Capacitive screens have become fairly ubiquitous in the world of electronics. You can find them in tablets, cell phones, medical devices, and pretty much anywhere else you look. But using capacitive displays in designs can still be challenging. We want to know what you (or your company or your fellow engineer) struggle with when it comes to designing with touchscreens.
Photos of the Day: Mass. high-tech startup launches device that transforms any bike into an electric-hybridDecember 18, 2013 8:50 am | by RODRIQUE NGOWI, Associated Press | News | Comments
A Massachusetts startup is launching a new device that transforms almost any...
When the vision of a smart grid first appeared over a decade ago, it was revolutionary and...
We’re not talking about the seasoning, though I’d think more than just African economy would benefit if salt was still used as currency. SALT is an acronym for the South African Large Telescope--- not the most creative name, but very simple and direct. Advancements in the field of astronomy are being seen in several different countries on the vast continent in addition to South Africa’s large observatory, and scientists are taking notice.
Highly integrated semiconductor products are not only a trend in consumer products, but also in motor-control applications. Concurrently, the share of Brushless DC (BLDC) motors is gradually increasing over other motor types in a number of markets, such as automotive and medical applications.
Leveraging advanced processor functionality to facilitate ease of design has been discussed throughout recent decades. Nowadays, even greater design flexibility allows engineers to use standard Model-Based design with MATLAB and Simulink can be used to optimize motor control systems functionality and to minimize overall design time.
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology announced a method for the mass production of boron/nitrogen co-doped graphene nanoplatelets, which led to the fabrication of a graphene-based field -effect transistor with semiconducting nature. This opens up opportunities for practical use in electronic devices.
Arc discharges are common in everyday conditions like welding or in lightning storms. But in altered gravity, not as much is known about the behaviour of electric discharges. For the first time, Jiří Šperka from Masaryk University, Czech Republic, and his Dutch colleagues studied the behaviour of a special type of arc discharge...
If scientists can control cellular functions such as movement and development, they can cripple cells and pathogens that are causing disease in the body. Researchers discovered a molecular “switch” in a receptor that controls cell behavior using detailed molecular dynamics simulations on a computer.
The lithium-ion batteries that power our laptops, smartphones and electric vehicles could have significantly higher energy density if their graphite anodes were to be replaced by lithium metal anodes. Hampering this change, however, has been the so-called dendrite problem.
The biggest Bitcoin exchange in China said Wednesday that it's no longer accepting yuan deposits, dealing another setback to the virtual currency. BTC China's announcement on its Twitter-like Sina Weibo account comes two weeks after China's central bank said the country's banks and payments systems were barred from handling the virtual currency.
Years ago before Soldiers used cell phones and social media and when long-distance calling was expensive, they would often communicate from remote areas to home via MARSgrams and MARS telephone patches through the Military Auxiliary Radio System....
C&K Components has developed a series of MIL-S-83731 qualified toggle switches designed for military, aerospace and other high-reliability applications.The MIL-S-83731 qualified toggle switches are rated for logic level up to 5A resistive loads and 2A inductive loads for use in various applications.
As applications become more complex, home-run sensor wiring approaches become more difficult and costly to implement. The cost of running sensor cable can often be the single largest line item for installing new data acquisition systems once labor and capital costs are included.
QD Vision announced the newest family of its award-winning Color IQ optical component compatible with LCD systems utilizing 3mm light guide plates. The new optic represents a 25% width reduction from QD Vision’s previous offerings, making it the thinnest and most cost-effective quantum dot....
NTE Electronics continues to expand its high-quality fuse line by offering new Automotive Blade Fuses with LED Indicators. This new line of illuminating blade fuses use LED technology to indicate that a fuse has blown. They are easy to see in fuse panels located under dark dashboards....
Failures have increasingly serious consequences as today’s electronics systems become smaller, more complex and more deeply embedded in our daily lives. System failures must be found and fixed before they can cause costly downtime, product recalls and reputational damage.
Micrel launched the PL6020xxx and PL6070xxx clock generators along with the SY7557xL clock distribution family that provides extremely low phase noise for the PCI-Express (PCIe) reference clock signals and industry leading output-to-output skew.