Texas Instruments today announced its new TMS320C2000 Piccolo microcontroller (MCU) DC/DC LED Developer's Kit. The kit enables developers to incorporate Piccolo MCUs to differentiate LED designs with features such as dimming, color tone adjustment, power line communication and fault detection. Additionally, developers can
Amulet Technologies announced the availability of six new plug & play LCD Evaluator Kits for popular displays from Hantronix, Tianma and Shelly. Amulet’s LCD Evaluator Program, also announced, is said to be the industry’s first program to provide
Lumex announced the launch of its InfoVue FSC (Field Sequential Color) family of color alphanumeric LCD displays for monochromatic devices looking to transition to color. These LCDs, compatible with standard LCD drivers, feature
Yageo Corporation announced the release of what it asserts is the smallest ceramic chip antenna (PIFA mode) for GPS applications. The PIFA GPS antenna is an advanced design of the 2.45 GHz PIFA antenna released last year. Although the same size, it can now reach
Technology blogging website Gizmodo claim to have got their hands on the new Apple iPhone. They made this video demonstrating its appearance and external features.
Teenagers have embraced text messaging as their main form of communication, but mobile phones are often a source of tension with parents and schools, a new survey found.
Memory Protection Devices introduced part number BK-6089 for holding 6 AA batteries. The units offer 9 V output with 6 AA alkaline batteries in series and 7.2 V with rechargeable batteries. The sliding cover has one large snap locking tab on the front and two small tabs at the rear. Allowing for
LCD displays are widely used in cell phones, personal media players, internet tablet PCs, laptops, and large-screen TV sets. These displays account for a major part of the power consumed by these devices. For example, a mobile phone screen may consume upwards of 40% of the system power, while in a large-screen TV, the display may consume 70% or more of the system power.
The touchscreen is rapidly becoming the user interface technology of choice in applications ranging from retail, industrial and automotive, to medical, digital signage and gaming. Their growing popularity has been fuelled in part by the phenomenal success of the iPhone and its highly user-friendly, all touchscreen controls...
For years, Apple rejected iPhone apps for “duplicate functionality.” Thus, well-reviewed apps like MailWrangler (which duplicated the iPhone’s built-in mail app) and Podcaster (which duplicated iTunes’ podcast functionality) were forthwith denied. Surprisingly, Apple recently approved a slew of browser apps.
Skyworks’ ATN3590 family of fixed resistive attenuators are integrated circuits comprising thin film resistors and through-die vias that provide desirable attenuation flatness from low frequency to 40 GHz or higher. These attenuators are
TDK-EPC introduced what it asserts is the world’s first thin-film common mode filter (TCE1210 from TDK) with both high-speed differential transmission common mode noise suppression and ESD protection in a single component.
Analog Devices unveiled the newest additions to its SHARC portfolio of 32-bit floating point digital signal processors – the SHARC 2148x and SHARC 2147x Series. With up to 5 Mb of integrated memory, these processors are said to extend single-chip, floating point signal processing precision to
The arrival of the iPhone on June 29, 2007 did not just win Apple an overwhelming presence in the personal gadget world, but also changed consumers’ perception of human machine interface forever. The user-driven human touch sensing design is not just intimate with its customers; it is loved.
Presented as offering high performance bonding strength to both similar and dissimilar substrates, Master Bond’s Polymer Supreme 46HT-2 two-component adhesive features high-temperature resistance along with
TT electronics BI Technologies has developed a new SMT power inductor. Designated the HM72B Series, the inductor measures 6.8 mm x 7.23 mm, with a maximum board height of 3.0 mm, and is designed for use in harsh environments.
Optrex America is offering TFT LCDs with white LED backlights. These displays feature long lifetimes (an average of 60,000 hours), with front-of-screen brightness levels ranging from 400 cd/m2 to 700 cd/m2 for indoor use and 800 cd/m2 to 1500 cd/m2 for outdoor applications. Additional features include
MPD’s BK-53 surface mounting AA battery clip uses two spring arms to capture and hold a AA battery in place. These arms are said to make it easy to insert and remove a AA battery because of the desirable access afforded. Normally used in pairs, the clips are
Fairchild’s half-bridge Ultra FRFET family provides desirable reverse recovery time (trr) of 35 ns to 65 ns and a small reverse recovery current (1.8 A to 3.1 A). In LCD TV designs, this family is said to eliminate the need for
Allegro MicroSystems, Inc. introduced a new high power LED driver with output disconnect for backlighting medium LCD displays. This driver targets in-dash navigation systems, automotive infotainment, and back-up camera displays.
Hermetic Switch announced its PRX+1660 Series sensors for liquid level monitoring in appliance, automotive, control, household, industrial, municipal, petrochemical, power generation, processing, and recreational markets. These sensors can
ON Semiconductor introduced five CMOS linear voltage regulator families. The NCP69x families are optimized for use in low current consumption portable battery-powered and ‘always on’ applications such as cable modems, satellite receivers, digital-set-top boxes and electricity meters. The NCP690, NCP691, and NCP692 are
So, even if you haven’t heard the latest news regarding Sony and the PlayStation 3 it will come as no surprise that they’re up to their anti-consumer practices once again. According to a blog entry on the official Sony web site, they have released a new firmware version (3.21) todayThis new “update” removes the ‘Other OS’ feature that is present on older PS3s...
The pCubee is a handheld cubic display system made with five flat-panel screens that uses perspective-corrected rendering and real-time physics simulation to create compelling visualization and interaction techniques for 3D content.
Lumex launched QuasarBrite High-Temperature Seven-Segment numeric LED Display technology capable of providing bright, crisp display performance in temperature ranges up to 105°C. The new ¼ Watt LED displays are