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SmartWatch, Episode 11: AT&T-DirecTV Deal by the Numbers

May 22, 2014 10:20 pm | by Wireless Week | Videos | Comments

In this episode of SmartWatch, we’re breaking down AT&T’s mammoth $48.5 billion acquisition bid for DirecTV. Our editor Andrew Berg is catching some rays in Orlando at the PCIA Wireless Infrastructure Show, so Wireless Design & Development Editor Meaghan Ziemba was kind enough to fill in...

House Passes Curbs on NSA Phone Surveillance

May 22, 2014 9:08 pm | by Ken Dilanian, AP Intelligence Writer | News | Comments

In an overwhelming vote, the House moved the U.S. closer to ending the National Security Agency's bulk collection of Americans' phone records Thursday, the most significant demonstration to date of leaker Edward Snowden's impact on the debate over privacy versus security. But the final version of the legislation...

Cox Plans Gigabit Internet Speeds in 3 Cities

May 22, 2014 9:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cable company Cox Communications says it plans to boost Internet download speeds to 1 gigabit per second starting in Phoenix, Las Vegas and Omaha, Nebraska, late this year. That is dozens of times faster than typical broadband plans. The move will bring its service in line with Google's fiber rollout...

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Review: Apple's CarPlay Headed in Right Direction

May 22, 2014 9:02 pm | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple is getting ready to hitch the iPhone to cars in a mobile marriage of convenience. The ambitious project, called CarPlay, implants some of the iPhone's main applications in automobiles so drivers can control them with voice commands, a touch on the steering wheel or a swipe on a display screen in the dashboard...

Small Cell PAs Offer Big Performance

May 22, 2014 11:12 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW has announced design and sales support for two “Small Cell” power amplifiers from TriQuint. The TQP2451 and TQP2453 support 1,900 MHz and 1,800 MHz transmitter designs respectively...

Honeywell Introduces Nanopower Anisotropic Magnetoresistive Sensor Integrated Circuits

May 22, 2014 10:50 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Honeywell has introduced the industry’s first Nanopower Anisotropic Magnetoresistive Sensor ICs that provide the highest level of magnetic sensitivity (as low as 7 Gauss typical) while requiring nanopower (360 nA)...

Silicon Labs Eases Smart Meter Design with Wireless M-Bus Software

May 22, 2014 10:12 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Silicon Labs has introduced a comprehensive software solution designed to simplify the development of wirelessly connected smart meters for electricity, gas, water, and heat resources based on the proven Wireless M-Bus standard...

Meaghan's Minute: Wirelessly Charged Implants

May 22, 2014 9:51 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, researchers at Stanford University have developed a wireless system that uses the same power as a cell phone to safely transmit energy to chips the size of a grain of rice; paving the way for new "electroceutical"...               

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Antitrust Experts: 2 Big Deals Better than 1

May 22, 2014 9:44 am | by Ryan Nakashima, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Antitrust experts say AT&T's bid for DirecTV could reap immediate regulatory rewards. Coming so quickly on the heels of a rival cable company merger —the pairing of Comcast and Time Warner Cable— makes it easier for regulators to approve both transactions...

GIGAVAC Announces Hermetically Sealed Battery Disconnects

May 22, 2014 9:37 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

GIGAVAC announces a new addition to their extensive line of Advanced Switching Solutions. The HBD series of manual service disconnect switches incorporates new patent pending technology to deliver protection from hostile environments...

Photo of the Day: Making Light Work of Orbit and Attitude Control

May 21, 2014 11:53 pm | by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft | News | Comments

When you observe the sky on a clear night, the twinkling objects you see may not only be stars but also man-made satellites. Occasionally visible from Earth, these orbiting spacecraft come in different sizes, from large telecommunications and TV satellite...  

Gyroscopes No Larger than a Wallet

May 21, 2014 11:48 pm | by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft | News | Comments

When you observe the sky on a clear night, the twinkling objects you see may not only be stars but also man-made satellites. Occasionally visible from Earth, these orbiting spacecraft come in different sizes, from large telecommunications and TV satellite...

