For years it was the talk of the wireless industry: beaming television to the world's four billion cellphones would be the icon of the digital age. Now, just three letters are hastening the demise of that vision. App. Short for "application," the programs people download from online stores to run on their portable phones have enabled consumers to choose for themselves which moving pictures to take in when they are on the go.
Allowing pressure variations to be detected and corrected in the lamination of dry film to the board substrate, Pressurex film from Sensor Products changes color proportional to the pressure applied and ensures alignment and even bonding.
This post answers the following question "How small can I create capacitive touch sensors, and how close together can the buttons be?"
With the goals of increasing energy security, energy efficiency, and promoting cleaner, alternative energy at U.S. military bases, GE today announced it has been awarded $2 million in Federal stimulus funding from the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) for a smart microgrid demonstration project at Twentynine Palms Base, California.
Offered in both AC and DC control versions, Zelio panel-mount SSRP and DIN-mount SSRD solid-state relays from Schneider Electric meet equipment specifications for vibration resistance and reliability.
After an intense competition among finalists chosen from a pool of more than 300,000 students from more than 100 countries and regions, Microsoft Corp. announced the winners of Imagine Cup 2009. Celebrating first place, Romania's Team SYTECH won the worldwide Software Design invitational, South Korea's Team Wafree won the Embedded Development invitational and Brazil's Team LEVV It won the Game Development challenge.
Protecting mobile phones, cameras, portable power tools, and other battery-powered devices, the AT88SA100S CrytpoAuthentication battery challenge/response authentication IC uses a SHA-256 cryptographic engine and a 256-bit key. The IC consumes less than 100 nA.
The 32-bit/33-MHz P506 Quad CAN Bus Interface PCI mezzanine card from MEN Micro has a programmable loop-back mode for self-test operation, signaling, and interrupt for error states. Offering four independent interface channels via IP cores in the onboard FPGA, the P506 supports
Aries Electronics expanded its line of BGA Switch-A-Pitch Adapters that simplify high density interconnect (HDI) construction to enable the use of smaller pitch devices on larger pitch boards. The series now includes models with tops where the BGA landing pads are on a 0.40 mm pitch and adapter bottoms are populated with
Based on fine trench processes, the MTMF8233 and MTM78E2B MOSFETs from Panasonic are well-suited for power management applications in notebook computers and lithium ion battery protection circuits.
Available in versions delivering an output from 12 VDC to 150 VDC, Absopulse’s HBL 1K6 Series of 1600-W modular AC/DC switching power supplies also offer an optional built-in redundancy diode for parallel and N+1 operation.
Google Inc is planning a direct attack on Microsoft Corp's core business by taking on the software giant's globally dominant Windows operating system for personal computers.
Providing integrated temperature sensor functionality in high-performance networking and storage controllers including 10 GB Ethernet and 8 GB fiber channel devices, the PCI Express Gen2 switches from Integrated Device Technology offer system-level thermal data for power management,
Allowing remote servicing and diagnostics of distant network devices via modem and telephone line, the analog V.92 Ethernet modem from Phoenix Contact uses point-to-point protocol with 128-bit password encryption and continuous re-authentication via CHAP.
The world's first piloted aircraft capable of taking to the air using only power from fuel cells took off in Germany Tuesday, producing zero carbon dioxide emissions, its makers said. "We have improved the performance capabilities and efficiency of the fuel cell to such an extent that a piloted aircraft is now able to take off using it," said Johann-Dietrich Woerner from the German Aerospace Center (DLR).