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LED light bar designed to provide high output and rugged reliability

July 30, 2013 1:57 pm | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

LarsonElectronics.com has announced the release of a powerful and compact infrared LED light bar designed to provide high output and rugged reliability even in the most demanding operating and environmental conditions. The  LEDLB-40X2ET-IR LED Light Bar can handle extremes of temperature, abusive use, and complete submersion underwater....

Students to explore filmmaking with Google Glass

July 30, 2013 11:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Beauty is in the eye of the Google Glass wearer. At least that's what the Internet search giant hopes a handful of young filmmakers will discover. Google is enlisting film students from five colleges to help it explore how its wearable computing device can be used to make movies.

Organizational multitasking: The secret killer of engineering productivity

July 29, 2013 9:38 am | by Sanjeev Gupta, CEO of Realization Technologies | Blogs | Comments

Nearly all of the research on multitasking to date has studied its effects on individuals. Researchers have not yet paid much attention to the effects of multitasking on organizations, but there are good reasons to believe that multitasking has similar effects at an organizational level. After all, people do not typically work independently in organizations

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New techniques use lasers, LEDs, and optics to 'see' under the skin

July 26, 2013 11:12 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Impressive examples of new non-invasive optical techniques using lasers, light-emitting diodes (LEDs), and spectroscopic methods to probe and render images from beneath the surface of the skin are featured in a newly completed special section in the Journal of Biomedical Optics published by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics.

LED protectors enhance overall light engine efficiency

July 26, 2013 9:39 am | Littelfuse, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Littelfuse has introduced an addition to the company’s PLED Open LED protection devices line. The PLEDxSW Series LED Protector, unlike earlier PLED devices from Littelfuse that had black molded bodies, is molded from a white material....

LED boat light acts as energy efficient alternative to halogen lights

July 25, 2013 3:21 pm | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

The LEDPB10W-120X2E LED Boat Light from Magnalight.com provides boaters with a high output lighting option that uses less power than halogen lamps while providing more light. Built to withstand the corrosive and abusive effects of the marine environment, this LED light bar produces over 10,000 lumens of clean white light while using only 120 watts of power.

Adhesive vent extends life of outdoor electronic enclosures

July 22, 2013 12:25 pm | W.L. Gore & Associates | Product Releases | Comments

W. L. Gore & Associates has expanded its line of GORE Protective Vents with a new product specifically engineered to increase the reliability of outdoor electronic enclosures that are commonly exposed to changing weather and environmental conditions.

Dimmable, multi-topology DC/DC constant-current controller features low-side current sense

July 17, 2013 11:42 am | Texas Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments introduced a high-power, multi-topology DC/DC LED driver with adjustable switching frequency and current sense threshold that provides design flexibility and low electro-magnetic interference (EMI) for automotive headlamps, fog lights and general-purpose area lighting.

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LED automotive driver enables 5,000:1 contrast ratio PWM dimming at 200 Hz

July 16, 2013 4:41 pm | Allegro Microsystems, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Allegro MicroSystems, LLC announces a new programmable multi-output LED driver for LCD backlighting, instrument clusters, and daytime running lights. Allegro’s A8517 integrates a current-mode boost converter with internal power switch and 10 I²C programmable current sinks, and can provide 5,000:1 contrast ratio PWM dimming at 200 Hz.

Photoflash capacitors rated at 1 million flashes

July 16, 2013 2:28 pm | Illinois Capacitor | Product Releases | Comments

Designed to support high energy xenon strobe light applications, Illinois Capacitor FSL Series delivers up 1 million flashes at rated voltage applied. These specialized aluminum electrolytic capacitors offer low ESR and leakage current ratings; and are available in a wide range of case sizes.

Broadband photodetector for polarized light

July 16, 2013 12:42 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Using carpets of aligned carbon nanotubes, researchers from Rice University and Sandia National Laboratories have created a solid-state electronic device that is hardwired to detect polarized light across a broad swath of the visible and infrared spectrum.

Advances in new material technology, according to engineers

July 15, 2013 9:42 am | by Kasey Panetta, Managing Editor | Blogs | Comments

Here at ECN we're always looking for what's going to change the world of electrical design. This month we're focusing on new material technology. From adhesives to thermal gap pad management, we want to know what's happening in your lab and on your benches!

Portable metal halide light tower illuminates 114,000 square feet of work area

July 12, 2013 3:37 pm | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics has announced the release a metal halide light tower with three lamp fixtures and a wheeled and adjustable tower assembly designed to provide full power illumination in an easy to deploy portable package. The WAL-C-3XM Quadpod Mini Light Tower utilizes a four leg tower design....

