

The present size and speed limitations of computer processors and memory could be overcome by replacing silicon with ‘phase-change materials’ (PCMs), which are capable of reversibly switching between two structural phases with different electrical states – one crystalline and conducting and the other glassy and insulating – in billionths of a second...

Photo of the Day: Breaking the Silicon Speed Limit for Computers

September 19, 2014 10:57 am | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

Modelling and tests of PCM-based devices have shown that logic-processing operations can be performed in non-volatile memory cells using particular combinations of ultra-short voltage pulses, which is not possible with silicon-based devices...

Meaghan's Minute: Nanopower Series

September 19, 2014 10:31 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, Honeywell has recently announced that it will be showcasing a variety of products including AMR Sensor ICs, Nanopower Series, and new additions to Honeywell’s Basic Board Mount Pressure Sensors...             

Apple Locks Itself Out of Devices with Passwords

September 19, 2014 9:58 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple has tightened its technological security so not even the company can pry into a password-protected iPhone or iPad, a move meant to reassure the millions of people who are increasingly storing vital pieces of their lives on the devices...                

Facebook CEO Wants More Students to Explore Tech

September 19, 2014 9:43 am | by TERENCE CHEA, Associated Press | News | Comments

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to turn more American high school students into well-paid techies — and even hire some of them to work at his social-media company...                                

Alibaba Poised to Surge on the NYSE

September 19, 2014 9:22 am | by MAE ANDERSON, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Chinese e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba will say "open sesame" to the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, as its shares begin trading in a highly anticipated debut that could raise up to $25 billion...                     

Meaghan's Minute: Recharging Battery Modules

September 18, 2014 11:08 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, a team of engineers at the University of California, San Diego are developing algorithms that would allow you to switch out and recharge battery modules in electric cars just like you would with a camera or flashlight...           

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