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Engineering Live: Emerging Test & Measurement Tech in Wireless Communications

June 24, 2014 10:14 am | by ECN Staff | Videos | Comments

Developing next-generation wireless communications technologies and specifications requires advanced test and measurement instrumentation that is not only capable of supporting advanced designs, but also legacy technologies that still exist in the market....

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Army looking for new ways to provide training and education materials

June 24, 2014 8:18 am | by U.S. Army | News | Comments

The use of mobile devices for distributed learning was a topic of discussion at the Training and Education 2025 and Beyond Industry Forum that brought together Army officials and defense industry representatives, June 18-19, 2014, at Fort Eustis, Virginia.

City tells app to stop auctions of parking spaces

June 23, 2014 6:13 pm | by Terry Collins - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

San Francisco's city attorney issued a cease-and-desist demand Monday to a mobile app called Monkey Parking, which allows people to auction public parking spaces that they're using to other nearby drivers. In a letter to Paolo Dobrowolny, the CEO of the Rome, Italy-based tech startup, city...

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Desktop power supply meets efficiency Level VI standards

June 23, 2014 4:43 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The Power Partners (Hudson, MA) expands their medical power supply offering with the introduction of the PEAMD150 Series of AC/DC adapters that provide 150W in a compact 7” x 2.56” x 1.57” case. The PEAMD150 Series is approved to the highest safety standards....

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Video games, social networks, chat rooms, may help prevent HIV

June 23, 2014 4:35 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

While many HIV prevention interventions have traditionally been delivered face-to-face, a study from Columbia University School of Nursing suggests that digital outreach efforts delivered via text messages, interactive games, chat rooms, and social networks may be an effective way to reach at-risk younger men....

US mayors unanimously pass climate change ideas

June 23, 2014 4:30 pm | by RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI, Associated Press | News | Comments

A bipartisan group of mayors from across the country unanimously approved a resolution Monday that calls on cities to use natural solutions to fight the effects of climate change. Attendees of the U.S. Conference of Mayors voted in Dallas on the resolution that encourages cities to use nature....

Report says Apple smartwatch to come this fall

June 23, 2014 4:29 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple is likely to launch a computerized wristwatch this fall that includes more than 10 sensors to take health measurements and other data, according to a published report. The Wall Street Journal also said Friday that Apple Inc. is planning multiple screen sizes for the device, which some people have dubbed the iWatch....

Facebook, Twitter, Google score during World Cup

June 23, 2014 4:28 pm | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Twitter and Facebook lit up in a World Cup frenzy this week as millions of people around the world took to social media to share in the ups and downs of the matches. Defending champion Spain's stunning elimination Wednesday after a 2-0 defeat to Chile generated a lot of buzz....

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Ka-ching! Scholarships for slaying video game foes

June 23, 2014 4:27 pm | by JASON KEYSER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Note to parents: All those hours your kids spend blazing a trail of destruction in video games may not be a complete waste of time, after all. A small private university in Chicago is offering hefty scholarship for players of one game in particular, League of Legends....

High-current PMBus converters integrate MOSFETs

June 23, 2014 2:38 pm | Texas Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments (Dallas, TX) introduced what it says are the industry’s first 18-V, 20-A and 30-A synchronous DC/DC buck converters with PMBus interface. The SWIFT TPS544B20 and TPS544C20 converters feature small QFN packages and integrated MOSFETs to drive ASICs in space-constrained and power-dense applications

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Magnetic position sensors enable very high accuracy at high rotation speeds

June 23, 2014 11:16 am | Ams-Taos Usa Inc | Product Releases | Comments

ams AG (Unterpremstaetten, Austria) introduced a new series of magnetic position sensors featuring a breakthrough technology capable of producing extremely accurate angle measurements of rotors spinning at high speed.

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Power supply series extends to 650V output

June 23, 2014 10:29 am | TDK Corporation of America | Product Releases | Comments

TDK Corporation (Neptune, NJ) announces the introduction of high voltage models to TDK-Lambda’s Z+ series of 200W and 400W programmable DC power supplies. The series is now available with output voltages of up to 160, 320 or 650VDC, extending the line-up from 100VDC maximum....

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LED string lights provide 250,000 lumens of illumination

June 23, 2014 10:16 am | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

The WAL-SL-10-PAR38-LED work area string lights from Larson Electronics (Kemp, TX) consists of ten industrial grade LED lamps with 10 feet of 14/2 SJTW cable between each lamp. This temporary LED string light system is connected to power via an integrated 3’ cable....

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You can borrow a drone at this library

June 23, 2014 10:01 am | by Chris Warner, Executive Editor | Blogs | Comments

The newly renovated University of South Florida library will have lots to offer students returning for the fall semester. There will be brand new furniture, a modern Smart Lab, and aerial drones to check out along with the books. No, really. In touting the school library’s recent renovations ...

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Waveform generators offer up to 160 MHz output

June 23, 2014 9:51 am | B&K Precision Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

B&K Precision (Yorba Linda, CA) its new 4060 Series line of dual channel function/arbitrary waveform generators. The series includes three models that generate sine waveforms up to 80 MHz (4063), 120 MHz (4064), and 160 MHz (4065). Featuring an advanced pulse generator ...

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