Cal Sensors rolls new lead salt infrared detectors and digital drive board Product News 1/25/2011 Post a comment Cal Sensors has launched two new families of lead salt infrared detectors as well as a new digital drive board. The new SCD (single channel detector) and MCD (multichannel detector) families provide industry-leading sensitivity and quality for a variety of infrared sensing applications. The new digital drive board optimizes detector performance and speeds product development processes.
Silicon Labs Si114x proximity sensor Product News 1/20/2011 1 comment These tiny, next-generation infrared and ambient light sensors enable advanced gesture control for touchless human interfaces in handsets, eReaders and netbooks.
Introduction to adaptive arrays, Part 2 of 2 Design How-To 1/16/2011 Post a comment SciTech publishing has recently released a new book, Introduction to Adaptive Arrays, 2nd Edition, by Robert A. Monzingo, Randy Haupt, Thomas W. Miller, which addresses the subject of adaptive array sensor systems.
Advanced HMI technologies enable integrated automotive center console design Design How-To 1/14/2011 3 comments Incorporation of a multifunction console control panel allows HMI designers greater flexibility in styling as well as greater control over uniform look and feel. Such a design also reduces tooling charges and increases reliability. Because of overall integration and a reduce set of controls, these designs also reduce the total cost of systems.
OmniVision OV10810 image senor Product News 1/11/2011 Post a comment Omnivision's 1/2.5-inch image sensor is designed to offer complete convergence between high-resolution still photography and full high-definition video.
Aptina AR0330 1080p60 video sensor Product News 1/11/2011 1 comment Aptina is sampling a 3-megapixel image sensor with an advanced 2.2-micron pixel that supports electronic image stabilization as well as all HD video modes.
Optical control of graphene supports sensors Research 1/11/2011 1 comment The team of scientists has published research showing how light can be used to control the electrical properties of graphene and is claiming the move marks progress in the development of graphene 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