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HotSeat 30: RF/Microwave Design and Measurement Solutions

July 7, 2014 9:39 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Agilent Technologies showcased several of its new design and measurement solutions at IMS2014. A few examples include the RF power amplifier (PA) test solution with envelope tracking and digital pre-distortion capability available in 2 platforms...                     

BlackBerry Sells Its German-Based R&D Assets

July 6, 2014 9:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BlackBerry is selling its research and development department in Germany to Volkswagen Infotainment, a subsidiary of the automaker that makes interactive technology for vehicle dashboards. The companies said Thursday that the deal will shift about 200 BlackBerry employees...

Review: Evolutionary Advances in New Smartwatches

July 6, 2014 9:06 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

New Android wristwatches from Samsung and LG make a few evolutionary advances, though I won't be rushing out to buy either. Samsung's Gear Live and LG's G Watch are good products and will appeal to those who like to be among the first to own new gadgets...

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Broadband 20 GHz GaN Amplifier from Custom MMIC

July 2, 2014 11:01 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Custom MMIC announced their new CMD184, a broadband 20 GHz GaN power amplifier, during the International Microwave Symposium (IMS). The CMD184 is Custom MMIC’s first released standard product fabricated on GaN...

Sequans’ Colibri LTE Platform for the Internet of Things

July 2, 2014 10:42 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Sequans Communications S.A. has introduced the newest member of its Streamlite LTE family of chipset solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT). The Colibri LTE Platform comprises Sequans’ latest baseband and RF chips (SQN3221 and SQN3241)...

Audit Shows Problems at Samsung Suppliers in China

July 2, 2014 10:13 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung said Tuesday an external audit found labor violations at dozens of its suppliers in China including failure to provide safety gear and excessive working hours. Samsung Electronics Co. released the findings covering 100 of the company's Chinese suppliers...  

HotSeat 29: Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer/RF Recorder

July 1, 2014 4:12 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Signal Hound was this year’s ECN Impact Award winner in the test and measurement category for its popular Signal Hound BB60A. At IMS2014, they announced its successor, the Signal Hound BB60C, which is a real-time spectrum analyzer and RF recorder...               

Infographic: My Boss Is Going to Get Somebody Killed

July 1, 2014 1:24 pm | by Chris Fox, Managing Editor | News | Comments

As a general rule, engineers tend to be a calculated, conservative bunch. They approach problems as logically as possible to weigh the most desirable outcome (exceptions always apply), but that doesn’t mean that engineers are without concern or worry. PD&D recently asked engineers ...

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Too Much of a Useless Thing

July 1, 2014 12:45 pm | by David Mantey, Editor-in-Chief | Blogs | Comments

I realize that my growing interest, and ongoing coverage, of the Internet of Things is only exacerbating the massive attention on one of the greatest technological known unknowns, but the confusion and excitement surrounding the impending ...

The 1s and 0s Behind Cyber Warfare

July 1, 2014 9:45 am | by Chris Domas, TED Talk | Videos | Comments

Chris Domas is a cybersecurity researcher, operating on what’s become a new front of war, "cyber." In this engaging talk, he shows how researchers use pattern recognition and reverse engineering (and pull a few all-nighters) to understand...                    

ELASTx Stretches Potential for Future Communications Technologies

July 1, 2014 9:35 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

Researchers with DARPA’s Efficient Linearized All-Silicon Transmitter ICs (ELASTx) program recently demonstrated an all-silicon, microchip-sized transmitter—a system on a chip (SoC)—that operates at 94 GHz...         

Unlocking the Mystery of High-Temp Superconductors

July 1, 2014 9:27 am | by Binghamton University | News | Comments

A Binghamton University physicist and his colleagues say they have unlocked one key mystery surrounding high-temperature superconductivity. Their research, published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found a remarkable phenomenon in copper-oxide (cuprate) high-temperature superconductors...     

The Revolution Will be Digitized

July 1, 2014 9:24 am | by TRELLEBORG | Articles | Comments

The digital revolution is upon us, and, as in any revolution, chaos will precede order – and completely new opportunities...                       

