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December 19, 2014 9:56 am
Meaghan Ziemba, @MZiembaWDD
In attempts to connect the “other three billion”, O3b Networks is launching four additional satellites to accompany its existing network (launched in 2013) that is connecting, enabling, and transforming parts of the world that are currently unconnected and underserved ...           
December 12, 2014 3:00 pm
Phyllis Cosentino, Senior Product Manager, National Instruments
We rely heavily on mobile devices for a wide range of our needs, from serving as our primary method of communication to being a flashlight or alarm clock. The last thing any user wants is a dead battery. To extend battery life and improve efficiency, designers are focused on the power efficiency of the radio, particularly for modern communication ... 
December 11, 2014 2:57 pm
Meaghan Ziemba, Editor, @MZiembaWDD
We’re all familiar with the microwave. It has changed the way we cook meals by allowing families to rapidly heat food that, before, took some time to prepare ...                                  
December 10, 2014 11:50 am
Sol Jacobs, Tadiran Batteries
Wireless devices have become ubiquitous, with new applications continually emerging to address the needs of a technology-driven world. Wireless devices can now be found virtually everywhere; from underwater sensor networks that warn of seismic activities that could lead to tsunamis ...               
December 9, 2014 4:40 pm
Meaghan Ziemba, Editor, @MZiembaWDD
Not all design engineering ideas begin as sketches on a restaurant napkin. Some designs start in the labs at the most prestigious engineering schools around the world, such is the story of Jung-Chih (J.C.) Chiao and Smitha Rao’s micro-windmill that generates wind energy ...                             
December 8, 2014 12:08 pm
Jim O'Callaghan, President of EnOcean Inc.
The trend towards ultra-low power wireless communication is ongoing. It allows data communication wherever power-hungry standards like WiFi or GSM are not suitable. This is particularly interesting for high-density sensor networks that deliver information from hundreds or thousands of measuring points, enabling intelligent ... 
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....
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