A drop-in replacement for T8 fluorescent tubes in general lighting, 48” long LED48T8-288-001W T8 bi-pin LED lighting tubes from LEDtronics can deliver the light output of a 24-W to 32-W fluorescent lamp while consuming less than 19 W.
If you download the latest firmware for Panasonic digital cameras, beware of one caveat: it locks out “non-genuine” Panasonic batteries. It allegedly does so for safety reasons. Frankly, I find this cynical explanation unconvincing. According to Panasonic’s site, “Panasonic Digital Cameras now include a technology that can identify a genuine Panasonic battery. For the protection of our customers Panasonic developed this technology after it was discovered that some aftermarket 3rd party batteries do not meet the rigid safety standards Panasonic uses.”
Provided in versions rated at 135 A or 200 A, the CSS and CSC Series of digital current switches from Setra Systems uses magnetic current sensing with low, fixed, or adjustable setpoints. The split-core CSC features five models with set points as low as 0.15 A, while the solid-core CSS features three models available in set points as low as 0.25 A.
Toyota Motor Corp. says it has developed a way of steering a wheelchair by just detecting brain waves, without the person having to move a muscle or shout a command. Toyota's system, developed in a collaboration with researchers in Japan, is among the fastest in the world in analyzing brain waves
WWF Series fusible conformal-coated wirewound from Stackpole provides surge handling under constant or sustained overload conditions. The fusing characteristic can be adjusted to fuse quickly or more slowly and can also have their inherent inductance adjusted up or down.
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.