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Group Wants Fisher Price iPad Seat Recall

December 11, 2013 9:56 am | by JENNIFER C. KERR, Associated Press | News | Comments

Ahh, the first year of a baby's life — learning to sit up, crawl, even walk. But how about playtime in a baby seat with an iPad and some cool apps? Fisher-Price is selling an infant seat with an attachment where parents can insert an iPad so baby...                    

XpressO-Ultra Oscillators Offer Improved Phase Noise and Reduced Jitter

December 10, 2013 5:00 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Fox Electronics has released the next generation of XpressO technology, XpressO-Ultra. The improved phase noise and reduced jitter of the new XpressO-Ultra Series enables the oscillators to be effectively used in a variety of modern high-speed data applications...

25.5" WUXGA Large Format Display from IEE

December 10, 2013 4:52 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

IEE now offers a rugged, 25.5” WUXGA display with 1980x1200 resolution offering 10% more height than a standard full HD monitor. This display has been designed within IEE’s enhance lifecycle management program to ensure its availability for a minimum of seven years...

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Elma's New Single-Slot 3U VPX Board

December 10, 2013 4:45 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Elma Electronic now offers a dual drive, VPX storage module requires only one system slot. The new 533x family comes with either solid state SLC, MLC or 2.5” rotating drives to match both the environmental attributes and functionality requirements of specific applications...

Modular Remote Digital Processing Platform

December 10, 2013 4:30 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Aitech Defense Systems now offers the RIO-NG, a modular digital processing platform that can be easily customized for a variety of high-reliability military, industrial and space applications that require ultra-low power and a compact form factor...

Meaghan's Minute: Wireless Power Antennas

December 10, 2013 10:38 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, we are discussing high-efficiency wireless power antennas from NuCurrent...                                         

Optimizing Carbon Nanotube Arrays for use in Hot Spots

December 10, 2013 10:19 am | by Tom Abate, Stanford Engineering | News | Comments

When engineers design devices, they must often join together two materials that expand and contract at different rates as temperatures change. Such thermal differences can cause problems if, for instance, a semiconductor chip is plugged...             

Photos of the Day: Titan Arm Adds Extra Muscle

December 10, 2013 10:10 am | by KATHY MATHESON, Associated Press | News | Comments

In technical terms, the apparatus is an untethered, upper-body exoskeleton; to the layman, it's essentially a battery-powered arm brace attached to a backpack. Either way, Titan Arm's cost-efficient design has won...              

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PA Students' Robotic Arm Can Make You Stronger

December 10, 2013 10:09 am | by KATHY MATHESON, Associated Press | News | Comments

Need a hand lifting something? A robotic device invented by University of Pennsylvania engineering students can help its wearer carry an additional...                      

Tech Firms Vie to Protect Personal Data, Profits

December 10, 2013 9:54 am | by MARCY GORDON, AP Business Writers MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Business Writers | News | Comments

Even as Silicon Valley speaks out against the U.S. government's surveillance methods, technology companies are turning a handsome profit by mining personal data and...                            

Elma's Custom-designed Type 15i Instrument Case

December 9, 2013 5:37 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Elma Electronics introduced a new Type 15i instrument case that is scalable in all three dimensions (H x W x D), while offering designers cost-effective, custom-sized enclosures in relatively small volumes. With virtually infinite scalability in an attractive package, the new enclosure can be sized perfectly to house instruments or small portable devices...

Farsens’ Magneto: Battery Free RFID Magnetometer Tag

December 9, 2013 5:30 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The Magneto from Farsens S.L. is a battery free RFID sensor tag capable of transmitting a unique identifier and the associated magnetic field measurement data to a commercial EPC C1G2 reader without the need of a battery on the sensor tag...

Richardson RFPD’s 50 V Moisture-Resistant DMOS Transistor

December 9, 2013 5:23 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Richardson RFPD announced immediate availability and full design support capabilities for a new diffused metal oxide semiconductor (DMOS) transistor from STMicroelectronics (ST). The SD4933MR is an N-channel field-effect RF power transistor intended for use in 50 V...

