Developers at OSRAM Opto Semiconductors have succeeded in increasing the efficiency of red thin-film LEDs by 30% – a new record. The latest generation of thin-film chips benefit from an optimized chip platform that has potential for further improvements.
Aimtec expands its SIP8 product line with the addition of the AM3GH-Z series of single and dual output buck DC-DC converters. Housed in a compact SIP8 (21.85 x 9.2 x 11.1mm) package, AM3GH-Z accepts 4:1 input ranges of 4.5-18VDC, 9-36VDC and 18-75VDC with an input/output isolation of 1600VDC.
Semtech Corp. today announced a new boost converter platform offering the world’s smallest step-up regulators for low-voltage applications. The SC120, SC121 and SC122 boost inputs from as low as 0.7V to a regulated output settable from 1.8V to 5.0V and are available in tiny 1.5x2mm ultra-thin (0.6mm max.) plastic packages.
See Hayden Allen using Rex, the Robotic Exoskeleton, a world first product developed by Rex Bionics. (Video Production - 90 Seconds TV http://90seconds.tv/)
If, like most of us, you can’t afford a Porsche, a mouse shaped like a Porsche is the next best thing. As novelty computer mice go, this is one of the coolest I’ve seen. Avant Garde Gifts was kind enough to send me a sample of the “Motormouse,” and I’ve been evaluating it this week.
Chinese software services company Camelot Information Systems Inc. priced shares of its initial public offering at $11 each, the bottom of the expected range, the company said Wednesday.The Beijing company and its shareholders sold 13.3 American depositary shares, each representing four...
The HawkBoard open-source development platform is based on the TI OMAP-L138 processor. This low-cost board enables Linux developers to harness the power of floating-point DSP to design...
Based on seasonally adjusted monthly data, merchandise trade values remain approximately 20% below pre-crisis levels in April and May.
A 19-year-old summer intern at a factory affiliated with the Foxconn Technology Group was found dead after falling from a six-story company dormitory in southern China, his employer said.The death adds to a string of worker suicides at factories in south China run by or linked to Foxconn, a...
Children, rather than adults, make better witnesses of negative emotional events because of how their memory works, according to a new study.
We talk a lot about speed here at Screaming Circuits. Back in 2003, one of the main reasons our parent company started us up was because their customers were telling them that they needed prototypes faster. So, I know that...
Software and hardware problems associated with unexpected system loss of power, unintended system error messages, unresponsive touchscreens, and system setting and infusion performance problems.
This month’s Tinker’s Toolbox podcast is about the issues and hurdles facing the commercialization and adoption of advanced technologies. For example, Solid-State Lighting, “green” devices, and even relatively well-developed technologies Like MEMS are still pushing for greater adoption in the marketplace.
Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX19993, a fully integrated, 1200MHz to 1700MHz, dual, downconverting mixer with an on-chip LO switch, buffer, and splitter. Designed using Maxim's proprietary SiGe process, this device delivers outstanding linearity and noise performance.
International Rectifier today introduced the first in a series of high current, ultra-low dropout (ULDO) RAD-Hard hybrid linear voltage regulators for space applications including satellites and launch vehicles. The space level screened devices, designed for point-of-load and post DC-DC power conversion, offer a low dropout voltage of only 0.4 V at full 3 A load.