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Touch-panel PCs feature up to 2GB DDR II memory and 4GB DOM

June 13, 2013 2:12 pm | Saelig Company, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Saelig Company has introduced the SP-0L Series of economical, entry-level industrial touch panel PCs equipped with Intel's Atom N270 CPU and 945 GSE & ICH7M chipset on a 3.5" Single Board Computer form factor, and 1GB (up to 2GB) DDR II memory and 4GB DOM.

Wireless bonded LED touts very bright output

June 13, 2013 11:37 am | Lumex Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Lumex announced the global launch of its TitanBrite Wireless Bonded LED featuring “flip chips” that are said to be up to 15 percent brighter than any others in the market. In addition to the standard 3-W and W LEDs, this LED is also available in 9 W. High light output is achieved in a

LED work light designed to provide explosion proof protection

June 13, 2013 10:10 am | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics has announced the release of a 7 watt LED work light designed to provide explosion proof protection combined with the power and efficiency of LED lighting technology. The EHL-LED-7W-50LV-AC LED Drop Light is a Class 1 Division 1 approved work light that produces three times more foot candles at 5 feet....

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LEDs deliver up to 200 lumens-per-watt

June 11, 2013 3:46 pm | Mouser Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

Mouser Electronics announced it is stocking the new XLamp MK-R LEDs from Cree, which leverage the SC³ Technology next-generation LED platform to deliver up to 200 lumens-per-watt. Cree XLamp MK-R LEDs are built on Cree's revolutionary SC³ Technology platform, delivering up to 200 lumens-per-watt....

COB-based solid-state lamps present cooling tradeoffs

June 11, 2013 2:33 pm | by Chris Warner, Executive Editor | Articles | Comments

Solid-state lighting has taken its place in the mainstream of illumination, finding uses in a diverse range of industrial and consumer applications. Solid state lamps have shed the initial skepticisms about quality, and although the upfront costs are high, these costs are coming down.

Magnetic-mount LED flood light features 600lbs of grip

June 10, 2013 1:09 pm | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics has announced release of a highly versatile pedestal light that has been built to provide maximum versatility in a compact yet powerful work light design. The WAL-M-LED60-120 LED work light features a heavy duty aluminum pedestal base with 600lbs of magnetic mounting grip....

Display system comes with a controller-only option

June 10, 2013 10:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

Parker’s Electromechanical Automation Division announces the release of the next generation of its Parker Factory Display (PFD) visualization system. PFD offers unprecedented flexibility and impact for delivering critical messages to associates on the factory floor.

Fusing resistors feature temperature protection

June 7, 2013 2:16 pm | Koa Speer Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

KOA Speer announced its TPR Series temperature protection fusing resistors. The resistors safely interrupt open circuits up to AC250 V voltage and completely isolate the circuit after quickly fusing to the overload. These fusing resistors feature

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Energy, cost-efficiency biggest concerns for LEDs, sensors

June 7, 2013 10:53 am | by Editors | Articles | Comments

LEDs are a hot topic in the world of electronic components. Ardent supporters claim LEDs are the future while other designers cite cost and environmental impact as negatives. We turned to our readers for the inside scoop on LEDs and the industry. When asked about the biggest trend impacting specifications for lighting components, readers were torn....

Touchscreen device/open-source expansion board offers high degree of customization

June 5, 2013 11:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Gumstix announced the Alto35, an expansion board built entirely with Gumstix’ Geppetto custom design platform. The Alto35 replaces Gumstix’ Palo35 Overo-series expansion board, offering all of the same off-the-shelf features and the added benefit of customizability via Geppetto.

Module provides a flexible solution for passive infrared-based motion detection applications

May 31, 2013 12:46 pm | Zilog | Product Releases | Comments

Zilog introduces its latest detection and control technology ideally suited for motion detection applications including customer sensing, lighting control and other energy management purposes. The ZMOTION Detection Module II (ZDM II) provides an integrated and flexible solution for Passive Infrared (PIR)-based motion detection applications.

Push-me, pull-you LEDs

May 30, 2013 6:02 pm | by Screaming Circuits | Blogs | Comments

I may never get tired of talking about LED and diode polarities. It's so much fun. Not long ago, I wrote about two LEDs from the same manufacturer, marked with opposite polarities. I recently ran into another one, but at least this one tells you on the same datasheet. This image is an actual unmodified clip from the datasheet.

LED GU24 lamp acts as replacement for 13W CFL

May 30, 2013 4:20 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Introducing a new bulb that is highly energy efficient, provides loads of lumens, and is pleasant to behold. The Verde Series LED GU24 direct replacement lamp by American Illumination need not be hidden in today’s lighting designs (unlike the lamp it is replacing - the 13W compact fluorescent).

