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connectBlue Presents a Bluetooth Dual-Mode System-on-Module

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

With the Bluetooth Dual-mode System-on-Module OBP421, it is possible to get full control of all system resources in one compact solution. Since the OBP421 is Bluetooth Smart Ready, it will become possible to create, compile and link real C code embedded applications with the ability to access any connected Bluetooth Smart sensor using the Generic Attribute Profile (GATT)...

Stackpole Expands Value Range of MLF / MLFM Series Melfs

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

Stackpole has expanded the resistance range of its MLF / MLFM Series of metal film melf resistors for a wide range of applications where stable operation and thermal stability are important, such as instrumentation and metering, controls, communications equipment, network analyzers, and automotive controls...

Molex Technologies Support MXC Fiber Optic Interface

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Molex Incorporated | News | Comments

Molex has announced that its VersaBeam expanded beam ferrule technology and single-mode silicon photonic active optical products will support the new MXC fiber optic interface. These and other Molex high-speed, high-density data transmission technologies will be featured...

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Senaptic Turns IoT into Real-world Revenue Streams

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

Senaptic is a new company focussing on ultra-scalable private network solutions for smart cities and utilities. It has an innovative business model providing end-to-end solutions that are already turning the promise of the Internet of Things (IoT) into significant revenue streams in global markets...

FirstLight Fiber Upgrades IP Core Network

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Jaymie Scotto & Associates | News | Comments

FirstLight Fiber, a facilities-based telecommunications service provider operating fiber optic networks in Upstate New York and Northern New England, has announced the upgrade of its IP core network to further support area businesses demanding high quality Internet connectivity...

Blesh Enables Hands-free Payments with FastPay

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

Blesh has announced the launch of their Micro Location Services platform with iBeacons. Blesh started implementing iBeacons and delivering proximity notifications for its Member Companies by the end of 2013. So far, Blesh Member Companies...

SICK’s Compact TIM511 Ranging Laser Scanner

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

SICK has announced the launch of the TIM551 2D laser scanner. This IP 67-rated ranging scanner sends information about surrounding contours via Ethernet using time-of-flight...

Rogers Celebrates Innovation Center Grand Opening in Partnership with Northeastern

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Rogers Corporation | News | Comments

Rogers Corporation has held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate the company’s new Innovation Center in Burlington, Massachusetts. More than 125 government officials, community leaders, technology company representatives, and other guests were on hand to celebrate and tour the Center located in Northeastern University’s George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security...

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Conel Expands Family of Routers with the 4G LTE LR77

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

Conel, a subsidiary of B&B Electronics, has expanded its family of rugged wireless communications routers with the 4G LTE LR77 v2 Cellular Router which takes advantage of the fast data transfer speeds (up to 100Mbit/s for download, 50 Mbit/s for upload) of the LTE cellular network...

Smartphone App Helps Alcoholics Stay Sober

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press | News | Comments

A smartphone app for recovering alcoholics that includes a panic button and sounds an alert when they get too close to taverns helped keep some on the wagon, researchers who developed the tool found. The sober app joins a host of others that serve as electronic shoulder angels, featuring a variety of options for trying to prevent alcoholics...

NextG-Com Announces LTE Host Test Platform for Release 11 Conformance

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Colin Aitken, NextG-Com | News | Comments

NextG-Com has announced the development of a low-cost LTE protocol test platform on host compliant to 3GPP Release 11 specification. XANTHUS 203 is a protocol conformance test framework that allows the execution of TTCN3 36.523 Test Cases as published by ETSI. It has been designed within the current NextG-Com ALPS LTE product development program...

'Cool' Invention Wins First Place at MADMEC

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Rob Matheson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Heating or cooling certain parts of your body — such as applying a warm towel to your forehead if you feel chilly — can help maintain your perceived thermal comfort...                                           

EIC Solutions Expands Electronic Enclosures

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

EIC Solutions has expanded its line of pre-packaged electronic enclosures. Designed to protect and cool electronics and electrical devices, the Protector Series pre-packaged enclosures combine...

