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Mobile Apps Under a New Kind of Attack

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Syracuse University | News | Comments

Scanning 2D barcodes, finding free Wi-Fi access points, sending SMS messages, listening to music, and watching MP4 videos: these are very common activities that we do using our smartphones. Can you imagine that simply doing these things can get your smartphones infected with "worms" that can not only steal personal information from your phone...

Obama to Propose Ending NSA's Phone Call Sweep

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press | News | Comments

The White House wants the National Security Agency to get out of the business of sweeping up and storing vast amounts of data on Americans' phone calls. The Obama administration this week is expected to propose that Congress overhaul the electronic surveillance program by having phone companies hold onto the call records as they do now...

Vishay Intertechnology's Silicone Cemented, Fusible Wirewound Safety Resistor

May 2, 2014 8:42 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...

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Agilent Technologies to Feature Wireless Communication Design and Test Solutions

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Janet Smith, Agilent Technologies | News | Comments

Agilent Technologies has announced it will show its newest wireless design and test solutions that address present and future test technology challenges in  LTE, LTE-A, and 3GPP, Releases 11 and 12, at Mobile World Congress, February 24-27, Barcelona, Spain. The design and test solutions focus on the higher-capacity capabilities...

Sunrise Micro Devices Offering Radio Design in IP Form

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Sunrise Micro Devices | News | Comments

Sunrise Micro Devices (SMD) has announced that it is now a wireless intellectual property (IP) company delivering complete radio solutions to help accelerate the deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Standards-based wireless technologies offer interoperability and enable low-power wireless sensor nodes to connect to the Internet. Enabling a range of semiconductor companies...

Incognito Software Appoints Pete Koat as Chief Technology Officer

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Incognito Software | News | Comments

Incognito Software has announced that Pete Koat has been appointed to the position of chief technology officer. In this role, Koat will be responsible for defining the strategic agenda for the company’s product line, including developing product roadmaps based on market trends, identifying functional requirements with customers, and contributing to relevant industry standards...

Aeroflex Significantly Reduces LTE Mobile Test Times for Service Centers

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Aeroflex has announced that the latest upgrade to its Lector software provides dramatic improvements in the speed of mobile device RF tests in service centers. Lector 7 software achieves doubling in LTE test speed for a range of mobile devices. Test times for a reference multi-band mobile device...

TI Introduces SimpleLink Bluetooth Module

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments has announced the expansion of its SimpleLink Bluetooth CC256x portfolio with the addition of new modules and audio reference designs for rapid prototyping, development, and production...

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Agilent Technologies Expands PNA-X Network Analyzer for Active Device Test

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies has expanded the world’s most flexible PNA-X family of network analyzers with an 8.5 GHz model that more economically supports lower-frequency devices used in wireless communication applications...

Murata's 240 W Quarter-Brick DC-DC Converter

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Murata has announced the UWQ 240 Watt quarter-brick DC-DC converter from Murata Power Solutions designed for wireless backhaul, smart grid, and a broad range of networking and other telecommunications...

IBM Named a Worldwide Leader in IDC MarketScape for Mobile Consulting and Technology Services

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Fabienne Dawson & Doug Fraim, IBM | News | Comments

IBM has announced that IDC has named IBM a leader in the new MarketScape Worldwide Mobile Application Development, Testing, Management, and Infrastructure (mADTMI) Services 2014 Vendor Assessment. Following an evaluation of 14 companies against 117 criteria, IBM was recognized in the “leaders” category in part for its “training and knowledge sharing, range of service capabilities, innovation/research and development pace...

Cornell Dubilier's Hybrid Polymer-Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Cornell Dubilier Electronics has announced the release of type HZA Hybrid Polymer-Aluminum electrolytic capacitors. Combining the advantages of each technology, type HZA has...

