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AWS-3 Spectrum Auction

December 5, 2014 11:32 pm | by Scott Belcher, TIA | Videos | Comments

Belcher comments, “Today we celebrate the remarkable success of the FCC’s current spectrum auction...we now call upon the FCC to conduct a voluntary incentive auction for broadcast spectrum in 2016. To be successful ...

Analog’s New Clock IC

December 4, 2014 5:24 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices has introduced the AD9528 JESD204B clock and SYSREF generator defined to support the clock requirements for long-term evolution (LTE) and multicarrier GSM base station designs, defense electronics systems, RF test instrumentation ...                    

Optical Links to Transfer Data Faster

December 4, 2014 4:51 pm | by Chris Cesare, Stanford Engineering | News | Comments

The optical link is a tiny slice of silicon etched with a pattern that resembles a bar code. When a beam of light is shined at the link, two different wavelengths (colors) of light split off at right angles to the input, forming a T shape ...                         

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Stephen Hawking Gets an Upgrade

December 4, 2014 4:30 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re turning our arms into touchscreens, communicating with Stephen Hawking with upgraded sensors and software, and taking a ride on the bio-bus ... powered by poop ...       

New Ritron DTX+ High Power Transceiver

December 4, 2014 2:25 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Ritron introduces the new HP Series transceiver which features the same high performance RF specifications and reliability as the existing DTX+ Series with the added benefit of a high power transmitter ...                    

Ultra-Broadband Ceramic Capacitors from Passive Plus

December 4, 2014 2:19 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Passive Plus has introduced the 01005BB104 and 0201BB104 ultra-broadband 100 nF multilayer ceramic capacitors. The 01005BB104 has a case measuring (mils) 16 x 8 x 8, and offers resonant-free RF coupling/DC blocking from 16 KHz (lower 3-dB frequency) to beyond 65 GHz with ...            

Law Enforcement Tests Smart Pistols

December 4, 2014 1:48 pm | by CBS Evening News | Videos | Comments

Law enforcement in California is testing smart pistols equipped with technology that alerts police dispatchers whenever their gun is unholstered or fired ...                          

Smart Clothes to Monitor Wearers' Biomedical Information

December 4, 2014 1:48 pm | by Jean-Francois Huppe, Université Laval | News | Comments

Researchers at Université Laval's Faculty of Science and Engineering and Centre for Optics, Photonics and Lasers have developed smart textiles able to monitor and transmit wearers' biomedical information via wireless or cellular networks ...                       

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Wireless Brain Sensor to Unchain Neuroscience from Cables

December 4, 2014 1:47 pm | by David Orenstein, Brown University | News | Comments

In a study in the journal Neuron, scientists describe a new high data-rate, low-power wireless brain sensor. The technology is designed to enable neuroscience research that cannot be accomplished with current sensors that tether subjects with cabled connections ...                    

Store Beacons Communicate with Shoppers Just in Time for the Holidays

December 4, 2014 1:35 pm | by MAE ANDERSON, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

From American Eagle to Apple Stores, beacons are popping up everywhere. Are they a shopper's best friend or another pesky Big Brother monitoring our every move?                       

Photo of the Day: Artificial Retinas for Visually Impaired

December 4, 2014 1:34 pm | by Hebrew University of Jerusalem | News | Comments

The retina is a thin layer of tissue at the inner surface of the eye. Composed of light-sensitive nerve cells, it converts images to electrical impulses and sends them to the brain ...                            

Nanorod-Nanotube Film Provides Basis for Prosthetic Retina

December 4, 2014 1:34 pm | by Hebrew University of Jerusalem | News | Comments

Scientists have developed a new light-sensitive film that could one day form the basis of a prosthetic retina to help people suffering from retinal damage or degeneration ...                         

Galileo Satellite Completes Corrective Maneuver

December 4, 2014 1:29 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The European Space Agency says a navigation satellite that ended up in the wrong orbit has completed a corrective maneuver ...                              

