In this episode of ECN's Engineering Update, brought to you by Mouser Electronics, graphene gets colder; the solar-impulse airplane completes its cross-country journey; and a laser gatling gun that features six blue 1.4-W class 4 lasers.
This week in WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, Pentek has announced the SystemFlow Simulator for its Talon analog and digital recording systems; Scientists have demonstrated the recording and retrieval processes of five dimensional digital data by femtosecond laser writing; a new satellite system covering the Arctic region; and a wireless range extender that creates wireless connectivity where ever you go.
Researchers are designing robots for the most delicate crops by integrating advanced sensors, powerful computing, electronics, computer vision, robotic hardware, and algorithms, as well as networking and high precision GPS localization technologies. Most ag robots won't be commercially available for at least a few years.
AtlanTecRF has introduced a new series of coaxial DC Blocks which are designed to provide the RF/Microwave communication systems engineer with versatile solutions in dealing with the presence of DC power on coaxial signal cables.
During this HotSeat interview, Brock Butler, Marketing Director for mobile devices at Spirent Communications, discusses the major trends occurring in the HD Voice and VOLTE markets. He also provides an overview of the major challenges that are present in these markets and insight on how they can be overcome.
One-time cellphone powerhouse Nokia is hoping to lure people back from iPhones and Android phones with a powerful smartphone camera that tops many point-and-shoot imaging devices. The new Nokia Lumia 1020 phone is packed with innovations designed to provide sharp images.
The Norwegian Space Center has teamed up with Telenor Satellite Broadcasting to assess the feasibility of a new satellite system covering northern areas outside the reach of current geostationary communications satellites. The Norwegian Space Center has teamed up with Telenor Satellite Broadcasting to assess the feasibility of a new satellite system covering northern areas.
As processing speeds in electronics continue to rise and packaging continues to shrink, sensitive internal components are located closer and closer together. Higher clock speeds coupled with increased density of components leads to increasing amounts of electromagnetic interference (EMI) and Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) noise.
This week on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Mouser Electronics, the electronic components distributor with the widest selection of the newest products, we’re building drones with a do-it-yourself kit, making batteries out of wood, rewriting the rulebook on solar cars, and creating e-skin that can sense touch and temperature.
Janus Remote Communications has announced that their HSPA910CF “common footprint” plug-in HSPA+ (3G) modems, HSPA910T2 “2nd Generation (3G) Standard Terminus,” and HSPA400AP (3G) “Intelligent Terminus,” have all achieved Rogers product certification.
Teseq has designed a new CDN (coupling/decoupling network) for surge testing on unshielded symmetrical high speed telecommunication lines including Ethernet. The CDN HSS-2 enables convenient surge testing with 1.2/50 µs pulses on active telecom lines.
Megger now offers a new handheld test set that combines all the functions needed for fast and comprehensive testing during telecommunication installations. With a touch of a button, the compact HT1000/2 performs many of the 26 essential tests between the technician’s central office and the subscriber’s location.
In a pair of recent papers, researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have demonstrated that, for a few specific tasks, it’s possible to write computer programs using ordinary language rather than special-purpose programming languages.
There are several ways to “trap” a beam of light — usually with mirrors, other reflective surfaces, or high-tech materials such as photonic crystals. But now researchers at MIT have discovered a new method to trap light that could find a wide variety of applications.
Apple milked the popularity of its iTunes store to form an illegal cartel with publishers to raise electronic book prices, a federal judge decided in a case swayed by the words of the late Steve Jobs. Wednesday's ruling by U.S. District Judge Denise Cote in Manhattan sided with government regulators' contention that Apple joined five major book publishers to gang up Amazon.com in a price-fixing conspiracy.
The Xperia Z, unveiled Wednesday in the U.S., helps Sony catch up with offerings from Samsung and HTC, but one feature stands out: Its water-resistant shell means you can submerge the phone. That's great if you're a lifeguard, or if you're prone to dropping your phone in toilets or spilling coffee near it.
The Navy successfully landed a drone the size of a fighter jet aboard an aircraft carrier for the first time Wednesday, showcasing the military's capability to have a computer program perform one of the most difficult tasks that a pilot is asked to do.
Skyworks Solutions has introduced a new 0.02 – 4 gigahertz, high isolation, single pole four throw absorptive switch with 50 Ohm terminations and excellent isolation performance. The symmetrical SKY13392-359LF is ideal for military communications, test and measurement and GSM/CDMA/WDCMA/LTE cellular infrastructure applications.
Japanese electric motorcycle maker Terra Motors unveiled Wednesday a new scooter that can synchronize with Apple's iPhone smartphone to enable the rider to record data including travel distance, running routes and remaining battery power.
Sharp said Tuesday it will launch "talking" electronic appliances in Japan next month that are capable of informing users of operational status and reminding them to do daily chores. Among the "talking" white goods, a refrigerator will remind users to check for expired food items.
Research In Motion CEO Thorsten Heins pleaded for patience Tuesday as the company faces questions about its growth and survival. BlackBerry shares were hammered last month after the company's financial results fell short of expectations.
The judge at a New York civil anti-trust trial has found that Apple conspired with publishers to raise electronic book prices. The ruling was issued Wednesday in Manhattan federal court. Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
How much are your private conversations worth to the government? Turns out, it can be a lot, depending on the technology. In the era of intense government surveillance and secret court orders, a murky multimillion-dollar market has emerged.
Radicom Research has announced the release of their RW8200 Embedded Serial to Wi-Fi Modules. It integrates a M3 Cortex host processor, Broadcom’s BCM44362 Wireless Internet Connectivity for Embedded Devices (WICED) and an embedded processor.
Cornell Dubilier has announced availability of its Type CS multilayered polymer capacitors for 125 °C applications with 6/6 ROHS compliance. Terminated with multiple pin connections, Type CS capacitors have low equivalent series resistance making them an excellent choice for high ripple current applications.