Researchers have made a breakthrough discovery in identifying the world's most sensitive nanoparticle and measuring it from a distance using light. These super-bright, photostable and background-free nanocrystals enable a new approach to highly advanced sensing technologies using optical fibres.
TDK Corporation announces the extension of the TDK-Lambda GWS500 series power supplies with the addition of two low output voltage models. Combining the same high efficiency, high power density and low standby power characteristics as other models within the GWS500 series, the 5V 80A and 7.5V 67A models are well-suited for fitting into 1U enclosures.
Larson Electronics has announced the release of a high power blasting gun light designed to provide the intense light output needed to cut through the dust and debris producing by blasting operations. The BLG-HID-20REX Explosion Proof LED Blasting Gun Light produces 1200 lumens of intense light output....
TFT monochrome LCDs offer higher brightness, resolution and contrast ratios over passive monochrome displaysAugust 27, 2013 2:54 pm | Product Releases | Comments
Phoenix Display International has introduced a family of TFT monochrome LCDs that provide a drop-in replacement for passive matrix monochrome displays with superior performance, including higher brightness, wider viewing angles, higher contrast ratios, faster response times, higher resolution, sunlight readability and wider operating temperatures.
Dartmouth researchers have developed a molecular switch that changes a liquid crystal's readout color based on a chemical input. This new development may open the way for using liquid crystals in detecting harmful gases, pathogens, explosives and other chemical substances.
Nordson EFD introduces the PICO xMOD Valve, a new and exciting fully exchangeable and modular concept in non-contact and contact needle dispensing of assembly fluids. Nordson EFD's PICO xMOD valve system technology uses high-tech, robust, durable piezoelectric actuation technology for continuous operation at speeds of up to 500 cycles/second.
O2Micro International Limited extended the company's general lighting product portfolio with the introduction of the patent pending OZ2083 3-Way LED Bulb Driver Controller with power factor correction. 3-way desk, table and floor lamps are ubiquitous in the United States, providing consumers with the convenience of high, medium and low brightness in a single bulb.
International Rectifier introduced a reliable, highly efficient and cost effective control IC for magnetic ballasts used in fluorescent lamps. The IRS2538DS emulates the behavior of a magnetic ballast control system, leveraging IR’s patented ballast and high-voltage technologies to offer an easy-to-use, one-chip magnetic replacement ballast solution.
Google Glass, a spectacle-like computing device drawing lots of attention, can serve as an automated tour guide with the help of a new application from a little-known startup hatched within the Internet's most powerful company. The app, called "Field Trip," is being released Wednesday by Google-owned Niantic Labs...
Littelfuse has introduced two series of compact, high surge withstand fuses, both capable of withstanding up to 20 lightning-induced high current surges without performance degradation. The 328 and 688 Series Fuses offer protection superior to that of circuit breakers, providing short-circuit and overload protection....
Applied physicists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have demonstrated that they can change the intensity, phase, and polarization of light rays using a hologram-like design decorated with nanoscale structures.
Piher Sensors & Controls has introduced the MTS-360 Mechanical Mount Rotary Position Sensor with integral PCB for fast and easy mounting. Designed with the sensor directly mounted onto a PCB, the sensor/PCB combo package allows engineers to easily install a fully featured rotary sensor....
Advanced Power Electronics has launched a new step-up converter capable of efficiently driving up to eight white LEDs in series for backlighting applications. The APE1612-3 uses current mode, 1.2MHz fixed frequency architecture to regulate the LED current, which is set using an external current sense resistor.
TDK Corporation announces two new series of narrowly toleranced EPCOS NTC thermistors in EIA 0402 and 0603 SMD case sizes. These components have a rated resistance of 10 kΩ in tolerance classes ± 1 percent, ±3 percent and ±5 percent. The narrow tolerances were achieved with a
OKW's SOFT-CASE Series of handheld enclosures is now available from stock molded in BIOGRADE bioplastic material. For most applications this bioplastic material can be used instead of the fossil plastics, such as ABS, which were used until now.
A team has developed a novel way to build what many see as the next generation memory storage devices for portable electronic devices including smart phones, tablets, laptops and digital cameras. The device is based on the principles of resistive memory, which can be used to create memory cells that are smaller...
Researchers have developed a new design for a digital streak camera that captures full-color images of projectiles traveling up to 3350 m/s, which is 10 times the speed of sound. This system was designed to replace the outdated film-based streak cameras that are still in use at high-speed test tracks.
Osram Opto Semiconductors announced the Duris S 8, a new multi-chip, high-power member of the Duris S LED series. The close grouping of the LED die allows for good color consistency in combination with a high luminous flux. The new Duris S 8 is targeted for use in directional and omnidirectional retrofit lamps....
Light traveling in a vacuum is the Universe’s ultimate speed demon, racing along at approximately 300,000 kilometers per second. Now scientists have found an effective new way to put a speed bump in light’s path. Researchers embedded dye molecules in a liquid crystal matrix to throttle the group velocity of light back to less than one billionth of its top speed.
It's a common driving predicament: As you approach the intersection, the light is yellow. Do you hit the brakes or face a red light camera fine? Some municipalities engineer their traffic signals to force drivers into this situation in an effort to generate revenue from the cameras.
Mouser Electronics announced it is stocking the new XLamp XH-B & XH-G LEDs from Cree, featuring unique ceramic packaging for long calculated L70 lifetimes. Cree XLamp XH-B & XH-G LEDs are a new type of mid-power LED that delivers the unique combination of high performance and reliability.
Larson Electronics’ has released a LED hazardous location pedestal light designed to provide high power illumination in an easily deployed package. The HAL-PM-2X150-LED-100 dual LED portable lamp provides protection in atmospheres where flammable gases and vapors may occasionally be present while offering the durability and longevity of LED solid state technology.
Here at ECN we're always looking for what's going to change the world of electrical design and make life better for our engineers. This month we're focusing on Time-to-Market strategies. We're looking at it a little bit differently and discussing the issues from the viewpoint of 3D printing and rapid prototyping.
Dialog Semiconductor announced a new solid state lighting (SSL) LED driver that integrates boost and flyback converters into a single IC to reduce the bill of material (BOM) costs and simplify the design, compared to conventional two-stage driver approaches, while delivering exceptional performance.
Longtime leading producer and distributor of industrial grade lighting equipment Larson Electronics LLC has introduced a new LED light tower that provides adjustable height and a rotating base combined with the power of LED lamp fixtures. Producing approximately 48,000 lumens of light output...