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Molex SpeedStack Mezzanine Connectors Achieve 40 Gbps Data Rates

February 13, 2014 3:28 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The SpeedStack mezzanine connector system from Molex provides a low profile solution for PCB space savings and a narrow body width for optimized airflow in high-speed and very dense applications...

Macro Sensors LVDTs Replace Proximity Sensors

February 13, 2014 3:11 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The LVDT Linear Position Sensors from Macro Sensors are replacing proximity sensors in the automated control systems of hot air, heat staking machinery used by many high technology and manufacturing industries in the manufacture of thermoplastic assemblies...

Fairview Microwave’s New Line of Variable RF Switch Attenuators

February 13, 2014 2:18 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Fairview Microwave has released a new line of compact hot-switchable variable attenuators. RF attenuators are used to reduce the amplitude of an electronic signature in many common electronic scenarios including lab testing equipment, distributed antenna systems and power and signal monitoring systems...

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Pie Digital Boosts Call Resolution & Reduces Customer Support Calls

February 13, 2014 1:42 pm | by Pie Digital | News | Comments

Pie Digital has announced TotalTechHero, the only application suite that fully enables service providers and customer service representatives (CSRs) to successfully support connected homes. TotalTechHero reduces customer care expense by up to 40 percent, improves the customer experience, and turns support into a revenue generator...

Gowanda’s RF Inductors Approved for Military Market

February 13, 2014 12:43 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Gowanda Electronics has achieved QPL status on four series: MLRF10M, MLRF15M, MLRF18M and MLRF17S. These series meet the military’s Qualified Product List (QPL) requirement for military spec MIL-PRF-15305 and are designed for radio frequency applications...

Maxim Analog Integration Solutions

February 13, 2014 12:37 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products will demonstrate their integrated analog solutions at this year’s Embedded World Exhibition and Conference in Nuremberg, Germany (February 25 – 27, 2014). One of the solutions that will be demonstrated includes the energy measurement solution...

Clever Technology Decodes More Information from Single Photons

February 13, 2014 11:57 am | by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | News | Comments

It's not quite Star Trek communications—yet. But long-distance communications in space may be easier now that researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and Jet Propulsion Laboratory have designed a clever detector array that can extract more information than usual from single particles of light...

Ettus Research Releases SDR Platforms Featuring Kintex-7 FPGA

February 13, 2014 10:07 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Ettus Research, a National Instruments company, has introduced the USRP X300 and USRP X310 high-performance, modular software defined radio (SDR) platforms. Developers can programmatically control the USRP with the UHD C++ API, or choose from third-party tools and software...

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Nokia Touts Video Recording in New Lumia Phone

February 13, 2014 9:59 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Nokia is selling a new Windows phone that promises enhanced video-recording capabilities. The new Lumia Icon sports four microphones, compared with the one or two typically found in smartphones. The two on the front are activated when making phone calls...

Powervation Closes $5.5M Funding Round

February 12, 2014 2:36 pm | by Powervation | News | Comments

Powervation announced that it has recently raised a $5.5M C1 funding round which will enable it to further accelerate growth, product development, and market adoption of its Digital Power platform at leading cloud and communications infrastructure OEMs...

Palestinian Women Make Strides in High-Tech

February 12, 2014 11:49 am | by Karin Laub, Associated Press | News | Comments

Growing up in a traditional society, Abeer Abu Ghaith was often told a woman's future is in her husband's kitchen. Quietly, the 29-year-old proved everyone wrong. Abu Ghaith has become the first female high-tech entrepreneur in the West Bank, setting up an Internet employment brokerage and software development firm...

CDM Electronics Expands Audio & Mid-Range Power Connector Inventory

February 11, 2014 2:02 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

CDM Electronics has announced a significant expansion of their MIL-DTL-55116 (part #M55116) audio frequency connectors and MIL-DTL-55181 (part #M55181) mid-range power connectors.  The MIL-Spec parts are field proven in a wide range of Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System, Joint Tactical Radio System radios...

Stackpole Expands Value Range of MLF / MLFM Series Melfs

February 10, 2014 11:17 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Stackpole has expanded the resistance range of its MLF / MLFM Series of metal film melf resistors for a wide range of applications where stable operation and thermal stability are important, such as instrumentation and metering, controls, communications equipment, network analyzers, and automotive controls...

