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Application of the Connected Hospital

December 10, 2014 10:44 am | by Katherine Tordoff, Editorial Intern | News | Comments

Hospitals are becoming more connected with the increase use of wireless medical devices, which allow patients and caregivers the freedom to move about the hospital while the patient’s health is still monitored and documented automatically ...                   

Helping Students Develop Their Product-Design Skills

December 10, 2014 10:34 am | by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office | News | Comments

At a packed and festive presentation in MIT’s Kresge Auditorium that felt more like a movie premiere than the conclusion of a serious class, last night dozens of students in eight teams presented the results of a semester of work in course 2.009 (Product Engineering Processes) ...             

Photos of the Day: Writting Graphene Microsupercapacitors with a Laser

December 10, 2014 10:25 am | by David Ruth, Rice University | News | Comments

Under a microscope, what the researchers call laser-induced graphene (LIG) doesn't look like a perfect chicken wire-like grid of atoms. Instead, it's a jumble of interconnected graphene flakes with five-, six- and seven-atom rings ...                

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Laser-Induced Graphene for Energy Storage & Electronics

December 10, 2014 10:24 am | by David Ruth, Rice University | News | Comments

Researchers at Rice University have created flexible, patterned sheets of multilayer graphene from a cheap polymer by burning it with a computer-controlled laser. The process works in air at room temperature and eliminates the need for hot furnaces and controlled environments, and it makes graphene that may be suitable for electronics or energy storage ...

Keysight Technologies Introduces MHL 3 Source Compliance Test Software

December 10, 2014 9:24 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Keysight Technologies has introduced compliance test software for the latest mobile high-definition link (MHL) specification. The MHL 3 source compliance test software allows engineers to test their MHL 3 transmitters the same way they are tested at official authorized MHL compliance test centers using Keysight Infiniium oscilloscopes ...                             

Micro-Windmills: From Lab to Market

December 9, 2014 4:40 pm | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor, @MZiembaWDD | Articles | Comments

Not all design engineering ideas begin as sketches on a restaurant napkin. Some designs start in the labs at the most prestigious engineering schools around the world, such is the story of Jung-Chih (J.C.) Chiao and Smitha Rao’s micro-windmill that generates wind energy ...                             

Isola Completes Testing of Laminate Materials for Conductive Anodic Filament Resistance

December 9, 2014 3:20 pm | News | Comments

Isola Group S.à r.l., has announced the successful completion of Class 2 testing of laminate materials for Conductive Anodic Filament (CAF) resistance; the laminate materials were constructed with glass fabric woven at Isola Fabrics, a subsidiary of Isola Group S.à r.l ...                       

Enterprise Cloud Communication Enabler CLX Wins EE Partner Award for Excellence in Service & Innovation

December 9, 2014 3:15 pm | by CLX Networks | News | Comments

CLX Networks, the global leader in enterprise messaging and recently awarded fastest revenue grower of the year, has won an EE Gold Standard award for Excellence – recognizing work that shows 'exceptional service and innovation' ...                    

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PicoScope Breaks the 100,000 Waveforms per Second Barrier

December 9, 2014 3:00 pm | by PicoScope | News | Comments

The latest release of the PicoScope 6 software for PC oscilloscopes has a greatly improved continuous update rate of over 100,000 waveforms per second. This is faster than any other PC oscilloscope, and beats many expensive benchtop oscilloscopes too ...            

‘Ultra-Low-Power’ System-on-Chip Solution for Long-range Internet of Things Connectivity

December 9, 2014 2:51 pm | by AXSEM | News | Comments

AXSEM has announced that AXSEM’s system-on-chip (SoC) with an AX8052 microcontroller has been certified SIGFOX Ready for two-way connectivity ...                              

AT&T Joins EUBrasil

December 9, 2014 1:43 pm | by AT&T, EUBrasil Association | News | Comments

AT&T has joined the EUBrasil Association as a business member. The company will take part in the Association’s events and activities, and have a representative to EUBrasil’s Board of Directors ...                             

IAR Systems Reinforces Development for the MSP430 Community

December 9, 2014 1:43 pm | by IAR Systems | News | Comments

IAR Systems releases a new version of its leading development toolchain IAR Embedded Workbench for the MSP430 core from Texas Instruments. The new release adds new features as well as support for the latest MSP430 FRAM-based microcontrollers ...                       

