Ultra-thin power inductors target mobile devices Product News 10/27/2006 Post a comment Total Frequency Control's BRI series of power inductors features a magnetically shielded construction with an overall height of 1 mm, making them suitable for a new generation of mobile phones and other miniature electronic devices.
Researchers find magnetic polymer News & Analysis 10/23/2006 Post a comment ; Researchers from Forschungszentrum Rossendorf discovered a polymer with the ability to show magnetic properties. While the effect is restricted to very low temperatures for the time being, it could be the basis for future magnetic polymers.
Inductor packs high performance in small package Product News 10/10/2006 Post a comment Taiyo Yuden said its new 8-mm square NR8040T series of wirewound inductors offers 10 x 10-mm performance with a 36 percent smaller footprint. Achieving 3.4 amps at 10 microhenries, the power inductor series is said to offer the industry's highest rated current for its size.
Power semis market set for rebound News & Analysis 10/9/2006 Post a comment The power semiconductor market remained flat in 2005 at $11.3 billion following 2004's massive 25 percent expansion, but the mid- to long-term prospects for the sector are promising , driven by a myriad of consumer applications, according to market research group IMS.
Camera chip sensor enables thinner camera phones Product News 10/5/2006 Post a comment OmniVision Technologies has launched its sixth generation 1.3 megapixel CameraChip sensor that features a 2-micron pixel and 1/5-inch optical format. The OV9660 enables a 25 percent thinner camera module, making it a good fit for ultra-slim handset designs.
Chip resistor handles 2 watts in 2512 case size Product News 10/3/2006 Post a comment Stackpole Electronics has introduced a high-power, thickfilm chip resistor in a 2512 case size that is capable of handling 2 watts of power. The RHC series incorporate a unique design with specialized materials and processes that enables the resistors to run typically 30 degrees C cooler than standard 2512 chips.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and 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? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.