In this episode of the Tinker's Toolbox we talk to Sinclair Vass, senior director of marketing and business operations at JDSU, about the top tech trends for 2011.
This issue addresses consumer electronics, including and especially automotive infotainment. An article discusses the EDS show, while former Editor-in-Chief, Alix Paultre, editorializes about the “weaponized internet.”
Texas Instruments expanded its DaVinci digital media processor platform by introducing the TMS320DM8168 and TMS320DM8148 video processors. The high-performance DM8168 DaVinci digital media processor offers
Anritsu Company introduced TD-LTE measurement software for its MT8820C One-Box Tester. The addition of TD-LTE support to the analyzer provides designers and manufacturers of mobile handsets with a single-instrument, solution for
The MacBook Pro 15- and 17-inch models bring quad-core power to almost everything you do.
The Logitech Revue is the first set-top box device on the market with Google TV.
A look inside the Sony Playstation Move shows that in addition to the internal electronics, the sphere at the end of the PlayStation Move handheld motion controller allows the PlayStation Eye Camera to pinpoint every movement and position within the room.
We look inside the Motorola Droid 2. It has an improved keyboard over its predecessor, as well as a faster processor and twice the RAM.
This Month we look into the The Magic Trackpad, presented as the first full desktop Trackpad that supports a full set of gestures, including click, scroll, swipe, and rotate, all at the tip of your fingers.
Subscribers on contract-based cell phone plans hung up on T-Mobile USA in record numbers in the fourth quarter, as it continues to lose the battle against larger carriers. T-Mobile, the fourth-largest wireless carrier in the U.S., on Friday said it lost 318,000 subscribers...
National Semiconductor announced what it asserts is the industry’s first stereo analog subsystem with integrated Class G headphone amplifier and automatic level control (ALC) for smartphones and feature phones. The PowerWise LM49251’s Class G headphone amp dynamically
Wireless mind-control system developer Emotiv is employing Nordic 2.4GHz proprietary transceivers in its off-the-shelf EPOC Neuroheadset platform. Emotiv is now actively promoting the headset to the mainstream consumer gaming industry.
A less known member of the solar-cell family is the thermo-photovoltaic cell. Nevertheless this piece of technology can be very useful for industries and for households to save on their electricity bill.
Samsung Electronics said Thursday it expects to sell up to 10 million 3-D TVs this year and vigorously defended the technology behind its lineup amid intensifying competition with rivals including LG Electronics.
International Rectifier today announced the expansion of its SupIRBuck family of integrated point-of-load (POL) voltage regulators. The new IR347x and IR386x devices for energy-efficient computing and consumer applications feature hysteretic constant on-time (COT) modulators...
STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), one of the world's largest semiconductor manufacturers and the world's leading supplier of MEMS sensors for consumer and portable applications(1), and bTendo Ltd. announced today that they have signed a development and license agreement to jointly develop the world's smallest Pico Projector for smart phones and other portable consumer-electronics devices. The solution is based on bTendo's innovative Scanning Laser Projection engine technology and ST's leading MEMS (Micro-Electro Mechanical Systems) expertise, video processing know-how and semiconductor process technology.
The WWF Series from Stackpole is designed to withstand thousands of surges at 6 kV without failing, but will fuse without fire, explosion, or fragmentation under continuous 240 VAC overload. The company's fusing technology combines
KOA Speer Electronics announced the release of a new metal foil technology in chip type current sense resistors that improves corrosion resistance and its ability to withstand higher temperatures. The TLRH series resistor has a
AVX Corporation has developed what it claims is the industry's smallest multilayer ceramic capacitor (MLCC). Designated as the 0101 Series, the miniature MLCC was designed with well-established technologies to
Central Semiconductor Corp. introduced its CMLDM7484 dual complementary N-channel and P-channel MOSFETs in the SOT-563 package. This device consists of two complementary isolated 30-V, 450-mA MOSFETs that offer desirable energy efficiency. The device
LEDnovation announced production availability of additional color temperatures and a new beam angle for its EnhanceLite line of LED PAR lamps. With the addition of 2700K and 4000K color temperatures and 55° “wide flood” beam angle, this line is
MIPS Technologies, Inc. announced that Altair Semiconductor licensed MIPS Technologies’ multi-threaded synthesizable processor IP for next-generation chipsets targeting mobile broadband baseband and modem applications for mobile devices. Altair is a long-time MIPS licensee, leveraging the MIPS® architecture across its entire line of LTE chipsets.
Provided in standard SO-8 and high power dissipation exposed pad SO-8 packages, the AL9910 high brightness LED driver from Diodes Incorporated will support universal AC input voltages from 85 V to as high as 265 V. For interior and exterior off-line lighting products, the exposed pad SO-8 variant in particular helps
iWatt, Inc., announced two primary-side-regulated, leading- and trailing-edge-dimmable, AC/DC digital PWM controllers targeting 100 V/230 VAC offline LED lighting applications. Designed for isolated or non-isolated LED drivers used in incandescent replacement lamps including
Pelican Imaging Corporation announced that it has developed the first prototype array camera for mobile devices. In addition, the company has announced its Technical Advisory Board that is comprised of three leading experts in computational imaging. The members are