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TE Connectivity Features Rugged, High-Voltage Solutions for Military Marine Applications

April 16, 2014 3:01 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

TE Connectivity has introduced its latest technologies designed to increase reliability and help provide overall system performance. The new military marine applications include...

Pickering Interfaces Expands Range of PXI Microwave Switch Modules

April 16, 2014 2:46 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pickering Interfaces has expanded its range PXI Microwave Switching Modules. All of these new...

MEN Micro’s Modular Industrial PC Provides Cost-effective Customization

April 16, 2014 1:06 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

MEN Micro has introduced a new family of cost-effective modular, industrial PCs with short time-...

Remote Troops Closer to Having High-speed Wireless Networks Mounted on UAVs

April 16, 2014 11:10 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

Missions in remote, forward operating locations often suffer from a lack of connectivity to...

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In the HotSeat: Device Testing of New Technology

April 16, 2014 10:43 am | by WDD Staff | Articles | Comments

At this year’s LTE Innovation Summit in Del Mar, CA, Louis LaMedica helped to unravel the mystery behind what it takes to get a mobile device certified and network ready...                                    

Wireless Industry Makes Anti-theft Commitment

April 16, 2014 10:02 am | by Terry Collins, Associated Press | News | Comments

A trade group for wireless providers says that that nation's biggest mobile device manufacturers and carriers will soon put anti-theft tools on the gadgets to try to deter rampant smartphone theft.CTIA-The Wireless Association has announced that under a "Smartphone Anti-Theft Voluntary Commitment," the companies including Apple...

Phoenix Makes Strides in Satellite Architecture

April 16, 2014 9:33 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

The process of designing, developing, building and deploying satellites is long and expensive. Satellites today cannot follow the terrestrial paradigm of “assemble, repair, upgrade, reuse,” and must be designed to operate without any upgrades or repairs for ...

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Photos of the Day: DARPA Looks to Build Satellites with Robots

April 16, 2014 9:32 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

Phoenix seeks to enable robotics servicing and asset life extension in geosynchronous Earth orbit (GEO), while developing new satellite architectures to reduce the cost of space-based systems. Specifically, Phoenix’s goal is to ...   

From Air Traffic Controller to Grad Research in Fiber Optics

April 15, 2014 5:42 pm | by University of Illinois | News | Comments

When ECE graduate student Janice Blane was still a prospective student, considering advisers and research programs, she did what anyone would do: she contacted faculty members who were doing innovative research, asking about opportunities in their labs. That seems normal, only ...

March/April 2014 – NASA’s CubeSat Gives Fresh Perspective

April 15, 2014 4:36 pm | by WDD Staff | Digital Editions | Comments

The March/April issue of Wireless Design and Development (WDD) features an assortment of topics, including an article by B&B Electronics on simplifying M2M data networking, a Brainstorm that features WDD’s new editorial advisory board, and an article on powerful options for remote wireless devices by Tadiran Batteries...

Three Questions to Ask Before Building a Large-Scale Wi-Fi Network

April 15, 2014 3:17 pm | by Shervin Gerami, CEO, TeleWorld Solutions | Blogs | Comments

While looking for ways to monetize data, operators must also find ways to offload it. Wi-Fi has become a great solution to meet these demands, especially with the FCC’s recent decision to open up 100 MHz of spectrum in 5 GHz bands for unlicensed Wi-Fi use. Still, large-scale Wi-Fi deployments come with concerns...

CSR and OriginGPS Accelerate Adoption of Wearable Devices

April 15, 2014 1:57 pm | by CSR & OriginGPS | News | Comments

CSR plc and OriginGPS has announced a series of high-performance GNSS modules using CSR’s SiRFstarIV and SiRFstarV product lines. The new modules are 70 percent smaller than current solutions and deliver a 30 percent reduction in Time-to-First-Fix (TTFF), making them ideal for health and fitness trackers...

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Agilent Technologies Announces Fourth NanoMeasure Scientific Symposium

April 15, 2014 1:30 pm | by Janet Smith, Agilent Technologies | News | Comments

Agilent Technologies has announced that NanoMeasure 2014, a scientific symposium, will take place Sept. 16-17 at the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology in Beijing, China. The two-day event, Agilent’s fourth such symposium, will feature some of the world’s most prestigious scientists presenting the latest nanomeasurement-driven research...

RF Micro Devices to Webcast Quarterly Earnings Conference Call

April 15, 2014 1:14 pm | by RFMD | News | Comments

North Carolina – RFMD will host a conference call to review fiscal 2014 fourth quarter financial results on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. (ET). The conference call will be webcast live on the Company's web site under “Investors.” A telephone playback of the conference call will be available approximately one hour after the call's completion... 

