Every tradeshow has these: the strange products, human snafus, and general quirkiness that characterizes a large organized event. Some of these are no doubt intentional, an exaggerated attempt to grab some publicity. Others, as you'll see, are honest (yet hilarious) mistakes. And some are just plain out of the ordinary. Enjoy!
The KG Series Dual Inline Package switch offered by CIT Relay & Switch allows automatic mounting with IC insertion machines. With both extended and recessed actuators, this industry standard DIP offers positions ranging from 1 to 12. Top tape seal, which withstands
STMicroelectronics introduced a very advanced multi-touch ‘resistive’ touchscreen controller chip, which detects up to ten simultaneous touches with fingers, nails or stylus and allows application designers to replace complex menu sequences with
Multi-Seals Inc. introduced Wash-Away dissolvable spacers, designed to provide consistent spacing between printed circuit boards and PCB components. These organic polymer spacers locate PCB components during soldering operations. After soldering,
E Ink Corporation, a subsidiary of Prime View International, and Texas Instruments Incorporated announced a collaboration that will combine E Ink's Vizplex Electronic Paper Displays with TI technologies, including its power management ICs and OMAP 3 processors.
Switching between assays for the same patient can produce differing results that may be clinically significant.
A video detailing the latest device in Texas Instruments' family of "PurePath" audio products.
Like the Goths sacking Rome, the 3-D invasion has arrived. No longer a kitschy gimmick, the technology has matured, and the leading consumer manufacturers are banking on it. Indeed, 3-D was the unofficial theme of CES 2010—3-D demos littered the show floor, and all the big players (with notable exceptions) unveiled 3-D products. Could 2010 be the year that 3-D finally takes off?
Stellar Technology’s Series AP5201 In-Line Amplifier is a general purpose signal conditioner for DC-excited strain gage pressure transducers, load cells, and torque transducers. The single-channel AP5201 features
Toshiba Corp. and Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. expanded its lineup of NAND-flash-based solid state drives (SSDs) including 128-gigabyte (GB) Half-Slim /mSATA SG Series SSD modules ideally suited for a variety of applications including mini-mobile/netbook PCs, and a third generation, high performance HG3 Series featuring
Cavium Networks introduced a fully standards-based Display MiniCard module intended for integration into next generation notebook PCs and netbooks to enable high performance, low latency wireless display capability for consumer and enterprise applications. The DMC module employs
Katharine Czechowski with Sungale describes the company's Kula TV device (Wi-Fi TV).
A photoblog (1/9/10) from the showfloor of CES 2010. Companies shown include Samsung, LG, Microsoft, Freescale, Interead, Panasonic, Toshiba, and JVC.
Richard Haden with Powermat demos the company's flagship product.
Michael Firth with Texas Instruments describes the company's wireless transceivers and audio amplifiers and gives a sound demo.
Doug Bartow with ADI describes their latest selection of fiber optic cables.
Stanley Song, Advanced Projects Engineer with Cannondale, describes a technology demo--a bike which uses Analog Devices accelerometers to detect bumps and hills, among other things.
Prasad Sristi with AMD describes the company's forthcoming Radeon HD 5670 graphics card.
A demonstration of the Mint Automatic Floor Cleaner from the show floor of CES 2010. The Mint uses "Northstar Guidance" to track where it cleans.
A photoblog (1/8/10) from the showfloor of CES 2010. Companies shown include AMD, Sungale, Powermat, Analog Devices, and TI.
Protek Power North America’s PM42 Series of AC/DC power supplies offers 30 W to 48 W of performance and compliance to both EN60101-1 medical safety standards and EN60950-1 ITE safety standards. They are suitable for a variety of applications, including
International Rectifier introduced the IR3870M SupIRBuck integrated voltage regulator for notebook and desktop computers, game consoles, consumer electronics applications such as set top boxes, and general purpose point-of-load (POL) DC/DC converters. The IR3870M features a
Liquavista launched its latest technology platform LiquavistaColor, which offers full color capability with full interactivity and hi-fidelity video at ultra-low power to future advanced eReader devices.
Ikanos Communications, a leading provider of advanced broadband semiconductor and software products for the digital home, and Aricent, a global innovation, technology and service company focused exclusively on communications, today introduced a production-ready platform for advanced next-generation broadband access products.
PLX Technology, Inc. announced its NAS 7800 system-on-a-chip (SoC) family of consumer-friendly network attached storage (NAS) solutions. The top-end NAS 7825 version is said to enable higher levels of integration and functionality, thus supporting