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...
California Eastern Laboratories (CEL) is now shipping its new MeshConnect EM357 module, built on the industry’s leading integrated circuit (IC) for ZigBee, the EM357 from Ember Corp. Designed for ZigBee Pro applications, the module runs the full ZigBee Pro software stack and Smart Energy profile, enabling applications such as smart meters...
Lighting Science Group’s (OTCBB: LSCG) high-performance PROLIFIC series LED street lights will soon line the streets of Salt Lake City, Utah. Compared with traditional high pressure sodium (HPS) street lights, the PROLIFIC LED series street lights are 50% more efficient...
How will advances in touchscreen technology impact the medical device market?
NXP unveiled the EM773 energy metering IC – presented as the world’s first 32-bit ARM-based solution designed specifically for non-billing electricity metering applications.
As security requirements become more stringent, engineers are looking to integrate electronic access systems (EAS) into cabinets, racks and other enclosures.
V-Infinity announced the addition of a 1.5 A model to their V78XX switching regulator series.
Several readers of these episodes disagreed with my approach of using a ‘worst case’ example of a private residence solar cell electrical power generation system as the sole source of power (ENERGY 108: SOLAR CELLS II)...
Protecting one to eight circuit traces against ESD, lightning, and other electrical fast transient events, a comprehensive series of IEC-compatible TVS diode arrays from TT electronics IRC come in 8-, 14- or 16-pin SOIC-N and SOT-23 SMT packages.
The DT8824 ultra-high resolution Ethernet (LXI) data acquisition module for test and measurement from Data Translation uses ISO-Channel protection, with each analog input galvanically isolated from any other with its own return path.
Consumers are continuing to look for touch apps with better battery life, faster response time, precise touches, grip suppression, and palm rejection on mobile Internet devices and Netbook screens.
In this episode Ben responds to a reader challenge to build a tabletop CNC machine.
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A new electrofluidics design from the University of Cincinnati and start-up company Gamma Dynamics promises to dramatically reshape the image capabilities of electronic devices.