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New Electronic Switch Could Lead to Flexible Electronics

July 1, 2014 9:16 am | by Tom Abate, Stanford School of Engineering | News | Comments

three Stanford researchers believe that they've discovered just such a flexible, switchable material. It is a crystal that can form a paper-like sheet just three atoms thick...                         

NASA Scrubs Launch of Global Warming Satellite

July 1, 2014 9:05 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The planned launch of a rocket carrying a NASA satellite designed to track global warming has been postponed.NASA writes in a tweet that the countdown was stopped at 46 seconds because of a failure in the launch pad water flow...             

Lansdale and Freescale Partner to Manufacture Phase Frequency Detector

June 30, 2014 4:55 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Lansdale Semiconductor announced the continued availability of the ML145170 circuit originally designed and built by Motorola/Freescale Semiconductor. Lansdale has single-source rights to both globally market and continue to manufacture...

SilverLine-LPA Low PIM Adaptors from Times Microwave Systems

June 30, 2014 4:45 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Times Microwave Systems has introduced a line of low PIM adapters in both 7-16 and Type N configurations. SilverLine-LPA adaptors meet -165 dBc PIM performance through 3 GHz. SilverLine-LPA adaptors are in stock...

Saelig Introduces New MSO Oscilloscopes

June 30, 2014 4:15 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Saelig Company has announced the availability of MSO functionality to their range of Rigol DS2000A and DS1000Z scopes. The mixed-signal extension provides digital signal debug capabilities to the user...

HAMEG Instruments Products Now Part of the Rohde & Schwarz Portfolio

June 30, 2014 4:02 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

T&M products from Rohde & Schwarz subsidiary HAMEG Instruments will now be marketed under the Rohde & Schwarz logo – starting in June with two new instruments. The well-known brand name will help improve the international position of the economical...

5 kohm Digital Potentiometers from Microchip Technology

June 30, 2014 10:12 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology expanded its 36V digital potentiometer (digipot) portfolio with two new volatile, I2C devices—the MCP45HV31 and MCP45HV51 (MCP45HV31-51). These are the industry’s first digipots to offer a 5 kohm resistance with a specified operating voltage of 36V...

Ventev Launches TerraWave Mobile Antennas

June 30, 2014 10:03 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Ventev Wireless Infrastructure introduced three new TerraWave LTE-band Mobile Antennas that ensure superior cellular connectivity even in the most remote locations. These mobile antennas support 3G/LTE, SCADA, wireless backhaul and broadband communications...

MIPI M-PHY v3.0 Interface S-Parameter and Impedance Testing Using ENA Network Analyzer

June 30, 2014 9:39 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies announced the availability of its Method of Implementation (MOI) document for the transmitter/receiver (Tx/Rx) interface S-parameter and impedance tests defined in version 3.0 of the MIPI Alliance Specification for M-PHY...

Photos of the Day: Remotely Operated Robots Compete Underwater

June 28, 2014 11:37 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

About 60 teams from 13 countries and 18 U.S. states participated in the 13th Marine Advanced Technology Education Remotely Operated Vehicle International Competition at the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary...     

Photos of the Day: Mars 'Flying Saucer' Splashes Down After Test

June 28, 2014 11:09 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

The Low Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) is being tested for slowing big, heavy spacecraft hurtling into the thin Martian atmosphere. A ship was sent to recover a "black box" designed to separate from the LDSD and float. Outfitted with a GPS beacon, the box contains the crucial flight data that scientists are eager to analyze...

San Francisco Parking App Refuses Shut-Down Order

June 28, 2014 10:43 pm | by Terry Collins, Associated Press | News | Comments

The company behind a mobile app that allows San Francisco drivers to get paid for the public parking spaces they exit has rejected an order from the city attorney to stop its operations. MonkeyParking CEO Paolo Dobrowolny said in an email Friday that City Attorney Dennis Herrera...

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