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Touchscreen controller features a small footprint optimized for touchscreens up to 17.3 inches

October 23, 2012 1:49 pm | Atmel Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel Corporation announced it is shipping the maXTouchS Series touchscreen controllers designed for the rapidly growing Ultrabook and notebook markets. Building upon the success of the maXTouch S Series, the new Windows 8 Certified Atmel mXT3432S is a touchscreen controller with a small footprint optimized for touchscreens up to 17.3 inches.

ProTek Devices launches new business line targeted at LED lighting manufacturers

October 22, 2012 11:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

ProTek Devices announced a new business line currently targeted at LED lighting manufacturers. The product line consists of individual unpackaged die available in wafer form. The die in wafer form are available as unidirectional and bidirectional electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection diodes.

New technology gives the green light to compact laser projectors

October 18, 2012 9:56 am | Osram Opto Semiconductors | Product Releases | Comments

Osram Opto Semiconductors now offers its first direct green laser diodes. With optical outputs of 30 and 50 milliwatts and a particularly high beam quality, the two new compact laser diodes represent a milestone in the development of miniature projectors for mobile devices such as smartphones and cameras.

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400 watt metal halide lamp produces 36,000 lumens

October 15, 2012 4:24 pm | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

The new EPL-24QP-1X4-250 Explosion Proof Tank Light from Larsonelectronicsllc.com is designed with an innovative quadpod tower configuration fitted with a 400 watt and metal halide lamp for portability and high output in areas designated as hazardous locations.

Fault-management chip offers improved performance, safety

October 15, 2012 3:09 pm | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

LED lights for critical applications such as vehicle lights, streetlamps and emergency lights are even more dependable and long-lasting thanks to a new fault-management chip from STMicroelectronics. The new chip, the LBP01, is used in lamps that comprise multiple channels each containing several LEDs.

Solderless LED sockets support a full range of LED arrays

October 15, 2012 2:58 pm | Product Releases | Comments

TE Connectivity announces the release of a family of solderless LED sockets for the LUXEON H, K, and S emitter platforms.  Working together the two companies are enabling the lighting industry to adopt LED technology faster and more reliably. The TE Type LH, LK, and LS solderless LED sockets support a full range of LUXEON

High-brightness LED backlights intended for sunlight readable displays

October 15, 2012 9:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Global Lighting Technologies (GLT) has introduced new high-brightness backlight solutions for high-efficiency sunlight-readable displays. GLT can design and build the new high brightness light guides in different sizes – e.g., 5-, 7-, 9- and 12-inch diagonal – to fit the customer’s requirements.

Small LEDs ideal for automotive industry

October 2, 2012 10:37 am | Osram Opto Semiconductors | Product Releases | Comments

Thanks to the flexible arrangement of these small LEDs, it is now much easier and more cost-effective to create unique, signature LED headlight designs. LEDs have faced a major challenge as light sources in vehicle headlights because, despite their high efficiency, luminous intensity and durability, different LEDs

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Projected-capacitive touch panels: Coming to a hospital near you

October 2, 2012 9:06 am | by Michael Harris, Product Manager, Ocular LCD | Articles | Comments

From automated patient check-in systems to diagnostic equipment in operating theaters, touch interfaces are becoming pervasive in the healthcare industry and have the potential to radically improve efficiency and reduce cost. Projected capacitive touch panels, the dominant touch technology today thanks to the popularity of smartphones and tablets...

Light grids ideal for warehousing, material handling, packaging

October 1, 2012 3:26 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Pepperl+Fuchs introduces LGS Series light grids. The LGS series features a slim IP67 enclosure housing with the control unit integrated into the receiver module, uncomplicated plug-and-play mounting plus software-free and PC-free programming. As a result the LGS series is an easy-to-install, commission and operate sensing

10 must-see posts from September

October 1, 2012 12:28 pm | by The ECN Editors | Articles | Comments

Here’s a rundown of the most read, most popular, most awesome articles for September. They all come with a witty, engaging summary just in case you missed them the first time or want to check up on an old favorite. Keep checking out the Lead and follow us on twitter @ecnmagazine for our most up-to-date articles.

WLED backlight driver devices designed for monitor and small-size panel TVs

October 1, 2012 9:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

With the successful release of the HT7943/HT7945 WLED backlight driver devices for Notebook/Tablet PC display applications, Holtek now announces the release of two new devices, the HT7953 and HT7955, for the monitor and small-size panel TV (less than 27 inches) WLED backlight driver application area.

LED spotlight includes improved spot beam pattern

September 28, 2012 4:47 pm | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics’ Lxlite.com has released a high grade LED spotlight designed for demanding applications which require a more precisely focused light beam. The LEDLB-21-3C-R 21 Watt LED Spotlight produces a 1,750 lumen light beam reaching over 500 feet in length with better beam control and less spread than normally found with LED spotlights.

