As cloud computing services become more widespread, data center traffic is ever increasing. To deliver the bandwidth capacity required to support the increase in network resource demand, engineers need the ability to accurately evaluate next generation high-speed components, interfaces and network devices.
Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors (MLCC) offer several advantages over electrolytic capacitors but...
With applications exploding for IoT devices, designing wireless connectivity from the ground up...
An accepted energy solution, conventional Electrical Double Layer Capacitors (EDLC) have many...
The tough conditions characteristic of many of today’s factories, machinery and field equipment present a unique set of challenges to the displays that must perform in these hostile industrial environments. Learn how you can select the one that best suits your requirements and what you need to be aware of in the process.
There has never been a better time to explore the advantages of an ASIC, due to the wide availability of low cost design tools and easy access to flexible, mature IC processes. Take advantage of the many technical and commercial benefits that Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs) offer.
To meet the need for higher performance systems with additional functionality running at higher current levels in an ever shrinking package, Taiyo Yuden has developed the MCOILTM series inductors which utilize a new metallic magnetic material to achieve low DCR, high saturation current, high Q, and very stable insulation resistance and Q-factor over time.
Connectors play a critical role in electrical systems of just about any product we can imagine. For designers, advances in connector design, materials, and manufacturing ensure availability of an interconnect solution well matched to each individual application.
Understanding and analyzing jitter is a critical component of signal integrity. Jitter can be analyzed on various test equipment: oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, phase noise analyzers and vector network analyzers.
Design engineers and manufacturers want and need ways to get higher current through the connector interface. Using high amperage power plugs and jacks is an effective way to do just that. These components take the old familiar power plug and power jack configuration and make it “new” again, offering manufacturers the potential to more than double the amount of current their devices can handle. In addition, high amperage power plugs and jacks offer the very real opportunity for improved manufacturing efficiencies and overall cost-savings.
More than 60 operators have committed to deploy TD-LTE networks, with high profile deployments in China, the US and India, and all major device OEMs have commercially launched TD-LTE compatible devices. A recent market report forecasts TD-LTE subscriptions will reach nearly 1 billion by 2020....
Full-gamut color refers to the ability of an LCD device to display the entire range of colors available within 100% overlap of a color space defined by the content creation community. Examples include NTSC, Rec. 709, Adobe RGB, and DCI. While many consumer display announcements refer to “wide-gamut color"...
In June 2010, a group of hackers obtained the email addresses of more than 120,000 Apple iPad customers1 – including top officials in government, finance, media, technology, and military – by exploiting a security hole on an AT&T website. Unfortunately, events like this are all too common.
When Samsung announced the launch of its Galaxy Gear smart watch in September 2013, it marked a watershed for wearable electronic accessories. The hype for smart watches – devices that interact with the wearer’s smartphone, to display text messages or emails, among other features....
Today, semiconductors cannot be manufactured without using machine vision. In fact, machine vision is an enabling technology that has made it possible to achieve the density featured in today's integrated circuits and permits cost-effective manufacturing of such circuits. Suppliers of electronic materials, active components, IC packages, passive components and finished electronic equipment all use machine vision to drive high quality production at lower costs. The technology that serves as the basis of both 2-D and 3-D machine vision is becoming more powerful and even more useful in electronic assembly applications. Vision systems now offer even higher resolution, greater speed and better color properties. Lighting is more capable thanks to LED development which is making multi-directional and sequential lighting more cost effective on production lines.
A 3D printer is a machine that creates objects from plastic or other materials using an additive manufacturing process. Additive manufacturing produces objects in a succession of layers from the bottom, up. This is the opposite of traditional subtractive manufacturing processes
The terms “3D printing” and “additive manufacturing” refer to processes that automatically build objects layer by layer from computer data. The technology is already well-used in many sectors including transportation, health care, military and education.
Reading more than one barcode at a time is a challenging application for many manufacturing and material handling engineers. In these applications there is a need to read multiple codes of the same symbology as well as multiple codes of mixed symbologies within one field of view (FOV). Even more difficult is reading one or more codes on multiple sides of a package to verify that the codes match or to output both sides’ read results as one piece of data. Laser scanners have difficulty reading codes that are poorly printed, damaged or defective, are at extreme perspectives and that are omnidirectional. They cannot manage when variations occur in part and package positioning. And they cannot read 2-D codes at all, which means that they have no way to compete in two of the four types of multiple code reading applications we commonly see. Image-based code reading technology can handle much more variation in barcode printing than traditional laser scanners and can also read codes presented at any angle or omnidirectionally. Additionally, the life of an image-based scanner, with no moving parts, is longer and more reliable than a mechanical based laser scanner. With this information, image-based barcode reading solutions make a great replacement for laser scanners even when reading single barcodes and are especially exceptional with multiple barcodes of the same or different symbology types
This paper examines the technology, product features, performance specifications and several example applications of the Symmetricom CSAC SA.45s — the world’s first Chip Scale Atomic Clock.