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LPRS Introduces IoT Low Power Consumption Integrated Wireless Controller

May 13, 2014 9:59 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

LPRS (UK) now offers Internet of Things (IoT) system builders a system-on-chip fully integrated wireless controller suitable for remote, battery powered sensor systems, which can offer current consumption as low as 32 µA...

Apple CEO Dares to Be Different from Steve Jobs

May 12, 2014 10:25 pm | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

"Think different" became Apple's creed during the late Steve Jobs' reign as CEO. Now, chief executive Tim Cook is embracing the idea while making decisions that would have seemed crazy to his fabled predecessor. Apple's pending purchase of headphone maker and streaming music company Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion...

Cost-Effective Data Acquisition with Elsys' New High Resolution PCIe Cards

May 12, 2014 12:12 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Elsys Instruments has expanded its family of LAN-controlled transient recorders with a new, cost-effective series of high resolution PCIe data acquisition cards...

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Fox Electronics Announces Ultra-Precision Oscillator Technology

May 12, 2014 11:23 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Fox Electronics has offered an LVDS version, in addition to the recently released LVPECL version, of its next generation ultra-precision oscillator technology, XpressO-ULTRA...

HotSpot Episode 62: Unmanned Combat Air System

May 12, 2014 11:20 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by Components Corporation, an energy harvesting phone case for smartphones; SanDisk's alternative to traditional HDDs; an unmanned combat air system; a virtual keyboard that works with Google Glass; and a car fund from Nokia...

Saelig's New Spread-Spectrum Oscillators

May 12, 2014 11:13 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Saelig now offers a new oscillator from the Euroquartz range of low-EMI oscillators that use spread-spectrum (dithered) techniques to reduce electromagnetic interference by up to 15 dB...

Precision Devices Announces New High Temperature, Reduced Power Crystal Oscillators

May 12, 2014 10:46 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Precision Devices has announced the high temperature VN01 and VN03 series of oven controlled crystal oscillators (OCXO), ideal for applications like satellite communications and a variety of military systems where extremely high temperature operating environments are the normal...

Connectivity Announces High Power Contacts

May 12, 2014 10:38 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Connectivity (Harrisburg, PA) has announced its new DEUTSCH 5015 high power contacts that deliver improved performance and reliability...

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Court Sides with US in Cell-Tracking Records Case

May 12, 2014 10:31 am | by Eric Tucker, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Justice Department does not have to turn over information on cases involving warrantless cellphone tracking if the cases ended without a defendant's conviction, a divided federal appeals court ruled Friday in upholding privacy protections for people acquitted of crimes...

Amphenol Offers Explosion Proof Heavy Duty Connector Series

May 12, 2014 10:26 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Amphenol Industrial Products Group offers a heavy duty connector series that is explosion proof and certified for use in IECEx Group 1 mining hazardous locations...

Police Add Texting to Crisis Negotiation Arsenal

May 12, 2014 10:18 am | by Carolyn Thompson, Associated Press | News | Comments

The suspect in a gas station robbery and 100 mph chase kept pointing his handgun to his head, and police negotiator Andres Wells was doing all he could to keep the man from committing suicide. But he kept cutting Wells' phone calls short...

ERNI Adds PCI Express Connector Series

May 12, 2014 10:16 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

ERNI has expanded its 100 ohms PCIe product line with the new 85 ohms right-angle PCI Express connector series, which provides design flexibility and space savings where low clearance above the PCB prohibits the use of vertical configurations...

Abracon's ASGTX Series of Fixed and Voltage Controlled Oscillators

May 12, 2014 9:19 am | by WDD Wireless | Product Releases | Comments

Abracon Corporation has introduced its new ASGTX series of factory configurable, high performance, fixed and voltage controlled crystal oscillators...

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Apple on Verge of Buying Beats for $3.2B

May 9, 2014 10:31 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple is orchestrating a $3.2 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics, the headphone maker and music streaming distributor founded by hip-hop star Dr. Dre and record producer Jimmy Iovine, according to a published report. Citing people familiar with the negotiations...

Nation's Data Capital Poised to Advance Leadership Position

May 9, 2014 10:14 am | by George Washington University | News | Comments

The Northern Virginia Technology Council, the George Washington University, and Attain, LLC, today released a research report conducted by Chmura Economics & Analytics highlighting the depth and breadth of big data experience, expertise and assets in Northern Virginia and the Potomac region...

California Smartphone 'Kill Switch' Bill Advances

May 9, 2014 10:03 am | by Don Thompson, Associated Press | News | Comments

On a second attempt, California lawmakers advanced a bill Thursday that would require electronics manufacturers to install a shut-off function in all smartphones as a way to deter what one senator called a crime wave of thefts. The legislation by Democratic Sen. Mark Leno requires...

Hotseat Episode 22: The Internet of Things

May 9, 2014 9:18 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

In this week’s episode of the HotSeat, we are welcoming back Bill Conley, B&B Electronics’ M2M systems development engineering manager. Not only is Bill an industrial wireless industry pioneer, he is also one of the newest...                              

Crocus Technology and TowerJazz Qualify CTSX Magnetic Sensors

May 8, 2014 5:21 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Crocus Technology and TowerJazz have announced that Crocus' CTSX magnetic field sensor family has completed qualification...

Sick Announces Smallest Optical Displacement Sensor in its Class

May 8, 2014 4:58 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

SICK has announced the launch of the low cost OD Mini short range distance sensor for precise measurement tasks...

New CSA-Approved Explosion-Proof Pressure Transducers

May 8, 2014 4:36 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Now available from Gems Sensors & Controls are the 31EP and 32EP Explosion Proof pressure transducers. Building on decades of pressure sensor experience, the latest versions are approved by the CSA for use in hazardous areas...

Wimoto Specifies ASA SoC to Provide Bluetooth Smart Wireless Connectivity

May 8, 2014 4:16 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Ultra low power (ULP) RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor ASA has announced that Canadian startup Wimoto Technologies Inc. has specified Nordic's multiple award-winning nRF51822 System-on-Chip (SoC) to provide Bluetooth® Smart wireless connectivity between iOS and Android smartphones, tablets, and computers, and Wimoto's 'Mote' environmental sensors...

New UHV / Cryogenic Pressure and Position Sensor Capabilities Catalog

May 8, 2014 3:31 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Macro Sensors has ntroduced a new joint catalog with sister company American Sensor Technologies (AST) (Mount Olive, NJ) on the companies’ UHV / Cryogenic Pressure and Position Sensor Capabilities...

GaitTrack App Makes Cellphone a Medical Monitor

May 8, 2014 2:48 pm | by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | News | Comments

By simply carrying around their cellphones, patients who suffer from chronic disease could soon have an accurate health monitor that warns their doctors when their symptoms worsen. GaitTrack, an app developed by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the U. of I. at Chicago...

Atmel ATPL230A Modem Simplifies Integration of Power Line Communication

May 8, 2014 2:23 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel Corporation has announced the release of the Atmel ATPL230A, a Power Line Communications (PLC) modem, implementing the physical layer of PRIME (power line intelligent metrology evolution) standard...

LTE Base Station RF Measurement Option Available for PXI 3000 Modular Platform

May 8, 2014 1:56 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Aeroflex Limited has announced the separate availability of the LTE Downlink Measurement Suite, a suite of software tools that works with the Aeroflex PXI 3000 platform to characterize the transmitter and receiver parameters of LTE base stations (eNodeB) and small cells in production testing...

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