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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.

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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....

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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.

The design challenges of capacitive displays

December 16, 2013 3:41 pm | Articles | Comments

Capacitive screens have become fairly ubiquitous in the world of electronics. You can find them in tablets, cell phones, medical devices, and pretty much anywhere else you look. But using capacitive displays in designs can still be challenging. We want to know what you (or your company or your fellow engineer) struggle with when it comes to designing with touchscreens.

Light-measurement sensor designed for industrial automation and factory assembly applications

December 13, 2013 9:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

EMX Industries has announced the global market introduction of its LEX-1000 color light measurement sensor. The LEX-1000 is used within industrial automation and factory assembly related applications, providing fast, high-resolution comparative measurements of the color characteristics of a variety of light sources and illuminated objects.

PCAP displays enable easy integration with customer designs

December 12, 2013 3:33 pm | Microtips Technology | Product Releases | Comments

Microtips Technology is excited to announce their new Scalable PCAP line, RockTouch. Using the best technology in the market from Japanese suppliers and combining with the most experienced chip manufacture in the market from Taiwan, they are positioned to offer a new line of high-quality capacitive touch panels.

LED street light cuts energy use in half

December 6, 2013 9:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cree is building on the industry’s most versatile LED street light portfolio with the LEDway High Output (HO) LED street light. With its higher lumen output, the new LEDway HO LED street light enables the LEDway Series to address large multi-lane freeways and expressway applications....

Engineering Update #36: Amazon's new drone delivery system

December 5, 2013 10:40 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

If you're already signed up for Amazon prime for its next-day delivery, you might want to get onboard the drone trend since Amazon says that's the next big thing in sales. The drones would be capable of carrying packages and orders under 5 pounds to any site within 10 miles of a fulfillment center.

10 times more throughput on optic fibers

December 4, 2013 2:12 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

EPFL scientists have shown how to achieve a dramatic increase in the capacity of optical fibers; Their simple, innovative solution reduces the amount of space required between the pulses of light that transport data. Optical fibers carry data in the form of pulses of light over distances of thousands of miles at amazing speeds.

Ultra-thin light guides provide an ideal solution for backlighting touch-enabled display graphics

December 3, 2013 1:02 pm | Global Lighting Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Ultra-thin light guides from Global Lighting Technologies (GLT) utilize the company’s unique LED-based edge-lighting technology to provide an ideal solution for backlighting touch-enabled display graphics in a wide variety of applications.

LED A19-style bulb provides 1050 lumens from only 10 watts

December 3, 2013 12:29 pm | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

The Magnalight LED-A19-10W-E26 Directional 10 Watt LED A19 Style Bulb is designed to fit in standard light bulb sockets but provides durability and multi color adjustability that makes it ideal for industrial and commercial applications. This 10 watt LED provides 1050 lumens from only 10 watts.

Inexpensive 'nano-camera' can operate at the speed of light

November 27, 2013 1:30 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A $500 "nano-camera" that can operate at the speed of light has been developed by researchers in the MIT Media Lab. The three-dimensional camera, which was presented last week at Siggraph Asia in Hong Kong, could be used in medical imaging and collision-avoidance detectors for cars...

Software supports users of Zytronic’s ZXY200 multi-touch controller

November 26, 2013 10:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

In order to help make the setting up of its single/dual PCT and multi-touch MPCT touchscreen solutions as straightforward and time efficient as possible, Zytronic has now introduced a user-friendly software package. The new, ZyConfig smart set-up tool introduces a simple-to-follow sequential approach....

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