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posted in June 2012
U.S., European manufacturers join forces to compete with China
News & Analysis  
6/27/2012   56 comments
U.S. and European EMS providers are beginning to join forces as one way to compete with China's electronics manufacturing juggernaut.
Sony, Panasonic join hands to print OLED displays
News & Analysis  
6/25/2012   10 comments
Sony and Panasonic have said they will collaborate in the development of organic light emitting diode (OLED) panels and modules for TVs and large-sized displays and, at the same time, consider the oossibility of collaboration in mass production of OLED displays.
Highly efficient LED drivers provide intelligent lighting solutions
Design How-To  
6/25/2012   1 comment
"Smart home", "smart metering" or "smart grid" are the actual keywords for a new type of intelligent technology. From supply of energy, water and heat to intelligent automation and lighting solutions, an efficient, environmentally friendly but also more comfortable operation can be achieved in many areas with the help of new concepts and advanced components. Especially the lighting sector benefits from these new technologies in several ways.
50-Gpixel camera is better than the human eye
Research  
6/22/2012   12 comments
Engineers from Duke University and the University of Arizona have developed a camera with the potential to capture up to 50-Gpixels of data with a resolution over a 120 degree horizontal field that is five times better than 20/20 human vision.
Switching to smart lighting
News & Analysis  
6/22/2012   9 comments
Lighting is becoming the largest consumer of electricity in buildings, accounting for 25 percent or more of total costs. At the 14th Leti Annual Review, the CEA-Leti research center demonstrated its engagement in research leading to smart lighting systems with adaptive and controllable properties.
Toshiba Electronics Europe's TLP2355 and TLP2358 photocouplers
Product News  
6/21/2012   1 comment
Toshiba's latest photocouplers will support data rates up to 5Mbps while saving board space and reducing power consumption in industrial designs.
OLEDs are hitting their stride this year in all segments
News & Analysis  
6/18/2012   4 comments
OLEDs are finally living up to their long-promised potential and the next few years will present plenty of opportunities for organic light emitting diode materials suppliers to break out of their niche, specialty status.
Vishay VOM160 and VOM305x series optocouplers
Product News  
6/13/2012   Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology is housing its new non-zero crossing phototriac optocouplers in a compact, environmentally green SOP-4 package.
Chevy boosts 2013 Volt electric range more than 8%
Blog  
6/12/2012   12 comments
Battery capacity and chemistry changed.
Driving high-power LEDs and charging batteries with 98,5% efficiency
Design How-To  
6/11/2012   1 comment
Airplanes and big trucks with 24V batteries need powerful, efficient and robust headlights and spotlights.
NXP offers driver ICs for non-dimmable LED lamps
Product News  
6/8/2012   1 comment
NXP has announced the launch of two driver ICs in its GreenChip family for retrofit LED lamps.
Signal processing allows next-gen MOST PHY to retain legacy optoelectronics
Design How-To  
6/7/2012   Post a comment
The optical version of the MOST physical layer has several well-known advantages (virtually no EMI problems, the fiber is low weight, and it and the optoelectronics are low cost). As the need for higher data rates grows, the feasibility of adapting signal processing techniques to use next generation MOST with these current attractive link components becomes compelling.
Science behind color mixing
Design How-To  
6/1/2012   2 comments
High Brightness (HB) LEDs continue to increase in popularity due to the numerous advantages they offer when compared to the conventional lighting solutions. This article will explain the science behind color mixing, including the mathematical equations involved and how to implement them efficiently.


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