Updated: Intel CTO surveys tech future News & Analysis 8/21/2008 Post a comment Intel Corp. is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2008, and Intel CTO Justin Rattner devoted his keynote address at its developer forum to "what the next 40 years of technology might look like."
Photoelectric analogue sensors Product News 8/20/2008 Post a comment The Contrinex photoelectric analogue sensors in size 30x30x15mm are characterized by their large sensing range from 10 to 100mm, excellent temperature stability between -25°C and +55°C, and outstanding repeat accuracy.
Current sensing chip resistor features a low absolute TCR Product News 8/19/2008 Post a comment Vishay has introduced the VCS1625Z ultra-high-precision Z-Foil surface-mount current sensing chip resistor that provides an industrial-grade absolute TCR of ±0.05ppm/°C from 0°C to +60°C and ±0.2ppm/°C from -55°C to +125°C, +25°C ref., a power coefficient of ±5ppm at rated power, and a tolerance of ±0.2%.
Vishay : Surface-mount resistor has military-grade absolute TCR Product News 8/19/2008 Post a comment In a 0603 chip size, Vishay Intertechnology's VSMP0603 ultra-high-precision Bulk Metal Z-Foil (BMZF) wraparound surface-mount resistor offers a military-grade absolute TCR of ±0.2 ppm/°C from -55°C to +125 °C, +25 °C ref., a tolerance of ±0.01 percent, and an almost immeasurable 1-ns rise time without ringing.
Will memristors prove irresistible? Product News 8/18/2008 6 comments Memristors mark the fourth passive circuit element after resistors, capacitors and inductors, and have found a corporate champion in HP Labs which hopes to popularize the first killer application--resistive random-access memories.
VCO operates from 136 to 174 MHz Product News 8/15/2008 Post a comment Crystek has introduced the CVCO55FL-0136-0174 voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) that operates from 136 MHz to 174 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.5 V to 4.5 V.
Feedback to driver's soles News & Analysis 8/13/2008 Post a comment Automotive tier one Continental AG has developed an accelerator pedal that can give the driver a feedback on current traffic situations. For input signals, the device can be coupled to a range of different sensors.
Energy harvesting module powers wireless sensors Product News 8/8/2008 Post a comment AdaptivEnergy LLC has introduced its Joule-Thief vibration energy harvesting module that is capable of harvesting usable energy at vibration amplitudes that are below the threshold of human perception to power electronics devices.
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