Samsung sampling 5Mpixel CMOS image sensors Product News 6/27/2005 Post a comment Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., plans to start sampling soon a CMOS image sensor (CIS) with 5 megapixel QSXGA resolution. Volume production of the device, targeted at mobile phones, digital cameras and camcorders, is expected to commence by the end of the year.
Power LED module improves thermal management Product News 6/22/2005 Post a comment Designed for light engines and low-power consumption applications, American Bright Optoelectronics offers a new MagnaBrite 1-watt LED module featuring a new white LED design that incorporates a heat sink base capable of handling forward currents to 350 mA.
LEDs replace neon for signage applications Product News 6/22/2005 Post a comment TT electronics OPTEK Technology offers a family of four-pin high-flux LEDs in a wide spectrum of colors and multiple viewing angles as an alternative to neon for signage applications. Designated the OVF series, these high current "Super-Flux" LEDs are available in white, blue, green, amber, red/orange and red in 7.6 mm2 through-hole packages with water clear lenses that provide viewing angles from 40 to 120 degrees.
Infrared sensing components shrink in size Product News 6/10/2005 Post a comment Responding to industry demands for infrared sensing components in smaller packages, TT electronics OPTEK Technology has developed a range of miniature surface-mount infrared LEDs and phototransistors designed for sensing applications in portable electronics, appliances, automotive and industrial systems.
Component orders dip in May, says ECA News & Analysis 6/9/2005 Post a comment Component orders took a small dip in May, continuing a pattern of up and down ordering activity over the first half of 2005, according to the Electronic Components, Assemblies & Materials Association.
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