Keyword: Vehicle drivers

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Application Briefs: Electronics & Computers

With high-profile data breaches making headlines regularly, organizations are carefully evaluating their options for protecting mobile data. For years, software full disk encryption, (FDE),...

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Application Briefs: Imaging
MEMS-based deformable mirrors
Boston Micromachines Corp.
Cambridge, MA
617-868-4178
www.bostonmicromachines.com

Boston Micromachines has been selected...

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Briefs: Energy

Light Emitting Diode (LED) driver ICs associated with specific (uniquely operated) switching power supplies that optimize performance for High...

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Products: Lighting

Alpha & Omega Semiconductor, Sunnyvale, CA, has expanded its EZBoost™ family with a white LED backlight driver, the AOZ1950. The AOZ1950 provides backlighting solutions for portable devices using medium-sized...

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Briefs: Lighting
SynDiTec Inc.,
San Jose, CA

This project developed new light emitting diode (LED) driver ICs associated with specific (uniquely operated)...

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Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

This actuator design allows the extension and contraction of turnbuckle assemblies. It can be operated manually or remotely, and is extremely compact. It is ideal for turnbuckles that are hard to reach by...

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Articles: Electronics & Computers

The trick to exploiting the ultra lowpower characteristics of microcontrollers with 100 nA sleep mode power consumption is to keep them in sleep mode as much as possible. The problem is...

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Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Free-Space Optical Interconnect Employing VCSEL Diodes

Sensor signal processing is widely used on aircraft and spacecraft. The scheme employs multiple input/output nodes for data acquisition and CPU (central processing unit) nodes for data processing. To connect 110 nodes and CPU nodes, scalable interconnections such as backplanes are desired...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Free-Space Optical Interconnect Employing VCSEL Diodes

Sensor signal processing is widely used on aircraft and spacecraft. The scheme employs multiple input/output nodes for data acquisition and CPU (central processing unit) nodes for data processing. To connect 110 nodes and CPU nodes, scalable interconnections such as backplanes are desired...

Briefs: Software

A method of automated detection of negative obstacles (potholes, ditches, and the like) ahead of ground vehicles at night involves processing of imagery from thermal-infrared cameras...

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Articles: Electronics & Computers

Mobile devices are increasingly coming under attack from malicious applications. As more complex operating systems (OS), such as Symbian, Windows Mobile, and Linux are used in handsets,...

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Briefs: Electronics & Computers

The figure is a block diagram of a proposed system of portable illuminated signs, electronic monitoring equipment, and radio-communication equipment for preventing (or taking...

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Briefs: Electronics & Computers

A breadboard version of a transmitter for radio communication at a carrier frequency of 32 GHz (which is in the Ka band) utilizes a vector modulator operating at a carrier frequency...

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Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs

Power amplifiers comprising InP-based high-electron-mobility transistors (HEMTs) in coplanar-waveguide (CPW) circuits designed for operation at frequencies of hundreds of gigahertz,...

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Briefs: Electronics & Computers

A hand-held instrument that would include an ultrasonic camera has been proposed as an efficient means of reading matrix symbols. The proposed instrument could be operated without...

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Briefs: Electronics & Computers

The software of a commercially available digital radio receiver has been modified to make the receiver function as a two-channel low-noise phase meter. This phase meter is a prototype in the continuing...

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Briefs: Electronics & Computers

The figure is a simplified diagram of a relatively inexpensive controller for a DiCon VX (or equivalent) fiber-optic switch — an electromechanically actuated switch for optically connecting...

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Application Briefs: Imaging

The U.S. military has employed infrared vision technology for years. But it has only been the past several years that thermal imaging, or infrared, technology has been made commonly...

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Articles: Photonics/Optics

Optical scanners, or servo-controlled, limited-rotation motors with laser-beam steering mirrors, were first introduced 40 years ago by General Scanning. Since then, they have...

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Briefs: Information Technology

Practical Simulator Network (PSimNet) is a set of data communication protocols designed especially for use in handling messages between computers that are engaging cooperatively in...

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Briefs: Medical

The multipurpose, multiaxial, isokinetic dynamometer (MMID) is a computer-controlled system of exercise machinery that can serve as a means for quantitatively assessing a...

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Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Modular, Microprocessor-Controlled Flash Lighting System

A microprocessor- controlled lighting system generates brief, precisely timed, high- intensity flashes of light for scientific imaging at frame rates up to about 1 kHz. The system includes an array of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) that are driven in synchronism with an externally generated...

Briefs: Information Technology
LabVIEW Interface for PCI-SpaceWire Interface Card

This software provides a LabView interface to the NT drivers for the PCI-SpaceWire card, which is a peripheral component interface (PCI) bus interface that conforms to the IEEE-1355/ SpaceWire standard.

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Improvements of ModalMax High-Fidelity Piezoelectric Audio Device

ModalMax audio speakers have been enhanced by innovative means of tailoring the vibration response of thin piezoelectric plates to produce a high-fidelity audio response. The ModalMax audio speakers are 1 mm in thickness.

Briefs: Electronics & Computers

A high-efficiency power amplifier that operates in the S band (frequencies of the order of a few gigahertz) utilizes transistors operating under class-D bias and excitation conditions. Class-D...

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Briefs: Electronics & Computers

An advanced solid-state power amplifier that can generate an output power of as much as 17 W at a design operating frequency of 8.4 GHz has been designed and constructed as a smaller, lighter, less...

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Briefs: Electronics & Computers

Some prototype parts of a digital beam-forming (DBF) receiver that would operate at multigigahertz carrier frequencies have been developed. The beam-forming algorithm in a DBF...

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Briefs: Motion Control

A proposed inchworm actuator, to be designed and fabricated according to the principles of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), would effect linear motion characterized by steps as...

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Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Next-generation thermal load sensors, or combo sensors, optimize climate control and lighting in "intelligent automobiles," thereby enhancing the comfort and safety of drivers and passengers....

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