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posted in September 2012
Seiko rolls out photocurrent detection ICs
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9/21/2012   Post a comment
Due to its ultra-low current consumption and low-voltage operation, Seiko's latest product line is suitable for small battery-operated mobile device applications.
Researchers develop printable lasers
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9/20/2012   Post a comment
University of Cambridge say they've developed a new way of making organic lasers using inkjet printing technology.
Handheld optical power multimeter handles install and maintenance
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9/19/2012   Post a comment
GAO Fiber Optics' handheld optical power multimeter integrates an optical source and optical power meter for the installation and maintenance of fiber communications and CATV systems.
Developing smart LED-based lighting systems
Design How-To  
9/17/2012   17 comments
In response to the global energy demands, lighting system engineers continue to develop alternative lighting methods, particularly LED technology.
Sharp calls for tougher wage cuts
News & Analysis  
9/14/2012   1 comment
Japan's troubled Sharp Corp. has asked its labor union to agree a 7 percent cut in wages for the general work force and the company is imposing a 10 percent cut in managers' salaries.
Microchip's Nixie Tubes light up DESIGN East
News & Analysis  
9/13/2012   14 comments
The creators of the Nixie Tube DIY clock will describe how the project was conceived and implemented during a special session at DESIGN East 2012.
Automotive Communication at the Speed of Light
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9/11/2012   Post a comment
Want to speed up your automotive communications design? Leverage optical transmitters and receivers.
Improving medical imaging with direct radiography
Design How-To  
9/10/2012   3 comments
Traditional analog X-ray imaging systems is being replaced by Direct Radiography. The DR X-ray image is available within seconds after exposure of the patient and can be distributed immediately for consultation with medical experts anywhere. This article focuses on design challenges with respect to digital X-ray flat panel detectors.
Infrared LEDs for camera systems
Design How-To  
9/7/2012   1 comment
This article explains that powerful infrared LEDs, or IRED, facilitate compact illumination units for video and CCTV systems on infrared basis. They reduce the cost for packages, optics, reflectors and production.
High-performance gyros to reach $1.66B in 2017, says Yole
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9/7/2012   Post a comment
The market for high-performance gyroscopes will capture growth opportunities and increase at a 4.3-percent annual rate, to $1.66 billion in 2017, according to market research firm Yole Développement (Lyon, France).
Sharp mortgages factories to keep going
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9/6/2012   5 comments
Japan's troubled Sharp Corp. has mortgaged nearly all of its domestic factories and offices, including one making liquid crystal displays for Apple products, to secure loans, according to a Reuters report.
Product slideshow: iWatt claims lower BOM with Flickerless LED drivers
Product How-To  
9/3/2012   6 comments
In this slideshow, iWatt introduces the iW3616 (12W) and iW3617 (25W) LED driver ICs based on the company’s third-generation digital AC/DC SSL LED driver platform.


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