Application Briefs: Lighting

Hoffman Performance Lighting has introduced the firstever PAR64 LED Landing Light, a drop-in replacement for existing Q4559 and Q4559X quartz halogen lamps. The ruggedized PAR64 can be...

Products: Lighting

Everlight Electronics (Carrollton, TX) has introduced a new highly efficient white mid-power LED series 62-227B (0.4W) and 62-217B (0.5W). These top view LEDs (5630 package) provide high efficacy, high CRI (min. 80 or min. 75),...

Products: Lighting

Power Integrations (San Jose, CA) recently announced two new reference designs describing high-efficiency, non-isolated, high-power-factor (PF) LED drivers for T8 tubes. The designs feature low component count...

Products: Lighting

Universal’s (Nashville, TN) new family of Signa® LED chains makes it simple to design signage with high lumens, consistent color, superior reliability, and an installer-friendly module fastening system. Offering high-efficiency...

Products: Lighting

EnvironmentalLights.com (San Diego, CA) recently launched a new family of individually addressable RGB LED pixel lighting called Pixel- Pro LED lighting that combines the ability to produce millions of colors with...

Products: Lighting

Aimtec (Vaudreuil-Dorion, Canada) recently introduced its AMEPR30D-5070AZ-220 AC/DC LED driver with triac dimming. Available in constant output currents ranging from 0.2 to 2.0A, the AMEPR10D-AZ (10 watt),...

Products: Lighting

Green Watt Power (Concord, CA), a division of Calex Mfg. Co., has announced CSA/UL agency approvals on the Green Watt Power offering of LED Constant Current power supplies. The GLC Series offers solutions from 18 Watts to...

Products: Lighting

N2Power (Simi Valley, CA) a division of Qualstar Corporation, has announced constant current versions of its 375W AC-DC power supply dubbed XL375LED. The new units are designed to drive strings of LEDs in...

Products: Lighting

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (Dallas, TX) recently introduced a 1.5A constant current DC/DC buck converter with a combination of frequency synchronization, pulsewidth modulation (PWM) dimming and thermal...

Products: Lighting

iWatt (Campbell, CA) has launched its iW3616 (12W) and iW3617 (25W) LED driver ICs based on the company’s thirdgeneration digital AC/DC SSL (solid state lighting) LED driver platform. The drivers are designed for...

Products: Lighting

O2Micro International Limited (Santa Clara, CA) recently extended the company's Free Dimming™ technology and lighting product portfolio with the introduction of the OZ8024 and OZ8024R LED Driver Controllers....

Products: Lighting

Planar lighting pioneer Oree (Ramat Gan, Israel)recently unveiled the LightCell™ Plus to give lighting fixture manufacturers more options for developing innovative LED-based planar light fixtures. LightCell Plus is...

Products: Lighting

Master Bond UV15 (Hackensack, NJ) is widely used for a variety of bonding, coating and sealing applications in the optical, electronic and optoelectronic industries. This epoxy based UV curable system is 100%...

Products: Lighting

ON Semiconductor (Phoenix, AZ) has introduced the new NSIC20xx series of linear constant current regulators (CCR) designed for use in solid state lighting systems. The new NSIC20XX series of CCRs offer a maximum...

Products: Lighting

Thomas Research Products (Hyntley, IL) has introduced a new step-dimming module that offers easy bi-level dimming control for LED luminaires. The SD1 device works with two standard wall switches to allow bi-level...

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Bob Reisse, ALHAT Project Manager, Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA.

Bob Reisse coordinates the design and testing of ALHAT (Autonomous Landing Hazard Avoidance Technology) sensors. In December, ALHAT instruments were melded to HUEY helicopters, which used sensors and an integrated computer system to provide guidance and assist pilots....

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Bob Reisse, ALHAT Project Manager, Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA.

Bob Reisse coordinates the design and testing of ALHAT (Autonomous Landing Hazard Avoidance Technology) sensors. In December, ALHAT instruments were melded to HUEY helicopters, which used sensors and an integrated computer system to provide guidance and assist pilots....

News
Researchers Develop Robotic Bat Wing

Researchers at Brown University have developed a robotic bat wing that provides valuable new information about dynamics of flapping flight in real bats. The robot, which mimics the wing shape and motion of the lesser dog-faced fruit bat, is designed to flap while attached to a force transducer in a wind...

Question of the Week
Will Telepresence Robots Become Commonplace over the Next Decade?

Last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared iRobot's RP-VITA telepresence robot for operation in hospitals. Controlled by an iPad interface, the RP-VITA allows doctors to virtually "visit" patients and staff remotely. Similarly, it was reported this month that a...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

A research group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed a relatively simple, fast and effective method of depositing uniform, ultrathin layers...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

There’s hardly a moment in modern life that doesn’t involve electronic devices, whether they’re guiding you to a destination by GPS or deciding which incoming messages merit a beep, ring, or...

INSIDER Product: Electronics & Computers

Green Watt Power, a division of Calex Mfg. Co., Inc. (Concord, CA) has announced the 450 Watt EVD-89-S-450-G3201 DC/DC converter. The EVD is a ruggedized DC/DC converter suitable for electric vehicle, marine, industrial and...

INSIDER Product: Electronics & Computers

Ultra low power (ULP) RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor ASA (Oslo, Norway) has announced the availability of a lower cost variant of its nRF51822 Bluetooth® low energy and proprietary 2.4GHz SoC (System-on-Chip) that will...

INSIDER Product: Electronics & Computers

WinSystems (Arlington, TX) has introduced their PCM-CAN-2-ISO, a PC/104- compliant, dual channel, isolated Controller Area Network (CAN) module with Windows and Linux drivers available. The board employs high-speed isolated...

INSIDER Product: Electronics & Computers

Emerson Network Power (Tempe, AZ) has announced a performance breakthrough for adding voice and video to network server applications. Where a typical commercial Host Media Processing solution is limited to 2000...

News
New NASA Space Telescope Optics Offer Look at Distant Planets

New NASA technology offers a look at distant planets that not only are the right size and traveling in the temperate habitable zone of their host star, but also show signs of potential life, such as atmospheric oxygen and liquid water.

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Researchers Use Combustible Gases to Power Leaping Robots

Using small explosions produced by a mix of methane and oxygen, researchers at Harvard have designed a soft robot that can leap as much as a foot in the air. The ability to jump could one day prove critical in allowing the robots to avoid obstacles during search and rescue operations.

Question of the Week
As the Fitness Technology Market Expands, Will You Use New Personal Fitness/Health Devices?

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) announced that this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas had 25 percent more booths related to digital health and fitness technology compared to the previous year's event. Showcased products...

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Ice Detector Warns Drivers of Slippery Roads

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed an automatic slipperiness detection system for cars that helps drivers avoid accidents in slippery road conditions. Thanks to the system, vehicles are warned in advance of a road’s actual slipperiness. If the road becomes slippery, other...

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