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Making Smartphones Smarter with See-through Sensors

June 19, 2014 2:00 pm | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

Your smartphone's display glass could soon be more than just a pretty face, thanks to new technology developed by researchers. A team has created the first laser-written light-guiding systems that are efficient enough to be developed for commercial use...

Thousands of Secret Keys Found in Android Apps

June 19, 2014 1:51 pm | by Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science | News | Comments

A team of engineers at Columbia reported that they have discovered a crucial security problem in Google Play, the official Android app store where millions of users of Android, the most popular mobile platform, get their apps. "Google Play has more than one million..."

Bezos: Fire Phone Offers 'Something Different'

June 19, 2014 1:45 pm | by Ryan Nakashima & Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press | News | Comments

There are two ways to view the smartphone Amazon introduced to the world on Wednesday: It's either the latest in a long line of phones with fancy new features that some people will never use or a magic wand for shopaholics. The phone's most significant feature...

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HotSeat 27: RF Power Tools System

June 19, 2014 1:19 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Freescale's RF Power Tool system reduces the size and complexity of RF lab equipment needed for application development by integrating multiple RF bench tool capability into a single box...                  

Cima NanoTech Announces Non-ITO Film-Based 42” Multi-Touch Module

June 19, 2014 11:28 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Cima NanoTech has announced a ultra responsive, non-ITO film-based, 42-inch projected capacitive multi-touch module for large format touch applications. The module was built by Amdolla Group using Cima NanoTech’s highly conductive, silver nanoparticle-based, SANTE® FS200 touch films...

Pasternack Releases New Family of Millimeter Wave Antennas

June 19, 2014 11:05 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pasternack has released a new family of high frequency, WR-15 waveguide antennas, which are designed for high-bandwidth applications including point-to-point links, GigE wireless LAN, millimeter radiometry, uncompressed HD video, FMCW radar, millimeter scintillometry, campus networks, and multi-gigabit wireless communications...

QuickLogic Launches Low-Power Sensor Hub for Wearables

June 19, 2014 10:20 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

QuickLogic has announced the immediate availability of its S1 Wearables Sensor Hub, an ultra-low-power, context-aware sensor hub optimized for next-generation wearable applications...

Wenteq Introduces New 1.35 ~ 2.70 GHz Octave Band Coaxial Circulator

June 19, 2014 10:02 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Wenteq Microwave has introduced a new broadband coaxial circulator. The Model F2585-0203-67 is an octave band SMA connectorized circulator in a package size of 2.0 × 1.949 × 0.748 inches...

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HotSeat 26: Ultra-Low Noise Amplifiers

June 19, 2014 9:40 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

In this episode of the HotSeat, Wireless Design and Development spoke with  Aroonchat Chatchaikarn, product manager for Skyworks. Aroonchat demonstrate Skyworks' new ultra-low noise amplifiers (LNAs) for cellular infrastructure, wireless connectivity, and broadcast communication applications...              

Telco Systems Introduces SDN & NFV Solutions for Transitioning to IT Aware Networks

June 19, 2014 9:29 am | by Moshe Shimon, Telco Systems | News | Comments

Telco Systems has announced their new strategy focused on their innovative Open Metro Edge (OME) SDN & NFV solutions supporting their network evolution approach for transitioning from Carrier Ethernet 2.0 to SDN and NFV architectures...

B&K Precision Acquires Teknix S.A.

June 19, 2014 9:09 am | by Geisa Mello, B&K Precision | News | Comments

B&K Precision Corporation has announced the acquisition of Teknix S.A., a service and calibration company based in São Paulo, Brasil. Under the new name of B&K Precision Brasil, the subsidiary company will become B&K Precision’s headquarters for South American operations...

Multi-Voltage Capacitive Sensors

June 18, 2014 9:56 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Carlo Gavazzi is proud to announce the launch of their new Multi-voltage CA30CLN12M Series Capacitive Sensor with Relay and Optional Time Delay Output...

