The April issue of ECN deals with power and wireless power supplies. In the Editor’s View, Executive Editor Chris Warner discusses Marissa Mayer’s infamous memo to Yahoo employees, Managing Editor Kasey Panetta details bendable display technology, and Technical Contributor M. Simon delves into the pros and cons of LEDs as they relate to design.
Today, semiconductors cannot be manufactured without using machine vision. In fact, machine vision is an enabling technology that has made it possible to achieve the density featured in today's integrated circuits and permits cost-effective manufacturing of such circuits. Suppliers of electronic materials, active components, IC packages, passive components and finished electronic equipment all use machine vision to drive high quality production at lower costs. The technology that serves as the basis of both 2-D and 3-D machine vision is becoming more powerful and even more useful in electronic assembly applications. Vision systems now offer even higher resolution, greater speed and better color properties. Lighting is more capable thanks to LED development which is making multi-directional and sequential lighting more cost effective on production lines.
This issue delves into automotive electronics. Associate Editor Kasey Panetta discusses advanced driver assistance systems, M. Simon goes into sensors in humid conditions, and Executive Editor Chris Warner opines about the possibility of large-scale free WiFi.
Wireless charging technology has been recognized as a very attractive solution to a wide range of applications because it conveniently replaces power cords and charging cables. This emerging technology is being adopted for charging mobile phones and other handheld devices.
The February edition of Electronic Component News discusses high-energy medical electronics. Executive Editor Chris Warner raises the alarm about automobile EDR data collection and the need for safeguards, M. Simon joins the On Design section with a look at high-reliability power supplies, and the Brainstorm Q&A section asks “What technology do you expect to take the consumer space by storm in 2013”?
The January issue of ECN deals with industrial electronics. Executive Editor Chris Warner opines about New Jersey’s power and fuel infrastructure in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the Brainstorm Q&A section asks about the most important circuit protection issue facing today’s designers, and industry luminary Jon Titus discusses design electronics for cold environments.
The December 15th issue of Electronic Component News focuses on the annual Readers Choice Tech Awards. Executive Editor Chris Warner summarizes the year and the awards issue.
A 3D printer is a machine that creates objects from plastic or other materials using an additive manufacturing process. Additive manufacturing produces objects in a succession of layers from the bottom, up. This is the opposite of traditional subtractive manufacturing processes
For over 25 years, Sensors Expo & Conference has been the leading industry event in North America, exclusively focusing on sensors and sensor-integrated systems! The event is widely known as one of the world's largest and most important gatherings of engineers and scientists involved in the development and deployment of sensor systems.
The November 15 issue of Electronic Component News focuses on sensors, including a feature that deals with augmented reality by Executive Editor, Chris Warner. The Brainstorm Q&A section asks “What new application areas will increase demand for power-management ICs in 2013?” and Technical Editor Jason Lomberg editorializes about the recent incandescent light bulb ban.
The terms “3D printing” and “additive manufacturing” refer to processes that automatically build objects layer by layer from computer data. The technology is already well-used in many sectors including transportation, health care, military and education.
Reading more than one barcode at a time is a challenging application for many manufacturing and material handling engineers. In these applications there is a need to read multiple codes of the same symbology as well as multiple codes of mixed symbologies within one field of view (FOV). Even more difficult is reading one or more codes on multiple sides of a package to verify that the codes match or to output both sides’ read results as one piece of data. Laser scanners have difficulty reading codes that are poorly printed, damaged or defective, are at extreme perspectives and that are omnidirectional. They cannot manage when variations occur in part and package positioning. And they cannot read 2-D codes at all, which means that they have no way to compete in two of the four types of multiple code reading applications we commonly see. Image-based code reading technology can handle much more variation in barcode printing than traditional laser scanners and can also read codes presented at any angle or omnidirectionally. Additionally, the life of an image-based scanner, with no moving parts, is longer and more reliable than a mechanical based laser scanner. With this information, image-based barcode reading solutions make a great replacement for laser scanners even when reading single barcodes and are especially exceptional with multiple barcodes of the same or different symbology types
The November issue of ECN focuses on the power application area. Executive Editor Chris Warner discusses net neutrality, Jon Titus presents his annual Kits for Kids column, and the Brainstorm Q&A section asks “What is the most significant challenge in the miniaturization of medical devices?”
In the October issue of ECN, Technical Editor Jason Lomberg pontificates about the Navy’s controversial “Great Green Fleet” initiative, Executive Editor discusses smart cars receiving a higher education, and our contributors write about intelligent systems.
MR16 lamps, also known as multi-mirror lamps, are halogen-type lamps designed in an integral multifaceted reflector and are renowned for their exceptional beam control. To encourage adoption of MR16-compatible LED-based lamps, it is essential that they match or exceed the performance of conventional halogen or incandescent lamps.