New Scale Technologies provides a family of drive solutions for their Squiggle motors. With 170 kHz modulation frequency, the NSD-1202 dual piezo motor drive ASIC offers a PWM mode allowing independent speed control of one or two SQL-1.8 Series motors.
What do you think is the chief factor preventing the mainstream adoption of solid-state lighting?
Intended for antenna and printed circuit board verification, an RF switching coaxial connector from ITT features a low signal loss of under 0.3 dB. The LCP CP1/CP2 connector also features a minimum life of 12,000 mating cycles, a return loss VSWR of 1.2:1 at 2 GHz, and a 5.6 mm test port. A cold pin minimizes RF emissions
Utilizing an inductor-based boost converter, a ±15kV quad-output driver (the MAX14521E) from Maxim IC generates 300Vp-p (max) voltage. A full-bridge output converts this voltage to the AC waveform required to drive an EL lamp. Intended for multiple electroluminescent (EL) lamps, the driver is ESD-protected
Who knew those shady vendors hawking silk-screened t-shirts at tourist traps were leading the tech revolution? Actually, that claim belongs to the Fraunhofer Research Institution, but who’s keeping track? The German institute has developed a printable battery that is produced using a silk-screening process similar to that used in t-shirts.
Using MEMS-based mirror switch technology, the 6278 dual-channel fiber optic ESCON duplex switches from Electro Standards Laboratories, which support a GB data rate, allow users to enable or disable the connection.
Used to monitor the operation of your application program as well as operating system, the P104-WDG-CSMA Series of dedicated watchdog timer boards for PC/104-based embedded systems from ACCES I/O Products will initiate a system reset in case of lockup. Targeting applications that require self-reliant systems, the device also monitors and controls a variety of system hardware parameters such as temperature, voltage, fan speed, and humidity.
IMEC announced that it has established new partnerships with solar cell material and equipment suppliers. These companies, including MEMC Electronic Materials Inc., Leybold Optics Dresden GmbH, Roth & Rau AG, and Mallinckrodt Baker B.V., have concluded joint-development agreements with IMEC in the frame of IMEC’s newly launched wafer-based silicon photovoltaics industrial affiliation program (IIAP).
Suitable for wireless applications, the SG-211SE Series of clock oscillators from Epson Toyocom support voltages as low as 1.8 V with a temperature range from -40 °C to + 90 °C. With a footprint of 2.5 mm x 2.0 mm, the crystal oscillators’ features include
Laser-welded in a titanium housing, the model 3224A3 IEPE accelerometer from Dytran Instruments has a sensitivity of 5 mV/g and can operate at temperatures up to 300°F.
The ever-weakening job market could well lead to an increase in online crime as laid-off workers, especially those with computer skills, turn to scams to support themselves, Cisco Systems Inc said in a mid-year security report to be released on Tuesday.
Thunderstorms once again forced NASA to call off the launch of space shuttle Endeavour on Monday, the fifth delay for the space station construction mission. NASA said it would try again early Wednesday evening, after taking a one-day break.
MagSil Corporation announced today that the litigation between MagSil and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), on the one hand, and Seagate Technology and Maxtor Corporation, on the other hand, has been satisfactorily resolved by an out of court settlement, and the Seagate and Maxtor entities have received licenses to the patents at issue in the lawsuit.
Handling 1W, 3W, and higher LEDs, the MIC3230/31/32 family of high-brightness LED drivers targets solid-state lighting and general illumination applications. The series features an operating input voltage range from 6 V to 45 V, a feedback voltage of 250 mV, and is capable of driving an output up to 70 W. The MIC3230/31 has an adjustable operating frequency from 10 kHz to 1 MHz
A recent survey of electrical and lighting contractors demonstrates their importance in the specifying and recommendation of LED lighting products for building projects. According to the survey respondents, contractors are involved in recommending LED lighting more than 70% of the time. Yet a majority of respondents said they would be interested in receiving more training on product installation, benefits, and layout