Silence is a precious commodity. Unfortunately we can not control it. All of us have experienced trying to make a mobile phone call from a noisy street, crowded restaurant or train station where the background noise can make it impossible to hear the incoming call.
During the past 60 years the automobile has evolved from a crude conveyance having no computers and simple point/condenser ignition to a sophisticated and capable traveling machine with twenty or thirty computers that control everything from ignition to heat and air conditioning, door window position and analog-style instrument panel.
Consumer adoption of the evolving digital lifestyle is posing serious challenges for traditional audio design conventions and driving a technological renaissance in audio system architecture. Those who adapt will thrive, and those who lag will fail.
In-system programming is the ability of programming an IC which is already soldered into the circuit using serial programming algorithms. The major advantage of ISP programming is that the manufacturer can have a single production phase, eliminating the programming stage prior to assembling the system.
As computing power and speed increase, solid-state storage device (SSD) drives are gaining traction in the marketplace against hard disk drives (HDD). Technological improvements, including connector advances, have helped mitigate many of the cost and capacity disadvantages associated with early iterations of SSD.
OSRAM Opto Semiconductors has added the OSLON Black Series to its popular OSLON LED family. The first member of the new series has a metal lead frame, a compact package and a tried-and-tested lens design. The LED can be used wherever there are large fluctuations in temperature...
RTVS 200 is a self-adhering silicone compound that meets the requirements of Underwriters Laboratories’ UL 94V-0 flame classification. It exhibits superior electrical properties and retains flexibility over a wide temperature range.
INSULGEL 70 CC FR NS is an epoxy compound which exhibits superior thermal shock resistance. By making use of an inherently flexible epoxy resin and special filler technology, INSULGEL 70 CC FR NS provides reduced shrinkage and low coefficient of thermal expansion.
Following the successful launch last year of the highly acclaimed JTAGLive boundary-scan utility tools, JTAG Technologies has further bolstered the hardware interface support by introducing the JTAGLive USB Controller; a single TAP, IEEE Std.
Portable Medical Electronics has seen tremendous growth and adoption in the recent years. More new variants are being introduced in the market by an increasing number of new companies. The need of the hour is better mass producible designs which are low in complexity...
The new GammaSafe memory token from Datakey Electronics is a non-volatile, reprogrammable, portable memory device that survives gamma sterilization with no loss of data. The GammaSafe data-carrier/receptacle system allows medical device manufacturers to easily add anti-counterfeit and limit-use capabilities to disposable attachments...
Power Integrations today introduced PI Expert Suite Version 8, the latest upgrade to its immensely popular power supply design software. The newly released update further improves the productivity of power supply design teams by greatly reducing the time to first prototype...
While a number of applications have come to rely on standard connectors, the consumer electronics industry is continuously developing new and innovative products that require specialized components to meet enhanced functionality, performance, and miniaturization requirements.
Texas Instruments introduced the C6A816x Integra DSP + ARM generation of processors which feature what are said to be the industry’s fastest single-core floating- and fixed-point DSP performance (up to 1.5 GHz) and the fastest single-core ARM Cortex-A8 core with performance up to
Texas Instruments expanded its portfolio of Sitara ARM microprocessors (MPUs) with new AM389x Sitara MPUs that offer the industry’s highest-performing, single-core ARM Cortex-A8 with performance at up to 1.5 GHz. These MPUs also integrate peripherals that make them suitable for single-board computers, gateways, routers
The CC2540 single-mode Bluetooth low energy system-on-chip and the CC257x ANT network processor can enable target applications to operate on a coin cell for more than a year.
ROHM Semiconductor announces the availability of the Model BD8381EFV-M high-brightness LED driver for automotive forward illumination applications. With this new flexible IC, designers can now specify the same driver for use in high-beam, low-beam and daytime running light (DRL) circuits.
Sharp is expanding its portfolio of energy-harvesting components with new monocrystalline solar panels for portable applications. Compared to their predecessors, the new solar panels of the models LR0GC11 and LR0GC13 achieve a one-third better efficiency and a conversion rate of 16.5%.
A report released by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives calls Canada’s planned procurement of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter “fundamentally flawed.” According to the CCPA, “Canada does not need the F-35, either for North American/domestic roles or for expeditionary roles.”
I recently saw a very exciting-sounding news item on nuclear fusion research from The National Institute for Fusion Science (NIFS) on their new Large Helical Device (LHD), a variation on the Tokamak that is also the largest superconductor in the world.
International Rectifier announced the expansion of its family of automotive DirectFET2 power MOSFETs that deliver exceptional power density, dual-sided cooling and minimal parasitic inductance and resistance for heavy load applications, including Electric Power Steering (EPS)...
This video takes a look at how OCC uses the AF-6080 Five-Axis Waterjet system and the Siemens SINUMERIK control to create some amazing 3D work for Orange County Choppers (OCC).
What factors do you consider critical when working with your customers and their utility partners to deliver reliable utility communication services?
American Aerospace Controls (AAC) has a series of bi-directional current transducers capable of accurately following extremely fast (DC and/or AC) current waveforms. The 929 Series consumes a very low 80 to 270 mW during operation, and provides an ultra fast response (less than a micro second) to complex current waveforms...
Precision Technology, Inc. (PTI) today announced the availability of the PTI Flash Board, a new, low-cost development board and prototyping platform for product developers looking to optimize their embedded applications, including portable data terminals...