Your employer probably isn’t tracking your every move just yet, but with new technology from Hitachi, it might not be that far down the road. Obviously there are ways for employers to track your productivity now whether it’s cameras or looking at your internet logs, but it’s really time consuming and not very informative for most employees.
Microsemi Corporation (Aliso Viejo, CA) unveiled its new FPGA-based Secure Boot Reference Design for embedded microprocessors. This new reference design uses the advanced security features in its mainstream SmartFusion 2 SoC FPGAs to securely boot any application processor in an embedded system....
The 10th amendment is back in style, apparently. Back in 2011, the Justice Department issued a legal opinion on the Federal Wire Act of 1961, essentially reversing its longstanding ban on internet gambling. “Interstate transmissions of wire communications that do not relate to a 'sporting event or contest' fall outside the reach of the Wire Act,” it read.
AVX (Greenville, SC) expanded its 9296 Single Poke-Home Wire-to-Board (WTB) Contact Series with the addition of a 1.7-mm single-position contact. These contacts enable the simple, reliable, and solderless termination of
ADLINK Technology, Inc., (San Jose, CA) announced its Matrix MXE-5400 fanless embedded computer based on the 4th generation Intel Core i7-4700EQ quad-core processor. The MXE-5400 delivers desirable performance, manageability, optimized connectivity, and
Fujitsu Semiconductor America (Sunnyvale, CA) introduced its MB86R24 graphics SOCs for automotive, building security and industrial applications. The chip combines the latest ARM CortexTM-A9 dual CPU core with
The concept of energy harvesting has been around for as long as windmills and waterwheels were used to harness energy. In the last decade, the possibilities of using low-power harvested energy have greatly expanded in the industrial market as devices became smaller, autonomous and required less power.
Take a look at virtually any new smartphone or tablet device, and whatever the brand or size, they likely have one thing in common — touch screen displays. This ubiquitous level of adoption comes with challenges, particularly pricing and volume yields to meet mass market needs. The touch-enabled display represents one of the largest cost factors....
Larson Electronics (Kemp, TX) has announced the release of a new pedestal mount LED light designed for high output and versatile operation. Featuring a powerful 150 watt LED lamp assembly and a simple aluminum base stand with magnetic mount capabilities, this light effectively illuminates 8,000 square feet....
Hubbell Lighting announced an ultra-efficient choice for one-for-one replacements of outdated and inefficient metal halide and fluorescent high bays — Columbia Lighting’s LLHV VersaBay LED High Bay. It includes energy use 48% below comparable HID and a payback period of less than two years.
Many end applications — such as IP phones, motor control circuits, active clamp switches, and load switches — need to offer higher energy efficiency in a smaller footprint in order to meet manufacturers’ demands. Fairchild Semiconductor (San Jose, CA) developed the FDMC86xxxP series of P-channel PowerTrench MOSFETs....
Advanced Power Electronics Corp. (San Jose, CA) is introducing a new current mode step up converter for small, low power applications. The input voltage of the APE1913-3 converter can range from 2.6V to 5.5V, while the output voltage can be adjusted up to 27V.
Soraa (Fremont, CA) launched the world’s first high color temperature (CCT), high color rendering MR16 LED lamps — a brilliant choice for gemstone jewelry and high-end retail displays. The new 4000K and 5000K CCT, full visible spectrum Soraa Vivid 2 LED MR16 renders colors and whites exactly as they would appear in natural light....
Boasting industry leading power density, Minmax Power (Hudson, MA) introduces the MJW25 Series of 25 Watt DC/DC converters that are housed in a compact 1”x1” shielded metal package. All models feature wide 2:1 input voltage ranges of 9-18VDC, 18-36VDC, or 36-75VDC....
Silicon Labs (Austin, TX) introduced the industry’s first single-chip digital ultraviolet (UV) index sensor ICs designed to track UV sun exposure, heart/pulse rate, and blood oximetry and provide proximity/gesture control for smartphone and wearable computing products.
President Obama’s State of the Union address focused heavily on the domestic tech sector, and now we know why — a recent report by the National Science Board (NSB) charted America’s eroding share of the “global scientific landscape,” and its conclusions are troubling. Since 2001, the global R&D performed by Asian countries has overtaken the U.S.
Do you ever feel like your fish is jealous of the cat and dog who can walk freely about the house just because they have the ability to “breathe oxygen”? Have you caught your fish eyeing the parrot and his high flying, free-wheeling ways? Is he jealous of the hamster in the ball who gets to roll around the house?
Last month, a federal judge dealt Net Neutrality proponents a devastating blow in Verizon’s challenge to the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Open Internet Order of 2011 (Verizon v FCC). The FCC’s Open Internet Order essentially forbid Internet service providers (ISPs) from
Announced today by Acopian Power Supplies (Easton, PA) is the UL recognition and CE approval of their mini encapsulated series of linear regulated power supplies. The AC-DC power supply series is encapsulated in an ultra-compact, low profile housing to provide the ultimate in environmental protection in space-limited applications.
VadaTech has announced new 40G/10G Layer 3 managed switches for AdvancedTCA (ATCA). The board includes two mid-sized AMC slots. The ATC806 is offered in three performance levels. Designers can choose the throughput level their application requires — 320G, 480G or 640G.
BetaDyne (Bridgewater, MA) announces the low output noise LN-Series of DC/DC converters designed specifically to meet the needs of signal sensitive applications such as unmanned vehicles, test and measurement systems, medical instruments and data acquisition and control systems.
ACCES I/O Products (San Diego, CA) announces the release of a new USB serial interface board—the ANDROID-232. Users can now control legacy RS-232 devices directly from modern Android devices. The ANDROID-232 uses the Android Open Accessory protocol....
Many fear that Twitter is past its “honeymoon phase” of popularity. What’s your biggest issue with Twitter? The layout? The registration process? The character limit? Well, the last isn’t changing. But the rest? You’re in luck: CEO Dick Costolo has plans to address these issues.
Don’t you wish you could turn back the clock and apply the lessons you’ve learned later in life to the decision you made earlier in your career? Well, if you’re a new engineer, here’s your chance. We collected advice from experienced engineers, asking what they wish they knew when they just starting an engineering career.
Fairview Microwave (Allen, TX) introduces a new line of armored coaxial test cables which are designed to withstand punishing environments such as production line testing and continual in-the-field use. The new armored cables from Fairview can be ordered with SMA or N-Type connectors which are constructed of rugged stainless steel.