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Ambient light photo sensor extends battery life in portable devices
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
Avago Technologies has introduced a miniature surface-mount ambient light photo sensor for controlling display backlighting in a wide range of portable electronic devices.
850-nm infrared emitters housed in 5-mm packages
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6/27/2008   Post a comment
Vishay's new generation of 850-nm infrared emitters in 5-mm leaded packages offer high radiant intensity of 230mW/sr and 90mW/sr at 100mA, and low forward voltage of 2.3V at 1A.
40V buck converter for power LEDs
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6/27/2008   Post a comment
Prema Semiconductor presents the LED driver PR4101 designed to meet the requirements for a new generation of high-power LEDs. The inductive converter drives single or multiple LEDs with currents from 100mA up to several amps, depending on the configuration of external components, from a supply voltage of 9V up to 40V.
Robot plays air hockey
Signal Processing DesignLine Blog  
6/26/2008   Post a comment
Nuvation's air hockey robot is a fun demo of its machine vision capabilities. The demo runs on a ColdFire processor.
Excitonic transistor switches optical signals
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6/25/2008   Post a comment
Researchers have demonstrated an excitonic transistor that they claim can perform the operation in an ultra-small, ultra-low-power and potentially ultra-cheap device.
Single-board smart camera easily integrates into a wide range of apps
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6/24/2008   Post a comment
Vision Components has extended its VC BoardCam family of intelligent cameras without a housing, targeted at industrial applications, with the introduction of the VCSBC4012 camera.
Power SMD LEDs double light output in PLCC-4 package
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6/23/2008   Post a comment
Vishay has released the VLMx32.. series of surface-mount power LEDs that are said to deliver a significant advance in heat dissipation and brightness, offering low thermal resistance down to 290 K/W and power dissipation up to 200 mW.
Europe's most efficient OLED lighting tile demonstrated
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6/23/2008   Post a comment
At the end of the OLLA project period the OLLA project consortium presents its final milestone: the basic technology for a white OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) light source, with an efficacy of 50.7 lumens per watt at an initial brightness of 1.000 cd/m based on the Novaled PIN OLED technology.
AMS expands product range with precision mechanical components
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6/23/2008   Post a comment
AMS Technologies has entered into a distribution agreement with Siskiyou Inc., an US-based manufacturer of precision mechanical components like micromanipulators, microscope sample positioners, motion control systems and modular opto-mechanical building blocks .
UDC's white OLEDs break the 100 lm/W barrier
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6/18/2008   Post a comment
Universal Display Corporation has demonstrated what it says is a record breaking power efficiency with its phosphorescent OLED technology.
Modular vision sensor platform
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6/17/2008   Post a comment
LMI Technologies has developed a complete modular vision sensor platform of hardware and software components under its FireSync brand. The system allows fast and easy integration of components into a scalable machine vision system along with microsecond synchronisation.
OmniVision claims first 1/4-inch Mega Pixel sensor with MDDI interface
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6/16/2008   Post a comment
The OV3647 is also equipped with a standard parallel interface which has the unique ability to act as an input for a secondary camera, so it can share the MDDI interface while also functioning as an MDDI hub
Poland to get $11 million quantum optics center
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6/13/2008   1 comment
Construction is expected to begin this month on a quantum optics center at the Torun Institute of Physics in the Polish city of Torun, about 120 miles northwest of Warsaw.
Demo shows progress on 100G Ethernet
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6/12/2008   Post a comment
In an show of progress toward delivering a standard for 100 Gbit/second Ethernet, system maker Infinera and service provider XO Communications will demo a long distance 100G Ethernet connection at next week's NXTcomm conference in Las Vegas.
Quantum-entangled images show hidden details
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6/12/2008   Post a comment
Quantum-entangled images--two randomly fluctuating pictures separated in space but inextricably linked through their complementary features--have been captured in real-time for the first time.
Tellabs sues Fujitsu, claims patent infringement
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6/12/2008   Post a comment
Tellabs has filed a patent infringement suit in Illinois, claiming Fujitsu has infringed on a patent covering the design of a reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexer.
WLED driver integrates backlight and flash functions
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6/12/2008   Post a comment
IC, in a 3-by-3 mm package, delivers a space-saving edge for mid-range camera phone applications
Modulator targets PONs and radio-over-fibre nets
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6/10/2008   Post a comment
CIP Technologies (CIP) has started sampling in small volumes for development and trials a reflective electro-absorption modulator targeted at developers of access networks such as 10 Gbits/second WDM passive optical nets.
Researchers target 100 Gigabit devices, transport
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6/10/2008   Post a comment
A group of technologists from academia and networking companies has started developing standards-based carrier-class metropolitan Ethernet transport networks that will deliver data at 100 Mbits/second.
Micrel : Laser diode driver keeps optical power constant
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6/10/2008   Post a comment
The SY88212L, a stand-alone 2.5 Gbits/s laser diode driver (LDD), features integrated automatic power control (APC) and a power monitoring feature to keep average optical power constant during temperature changes and over the lifetime of the laser.
Thermoelectrics cool night vision goggles
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6/9/2008   Post a comment
Nextreme Thermal Solutions Inc. and infrared sensor maker Princeton Lightwave Inc. have used thermal bump technology to cool a short-wave infrared InGaAs focal plane array.
8-string WLED driver integrates MOSFET switch
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6/6/2008   Post a comment
The MAX17061 8-string WLED driver with an integrated MOSFET switch from Maxim delivers flexible dimming control for backlighting notebook computers.
Balloon-based solar energy project seeks funding, partners
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6/6/2008   Post a comment
Two scientists at the Technion (Haifa, Israel) are proposing the use of a lighter-than-air helium-filled platform containing embedded photovoltaic arrays as a source of energy. The scientists are now looking for funding and strategic partners.
A matter of light, Part 4 --- PWM dimming
Design How-To  
6/6/2008   Post a comment
Digital dimming with a buck regulator provides the best LED driving topology.
SSR integrates active current limit, thermal shutdown circuitry
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6/5/2008   Post a comment
Clare has released a fast-actuating, optically-isolated solid-state relay (SSR) with built-in active current limit and thermal shutdown circuitry for harsh environment applications.
Phyworks demos 10G copper interconnects
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6/2/2008   Post a comment
Communications chip specialist Phyworks (Bristol, England) has demonstrated 10Gbits/s rack-to-rack copper interconnects of up to 30 metres using technology it originally developed for the optical module market.

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