Lumex announced the launch of its through-hole QuasarBrite 4-Leaded RGB LED. With a 120° viewing angle, this four-leaded RGB LED is suited for applications that require high intensity light in spatially restricted spaces. It features
Wolfson Microelectronics plc has officially launched its next-generation digital silicon micro-electro-mechanical-systems (MEMS) microphones, the WM7210 and the WM7220. These MEMS microphones offer
Scientists from GE Global Research and the University of Maryland—as part of a two-year solid-state lighting program with the U.S. Department of Energy—have announced the successful demonstration of a 1,500-lumen LED.
Consumer adoption of the evolving digital lifestyle is posing serious challenges for traditional audio design conventions and driving a technological renaissance in audio system architecture. Those who adapt will thrive, and those who lag will fail.
Texas Instruments introduced the C6A816x Integra DSP + ARM generation of processors which feature what are said to be the industry’s fastest single-core floating- and fixed-point DSP performance (up to 1.5 GHz) and the fastest single-core ARM Cortex-A8 core with performance up to
This video takes a look at how OCC uses the AF-6080 Five-Axis Waterjet system and the Siemens SINUMERIK control to create some amazing 3D work for Orange County Choppers (OCC).
A new electrofluidics design from the University of Cincinnati and start-up company Gamma Dynamics promises to dramatically reshape the image capabilities of electronic devices.
STMicroelectronics, a leader in power semiconductors, powers AMOLED and Super AMOLED displays in advanced handheld devices with a family of ICs consolidating all the display module's power requirements in a single chip.
In an LCD TVs using Hitachi's new S-LED (Slim-block LED) backlight technology, the brightness of each backlight is independently controlled by a small block of LEDs.
OSD’s 0.95” Full Color PMOLED is suitable for mobile hand held applications. It features a 96 x 64 resolution and is approximately 2 mm thick. Additional features include a high contrast ratio of 2000:1 and 65K colors. This compact display has
Fairchild Semiconductor’s FAN5358 is a step-down switching voltage regulator that delivers a fixed output from an input voltage supply of 2.7 V to 5.5 V. Using a proprietary architecture with
Diodes Incorporated announced two, nine-channel LED drivers with internal charge-pumps for backlighting small-LCD screens, keypads and LED lights. Working from 2.7 V to 5.5 V and driving
This video with Jamie Pederson & co. shows the destructive force required to damage both a polycarbonate and aluminum box manufactured by Rose+Bopla. It's more than you would expect.
Wolfson Microelectronics plc has introduced its WM8325 power management subsystem, said to be the world’s highest current monolithic power management IC (PMIC). The IC is appropriate for portable multimedia applications including smartbooks, tablets, e-books, media players and smartphones. The WM8325 features
iWatt’s iW1810 AC/DC digital PWM IC, which is designed for the industrial market, integrates an 800-V bipolar power transistor to protect rugged offline power supplies for household appliances, motor control, and smart meters from high-line surge voltage while
Ambarella, Inc., has announced availability of the A7 system-on-chip (SoC) for advanced hybrid still and video cameras. The new SoC delivers full HD 1080p60 or 4Mp30 H.264 video recording. Its high-speed
Taiyo Yuden’s BRL2515 (2.5 mm x 1.5 mm, with a maximum height of 1.2 mm) and BRFL2518 (2.5 mm x 1.8 mm, with a maximum height of 1.0 mm) wire-wound power inductors offer
This has been a good year for the electronic design community, with advances in hardware, software, materials, and technology. Take a moment to nominate your favorites for the 2010 ECN Readers Choice Tech Awards.
Molex Incorporated announced that its next generation HDMI Type D (Micro) connector is available. The HDMI Type D (Micro) connector is a new miniaturized connector solution designed to
National Semiconductor Corp. announced the addition of WEBENCH LED Architect to its portfolio of online WEBENCH Designer tools. Said to be the first of its kind, the tool enables both novice and expert designers to
Texas Instruments announced what is said to be the industry’s first true 0.9-V microcontroller (MCU). The MSP430L092 MCU inherently operates at 0.9-V, including the entire analog and digital logic.
Maxim Integrated Products introduced the MAX98088 stereo audio codec that leverages the company’s Flexsound audio processor. This proprietary technology is said to improve loudspeaker performance by
CEVA, Inc. introduced the CEVA-X1643, a 1 GHz DSP core designed to boost overall chip performance for a broad range of applications including wireline and wireless communications, surveillance and portable multimedia. Features include
The OSD050T0714-29 features a high-resolution WVGA (800xRGBx480) format in a 5.0” diagonal size. This TFT-LCD display features a parallel 24-bit TTL interface with a high-quality 16.7M color palette. The module has
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. announced a new CapSense capacitive touch-sensing controller that enables designers to achieve mechanical button replacement (MBR) without having to write firmware or learn to use new software tools. The device