This video takes a look at how OCC uses the AF-6080 Five-Axis Waterjet system and the Siemens SINUMERIK control to create some amazing 3D work for Orange County Choppers (OCC).
A new electrofluidics design from the University of Cincinnati and start-up company Gamma Dynamics promises to dramatically reshape the image capabilities of electronic devices.
STMicroelectronics, a leader in power semiconductors, powers AMOLED and Super AMOLED displays in advanced handheld devices with a family of ICs consolidating all the display module's power requirements in a single chip.
In an LCD TVs using Hitachi's new S-LED (Slim-block LED) backlight technology, the brightness of each backlight is independently controlled by a small block of LEDs.
OSD’s 0.95” Full Color PMOLED is suitable for mobile hand held applications. It features a 96 x 64 resolution and is approximately 2 mm thick. Additional features include a high contrast ratio of 2000:1 and 65K colors. This compact display has
Fairchild Semiconductor’s FAN5358 is a step-down switching voltage regulator that delivers a fixed output from an input voltage supply of 2.7 V to 5.5 V. Using a proprietary architecture with
Diodes Incorporated announced two, nine-channel LED drivers with internal charge-pumps for backlighting small-LCD screens, keypads and LED lights. Working from 2.7 V to 5.5 V and driving
This video with Jamie Pederson & co. shows the destructive force required to damage both a polycarbonate and aluminum box manufactured by Rose+Bopla. It's more than you would expect.
Wolfson Microelectronics plc has introduced its WM8325 power management subsystem, said to be the world’s highest current monolithic power management IC (PMIC). The IC is appropriate for portable multimedia applications including smartbooks, tablets, e-books, media players and smartphones. The WM8325 features
iWatt’s iW1810 AC/DC digital PWM IC, which is designed for the industrial market, integrates an 800-V bipolar power transistor to protect rugged offline power supplies for household appliances, motor control, and smart meters from high-line surge voltage while
Ambarella, Inc., has announced availability of the A7 system-on-chip (SoC) for advanced hybrid still and video cameras. The new SoC delivers full HD 1080p60 or 4Mp30 H.264 video recording. Its high-speed
Taiyo Yuden’s BRL2515 (2.5 mm x 1.5 mm, with a maximum height of 1.2 mm) and BRFL2518 (2.5 mm x 1.8 mm, with a maximum height of 1.0 mm) wire-wound power inductors offer
This has been a good year for the electronic design community, with advances in hardware, software, materials, and technology. Take a moment to nominate your favorites for the 2010 ECN Readers Choice Tech Awards.
Molex Incorporated announced that its next generation HDMI Type D (Micro) connector is available. The HDMI Type D (Micro) connector is a new miniaturized connector solution designed to
National Semiconductor Corp. announced the addition of WEBENCH LED Architect to its portfolio of online WEBENCH Designer tools. Said to be the first of its kind, the tool enables both novice and expert designers to
Texas Instruments announced what is said to be the industry’s first true 0.9-V microcontroller (MCU). The MSP430L092 MCU inherently operates at 0.9-V, including the entire analog and digital logic.
Maxim Integrated Products introduced the MAX98088 stereo audio codec that leverages the company’s Flexsound audio processor. This proprietary technology is said to improve loudspeaker performance by
CEVA, Inc. introduced the CEVA-X1643, a 1 GHz DSP core designed to boost overall chip performance for a broad range of applications including wireline and wireless communications, surveillance and portable multimedia. Features include
The OSD050T0714-29 features a high-resolution WVGA (800xRGBx480) format in a 5.0” diagonal size. This TFT-LCD display features a parallel 24-bit TTL interface with a high-quality 16.7M color palette. The module has
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. announced a new CapSense capacitive touch-sensing controller that enables designers to achieve mechanical button replacement (MBR) without having to write firmware or learn to use new software tools. The device
So many people feel they can’t live without their cellular telephones these days, but how do cell phones survive all that use – and abuse – from people?
austriamicrosystems has announced the AS3940, the first fully integrated 2.4 GHz multi-channel FSK (frequency shift keying) transceiver with integrated link manager for reliable control of star networks (up to eight clients). It features low power, high sensitivity (-100 dBm at 250 kbps, -92 dBm at 2 Mbps), data rates from
Texas Instruments announced the availability of TMS320C5504 and TMS320C5505 ultra-low-power digital signal processors (DSPs) at 150 MHz, providing 25 percent higher performance than previous C55x devices. The processors are
This month's question is, “What barriers still exist between solid-state lighting and mainstream acceptance in the marketplace?”
The Tactilus heat-sink analysis system by Sensor Products Inc. enables engineers to visualize actual contact forces and pressure distribution data on the circuit board components. As the mounting screws between the CPU and the heat sink are torqued, it