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Research Lights the Way to Super-Fast Computers

November 7, 2014 9:18 am | by University of Surrey | News | Comments

New research published in the journal Nature Communications, has demonstrated how glass can be manipulated to create a material that will allow computers to transfer information using light. This development could significantly increase computer processing ...

Photos of the Day: Brain-to-Brain Human Interface

November 6, 2014 2:39 pm | by Michelle Ma, University of Washington | News | Comments

Sometimes, words just complicate things. What if our brains could communicate directly with each other, bypassing the need for language? ...                                 

UW Study Shows Direct Brain Interface Between Humans

November 6, 2014 2:35 pm | by Michelle Ma, University of Washington | News | Comments

University of Washington researchers have successfully replicated a direct brain-to-brain connection between pairs of people as part of a scientific study following the team’s initial demonstration a year ago. In the newly published study, which involved six people, researchers were able to ...      

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'Direct Writing' of Diamond Patterns Presents Potential for Biosensors, Quantum Computing & Fuel Cells

November 6, 2014 2:22 pm | by Emil Venere, Purdue University | News | Comments

What began as research into a method to strengthen metals has led to the discovery of a new technique that uses a pulsing laser to create synthetic nanodiamond films and patterns from graphite, with potential applications from biosensors to computer chips ...          

Full-Featured Spectrum Analysis & Deep Signal Analysis from Tektronix RSA306

November 6, 2014 2:11 pm | by WDD Staff | Videos | Comments

The RSA306 from Tektronix,  offers full-featured spectrum analysis and deep signal analysis at a price unmatched by any previous offering. Using the latest in commercial interfaces and available computing power, the RSA306 separates signal acquisition from measurement ...                

Secure NFC/RFID Tag Authenticator with Energy Harvesting

November 6, 2014 1:46 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The MAX66242 secure authenticator from Maxim, is an advanced tag that combines a wireless NFC/RFID interface with an I²C interface. Designers can now collect vital system ...                             

The Wearable Technology Movement

November 6, 2014 1:45 pm | by Christian DeFeo, eSupplier and Innovation Manager, Newark element14 | Blogs | Comments

The wearable health market is at a turning point. An IHS report estimates more than 250 million related devices will ship over the next five years alone. For engineering firms and technology companies, the time is now to not only participate in this ...         

TI Brings 2.4 and 5 GHz Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Combo Modules to Industrial & IoT Applications

November 6, 2014 1:45 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments has announced the WiLink 8 combo connectivity modules, which support Wi-Fi in the 2.4 and 5 GHz bands. The new highly-integrated module family offers high throughput...                   

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Infrared Technology for Touchscreens

November 6, 2014 11:26 am | by Sevugan Nagappan, Marketing Manager, Infrared Laser Products, Osram Opto Semiconductors | Articles | Comments

Optical solutions are increasingly popular for displays. Unlike traditional touchscreens, optical screens can detect any type of pointer or stylus and gloved fingers as they aren’t reliant on the conductivity of these objects. Optical designs are also not sensitive ...

Photo of the Day: Cockroach Cyborg to Help Emergency Personnel

November 6, 2014 11:16 am | by Dr. Alper Bozkurt, Matt Shipman, North Carolina State University | News | Comments

The biobots are equipped with electronic backpacks that control the cockroach’s movements ...                                                           

Cockroach Cyborgs Use Microphones to Detect, Trace Sounds

November 6, 2014 11:13 am | by Dr. Alper Bozkurt, Matt Shipman, North Carolina State University | News | Comments

North Carolina State University researchers have developed technology that allows cyborg cockroaches, or biobots, to pick up sounds with small microphones and seek out the source of the sound. The technology is designed to help emergency personnel find and rescue survivors in the aftermath of a disaster ...                     

New 3D Display Technology Promises Greater Energy Efficiency

November 6, 2014 11:01 am | by Lyndsay Meyer, The Optical Society | News | Comments

The ultra-thin LCD screen described in a paper in The Optical Society’s (OSA) journal Optics Letters is capable of holding three-dimensional images without a power source ...                                         

Projecting a Robot’s Intentions

November 6, 2014 10:55 am | by Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office | News | Comments

In a darkened, hangar-like space inside MIT’s Building 41, a small, Roomba-like robot is trying to make up its mind ...                          

