When the Sony Walkman went on sale 30 years ago, it was shown off by a skateboarder to illustrate how the portable cassette-tape player delivered music on-the-go — a totally innovative idea back in 1979. Today, Sony Corp. is struggling to reinvent itself and win back its reputation as a pioneer of razzle-dazzle gadgetry once exemplified in the Walkman, which Wednesday had its 30th anniversary marked with a special display at Sony's corporate archives.
Comcast launched a high-speed wireless data service in Portland on Tuesday as the first step in what the cable-TV network operator expects to eventually become a nationwide rollout -- with Atlanta, Chicago and Philadelphia expected to go online later this year.
Offering high density memory, the 2 mm x 3 mm x 0.6 mm 8-pin MLP-packaged 512-Kbit EEPROM Series from STMicroelectronics is, compatible with memories of lower density. Accepting an input from 2.5 V to 5.5 V, the M95512 has a 20MHz SPI port and the M24512 has an I²C interface
Provided in versions delivering 3.3 V, 5 V, or 15 V, Murata’s 6-W NCS6 Series of single-output DC/DC converters features a 4-to-1 input ratio (12 V or 48 V nominal). With a power density of 0.94 W/cm3, the 32 mm x 20 mm x 10 mm RoHS-compliant devices have efficiency levels from 73 percent.
To follow up on an earlier story, the EPA has granted California’s request for exemption from federal tailpipe emissions standards. The decision is effective immediately for California plus 13 other states and Washington DC. It allows them to regulate emissions for model years 2009-2011, one year before the federal standards take effect. Says EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, “This decision puts the law and science first…this waiver is consistent with the Clean Air Act as it’s been used for the last 40 years
Like a car salesman pushing a luxury vehicle that the customer no longer can afford, NASA has pulled out of its back pocket a deal for a cheaper ride to the moon. It won't be as powerful, and its design is a little dated. Think of it as a base-model Ford station wagon instead of a tricked-out Cadillac Escalade. Officially, the space agency is still on track with a 4-year-old plan to spend $35 billion to build new rockets and return astronauts to the moon in several years.
The RFA-411 Series installation kit from RF Industries, supplies the proper tools for crimping N-type connectors onto LMR-400 or equivalent cables.
Providing usable electrical power from waste, Innovative Energy Systems (IES) has developed a clean energy solution that recovers methane gas from landfills and converts it into electricity.
Watlow introduced its EZ-ZONE PM panel mount controller in a 1/8 DIN size. This new controller is available with choice of horizontal or vertical configuration, allowing it to fit variable cabinet profiles. The 1/8 DIN controller features larger characters and buttons, and its new case slots make it easier to
A sophisticated new weather satellite rocketed into orbit Saturday, giving forecasters another powerful tool for tracking hurricanes and tornadoes.
Congress has taken its first step toward an energy revolution, with the prospect of profound change for every household, business, industry and farm in the decades ahead.
With features such as a base plate with injection-molded termination clips, SMT power inductors from Epcos increase mechanical stability and improve temperature distribution during the solder process in demanding automotive applications. With dimensions ranging between 7.3 mm x 7.3 mm x 4.5 mm and 12.5 mm x 12.5 mm x 8.5 mm
Hermetically-sealed circuit boards in flex, rigid, hybrid, and flat-flex cable circuits from Douglas Electrical Components are best for high-volume applications requiring high conductor density. With hermetically sealed boards, electrical connection points are eliminated, minimizing voltage drops and removing the need for testing the wire-to-circuit connection point.
Supporting major FEC rates such as 15/14 and 255/237, the SFX-800G Synchronous Clock Generator from Connor-Winfield can translate a frequency input into one of eight selectable output frequencies from 10 MHz to 1.125 GHz. The 1.2” x 1.0” x 0.285” RoHS-Compliant device provides a jitter filtered, wander following output signal synchronized to a superior Stratum or peer input reference signal.