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November 26, 2014 11:22 am
Yi Zhang and Michele Viani, Applications Engineers for the High Speed Converter Group, Analog Devices
Wireless communications networks are rapidly evolving. Consumers are expressing increasing demands for enhanced data services and greater use of bandwidth. New generation wireless communications systems demand higher data throughput, lower power consumption ...              
November 25, 2014 12:13 pm
Dean Gans, Mobile Systems Architect, Micron Technology, Inc.
One of the key challenges that mobile device designers face is determining how to increase device performance without significantly increasing power consumption. Performance is determined by both processor capacity and memory bandwidth ...                      
November 20, 2014 1:03 pm
David Ryan, Business Development Manager, Networks, MACOM
With global 2G wireless infrastructure coverage at greater than 90 percent and 3G coverage at similar rates in the developed world (source: Ericsson), the market emphasis has shifted to delivering the data capacity that subscribers require to access their rich multimedia and cloud based services on the go ...  
November 10, 2014 10:01 am
Luc Langlois, Director, Global Technical Marketing, Digital Signal Processing, Avnet Electronics Marketing
The need for higher performance in all technology segments from consumer to military, is relentlessly pushing the bandwidth limits of the analog signals that carry information through the physical universe. This has prompted dramatic improvements....
November 6, 2014 11:26 am
Sevugan Nagappan, Marketing Manager, Infrared Laser Products, Osram Opto Semiconductors
Optical solutions are increasingly popular for displays. Unlike traditional touchscreens, optical screens can detect any type of pointer or stylus and gloved fingers as they aren’t reliant on the conductivity of these objects. Optical designs are also not sensitive ....
November 4, 2014 11:19 am
Tom Bush, Accutronics
Battery counterfeiting is increasingly becoming a global problem. The ubiquity of portable devices, from everyday electronics, such as smartphones and digital cameras, to more specialized equipment such as medical, industrial and security apparatus ...            
October 27, 2014 8:49 am
Eurotech
Trends in big data coupled with the proliferation of connected devices have created the need for machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions to enable the capture and analysis of large data sets in the field.  Most data used to be created by humans, but today the quantity of digital data has exploded to roughly...
October 22, 2014 1:40 pm
Mike Sherman, Managing Partner, Chrysalix EVC
It’s estimated that 10 percent of all the power generated around the world is lost as heat through inefficient power conversion – that is when electric energy is converted from one form to another, such as between AC (alternating current) and DC (direct current), changing the voltage or frequency, or some combination of these...
October 22, 2014 12:59 pm
Eric Kessler, Vice President Sales, Astrodyne
As it is well known, EMI and RFI are unwanted electromagnetic energy that pollutes the environment and can affect the operation of other equipment around it. It can be radiated into the air or conducted over system power lines. EMC (Electromagnetic Compatibility) is the ability of a system to function in a high EMI/RFI environment and to limit its own EMI/RFI output...              
October 10, 2014 10:12 am
Tony Paese, WDD Staff
Since 1948, 83 aircraft have been reported as officially missing worldwide, and almost all of them (77) have not been found to this day.1 This includes the recent Malaysian Airline Flight 370, which an extended multi-national effort has yet to recover...                   
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