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Beating Battery Drain with Power-Conserving Chip

October 28, 2014 11:31 am | by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Stream video on your smartphone, or use its GPS for an hour or two, and you’ll probably see the battery drain significantly. As data rates climb and smartphones adopt more power-hungry features, battery life has become a concern. Now a technology developed by MIT spinout Eta Devices ...

Boosting Laser Output by Cutting Power

October 28, 2014 11:22 am | by Steven Schultz, Princeton University, Engineering School | News | Comments

Princeton engineers have shown that carefully restricting the delivery of power to certain areas within a laser could boost its output by many orders of magnitude ...                            

New Evidence for an Exotic, Predicted Superconducting State

October 28, 2014 11:22 am | by Kevin Stacey, Brown University | News | Comments

Superconductors and magnetic fields do not usually get along. But a research team led by a Brown University physicist has produced new evidence for an exotic superconducting state, first predicted a half-century ago, that can indeed arise when a superconductor is exposed to a strong magnetic field ...

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Apple CEO Says Apple Pay a Success

October 28, 2014 10:49 am | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple CEO Tim Cook said Apple's new mobile payment system had over 1 million activations in the first three days after it became available, and is now more widely used than any competing payment system ...                            

Implantable Device Delivers Theraputic Drugs by Remote Control

October 27, 2014 5:06 pm | by Houston Methodist Research Institute | News | Comments

Houston Methodist Research Institute scientists will receive about $1.25 million from the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space to develop an implantable device that delivers therapeutic drugs at a rate guided by remote control...   

Hackers & Deathmobiles in the Age of IoT

October 27, 2014 4:03 pm | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director, Manufacturing Group | Blogs | Comments

In some circles discussions on the future of the industrial IoT (internet of things) reminds me of a clip from Animal House. I’m thinking of the scene where Kevin Bacon is trying to tell everyone to remain calm, but is literally flattened by the ...                  

TIA Says Deployment of 600 MHz Spectrum is Necessary to Address Spectrum Crunch

October 27, 2014 1:56 pm | by Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) | News | Comments

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, is concerned by the announcement from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that the earliest possible date for the voluntary incentive auction...            

NetComm & Arrow Join Forces on M2M in North America

October 27, 2014 1:49 pm | by NetComm Wireless Limited | News | Comments

NetComm Wireless Limited has announced a wireless Machine-to-Machine (M2M) distribution agreement with Arrow Electronics. Under the agreement, Arrow will distribute NetComm Wireless' cellular M2M products to diverse markets spanning telecommunications, medical, transportation and industrial in North America...                 

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Cloud & Data Center Spending will Jump Nearly 50 Percent Through 2017

October 27, 2014 1:22 pm | by Telecommunications Industry Association | News | Comments

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high tech communications networks, released an in-depth report showing that cloud computing will be one of the fastest-growing segments in telecommunications through at least 2017...              

National Instruments & Nokia Collaborate on Next-Gen 5G

October 27, 2014 12:52 pm | by National Instruments | News | Comments

NI has 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.

HotSpot Episode 86: A Mouthguard that Detects Head Injuries

October 27, 2014 11:24 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, a motorcycle helmet that makes riders more visible; a mouthguard that indicates when a player should be pulled from a game; predicting landslides with optical fiber sensors; and sweat sensors that eliminate blood screenings...                              

Meaghan's Minute: Smart Phone to Smart Home

October 27, 2014 10:58 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, everyone is talking about the Smart Home. However, the real excitement will be the smart and intelligent home where the house is smart enough to learn how we want to live and then manage the environment to make our lives much more comfortable, safe and...       

Infographic: The Drone Revolution

October 27, 2014 9:53 am | by Dronestagram | News | Comments

Who are these drones about to revolutionize our lives? Who is the Drone Hobbyist today? Which devices are the most popular...                                 

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AVX High Directivity, Thin Film Couplers

October 24, 2014 4:40 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation has announced its high directivity 0302 thin film couplers for Wi-Fi bands. The Wi-Fi band couplers are based on multilayer integrated thin film (ITF) technology...                                

TVS Diode Array Series Combine ESD Protection with Common-Mode EMI Filtering

October 24, 2014 4:18 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Littelfuse has introduced the SP5001, SP5002, and SP5003 Series TVS Diode Arrays (SPA Diodes). These highly integrated Common-Mode Filters (CMF) provide both electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection and common-mode EMI filtering for systems that use high-speed differential serial interfaces...          

White Paper: After the Smart Phone the Smart Home

October 23, 2014 6:45 pm | by Cees Links, GreenPeak Technologies | White Papers

GreenPeak Technologies has created a new white that discusses and explores the importance of the smart phone and other web connected devices to the rapid emergence of the Smart Home. The new white paper also includes a discussion of Family Lifestyle systems...

National Instruments & Lund University Announce Massive MIMO Collaboration

October 23, 2014 1:15 pm | by National Instuments, Lund University | News | Comments

National Instruments and Lund University have announced a collaboration on the development of a test bed capable of prototyping a massive multiple input, multiple output (MIMO) system...                      

Photo of the Day: Massive MIMO Base Station

October 23, 2014 1:15 pm | by National Instuments, Lund University | News | Comments

Massive MIMO is a relatively new concept in 5G communications and addresses capacity and energy challenges facing next-generation communication systems...                                

High-Performance, Single Stage EMI Filter from Astrodyne

October 23, 2014 12:31 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Astrodyne has expanded its custom military filter product line with a high-performance single stage EMI filter. The LCR F19734 helps bring systems in compliance with MIL-STD 461F (a U.S. military standard set to test for electromagnetic compatibility), as well as CE101and CE102 conducted emission standards under various loads...      

Detecting Knee Osteoarthritis with Sound Waves

October 23, 2014 11:01 am | by Lancaster University | News | Comments

The UK is leading this new field of health research based on listening to the sounds emitted by the body. Microphones are attached to the knees of patients, and the high frequency sound waves emanating from their knees are measured as they stand up...

Photos of the Day: History of Science Auction

October 23, 2014 10:42 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The computer, which had been estimated to sell for $300,000 to $500,000, has an intact motherboard and a vintage keyboard and monitor. It also has a power supply contained in a wooden box and two tape decks...                    

Vintage Apple Computer Bought for $905,000

October 23, 2014 10:33 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A vintage Apple computer that was one of only 50 made in Steve Jobs' garage in 1976 sold for $905,000 at auction on Wednesday, far exceeding pre-sale estimates and outdoing a previous high price of more than $671,000 paid in Germany last year...                       

Axiros with Product Line Extensions and Global Expansion

October 22, 2014 5:21 pm | by Axiros | News | Comments

Axiros announced several major investments in its product offerings, new customers and global expansion as it paves the way for its Internet of Things products. Axiros' new and existing Tier 1 and 2 service provider customers and device manufacturers have consistently reinvested in Axiros technology...

Multiple Companies Fund NuCurrent's Commercial Development

October 22, 2014 5:08 pm | by NuCurrent | News | Comments

Integrators continue to turn to NuCurrent to help build in efficient wireless power capabilities into accessories, smartphones, cars, and the places people visit every day like the coffee shop and office. With NuCurrent’s technology, consumer products benefit from improved simultaneous charging of multiple devices with different power requirements...

Keysight Technologies Introduced 5G Exploration Library

October 22, 2014 4:52 pm | by Keysight Technologies | News | Comments

Keysight Technologies introduced the Keysight EEsof EDA 5G Baseband Exploration Library. Providing ready-to-use reference signal processing intellectual property for 5G technology research, this library increases the productivity for system architects and baseband physical layer designers...

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