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Sequans Wins Two Designs for LTE Devices in the Bid for China Telecom’s Commercial Launch

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Sequans Communications & Datang Mobile | News | Comments

4G chipmaker Sequans Communications has announced that two of its device manufacturing partners in China, Datang Mobile and DareGlobal, have been awarded contracts to provide Sequans-powered TD-LTE end user devices to China Telecom for the operator’s commercial launch of TD-LTE service beginning in Q2...

TNCI Names Bill Farwell as CFO

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by TNCI Operating Company | News | Comments

TNCI Operating has announced Bill Farwell as its new Chief Financial Officer.Farwell has over 20 years of experience handling financial affairs for both fortune 500 and start-up companies. Over his expansive career, Farwell has worked for a mixture of companies including, Total Call International, VOCE Wireless, Spotlight Health, and The Walt Disney Company...

Pulse Electronics' Sidewinder Current Sensor

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

Pulse Electronics has announced the publication of a new test report demonstrating the reliability and longevity of its Sidewinder AC current sensing technology. The report demonstrates that Sidewinder-based products achieve...

RFMD Wins CableFAX Tech Award for Green Technology

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Brent Dietz, RFMD | News | Comments

RFMD has announced that its Gallium Nitride (GaN) amplifier family for the new DOCSIS 3.1 CATV networking standard has won the CableFAX Tech Award for Green Technology. CableFAX's Green Technology Award recognizes technology that helps cable companies and program distributors cut energy consumption in equipment installed...

SecurityCoverage Selects Pie’s TotalTechHero & NetHero Apps as Key Components

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Pie Digital | News | Comments

Pie Digital has announced that its NetHero and TotalTechHero software for connected homes were selected to power SecurityCoverage’s managed service offering, Tech Home. The agreement gives SecurityCoverage the exclusive right to bundle and market Pie’s products...

Ettus Research Releases SDR Platforms Featuring Kintex-7 FPGA

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

Ettus Research, a National Instruments company, has introduced the USRP X300 and USRP X310 high-performance, modular software defined radio (SDR) platforms. Developers can programmatically control the USRP with the UHD C++ API, or choose from third-party tools and software...

Feds Reach Out to Kids Over Online Predators

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Amy Taxin, Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal agents are reaching out to children to get them to use street smarts online in a nationwide push to prevent sexual exploitation cases.Immigration and Customs Enforcement will send agents to school auditoriums and community centers across the country to teach teens and tweens — and their parents — how to be safer online and steer clear of Internet predators...

Littelfuse Introduces New 2-Channel TVS Diode Arrays

May 2, 2014 8:42 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)...         

Steve Altman, Former Qualcomm President and Vice Chairman, Joins the MagnaCom Team

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Jeremy Hyatt, MagnaCom | News | Comments

MagnaCom has announced that Steve Altman, former President and Vice Chairman of Qualcomm [NASDAQ: QCOM], has joined the MagnaCom advisory board. Mr. Altman is recognized as the chief architect of Qualcomm’s successful IP licensing business, and will now actively assist MagnaCom in developing and executing its technology licensing business...

PSA Peugeot Citroën and IBM to Launch “Connected Services” for the Car of the Future

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by PSA Peugeot Citroën & IBM | News | Comments

PSA Peugeot Citroën has announced plans to use IBM Big Data and Analytics and IBM MobileFirst solutions to launch a new era of connected vehicles that deliver customized services. The rapid adoption of mobile devices is redefining customer expectations in all areas of life, including transportation. The need to be constantly connected is transforming...

LTE Innovation Summit Examines Driving Technologies Accelerating the 4G Turn

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Rohde & Schwartz | News | Comments

Rohde & Schwartz has annouced that bringing chipset and device manufacturers, mobile operators, test labs, and other technology leaders involved in the LTE/4G ecosystem together, the 5th annual LTE Innovation Summit will explore the design and test implications of converging wireless technologies...

Signals Research Group’s New LTE Smartphone Benchmark Study Finds Wide Variations in Data Performance

May 2, 2014 8:42 am | by Spirant Communications, Signals Research Group, and ETS-Lindgren | News | Comments

Spirent Communications has announced it has collaborated with Signals Research Group (SRG) and ETS-Lindgren on the first independent Over-the-Air (OTA) benchmark study of commercial LTE smartphone performance. Results of SRG’s study illustrate the unique ability of the OTA test methodology to detect clear data performance differences between commercial LTE device implementations...

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