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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 ...                         

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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 ...                            

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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 ...                                       

Cypress Semiconductor Acquires Spansion for $1.59B

December 2, 2014 10:56 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Chip maker Cypress Semiconductor is buying flash memory product maker Spansion in an all-stock deal worth $1.59 billion ...                                                

Photos of the Day: NASA's Unmanned Capsule Debut

December 2, 2014 10:52 am | by MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

The new Orion spacecraft is not going to Mars just yet; Thursday's debut will be unmanned and last just 4½ hours. But it will be the farthest a built-for-humans capsule has flown since the Apollo moon missions, shooting 3,600 miles out into space in order to gain enough momentum to re-enter the atmosphere at a scorching 20,000 mph ...                 

NASA to Debut Orion Spacecraft with Around-Earth Test Flight

December 2, 2014 10:47 am | by MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

NASA's quest to send astronauts out into the solar system begins this week with a two-laps-around-Earth test flight ...                                     

Quadrant Photodiode 5 mm² - SXUVPS4

December 1, 2014 8:32 pm | by OPTO DIODE CORPORATION | Product Releases | Comments

Opto Diode introduces the SXUVPS4, a new multi-element detector with a 5 mm² active area in a quadrant configuration. Designed to resist radiation damage from high intensity UV lasers, the SXUVPS4 photodiodes are ideal for laser alignment applications. Offering unmatched stability, the SXUV series of photodiodes are the only commercially available ...

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Wireless Week Live: How Multicast is Set to Revolutionize Delivery of Mobile Video

December 1, 2014 2:33 pm | by Wireless Week | Events

The way video is delivered to mobile devices everywhere is about to get turned on its head. Thanks to a feature of LTE-Advanced called Multicast (eMBMS), watching video over a carrier network will be more efficient by leveraging Multicast's point to multi-point approach ...            

Bending Light on A Computer Chip with Sound

December 1, 2014 11:19 am | by Rhonda Zurn, University of Minnesota | News | Comments

University of Minnesota engineering researchers have developed a chip on which both sound wave and light wave are generated and confined together so that the sound can very efficiently control the light ...                  

Earth's Plasma Shield

December 1, 2014 11:19 am | by Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Researchers at MIT, the University of Colorado, and elsewhere have found there’s a hard limit to how close ultrarelativistic electrons can get to the Earth. The team found that no matter where these electrons are circling around the planet’s equator, they can get no further than about 11,000 kilometers from the Earth’s surface ...          

Amazon's Robotic Army Ready to Ship

December 1, 2014 11:19 am | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Amazon has boosted efficiency — and given workers' legs a break — by deploying more than 15,000 wheeled robots to crisscross the floors of its biggest warehouses and deliver stacks of toys, books and other products to employees ...                   

Photos of the Day: Cheetah Robot Has Real-World Applications

December 1, 2014 11:13 am | by RODRIQUE NGOWI, Associated Press | News | Comments

The robot, called the cheetah, can run on batteries at speeds of more than 10 mph, jump about 16 inches high, land safely and continue galloping for at least 15 minutes — all while using less power than a microwave oven ...                

Girl Scouts Go Digital to Sell Cookies

December 1, 2014 11:02 am | by LEANNE ITALIE, Associated Press | News | Comments

Watch out world, the Girl Scouts are going digital to sell you cookies.For the first time in nearly 100 years, Girl Scouts of the USA will allow its young go-getters to push their wares using a mobile app or personalized websites ...                

New 900-940 MHz VCO from Crystek

December 1, 2014 10:33 am | by Crystek Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek's CVCO33CL-0900-0940 VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) operates from 900 MHz to 940 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.2V~2.0V. This VCO features a typical phase noise of -104 dBc/Hz @ 10KHz offset and has excellent linearity. Output power is typically + 3dBm. Engineered and manufactured in the USA, the model CVCO33CL-0900-0940 is packaged in ...

Making Nuclear Weapons Uncrackable

December 1, 2014 10:32 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, a wireless button for anything; making nuclear weapons uncrackable; an eye-tracking upgrade for the Oculus Rift DK2 virtual reality headset; and a Internet-connected golf putter that helps your game ...                                   

TDK Announces Compact EPCOS SAW Duplexer

December 1, 2014 10:08 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

TDK Corporation announces the new EPCOS duplexer for LTE Band 1, which at 60 dB features very high isolation for both the Tx and Rx paths. Based on SAW technology ...                  

Studying the Speed of Multi-Hop Bluetooth Networks

November 26, 2014 11:40 am | by UPV/EHU-University | News | Comments

A group of researchers at the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country has analyzed the most suitable configurations to prevent time lags from arising in data transmission ...                               

Review: 4 Shopping Apps that Will Save You Money

November 26, 2014 11:26 am | by JOSEPH PISANI, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Want to save some cash while holiday shopping? The best tool can be a smartphone packed with the right apps ...                                  

Advancement in High Speed Converter Technology Enables Next Generation Wireless Communications Systems Designs

November 26, 2014 11:22 am | by Yi Zhang and Michele Viani, Applications Engineers for the High Speed Converter Group, Analog Devices | Articles | Comments

Wireless communications networks are rapidly evolving. Consumers are expressing increasing demands for enhanced data services and greater use of bandwidth. New generation wireless communications systems demand higher data throughput, lower power consumption ...              

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