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iPhone faces challenge in crowded Chinese market

September 12, 2013 7:02 am | by JOE McDONALD - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

The iPhone's magic as China's must-have smartphone is eroding. Last year, eager buyers in Beijing waited overnight in freezing weather to buy the iPhone 4S. Pressure to get it — and the profit to be made by reselling scarce phones — prompted some to pelt the store with eggs when Apple, worried...

Review: Slick iOS 7 shines on Apple's new iPhones

September 11, 2013 11:56 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

One of the best things about Apple's latest iPhones is the slick new iOS 7 software that runs the devices. But that souped-up operating system could end up hurting sales because the free software upgrade will also work on iPhones released since 2010, giving owners of the older models less incentive to buy Apple's newest products.

New iPhones, new software announced at Apple event

September 11, 2013 11:52 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Two new iPhones in an array of colors and a redesigned operating system to run them were among the major announcements from Apple on Tuesday. It's the first time Apple is releasing two iPhone models at once. In the past, Apple simply offered one new model targeting the high-end market. This time, there's a slightly cheaper iPhone as well.

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Single-pole, double-throw switches designed for high-power wireless applications

September 11, 2013 9:46 am | Peregrine Semiconductor Corp | Product Releases | Comments

Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation announced the PE42820 and PE42821 single-pole double throw (SPDT) switches for high-power wireless applications. The new switches provide an unprecedented combination of high-power handling and excellent linearity while offering an integrated approach that reduces board area, power consumption, and design-in complexity....

Amplifier ideally suited for C-Band radar and communication applications

September 11, 2013 9:28 am | M/A-Com Technology Solutions, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

M/A-COM Technology Solutions announced a new high-power amplifier that is ideally suited for C-Band radar and communication applications. The MAAP-011027 is ideal for customers who need a fully matched, small size and simplified packaged solution for high power pulsed applications. Operating over the 5.2-5.9 GHz frequency bandwidth...

Apple expected to expand selection of iPhones

September 10, 2013 10:46 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple is expected to unveil its latest take on the iPhone Tuesday during an annual ritual that will probably cast a spotlight on the gadget maker's drive to regain market share and its sluggish pace of innovation. In keeping with its tight-lipped ways, Apple Inc. hasn't disclosed what's on the agenda for the coming-out party...

Wireless network detects falls by the elderly

September 9, 2013 1:21 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

University of Utah electrical engineers have developed a network of wireless sensors that can detect a person falling. This monitoring technology could be linked to a service that would call emergency help for the elderly without requiring them to wear monitoring devices.

3G module to accelerate market’s move to higher speeds

September 9, 2013 10:27 am | Telit Wireless Solutions | Product Releases | Comments

Telit Wireless Solutions announced the introduction of the company’s first 3G-cellular module to employ the versatile VQFN mounting technology at this year’s M2M Summit. The product, which also incorporates a Python Script Language interpreter, is capable of running customer applications internally without the need for additional electronics.

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Review: Stylish makeover for Samsung Note phone

September 6, 2013 1:20 pm | by JOSEPH PISANI, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Samsung is giving its latest Galaxy Note smartphone a stylish makeover. The Galaxy Note 3 has a soft, leather-like back. It feels like you're holding a fancy leather-bound journal. Grooves on the side of the big-screen phone make it easier to grip. There's too much going on.  

120W GaN transistors offer > 50% drain efficiency from a 36V supply

September 5, 2013 1:51 pm | Rfmw Ltd, Triquint Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for TriQuint Semiconductor wideband GaN on SiC transistors. The TriQuint T1G4012036-FL is a 120 W peak (24 W avg.) (P3dB) discrete transistor in a flange package while the TriQuint T1G4012036-FS provides an earless configuration.

Microwave power modules suitable for use in electronic warfare systems

September 5, 2013 10:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

At DSEI 2013, e2v will be introducing a new range of ultra wideband (2-18GHz) Microwave Power Modules (MPMs). Suitable for use in Electronic Warfare (EW), data links and radar and communications systems, the MPMs feature market-leading size, weight and power (SWaP) characteristics and are not covered by International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).

Review: 'Mega' phone is huge, with limited appeal

September 4, 2013 12:21 pm | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Please turn off all electronic devices, the flight crew instructs as we approach Los Angeles. With a small phone, I might have gotten away with ignoring safety regulations. Samsung's new Galaxy Mega phone was too conspicuous for that. The Mega shouldn't even be called a phone, if it weren't for the fact that it makes phone calls.

Sony launches camera phone with add-on lenses

September 4, 2013 12:17 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sony Mobile has unveiled a new addition to its Xperia smartphone line-up that sports a massive 20.7-megapixel resolution camera capable of taking add-on lenses.The Xperia Z1 is Sony's attempt to leapfrog rivals such as Nokia and Samsung in the race for the phone with the best camera.  

