Self-retaining, T-1 LED mounting spacers designed to assure uniform and perpendicular LED positioning while reducing assembly costs are available from Keystone Electronics Corp. (Astoria, NY). The spacers...

Products: Lighting
Flexible LED Backlight

Lumex (Palatine, IL) introduces QuantumBrite flexible LED backlight technology. Customizable in any shape, size, and color, QuantumBrite flexible LED backlights are up to 88% thinner and can cost up to 80% less than...

Endicott Research Group, Inc. (ERG) (Endicott, NY) has updated its online LCD-LED Driver Cross- Reference Guide. The online guide has datasheets on over 200 drivers supporting more than 150 OEM panels. It...

At 6mm thick, the stacked flat type light guide panel from DynaScan Technology (Taipei, Taiwan) is an assembly of simple flat light guides, without any curvature or wedge angle, allowing over 90% light...

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Automated Design Analysis software

DfR Solutions (College Park, MD) has launched Sherlock automated design analysis software for analyzing, grading, and certifying the expected reliability of products at the circuit card assembly level. The software's intuitive commands and ease of use enable usage among a broad range of engineers and managers,...

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RTL Exploration Solution

Synopsys, Inc. (Mountain View, CA) has introduced DC Explorer, the latest addition to the Galaxy™ Implementation platform, to speed up development of high-quality design data. DC Explorer delivers 5X faster runtime and 10 percent timing and area correlation to DC Ultra™ RTL Synthesis. It also tolerates incomplete...

With a performance boost in Version 3.0 of SystemDesk, dSPACE (Wixom, MI) has optimized its AUTOSAR modeling and simulation environment for use in production projects. SystemDesk's enhanced performance...

Remcom (State College, PA) announces an updated version of its electromagnetic simulation software, XFdtd Release 7 (XF7), which includes several geometric modeling additions and new performance...

News: Electronics & Computers
Testing Smart Energy-Management Systems

In the SmartEnergyLab, scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE in Freiburg, Germany are investigating how to network various electrical household appliances and operate...

News: Green Design & Manufacturing
Green Engineering Grant

Today, National Instruments announced its 2011 Green Engineering Grant program for the rapid design, prototyping, and commercialization of new green technology. The grant will provide access to up to $25,000...

Harvard graduate student Wonyoung Kim has developed and demonstrated a new device with the potential to reduce the power usage of modern processing chips. The advance could...

With the first observation of thermoelectric effects at graphene contacts, University of Illinois researchers - led by mechanical science and engineering professor William King and electrical...

INSIDER Product: Photonics/Optics
Optical Receiver for Laser Pulse Measurement

The new optical receiver iC212 from iC-Haus (Bodenheim, Germany) is the first of its kind that operates throughout a wide input frequency range of DC up to 1.4 GHz, combined with a wide spectral...

INSIDER Product: Photonics/Optics
PDL Source/Emulator

The PDLPro (PDLE-101) PDL Source/Emulator from General Photonics (Chino, CA) aids in testing to ensure that high speed fiber optic transceivers and coherent detection systems meet their stringent PDL tolerance...

INSIDER Product: Photonics/Optics
C-Mount lenses

Schneider (Van Nuys, CA) C-mount 2/3” (11mm image circle) lenses are designed for aerospace, military, and other high performance imaging. These compact precision primes are optically corrected and broadband coated for the...

INSIDER Product: Photonics/Optics
Linear Motor Tables

The Dover (Westborough, MA) MMG Mini-Mag line of precision linear motor tables are now available in aluminum-based versions with an optional single phase motor to reduce controller complexity, system footprint and cost....

INSIDER Product: Photonics/Optics
UV Fluorescent Conformal Coating

Specialty Coating Systems (Indianapolis, IN) has introduced a new technology, SCS Parylene C-UVF™, a coating that fluoresces under a specific spectrum of UV light, enabling customers to identify and verify...

Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands have developed a replacement for indium tin oxide (ITO), an important material used in displays for products such as...

Products: Energy
Photovoltaic System ICs

National Semiconductor Corp. (Santa Clara, CA) introduced new SolarMagicTM integrated circuits (ICs) to reduce cost, improve reliability, and simplify design of photovoltaic (PV) systems. Ranging from a full-bridge...

Products: Energy
Dual Ideal Diode

Linear Technology Corporation (Milpitas, CA) introduces the LTC4227, a compact, dual ideal diode with Hot Swap™ controller that provides PowerPath™ and inrush current control for redundant supplies operating from 2.9V to 18V. The LTC4227 regulates the forward voltage drop across two external N-channel MOSFETs to ensure...

A grid-tied photovoltaic (PV) power system is connected directly to the utility distribution grid. Facility power can be obtained from the utility system as normal. The PV system is synchronized with the...

Products: Lighting
Power Factor Correction ICs

International Rectifier (El Segundo, CA) has introduced the IR115x family of µPFC™ power factor correction (PFC) ICs for a wide variety of AC-DC applications including lighting, LCD/PDP TV and game console Switch Mode Power Supplies (SMPS), fans, air conditioners, and uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) ranging...

Engineers have one very keen sense in life, and that is to ferret out usefulness from perceived buzz. Trained as such, unless we are reading the weather report, the word “cloud” sends...

Application Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
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This miniature or micro-sized semi-conductor sensor design provides direct, nonintrusive measurement of skin friction or wall shear stress in fluid flow situations in a...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Amperometric Solid Electrolyte Oxygen Microsensors With Easy Batch Fabrication

There is a great need for oxygen microsensors for aerospace and commercial applications. Current bulk or thick-film solid electrolyte oxygen sensors have the disadvantages of being large in size, high in power consumption, difficult to batch-fabricate, and high in...

A compact and portable target assembly (Fig. 1) has been developed to measure the boresite alignment of LRO’s Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter (LOLA) instrument at the spacecraft...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Virtual Sensor Test Instrumentation

Virtual Sensor Test Instrumentation is based on the concept of smart sensor technology for testing with intelligence needed to perform sell-diagnosis of health, and to participate in a hierarchy of health determination at sensor, process, and system levels. A virtual sensor test instrumentation consists of...

A proposed integrated circuit would translate (1) a pair of input signals having a low differential potential and a possibly high common-mode potential into (2) a pair of output signals...

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