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Cybersecurity Firm IDs New Apple-Targeting Malware

November 6, 2014 10:51 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Palo Alto Networks has discovered a new form of malware that may have affected hundreds of thousands of Apple mobile device users, largely in China ...                            

Moxa Introduces 4G LTE Enabled Embedded RISC Computing Platform

November 5, 2014 3:46 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Moxa has introduced its UC-8100 RISC computer, an embedded computing platform specifically designed for large scale, big data WAN applications in solar and other energy monitoring systems, as well as in distributed industrial automation ...                                     

Icon Labs Announces The Internet of Secure Things Initiative

November 5, 2014 2:22 pm | by Icon Labs | News | Comments

The Internet of Things has become a ubiquitous term to describe the tens of billions of devices that have sensing or actuation capabilities, and are connected to each other via the Internet. Until recently, security has not been a high priority for these devices. It is now time to establish The Internet of Secure Things ...

TIA Submits IoT Recommendations to Indian Department of Electronics and Information Technology

November 5, 2014 2:18 pm | by Telecommunications Industry Association | News | Comments

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today filed comments with the Indian Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) in response to its request for stakeholder views on a draft Internet of Things (IoT) Policy ... 

Laird Accelerates Time to Market for Embedding Wireless Connectivity

November 5, 2014 1:28 pm | by Laird Technologies, Future Electronics | News | Comments

Laird has announced that it has signed a distribution partnership with Future Electronics. Through its dedicated wireless business unit, Future Connectivity Solutions, Future will promote and sell Laird Embedded Wireless Solution’s extensive line of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Bluetooth Low Energy and Proprietary ...            

Cubic Telecom Signs Global Agreement with China Unicom to Deliver M2M Solutions

November 5, 2014 1:01 pm | by Cubic Telecom, China Unicom | News | Comments

Cubic Telecom has announced that it has signed a global agreement with China Unicom to provide machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions to enterprises across mainland China and Hong Kong ...                              

Fairview Microwave Launches Brand New RF and Microwave eCommerce Website

November 5, 2014 12:16 pm | by Fairview Microwave | News | Comments

Fairview Microwave has launched its all new RF/Microwave eCommerce website featuring a powerful specification-based navigation, enhanced site search capabilities and a newly designed user interface ...                                 

Semtech Launches IoT Revolution Ecosystem with Key Partners at Electronica

November 5, 2014 11:56 am | by Semtech Corporation | News | Comments

Semtech Corporation is partnering with IBM Research, Microchip, and their distribution partners, to demonstrate the most powerful and advanced technology for Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) ...                           

Data Center Experts to Debate & Discuss Solutions to Big Data’s Technology & Policy Challenges

November 5, 2014 10:00 am | by Telecommunications Industry Association | Events

With a new report predicting a 50 percent jump in cloud services spending and data center construction over the next four years as the data revolution continues, the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) is gathering tech and policy experts to debate and offer solutions for the biggest challenges facing data centers and data-driven technologies ...

Dual Channel, Low Noise Figure

November 4, 2014 6:52 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW has announced design and sales support for TriQuint’s dual channel digital variable gain amplifier. The TQC9311 offers a low noise figure of 3.8 dB, making it ideal for use in small cell and DAS applications ...                       

New 3200 MHz VCO From Crystek Corporation

November 4, 2014 3:57 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek's CVCO55CC-3200-3200VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) operates at 3200 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.5V~4.5V. This VCO features a typical phase noise of -112 dBc/Hz @ 10KHz offset and has excellent linearity ... 

MINER Shines in Urban Emergency Response Exercise

November 4, 2014 12:17 pm | by Patti Koning, Sandia | News | Comments

A nuclear device has been hidden in a high-rise building in a major metropolitan area. Emergency responders have intelligence that narrows down the location to a single city block, but it isn’t safe to search door-to-door. Can they identify the exact location of the device quickly without the culprits realizing a search is on? ...         

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