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Photos of the Day: 3D-Printed Antenna Arrays for Satellite Mission

November 24, 2014 11:49 am | by RedEye 3D, NASA | News | Comments

The spacecraft bus configuration that carries the satellites is currently being assembled and tested. FORMOSAT-7/COSMIC-2 will launch six satellites into low-inclination orbits in May 2016, and another six satellites into high-inclination orbits in early 2018 ...                

RedEye 3D & NASA JPL to Buils COSMIC-2 Satellite Antenna Array

November 24, 2014 11:48 am | by RedEye 3D, NASA | News | Comments

The mission comprises a 12 satellite constellation, each satellite with 2 antennas. Through this project, RedEye successfully entered NASA JPL’s approved supplier list ...                                 

HotSpot Episode: Mercedes' Self-Driving Cars

November 24, 2014 9:32 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, NVIDIA unveils a new addition to the NVIDIA Tesla Accelerated Computing Platform: the Tesla K80 dual-GPU accelerator; a portable printer for your smartphone; a modular laser-based aircraft protection system, designed to protect U.S. rotary- and fixed-wing aircraft from infrared guided missiles; and the interiors of self-driving cars ...     

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In-Building LTE Small Cells Increase Network Coverage and Capacity

November 21, 2014 10:47 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Fujitsu announced the FUJITSU Network BroadOne LS100 Series LTE Femtocell, a small and lightweight indoor base station that helps operators deliver high-quality wireless coverage and capacity to indoor users. The LS100 Series supports 4G and features unique interference control and self-optimizing capabilities ... 

Experimental Blood Device Uses Smart Phone

November 21, 2014 10:14 am | by Tom Abate, Stanford Engineering | News | Comments

Four students and two faculty advisers create portable device that can detect hepatitis B infections in minutes to win one of five awards in the Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE, a global competition to improve diagnostic devices ...                

NRL Scientists Discover Novel Metamaterial Properties within Hexagonal Boron Nitride

November 21, 2014 9:54 am | by Daniel Parry; U.S. Naval Research Laboratory | News | Comments

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) scientists, in collaboration with researchers from the University of Manchester, U.K.; Imperial College, London; University of California San Diego; and the National Institute of Material Science (NIMS), Japan, have demonstrated that confined surface phonon polaritons within hexagonal boron nitride ...             

An Ultrasound that Penetrates Bone, Metal

November 21, 2014 9:37 am | by Dr. Yun Jing and Matt Shipman, NC State University | News | Comments

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a technique that allows ultrasound to penetrate bone or metal, using customized structures that offset the distortion usually caused by these so-called “aberrating layers ...”                                 

Intel Still Struggles to Catch Up in Mobile Computing

November 21, 2014 9:20 am | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Chip-making giant Intel is still struggling to catch up in mobile computing but says its personal computer business is performing better than expected and its return to revenue growth this year will continue into 2015 ...                  

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Harting's Ha-VIS LOCFIELD Antenna

November 20, 2014 2:13 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

HARTING’s new Ha-VIS LOCFIELD travelling wave UHF antenna makes it possible to create a passive RFID reading zone with a single antenna for applications like smart shelving systems, wireless sensor networks, door and window pass-throughs ...  

True-Digital PWM Controller with Integrated Power Stage Driver

November 20, 2014 2:10 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

ZMD AG (ZMDI) announces the release of the ZSPM2000, a configurable true digital PWM controller with integrated MOSFET driver for smart digital point-of-load (POL) solutions. ZMDI’s ZSPM2000 operates as a synchronous step-down converter in a single-rail, single-phase configuration. ZMDI’s Tru-Sample Technology and ...

Silicon Labs Expands Sub-GHz Wireless Portfolio

November 20, 2014 1:51 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Silicon Labs has introduced next-generation EZRadio and EZRadioPRO wireless ICs offering power efficiency, wireless range, and flexibility. Operating in the sub-GHz band, the new Si4x55 EZRadio and Si4x6x EZRadioPRO families ...           

Securing Industrial Wireless Applications

November 20, 2014 1:20 pm | by Julia Santogatta | Blogs | Comments

In Part 1 of this article, I introduced the Golden Rule of Industrial Wireless Security – Deploy Securely, Monitor Regularly. Following this rule ensures that unwanted access to your wireless LAN and the rest of your network does not occur. But, how do you deploy securely? These days, most cyber security articles talk about using Defense in Depth ... 

