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Police Add Texting to Crisis Negotiation Arsenal

May 12, 2014 10:18 am | by Carolyn Thompson, Associated Press | News | Comments

The suspect in a gas station robbery and 100 mph chase kept pointing his handgun to his head, and police negotiator Andres Wells was doing all he could to keep the man from committing suicide. But he kept cutting Wells' phone calls short...

ERNI Adds PCI Express Connector Series

May 12, 2014 10:16 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

ERNI has expanded its 100 ohms PCIe product line with the new 85 ohms right-angle PCI Express connector series, which provides design flexibility and space savings where low clearance above the PCB prohibits the use of vertical configurations...

Abracon's ASGTX Series of Fixed and Voltage Controlled Oscillators

May 12, 2014 9:19 am | by WDD Wireless | Product Releases | Comments

Abracon Corporation has introduced its new ASGTX series of factory configurable, high performance, fixed and voltage controlled crystal oscillators...

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Apple on Verge of Buying Beats for $3.2B

May 9, 2014 10:31 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple is orchestrating a $3.2 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics, the headphone maker and music streaming distributor founded by hip-hop star Dr. Dre and record producer Jimmy Iovine, according to a published report. Citing people familiar with the negotiations...

Nation's Data Capital Poised to Advance Leadership Position

May 9, 2014 10:14 am | by George Washington University | News | Comments

The Northern Virginia Technology Council, the George Washington University, and Attain, LLC, today released a research report conducted by Chmura Economics & Analytics highlighting the depth and breadth of big data experience, expertise and assets in Northern Virginia and the Potomac region...

California Smartphone 'Kill Switch' Bill Advances

May 9, 2014 10:03 am | by Don Thompson, Associated Press | News | Comments

On a second attempt, California lawmakers advanced a bill Thursday that would require electronics manufacturers to install a shut-off function in all smartphones as a way to deter what one senator called a crime wave of thefts. The legislation by Democratic Sen. Mark Leno requires...

Hotseat Episode 22: The Internet of Things

May 9, 2014 9:18 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

In this week’s episode of the HotSeat, we are welcoming back Bill Conley, B&B Electronics’ M2M systems development engineering manager. Not only is Bill an industrial wireless industry pioneer, he is also one of the newest...                              

Crocus Technology and TowerJazz Qualify CTSX Magnetic Sensors

May 8, 2014 5:21 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Crocus Technology and TowerJazz have announced that Crocus' CTSX magnetic field sensor family has completed qualification...

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Sick Announces Smallest Optical Displacement Sensor in its Class

May 8, 2014 4:58 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

SICK has announced the launch of the low cost OD Mini short range distance sensor for precise measurement tasks...

New CSA-Approved Explosion-Proof Pressure Transducers

May 8, 2014 4:36 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Now available from Gems Sensors & Controls are the 31EP and 32EP Explosion Proof pressure transducers. Building on decades of pressure sensor experience, the latest versions are approved by the CSA for use in hazardous areas...

Wimoto Specifies ASA SoC to Provide Bluetooth Smart Wireless Connectivity

May 8, 2014 4:16 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Ultra low power (ULP) RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor ASA has announced that Canadian startup Wimoto Technologies Inc. has specified Nordic's multiple award-winning nRF51822 System-on-Chip (SoC) to provide Bluetooth® Smart wireless connectivity between iOS and Android smartphones, tablets, and computers, and Wimoto's 'Mote' environmental sensors...

New UHV / Cryogenic Pressure and Position Sensor Capabilities Catalog

May 8, 2014 3:31 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Macro Sensors has ntroduced a new joint catalog with sister company American Sensor Technologies (AST) (Mount Olive, NJ) on the companies’ UHV / Cryogenic Pressure and Position Sensor Capabilities...

GaitTrack App Makes Cellphone a Medical Monitor

May 8, 2014 2:48 pm | by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | News | Comments

By simply carrying around their cellphones, patients who suffer from chronic disease could soon have an accurate health monitor that warns their doctors when their symptoms worsen. GaitTrack, an app developed by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the U. of I. at Chicago...

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Atmel ATPL230A Modem Simplifies Integration of Power Line Communication

May 8, 2014 2:23 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel Corporation has announced the release of the Atmel ATPL230A, a Power Line Communications (PLC) modem, implementing the physical layer of PRIME (power line intelligent metrology evolution) standard...

LTE Base Station RF Measurement Option Available for PXI 3000 Modular Platform

May 8, 2014 1:56 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Aeroflex Limited has announced the separate availability of the LTE Downlink Measurement Suite, a suite of software tools that works with the Aeroflex PXI 3000 platform to characterize the transmitter and receiver parameters of LTE base stations (eNodeB) and small cells in production testing...

TNAM Introduces Wide Format, High-Bright LCDs

May 8, 2014 1:37 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Tianma NLT America (TNAM) has introduced four new wide format LCD modules with ultra-high luminance, long-life LED backlights, and wide operating temperature ranges...

FTC: Snapchat Deceived Customers

May 8, 2014 1:32 pm | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Snapchat has agreed to settle with the Federal Trade Commission over charges that it deceived customers about the disappearing nature of messages sent through its service and collected users' contacts without telling them or asking permission...

LEMOS Announces LEMOS-LMX-WiFi Module

May 8, 2014 12:44 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

LEMOS has announced the LEMOS-LMX-WiFi module, based on a Microchip PIC32MX695F512H 32-bit microcontroller coupled with a Microchip MRF24WB0MA WiFi radio...

Compact Rugged COM Express Module from MEN Micro

May 8, 2014 12:18 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

MEN Micro now offers the CB70C, a high performance, Intel Core i7-based Rugged COM Express module for robust, mission-critical operations...

TriQuint 802.11a/n/ac FEM from RFMW

May 8, 2014 12:02 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW has announced design and sales support for a 5 GHz, 802.11 a/n/ac compliant WLAN Front End Module (FEM) from TriQuint (Hillsboro, OR)...

New PXIe Backplane Integrates PCIe into PXI Architecture

May 8, 2014 11:46 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Elma Bustronic has designed a new 3U 17-slot backplane to meet the PXI Express Hardware Specification Revision 1.0 (with X1 PCIe connections).

Modular Mission Computer from Elma Easily Provides Custom I/O

May 8, 2014 11:27 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Elma Electronic now offers the compact F-Series PCIe/104 Platform, a fanless, rugged mission computing platform that combines a configurable structure with Intel's 4th generation Quad or Dual Core processor...

Expanded Ethernet Switch Family from Aitech

May 8, 2014 10:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Aitech Defense Systems, a producer of true embedded and mission critical computing technologies for environmentally-demanding military, aerospace, and rugged industrial applications, has expanded its line of managed Gigabit Ethernet switches to include several new versions...

Hardened Industrial Ethernet Switch

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

Moxa , a provider of industrial-grade networking solutions, has introduced its EDS-G500E Series of industrial Ethernet switches...

Standex-Meder Electronics Unveils KSK-1A35/1 Reed Switch

May 8, 2014 9:56 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Standex-Meder Electronics, a manufacturer of sensors and magnetic components, announces the release of the world’s smallest high-voltage switch: the KSK-1A35/1 miniature reed switch...

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