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August 28, 2014 4:17 pm
Stuart Glynn, Tony Richards, & Liam Devlin, Plextek RF Integration
Most power amplifiers currently used in point-to-point microwave link applications are based on GaAs PHEMT technology, but GaN is now also a contender for this application. GaN technology has a well-proven capability for PAs, especially those requiring very high levels of saturated output power...
August 28, 2014 1:34 pm
Andrew Dugenske & Alain Louchez, Georgia Institute of Technology
Around the globe, intelligent and pervasive industrial automation has been catapulted in recent years to a top national or regional priority. Known by different names, e.g., “Advanced Manufacturing”, “Smart Manufacturing”, “Industry 4.0” or  ...
August 26, 2014 1:03 pm
Cheryl De Los Santos, Leviton Manufacturing
The Wayne County Airport Authority (WCAA) operates Detroit’s Metropolitan Wayne County Airport and nearby Ypsilanti’s Willow Run Airport. Throughout its history, WCAA has invested in numerous capital improvement projects to enhance the travel experience. Recently it sought to improve behind the scenes operations...
August 22, 2014 10:56 am
Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy
The Internet of Things (IoT) has significantly changed human interaction and connectivity over the past decade, and these connections are predicted to drastically increase. According to researchers, there will be roughly ...   
August 11, 2014 3:29 pm
Ivaylo Tankov, TÜV Rheinland
Wireless technology broadens application possibilities of medical devices for healthcare staff, patients and insurers, while boosting business for manufacturers. Despite the market potential, some device makers delay going wireless because of additional compliance steps this requires...
July 31, 2014 10:33 am
Sierra Wireless
The explosive growth in the “Internet of Everything” holds enormous potential. Modern machine-to-machine (M2M) technology can provide more processing power and intelligence at the edge than ever before, and support more complex and powerful connected applications...
July 30, 2014 12:20 am
Alaine Portnoy, Director of Marketing, Omnify Software
Wireless, batteryless design developers are becoming a greater asset to companies today in helping to develop cutting edge product designs for manufacturers. Energy harvesting technologies are creating a buzz in the industry as way for product manufacturers to develop more interesting applications...
July 29, 2014 5:22 pm
Vijay Choudhary, Applications Engineer, Texas Instruments
Constant-on-time (COT) regulators provide transient performance with minimum design effort and component count without the requirement of loop compensation. The adaptive on-time provides immediate input voltage feed-forward and fixed switching frequency, making COTs suitable for many low power and bias applications...                
July 29, 2014 12:45 pm
Meaghan Ziemba, Editor
According to the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), “One in nine of the nation’s bridges are rated as structurally deficient."1 In order to eliminate bridge infrastructure deficiency, the Federal Highway Administration (FWHA) claims that $20.5 billion needs to be invested on an annual basis...                
July 29, 2014 3:52 pm
Yu Qian, Marketing Engineer, Keysight Technologies
The Internet of Things (IoT) — forecast by some companies to host up to 50 billion wirelessly-connected devices by 2020 — demands yet more network capability and capacity. Equipment based on the 802.11 wireless LAN (local area network) standard is forecast to fulfill a major part of this need...                 
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