Keysight Technologies Receives 2014 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Market Leadership in Instrumentation Software

December 9, 2014 1:43 pm | by Keysight Technologies | News | Comments

Keysight Technologies has announced that Frost & Sullivan has recognized Keysight with the 2014 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Market Leadership in Instrumentation Software for excellence in capturing the ...                         

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RFEL Awarded Follow on Research & Development Contract by European Space Agency

December 9, 2014 1:43 pm | by RFEL | News | Comments

RFEL has announced details of a second, follow on research and development contract awarded by European Space Agency, and in collaboration with other European partners ...                            

Mouser Announces Expanded Partnership and Portfolio with Hittite Microwave Products from Analog Devices

December 9, 2014 1:43 pm | by Mouser, Analog Devices, Hittite Microwave | News | Comments

Mouser Electronics has announced that they have expanded their strategic partnership and worldwide distribution agreement with Analog Devices to include ADI's recently acquired RF and microwave products from Hittite Microwave - marketed as "Hittite Microwave Products from Analog Devices ...           

Cypress’s New Bluetooth Low Energy Solutions Earn Bluetooth 4.1 Qualification

December 9, 2014 1:43 pm | by Cypress Semiconductors | News | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor has announced its new highly integrated, single-chip Bluetooth Low Energy solutions have achieved Bluetooth qualification. The Bluetooth Special Interest Group awarded specification 4.1 qualification to Cypress’s Link Layer component ...                

Bionic Bra Proves Necessity Is Apparently Not the Mother of Invention

December 9, 2014 11:25 am | by Melissa Barnes, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

The recent story about a “Bionic Bra” from the University of Wollongong had me wondering...why?! Of all the medical devices we have a dire need for, a sensor-equipped, “smart yarn”-infused, automatic-tightening bra certainly isn’t one of them. The ...            

Illinois Capacitor's Solid Conductive Polymer Chip Capacitors

December 9, 2014 11:17 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Illinois Capacitor XMPL Series polymer chip capacitors are sized for applications where space is at a premium. With low ESR and ripple current ratings, they will easily outperform surface mount electrolytics of greater size ...                

Detecting Gases with a Smartphone

December 9, 2014 10:58 am | by Video: Melanie Gonick/MIT | Videos | Comments

These inexpensive sensors could be widely deployed, making it easier to monitor public spaces or detect food spoilage in warehouses. Using this system, the researchers have demonstrated that they can detect gaseous ammonia, hydrogen peroxide, and cyclohexanone, among ...               

New Sensor Wirelessly Detects Hazardous Chemicals

December 9, 2014 10:58 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

MIT chemists have devised a new way to wirelessly detect hazardous gases and environmental pollutants, using a simple sensor that can be read by a smartphone ...                                       

Carrying Current with No Energy Loss

December 8, 2014 11:14 am | by Karen McNulty Walsh, DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

A team of scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, Columbia Engineering, Columbia Physics and Kyoto University has discovered an unusual form of electronic order in a new family of unconventional superconductors ...                 

The Achilles' Heel of GaN-Based LEDs

December 8, 2014 11:14 am | by Michiteru Kitazaki, Toyohashi University of Technology | News | Comments

Gallium nitride (GaN) based devices are attractive for harsh environment electronics because of their high chemical and the mechanical stability of GaN itself that has a higher atomic displacement energy than other semiconductor materials ...                           

7 Largest U.S. Districts to Teach Computer Science

December 8, 2014 10:42 am | by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

The seven largest school districts in the U.S. are joining more than 50 others to start offering introductory computer science to all their students, the White House said ...                                             

Push-Pull Circular Connectors from ODU-USA

December 8, 2014 10:32 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

ODU-USA has announced push-pull circular connectors. Thanks to robust construction and proven ODU contact technology, thousands of mating cycles are possible using the push-pull circular connectors ...                  

HotSpot Episode 92: Flying Inventory Robots Keep Track of Products

December 8, 2014 9:55 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, the BMW Group tests the Google Glass in quality assurance department; an atomic memory with outstanding parameters; American Certification Body announces agreement with ART-FI and EMTREK; and inventory robots that track product ...                               

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