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Couplers exhibit excellent high-frequency performance across WiFi bands

November 22, 2013 3:40 pm | Avx Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation has introduced a series of integrated thin film (ITF), high directivity, directional couplers for WiFi bands. Utilizing Land Grid Array (LGA) packaging technology, the miniature ITF couplers feature a rugged, inherently low profile construction designed for reliable automatic assembly....

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Ruggedized fiber jumpers ensure reliable wireless system performance

November 22, 2013 3:24 pm | Cables Unlimited | Product Releases | Comments

Most wireless systems with remote radio head designs are installed outside, exposed to harsh environments that require ruggedized fiber-to-the-antenna cabling for reliable performance. The LC-LC duplex ruggedized fiber jumpers manufactured by Cables Unlimited, a division of RF Industries, are IP66/67 rated harsh environment.

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Step-down regulator serves multimode, multiband RF power amplifiers

November 22, 2013 3:11 pm | Skyworks Solutions, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. introduces a step-down regulator with auto-bypass and low drop out that controls the operating voltage for multimode, multiband WDCMA or GSM/EDGE power amplifiers, delivering optimum efficiency for all operating states.

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Watch our new missile defense system destroy a fighter jet

November 22, 2013 3:08 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Managing Editor | Blogs | Comments

While it may seem like most countries around the world are focused on the Patriot Missile Interceptors, the United States is already looking to its next missile defense system. In fact, the military has moved on from looking at systems to testing them.

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Photos of the Day: Engineers design spacesuit tools, biomedical sensors to keep astronauts healthy

November 22, 2013 2:22 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Kansas State University researchers are improving astronauts' outerwear for outer space. The collaborative team -- which includes electrical and computer engineering professors and more than a dozen students -- envisions a future spacesuit that could monitor astronauts' health and use body heat to power electronics.

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Medical desktop switcher features up to 94% efficiency

November 22, 2013 2:04 pm | Advanced Power Solutions | Product Releases | Comments

Advanced Power Solutions (APS) announces the release of the APS250EMG series of medical approved desktop switching power supplies with up 94% efficiency and <0.5W No Load Power Consumption for compliance to Level V standards. The APS250EMG series consists of 3 standard models offering single outputs of 12V @ 20A / 24V @ 12 / 48v @ 6A output power....

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Tech issues block people from NJ online bet test

November 22, 2013 1:54 pm | by WAYNE PARRY, Associated Press | News | Comments

New Jersey is allowing adults in the state to click a mouse or swipe a screen for a chance to win money, making it only the third state to offer online gambling. A five-day trial period of Internet gambling began Thursday night when players invited by casinos to test their systems made real-money bets online.

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Yahoo vows to encrypt all its users' personal data

November 22, 2013 1:53 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Yahoo is expanding its efforts to protect its users' online activities from prying eyes by encrypting all the communications and other information flowing into the Internet company's data centers around the world. The commitment announced Monday by Yahoo Inc. CEO Marissa Mayer follows a recent...

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ESA satellites in orbit to study magnetic field

November 22, 2013 1:52 pm | News | Comments

Russia's space agency says it has successfully launched three European Space Agency's satellites intended to study Earth's magnetic field. Roscosmos said that a Rokot booster rocket launched Friday from the Plesetsk launchpad in northwestern Russia put the three Swarm satellites into their designated orbits.

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Altered landscape for Sony, Microsoft consoles

November 22, 2013 1:49 pm | by BARBARA ORTUTAY - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Remember a time before "Angry Birds," the iPad and the iPhone? No? When Sony and Microsoft last came out with new video game consoles — seven and eight years ago, respectively, the companies touted the machines' high-definition graphics, powerful processors and ability to play DVDs, and in Sony's...

Experts: HealthCare.gov fix needs more time, money

November 22, 2013 1:49 pm | by BREE FOWLER, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Technology experts say healing what ails the Healthcare.gov website will be a tougher task than the Obama administration acknowledges. "It's going to cost a lot of tax dollars to get this done," says Bill Curtis, senior vice president and chief scientist at CAST, a French software analysis company with offices in the U.S.

Boehner signs on to 'Obamacare' after delay, tweet

November 22, 2013 1:44 pm | News | Comments

Being speaker of the House doesn't make it any easier to sign up for health care coverage using the troubled federal website. Just ask John Boehner. The Ohio Republican says he had to re-start the process several times while spending four hours trying to sign up at HealthCare.gov.

Sony sells over 1M PlayStation 4s in first day

November 22, 2013 1:31 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sony says it sold more than 1 million of its PlayStation 4 video game consoles during their first 24 hours on the market. The consoles went on sale Friday in the U.S. and Canada. Andrew House, president and group CEO for Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., said in a release Sunday that sales remain...

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Will pills become the new standard of online security?

November 22, 2013 1:03 pm | by Allegra Sparta, Editorial Intern | Blogs | Comments

It’s no secret that the internet is a minefield. There are hackers and thieves at every turn waiting to steal your personal information and everything else you love. And now the NSA has front-row seats to watch it all happen. This is all pretty scary, so we tend to cling to anything that offers us a semblance of security and safety, even if it means swallowing another pill with our multivitamin every day.

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How a leftover Thanksgiving dinner gave us LASIK surgery

November 22, 2013 12:58 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

It was the day after Thanksgiving in 1981, and like most others across the nation, Rangaswamy "Sri" Srinivasan, a researcher at IBM's Thomas J. Watson Research Center in New York, had brought some turkey with him to work. The difference between Srinivasan and everyone else was that the scientist had no plans to eat the leftovers.

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