austriamicrosystems expanded its LED driver portfolio with the AS1115 user interface (UI) LED driver. It combines display driving and key scanning providing a complete front panel solution which eliminates the use of secondary µP or other logics plus discrete devices.
Available in a 3-mm² TDFN package, the ISL22317 Digitally Controlled Potentiometer from Intersil has less than a 1 percent typical resistor tolerance, giving users flexibility in open-loop applications. Accepting an input from 2.7 V to 5.5 V, the device can track an external resistor within 10 ppm/°C, improving overall system accuracy for temperatures up to 125°C.
Electrical engineers from the University of California, San Diego invented radio frequency integrated circuits that could lead to significantly less expensive imaging systems for identifying concealed weapons, for helping helicopters to land during dust storms, and for high frequency data communications. UC San Diego engineers presented this circuit at the 2009 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits (RFIC) Symposium on June 9, where it won one of the best three-student-paper awards.
When the Sony Walkman was launched, 30 years ago this week, it started a revolution in portable music. But how does it compare with its digital successors? BCC invited 13-year-old Scott Campbell to swap his iPod for a Walkman for a week.
Avago Technologies announced a thin, integrated optical proximity sensor for use in a wide range of portable consumer electronic devices, and personal computers. The APDS-9120 proximity sensor combines a built-in signal conditioning IC, emitter and detector into a single package which offers
Advertising on mobile phones should really take off within two to three years, driven by new applications on smartphones and the growing popularity of social networks such as Facebook. Executives, who attended last week's Cannes Lions 2009 ad festival, told Reuters that emerging economies were also promising though the lack of a global mobile phone standard could be a brake to speedy development.
Giant alien robots don't actually exist. So the dozens featured in "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" had to be built from the ground up. That effort took hundreds of artists, thousands of hours and even caused one computer to explode. "We lost some machinery," visual effects supervisor Scott Farrar said with a smile. "The thing just kind of gave up."
The Washington-area transit agency has temporarily reassigned the superintendent of the automatic control system that is supposed to prevent train crashes following this week's crash that killed nine people, officials said Friday. The deadliest crash in Metrorail's 33-year history occurred Monday when a train plowed into another that was stopped. The moving train was operating in automatic mode, which means it was primarily controlled by a computer.
3M Electronic Solutions Division offers new cabling solutions for users of high-performance digital camera applications. The High Speed 0.8 mm Cable Assemblies for Power over Camera Link (PoCL) from 3M is based on the PoCL base configuration for machine vision applications and provide
Providing power and price options to designers, the the MB-80050 ETX form factor system on module features a Socket P that provides support for Intel Core 2 Duo and Celeron M processors. The system supports SO-DIMM memory slot for DDR2 SDRAM up to 2GB with 2 x SATA connectors on-module and a X3100 graphic media accelerator.
The Internet agency with key oversight of the monikers behind every Web site, e-mail address and Twitter post named former U.S. cybersecurity chief Rod Beckstrom Friday as its next chief executive. Beckstrom, who had resigned after less than a year as cybersecurity director amid persistent turf battles, brings credentials in industry, government and diplomacy — but little direct experience with domain names and broader Internet addressing issues, ICANN's chief mission.
Maxim Integrated Products introduced its MAX11040 four-channel, 24-bit simultaneous-sampling ADC. Up to eight MAX11040 devices can be daisy-chained to provide a sampling capacity of up to 32 channels. Its cascadable SPI/QSPI/MICROWIRE interface eliminates the complexity of
Lenovo put nearly a year of research into two design changes that debuted on an updated ThinkPad laptop this week. No, not the thinner, lighter form or the textured touchpad — rather, the extra-large "Delete" and "Escape" keys.
Cardinal Components introduced a programmable spread spectrum oscillator from 1.5 MHz to 200 MHz. The CSSC is said to lower a product’s electromagnetic interference (EMI) outputs when compared with a conventional clock generator. The first in the series, “CSSC” is a 5 mm x 7 mm and 5 mm x 3.2 mm SMT programmable
California regulators on Thursday delayed a decision on whether to implement the nation's first statewide carbon fee on utilities, oil refineries and other polluting industries. The move came after several electricity providers expressed concerns that California might inadvertently level a charge on energy that is moved through but not used in the state. That would violate federal energy laws.