Dave does a teardown of the Princeton Tec EOS headlamp and mods it with a new Cree XPG LED.
CUI Inc’s power line, V-Infinity, announced the release of the VOF-80 open frame AC/DC power supply. The supply has a low no-load power consumption of <0.5 W and is suited for use in
Motion controls and social gaming were the hot topics at this week's Game Developers Conference, the annual convention of game designers, programmers and executives. Sony shook up the conference with a splashy introduction of the PlayStation Move, a new wand-shaped PlayStation 3 motion controller system that will rival Nintendo's popular Wii.
E-Switch launched the LP37 Series illuminated pushbutton switch, which features a right angle, surface mount design with long travel. LED colors of red, green and yellow are available. Specifications include
The ZigBee Home Automation and ZigBee Remote Control Standards are now available for public download.
The Way2Order Drive-Thru kiosk solves critical challenges surrounding drive-through self service by integrating outdoor-usable touchscreen technology which can be operated with bare or gloved hands.
Texas Advanced Optoelectronic Solutions announced the first members of its next generation digital ambient light sensor (ALS) and proximity detection family. These devices are said to eliminate the need to use clear glass/plastic in front of the sensor or
Panasonic Corp. on Wednesday revealed the price for its first 3-D TV set, confirming that $3,000 is about what it takes to be among the first to watch 3-D movies in the home. The Japanese company put its first 3-D sets on sale at an event in New York on Wednesday.
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California Eastern Laboratories (CEL) is shipping its uPG2251T6M GaAs power amplifier (PA). According to the company, the PA eliminates the need for RF component matching, which reduces component count and simplifies procurement. The new 2251 PA is
For good or ill, the military is often indistinguishable from a large corporation. While “employees” must conform to the company’s modus operandi, the company must engage its employees on their terms. In this day and age, that means technology. Thus, the military increasingly relies on video games and computers to recruit and train its “employees.”
Elma Electronic Inc. offers a family of modular enclosures in a compact size. The MiniBox 34 serves a wide range of applications including medical, communications, industrial, test and measurement, military/aerospace, and other markets. Its construction allows
Microchip Technology Inc unveiled several new 8-bit PIC microcontrollers (MCUs) that are asserted to set the industry benchmark for low-power microcontrollers and peripheral integration. These MCUs feature active currents of
Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. has launched its latest generation of power MOSFETs for synchronous DC-DC conversion. The seventh generation trench process in the Toshiba fast switching series, UMOS VII-H, is asserted to
TowerJazz announced its patented Y-Flash technology, not available from any other foundry in the industry, which is designed to give customers flexibility on memory size, allowing optimization of performance/cost for any given application.
Microsemi Corporation, a manufacturer of high performance analog/mixed signal integrated circuits and high reliability semiconductors, today extended its family of DC-to-DC controllers and switching regulators with the introduction of a synchronous buck switching regulator in a compact multi-chip module
Ikanos Communications, Inc., a leading provider of advanced broadband semiconductor and software products for the digital home, today announced that that AVM, Germany’s leading manufacturer of broadband network equipment, has selected Ikanos’ Fusiv® Vx180 communications processor for integration into its most advanced family of multimedia home gateways.
Memory Protection Devices introduced part number BK-6100-PC4 for holding two AA batteries. Four large stainless steel contacts firmly apply pressure to the AA batteries to assure a long lasting trouble free connection. Four printed circuit contacts allow
Apple Inc., increasingly facing tougher competition in the lucrative market for smart phones, sued Taiwanese phone maker HTC Corp. on Tuesday, accusing the rival of violating patents related to the popular iPhone.
Microtune, Inc today announced that its multi-standard automotive antenna amplifier, the MT119 is being deployed in the automobiles of BYD Co., Ltd. (www.byd.com) of Shenzhen, China. The MT1119 is currently used in BYD’s fuel-based sedans and all-electric vehicles. It is planned for rollout in BYD’s most popular-selling compact models by March and in all BYD models by year end.
Sony Corp. said a glitch has knocked PlayStation 3 users off the game console's online network, and the company warned that data loss could occur if gamers continued using the machines. Sony said in a blog post Monday that the problem was likely caused by a bug in the clock functionality incorporated in the system, reminiscent of the Y2K bug a decade ago.
Apple Inc. said it found more than a dozen serious violations of labor laws or Apple's own rules at its suppliers that needed immediate correction. The findings were outlined in a company report on audits of 102 supplier facilities conducted in 2009.
XMOS has launched a reference design for iPhone and iPod docks, which keeps the audio signal path end-to-end digital, from the iPod or iPhone via USB to the amplifier. Implemented entirely in software, using the SMOS XL1-L1 even driven processor, the flexible design eliminates
IDEAL INDUSTRIES today announced that its new LanTEK® II cable certifier series has been approved by Tyco Electronics and Brand-Rex, two leading global suppliers of structured cabling systems for data networks.
Rochester Electronics, the world's largest authorized manufacturer of discontinued semiconductors, provides authorized reverse-engineering services to re-create, manufacture and distribute pin-for-pin replacement parts with matched cycle for cycle timing for aftermarket semiconductor devices. Through its unique Rochester Semiconductor Replication Process, customers can avoid system re-qualification steps as the Rochester-designed and manufactured parts deliver the same specifications and performance characteristics as the original products. Rochester engineers deconstruct and electrically analyze the critically needed semiconductor device, re-design the part using scope and scanning electron microscope (SEM) images, and re-engineer it onto a matched mature foundry process to replicate the original components.