Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA) are the most flexible and capable devices available to interface to a large variety of system devices such as memories, data acquisition (ADC/DAC), image sensors, displays, and so on. Often, the goal is to interface these system devices to a software infrastructure running on a workstation platform
With an on-board serial interface (RS232 or TTL versions available), the uCAM (microCAM) serial camera module from Saelig can be attached to any host PC system. The module comes in a compact form factor (32 mm x 32 mm x 25 mm) with built-in lens and a four-wire connector for power and serial data.
Google is disappointed with the lack of breakthrough investment ideas in the green technology sector but the company is working to develop its own new mirror technology that could reduce the cost of building solar thermal plants by a quarter or more.
Fearing that a possible global deal on climate change is in danger, European foreign ministers announced Thursday they were stepping up efforts to make sure that nations around the world face up to global warming.
China potentially could be a $500 billion to $1 trillion a year market for environmentally sustainable "green technologies," a group of businesses and experts said in a report Thursday that urges governments to ease the way for such initiatives. The report by the China Greentech Initiative, a group of more than 80 leading technology companies
Beatlemania is back with the rollout Wednesday of the Fab Four's remastered CDs and first-ever video game, reaching out to a whole new generation decades after their parents - and even grandparents - first succumbed. It's been nearly 40 years since John, Paul, George and Ringo announced their breakup
Avago Technologies introduced an ambient light and proximity sensor that has been integrated into a thin module designed to help conserve power and extend battery life in mobile phones. The APDS-9800 integrated sensor module is 1.45 mm thick by 4.95 mm in length by 3.0 mm wide and offers
With 30 grams of actuation force per ball, the E-pad–SS-QFJ68SC-01 dissipation socket from Ironwood Electronics features cycle life of 100,000 insertions. The self inductance of the contactor is 0.96 nH, insertion loss of <3 dB at 37 GHz, and capacitance of 0.5 pF. The current capacity of each contactor is 4 A. Socket temperature range is -40C to 150C.
With a ceramic surface, the MSM CS metal pushbutton switch from Schurter offers full illumination of the actuating surface. The switch also features resistance to scratches, abrasions, impact, and chemicals. Other features include: profile of 1.7 mm, an impact rating of IK07, and current rating ranges from 0.1 A to 10 A.
Omega's OM-EL-USB-2-LCD standalone datalogger features a high contrast LCD that can show a variety of temperature and humidity information. The user can cycle between current readings, along with maximum and minimum stored values for
Enabling synchronization for externally available T1 and E1, the CW47 GPS timing reference from NavSync outputs an E1 G.703 2.048 Mbps signal. The GPS receiver can also provide an E1 G.703 2.048 MHz clock or a T1 G.703 1.544 Mbps signal. The CW47 GPS receiver can track satellites down to –155 dBm
NASA on Wednesday unveiled the first deep space photos taken by Hubble since its billion dollar repair mission last spring. That work included installing two new cameras, other science instruments and replacing broken parts.
The mad scramble to obtain incandescent bulbs ahead of the EU ban highlights a controversial practice—the forced obsolescence of old technologies. R&D, combined with market forces, often collude to bury legacy tech. But should government speed up this process? How important is consumer choice?
A White House panel of independent space experts says NASA's return-to-the-moon plan just won't fly.
President Barack Obama warned American teenagers on Tuesday of the dangers of putting too much personal information on Internet social networking sites, saying it could come back to haunt them in later life. The presidential words of advice follow recent studies that suggest