Signal Hound BB60C Real-time Spectrum Analyzer

June 18, 2014 9:21 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Signal Hound has announced the Signal Hound BB60C, successor to the popular Signal Hound BB60A. The Signal Hound BB60C is a real-time spectrum analyzer and RF recorder...

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FCI Unveils Wire-to-Board and Wire-to-Wire Connectors

June 18, 2014 8:00 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

FCI is proud to announce the launch of its cost-effective Minitek PwrTM 3.0 & Minitek PwrTM 4.2 connectors. FCI’s Minitek PwrTM 3.0 is designed for power applications with current ratings of up to 5A per contact...

Shortage of Cybersecurity Professionals Poses Risk to National Security

June 18, 2014 1:15 pm | by RAND Corporation | News | Comments

The nationwide shortage of cybersecurity professionals – particularly for positions within the federal government – creates risks for national and homeland security, according to a new study from the RAND Corporation. Demand for trained cybersecurity professionals...

Roundtable: Emerging Test & Measurement Tech in Wireless Communications

June 18, 2014 10:51 am | by WDD Staff | Events

Engineering Live is a video roundtable designed to spark conversation and thought around key market topics impacting the world of design engineering...

Keynote Enhances HP-UFT Mobile Testing Capabilities with Object Level Scripting

June 18, 2014 10:40 am | by Keynote | News | Comments

In their ongoing quest to help mobile testers perform their jobs as efficiently and effectively as possible, Keynote now offers native object level scripting for users of HP UFT. Specifically, they have added a script recorder to our HP UFT add-in...

HotSeat 25: Dynamic vs. Static Phase Noise

June 18, 2014 10:33 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

In this episode of the HotSeat, Wireless Design and Development sat down with LeRoy Sutter, Director of Business Development at Taitien USA, Inc., at IMS2014 in Tampa Bay, FL...                           

Top 3 Wireless Network Security Concerns

June 18, 2014 10:21 am | by IT Brief | White Papers

One in ten people globally are using Wi-Fi at home and work, according to the Wi-Fi Alliance, and this number is continuing to grow. Additionally, according to Cisco’s predictions, mobile data traffic will increase 18-fold between 2011 and 2016...

App Watch: Facebook's Slingshot for Fleeting Posts

June 17, 2014 6:52 pm | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Facebook is taking another stab at ephemeral mobile messaging with an app called Slingshot. The app is designed to appeal to fans of Snapchat and other messaging apps that let people send self-destructing messages to friends. Slingshot draws...

Report: Chinese Phone Comes Preloaded with Spyware

June 17, 2014 6:41 pm | by Raphael Satter & Frank Jordans, Associated Press | News | Comments

A cheap brand of Chinese-made smartphones carried by major online retailers comes preinstalled with espionage software, a German security firm said Tuesday. G Data Software said it found malicious code hidden deep in the propriety software...

HotSeat24: IMS2014 General Chair

June 17, 2014 10:11 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

In this episode of the HotSeat, Wireless Design and Development spoke with Dr. Larry Dunleavy, General Chair of IMS2014...                            

Stylr App Is Wal-Mart Tech Lab's Latest Buy

June 17, 2014 9:56 am | by Anne D'innocenzio, AP Retail Writer | News | Comments

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s innovation lab is diving deeper into mobile apps with another acquisition. The latest purchase for @WalmartLabs is Stylr, a mobile app that allows shoppers to find clothes in nearby stores. Terms of the deal were not disclosed..

Letters to the Editor: The Societal Risks of Self-Driving Cars

June 17, 2014 9:25 am | by WDD Staff | Articles | Comments

A recent letter to the editor identifies some apprehensions with connected car technologies...                             

HotSpot Episode 67: How Your Private Data Is Used Online

June 16, 2014 11:39 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD’s HotSpot: Recently, NASA beamed a high-definition video message, “Hello, World!”, 260 miles from the International Space Station to Earth using a new laser communications instrument. The message was the first 175-megabit communication...

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