Windstream Hosted Solutions Accelerates Cloud Migration for Enterprise Customers

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Tanja Jameson, Windstream | News | Comments

Windstream Hosted Solutions has partnered with Racemi to enable businesses to quickly and automatically migrate their existing physical and virtual servers to Windstream's cloud. By leveraging Racemi's Cloud Path SaaS platform, Windstream will accelerate server migration, allowing enterprise customers to continue daily business operations during the migration...

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Acopian's AC-DC Linear Power Supplies UL and CE Certified

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Acopian Power Supplies has announced the UL recognition and CE approval of their mini encapsulated series of linear regulated power supplies. The AC-DC power supply series is encapsulated in an ultra-compact, low profile housing to provide environmental protection in space-limited applications...

New Freescale Power Amplifier Delivers Unmatched Frequency Range, Gain, & Power

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Freescale Semiconductor | News | Comments

Freescale Semiconductor has introduced the first 2W integrated power amplifier operating with a 5V supply and delivering more than 40 dB of gain to cover all frequency bands between 1500 and 2700 MHz. The component supports any cellular standard operating at this frequency including GSM, 3G, 4G, and LTE...

B&K Precision Launches Major pwrApp Update

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by James Schada, B&K Precision | News | Comments

B&K Precision has relaunched its iOS application, ‘pwrApp’, for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Adding to the app's value-offering of local wireless control for XLN-GL series power supplies, B&K Precision’s pwrApp now adds support for 9170/9180 series power supplies with LAN interface cards...

PCTEST Lab Selects Rohde & Schwarz to Expand its Testing Capabilities

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by PCTEST Engineering Laboratory & Rohde & Schwarz | News | Comments

PCTEST Engineering Laboratory (PCTEST LAB) has purchased a second R&S TS8980FTA-2 conformance test system and several additional R&S CMW500 wideband radio communication testers to cover key next generation technologies. PCTEST's expanded test capabilities support new conformance and carrier acceptance test requirements...

Microchip's Low-Power Projected-Capacitive Touch Controllers

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology has announced a new family of projected-capacitive touch controllers — the MTCH6102 with low-power performance. These turnkey projected-capacitive...

New Double-ridged Horn Antenna from PMM

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Teseq has introduced a double-ridged horn antenna from PPM that has a frequency range of 6 to 18 GHz.  The new PMM DR-01 is designed for radiated emissions and immunity applications, featuring an antenna factor of 36 to 41 dB/m and excellent sensitivity for emissions measurements...

Teseq’s100 A, 3-Phase Burst Pulse CDN for EFT Testing

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Teseq has introduced a 100 A, 3-Phase burst pulse coupling/decoupling network designed for electrical fast transient or burst testing. The new manual CDN 3083-B100...

TIA Submits Comments on Changes to Medicare Policies

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Telecommunications Industry Association | News | Comments

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) has submitted comments with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on its Advance Notice regarding changes to Medicare Advantage capitation rates, and Medicare Part C and D payment policies...

Avago Technologies' New Generation of 100 G Optical Transceivers

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Avago Technologies has introduced its new generation of 100G optical transceiver module solutions, the Avago 100GbE GQSFP28 SR4 and 100G CFP4 LR4, designed for modern datacenter and enterprise...

Vishay's New Thin Film Chip Resistor Lab Sample Kits

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Intertechnology has announced that the company is now offering laboratory sample kits of its high-stability thin film chip resistors. The TNPW0402 e3 (LTW0402 e3 96/4)...

Sunrise Micro Devices Partners with Wicentric

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Sunrise Micro Devices | News | Comments

Sunrise Micro Devices (SMD) has partnered with Wicentric to develop powerful and efficient protocol stack software optimized for CORDIO BT4 radio core, SMD’s first radio core offering from the CORDIO family of sub-volt wireless products. This solution provides...

Cypress’s New Hub Controller Achieves USB-IF Certification

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor has announced a new USB 3.0 hub controller certified by the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) for the SuperSpeed USB 5 Gbps standard. The EZ-USB HX3 USB 3.0...

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