29 Oct '11, 2pm

*In case you missed it* Building a better cell phone antenna: OctoBox eases MIMO testing:

Dropped calls on cell phones due to faulty antenna placement have been selectively publicized, as in the case of the Apple iPhone 4G, but have been a common occurrence in all phones released in the past two years. Mobile carriers are putting heavy pressure on manufactures to avoid, if not eliminate the problem as soon as possible. No, actually they want it done now. That puts the problem squarely in the laps of the test and measurement industry, which is meeting the demand with some alacrity as demand for the products increases and new technology boosts speeds and transmission rates are coming online . Of keen interest to product developers are compact solutions that test engineers can keep in their offices or at least within spitting distance. Companies like Agilent, Aeroflex and Anritsu are providing several desktop solutions . A small company in Boston, octoScope, has p...

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ecorazzi.com 29 Oct '11, 6pm

Animal testing goes on all over the world. It is a sad fact that many are trying to eradicate. In Britian, the use of anim...