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Board-to-board link connects several LED modules into a single string

September 28, 2012 2:25 pm | Product Releases | Comments

WAGO Corporation’s 2060 Series Board-to-Board Connection Link is positioned to in-line assembly of several LED modules into a single string. A companion to the company’s 2060 Series SMD Terminal Blocks, which use PUSH WIRE connections to eliminate

Power transformer allows operators to run low voltage lighting and equipment with standard voltages

September 24, 2012 2:11 pm | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics’ Magnalight has introduced a compact yet rugged power transformer that allows operators to run low voltage lighting and equipment with standard voltages.  The Magnalight TX-1000VA-4XAO Power Transformer can be configured to convert 120 or 240 VAC at 50/60hz to 12/24 VDC or 12/24 VAC...

LED driver includes multiple dimming control modes

September 20, 2012 12:56 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments introduced a six-channel LED driver with dynamic headroom control for high-power applications, which accurately and efficiently drives up to six strings of LEDs. The LM3463 is the industry’s first wide-input voltage LED driver with multiple dimming control modes that maximizes system efficiency and reduces complexity in LED area lighting applications...

LED offers high intensity illumination for mining, hunting, boating, military, and law enforcement applications

September 19, 2012 12:18 pm | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics Magnalight.com defines yet another premier lighting design with the launch of the LEDP5W-60-1227 Mining light.  Designed with durability and ruggedness in mind, the New Magnalight.com mining LED offers high intensity illumination for applications in the mining industry, hunting, boating, military, and law enforcement.

LED for automotive front lighting offers low thermal resistance and high light output at high currents

September 19, 2012 12:07 pm | Osram Opto Semiconductors | Product Releases | Comments

The new Oslon Black Flat LED from Osram Opto Semiconductors is a high-performance light source for automotive front lighting systems that offers high light output at high currents, uniform light distribution, thermal stability and exceptionally good contrast for seeing and being seen.

Explosion-proof emergency lighting system includes illuminated exit sign

September 19, 2012 11:38 am | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Magnalight by Larson Electronics announced today the release of the EXP-EMG-EXT-12W-2L Explosion Proof Emergency Light with Exit Sign that provides 90 minutes of light and exit sign operation in the event of power failures. This emergency lighting system is Class 1 Division 1, Class 2 Division 1 & 2 approved and provides the fail safe operation needed in industrial environments...

The lighting game is changing before our eyes

September 18, 2012 9:05 am | by Ted Konnerth, Founder, President and CEO, Egret Consulting Group | Articles | Comments

A secret lingers behind most lighting fixtures made since WWII. Don’t tell anyone, but lighting manufacturers don’t actually make ‘lighting’ equipment. For years, fixtures have fallen into the same classifications. When it comes to fixture types, there’s the 2X2, 2X4, troffer, downlight, strip, wrap, wallpack, Type 2, Type 5, spot, flood, can and so on.

Incandescent ban evokes nanny state

September 18, 2012 8:50 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

I've never thought of incandescents as dangerous contraband, but beginning September 30th, the Edison light bulb will be analogous with moonshine liquor and mind-altering drugs. Absent legislative action (which caused this mess in first place), this quintessential lighting technology faces mandatory retirement.

LED Light engines ideal for life science instruments

September 13, 2012 10:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

Innovations in Optics, Inc. offers a new generation of ultra-high brightness LED Light Engines with integrated fluorescence excitation filters for use with many types of life science instruments.LumiBright LE Light Engines use state-of-the-art LED technology and interference filters with hard dielectric coatings

Interlink’s VersaPad Touchpad integrated into Toughbook 19

September 11, 2012 10:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Interlink Electronics announced today that Panasonic has integrated Interlink’s VersaPad touchpad technology into a second Panasonic Toughbook mobile computer specifically designed for civilian and military use in the harshest outdoor environments – from oil field to battlefield. Interlink’s VersaPad is now built into the latest Panasonic Toughbook 19 convertible tablet PC...

Android-powered tablets feature 6GB internal flash memory and 32 GB external card memory

September 11, 2012 9:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Microtips Technology introduces a new line of Android-powered tablets. Available models include both 7.0” and 10.1” tablets with LED-backlit screen, WVGA to WXGA resolution, multi-touch projective capacitive touch screen and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS. All the tablets come with a Cortex A8~A10 CPU, 512MB DDR3 RAM, up to 16GB internal flash memory and 32 GB external card memory.

10 must-see posts from August

September 6, 2012 4:23 pm | by Editors | Blogs | Comments

Here’s a rundown of the most read, most popular, most awesome articles for August. They all come with a witty, engaging summary just in case you missed them the first time or want to check up on an old favorite. Keep checking out the Lead and follow us on twitter @ecnmagazine for our most up-to-date articles.

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