Lasers offer AC adapter option Product News 8/18/2005 Post a comment BEA Lasers' 150P family of laser modules is now available as a package with the company's new AC power adapter. Alternatively, the AC adapter is available separately. The adapter plugs directly to an AC power source and provides 6 VDC for the lasers, which can deliver 3, 5, or 7 milliwatts at 635 or 650 nm (depending on model) for alignment, event/edge detection, leveling, metrology, position, robotic control, and security applications.
New way to link photodiode and power monitor Product News 8/15/2005 Post a comment Optical designers take note! Analog Devices has introduced a high-side monitor that precisely mirrors input current over the widest range for optical designs. With a mirror ratio of 1:1 over six decades, the ADL5315 enables very accurate current monitoring at very low current levels.
Small IR LEDs enable infrared sensing for portable devices Product News 8/4/2005 Post a comment Touted as one of the smallest surface-mount infrared (IR) LEDs available in the industry, the small size of the new TT electronics OPTEK Technology OP200 IR LED, packaged in a 0805 size, enable design engineers to incorporate infrared sensing into portable electronic devices. They are also suitable for non-contact position sensors, machine automation systems and miniature optical encoders.
Vishay earnings take hit on charges News & Analysis 8/2/2005 Post a comment Adversely affected by a slew of charges, components and semiconductor supplier Vishay Intertechnology Inc. posted net earnings of $9.7 million, or 5 cents per share on sales of $582 million in the second quarter, down from $41.1 million, or 25 cents per share on sales of $646.6 million in the year-ago quarter.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.