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Laser speckle reducer module ideal for machine vision applications

September 24, 2013 4:55 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Power Technology announced that it is introducing a new laser speckle reducer module for machine vision applications. The IQ7 Laser Speckle Reducer is specifically designed to reduce local interferences and unwanted intensity patterns improving overall laser imaging quality.

LED light cart provides portable work site illumination

September 24, 2013 4:17 pm | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Leading industrial lighting manufacturer Larson Electronics has released an LED light cart designed to combine high output illumination with the convenience of portable operation. The Larson Electronics WAL-WBC-2X300LED portable LED work area light cart provides the effectiveness of high power illumination combined with the convenience of portable operation.

LED drivers ideal for outdoor and damp environments

September 24, 2013 2:10 pm | Eta Usa | Product Releases | Comments

ETA-USA introduces the first in their expanding series of LED drivers. Covering the range from 60 to 300 Watts., this versatile series is available for either IP-66 damp or IP-67, full immersion environments. These units meet UL standard 8650, the LED lighting standard They are ideal for exterior signs, lighting and similar applications.

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UCLA engineers develop a stretchable, foldable transparent electronic display

September 24, 2013 12:20 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Imagine an electronic display nearly as clear as a window, or a curtain that illuminates a room, or a smartphone screen that doubles in size, stretching like rubber. Now imagine all of these being made from the same material. Researchers have developed a transparent, elastic organic light-emitting device, or OLED, that could one day make all these possible.

LED string light system provides high-performance illumination

September 23, 2013 1:22 pm | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics has released a new low voltage string light that provides better performance and reliability than standard incandescent string lights. The WAL-SL-10-LED-25-TXF Work Area LED String Light produces higher light output with cooler operation and can withstand the demanding conditions of tough industrial work environments.

TFT LCD modules available with 480x800 resolution

September 20, 2013 11:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new 4.3” WVGA TFT LCD module is available with a 480x800 resolution, which significantly improves image quality and provides a much more common resolution for user interface integration. This new 4.3” LCD uses specialized glass with In-Plane Switching (IPS) technology to give extremely viewing angles of 80° minimum all the way around.

E-readers more effective than paper for dyslexic readers

September 20, 2013 10:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

E-readers are more effective than reading on paper for some with dyslexia, according to results published September 18 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Mathew Schneps from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and colleagues from other institutions. Their results suggest it is the use of short lines on the display, and not the device itself, that leads to the benefits observed in this study.

LED for automotive headlights provides higher performance and SMT capability

September 19, 2013 4:00 pm | Osram Opto Semiconductors | Product Releases | Comments

Osram Opto Semiconductors has introduced a new 2-chip version of the Oslon Black FlatOslon Black Flat LED. As with other LEDs from the Oslon Black Flat family, the new version features a high level of brightness and is suitable for all headlight functions.

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High-performance thermal camera features 640×512 pixel resolution

September 18, 2013 1:29 pm | Product Releases | Comments

FLIR Systems is proud to announce the introduction of the FLIR A6700sc, the company’s newest science-grade mid-wave infrared camera that redefines affordable high performance. Featuring a highly sensitive 640×512 pixel resolution thermal detector, the A6700sc produces exceptional temperature....

LED arrays deliver up to 3478 lumens at 33 watts

September 18, 2013 1:15 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Cree announces the  industry’s first High-Density (HD) LED Arrays – a breakthrough technology that doubles the system intensity of spot lights compared to previous arrays. The new HD class of CXA Arrays provide unrivaled lumen density, enabling major reduction in system cost and power consumption.

Researchers use machine learning to boil down the stories that wearable cameras are telling

September 16, 2013 12:41 pm | by University of Texas at Austin | News | Comments

Computers will someday soon automatically provide short video digests of a day in your life, your family vacation or an eight-hour police patrol, say computer scientists at The University of Texas at Austin. The researchers are working to develop tools to help make sense of the vast quantities of video that are going to be produced by wearable camera technology such as Google Glass and Looxcie.

Toward a truly white organic LED

September 16, 2013 12:29 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

By inserting platinum atoms into an organic semiconductor, University of Utah physicists were able to "tune" the plastic-like polymer to emit light of different colors – a step toward more efficient, less expensive and truly white organic LEDs for light bulbs of the future. "These new, platinum-rich polymers hold promise for white organic light-emitting diodes and new kinds of more efficient solar cells..."

