Choosing the best option for overcurrent circuit protection

Kent Hou looks at the options for protecting against overcurrents in designing electronics

Initiatives boost development in flexible electronics

Strategic partnerships between material suppliers, original equipment manufacturers and research institutes to accelerate technology development

New family of wireless single board computers

Rabbit SBCs provide easy path for embedded developers to create wireless control products or wireless gateways

Software reads up to 128 codes in a single field of view

Cognex DataMan ID readers are available fixed-mount and handheld models for reading printed 1D and 2D barcodes and DPM codes

LEDs offer rare ray of hope during electronics downturn

LEDs are expected to enjoy a revenue increase of 2.9 per cent in 2009, following 10.8 per cent growth in 2008

Laser-based security system for extreme weather conditions

Effective nighttime security is a critical deterrent to crime and terrorist activity around the world

High-performance sealing withstands heat stresses of plasma display panels

Display screen manufacturers are constantly on the look out for innovative products. High-performance sealing can help maintain market dominance

Touchscreen HMIs gain soft-PLC funcationality

Lenze's EL100 touchscreen HMIs are now offered with an optional cost-effective soft-PLC, with the programming software included in the price

Easier recycling of electronic waste

A team of researchers reports that it has found a way to use multispectral artificial vision systems to identify different metals in electronic waste

Reduce current transducer size by 30 per cent

Transducers suitable for variable speed drives, UPS, air conditioning, home appliances, solar inverters and also precision systems such as servo drives

Increasing the processing of music data

NEC Electronics introduces new system-on-a-chip for car audio systems

High- and low-density serial EEPROM devices in standard small-outline packages

Wafer-Level Chip Scale Package EEPROMs address industry need for smaller devices, says Microchip

Development kit simplifies use of reconfigurable I/O hardware

National Instruments' new cRIO-9951 Module Development Kit simplifies the process when designing custom Compactrio and Single-Board RIO applications

Sunlight-readable touchscreen display is ultra-tough

Stealth's new Model TT-840 touchscreen LCD display is sealed to IP68, operates in temperatures from -20 to +40 degrees C, and withstands shocks and vibration

Platform for efficient embedded Ethernet and fieldbus development

Benchmarking and testing of Ethernet applications can be executed easily, says Hitex

Microcontroller integrates control law accelerator

Texas Instruments has added a programmable accelerator for control law algorithms to its low power Piccolo microcontrollers to improve performance

Digital video for automotive infotainment and driver-assistance applications

Multi-step collaboration between Altera and National Semiconductor to build automotive video

Han-Modular connector gains Gigabit Ethernet capability

A new module from Harting enables users to incorporate Gigabit Ethernet within a Han-Modular industrial connector

High speed, low power comparators

Fast 45ns family of comparators provide rail-to-rail I/O with push/pull open-drain output

VGA TFT display benefits from LED backlighting

New from Hitachi is the TX17D01VM2CAA high-performance 6.5inch VGA TFT display with a long-life, energy-efficient white LED backlight



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