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LED drivers offer long life and good performance at a reasonable price point

January 20, 2014 12:00 pm | Thomas Research Products | Product Releases | Comments

Thomas Research Products has introduced a new line of Budget LED Drivers. Thomas Research Products is a leading manufacturer of SSL power solutions. The new BLED series includes 12W, 20W, 25W, 35W, 40W, and 50W constant-current models. They offer long life and good performance at a reasonable price point.

Sunlight-readable mono graphic OLEDs feature total power consumption of 0.5 to 1W

January 20, 2014 11:54 am | Microtips Technology | Product Releases | Comments

Microtips Technology is excited to announce their new 2.4” Sunlight Readable Mono Graphic OLED. This low cost passive matrix 2.4” Mono Graphic OLED display module makes a great option for any application using small size LCDs. With a total power consumption of 0.5 to 1W, this OLED display is designed for hand-held and battery operated applications....

Technology enhances quality of CCTV video surveillance, security systems

January 16, 2014 10:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

DarbeeVision Inc. introduced its Reveal technology, which is presented as being able to create a profound level of image quality for security/surveillance applications. Using Reveal, available as a video processor module that installs between any HDMI source and

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LCD capacitive touch screen controller provides customizable graphical interface for controlling lighting

January 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.

Explosion-proof LED wall pack light designed for indoor and outdoor use

January 14, 2014 12:57 pm | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

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....

Temporary manhole-mount explosion-proof LED fixture acts as convenient alternative to traditional string or tank lights

January 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....

LED luminaires enables design flexibility

January 13, 2014 12:24 pm | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Optically isolated, dual photovoltaic MOSFET driver capable of generating open circuit voltage

January 10, 2014 2:50 pm | Ixys | Product Releases | Comments

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.

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2-axis gyroscope optimized for optical image stabilization

January 10, 2014 10:48 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Gadget Watch: Look around in Sony's video headset

January 10, 2014 10:22 am | by RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

A virtual-reality headset from Sony almost puts you inside a video by allowing you to widen your view when you turn your head up, down or side to side. Sony's $1,000 "Wearable HDTV" worked as intended in a demo. But a few quirks made me believe it'll still be a while before we can really step into a recorded video scene and look around for ourselves.

Photos of the Day: Massive TVs at CES

January 9, 2014 4:37 pm | by Chris Fox, Managing Editor PDD | Articles | Comments

Ultra HD televisions from TCL are one of many curved and massive-sized televisions present at CES this year. These new TVs may be the hip trend at CES 2014, but the real story is where the components of these mediocrely innovative technologies will lead us in the not-so-distant future.

Explosion proof high bay light fixture offers power and energy efficiency

January 9, 2014 9:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Larson Electronics EPLC2-HB-2X150LED-RT Explosion Proof High Bay light fixture provides operators with a powerful and energy efficient alternative to traditional hazardous location luminaries. LED technology and compact design makes this lamp an excellent replacement upgrade option for bulky and high maintenance cost older fixtures.

LG strikes deals to sell curved smartphone in US

January 7, 2014 11:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LG Electronics is bringing its smartphone with a curved six-inch screen to the U.S. later this year. The deals announced Monday with wireless carriers AT&T Inc., Sprint Corp. and T-Mobile US Inc. will give U.S. consumers their first chance to buy LG's "G Flex." The device is being touted as the first step in the smartphone's evolution...

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Panasonic unveils wearable 4K camcorder

January 7, 2014 11:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Panasonic unveiled a product Monday that combines two big tech trends — ultra HD and wearable devices— with a portable, camera that hooks onto your ear and records in ultra-high definition 4K video. Panasonic didn't immediately name the gadget, but it resembles the company's A100 full HD camcorder...

Sharp unveils TV positioned between HD and 4K

January 7, 2014 11:12 am | by RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Japanese electronics maker Sharp is bridging the gap between expensive 4K TVs and HD versions with an in-between solution that's also priced in the middle. Its new Quattron+ technology doubles the vertical resolution of a high-definition set by chopping the existing pixels in half.

Samsung teams up with Comcast for ultra-HD movies

January 6, 2014 10:03 pm | by PETER SVENSSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co., the world's largest maker of TVs, said Monday that it is tackling the problem of getting ultra-high-definition content to its new TV sets by teaming up with the Internet streaming services of Comcast, Netflix and Amazon. Like other TV makers, Samsung is betting that a...

Dolby unveils technology to improve TV brightness

January 6, 2014 11:21 am | by RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Dolby, long known for pristine sound, is now trying to improve what you see. On Monday, at the International CES gadget show, the company unveiled Dolby Vision, a technology that increases the brightness and contrast of TV sets. Standard TV sets emit about 100 nits — a unit of brightness roughly equivalent to one candle per square meter.

Open-board electronic temperature controllers provides precise control to thermoelectric modules

January 1, 2014 1:58 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The 5R7-570(A) RoHS compliant open board electronic temperature controllers are specifically designed with a proportional integral control algorithm to provide the most precise control to thermoelectric modules (Peltier) at the most economical price.

Explosion-proof dual-beam headlamp provides up to 13.5 hours of useable light

December 30, 2013 9:02 am | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

The EXP-LED-HL-DFX Explosion Proof Dual Beam Headlamp is ideal for a wide variety of uses including Industrial Safety, Public Works & Utilities, Law Enforcement, Hardware/Tool, Automotive, Marine, Sporting Goods and Consumer applications.

Vertical wire-to-board contacts serve harsh industrial applications

December 23, 2013 2:53 pm | Avx Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation has further expanded its innovative series of single poke home wire-to-board (WTB) contacts with a new family of vertical top and bottom entry contacts. Featuring high spring force, dual beam, phosphor bronze contacts, AVX’s new vertical 9296 Series provides maximum mechanical stability....

Dimmable LED driver optimized for dimmable off-line LED bulb/tube applications

December 19, 2013 1:40 pm | Supertex, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Supertex introduced PS30, a constant frequency (67kHz), constant duty cycle LED driver optimized for dimmable off-line LED bulb/tube applications, providing high power factor correction (PFC).  PS30 is intended to drive a single switch, single inductor power converter....

Samsung, LG to unveil 105-inch curved TVs

December 19, 2013 10:47 am | by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co. and LG Electronics Inc. said their curved TVs will get bigger and sport the sharpness four times the regular HD television sets. The world's two largest TV makers will display ultra-HD TVs with curved screens that measure 105 inches diagonally in Las Vegas next month, they said in separate statements Thursday.

LCD display optic enables the thinnest, most cost-effective display designs

December 17, 2013 3:11 pm | Product Releases | Comments

QD Vision announced the newest family of its award-winning Color IQ optical component compatible with LCD systems utilizing 3mm light guide plates. The new optic represents a 25% width reduction from QD Vision’s previous offerings, making it the thinnest and most cost-effective quantum dot....

Blade fuses use LED technology to indicate that a fuse has blown

December 17, 2013 3:02 pm | Nte Electronics Inc | Product Releases | Comments

NTE Electronics continues to expand its high-quality fuse line by offering new Automotive Blade Fuses with LED Indicators. This new line of illuminating blade fuses use LED technology to indicate that a fuse has blown. They are easy to see in fuse panels located under dark dashboards....

LED packs more power for projectors

December 17, 2013 9:48 am | Osram Opto Semiconductors | Product Releases | Comments

Osram Opto Semiconductors has introduced two new high-power versions of the Osram Ostar Projection LED for projectors with a brightness of up to 1700 lumens. Thanks to their optimized design, they offer very high luminous flux from the available chip surface.

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