Increasing efficiency of wireless networks
(Phys.org)—Two professors at the University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering have developed a new method that doubles the efficiency of wireless networks and could have a large impact ...
Next-generation echo sounder ready
Norwegian researchers are putting the finishing touches on a new echo sounder that provides far more information than previous versions ever could – making it much easier to identify fish and zooplankton.
Mobile-device technology: First on-chip CMOS power detector with temperature compensation
Fujitsu Laboratories today announced that it has developed a CMOS power detector with built-in temperature compensation, featuring a compact design and low power consumption suitable for use in smartphones ...
New chip for high-frequency RFID tags with industry-leading 9 KB FRAM
Fujitsu Semiconductor Europe (FSEU) today announced a new arrival to its FerVID family of chips for RFID tags. As with all members of the FerVID family, the MB89R112 series uses ferroelectric memory (FRAM) ...
Scientists create faster, more sensitive photodetector by tricking graphene
(Phys.org) -- Researchers at the Center for Nanophysics and Advanced Materials of the University of Maryland have developed a new type of hot electron bolometer a sensitive detector of infrared light, that ...
Splitting the SKA - why a dual-site setup is a win for everyone
The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) is a concept that's been slowly growing and evolving since 1991. But recently this ambitious project took a giant leap towards reality with the announcement of a SKA site decision.
Cox agrees to sell wireless spectrum to Verizon
(AP) -- Cable company Cox Communications on Friday said that it has agreed to sell some of its airwave licenses to Verizon Wireless for $315 million and will resell Verizon service in its stores.
DOCOMO develops compact multi-band power amplifier
NTT DOCOMO today announced that it has developed a prototype power amplifier for six frequency bands between 1.5 GHz and 2.5 GHz in a form factor smaller than multiple single-band power amplifiers conventionally ...
Trumping the trumpets: How audio engineering helps tone down vuvuzela disruption (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- Thanks to researchers at the Centre for Digital Music (C4DM) at Queen Mary, University of London, anyone watching the World Cup on their computer can now filter out the droning sounds of vuvuzela ...
Ralink Unveils Next-Gen Dual-Band 2x2 802.11n/Bluetooth 3.0+HS Combo Module
Ralink Technology, a developer of high performance wired and wireless networking solutions, today announced the RT3592BC8, the world's only chipset capable of simultaneous 300 Mbps 2x2 MIMO dual band 802.11n ...
Keeping an ear out for kin
(PhysOrg.com) -- Bats can distinguish between the calls of their own and different species with their echolocation calls, report German scientists of the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Seewiesen. ...
Low-Profile Direction Finding Antenna Set for Ground Vehicles
(PhysOrg.com) -- The ability to identify and locate enemy forces from a single moving vehicle is a challenging yet potentially life-saving capability for today's warfighters.
Wi-Fi to come in a much faster, short-range flavor
The industry group that supports Wi-Fi is adopting a new technology that should boost data speeds more than 10 times at short distances, which could replace video cables in the home entertainment center.
Five Dutch operators buy into 2.6 GHz band
Five mobile operators now own portions of the Netherlands' new 2.6 Gigahertz frequency band, which allows for super-fast broadband, the Dutch telecommunications agency announced Monday.