Vishay’s PTN Series Precision Thin Film Chip Resistors

April 15, 2014 12:13 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology has announced that it has extended the power rating of PTN series precision surface-mount thin film chip resistors in the 2512 case size to 2 W. Built using a self-passivated, moisture-resistant tantalum nitride...

Beckhoff Automation GmbH Increases Global Sales

April 15, 2014 11:52 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Beckhoff Automation has achieved worldwide sales of 435 million Euros with an increase in sales of 7%. The systematic expansion of the global sales network is paying off through a considerable increase in export sales...

In the HotSeat: LTE Coexistence

April 15, 2014 11:40 am | by WDD Staff | Articles | Comments

Dr. Vuk Marojevic and Dr. Jeff Reed, both from Virginia Tech, sit down with Wireless Design and Development in this special edition of the HotSeat to discuss LTE coexistence with radar at 3.5GHz...                           

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Bourns Introduces Surge Protective Device for Sensitive Signal & Data Line Applications

April 15, 2014 11:24 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Bourns has announced it has added a new surge protective device (SPD) for signal and data line applications to its portfolio. Designated Bourns Model 1840, the new device is a heavy-duty, MSP Multi-Stage Protector...

Beam on Target!

April 15, 2014 11:00 am | by Kandice Carter, Jefferson Lab Public Affairs | News | Comments

The crown jewel of the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (“Jefferson Lab”) has sparkled its way into a new era. Following an upgrade of the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility, the CEBAF accelerator delivered the highest-energy electron beams it has ever produced into a target in an experimental hall, recording the first data of the 12 GeV era...

Hotseat Episode 19: The Smart Home & ZigBee

April 15, 2014 10:15 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Cees Links, founder and CEO of GreenPeak Technologies, sits down with WDD in the HotSeat to discuss the latest developments in the Smart Home and ZigBee...                     

Photo of the Day: Optical Frequency Comb Sources

April 15, 2014 9:53 am | by Kosta Schinarakis, Karlsruhne Institute of Technology | News | Comments

The amount of data generated and transmitted worldwide is growing continuously. With the help of light, data can be transmitted rapidly and efficiently...                    

Combs of Light Accelerate Communication

April 15, 2014 9:53 am | by Kosta Schinarakis, Karlsruhne Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Miniaturized optical frequency comb sources allow for transmission of data streams of several terabits per second over hundreds of kilometers – this has now been demonstrated by researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the Swiss École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)...                  

Device Turns Flat Surface into Spherical Antenna

April 15, 2014 9:29 am | by Jason Socrates Bardi, American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

By depositing an array of tiny, metallic, U-shaped structures onto a dielectric material, a team of researchers in China has created a new artificial surface that can bend and focus electromagnetic waves the same way an antenna does...                   

New 'Tunable' Semiconductors Will Allow Better Detectors, Solar cells

April 15, 2014 9:24 am | by Ann Claycombe, Georgia State University | News | Comments

One of the great problems in physics is the detection of electromagnetic radiation – that is, light – which lies outside the small range of wavelengths that the human eye can see. Think X-rays, for example, or radio waves...                   

Review: Siri-Like Cortana Fills Windows Phone Gap

April 15, 2014 9:20 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

With the new Cortana virtual assistant, Windows catches up with Apple's iOS and Google's Android in a major way. Microsoft takes some of the best parts of Apple's and Google's virtual assistants and adds a few useful tools of its own...            

Study Shows Increase in Online Information Thefts

April 15, 2014 9:07 am | by BREE FOWLER, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The number of Americans who say they've had important personal information stolen online is on the rise, according to a Pew Research Center report released Monday...                    

Google Buys Drone Maker Titan Aerospace

April 15, 2014 9:05 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google has bought Titan Aerospace, a maker of solar-powered drones, saying it could help bring Internet access to remote parts of the world as well as solve other problems...                          

Driverless and Talking Cars: New Technology Transforms the Way We Travel

April 14, 2014 10:48 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This year at IMS 2014, Wireless Design and Development will be hosting a live, panel discussion on Driverless and Talking Cars: New Technology Transforms the Way We Travel...                                   

Energy Harvesting – Powerful Options for Remote Wireless Devices

April 14, 2014 4:20 pm | by Sol Jacobs, VP and General Manager, Tadiran Batteries | Articles | Comments

Wireless sensors are becoming increasingly essential to everyday life, with new applications emerging that offer enhanced system functionality, such as periodic two-way communications and remote shut-off capabilities. Satisfying the power-hungry demands of these devices requires the careful choice of a power management system... 

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