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posted in April 2012
Heliatek pushes organic solar cell efficiency higher
News & Analysis  
4/29/2012   4 comments
Heliatek GmbH (Dresden, Germany), a startup developing organic solar cells, has pushed the record efficiency for organic solar cells higher, achieving an efficiency of 10.7 percent in a 1.1 square centimeter tandem cell. The efficiency was measured by indepdendent test house SGS SA (Geneva Switzerland).
Beta rolls MIL-STD-1553 data bus coupler
Product News  
4/27/2012   1 comment
Beta Transformer Technology Corp., a subsidiary of Data Device Corp., has launched the BXC-A-3, MIL-STD-1553 data bus couplers designed for use in systems development, benchtop test and flight maintenance applications.
Pixel Qi claims it can beat iPad display
News & Analysis  
4/26/2012   9 comments
Pixel Qi, a developer of reflective liquid crystal displays that can be read in sunlight thereby saving power, has announced that it can produce a screen with higher image quality than the iPad 3 retina screen.
Picoprojectors: the road back to the past, or enabling new paths?
Engineering Pop Culture!  
4/25/2012   3 comments
I'm having a "back to the future" sense here, but the reality will likely be quite different
Power supply solutions for flat-screen TVs
Design How-To  
4/24/2012   Post a comment
TV performance is coming under intense scrutiny, not only by consumer groups but also by legislators; large screens, high-performance electronics and increasing usage have implications for the average household energy consumption that run contrary to demands for lower worldwide carbon emissions.
Simplified luminaire design with LED modules
Design How-To  
4/23/2012   7 comments
LED modules in which the complete drive electronics is included simplify the design of modern luminaires. Acrich 2 modules, made by Seoul Semiconductor, are available in different brightness levels and can be driven direct from the AC network without a ballast.
Trends in 3-D Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Surgery
Design How-To  
4/20/2012   Post a comment
Minimally invasive surgical techniques have been in use for more than 100 years, so what advances can surgeons expect within the next decade?
Flicker and dimming challenge LED lamp design
Design How-To  
4/18/2012   Post a comment
One approach for eliminating line-frequency ripple and the resulting flicker at the output of LED solid-state lights is a two-stage power factor correction scheme.
Chinese VCs back U.S. materials startup
News & Analysis  
4/13/2012   6 comments
Polyera Corp. (Skokie, Illinois), a 2005 startup that supplies organic semiconductor, dielectric, and interfacial materials for the flexible and printed electronics industry, has raised $24.5 million in Series C funding.
Sensor architecture allows real-time auto emissions monitoring, Pt. 1
Design How-To  
4/12/2012   9 comments
As opposed to current periodic emission-control system testing—sensors, MCUs, and memory come together in an updated approach to real-time exhaust monitoring for improved pollution control.
Projected capacitive touch screens/software offered
News & Analysis  
4/11/2012   4 comments
Advanced projected capacitive touch screens and software are becoming available from Zytronic and Dawar.
LED drivers for automotive applications
Design How-To  
4/10/2012   1 comment
The usage of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) in automotive applications is increasing for the same reasons that LED lighting is penetrating non-automotive sectors
Nissan Leaf redux
Automotive DesignLine Blog  
4/9/2012   41 comments
A look at new features, including a photovoltaic charging panel, and cold-weather performance.
Enabling wireless smart lighting - with an Internet address for every bulb
Design How-To  
4/9/2012   1 comment
The 'Internet of Things' (IoT), in conjunction with wireless connectivity, can deliver a smart wireless Internet-enabled and highly energy-efficient lighting network for use in the home and in commercial lighting applications.
TECH TRENDS: Technical flexibility can manage market demands
Design How-To  
4/5/2012   Post a comment
Organizations and engineers must flexibly respond to changing market constraints and continuously adapt their skills. What are the current challenges?
Pixel Qi low-power displays shipping in notebooks, tablets
News & Analysis  
4/4/2012   2 comments
Pixel Qi Corp., a developer of reflective liquid crystal displays that can be read in sunlight thereby saving power, has announced that its 7-inch and 10-inch color versions are now shipping in about one dozen consumer products.
Product How-To: LED arrays are establishing themselves
Design How-To  
4/3/2012   Post a comment
The LED array approach is no longer solely related to Sharp Microelectronics. Many companies have adopted it. However, Sharp introduced the first LED array in the market in 2008 when others were still focused on surface mount LEDs.
Samsung Display starts as separate entity
News & Analysis  
4/2/2012   Post a comment
Samsung Electronics officially launches Samsung Display Co., Ltd. as a new corporation, as the company carries out incorporation registration on April 3.
Super robot able to leap buildings in a single bound!
Automotive DesignLine Blog  
4/2/2012   3 comments
If you think you've seen all possible forms of robotic locomotion, think again.


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