ZTE claims 10-Tbps data transmission record
News & Analysis 3/23/2011 2 comments
Chinese telecommunications equipment company ZTE Corp. claims to have broken the world record for a single-channel data transmission with a rate of 10 terabits per second over 640-kilometers of optical fiber. This is the equivalent of sending 160 high definition movies every second.
Solid-state lighting coming into focus
Special Report 3/21/2011 15 comments
The digital revolution is coming the global lighting industry as energy-efficient LED lamps replace incandescent, halogen and CFL bulbs, with OLED lights arriving by 2020.
Capacitive sensing applications widen
Design How-To 3/18/2011 3 comments
HMI technologies have gone through a paradigm shift. This article highlights the importance of capacitive sensing in HMI evolution as well as applications beyond automotive infotainment systems.
Bridgelux claims 'silicon' LED is commercial
News & Analysis 3/9/2011 1 comment
Bridgelux Inc., a developer of semiconductor technology for solid-state lighting, has said it has demonstrated a light output of 135 lumens per watt from a GaN-on-Si LED. The company claimed that this is the first achievement of "commercial grade" performance from a silicon substrate LED, but said it may take two to three years for products based on the technology to come to market.