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Gimme a break: New Android system named 'KitKat'

September 4, 2013 11:41 am | by MAE ANDERSON, AP Retail Writer | News | Comments

Gimme a break, Google. Break me off a piece of that Kit Kat bar. The tech giant, which is known for nick-naming its Android mobile operating systems for smartphones and tablets after desserts, has for the first time chosen a brand-name candy for its 4.4 version that's expected to launch this fall: Kit Kat.  

Power amplifier operates in the frequency ranges of 20 - 500 MHz

September 4, 2013 10:29 am | Empower Rf Systems | Product Releases | Comments

Empower RF Systems continues to leverage next generation hardware and software architecture and is proud to introduce the next series of the ‘’size matters” portfolio - 500W in 3U chassis. This new PA family operates in the frequency ranges of 20 - 500 MHz (Model 2173)....

Surface-mount crystal specially designed for high-density circuit applications

September 3, 2013 2:59 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Qantek has introduced their new QC16 Series Surface Mount Crystal, their smallest crystal unit yet.  The QC16, measuring a micro miniature 1.6 x 1.2 x 0.4 mm, is specially designed for high density circuit applications, requiring a reliable and precise frequency source which also operates in wide temperature ranges.

Nokia stock surges on Microsoft takeover

September 3, 2013 12:03 pm | by MATTI HUUHTANEN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft Corp. is buying Nokia Corp.'s line-up of smartphones and a portfolio of patents and services in an attempt to strengthen its fight with Apple Inc. and Google Inc. and capture a slice of the lucrative mobile computing market. The 5.44 billion euros ($7.2 billion) deal announced late Monday...

Top 10 must-read posts from August

September 3, 2013 11:17 am | by Kasey Panetta, Managing Editor | Blogs | Comments

Here’s a rundown of the most read, most popular, most awesome articles on the web. Take a look at what you missed the first time around or check up on an old favorite to see the conversation in the comments. Keep checking out the Lead at www.ecnmag.com and follow us on Twitter @ecnonline for our most up-to-date articles.

Battery-free sensor kits enables testing of products

September 3, 2013 9:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Farsens is offering basic and regular sample kits for parties interested in testing with their wireless battery-free sensor products. Farsens has developed wireless sensor devices that can be used without the need of batteries on the sensors. These battery-free sensor tags are based on UHF RFID technology....

1st US-made smartphone just as cheap to produce

August 29, 2013 12:23 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Motorola's new Moto X phone doesn't cost more to make simply because it's assembled in Texas, research firm IHS said Wednesday. The Moto X is the first smartphone to carry the "Made in the U.S.A." designation. Labor costs are higher in the U.S. compared with Asian factories, where phones are typically made.

Vodafone in talks to sell Verizon Wireless stake

August 29, 2013 12:06 pm | by DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press | News | Comments

Britain's Vodafone PLC, one of the world's largest cellphone companies, confirmed Thursday that it was talking to Verizon Communications about selling its U.S. operations. The U.K. company is mulling its options for its 45 percent stake in the U.S.'s Verizon Wireless, of which Verizon Communications owns the other 55 percent.

Directional coupler includes 30 dB coupling over the 4.0 to 20.0 GHz frequency range

August 29, 2013 9:33 am | Krytar | Product Releases | Comments

KRYTAR announces a new Directional Coupler operating in the frequency range of 4.0 to 20.0 GHz offering Nominal Coupling of 30 dB in an extremely compact package. KRYTAR’s new directional coupler offers some of lowest frequency coupler with stripline designs on the market. Stripline designs offer superior low insertion loss....

Bluetooth Basics & Developer Training

August 28, 2013 4:09 pm | Events

Bluetooth technology is expanding into new markets, with exploding sales in the Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Health & Wellness, Mobile Telephony, PC & Peripherals, Sports & Fitness, Smart Home markets. Bluetooth is poised to reach 30 billion shipped devices by 2018.

Antenna tuning switch targets LTE-A smartphones

August 28, 2013 12:43 pm | Peregrine Semiconductor Corp | Product Releases | Comments

Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation announced a single-pole, single throw (SPST) antenna tuning switch for LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) smartphones. This device uses the company’s UltraCMOS process with its HaRP and DuNE enhancements to deliver a desirable combination of

Sensor-enabled RFID tags extend wireless data-logging beyond identification

August 27, 2013 10:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

ams AG announced next-generation sensor-enabled RFID tags offering breakthroughs for medical, automotive safety and other applications where temperature, physiological or environmental data is required. The new devices, the SL13A and SL900A enable a simple, low-cost implementation of a new class of wireless data-logging applications.

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