Now that 3D television has failed to take off the way designers were hoping, companies have moved on to a newer, better, greater, bound-for-failure idea: Smell-O-Vision. Haruka Matsukura and a team from the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology have designed an olfactory display system that can work in conjunction with a 2D display.
Touchstone Semiconductor added four, high-accuracy, micropower timer ICs to its rapidly expanding family of “NanoWatt Analog” timer integrated circuits. These higher-single-supply voltage, second-generation timer ICs operate over a wide supply voltage range
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Pulse Electronics Corporation introduces press-fit RJ45 integrated connector modules (ICMs) with magnetics. Using a press-fit pin (also called compliant or interference pin) provides a pressure contact with the printed circuit board (PCB), eliminating the need for wave soldering.
Lantronix added the xSenso Controller to its xSenso analog sensor networking family, designed specifically for use in rugged and harsh environments including industrial automation, process control, manufacturing, chemicals, and oil and gas industries. The new analog and relay outputs provide the ability to
Samsung Electronics announced the introduction of a new lineup of Zhaga-compliant LED H-Series linear modules that feature extremely high efficacy, as well as excellent light quality, and color consistency for use in a wide range of LED lighting applications including ambient lighting and linear fixtures.
Ironwood Electronics has recently introduced a new-high performance BGA socket for 0.5mm pitch BGA 253 pin DDR4. The CG-BGA-5019 socket is designed for 8X13.5 mm package size and operates at bandwidth up to 10 GHz with less than 1dB of insertion loss.
I'm in the process of designing an I2C system that uses telephone cable to route the signals around. It uses standard four-conductor cables with RJ-11 type plugs on the ends. For my system, it is important that there be no twists in the cable. Getting the signals reversed (clock and data) is not too bad. It will just prevent the system from working.
MEMS accelerometers can output different kinds of interrupt signals such as data ready, freefall, portrait/landscape, single-click/double-click, and impact detection, etc. Some accelerometers have built-in wakeup and motionless detection features to automatically switch between lower output data rate (ODR) at low power mode and higher ODR at normal mode....
Amulet Technologies is pleased to announce today its plans to launch the Multitouch Capacitive 4.3" GEMmodule developed in conjunction with partners Cypress Semiconductor Corporation and Clicktouch NV. The new product will be able to sense up to 10 fingers simultaneously on the multitouch screen....
TDK Corporation announces the new TDK-Lambda iQG Series of DC-DC converters that are ideal for intermediate or distributed bus power architectures. Featuring a low profile package that is only 0.52 inch high, these converters have been designed with confined space and demanding thermal environments....
maxon motor introduces the EC4, a 4 mm diameter brushless DC motor and gearhead. The typical issue found with micro drives of this size is the output power is too low for the application requirements because of the physical limitations. maxon increased the performance of this tiny motor using the latest winding technology....
Megger now offers a handheld, time domain reflectometer (TDR) featuring a 2 ns pulse width that virtually eliminates dead zones. The CFL510G accurately locates faults less than three feet from the point of connection. Designed for use by lineman in the communication and power industries on all metallic pairs...
Switch series features bifurcated contact for increased electrical reliability and consistent performanceApril 2, 2013 1:33 pm | C&K Components | Product Releases | Comments
C&K Components has expanded its surface-mount DIP switch series to include an ultra-miniature 1-position version for hand-held and portable electronic devices. Featuring a bifurcated contact for increased electrical reliability and consistent performance, the half-pitch TDA Series DIP switches are process-sealed for surface-mount soldering and washable-processing.
No, that’s not a typo in the headline. I’m not talking about the founder of Microsoft, though he is no doubt the reason that biotechnology researcher Drew Endy decided to name his new computer-in-a-cell devices Boolean Integrase Logic gates (BIL for short). The technology, which I’ll get to in a minute, is fascinating on its own.
Mouser Electronics announces immediate availability of the new SAMA5D3 series of embedded microprocessor units from Atmel. These high-performance eMPUs are based on the ARM Cortex-A5 processor and feature market-leading low power consumption.
Arkansas Power Electronics International (APEI), Inc. and GaN Systems Inc. announced the test results for a gallium nitride power switch based DC-DC boost converter. The converter demonstrated at APEI, Inc. exploited the ultra-high switching capability of GaN Systems’ high power switch to achieve a 1 MHz switching capability.
Ethernet this year is celebrating its 40th anniversary, and anniversaries are typically the time to celebrate the past. But with so much innovation and development percolating across the global Ethernet ecosystem, there is little time for the technology’s vast array of stakeholders to look back on its successes.
Electronic engineers are finding that thermometry is becoming increasingly more popular in modern applications. Two types of commonly used temperature sensing solutions are negative temperature coefficient (NTC) thermistors and voltage output integrated circuit (IC) temp sensors.
Announced by Acopian is the availability of new options to enhance the functionality of its Low-Profile Family of AC-DC and DC-DC Power Supplies. Boasting a height of only 1.7 inches, the UL recognized, CE certified low-profile family consists of 1U format 720W single-output AC-DC and DC-DC and 750W wide-adjust output AC-DC and DC-DC models.
Newport Corporation introduces precision-grade (PG) optical breadboards with patented modal damping to improve dynamic performance. Ideal for the most critical laboratory and ultrafast applications, the new PG breadboards include sealed mounting holes which make it simple and easy to contain and clean up spills or retrieve small objects.
Saelig Company, Inc. has introduced the GA4063 Spectrum Analyzer, an advanced, high specification instrument for evaluating signals from 9kHz to 3GHz. The GA4063 features an easy-to-use keypad and soft-key layout, and a large 8.5-inch (800x480) full-color widescreen TFT LCD display,
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. is broadening its optoelectronics portfolio with the introduction of high-power, high-speed 850 nm, 890 nm, and 940 nm infrared emitters in gullwing, reverse gullwing, and side-view surface-mount packages with wide-view dome lenses.
Roboteq, Inc introduces an intelligent controller capable of directly driving a hall-sensor equipped brushless DC motor up to 30Amps at up to 60V. The SBL1360 targeted at designers of Industrial Automation systems, mobile robots, mechatronics, or any other medium power motor control application.
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) -- Apple's ring-shaped, gleaming "Spaceship Headquarters" will include a world class auditorium and an orchard for engineers to wander. Google's new Bay View campus will feature walkways angled to force accidental encounters. Facebook, while putting final touches on a Disney-inspired campus including a Main Street with a B-B-Q shack, sushi house and bike shop, is already planning an even larger, more exciting new campus.