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Harsh Environment Controller Stands Up to Adverse Conditions

February 10, 2014 10:56 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Divelbiss has announced the release of its Harsh Environment Controller, the HEC-P5000. The HEC-P5000 Harsh Environment Controller is RoHS compliant, has a wide temperature range of -40 to 80°C and allows for programmable intelligence under less than ideal conditions...

NSA Gets under 30 Percent of Phone Data

February 10, 2014 9:54 am | by Stephen Braun, Associated Press | News | Comments

The National Security Agency collects less than 30 percent of calling data from Americans despite the agency's massive daily efforts to sweep up the bulk of U.S. phone records, two U.S. newspapers reported Friday. Citing anonymous officials and sources, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal both said...

Study: Media Everywhere, Bathroom Included

February 10, 2014 9:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TV viewers increasingly are watching programs on their own schedule, according to a Nielsen company media study released Monday. In the past year, time-shifting of television content grew by almost two hours, averaging 13 hours per month, the study found...

HotSpot Episode 49: Body Odor Identification

February 9, 2014 10:48 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, a portable satellite hotspot; identifying people by their body odors; an ultra-thin power bank for professionals; and an avalanche transceiver that works on a smartphone...                        

Top Secret Computer Battled Nazis

February 7, 2014 11:06 am | by The National Museum of Computing | News | Comments

Colossus veterans and their families gather today at The National Museum of Computing located on Bletchley Park to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Colossus, the world's first electronic computer. They will see a re-enactment of the code-breaking process from intercept to decrypt with a working rebuild of Colossus...

California Leaders Outline 'Kill Switch' Bill

February 7, 2014 11:00 am | by Terry Collins, Associated Press | News | Comments

Officials in California on Friday are set to outline proposed state legislation requiring smartphones and other mobile devices to have a "kill switch" that would render them inoperable if lost or stolen. State Sen. Mark Leno, San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon and other officials scheduled a news conference...

Argentines Become Citizen-Cops with Smartphone App

February 7, 2014 9:56 am | by Paul Byrne, Associated Press | News | Comments

A free smartphone application has encouraged more than 70,000 Argentines to become citizen-cops as they shop. Argentina's government blames escalating inflation on speculators and greedy businesses, and has pressured leading supermarket chains to keep selling more than 80 key products at fixed prices...

Apple Said to Take $14B Bite of Stock Via Buyback

February 7, 2014 9:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple has reportedly repurchased $14 billion of its stock in the two weeks after its first-quarter financial results and second-quarter revenue outlook disappointed investors. Its shares rose almost 2 percent in premarket trading Friday. Late Thursday, The Wall Street Journal reported that Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook said that the company was "surprised..."

AVX Adds Three New High Voltage Ratings SMPS Capacitor Series

February 6, 2014 4:52 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

AVX has expanded its series of high temperature, SXP-style, encapsulated, radial leaded, switch mode power supply (SMPS) multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) to include three new high voltage ratings: 1500V, 2000V, and 3000V...

Signals Research Group’s New LTE Smartphone Benchmark Study Finds Wide Variations in Data Performance

February 6, 2014 4:33 pm | by Spirant Communications, Signals Research Group, and ETS-Lindgren | News | Comments

Spirent Communications has announced it has collaborated with Signals Research Group (SRG) and ETS-Lindgren on the first independent Over-the-Air (OTA) benchmark study of commercial LTE smartphone performance. Results of SRG’s study illustrate the unique ability of the OTA test methodology to detect clear data performance differences between commercial LTE device implementations...

RFMW Supports 3 New BAW Filters for Wireless Infrastructure

February 6, 2014 3:52 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW announced design and sales support for three new TriQuint Bulk Acoustic Wave (BAW) filters serving the wireless infrastructure market: the TQQ7303, targeted at Band 3 Uplink applications at 1747.5MHz; the TQQ7307, targeted at Band 7 Uplink applications at 2535MHz; and the 885069, targeted at Band 40 applications...

Improved Phase Noise and Reduced Jitter

February 6, 2014 1:37 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Fox Electronics has released the next generation of XpressO technology, XpressO-Ultra. The improved phase noise and reduced jitter of the new XpressO-Ultra Series enables the oscillators to be effectively used in a variety of modern high-speed data applications with rigorous requirements such as 40 and 100 GbE WAN/LANs...

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