As airlines prepare to resume flying Boeing's beleaguered 787 Dreamliners, federal investigators looked Tuesday at how regulators and the company tested and approved the plane's cutting-edge battery system, and whether the government cedes too much safety-testing authority to aircraft makers.
We’ve talked A LOT about safety and innovation when it comes to infotainment systems in cars. We've talking more regulation, less regulation, new systems and crazy ideas. The discussion revolves primarily around how to integrate electronics
Microchip Technology Inc. expanded its embedded-wireless portfolio to include the PIC32 Bluetooth Audio Development Kit, featuring modules, stacks and CODECs, and XBee footprint-compatible socket modules with integrated stacks. The new Wi-Fi offerings comprise IEEE 802.11b/g Wi-Fi modules with
The tent village that sprang up in two days to house quake survivors in mountain-flanked Lushan is no ordinary refugee camp. China's full range of disaster response is on display: Trucks with x-ray equipment, phone-charging stations, bank tellers-on-wheels — even a tent for insurance claims.
STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications and a top supplier of set-top box ICs, has revealed that its Orly system-on-chip is powering a new generation of advanced set-top boxes from NTT Plala, a leading Internet / IPTV service provider in Japan.
Premier Farnell announced the global availability of Freescale Semiconductor’s newest Freedom Development Platform for evaluating Kinetis K20 MCUs at element14. The new FRDM-K20D50M Development Platform is form-factor compatible with the Arduino R3 pin layout, providing
Some illuminating books already have been written about Google's catalytic role in a technological upheaval that is redefining the way people work, play, learn, shop and communicate. Until now, though, there hasn't been a book providing an unfiltered look from inside Google's brain trust.
maxon precision announced a new DC servo motor controller, the ESCON 50/5 OEM module. This mini OEM plug in module is a four-quadrant pulse width modulated (PWM) servo motor controller that can efficiently control permanent magnet brushed DC motors (PMDC motors) and Brushless DC servo
ConTech announced the “TMF” Series of DC/DC converters. The series offers up to 40 W of fully regulated output power with an industry standard 2” x 1” footprint, and a 4:1 input range with nominal input voltages of 24 VDC and 48 VDC. Single outputs are
Bridgelux announced the commercial availability of the Vero LED array, a solid state light source that is positioned as making quality lighting easy. All form factors of the LED arrays are now commercially available and shipping to customers and distribution partners worldwide. The
The new V600ME31-LF operates from 2700 to 5400 MHz with a tuning voltage range of 0-24 Vdc. This octave tuning VCO features a typical phase noise of -107 dBc/Hz @ 100 kHz offset and an average tuning sensitivity of 140 MHz/V.
The words “mega” and “phone” should never be combined when it comes to cellphones, but that didn’t stop Samsung from making the most ridiculous phone yet. The company has blown away the competition when it comes to screen size with their new 6.3 inch (diagonally) and 5.8 inch Galaxy Mega phones. For the sake of comparison, the Apple iPhone 5 is 4 inches.
NIC Components is pleased to announce the addition of UL listed (US and Canada; UL 1449 rev3) radial leaded metal oxide varistors (MOVs) to its circuit protection products offering. The newly released NVR series has large disc MOV construction for fast acting absorption of transient energy (joules) on 50 or 60 Hz power circuits....
JKL Components Corporation has announced the availability of an LED Signage & Display Kit — Part Number SK14. It includes a full selection of LED technologies appropriate for use in the signage, display, gaming and architectural industries. These kits are excellent for product development of backlit signs....
BEI Sensors announces expanded input/output electrical options and a new IP69K rating on the highly configurable 9960 series. With the new electrical options, the 9960 can communicate with a wider range of controllers and is now capable of accepting a wide range of input voltages.
As a culture, we’re obsessed with cool gadgets, and we’ve come a long way from the household coffeemaker. Now we’re creating motion-sense devices that can control others from afar with just a flick of the wrist. Enter the Myo armband, which shows how dependent on technology we’ve become. We want to do everything with one fancy gizmo.
Google's latest quarterly results provided further proof that the Internet search leader is figuring out how to make more money as Web surfers migrate from personal computers to mobile devices. The first-quarter numbers released Thursday show that a recent decline in Google's average ad prices is easing.
Krytar, Inc., announced a new two-way power divider offering desirable performance over the broadband frequency range of 1.0 GHz to 40.0 GHz in a compact package with 14 dB Isolation and ±0.60 dB amplitude tracking. The Model 6010400 two-way divider exhibits
Twitter can easily teach people about social movements such as Occupy Wall Street and even entice them to participate, according to a new study by a Michigan State University education researcher. The social networking site – which lets users read, send and group together 140-character messages known as tweets....
Phihong USA has introduced a new series of waterproof LED drivers for use in a broad range of residential and commercial applications. Designated the PDA040 series, the LED power supplies are available in constant-current outputs of 700, 1050 and 1400mA at a nominal input voltage rating of 120-277VAC.
AVX Corporation has added several new varistors to its trusted TransGuard and TransGuard Automotive Series. Based on AVX’s reliable zinc-oxide varistor technology, the extended TransGuard series provide customers with a much broader range of voltage and energy rating options....
Intelligent network interface controller features a USB 2.0 high-speed device port and an integrated coax transceiverApril 18, 2013 3:10 pm | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments
Microchip Technology announced the OS81118, the first MOST150 Intelligent Network Interface Controller (INIC) with a USB 2.0 high-speed device port and an integrated coax transceiver. The MOST150 technology was successfully deployed in the first car models in 2012.
ADLINK Technology announced the IMX-9000, an industrial mobile handheld computer using the Windows CE 6.0 R3 operating system. Combining high-performance RFID, a barcode scanner and GPRS/WLAN wireless transmission functions to satisfy diverse working requirements, the IMX-9000—with superior resistance to impact, water, and dust—can be applied in a variety of industries....
Autosplice has introduced a new series of compact surface mount contacts for antenna applications in mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. The new single-piece contact designs are ideally suited for Near Field Communications (NFC) Antenna requirements....
MORNSUN’s brand new WRB_MT-3W series is designed with features of compact SMD package of 19.2*12.9*8.75mm, efficiency up to 83%, low power consumption, short circuit protection and so on.