Day after day, reports of the dangers of climate and climate change circulate in the news, often filled with confusing data and debate. In an effort to improve understanding of climate science, a group of government agencies has combined efforts to produce "Climate Literacy: The Essential Principles of Climate Science."
Although engineers have used analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) for some time, newer ADCs aimed at audio applications can put design skills to the test. The audio signal chain in current products and new designs can involve more stringent design requirements than engineers have faced in the industrial world.
Well-suited for solid-state architectural and commercial lighting applications, the 3-W ASMT-MT00 Moonstone LED from Avago Technologies delivers 108 lumens and can be independently controlled to enable color-changing and mixing as well as white output.
USB v1.1 and v2.0 compliant, Advantech’s USB-4604B and USB-4604BM USB to 4-port RS-232 and USB to 4-port RS-232/422/485 converters provide a novel type-B USB connector with thumbscrews to ensure connection despite vibration or inadvertent tugging on the cable.
Under the current global economic recession, February 2009 large-size TFT-LCD Panel Shipments was up after 5 month. Displaybank, a market research company focused in Display industry (www.displaybank.com) announced that 2009 February large-size TFT-LCD panel shipments increased 26.3% M/M at 30.1 million pieces.
Employing mirror technology, the QuickSwitch Model 6259 16-Channel Fiber Optic ST Simplex A/B/Off-Line Switch from Electro Standards Laboratories enables devices connected to the Common port of each channel to access the A or B port of each channel. The 2U rackmount unit goes offline on power loss and will stop passing data.
With a 3 x 3-mm footprint and a height of 1.1 mm, the SHT21 digital humidity sensor from Sensirion also supports additional communication modes, including analog modes.
Incorporating two isolated 50-V, 280-mA MOSFETs, the CMLDM7003 from Central Semiconductor has built-in 2-kV ESD protection. Additional features of the SOT-563-packaged device include transient voltage suppressors across the source and gate of each device as an added protection against high voltage transients.
As announced by the WiMedia Alliance today, the organization will transfer its UWB specifications to Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) and Wireless USB Promoter Group as they apply to each entity’s expertise for standardization and certification or both.
A clever but simple new way of making transistors out of high-performance organic microwires presents a potential path for products such as smart merchandise tags, light and cheap solar panels, and flexible "digital paper".
Have you experienced a difference between your devices’ actual battery life relative to what the manufacturer tells you to expect? I thought so.
Up to 30 percent smaller than comparable products, the POWERMOD PSX family of PCB interconnects are intended for use when board space is at a premium and overall mating heights must be minimized. with power contacts rated to 60 amps and signal contacts rated to 1 amp (ratings per UL1977).
Targeting a range of drive applications across a variety of industries, Infineon Technologies announced the availability of microcontrollers (MCUs) with embedded flash technology, including 8-, 16-, and 32-bit devices for industrial applications.
A new walking, talking robot from Japan has a female face that can smile and has trimmed down to 43 kilograms (95 pounds) to make a debut at a fashion show. But it still hasn't cleared safety standards required to share the catwalk with human models. Developers at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, a government-backed organization, said their "cybernetic human," shown Monday, wasn't ready to help with daily chores or work side by side with people — as many hope robots will be able to do in the future.
Using a zero voltage switching technique, the RD212 200-W DC/DC converter reference design from Fairchild Semiconductor can operate at an efficiency of up to 94 percent. With user's guide, application notes and schematics, the design uses the FEB212 evaluation board and features the FSFR2100 FPS power switch, PFM controller, and a high-voltage gate driver with two fast-recovery MOSFETs.