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Pasternack Unveils New Lines of RF Isolators and Circulators

January 27, 2014 11:07 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pasternack Enterprises has unveiled new RF Circulators and Isolators (also referred to as RF duplexers)...

HotSpot Episode 47: Having Sex with Glass

January 27, 2014 10:35 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, a solution for gamer rage; a control system that makes robots more intelligent; spicing things up with Google Glass; and a Wi-Fi product that allows users to control any device from their smartphone...                   

Littelfuse Introduces New 2-Channel TVS Diode Arrays

January 27, 2014 10:33 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Littelfuse has introduced a new series of two-channel, general-purpose TVS Diode Arrays (SPA Diodes) optimized to help circuit designers protect sensitive equipment from damage due to electrostatic discharge (ESD)...         

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Photo of the Day: European Space Agency's Rosetta

January 27, 2014 10:10 am | by NASA, European Space Agency | News | Comments

U.S. mission managers are scheduled to activate their instruments on the spacecraft in early March and begin science operations with them in August. The instruments are an ultraviolet imaging spectrograph, a microwave thermometer and a plasma analyzer...                 

NASA Science Instruments to be Aboard the European Space Agency's Rosetta

January 27, 2014 10:08 am | by NASA, European Space Agency | News | Comments

Three NASA science instruments are being prepared for check-out operations aboard the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft, which is set to become the first to orbit a comet and land a probe on its nucleus in November...                         

Live Feed into Our Bodies

January 27, 2014 9:21 am | by Sonia Fernandez, University of Santa Barbara, California | News | Comments

A device that can monitor the levels of specific drugs as they flow through the bloodstream may soon take the guesswork out of drug dosing and allow physicians to tailor prescriptions to their patients’ specific biology. Developed by UC Santa Barbara researchers...                  

Speeding up Underwater Communications with Fast-Blinking LED systems

January 27, 2014 9:13 am | by Daniel Kane, University of California, San Diego | News | Comments

University of California, San Diego electrical engineering professor Zhaowei Liu and colleagues have taken the first steps in a project to develop fast-blinking LED systems for underwater optical communications...                          

Samsung, Google Sign Patent Agreement

January 27, 2014 9:02 am | by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics has signed an agreement with Google Inc. to cross-license their patents, reducing the risk of costly legal disputes over intellectual property and likely fostering greater collaborate between the two tech giants...                                

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U.S. to NY court: Reject Apple's Monitor Challenge

January 27, 2014 8:59 am | by LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Justice Department asked a federal appeals court Friday to let a monitor continue reviewing Apple's antitrust policies over the company's objections...                            

Near Error-Free Wireless Detection Made Possible

January 24, 2014 9:46 am | by Sarah Collins, University of Cambridge | News | Comments

The accuracy and range of radio frequency identification (RFID) systems, which are used in everything from passports to luggage tracking, could be vastly improved thanks to a new system developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge...                          

Photo of the Day: When to Outsource Your Electronic Design

January 24, 2014 9:37 am | by Nuvation | News | Comments

More than half of electronic product companies in North America outsource design, and the number is growing. The decision to outsource depends on a variety of factors, such as the availability of in-house resources, the complexity...                                

Notable Macs over the Years, from 1984 to the Pro

January 24, 2014 9:31 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

From the start, Apple's Macintosh shattered conventional notions of what a computer should be...                                    

Apple's Mac Still Influences, 30 Years after Debut

January 24, 2014 9:25 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Computers at the time typically required people to type in commands. Once the Mac came out 30 years ago Friday, people could instead navigate with a graphical user interface. Available options were organized into menus. People clicked icons to run programs and...                       

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NASA Launches Newest Communication Satellite

January 24, 2014 9:20 am | by MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

An unmanned rocket blasted into a chilly, clear sky Thursday night carrying the latest, third-generation Tracking and Data Relay Satellite...                                 

Opportunity Still Roving on Mars after a Decade

January 24, 2014 9:15 am | by ALICIA CHANG, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

A decade after 10 years a Mars exploration rover would continue to operate and operate productively," project manager John Callas said Thursday...                                

Rohde & Schwarz's Signal & Spectrum Analyzer with 500 MHz Analysis Bandwidth

January 23, 2014 11:01 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Rohde & Schwarz has expanded the analysis bandwidth for its R&S FSW high-end signal and spectrum analyzers to be used for measurements in a frequency range up to 67 GHz, enabling completely new applications for the signal and spectrum analyzer in research and development. The analyzer is well-suited for sophisticated measurement tasks in radar or satellite applications as well as for tests on fast wireless connections such as WLAN or Beyond 4G (5G). Features include...

Vishay Intertechnology's Silicone Cemented, Fusible Wirewound Safety Resistor

January 23, 2014 10:23 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

introduced a 5 W axial silicone cemented, fusible wirewound safety resistor for electric appliances, energy meters, and power supplies designed to ensure safe and silent fusing operation during overload conditions while offering surge voltage withstanding capability up to 6 kV (1.2 / 50 µs). Additional features of the Vishay Draloric AC05 include...

How to Build an Information Time Machine

January 23, 2014 9:18 am | by Frederic Kaplan, TED Talk | Videos | Comments

Imagine if you could surf Facebook ... from the Middle Ages. Well, it may not be as far off as it sounds. In a fun and interesting talk, researcher and engineer Frederic Kaplan shows off the Venice Time Machine, a project to digitize 80 kilometers...                      

Nighttime Smartphone Use Zaps Workers’ Energy

January 23, 2014 9:02 am | by Andy Henion, Russell Johnson, Michigan State University | News | Comments

Using a smartphone to cram in more work at night results in less work the next day, indicates new research co-authored by a Michigan State University business scholar...                                            

Icahn Raises Apple Stake, Now Owns $3B in Stock

January 23, 2014 8:30 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Activist investor Carl Icahn has raised his stake in Apple as he escalates his campaign to pressure the company into buying back more of its stock while the shares remain stuck far below their peak price...                           

Verizon Reports 1,000-1,999 Security Data Orders

January 23, 2014 8:27 am | by MARCY GORDON, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Verizon Communications says it received between 1,000 and 1,999 government requests for customer information related to national security last year...                               

App Watch: Will You Be My Between? App for Lovers

January 23, 2014 8:25 am | by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

A growing number of young couples in Asia are sharing special moments in the privacy of Between, a tight networking app that links only two people...                             

Lenovo Buys Part of IBM Server Business for $2.3B

January 23, 2014 8:24 am | by JOE McDONALD, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

China's Lenovo Group is buying IBM's server business for $2.3 billion, expanding a product line-up dominated by PCs, tablets, and smartphones...                                            

Government Panel Urges End to Phone Data Spying

January 23, 2014 8:23 am | by STEPHEN BRAUN, Associated Press | News | Comments

A sharply divided government task force that reviewed the National Security Agency's surveillance program for four months has urged President Barack Obama to shut down the agency's bulk collection of phone data and purge its massive inventory of millions of Americans'...               

New Transparent Display System Provide Heads-Up Data

January 22, 2014 10:27 am | by David L. Chandler, MIT | News | Comments

Transparent displays have a variety of potential applications — such as the ability to see navigation or dashboard information while looking through the windshield of a car or plane, or to project video onto a window or a pair of eyeglasses. A number of technologies have been developed for such displays, but all have limitations...               

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