Surface-mount inductors target VRM circuits Product News 7/25/2006 Post a comment The Coiltronics high-current HC9 surface-mount inductors from Cooper Bussmann Electronics Technologies are designed for VRM circuits that are used in higher speed switch-mode applications that require lower inductance, low voltage and high current.
Kyocera acquires crystal supplier News & Analysis 7/19/2006 Post a comment Kyocera Kinseki
Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Kyocera Corp., has decided to acquire Hertz Technology Inc., a supplier of crystal devices including tuning fork crystals, in a stock transaction.
Chip resistors target high-voltage apps Product News 7/10/2006 Post a comment ROHM's KTR series thickfilm chip resistors deliver more than double the voltage resistance than conventional products thanks to the company's proprietary structure and trimming process, eliminating the need for multiple resistors in high-voltage circuits.
SLC capacitors exhibit high dielectric constant Product News 7/7/2006 Post a comment AVX expands its family of proprietary high k, intergranular barrier layer dielectric systems with the introduction of the Ultra Maxi series that claims a record high dielectric constant at 60,000 with X7R characteristics.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros & 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? Is the technology advancing faster than we can answer the questions it poses?
Panelists: Chad Sweet, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm; Yannick Levy, VP Corporate Business Development, Parrot; Jim Williams, ex-FAA drone chief; Michael Drobac, Exec. Director, Small UAV Coalition; Moderator: Junko Yoshida, Chief Int'l Correspondent, EE Times