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Content tagged with Electronics & Test posted in June 2012
Verizon Wants to Put 4G Wireless in Your Car
News 
6/28/2012  18 comments
Verizon announced it is joining a consortium that will use open standards to bring 4G technology to in-car phones.
Secure Android OS Developed for Soldiers
News 
6/27/2012  5 comments
With the use of smartphones and tablets becoming more prevalent across the armed forces, the DoD is concerned with securing these devices to keep classified or confidential information out of the hands of adversaries.
Micromachined Sensor Measures Gas Flow in Smart Meters
Product News 
6/26/2012  7 comments
A sensor introduced at the recent Sensors Expo targets the hundreds of millions of electronic meters to be installed in the next decade.
Photovoltaic System Supplements Marines' Energy Needs
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6/26/2012  15 comments
A new mobile photovoltaic system is designed to help the Marine Corps use less fuel in the field.
DARPA to Develop 'Cognitive Fingerprint'
News 
6/22/2012  8 comments
The Department of Defenseis working on a system that identifies people in ways other than physical traits like fingerprints.
ADI Rolls Out Accelerometer for Wireless Networks
Product News 
6/22/2012  9 comments
A new low-power MEMS-based accelerometer could boost long-term sensing capabilities in applications ranging from utility metering and livestock tracking to elderly monitoring and head trauma recognition.
Chevy Boosts 2013 Volt Electric Range
News 
6/21/2012  21 comments
Changes revealed by the automaker result in the electric-only range of the car going from 35 miles to 38 miles.
Boeing Plans Second International Flight Using Biofuel
News 
6/21/2012  10 comments
Air China will help Boeing continue its testing of biofuel to power jets.
Design News Named One of the '10 Great Media Websites'
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6/20/2012  15 comments
Design News is an "Always On" Globally Accessible Online Design Community, according to BtoB's Media Business.
Army Boosts Battery Power but Not Weight
News 
6/20/2012  7 comments
Army scientists have developed a new material that could enable lithium-ion batteries to perform at an unprecedented five volts as part of research to create improved power sources for the military.
Electronic Component Cooling Solutions Wanted
News 
6/15/2012  7 comments
DARPA aims to create an embedded cooling system for electronics components through its ICECool program to improve thermal management.
MEMS Sensors Bring Intelligence to Tennis Rackets
News 
6/13/2012  14 comments
After decades of using wood, aluminum, catgut, and little else, the venerable tennis racket may be about to get a dose of 21st century intelligence.
Army Designs Tactical Microgrids for the Battlefield
News 
6/13/2012  3 comments
The military continues its exploration of more efficient and cost-effective energy sources for the battlefield through the design of intelligent tactical microgrids to augment traditional energy-grid power.
Solar Cells Power Underwater Sensors
News 
6/12/2012  9 comments
The US Navy is exploring the use of solar cells to power sensors underwater as part of research across the military to develop alternative, environmentally friendly, and efficient sources of energy.
Video: Boeing's Phantom Unmanned Aircraft Takes Flight
News 
6/11/2012  13 comments
Boeing's Phantom Eye drone achieved an altitude of 4,080 feet and a cruising altitude of 62 knots in its initial 28 minute flight.
ST Packages MEMS Microphones in Plastic
Product News 
6/6/2012  5 comments
STMicroelectronics NV has claimed it is the first company that has mass-produced MEMS microphones in plastic packages, a technology development that reportedly saves space and increases durability.
Army Develops Lightweight, Fuel-Efficient Electricity Generator
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6/4/2012  11 comments
A new power generator that's lighter than those being used by the military can make a big difference in fuel consumption.




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