It’s that time of year again! No, I’m not talking about Jolly ‘Ol Saint Nick, mistletoe, or trees with stars on top. ‘Tis the season for giving, but also for spoiling ourselves with the latest gadgets, gizmos, toys, and entertainment. We’re never too old to experience the joy of opening presents!
Dave of the EEVblog describes the design of his open source hardware uCalc credit card sized calculator / computer.
Google TV may say more about the power of search and Android than it does about a new paradigm for using your HDTV.
With the holidays approaching, what product or technology is on your wish list?
Fairchild Semiconductor describes how their various smartphone component solutions benefit the engineer at electronica 2010.
Akros Silicon shows off its Power System-on-Chip solution with Power-over Ethernet capability at electronica 2010.
ZMD launched the second wave of its ZLED family of LED control solutions with two new low-voltage ICs designed for battery-powered handheld devices.
XMOS demonstrates their latest motor-control chip and its flexibility of I/O and control capabilities at the 2010 electronica conference.
International Rectifier demonstrates their new Gallium Nitride (GaN) transistors and how they can shrink the size and parts count of an audio power amp design.
Fairchild Semiconductor developed the AccuPower load switch series, said to be the industry’s first 2.8V to 36V integrated load switches, intended to address the designer’s mid-voltage needs. These load switches feature
Everlight Electronics’"Yi" Series high power, high brightness LED family with 5-W power consumption comes in a compact ceramic package. This four-chip device offers
Sullins Connector Solutions expanded its offering of high-temperature devices to include a full series of double-row, Dual Edge Connectors. The new series is engineered to facilitate board-to-board extensions, and to
Murata demonstrates their self-balancing unicycle-riding robot at the 2010 electronica conference.
Power Integrations introduced HiperTFS, an integrated power supply IC family for high-power applications. The device family members incorporate both a two-switch-forward converter and a flyback standby power converter into a
Silicon Laboratories Inc. introduced what it asserts is the industry’s most frequency flexible in-circuit programmable CMOS clock generators. The new Si5350/51 octal clock generators with on-chip voltage-controlled crystal oscillators (VCXOs) replace
Imagine your disappointment when your 3D glasses fail just as the action peaks in a movie or during a game. With rechargeable batteries you’re stuck waiting for the glasses to recharge (having a spare pair is just too difficult to justify given the current high price).
KOA Speer Electronics, Inc. announced the new 0201 size in its SR73 current sense chip resistor line. Measuring 0.6 mm x 0.3 mm x 0.1 mm, the 0201 size chip is 66 percent smaller than the 0402 size chip resistor, making it
The Tecate Group announced the newest members of the PowerBurst family of cylindrical, radial leaded ultracapacitor cells. The new TPLE Series is 100 percent RoHS compliant, and offers extended operating temperature up to 85°C. Capacitance values range from
This tutorial, provided by Digi-Key and Vishay, will introduce remote control infrared receiver (IR) technology and provide an overview of key performance parameters.
Cell phones afford us the convenience of being connected whenever we want, wherever we want. Despite affording us constant connectivity, there remain places where cell phone usage is inappropriate.
The IGVC challenges participating robots to traverse a grassy path defined by simple spray-painted lines and filled with obstacles such as traffic barrels and buckets.
Wolfson Microelectronics plc has introduced WM8958 audio hub solution, designed to enable high definition (HD) audio in portable multimedia applications, such as smartphones, tablet computers, eBooks and navigation devices. When combined with
Lumex announced the launch of its through-hole QuasarBrite 4-Leaded RGB LED. With a 120° viewing angle, this four-leaded RGB LED is suited for applications that require high intensity light in spatially restricted spaces. It features
Wolfson Microelectronics plc has officially launched its next-generation digital silicon micro-electro-mechanical-systems (MEMS) microphones, the WM7210 and the WM7220. These MEMS microphones offer
Scientists from GE Global Research and the University of Maryland—as part of a two-year solid-state lighting program with the U.S. Department of Energy—have announced the successful demonstration of a 1,500-lumen LED.