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Amazon Debuts Mobile Payment App and Card Reader

August 13, 2014 5:53 pm | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Amazon is taking direct aim at mobile payment systems such as Square by introducing the Amazon Local Register, a credit-card processing device and mobile app designed to help small business owners accept payments through their smartphones and tablets. The move places the largest U.S. e-commerce retailer...

VPG's New S Series Precision Foil Current Sense Resistors

August 13, 2014 12:13 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

VPG announced that its Powertron resistor brand has introduced the first seven devices in its S Series of precision foil current sense resistors...

Ethernet Cables Provide High Data Rate

August 13, 2014 12:05 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

W. L. Gore & Associates has introduced GORE Ethernet Cables to meet the military and civil aerospace markets' emerging need for higher data rate cables in a lightweight, flexible, and routable package...

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Fairview Microwave Announces New Lines of RF Rotary Joints

August 12, 2014 11:55 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Fairview Microwave has announced their new line of single-channel/single-axis and single-channel/multi-axis RF Rotary Joints. Fairview Microwave’s RF rotary joints are needed wherever RF signals have to...

1,000-2,000 MHz VCO from Crystek

August 12, 2014 10:39 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The CVCO55BE-1000-2000 voltage controlled oscillator from Crystek operates from 1,000 to 2,000 MHz with a control voltage range of 1.0V~20V...

Mixed Domain Oscilloscopes from Tektronix

August 12, 2014 5:38 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Tektronix has announced the MDO3000 Series of mixed domain oscilloscopes. The ultimate integrated oscilloscope includes a spectrum analyzer, logic analyzer, protocol analyzer, arbitrary function generator, and digital voltmeter. It clears the design bench of costly, specialized equipment and provides the tools needed...              

AVX’s Thin Film Couplers for Wi-Fi Bands

August 11, 2014 5:25 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

AVX has announced that its high directivity 0302 thin film couplers for Wi-Fi bands—including the new, tight tolerance 0302 component — are now available through distribution. The Wi-Fi band couplers are based on multilayer integrated thin film technology, which provides the miniature components...                 

Wideband Hybrid Coupler from EMC Technology

August 11, 2014 5:24 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW has announced design and sales support for a new, wideband hybrid coupler from EMC Technology. The WH0530TF features...                      

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Hyperspec High Resolution Imaging Sensor

August 11, 2014 5:16 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Headwall announced the availability of a new hyperspectral imager targeting very high resolution spectral measurements of 0.1 nm over specific spectral ranges which yield indicators of vegetative fluorescence to measure plant health...

RF430 Security MCU Jumpstarts Designs

August 11, 2014 5:08 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Expanding its broad portfolio of low-power, radio frequency solutions, Texas Instruments (TI) introduced the RF430F5978 microcontroller and accompanying evaluation module. Building on TI’s CC430 product family, the RF430F5978 MCU is a highly integrated RF solution with improved read zone...

Richardson RFPD Introduces Two New GaN Power Amplifiers from TriQuint

August 11, 2014 4:54 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Richardson RFPD has announced the availability and full design support capabilities for two new gallium nitride on silicon carbide (GaN on Sic) from TriQuint. The TGA2216-SM is a wideband cascode amplifier that offers exceptional wideband performance and also supports 40V operation...

HCS High Power Shunts for Cooler Operation

August 11, 2014 4:43 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The HCS Series of high power shunts from Stackpole Electronics have a robust all metal welded construction. The raised element structure of the HCS Series will run at least 15ºC cooler than comparable sized and rated flat chips making it suitable for temperature sensitive applications...

A Closer Look: Multitasking on Mobile Devices

August 11, 2014 4:17 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Smartphones and tablets would be much more useful if they allowed us to multitask the way desktop and laptop computers do. When I'm watching video, for instance, I have to pause it to read an email or text that comes in. When I'm composing a message to make plans, I have to leave the app...

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Long Range Ultrasonic Sensors with Flexible Outputs

August 11, 2014 11:02 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Carlo Gavazzi has announced the launch of their new Long Range UA30CAD60 Series Ultrasonic Sensors with Digital and Analog Output Configurations. These sensors feature longer sensing ranges and an excellent price/performance ratio, making it one of the premier ultrasonic sensors on the market...

DARPA's Brain-Inspired Chip

August 11, 2014 10:27 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, fighting counterfeit drugs with hidden images; an algorithm that reconstructs audio signals; a complex computer chip whose architecture was inspired by the human brain; and transforming robots that are made out of paper...                        

Flexible IDC Ribbon Cables for Microelectronic Applications

August 10, 2014 10:14 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Flexible IDC Ribbon Cables from Cicoil have been designed for use on High-Precision Microelectronic Equipment Systems that require absolute reliability and zero failure...

WDD on Metro Raleigh Business Radio X

August 8, 2014 9:34 am | by Metro Raleigh Business Radio X | Videos | Comments

During EMC 2014, Glen Sundin and Meaghan Ziemba guest starred on Metro Raleigh Business Radio X to discuss WDD and the editorial opportunities it has for design engineers and OEMs. They also discussed the EMC show, and some of the upcoming events and products they have planned for the 2015 year...             

New Compact Panel PCs from Beckhoff

August 7, 2014 11:26 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

To best serve the HMI hardware needs of cost-sensitive machine builders and manufacturers, Beckhoff Automation has introduced the new CP6606-0001-0020 “Economy” Panel PC...

Low Noise Downconverter Supports PtP Radios

August 7, 2014 11:17 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW has announced design and sales support for a 10-15.4GHz downconverter from TriQuint. The Intermediate Frequency is DC-4GHz with a Local Oscillator frequency input from 6-19GHz...

Industrial Grade Filters for AC-DC Power Supplies

August 7, 2014 10:58 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Schaefer has introduced 10-A and 20-A industrial filters for its TER Series of low profile, AC-DC power supplies. The TER-10ASF and TER-20ASF are designed to attenuate high frequency noise...

Pioneering New Standard to Address Cybersecurity Concerns of Telecom Networks

August 7, 2014 12:17 pm | by TIA | News | Comments

The Telecommunications Industry Association announced that its TR-42.1 Engineering Committee on Commercial Building Telecommunications Cabling is developing an American National Standards Institute-accredited standard, known as TIA-5017, to address the physical network security...

Low PIM Cable Assemblies

August 7, 2014 10:47 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pasternack Enterprises has introduced an all new series of low PIM cable jumpers with formable coax. These new assemblies are designed for low passive intermodulation (PIM) applications including use ...

LTETM Base Station Transceivers in Small Cell eNodeB Design

August 7, 2014 10:38 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Asahi Kasei Microdevices will demonstrate their complementary LTETM small cell radio transceiver and Cavium’s integrated LTETM small cell processors...

4 x 4 True MIMO Evolution on EXM Wireless Test Set

August 6, 2014 4:25 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies announced that its EXM wireless test set now supports 4x4 True MIMO capability for WLAN design and validation. This capability further advances the gigabit era for WLAN evolution...

Review: Amazon Phone Better for Info Than Shopping

August 6, 2014 2:51 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

My buying habits have yet to change in my nearly three weeks with Amazon's shopping-centric Fire phone. Rather, I've found the phone's Firefly scanning feature to be far more useful as an information-gathering tool. The idea behind Firefly is a smart one: Use it to keep track of what you see and hear around you...

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