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RSA306 Portable Spectrum Analyzer

November 4, 2014 11:28 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Tektronix introduced a new class of spectrum analyzers based on a USB architecture...

Fighting the Fakes: Algorithmic Security Combats Counterfeit Batteries

November 4, 2014 11:19 am | by Tom Bush, Accutronics | Articles | Comments

Battery counterfeiting is increasingly becoming a global problem. The ubiquity of portable devices, from everyday electronics, such as smartphones and digital cameras, to more specialized equipment such as medical, industrial and security apparatus ...            

Multi-Core Optical Fibers Achieve 255 Tbps

November 4, 2014 10:44 am | by WDD Staff | News | Comments

Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in the Netherlands and the University of Central Florida (CREOL) in the USA, report in the journal Nature Photonics the successful transmission of a record high 255 Terabits/s over a new type of fibre allowing 21 times more bandwidth than ... 

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Cree's GaN Transistor for Troposcatter

November 4, 2014 10:35 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Cree has introduced a GaN transistor for tropospheric scatter (troposcatter) communications applications rated for 200 W continuous wave (CW) and 4.4 to 5.0 GHz operation. The new CGHV50200F GaN high electron mobility transistor (HEMT) features ...                

Actions Semiconductor’s Quad-Core Processor for Mainstream Android Tablets

November 4, 2014 10:34 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Actions Semiconductor has introduced a new quad-core system-on-a-chip (SoC) to provide primary processing, connectivity, enhanced battery life, and other capabilities in computer tablets and set top boxes (STB). The new processor is most ideal for mid-tier, high volume ...                      

GreenPeak Wins Deloitte Fast50 Technology Award

November 3, 2014 2:21 pm | by WDD Staff | News | Comments

GreenPeak Technologies, the industry leading Smart Home semi-conductor/systems company, has again won the prestigious Deloitte Fast50 award for technology companies in the Netherlands. With an impressive 8757 percent growth, GreenPeak moves into the first position ...

MSAB Releases New Version of Globally Acclaimed Digital Forensics Technology

November 3, 2014 12:40 pm | by WDD Staff | News | Comments

MSAB has announced the release of the latest version of its internationally recognized XRY platform. XRY allows users to perform forensically sound extractions of data from mobile devices. Version 6.11 offers a number of new features and capabilities including expanded access to a wider array of devices, chipsets and Apps ...

Photos of the Day: Yellowstone Park Considers Bumping Up Bandwidth

November 3, 2014 12:38 pm | News | Comments

Can Old Faithful compete with Netflix? The prospect of streaming wireless service deep inside Yellowstone National Park is re-igniting the debate over whether there should be any place off limits to technology. Park officials are in preliminary discussions with CenturyLink about installing a $34 million fiber-optic line through ... 

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Yellowstone National Park Considers Bumping Up Bandwidth

November 3, 2014 12:28 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Park officials are in preliminary discussions with CenturyLink about installing a $34 million fiber-optic line through neighboring Grand Teton National Park and into Yellowstone. That would dramatically improve connectivity in certain areas for mobile devices. Details on the Yellowstone fiber optic project ... 

Raising Cryptography’s Security Standards

November 3, 2014 10:50 am | by Larry Hardesty | News | Comments

Most modern cryptographic schemes rely on computational complexity for their security. In principle, they can be cracked, but that would take a prohibitively long time, even with enormous computational resources. There is, however, another notion of security — information-theoretic security — which means that even an adversary with unbounded computational power ... 

Eye-Controlled Car Cockpit Keeps Drivers' Hands on the Wheel

November 3, 2014 10:24 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by SanDisk, touching digital worlds with an exoskeleton for hands; using drones to understand malaria; a fitbit that diagnoses car problems; and an eye-controlled car cockpit that keeps drivers' hands on teh wheel ...                              

Harnessing Error-Prone Chips

October 31, 2014 10:24 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

As transistors get smaller, they also grow less reliable. Increasing their operating voltage can help, but that means a corresponding increase in power consumption ...                                   