Europe's Cabbies Decry Competition from Uber App

May 21, 2014 10:39 pm | by Colleen Barry, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Milan's taxis sat idle for a fifth straight day Wednesday to protest competition from the ride-hailing app Uber, a high-tech challenge that has Europe weighing its consumer benefits versus its threat to old business models. Uber, a San Francisco start-up, has been banned...

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Meaghan's Minute: Supercapacitors for Super Batteries

May 21, 2014 10:16 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, researchers at the University of California, Riverside have developed a novel nanometer scale ruthenium oxide anchored nanocarbon graphene foam architecture that improves the performance of supercapacitors...            

Swipe Right for Ms. Right: The Rise of Dating Apps

May 20, 2014 9:51 pm | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

So, a lady walks into a bar...Wait, scratch that. A lady takes out her phone. With a left swipe of her finger she dismisses Alex, 25 and Robert, 48. She swipes right when a photo of James, 24, pops up. It's a match. James had swiped right too...

Text 911: Calling for Help without Making a Call

May 20, 2014 9:42 pm | by Wilson Ring, Associated Press | News | Comments

Sometimes a voice call to 911 just won't work, such as for deaf people in need of help or in certain domestic violence cases.Now, in a big step toward moving the nation's emergency dispatch system out of voice-only technology that dates to the 1960s...

IBM and KPN Bring the Stadium Experience from the Field to the Second Screen for Football Fans

May 20, 2014 6:49 pm | by IBM | News | Comments

IBM (NYSE: IBM) and leading Dutch telecommunications provider KPN have developed a mobile app to engage fans in new ways. The app integrates real-time, virtual experiences on a mobile device allowing users to participate in activities...

Driverless and Talking Cars: New Technology Transforms the Way We Travel

May 20, 2014 2:27 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

At the 2014 International Microwave Symposium (IMS), WDD is hosting a live panel discussion on connected cars. The event takes place Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at API Technologies’ Booth #1515...               

New TerraWave Wireless LAN Site Survey Kit

May 20, 2014 12:34 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Ventev Wireless Infrastructure, a division of TESSCO Technologies Incorporated, will showcase solutions from its comprehensive product portfolio, including the new TerraWave Wireless LAN Site Survey Kit, at Cisco Live 2014 in San Francisco...

API Wins Strategic Order for Front End Microwave System

May 20, 2014 12:07 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

API Technologies Corp. has announced the receipt of a strategic development order for a multi-channel microwave front end system. This integrated microwave assembly (IMA) will be used in a next generation radar warning receiver targeted for use in major Department of Defense military aircraft platforms...

CMX983 Analogue Front End (AFE) For Digital Radios

May 20, 2014 11:46 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

CML Microcircuits has announced the release of an Analogue Front End (AFE) for digital radios. The CMX983 is an Analogue Front End (AFE) IC that bridges the gap between a digital radio’s RF section and the DSP/FPGA...

Agilent Technologies Introduces Two Portable Oscilloscope Families

May 20, 2014 11:12 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies has introduced two new high-performance portable oscilloscope series deploying next-generation oscilloscope technology...

Peregrine Introduces UltraCMOS RF Power Limiters

May 20, 2014 10:41 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Peregrine Semiconductor has debuted its new line of UltraCMOS RF power limiters, including PE45140 and PE45450 slated for release in May...

New 3,200 MHz VCO From Crystek Corporation

May 20, 2014 10:14 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek's new CVCO55CC-3200-3200 VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) is engineered and manufactured in the USA and packaged in the industry-standard 0.5 x 0.5-in. SMD package...

Hotseat Episode 23: Hybrid Fiber/Power Cable System

May 20, 2014 9:55 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

In this exclusive WDD HotSeat interview, Ryan Chappell, who is global business development manager, optical cabling, at TE Connectivity discusses the new hybrid Fiber/Power cable system...                         

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