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Novelda Secures $12M in Financing for Vital Signs Detection Sensors

December 3, 2014 12:39 pm | by Novelda | News | Comments

Novelda has announced the closing of a $12M Series A financing round to secure delivery and further development of its XeThru sensor technology. The first XeThru sensors are designed to detect movement and human body vital signs such as ...                 

TE Connectivity's Antennas for Consumer Devices, Connected Home & IoT

December 3, 2014 11:40 am | by TE Connectivity | News | Comments

TE Connectivity (TE) has introduced two standard antenna extensions — the 5 GHz antenna, which accommodates the new IEEE 802.11ac standard, and the 4G LTE antenna. These new embedded antennas address customers’ increasing needs for more compact components ...                             

Narrowband RF Modules for Industrial Market

December 3, 2014 10:21 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Radiocrafts AS announces a new radio module series for the industrial radio market. The RC17xxHP-RC232 module series provides narrowband radio performance combined with high output power for long range industrial applications. The new module series covers all ISM bands below 1 GHz, including 169, 433 and 868 MHz, as well as some national ... 

Engineers Take Big Step Towards Using Optics to Transmit Data in Computers

December 3, 2014 9:27 am | by Chris Cesare, Stanford Engineering | News | Comments

Stanford engineers have designed and built a prism-like device that can split a beam of light into different colors and bend the light at right angles, a development that could eventually lead to computers that use optics, rather than electricity, to carry data. They describe what they call an "optical link" in an article in Scientific ...

Drone Danger in An Unlicensed Airspace

December 2, 2014 5:10 pm | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor, @MZiembaWDD | Blogs | Comments

Wireless Design and Development has a lot of coverage on drones. And why not? They incredible feats of technology that are finding new applications in a variety of markets – and they’re really fun to play with. However, a recent reader comment on “Drone Sightings up Dramatically” caught my attention ...          

Digi International and Mouser Reach Agreement for Global Distribution

December 2, 2014 4:59 pm | by Digi International, Mouser Electronics | News | Comments

Digi International and Mouser Electronics have announced they have entered into a global distribution agreement ...                         

Wireless Research Center of NC Secures Three Portable Towers

December 2, 2014 4:26 pm | by Wireless Research Center of North Carolina | News | Comments

The Wireless Research Center of North Carolina (WRC) has acquired three portable radio towers, thanks to a grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation. This expands WRC's support of wireless technology expansion throughout North Carolina ...                   

Filming Injustice in the World’s Most Dangerous Places

December 2, 2014 3:56 pm | by Oren Yakobovich, TED Talk | Videos | Comments

To see is to believe, says Oren Yakobovich — which is why he helps everyday people use hidden cameras to film dangerous situations of violence, political fraud and abuse. His organization, Videre, uncovers, verifies and publicizes human-rights abuses that the world needs to witness ...                

TE Connectivity Opens Wearables Lab

December 2, 2014 3:20 pm | by TE Connectivity | News | Comments

TE Connectivity (TE) has announced the official opening of its TE Wearables Lab in Menlo Park, California. Exclusively focused on wearable technologies across consumer, medical, industrial and defense businesses, the lab serves as a collaboration center for TE's team of engineers, scientists and its customers throughout the design process ...

Steve Jobs Key Witness in Apple iPod Lawsuit

December 2, 2014 11:21 am | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

After nearly a decade in legal wrangling, a billion-dollar class-action lawsuit over Apple's iPod music players heads to trial on Tuesday in a California federal court. A key witness will be none other than the company's legendary late founder Steve Job ...                        

FBI Investigates Sony Computer Hack

December 2, 2014 11:11 am | by BY BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The FBI has confirmed it is investigating a recent hacking attack at Sony Pictures Entertainment, which caused major internal computer problems at the film studio last week ...                            

Get Better at Sports with Smart Gear

December 2, 2014 11:08 am | by RON HARRIS, Associated Press | News | Comments

Advances in technology present sports enthusiasts with plenty of options to train better and smarter ...                                       

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