This training module from Digi-Key and TT Electronics/Optek Technology provides guidance on managing junction temperature of high-power visible LEDs, including ways to remove heat.
When HDMI version 1.4 was publicly released in October 2009, it included a number of new features. Most of the new features are barely moving the needle on the consumer electronics industry's Richter scale. But one new HDMI 1.4 feature -- the implementation of 3D video mode -- is about to buckle the pavement of the status quo.
For years, radio broadcasters and artists have duked it out over performance rights. Enter the highly-contentious Performance Rights Act, which would expand copyright law to include all public performances of copyrighted sound recordings. And it’s gotten even wilder: an amendment would mandate that all mobile phones contain FM radio chips.
Semtech Corp. announced the SC442, a 10-channel white LED driver with an integrated 3A boost power switch. The device is capable of driving up to 120 LEDs at up to 30 mA per channel and is packaged in a low-profile 4 mm x 4 mm x0.6 mm, 28-pin MLPQ package. The SC442 operates
austriamicrosystems has announced the 30-mW AS3560 and AS3561 Stereo Headphone Amplifiers, that continuously adjust the supply rails in response to the input signal, thus drastically minimizing power consumption.
Indesit’s Smart Washer uses Freescale’s ZigBee node to reduce energy by considering green power availability and energy cost in its operation.
VIA Technologies, Inc, announced the addition of the VIA COME8X80 module to its COM Express portfolio; the first COM Express type product utilize the 64-bit VIA Nano E-Series processor. The VIA COME8X80 is
Fairchild Semiconductor’s FAN5622/24/26 linear LED drivers tout a design that reduces overall component count by eliminating additional passive components used in charge pumps and series boost LED drivers. They feature an
Intersil introduced a family of 8-, 10- and 12-bit 500MSPS analog to digital (ADC) converters. The lead product, the 12-bit, ISLA112P50IRZ 500MSPS converter, features power consumption of 468 milliWatts – said to be
Wolfson Microelectronics plc has today announced the introduction of the innovative WM2002 stereo headphone driver, the world’s first commercially available digital ambient noise canceling (ANC) application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC).
austriamicrosystems has announced the AS3676, an Integrated Lighting Management Unit (LMU) with ambient light sensing (ALS) and dynamic luminance scaling (DLS). The chip integrates 13 current sinks, a high-efficiency step-up DC/DC converter and high-power charge-pump, an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) and a
Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller, analog and Flash-IP solutions, today announced the MCP6401/2/4 Operational Amplifiers (Op Amps), which add to Microchip’s general-purpose op amp portfolio by providing lower power consumption in small packages.
Supertex, Inc. (Nasdaq GS: SUPX), a recognized leader in high voltage analog and mixed signal integrated circuits (ICs), today introduced the SR10, a capacitor-coupled, switched shunt regulator for direct AC line operation.
Phihong, one of the most trusted names in power electronics, has developed an energy-efficient, 36W, Class 2 universal desktop adapter.
Microsoft will compete with Apple's iPad, but it isn't saying when. Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer says the company is working with Intel Corp. and computer makers to perfect tablet touch-screen computers.
This tutorial provided by Digi-Key and APEM Components explains joystick basics, as well as the physical variants and applications for Apem microswitch joysticks.
Original (Nov 18th) video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrtANPtnhyg&fmt=6 At TEDIndia, Pranav Mistry demos several tools that help the physical world interact with the world of data -- including a deep look at his SixthSense device and a new, paradigm-shifting paper "laptop." In an...
The LG Expo is a Windows Mobile smartphone for AT&T with a built-in pico projector.
Players of first-person shooter computer games traditionally play while seated with a keyboard, mouse, and fixed monitor. However, these hardcore gamers soon may be unleashed from their stationary position to enjoy a realistic virtual combat experience with life-sized video images,...
A funny mid-20th century newsreel featuring amazingly accurate predictions of the year 2000. BEST SHORT FILM - New York Comedy Film Festival OFFICIAL SELECTION Montrael Just For Laughs Comedy Festival Chicago Short Film Festival Written and Directed by Scott Dikkers Starring Tim Harrod,...
A digital book reader could bring information to students in developing countries using a technology that is long past its prime: 8-bit computing.
The feds have just dropped a bomb: The Library of Congress has added exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) that make “jailbreaking” legal. Apart from fundamentally altering Apple’s business model, the ruling has re-opened the schism between supporters and opponents of digital rights management.
Infineon Technologies AG introduced an enhanced family of three wireless control receivers offering highest available sensitivity and low power consumption. The TDA5240, TDA5235 and TDA5225 devices provide multi-band support (315MHz, 434MHz, 868MHz and 915MHz) for worldwide coverage...
The Roundtable question for August is “How much do you feel the current push for “green” tech comes from image and the desire to appear ecologically responsible, and how much does it come from a true pursuit of performance improvement in power systems?”
If, like most of us, you can’t afford a Porsche, a mouse shaped like a Porsche is the next best thing. As novelty computer mice go, this is one of the coolest I’ve seen. Avant Garde Gifts was kind enough to send me a sample of the “Motormouse,” and I’ve been evaluating it this week.