USB+CAN development kit provides platform for ARM Cortex-M4 MCUs

September 13, 2013 11:41 am | Texas Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

The Tiva C Series TM4C123G USB+CAN Development Kit from Texas Instruments features a Tiva C Series MCU with ARM Cortex- M4 core that integrates connectivity and sensor aggregation solutions. This kit allows for easy evaluation the Tiva C Series TM4C123x MCU’s peripherals and

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LED light bar produces over 8,000 lumens

September 13, 2013 10:30 am | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics has announced the release of a powerful new LED light bar that provides impressive lighting performance combined with extreme durability. The LEDP5W-18R LED Light Bar produces over 8,000 lumens of light output and can withstand abusive conditions that would cause standard incandescent lights to fail.

Adding a personal touch to automotive interior lighting via LIN

September 10, 2013 3:59 pm | by Michael Bender, Melexis | Melexis | Articles | Comments

Solid-state lighting is now becoming commonplace in automotive designs, replacing more costly, less energy efficient and not as reliable incandescent lamps. Though it is only in recent times that it has started to be considered for the parking lights, brake lights, side lights and front lights on the car’s exterior...

Butterfly wings inspire new technologies: From fabrics and cosmetics to sensors

September 10, 2013 11:46 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A new study has revealed that the stunning iridescent wings of the tropical blue Morpho butterfly could expand the range of innovative technologies. Scientific lessons learnt from these butterflies have already inspired designs of new displays, fabrics and cosmetics.

New kind of ultraviolet LED could lead to portable, low-cost devices

September 10, 2013 11:22 am | by Ohio State University | News | Comments

Commercial uses for ultraviolet (UV) light are growing, and now a new kind of LED under development at The Ohio State University could lead to more portable and low-cost uses of the technology. The patent-pending LED creates a more precise wavelength of UV light than today’s commercially available UV LEDs...

LED string light provides high output performance

September 10, 2013 10:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics has released an LED string lighting system that provides higher performance and durability than comparable incandescent string lights. The WAL-SL-10-LED Work Area Lighting LED String Light features LED lighting technology and heavy duty construction that provides operators with powerful lighting capable of standing up to demanding work conditions.

How to design backlights for LCD TV displays with scrolling LEDs

September 9, 2013 5:42 pm | by Girish Ramesh, Sr. Marketing Manager, Atmel Corporation and Kevin Hempson, Staff Applications Engineer, Atmel Corporation | Articles | Comments

You can improve contrast and reduce motion blur by sequentially flashing zones in an LCD display that is back lit with edge-mounted LEDs. You achieve this scrolling illumination with improved LED driver ICs. With the help of some timing diagrams this article will reveal how this works in principle and will give a description of the different modes of operation.

LED driver design provides 30% energy savings relative to other drivers

September 9, 2013 10:41 am | Ixys | Product Releases | Comments

IXYS Corporation announced the release of a reference design and demonstration board for a 200W AC LED Driver with Power Line Interface in collaboration with Echelon Corporation. Applications include remotely controlled and monitored municipal and private-installation lighting with remote control convenience features.

Explosion-proof LED light cart is paint spray booth approved

September 6, 2013 12:25 pm | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Explosion-proof lighting specialists Larson Electronics have announced the release of a powerful new cart mounted lighting system featuring a swivel mounted, four lamp, 24 inch LED light fixture. The paint spray booth approved EPLC-24-4L-LED Explosion Proof LED Light Cart features high efficiency LED tube lamps....

LED light acts as alternative to standard incandescent bulbs

September 6, 2013 9:08 am | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

A new PAR38 style LED bulb released by Larson Electronics offers the ability to improve the performance of standard incandescent light fixtures simply by replacing the bulb. The LED17W-PAR38-WP 17 Watt LED Style Bulb produces more light output with higher color quality than a standard 150 watt incandescent flood light.

Kodak CEO talks company's future

September 4, 2013 11:31 am | by BREE FOWLER, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Kodak emerged from bankruptcy protection Tuesday vastly different from the company of old. Gone are the cameras and film that made it famous. The company hopes to replace them with new technologies such as touch screens for smartphones and smart packaging embedded with sensors.

LED work light provides high output and cool operation

September 4, 2013 9:30 am | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics has announced the release of a two foot long hazardous location LED work light that provides better performance and reliability than standard incandescent and fluorescent work lights. The EPL-FL1524-LED-120X12-C1D2-50 Hazardous Area LED Work Light is a superior alternative to standard work lights....

Breakthrough in sensing at the nanoscale

September 3, 2013 12:17 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

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.

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