GaN Technology Addresses Size, Bandwidth and Efficiency Challenges in Advanced Small Cell Applications

November 20, 2014 1:03 pm | by David Ryan, Business Development Manager, Networks, MACOM | Articles | Comments

With global 2G wireless infrastructure coverage at greater than 90 percent and 3G coverage at similar rates in the developed world (source: Ericsson), the market emphasis has shifted to delivering the data capacity that subscribers require to access their rich multimedia and cloud based services on the go ...  

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Pasternack Introduces New Lines of Digitally Programmable Attenuators

November 20, 2014 1:00 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pasternack Enterprises has announced the new 5, 8, and 10 Bit broadband PIN diode digital step attenuators with performance up to 40 GHz depending on the configuration. These programmable, variable step attenuators are commonly used ...        

Photo of the Day: Complex Electronic Circuits Printed with T-Shirt Printer

November 20, 2014 11:02 am | by Lester Kok, Nanyang Technological University | News | Comments

Resistors, transistors and capacitors, the key components of a complex electronic circuit, are printed using non-toxic organic materials like silver nanoparticles, carbon and plastics ...            

Elusive Dark Matter May Be Detected with GPS Satellites

November 20, 2014 10:56 am | by Mike Wolterbeek, University of Nevada, Reno | News | Comments

The everyday use of a GPS device might be to find your way around town or even navigate a hiking trail, but for two physicists, the Global Positioning System might be a tool in directly detecting and measuring dark matter ...              

Tiny Satellites Show Earth as It Changes In Near-Real-Time

November 20, 2014 10:51 am | by Will Marshall, TED Talk | Videos | Comments

Satellite imaging has revolutionized our knowledge of the Earth, with detailed images of nearly every street corner readily available online. But Planet Labs' Will Marshall says we can do better and go faster ...              

Some in NSA Warned of a Backlash to Collecting American Phone Records

November 20, 2014 10:27 am | by KEN DILANIAN, AP Intelligence Writer | News | Comments

Dissenters within the National Security Agency, led by a senior agency executive, warned in 2009 that the program to secretly collect American phone records wasn't providing enough intelligence to justify the backlash it would cause if revealed, current and former intelligence officials say ...     

Home, Baby Cameras not Secure Worldwide

November 20, 2014 10:25 am | by DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press | News | Comments

Experts have a message for anyone with a webcam, baby monitor or home security camera: change your password now, because feeds from the cameras are being posted online by a Russian website ...                    

Teaching Self-Driving Cars the Ethics of the Road

November 19, 2014 5:00 pm | by JUSTIN PRITCHARD, Associated Press | News | Comments

Drivers make split-second decisions based on instinct and a limited view of the dangers around them. The cars of the future — those that can drive themselves thanks to an array of sensors and computing power — will have near-perfect perception and react based on preprogrammed logic ...                           

Low Leakage Current

November 19, 2014 4:36 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

SCHURTER has expanded its FMBC NEO 3-phase filters with a low leakage current series for applications where leakage currents are restricted to minimal allowable levels. The new family of filters is designed for rated currents ...                

Analog Devices’ Synchronous Demodulator with Configurable Analog Filter

November 19, 2014 4:15 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices has released a synchronous demodulator with a combination of integration, performance, flexibility and power consumption. The ADA2200 uses ADI’s patent pending sampled analog technology (SAT), and features ...            

New 805-815 MHz VCO

November 19, 2014 12:52 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek's CVCO55CC-0805-0815 VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) operates from 805 MHz to 815 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.3V~4.7V. This VCO features a typical phase noise of -124 dBc/Hz @ 10KHz offset and has excellent linearity. Output power is typically -5 dBm. Engineered and manufactured in the ... 

Electronica 2014 Top Ten

November 19, 2014 11:27 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

ECN and WDD attended electronica 2014 in Munich, Germany. The show had more than 70,000 attendees, thousands of exhibitors, and an endless amount of new products. Here are our top ten products from the show ...                          

Anritsu Demonstrates World’s First LTE Advanced Category 9 with 3x CA

November 19, 2014 10:47 am | by Anritsu Company | News | Comments

Anritsu Company has demonstrated stable peak data throughput for a Category 9 LTE device and network simulator using 3x Carrier Aggregation (3x CA) ...                   

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