Ohmite : Current sense resistors have 1 percent tolerance Product News 3/30/2009 Post a comment Using metal resistive elements made from Nickel-Chromium or Cupron (Manganin-Copper) the MCS Series of SMD flip chip resistors from Ohmite have a very low TCR of <50 ppm/°C over the range of current sense values which are popular in portable, battery operated equipment and power supplies.
Watch out Heidi Klum, here comes the HRP-4C! Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 3/27/2009 Post a comment A very interesting development in the world of robotics as the HRP-4C fashion model is introduced to the world at Tokyo's Fashion Week. This modern marvel of sensors, motors, and controllers, responds to voice commands, walks, talks, and even has motors controlling facial expressions. But is the research and development effort worthwhile?
Mobile operators seal, extend network sharing deals News & Analysis 3/23/2009 Post a comment In a wide-ranging cost cutting deal that will have major implications for their equipment suppliers, and further down the chain for many component suppliers, Vodafone and Telefonica have confirmed they will pool their mobile networks in the U.K and said that the deal covers several other European countries.
The AspireRfid Project Design How-To 3/16/2009 Post a comment RFID middleware is gradually becoming a cornerstone for non-trivial RFID deployments. John K. Soldatos and Didier Donsez provide insight into why this is true in complex heterogeneous environments comprising multiple readers, applications instances, legacy ICT systems, as well as sophisticated business processes and semantics.
Analyst: Top chip suppliers are underperforming News & Analysis 3/11/2009 Post a comment Almost all of the semiconductor industry's top 25 companies not only saw sales declines last year—they also underperformed the overall chip industry for the year, according to researchers at iSuppli (El Segndo, Calif.)
Tire pressure monitors to reduce CO2 emissons News & Analysis 3/10/2009 2 comments The European Parliament Tuesday (March 10) passed a proposal that will make tire pressure sensors for new cars mandatory. The industry is prepared to offer the technology required but new developments enhance the scope of options.
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.