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Company unveils world’s slimmest full HD LCD panel for smartphones

July 12, 2013 3:26 pm | Lginternational | Product Releases | Comments

LG Display announced that it will unveil the world’s slimmest Full HD LCD panel for smartphones. The state-of-the-art 5.2-inch panel is an exciting advancement for the premium mobile device market enabling sleeker Full HD smartphones featuring better “grip-ability” and a superior viewing experience.

Building flexible circuits

July 10, 2013 4:17 pm | by Jan Vanfleteren, University Gent/imec | Blogs | Comments

A number of innovating technologies designed to tremendously increase user comfort in wearable and implantable electronics and sensor applications is on the horizon. Imec works on stretchable electronic circuits that can follow the random 3D shape of an object or body part, such as light sources for integration in textiles...

LED backlight driver improves picture quality

July 10, 2013 10:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

iWatt debuted its new 8-channel LED backlight driver designed to deliver better screen performance and lower cost in next-generation 2D and 3D LCD TVs. The iW7019 gives designers a rich set of integrated features to improve picture quality and render a more lifelike viewer experience.

Gate driver contains 300 channels rated at 42V

July 9, 2013 4:03 pm | Ixys | Product Releases | Comments

IXYS Integrated Circuits Division announced the availability of the IXEP2300 electronic paper display (EPD) gate driver.  The IXEP2300 features 300 high voltage output drivers that are rated at 42V.  These outputs are typically driven with voltage supplies of +22V and -20V....

LED fixture rated for installation in severe locations

July 9, 2013 3:36 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Hubbell Lighting launched one of the market’s most durable industrial LED fixtures—Hubbell Industrial Lighting’s Kemlux III LED Series. The energy efficient answer for lighting the most demanding industrial environments, the LED fixture is rated for installation in severe locations....

Remote-controlled spotlight capable of throwing a light beam over 900 feet in length

July 9, 2013 10:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics’ Magnalight.com has announced today the addition of the GL-30004 LED Golight to its comprehensive inventory of Golight remote controlled spotlights. This high power spotlight combines the long life and high efficiency of LED technology with the proven Golight design....

Photo flash driver improves picture quality of smartphone cameras

July 8, 2013 11:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

ams launched an 8A LED flash driver that provides a photo flash light output at least four times brighter than flash systems commonly found in smartphones today. The new AS3630 can drive up to 8A current through an LED flash system, enabling mobile phone cameras to take pin-sharp images.

LED power supply has a universal input range of 100 to 277VAC

July 2, 2013 3:56 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Green Watt Power announces the availability of the GLV75 constant-voltage LED power supply. The GLV-24-75 is a 24 Volt output 3.15A fully encapsulated IP67 rated power supply, ideal for LED lighting applications requiring that voltage and current rating.

Explosion-proof light provides high output and paint booth certification

July 2, 2013 2:40 pm | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Magnalight.com has announced the introduction of a low profile explosion proof light featuring high output and paint booth certification. Designed to provide compatibility with low profile mounting applications, the EPL-48-216 Explosion Proof Light Fixture from Larson Electronics provides high output in a less obtrusive form factor....

Top Ten Myths of LEDs: #5 – “LEDs color-shift with time”

July 2, 2013 8:31 am | by Mike Krames, CTO, Soraa | Blogs | Comments

In the early days of white-emitting LEDs, the available chip packaging materials were ones developed decades earlier for use with red- and green-emitting devices. Unfortunately, when using those materials for blue-based white LEDs (blue LED + phosphors), unexpected problems arose.

Top Ten Myths of LEDs: #6 – “LEDs can't run hot”

July 1, 2013 12:03 pm | by Mike Krames, CTO, Soraa | Blogs | Comments

Standard incandescent lamps convert almost all the power they consume into radiation (basically, heat). Unfortunately, only about 5% of this emission is in the visible spectrum, making them very inefficient light sources. On the other hand, since almost all the power is radiated away, there is little need for thermal management.

Sharp to sell high-end "4K" LCD TVs in North America

July 1, 2013 10:18 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sharp Corp. will sell high-end liquid crystal display televisions equipped with "4K" technology in North America from September, company officials said Thursday. It will be the first time for the struggling Japanese electronics maker to launch overseas a 4K TV that delivers image quality four times finer than the current high-definition resolutions.

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