Products: Lighting

Power Integrations (San Jose, CA) recently introduced the RDR-347, an LED-downlight reference design. The new circuit demonstrates the capabilities of the recently launched LYTSwitch™ IC family, which offers...

Products: Lighting

Larson Electronics (Kemp, TX) has announced the release of a high power LED light bar designed to provide blue or white light output.

Products: Lighting

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited (AOS) (Sunnyvale, CA) has released the AOZ1948, a single channel buck LED controller that features LED dimming resolution with full linearity from 100% to 1%. The device is able to...

Products: Lighting

Green Watt Power, a division of Calex Mfg. Co. (Concord, CA), recently introduced the GLV-24-150, a constant voltage LED power supply with a universal AC input range, 100 - 277 VAC. The GLV-24-150 has an...

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Lora Koenig, Glaciologist, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD

Dr. Lora Koenig, an expert in remote sensing of ice sheets and snow, provided scientific input for the design of the Goddard Remotely Operated Vehicle for Exploration and Research, or GROVER. The autonomous vehicle will rove through Summit, Greenland and monitor how much...

Products

Silicon Designs, Kirkland, WA, has announced the Model 3330 G-Logger USB-powered portable data acquisition system with FFT analysis. The three-channel unit is designed to optimize the low-noise...

News
Carbon-Capture System Upgrades Existing Power Plants

Many researchers around the world are seeking ways to “scrub” carbon dioxide from the emissions of fossil-fuel power plants, as a way of curbing the gas that is considered most responsible for global climate change. Most such systems, however, rely on complex plumbing to divert the steam...

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Algorithm Detects Pulse from Head Motions

Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have developed a new algorithm that can accurately measure the heart rates of people depicted in ordinary digital video by analyzing imperceptibly small head movements that accompany the rush of blood caused by the heart’s...

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Laser Reveals Chemical Composition of Objects

A new laser shows what objects are made of and could help military aircraft identify hidden dangers such as weapons arsenals far below.

The system, which is made of off-the-shelf telecommunications technology, emits a broadband beam of infrared light. While most lasers emit light of one...

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Earlier this year, Mouser Electronics pulled off a marketing/branding coup. They won the Indy 500, arguably the biggest, most famous automobile race in the world.

As an official partner of driver Tony Kanaan’s KV...

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Researchers Print Tiny Batteries

3D printing can now be used to print lithium-ion microbatteries the size of a grain of sand. The printed microbatteries could supply electricity to tiny devices in fields from medicine to communications, including many that have lingered on lab benches for lack of a battery small enough to fit the device, yet...

Question of the Week
Do lightning surge problems cause equipment reliability issues in mission critical applications such as data centers, hospitals, banks, and telecommunications infrastructure?

In 2013, Littelfuse is taking engineers behind the scenes at NASA for a truly unique Exploration & Discovery experience. Speed2Design TechTalk events will be hosted...

Question of the Week
Will the Touchscreen Replace the Keyboard?

A recent Gartner report suggests that by 2015, half of all computers purchased for children will implement touchscreens rather than the traditional keyboard. Despite their growing popularity, however, touchscreens have some drawbacks with users. Many who need to type, for example, prefer the feel of...

News: Nanotechnology
Army Uses Carbon Nanotubes to Improve Helicopter Rotor Blade Performance

A new study by Army researchers looks at inserting carbon nanotubes into the structural design of helicopter rotor blades to improve performance. The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's research laboratory hopes this approach could lead to the design...

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Tiny Airplanes Could be the Next Hurricane Hunters

Tiny unmanned craft — some fly, others dart under the waves — are being developed at the University of Florida. They can spy on hurricanes at close range without getting blown willy-nilly, while sensors onboard collect and send in real time the data scientists need to predict the intensity...

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Robot Runs Like a Cat

Thanks to its legs, whose design faithfully reproduces feline morphology, EPFL’s four-legged “cheetah-cub robot” has the same advantages as its model: It is small, light and fast. Still in its experimental stage, the robot will serve as a platform for research in locomotion and biomechanics.

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Researchers Develop Microfluidic Test-Bed for Solar Systems

Solar technologies must convert solar energy into electrochemical energy efficiently and on a massive scale. A key to meeting this challenge may lie in the ability to test such energy conversion schemes on the micro-scale.

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Researchers Print Artificial Bone

While researchers have come up with hierarchical structures in the design of new materials, going from a computer model to the production of physical artifacts has been a persistent challenge. Hierarchical structures that give natural composites their strength are self-assembled through electrochemical...

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Array Measures Vibrations Across Skin

In the near future, a buzz in your belt or a pulse from your jacket may give you instructions on how to navigate your surroundings. Think of it as tactile Morse code: vibrations from a wearable, GPS-linked device that tell you to turn right or left, or stop, depending on the pattern of pulses you feel. Such...

Question of the Week
Will Users Adopt 3D TV?

ESPN, which in 2010 announced that it would offer sporting events like World Cup soccer and the NCAA national championship football game in 3-D, now says it will stop doing so this year. Now that the sports giant, one of 3-D TV's initial champions, is abandoning the format, many are wondering if the 3D experiment is...

News
Firefighting Robotic Scout Creates 3D Thermal Map for Rescuers

University of California, San Diego engineers have developed new image processing techniques for rapid exploration and characterization of fires by small, Segway-like robotic vehicles.

News
New Machine-Learning Algorithm Outperforms Its Predecessors.

Reinforcement learning is a technique common in computer science in which a computer system learns how best to solve some problem through trial-and- error. Classic applications of reinforcement learning involve problems as diverse as robot navigation, network administration and...

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Scientists Achieve Spintronics Breakthrough

In research that is helping to lay the groundwork for the electronics of the future, University of Delaware scientists have confirmed the presence of a magnetic field generated by electrons which scientists had theorized existed, but that had never been proven until now. The recent findings expand the...

News
Research Shows How Turbulence Occurs Without Inertia

Anyone who has flown in an airplane knows about turbulence, or when the flow of a fluid — in this case, the flow of air over the wings — becomes chaotic and unstable. For more than a century, the field of fluid mechanics has posited that turbulence scales with inertia, and so massive...

Blog
Cyber-War – Have I Been Attacked?

Today we are pleased to have a guest blog on embedded device security from Alan Grau, president of Icon Labs.

In July of 2011, Bloomberg Business Week’s cover story was ”Cyber Weapons: The New Arms Race.” Media reports of cyber-attacks by China on military targets and military contractors are...

News
Pumped Hydroelectric Plant Stores Power on the Seabed

Norwegian research scientists will contribute to realizing the concept of storing electricity at the bottom of the sea. The energy will be stored with the help of high water pressure. The idea of an underwater pumped hydroelectric power plant may sound like Jules Verne fiction, but then it...

Products

Oriel(R) Instruments (Stratford, CT) has introduced the new fully integrated TLS Series Tunable Light Source. The system delivers up to 0.6 nm resolution of monochromatic light in a broad tunable spectral range from 250...

Products

Electro-Optical Products Corp. (New York, NY)has introduced the Model CH-62 Optical Chopper/Shutter, a low cost variable low frequency device (DC to 25Hz) that consists of a blade mounted on a motor with a limited...

Products

TRUMPF Inc. (Farmington, CT) has introduced the next generation of TruDiode lasers. The two newest additions to TRUMPF’s diode laser product line are the TruDiode 151, a 150 watt fiber-coupled laser and the TruDiode 301 which...

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