E-Switch announced an illuminated power-rated rocker switch that is sealed to IP66 ratings. According to the company, a rubber boot/PVC cap is not needed for the RBW2 series rocker switch. It uses a
TE Connectivity (TE) launched 1.95-mm connectors to fit into various consumer devices such as cell phones and tablets that have limited space for SIM cards. These connectors offer partial shielding that provides
Cree announced its new 1000 lm LMR4 LED module, providing 66 lm/Watt efficiency in a fully integrated solution for downlight applications where high-quality light is essential such as
The amplifier is one of the most versatile building blocks used in RF/IF signal chains today. They are commonly used throughout designs to overcome signal losses incurred from passive mixers, filters, baluns, and other passive elements.
Central Semiconductor Corp. introduced the CMPDM302PH 30V, 2.4A P-Channel MOSFET in the industry standard SOT-23F package. It features a desirable continuous drain current rating of 2.4 A, a combination of an exceptional
VLSI Solution announced the VS1063 audio codec chip. According to the company, this IC can encode an unforeseen multitude of audio formats, from MP3 and Ogg Vorbis to G.711 u-law, G.711 A-law, G.722 and 16-bit PCM. The proprietary
Atmel Corporation has integrated haptics capability to its QTouch capacitive touch controllers to support buttons, sliders and wheels (BSWs). This integration allows our customers to have a richer experience with
Microchip Technology Inc. announced it has expanded its low pin-count 16-bit eXtreme Low Power PIC MCUs by adding an on-chip 12-bit ADC, EEPROM, intelligent mTouch capacitive sensing, and the capability to
Fairchild Semiconductor developed the FSL1x6 Series of green-mode Fairchild Power Switch (FPS) devices. These integrated PWM controllers include proprietary green-mode functions that
STMicroelectronics introduced the LSM303DLHC geo-magnetic module. Housed inside a miniature 3 x 5 x 1 mm package with operating current consumption down to just 110 uA, this module meets
From cars to consumer goods, to military equipment to ATMs, we’re all familiar with systems. Increasingly, smart, connected devices are embedded in common, everyday devices in addition to special purpose systems, enabling huge improvements in our ability to manage the complexities of modern life.
Telecoms gear maker Ericsson blasted past first-quarter core profit expectations thanks to surging mobile broadband sales and said it would take until the third quarter to resolve Japan quake supply problems.
In this episode of the Tinker's Toolbox we talk to returning guest Ashok Reddy, Director of IBM Rational, and continue our discussion on hardware and software, developing and disruptive technology, and the challenges facing today's engineer.
Sony PlayStation gamers expressed shock and disappointment on Wednesday at a massive data hack in which their names, addresses and credit-card details might have been stolen from the PlayStation Network.
Research In Motion may attempt to top Google Inc's $900 million bid for Nortel Networks Corp.'s wireless technology patents, according to a Bloomberg report citing two people familiar with the plans.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made a surprise appearance Friday night in Prineville, Ore., at a community party for the grand opening of his company's new data center.
Broadcasters ProSieben and RTL have filed an appeal against a decision by the federal cartel office to quash their plans for a joint online TV platform.
Pope Benedict led Roman Catholics into Holy Week celebrations, telling a Palm Sunday crowd that man will pay the price for his pride if he believes technology can give him the powers of God.
Philips is hiving off its once leading television business, the first step by new chief executive Frans van Houten to boost flagging profit at Europe's biggest consumer electronics maker.
The new 5” diagonal LED-backlit 800×480 resolution TFT-LCD from Optrex has Super Wide View (SWV) technology with viewing angles of 85/85/85/85 and true outdoor readabity.
Panasonic has introduced a new high rate lithium ion cell, the CGR18650CH. The cell’s Nickel Manganese-based cathode material delivers higher discharge rates and better energy density and voltage than comparative cells.
Mobile handset makers like LG Electronics are moving toward adopting Linux-based MeeGo operating systems after Nokia abandoned it and opened the way for rivals, one of the project's leaders said.
Pure organic compounds that glow in jewel tones could potentially lead to cheaper, more efficient and flexible display screens, among other applications.
Diodes Incorporated has released what it asserts is the world’s smallest dual output omnipolar Hall effect switch IC, designed for open/close detection in portable, battery-powered products including cell phones and notebook PCs. The dual output AH1891 is
NXP Semiconductors N.V. announced what it asserts are the world’s smallest logic plastic packages measuring 0.9 x 1.0 x 0.35 mm with 0.3 mm pitch. The compact packaging design is suitable for leading-edge portable handheld devices such as smartphones, tablets and SD cards where