Reed relay shrinks in size Product News 2/17/2006 Post a comment Coto Technology said its 9852 ultra-miniature reed relay, housed in a 0.078 sq. in. footprint, is the smallest Form C surface-mount device of this type.
What happened to the 42V auto? Automotive DesignLine Blog 2/10/2006 Post a comment Why didn't this prediction materialize? More puzzling, how have the dire problems, that were predicted if we stayed with 12V systems, been avoided?
Heat sinks cool BGAs in low air flow Product News 2/2/2006 Post a comment Advanced Thermal Solutions has introduced maxiFLOW heat sinks for cooling BGAs and other hot components in restricted air-flow conditions. Available in a wide range of sizes, these heat sinks are said to reduce device junction temperatures by more than 40 percent below temperatures achieved by using other heat sinks.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros & cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight, as are piloted airplanes? Is the technology advancing faster than we can answer the questions it poses?
Panelists: Chad Sweet, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm; Yannick Levy, VP Corporate Business Development, Parrot; Jim Williams, ex-FAA drone chief; Michael Drobac, Exec. Director, Small UAV Coalition; Moderator: Junko Yoshida, Chief Int'l Correspondent, EE Times