Fujitsu Components America, Inc., purportedly the first manufacturer to obtain Windows 7 logo certification for a resistive multi-input touch panel, is marketing those touch panels in North America. Using Fujitsu’s proprietary technology, the resistive multi-input panels can
AVX Corporation expanded its miniature TransGuard 0201 Series multilayer varistor (MLV) to include 125 pF and 150 pF versions. The series now provides a
Maxim Integrated Products’ MAX2136, a digital terrestrial television tuner for ISDB-T and DVB-T applications combines low power consumption with desirable performance, the device achieves a low noise figure of
Microchip Technology announced from the SID Display Week show in Seattle the availability of mTouch Projected Capacitive Touch-Screen Sensing Technology.
Alpha & Omega Semiconductor, Inc. (AOS) expanded its EZBoost family with their first white LED backlight driver, the AOZ1950. The AOZ1950 is designed and optimized for providing backlighting solutions for the latest portable devices using medium-sized LCD panels such as
It's not enough to just have must have devices like iPad and iPhone (even on an exclusive basis) without thinking about the bigger picture and ensuring you have the necessary infrastructure to support these devices.
ON Semiconductor’s NCP4303A and NCP4303B synchronous rectification controller and driver integrated circuits (ICs) are targeted at use in switch mode power supplies (SMPS) for applications such a
Will tablet computers displace the netbook/laptop? Why or why not?
Last month, Sony essentially neutered the PlayStation 3 by removing its “Install Other OS” functionality. This precipitated a huge customer backlash (and, as of this writing, at least two class-action lawsuits), but there’s one foe Sony hadn’t anticipated—the United States Air Force.
Digi-Key Corporation announced it has stock on Torex's Series XC9235 and XC9236 step-down DCdDC converters. Torex's XC9235 and XC9236 Series are groups of synchronous-rectification type step-down DC-DC converters with built-in
ITT Interconnect Solutions has developed a connector that is said to improve signal transmission and reception in wireless handheld devices. The Perfect Wireless Interconnect features
OKW has developed specific desk/charging stations for its ‘SMART-CASE’ enclosures, which fit the cases exactly, and have a common design theme. The desk stations are
Doug Broadhurst and Ted Lopez demonstrate the new iKit from Scosche in a Subaru STi.
Amulet Technologies announced the availability of GEMstudio, a drag-and-drop GUI development environment for creating high-end, color touchscreen human-machine-interfaces (HMI), with smartphone-like graphics, for 8-, 16-, and 32-bit bit embedded systems. This GUI development environment can
Texas Instruments today announced its new TMS320C2000 Piccolo microcontroller (MCU) DC/DC LED Developer's Kit. The kit enables developers to incorporate Piccolo MCUs to differentiate LED designs with features such as dimming, color tone adjustment, power line communication and fault detection. Additionally, developers can
Amulet Technologies announced the availability of six new plug & play LCD Evaluator Kits for popular displays from Hantronix, Tianma and Shelly. Amulet’s LCD Evaluator Program, also announced, is said to be the industry’s first program to provide
Lumex announced the launch of its InfoVue FSC (Field Sequential Color) family of color alphanumeric LCD displays for monochromatic devices looking to transition to color. These LCDs, compatible with standard LCD drivers, feature
Yageo Corporation announced the release of what it asserts is the smallest ceramic chip antenna (PIFA mode) for GPS applications. The PIFA GPS antenna is an advanced design of the 2.45 GHz PIFA antenna released last year. Although the same size, it can now reach
Technology blogging website Gizmodo claim to have got their hands on the new Apple iPhone. They made this video demonstrating its appearance and external features.
Teenagers have embraced text messaging as their main form of communication, but mobile phones are often a source of tension with parents and schools, a new survey found.
Memory Protection Devices introduced part number BK-6089 for holding 6 AA batteries. The units offer 9 V output with 6 AA alkaline batteries in series and 7.2 V with rechargeable batteries. The sliding cover has one large snap locking tab on the front and two small tabs at the rear. Allowing for
LCD displays are widely used in cell phones, personal media players, internet tablet PCs, laptops, and large-screen TV sets. These displays account for a major part of the power consumed by these devices. For example, a mobile phone screen may consume upwards of 40% of the system power, while in a large-screen TV, the display may consume 70% or more of the system power.
The touchscreen is rapidly becoming the user interface technology of choice in applications ranging from retail, industrial and automotive, to medical, digital signage and gaming. Their growing popularity has been fuelled in part by the phenomenal success of the iPhone and its highly user-friendly, all touchscreen controls...
For years, Apple rejected iPhone apps for “duplicate functionality.” Thus, well-reviewed apps like MailWrangler (which duplicated the iPhone’s built-in mail app) and Podcaster (which duplicated iTunes’ podcast functionality) were forthwith denied. Surprisingly, Apple recently approved a slew of browser apps.
Skyworks’ ATN3590 family of fixed resistive attenuators are integrated circuits comprising thin film resistors and through-die vias that provide desirable attenuation flatness from low frequency to 40 GHz or higher. These attenuators are