DARPA Circuit Earns Guinness World Record

October 31, 2014 10:13 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

Officials from Guinness World Records have recognized DARPA’s Terahertz Electronics program for creating the fastest solid-state amplifier integrated circuit ever measured. The ten-stage common-source amplifier operates at a speed of one terahertz (1012 GHz), or ...                          

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Meaghan's Minute: WattUp Transmitter Technology

October 31, 2014 10:00 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, Energous Corporation and Haier Wireless are joining forces to apply WattUp transmitter technology in household appliances such as refrigerators, washing machines, dryers, microwaves, stoves, and more ...                        

Infographic: 6 Engineering Inventions that Connect Us All

October 31, 2014 9:52 am | by Ohio University: Russ College of Engineering and Technology | News | Comments

As modern technology continues to advance, many people have the chance to enjoy a wide variety of technologies that connect them with others. Advances and inventions made possible through electrical engineering have enabled people all over the world ...                 

Improving Communication with Man's Best Friend

October 31, 2014 9:39 am | by Matt Shipman, North Carolina State University | News | Comments

North Carolina State University researchers have developed a suite of technologies that can be used to enhance communication between dogs and humans, which has applications in everything from search and rescue to service dogs to training our pets ...                   

Stackpole’s CSRF Series Adds High Power Option

October 31, 2014 9:19 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Stackpole’s CSRF Series is now available with the option for higher power ratings for the 0402 and 0603 chip sizes. The higher power option of the CSRF0402 (denoted with a “-HP” suffix) offers ...                        

New PoE+ Ethernet Switch from MEN Micro Increases Power Throughput

October 31, 2014 9:06 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

MEN Micro has released the G304, a 3U CompactPCI Serial unmanaged Ethernet switch. The rugged switch uses Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) and a direct Ethernet to CPU connection via the P1 connector for reliable communications in several harsh and mobile ...              

VPG and ES Components Realign Relationship With Focus on High-Reliability, High-Temperature Resistors

October 30, 2014 5:52 pm | by Vishay Precision Group, ES Components | News | Comments

Vishay Precision Group and ES Components have announced that the two companies have realigned their relationship to focus on meeting the increased demand for high-reliability, high-temperature resistors. Under the new agreement, ES Components ...

Battery-Free Sensors for Data Center Infrastructure Management

October 30, 2014 12:27 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

EPC Solutions Taiwan has developed a new DCIM solution with fully passive RFID tags and sensors from Farsens. EPC was already offering a DCIM solution based on RFID tags that provided inventory control and process automation ...                    

A Flying Camera ... On a Leash

October 30, 2014 11:15 am | by Sergei Lupashin, TED Talks | Videos | Comments

Let's admit it: aerial photo drones and UAVs are a little creepy, and they come with big regulatory and safety problems. But aerial photos can be a powerful way of telling the truth about the world: the size of a protest, the spread of an oil spill, the wildlife hidden in a delta ...                

UK Spies Get Bulk Access to NSA Data

October 30, 2014 11:04 am | by RAPHAEL SATTER, Associated Press | News | Comments

The British government's insistence that its spies don't use the vast espionage powers of the U.S. National Security Agency to sidestep U.K. restrictions on domestic eavesdropping was called into question by a court document published Wednesday ...

Tim Cook: 'I'm Proud to Be Gay'

October 30, 2014 10:46 am | by MICHELLE CHAPMAN, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Apple CEO Tim Cook says he's proud to be gay. The public declaration, in an essay written for Bloomberg Businessweek, makes Cook the highest-profile business CEO to come out as gay ...                                  

On the Run: Continuous ECG Surveillance of Marathon Athletes

October 30, 2014 10:36 am | by European Society of Cardiology | News | Comments

The condition of an athlete's heart has for the first time been accurately monitored throughout the duration of a marathon race. The real-time monitoring was achieved by continuous electrocardiogram surveillance and ...    

Meaghan's Minute: Smaller Package, Bigger Punch

October 30, 2014 10:21 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

On today's episode of Memory Protection Devices, brought to by Meaghan's Minute, researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have created a power inverter that could make electric vehicles lighter ...                             

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