U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman overruled a June decision by the U.S. International Trade Commission, which had banned imports of the iPhone 4 and some variations of the iPad 2. The commission ruled that the Chinese-made Apple devices violated a patent held by Samsung and couldn't be imported.
This week on Engineering Newswire, we're embedding sensors in your teeth to help track unhealthy acts; using the patch to help quit mosquitoes; designing temporary tattoo bio-sensors to warn extreme athletes when they are about to 'bonk'; and building the world's largest functioning brain ... model.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign researchers have developed a cradle and app for the iPhone that uses the phone’s built-in camera and processing power as a biosensor to detect toxins, proteins, bacteria, viruses, and other molecules.
RFMW has announced design and sales support for Johanson Technology’s (JTI) chip antenna that can operate in both GPS and GLONASS bands simultaneously.
Specialized wireless transceivers and radiomodems from Ritron provide OEMs and Integrators with wireless connectivity and COTS convenience in a compact, cost-effective package.
Pharad has expanded the range of its peel and stick appliqué antenna product offerings to beyond 10 GHz with its latest addition, an Ultra-Wideband (UWB) antenna. Previously the peel and stick appliqué antenna family was offered for communication systems up to 6 GHz.
SkyProbes has announced its newest version of its long-range antenna for handheld VHF and UHF radios. The SSP58, with it’s highly flexible Titanium whip, gives up to 6 times the range over the rubber duck antenna supplied with commercial VHF handheld radios.
Sailing off Virginia Beach, Va., from July 13 to 18, the Office of Naval Research’s (ONR) Research Vessel (R/V) Knorr explored ocean and atmospheric weather variations that can change the angle that radar and radio waves bend, making it more difficult for ships to remain undetected and hindering their ability to communicate or locate adversaries.
Broadcom Corporation [NASDAQ: BRCM] has announced Broadcom's Near Field Communication (NFC) and Wi-Fi technology is powering Brother's new NFC printers. The integration of NFC into Brother's multi-function printers shows how the power of NFC is being adopted by a broader range of consumer electronic devices.
Researchers from the Georgia Tech Information Security Center (GTISC) have discovered two security weaknesses that permit installation of malware onto Apple mobile devices using seemingly innocuous applications and peripherals, uncovering significant security threats to the iOS platform.
Apple is facing accusations of shortchanging thousands of employees who haven't been getting paid while being forced to wait in line to show they aren't trying to steal an iPhone, iPad, or other merchandise from the company's bustling stores.
The new offering follows the release of an iPhone version in June and brings an Office app to phones running the most widely used operating system on new smartphones. Microsoft is trying to make its Office 365 subscription more compelling, without removing an advantage that tablet computers running Microsoft's Windows system now have.
Senators are questioning top Obama administration officials about the National Security Agency's surveillance programs for the first time since the House narrowly rejected a proposal last week to effectively shut down the NSA's secret collection of hundreds of millions of Americans' phone records.
Spirent Communications has announced TDD-LTE support on the Spirent CS8 Mobile Device Tester. Already recognized in the industry for its ability to enable quick configuration and easy execution of test cases, the CS8 is now able to perform data throughput, voice quality, location based services, and mobility testing for chipsets and mobile devices that support TDD-LTE.
The Obama administration is declassifying documents about its telephone spying program to try to tamp down congressional opposition to domestic surveillance. The documents will provide little solace, however, to Americans hoping to understand the legal analysis that underpinned the widespread surveillance.
When technician John Baker of Premier Resource Services connected his laptop to a customer’s piece of industrial machinery he got a nasty surprise. There was a quick puff of smoke, and John lost his hard drive, his USB port and the USB adapter that he’d connected to the machine.
As carriers continue to roll out LTE networks to meet the overwhelming demand for mobile broadband data services, small cellular base stations called micro and picocells are expected to proliferate across the landscape over the next several years.
A team of theoretical physicists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) and Boston College has identified cubic boron arsenide as a material with an extraordinarily high thermal conductivity and the potential to transfer heat more effectively from electronic devices than diamond, the best-known thermal conductor to date.
Scientists have long been worried about the possible harmful effects of regular cellular phone use, but so far no study has managed to produce clear results. Currently, cell phones are classified as carcinogenic category 2b — potentially carcinogenic to humans — by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). A new Tel Aviv University study, though, may bring bad news.
The GOES-R Magnetometer Engineering Development Unit made an important development in the construction of the spacecraft recently after completing a successful boom deployment test at an ATK facility in Goleta, Calif.
Just as remotely-operated vehicles help humans explore the depths of the ocean from above, NASA has begun studying how a similar approach may one day help astronauts explore other worlds. On June 17 and July 26, NASA tested the Surface Telerobotics exploration concept, in which an astronaut in an orbiting spacecraft remotely operates a robot on a planetary surface.
Agilent Technologies has introduced a 28.4-Gb/s multiplexer with optional de-emphasis with up to eight taps for R&D and test engineers who need to characterize receivers for next-generation servers, storage systems, and data-center networks.
For decades, technology experts and home automation enthusiasts have been talking about and promising the emergence of the smart, connected home. They have foretold a home connected by multitude of sensors, monitoring applications such as HVAC, home security, and even the health of the inhabitants, and all controlled remotely over the web via a smartphone or a tablet.
Cypress Semiconductor has announced the availability of a new development kit that speeds design of digital audio accessories for Apple’s iPhone, iPad, and iPod products. The CY8CKIT-033A PSoC 3 MFi Digital Audio Development Kit for Lightning includes license-free reference hardware, firmware, and iOS app software.
The AM1020 from Atlanta Micro is a DC to 8 GHz low noise gain block operating from a +1.8V supply for low power applications. The amplifier provides 13 dB gain, +10 dBm output power and a 2.0 dB noise figure in a 3mm QFN package.