Technology advances applied to improving the performance of traditional front-illuminated CMOS imagers are yielding surprising results.
Ahlstrom Corp., a specialist high-performance materials company, has signed an agreement to invest in Porous Power Technologies, LLC, a Colorado, U.S. based company developing technology for lithium-ion battery separators. Under the agreement, Ahlstrom will...
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have released a technical report that could help improve the performance of electric vehicles (EVs) and the efficiency of the electric utility...
The third-annual DC Building Power Asia conference was opened by Dr. Faa-Jeng Lin, Chair of the National Energy Project – Smart Grid and AMI Division, National Science Council, and Chair Professor, Dept. E. E....
GAPTEC Electronic launched a family of LMS78 non-insulated 0.5A switching regulators with an extended input voltage range (up to 4:1) and a high efficiency of up to 96%.
In this podcast we talk to Tom De Schutter, Senior Product Marketing Manager, System Level Solutions at Synopsys about transaction-level models, which raise designer productivity by increasing the level of abstraction at which they design.
This is the time of the year when I am always asked to give my prediction on the next killer consumer product for the new year. Since I am not Zoltar or don’t own a crystal ball, this is a difficult question to answer as it depends...
Motorola Mobility won a preliminary injunction against Apple Inc in Germany, which could bar the sales of iPhones and iPads in the country.
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd said on Sunday its annual mobile handset sales this year had exceeded 300 million units for the first time in the company's history.
Intel Corp warned that fourth-quarter results would miss its previous forecast due to hard disk drive supply shortages caused by floods in Thailand.
STMicroelectronics introduced two new families of low-power operational amplifiers with enhanced accuracy and reduced package size. ST’s TSV85x and LMV82x devices aim to upgrade the industry-standard (LMV321) in signal-conditioning applications across the Computer, Industrial and Medical fields.
Adding to its growing portfolio of motor control solutions, Texas Instruments announced a new motor control kit for spinning three-phase brushless motors with a Stellaris Cortex-M3 microcontroller (MCU).
TDK-EPC has developed a wide range of EPCOS MKP and MKT film capacitors with low insertion heights. The new capacitors with a lead spacing of 37.5 mm feature insertion heights of only 15 mm or 19 mm. These components are designed for
There are a variety of systems and applications that could benefit from energy harvesting (EH). Energy harvesting refers to the technology by which ambient sources of energy such as light, thermal gradient, and vibration can be harvested and stored then applied later for doing useful work.
IAR Systems announced that its build and debug tool chain IAR Embedded Workbench has been selected by Ocean Modules, an ISO 9001:2008 certified manufacturer of remotely-operated vehicles (ROV), for the next generation underwater technology.
CadSoft Computer announced the launch of version 6 of its ‘EAGLE’ PCB software for professional board design, which focuses on flexibility and time-saving by optimizing and integrating new features such as BGA escape routing, differential pair routing, automatic meanders, and undo/redo logs.
Crystek’s CVCO55CC-3750-3800 VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) operates from 3750 MHz to 3800 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.5 V to16 V. This VCO features a typical phase noise of -105 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset and has
Pepperl+Fuchs has expanded its family of ML4.2 Series Subminiature Photoelectric Sensors. A number of new models are available to help maximize machine productivity by delivering
DATEL announced the availability of the SHM-14 14-bit ultra high speed linear sample-and-hold amplifier designed for extremely fast data acquisition applications. With a 70 MHz full power bandwidth, and a 250 MHz small signal bandwidth the amp achieves
TriQuint Semiconductor’s TQP4M9083, 7-bit, digital step attenuator (DSA) offers up to 31.75 dB of attenuation in 0.25 dB increments. A serial periphery interface (SPI) controls attenuation changes. A wide
WAGO Corporation has added six Dedicated Signal Conditioners to its JUMPFLEX 857 Series Signal Conditioner and Relay family. DSCs support focused applications requiring
MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company, which is owned by Warren Buffett, announced that it has entered into definitive agreements to acquire the Topaz Solar Farm from First Solar, Inc. The 550-megawatt photovoltaic power plant being...
According to NPD Solarbuzz, in the Asia Pacific region, the photovoltaic (PV) market is forecast to grow 39% Q/Q and 130% Y/Y in Q4’11. Q4’11 installations of more than 2 GW of PV capacity...
ConTech introduced the “CM25” Series of AC/DC switching power supplies. The supplies offer 25 Watts of fully regulated output power in a chassis mount case. The easily accessible terminal block and output voltage adjustment potentiometer give it the
Reducing the size of electronic products has become an increasingly important system design objective, especially in applications such as medical implantable devices that are used for a variety of new and emerging therapies and diagnostics.