Printed electronics is a term that also encompasses the magic of printed electrics such as flexible and disposable lighting, batteries and solar cells.
In this episode of the Tinker's Toolbox we talk to Matt Williams of TE Circuit Protection about their latest circuit protection devices based upon Hybrid PPTC (MHP) and Reflowable Thermal Protection (RTP) technology.
MAINGEAR, an award-winning PC system builder offering custom desktops, notebooks, workstations and media centers, updates their desktop configuration options with the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 graphics card that delivers high-end performance with style.
This video is an excellent example of what can be done in a public space with Augmented Reality and only hints at future applications.
In this episode of the Tinker's Toolbox we talk to Sriram Peruvemba of E Ink about their technology and how it stands in the marketplace. We discuss related bistable technologies as well as E Ink's endeavors in the LCD space.
Now available for Verizon's CDMA network, Apple's iPhone 4 continues to lead the industry as one of the most advanced smart phones available.
The Kinect is a horizontal bar of sensors connected to a small base with a motorized pivot, and is designed to be positioned lengthwise below the video display. The Kinect is not a handheld game controller like the Wiimote or the Playstation Move...
In this episode of the Tinker's Toolbox we talk to Jason Posselt of Bridgelux about their latest LED arrays, presented as having twice the output of currently available commerical devices...
APEM has introduced two Hall effect switches, designed to work in rugged and harsh environments. The new IH Series of switches are low maintenance, contact less, sealed pushbuttons that come in two versions
JARO's new JRB2235 Series blower rotates at 8500 rpm and produces 1.2 cfm of super-cooled air (with a static pressure of .122" of H2O). Operating voltage is 4.0 V to 5.5 VDC. The availability of single or dual unit configurations provides
C&K Components expanded its snap-acting switch line to include subminiature versions that can be used as detect switches. Designated the ZMA Series, the detect switches feature a
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. expanded its portfolio of TMBS rectifiers using Trench MOS Barrier Schottky technology. Twenty new 45-V devices in four power package types were added, featuring
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor (AOS) introduced two power MOSFETS. The new low-voltage devices are optimized for use on the secondary side of high efficiency DC/DC converters. By combining
PLX Technology introduced SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0) general-purpose peripheral controllers that bridge USB 3.0 to PCI Express (PCIe) 2.0, thus matching the high-performance 5 Gbps bus speed . This controller family
ON Semiconductor expanded its portfolio of AC-DC power solutions for home electronics with the introduction of the NCP1234 and NCP1236 family of fixed frequency pulse width modulation (PWM) current mode controllers. These solutions are
Fairchild Semiconductor’s FAN302HL PWM controller for low standby power charger applications incorporates the company’s mWSaver technology to minimize standby input power consumption to <10 mW at 230 VAC to meet
Maxim Integrated Products launched a new Teridian/Maxim energy-measurement system on chip (SoC), the 78M6613. This energy-measurement solution for AC/DC power supplies brings a high level of management and control to servers and other equipment in data centers. The SoC enables
Energy Micro has released its first version of Simplicity Studio, a software console providing instant access to the tools, documentation, software and other resources needed to develop systems based on
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.