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Intelligent street lights adapt to conditions in Finland

May 30, 2013 11:33 am | News | Comments

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a dimmable LED street light that consumes significantly less energy than current lighting systems, while improving the lighting characteristics. The street lights were tested in Helsinki with user experiences collected.

Challenges facing widespread implementation of multi-touch technology

May 29, 2013 10:21 am | by Ian Crosby, Zytronic, www.zytronic.co.uk | Articles | Comments

Touchscreen-based interactivity has rapidly progressed from being a desired feature to an almost mandatory requirement for displays utilized in all manner of equipment. Vending machines, home appliances, vehicle control consoles, and industrial instruments increasingly feature a touchscreen.

The low-down on solid-state lighting

May 29, 2013 8:59 am | by Editors | Digi-Key | Articles | Comments

Solid-state lighting is continuing its solid growth across a range of industries and applications. ECN recently spoke to Robbie Paul, Lighting Sales Director at Digikey to discuss the solid state lighting market and the latest LED trends. The number of players in the LED market has grown so much over the years it has become crowded and very competitive.

State of the display market

May 28, 2013 4:04 pm | by Editors | Articles | Comments

We rely heavily on display technologies to interface with our appliances, personal communications devices, our cars, and industrial equipment. We’re also demanding more from displays such as smaller size, higher resolution, interactivity, and even the ability to bend.

Powerful LED light built to maximize illumination with compact, rugged design

May 22, 2013 11:36 am | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics has announced the release of a powerful new LED light built to provide maximum illumination from a compact yet rugged design. Featuring over 29,000 lumens of light output and, inline transformer, and rugged waterproof construction, the LEDP5W-60-1227-20C High Intensity LED Light is an ideal alternative to hot running and fragile HID lighting systems

LED power supplies feature dimming range from 10 to 100 percent

May 22, 2013 11:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

Green Watt Power, a division of Calex Mfg. Co., Inc. in Concord, California, announces the introduction of the GLCD 50 Watt constant current dimmable LED power supplies.  The dimming options for the GLCD 50 include 0-10V, PWM and external potentiometer. 

ITO coatings provide optical and electrically conductive properties

May 21, 2013 3:06 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Utilizing the latest in thin-film vacuum deposition technology, Dontech’s CAR-Series and VC1-IM-Series index-matched ITO coatings on glass filters provide exceptional optical and electrically conductive properties. For high-end display programs, CAR-Series coatings are index-matched to air and VC1-IM-Series coatings are index-matched to lamination to optimize display contrast....

Catalog presents detailed specifications on magnetic components for a wide range of applications

May 21, 2013 11:32 am | Coilcraft Critical Products & Services | Product Releases | Comments

The Coilcraft CPS Short Form Catalog is a comprehensive reference to the company’s four lines of RF and power magnetics for critical applications. This 24-page catalog presents detailed specifications on magnetic components for a wide range of applications, including signal generation and processing, RF, power, impedance matching, LED drivers, timing and much more.

Evolution of light sensor integration

May 21, 2013 10:59 am | by Darrell Benke, Sr. Marketing Manager, Opto Sensors and Lighting, ams AG | Articles | Comments

Light sensing technology, in the form of photodiodes and phototransistors, was invented around the 1950s. Since the inception of the first optosensors, the devices have gradually found their place in commercial and industrial applications, but their adoption was limited due to the size, cost and overall performance.

LEDs deliver high flux density & efficacy

May 20, 2013 3:05 pm | Mouser Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

Mouser Electronics announced it is stocking the new LUXEON M LEDs from Philips Lumileds, delivering high flux density and high efficacy with Freedom From Binning. Philips Lumileds LUXEON M is an illumination grade LED designed to enable indoor, outdoor, and industrial applications and is optimized either for high efficiency or low cost, where exceptional flux density and uniformity are critical.

Explosion-proof pressure transducer designed for oil and gas well-site applications

May 20, 2013 1:54 pm | Product Releases | Comments

American Sensor Technologies has released the AST46DS Explosion-Proof Pressure Transducer with Display with pressures from 1 to 20,000 PSI available. The AST46DS is a price-competitive transducer with zero function capability, voltage or 4-20mA output signals, and all 316L stainless steel sensor materials.

RF analyzers include full finger-navigation functions

May 20, 2013 1:31 pm | Kaltman Creations Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Kaltman Creations has introduced a new generation of handheld touch tablet RF Analyzers. The new RF-Vue will be introduced under Kaltman’s Invisible Waves brand at the 2013 InfoComm trade show on June 12-14, in Orlando, FL. The RF-Vue is offered in several versions, but the flag ship model is the RF-Vue T10.

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