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Agilent Technologies’ New EXM Wireless Test Set

December 9, 2013 5:17 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies announced the E6640A EXM wireless test set, which offers breakthrough manufacturing-test scalability in technology coverage, performance and capacity to test up to 32 cellular and wireless-connectivity devices in parallel...

Kickstarter of the Week: Mini Satellite Is Propelled by Water

December 9, 2013 4:17 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

On this episode of Kickstarter of the Week, we are propelling a tiny solar-powered satellite into space using only water for fuel. The spacecraft could someday average over 1 billion miles per gallon. The engine produces thrust through ...                      

Propelled by Water, Powered by Sun

December 9, 2013 4:13 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

A solar-powered spacecraft could someday average over 1 billion miles per gallon using only water for fuel, thanks to a new technology being developed at the University of Michigan’s Plasmadynamics and Electric Propulsion Laboratory. The ...

Exclusive: Shutting the Door on Shodan

December 9, 2013 4:03 pm | by Alan Grau, Icon Labs | Articles | Comments

Shodan, “The scariest search engine on the Internet” according to CNN Money, is a search engine scouring the Internet looking for servers, webcams, printers, routers and all the other devices that are connected to and make up the Internet of Things. Searches on Shodan can find a stunning amount...

Meaghan's Minute: Adoption of Wireless Power

December 9, 2013 2:20 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Keynote speaker, Ryan Sanderson, who is the Associate Director of Power Supply and Storage Components at HIS, gave his perspective on the adoption of wireless power internationally at the Wireless Power Summit in Austin, TX...                       

HotSpot Episode 42: NASA's Sunjamming Solar Sail

December 9, 2013 11:44 am | Videos | Comments

On this episode of WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by SanDisk, helping an aging population with chronic healthcare problems; the final step before solar sails are launched into space; a rehabilitation device for stroke vicitms; and a jacket that tell you where to go...

Photos of the Day: Mini Microscopes

December 9, 2013 11:14 am | by Dr. Johan Lundin, University of Helsinki | News | Comments

Researchers at the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland, FIMM, University of Helsinki and Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, have now shown that novel techniques for high-resolution imaging and image transfer over data networks may be utilized to solve these diagnostic problems...

Stripped Mobile Phone Camera Turned into a Mini-Microscope for Low-Cost Diagnostics

December 9, 2013 11:13 am | by Dr. Johan Lundin, University of Helsinki | News | Comments

Microscopy, being relatively easy to perform at low cost, is the universal diagnostic method for detection of most globally important parasitic infections. Methods developed in well-equipped laboratories are, however, difficult to maintain at the basic levels of the health care system due to lack of adequately trained...

Pioneering Path to Electrical Conductivity in 'Tinker Toy' Materials to Appear in Science

December 9, 2013 10:56 am | by Mike Janes, DOE/Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

Sandia National Laboratories researchers have devised a novel way to realize electrical conductivity in metal-organic framework (MOF) materials, a development that could have profound implications for the future of electronics, sensors, energy conversion and...

Tech Giants Call for Controls on Gov't Snooping

December 9, 2013 10:32 am | by DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press | News | Comments

Major technology companies, stung by poor publicity for having helped the U.S. government access personal data, on Monday issued an open letter to President Barack Obama asking for tighter controls on surveillance...                     

EU Warns Nokia Not to Become 'Patent Troll'

December 9, 2013 10:29 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Europe's top regulator has warned Nokia not to try to become a "patent troll" after the Finnish company sold most of its cellphone-making business to Microsoft Corp. this year but retained its patent portfolio...                 

Court Case Could Mean 'Death' of Software Patents

December 9, 2013 10:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Supreme Court decided Friday to hear an appeal of a lower court decision that a federal judge called the "death" of software patents. In a worst-case scenario for the high-tech industry, if the Supreme Court upholds the ruling it could invalidate many existing software patents or...

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