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4ffCom Increases LTE and MIMO 4x2 RF Test Case Coverage with Release of V38.0

September 11, 2013 3:10 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

4ffCom has decades of experience in Mobile Device RF testing, and their expert engineering team has developed the CTE (Comprehensive Testing Environment) in partnership with a range of industry leaders over the last 11 years.

Megger Enhances DLRO Series, Improves Performance, Usability Updates

September 11, 2013 2:38 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Megger has enhanced several of its 10 A digital low-resistance ohmmeters (DLRO) including the DLRO10, DLRO10X and DLRO10HD. These DLROs are ideal for use in the utilities, telecom, railroad, aviation, manufacturing, and process control industries.

Lantronix Launches 3.5G Wireless Solution for Connecting Remote Devices and Mobile Equipment

September 11, 2013 2:04 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

High-speed cellular solution provides industrial-grade intelligent gateway and ethernet to-cellular routing for rapid M2M seployment.

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Frequency-Extension Modules Address Growing Needs in Millimeter-Wave Communications, Wireless Networks, and Aerospace/Defense

September 11, 2013 1:25 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies this week introduced a line of frequency-extension modules from Virginia Diodes Inc. (VDI), a company that designs, manufactures, and sells millimeter-wave and terahertz devices, components, and systems, for its signal generators and analyzers.

Teseq Expands CDN Line to Include Testing of USB 3.0, HDMI Cables, Coaxial Cables, and 8-line Unshielded Cables

September 11, 2013 12:46 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Teseq has expanded its extensive line of over 60 CDNs (coupling/decoupling networks) for EMC RF conducted immunity testing, according to IEC/EN 61000-4-6, with several new models. The latest models include CDN USB 3.0, CDN HDMI, CDN S502, CDN S752, and CDN A801. 

LICA Series Low Inductance Decoupling Capacitor Arrays

September 11, 2013 11:09 am | by WDD Staff | Podcasts | Comments

AVX Corporation has expanded the applications for its LICA Series low inductance decoupling capacitor arrays. Widely utilized in commercial and industrial five nines (99.999%) uptime applications, such as mainframe class CPUs and ultimate performance multichip modules and communications systems.

Google Loses Appeal in Street View Snooping Case

September 11, 2013 9:43 am | by MARTHA MENDOZA, AP National Writer | News | Comments

A federal appeals court said Google wrongly collected people's personal correspondence and online activities through their Wi-Fi systems as it drove down their streets with car cameras shooting photos for its Street View mapping project. The ruling that the practice violates wiretap laws sends a warning to other companies seeking to suck up vast amounts of data from unencrypted Wi-Fi signals.

Apple's New iPhones Simultaneously Aim High, Low

September 11, 2013 9:29 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writers MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writers | News | Comments

For the first time since introducing the device that has reshaped technology and culture, Apple will offer two distinct versions of its latest iPhones — a cheaper model made of colorful plastic and another one that aims to be "the gold standard of smartphones" with a faster processor, fancier camera, and fingerprint scanner for better security.

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Review: Slick iOS 7 Shines on Apple's New iPhones

September 11, 2013 9:27 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

One of the best things about Apple's latest iPhones is the slick new iOS 7 software that runs the devices. But that souped-up operating system could end up hurting sales because the free software upgrade will also work on iPhones released since 2010, giving owners of the older models less incentive to buy Apple's newest products.

The NSA Machine: Too Big for Anyone to Understand

September 11, 2013 9:25 am | by MATT APUZZO, Associated Press | News | Comments

The National Security Agency set it in motion in 2006 and the vast network of supercomputers, switches, and wiretaps began gathering Americans' phone and Internet records by the millions, looking for signs of terrorism. But every day, NSA analysts snooped on more American phone records than they were allowed to.

Elektor Releases RF & Microwave Toolbox App Update

September 10, 2013 3:14 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Expanding upon the last update to Elektor’s Android App, Faust Nijhuis has designed an additional twelve calculation and conversion utensils for RF, Microwave, and electronics in general, bringing the total number of tools to 55.

TE Connectivity Improves Efficiency for Communication Equipment

September 10, 2013 1:08 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

TE Connectivity has announced the availability of an enhanced line of Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP+) connectors, the company’s portfolio of 16 Gb/s connectors designed for the data communications industry.

Motorola Opens First U.S.-Assembled Smartphone Plant

September 10, 2013 9:46 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Gov. Rick Perry and top executives are attending the opening of a Fort Worth plant where cellphone pioneer Motorola will produce the first smartphone ever assembled in the U.S. Motorola is owned by Google, whose Executive Chairman, Eric Schmidt, will be on-hand Tuesday, as will Motorola CEO.

