Hillcrest Labs believes sensor hubs will be all the rage in consumer electronics this year and will be seen in mobile, wearable and Internet of things (IoT) devices. Let’s explore why. The latest generation of smartphones uses sensor-based functionality such as motion gestures as key differentiating features.
LCD capacitive touch screen controller provides customizable graphical interface for controlling lightingJanuary 14, 2014 1:07 pm | Product Releases | Comments
Leviton announced today the expansion of its line of architectural lighting control systems with the introduction of the Sapphire 7-inch Wall Mount LCD Capacitive Touch Screen Controller. The new system provides an easy-to-use, customizable graphical interface for controlling lighting within a facility.
Coilcraft has announced its new RF and Power Inductor Product Finder App for Apple and Android smart phones. This free application enables users to quickly select the best inductor for their design and order free evaluation samples, all from their mobile phone.
Larson Electronics has announced the release of a 240 Watt Explosion-Proof LED Wall Pack Light fixture that provides operators with a powerful and energy efficient alternative to traditional hazardous location luminaires. The HAL-RSLED-240W is designed for indoor and outdoor use....
Telit Wireless Solutions and Parsec Technologies announced that a combination of the companies’ technologies results in the world’s lowest-profile companion solution for GPS receiver and antenna. For host devices able to accommodate higher volumetric symmetry, assembly of the components can be made to fit a 6x16x8mm volume.
We are currently experiencing the first phases of the Smart Home with much more to come as the Really Smart Home finally becomes a reality. The adaption of ZigBee remote controls and ZigBee set top boxes by most of the world’s cable TV and broadband service providers is the launching platform for the rolling out of various Smart Home-Connected Home services....
Solar is already a viable alternative to traditional carbon based and nuclear thermal power plants. In 2012, over 31 Gigawatts (GW) of new PV generation went online globally including 3.5GW in the United States alone. In 2013, that number in the United States is expected to grow by 28% to reach 4.9GW.
Sundance Multiprocessor Technology has launched the SMT166 dual-FPGA platform for R&D into the use of large FPGAs for high-performance reconfigurable computing and large-scale embedded systems applications as well as system-on-chip (SoC) simulation. At the same time, Sundance has announced that the SMT166 has been chosen as the prototyping platform....
For the ARM7 microcontroller gridARM, PEAK-System provides an evaluation board as development platform. The Linux-based system leads out the microcontroller interfaces Gigabit Ethernet, High-speed CAN, USB 2.0, RS-232, SPI, and I²C. Furthermore, the board has 8 digital inputs and 8 outputs....
USB is widely used in embedded devices of all kinds, providing simple interconnectivity and interoperability, making it important for designers to come up to speed on system level hardware and protocol test and debug. Fortunately, the use of a mixed signal oscilloscope (MSO) to validate performance designs makes this process much less onerous....
Movea, Xm-Squared, and Texas Instruments (TI) demonstrated their new G-series high-performance multisport wearable solution at the Movea stand during CES. The G-series takes user experience to the next level with this energy-optimized solution for highly accurate activity tracking and advanced sports and sleep monitoring....
While MQ-1 Predators and MQ-9 Reapers are mostly confined to overseas battlefields, a wide variety of unmanned systems will play an expanded role in law enforcement, commerce, and even mail delivery ... which leads to all sorts of privacy concerns. Get your thinking caps and opinions ready, because we’re looking to drill down to the core issues presented by the use of unmanned systems in Peoria, USA.
Temporary manhole-mount explosion-proof LED fixture acts as convenient alternative to traditional string or tank lightsJanuary 13, 2014 12:42 pm | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments
The Larson Electronics MMLP-1MLED 150 watt Temporary Manhole Mount Light Fixture provides operators with a powerful and highly convenient alternative to traditional string or tank lights. LED technology, an innovative 21” man-way support bracket and compact design makes this lamp an excellent lighting solution....
Linear Technology announces the LTM4644 quad output step-down µModule (micromodule) regulator configurable as a single (16A), dual (12A, 4A or 8A, 8A), triple (8A, 4A, 4A) or quad (4A each) output regulator. This flexibility enables system designers to rely on one simple and compact µModule regulator....
Hubbell Lighting announced the perfect energy efficient luminaire for messy industrial environments—Columbia Lighting’s LXEM LED Enclosed and Gasketed Fiberglass Industrial Luminaire. Built with design flexibility in mind, the LXEM is available in a wide range of lumen packages and offered in three different lengths—all in the same family.
Green Watt Power, a division of Calex Mfg. Co., Inc., announces the 240 Watt EVC-52-240 Lithium Ion battery charger. The EVC-52-240 is designed for charging lithium ion batteries for a variety of applications including electric scooters, all terrain vehicles, etc.
The PowIRaudio family of devices integrates PWM controller and digital audio power MOSFETs in a single package to offer a highly efficient, compact solution that reduces component count, shrinks PCB size up to 70 percent and simplifies Class D amplifier design.
CTS Electronic Component Solutions and Microsemi Corporation built and tested a joint reference design to offer high quality products for applications requiring a master clock with a fan-out buffer that deliver ultra-low jitter without compromising performance.
The C-1 from Lit Motors was presented at CES 2014 as an all-electric, self-righting motorcycle, even though the enclosure makes it look more like a smart car. Using two gyroscopes, the vehicle is able to keep itself upright at a stand-still, and also provides greater stability during riding and the occassional bump in the road.
IXYS Integrated Circuits Division (ICD) announced the immediate availability of the FDA217 optically isolated, dual photovoltaic MOSFET driver. Each independent driver consists of an LED that is optically coupled to a photodiode array. Each array is capable of generating an open circuit voltage of 12.2V and short circuit current of 9.1uA with a forward LED current of 10mA.
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced a new series of molded, automotive-grade MicroTan® solid tantalum chip capacitors. For the next generation of space-constrained automotive electronics, the TP8 is the first AEC-Q200-qualified tantalum capacitor series to employ a high-volumetrically efficient packaging solution to enable industry-high capacitance-voltage ratings in small case sizes down to 0603.
eConais Inc., has announced the world’s smallest, most easily integrated, and lowest standby power single chip 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi System In Package (SiP) modules for the Internet of Things, according to the company. To help speed the design of products for the growing Machine to Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) markets, the eConais EC19D family of SiP modules enables product designers to quickly and easily connect their devices to 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi networks. At 8x8mm in size, the EC19D modules can be embedded in almost any product or application. The EC19D will also include FCC, IC, and EC certifications to further simplify and speed up product design and production for use with Wi-Fi networks throughout the world.
Molex Incorporated recently released the Impact™ 100-Ohm backplane connector, which combines speed and density in a modular package designed for high speed applications. The scalable Impact connector technology provides data rates up to 25 Gbps with excellent signal density up to 80 differential pairs per linear inch when using a 6-pair configuration.
STMicroelectronics has introduced a new 2-axis gyroscope specifically optimized for optical image stabilization in smartphones and digital still cameras. Benefiting from compact dimensions of just 2.3x2.3x0.7mm, the L2G2IS can be easily integrated into the next generation of stabilized camera modules, where the dimensions of the components are critical. At a size 50% smaller than the previous generation by area and 60% smaller by volume, the L2G2IS still provides the high performance demanded by the applications and consumers.
Murata Americas announced the expansion of its Surface mount piezoelectric buzzer family with the launch of the PKMCS0909E4000-R1, the smallest surface mount buzzer available on the market today. Measuring just 9x9mm, this piezoelectric solution fully withstands reflow soldering without the slightest degradation in performance.