Control/monitoring solutions reduce energy costs in older plants Product News 9/25/2008 Post a comment Cypress Envirosystems has introduced a family of control and monitoring solutions designed to help older buildings and manufacturing sites cut energy costs and boost productivity. These products upgrade pneumatic thermostats, manual steam trap monitoring and dial gauges in minutes, providing payback in less than one year.
On yer bike! Blog 9/24/2008 Post a comment Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. has developed Murata Girl, a unicycle-riding robot which uses gyro sensors, Bluetooth and ultra sound to stay upright and move around.
National unveils online design tool for sensor signal paths Product News 9/22/2008 Post a comment Claiming the industry's first sensor signal path design tool, National Semiconductor's WEBENCH Sensor Designer enables engineers to quickly move from concept to simulation to prototyping of common sensor solutions used in medical, industrial and high-end consumer products.
Sensor configuration made simple Product News 9/22/2008 Post a comment National Semiconductor has extended its range of WEBENCH online design tools to include Sensor Designer, a tool that facilitates the configuration of sensor signal paths for medical, industrial and high-end consumer applications among others.
White LEDs deliver high optical power Product News 9/19/2008 Post a comment Vishay has claimed the industry's first high-intensity white power SMD LEDs in CLCC-6 ceramic packages to offer InGaN/TAG on sapphire technology for high optical power from 2240 mcd to 5600 mcd.
Group pushes Internet Protocol for sensor nets Product News 9/16/2008 Post a comment Proponents of Internet Protocol for sensors networks have formed the IP for Smart Objects Alliance which already has kicked off work on setting an interoperability standard for running IPv6 on nets based on the IEEE 802.15.4 standard.
Premier Farnell profits up, outlook mixed News & Analysis 9/11/2008 Post a comment Electronic components distributor Premier Farnell (Leeds, England) posted a 15 percent increase in first-half profits and said its Internet-based focus on higher-margin markets would lead to progress in the second half.
austriamicrosystems launches process design kit, encoder ICs Product News 9/11/2008 Post a comment austriamicrosystems AG announced it has launched an analog/mixed signal high performance process design kit for its 0.35 µm CMOS, high-voltage CMOS and SiGe-BiCMOS technologies. In parallel, the Austria-based company expanded its magnetic sensor product portfolio with two linear Hall sensor ICs.
VCO delivers extremely low phase noise News & Analysis 9/5/2008 Post a comment Ideal for low phase noise applications such as in satellite communication, the ZRO0743B2LF from Z-Communications is a coaxial resonator based VCO in the UHF-band, that is RoHS compliant.
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.