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Nokia, Mercedes-Benz in Smart Map Deal

September 10, 2013 9:40 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Nokia says it has teamed up with Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz car division to jointly build and develop digital smart maps for conventional and self-driving cars. Under Wednesday's deal, Nokia's HERE mapping and location services unit and Mercedes will initially provide 3D maps for the Mannheim to Pforzheim route in Germany for cars connected to a computing cloud.

Apple's Next Big Thing May Be Lower-Priced iPhone

September 10, 2013 9:36 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple's much-anticipated update to its line-up of iPhones may leave the impression that the technology pioneer's focus has shifted to making more affordable products than engineering innovative breakthroughs. In keeping with its tight-lipped ways, Apple hasn't disclosed what's on the agenda for the coming-out party scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. PDT Tuesday at its Cupertino, Calif., headquarters.

Hirschmann Solutions Applies Telit Technology in Compact GPS Receiver Antenna

September 9, 2013 4:39 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Telit Wireless Solutions has announced that the company’s ultra-miniature Jupiter SE880 GPS receiver is to become the positioning technology device integrated into Hirschmann Solutions’ RAS 1575 GPS receiver antenna.

RF DC-DC Converters for Power Amplifiers Using MIPI RFFE interface

September 9, 2013 3:12 pm | by Sasa Radovanovic, Kevin Kayser, Amanda Alfonso, David van Schravendijk, Texas Instruments | Articles | Comments

The majority of new LTE platforms being released to the market have digital MIPI RFFE interface, which controls radio frequency front-end (RFFE) components, either from an application processor or baseband. One front-end component is a power management device for power amplifiers. There are two types of power management solutions for power amplifiers.

HotSpot Episode 29: Inflatable Antennas for Small Satellites

September 9, 2013 10:32 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD’s HotSpot, brought to you by National Instruments, Linear Technology’s LTC5551 ultra-high, dynamic range RF down converting mixer; a wristband, which uses the unique cardiac rhythm of consumers to authenticate their identity; a thin, wireless touch interface; and an inflatable antenna.

Wireless Network Detects Falls by the Elderly

September 9, 2013 10:18 am | by Aditi Risbud, University of Utah | News | Comments

For people age 65 and older, falling is a leading cause of injury and death. Most fall-detection devices monitor a person's posture or require a person to push a button to call for help. However, these devices must be worn at all times. A 2008 study showed 80 percent of elderly adults who owned call buttons didn't use the device when they had a serious fall, largely because they hadn't worn it at the time of the fall.

Microsoft Launches Xbox Music on Web for Free

September 9, 2013 9:52 am | by RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The expansion beyond Windows 8 devices and Xbox game consoles starting Monday is intended to bring new customers into the software giant's ecosystem of devices and services and could help it compete with other digital music offerings like Pandora, Spotify and iTunes. It's also an acknowledgement that the music service hasn't done much to drive sales of the Windows 8 operating system.

Antenna Tuning Switch from Peregrine Drives Performance of New Vega LTE-Advanced Smartphone

September 5, 2013 3:14 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Peregrine Semiconductor has announced that its new PE613010 antenna tuning switch has been selected by Pantech to drive performance in the new Vega LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) smartphone.

New Littelfuse SIDACtor Protection Thyristor Provides 45 Percent Lower Capacitance

September 5, 2013 3:03 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Littelfuse has introduced an ultra-low capacitance protection thyristor. The SDP Series SIDACtor Protection Thyristor in the SOT23-6 package provides robust overvoltage protection for broadband/xDSL telecommunications equipment with minimal effects on connection speed and reach.

Authentic Brain Waves Improve Driver Security

September 5, 2013 12:38 pm | by Albert Ang, Inderscience Publishers | News | Comments

One-time entry authentication methods, such as passwords, iris scanners and fingerprint recognition are fine for simple entry whether to a protected building or a private web page. But, a continuous biometric system is needed in some circumstances such as authenticating drivers of vehicles carrying valuable commodities and money, and even public transport vehicles and taxis

Engineering Newswire 54: Semi-Automatic Needle Gun

September 5, 2013 12:30 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Interpower Corporation, the premier supplier for power system components with a one week manufacturing lead-time and over 4 million parts in stock, we’re working out with RoboSimian, exploring the deepest place on earth, saving brains, and we’re locked and loaded with a semi-automatic needle gun.

Hot Spot Exclusive: Qardio Monitoring System for Smarter Healthcare

September 5, 2013 11:58 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

In an effort to provide remote monitoring solutions to doctors so they can be more sufficient while minimizing costs and the consequences that come with waiting until it is too late, San Francisco-based Qardio has introduced the QardioArm and QardioCore wearable monitoring devices.

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