Recent Articles

February 9, 2015 1:08 pm
Larisa Miles, Newark element14
Like any evolving technology, in recent years the electronic components industry has seen a shift toward passive components that are smaller, more reliable and more powerful. Distributors and manufacturers alike are investing heavily in the development of these features, and we ...
February 9, 2015 12:57 pm
Joshua Israelsohn, Director, JAS Technical Media
Smart meters are physically located on the periphery of smart grids but, from a data perspective, they are at the heart of data-driven electric-energy distribution systems. Indeed, at a time when computational resources are small, cheap, readily available, and easily deployed, smartness isn’t really ...
February 9, 2015 12:41 pm
Anshul Jain, Broad Market and Worldwide Applications Manager, Texas Instruments DLP Products
Micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) display technology, renowned for its excellent image quality, is used in more than 80 percent of the world’s digital cinemas. Recent innovations in size, efficiency and brightness now enable this same proven technology to be incorporated into ...
February 9, 2015 10:44 am
Steve Sheard, ON Semiconductor
The specifying of touch switches as an alternative to conventional electro-mechanical devices, such as pushbuttons, toggles or membrane switches, is now becoming increasingly commonplace in a broad spectrum of modern system designs within domestic, office, medical, and industrial ...
February 4, 2015 4:37 pm
Rick Ho, North America Regional Marketing Manager, Dow Corning
Outdoor LED displays represent a global market that is on track to more than double by 2020, from $5 billion in 2015 to $12 billion, according to Transparency Market Research. The prevailing technology is based on through-hole technology (THT) LED modules, but demand ...
February 3, 2015 4:41 pm
Julian Thomas, Engineering Director, TT Electronics Power & Hybrid
Civil aircraft that are quieter and more economical will deliver benefits for operators, travellers, communities on the ground, and the environment. Technology advancements hold the key to progress, according to initiatives such as Europe’s Clean Sky joint undertaking. Improvements being ...
February 3, 2015 1:32 pm
Suhail Zain, Director of New Product Development and Strategic Marketing for Aerospace & Defense, Cypress Semiconductor Corp.
With their well-defined architecture and deterministic processing, DSPs accelerate the performance of a wide range of military and defense applications, including radar, software defined radio (SDRs), aircraft imaging, and target detection systems. By removing ...
February 3, 2015 10:14 am
Bharat Rawal and Ron Demcko, AVX Corp
Aircraft electric power characteristics are critical in present-day designs. Design engineers of system blocks, ranging from central processing units to control surface actuators/motors, are increasingly concerned with voltage holdup and quality during transition times between ...
February 3, 2015 10:01 am
ECN Staff
Would you trust an autonomous car? Would you trust its extra pair of eyes identifying the objects all around, in all circumstances — including pitch-black night, heavy rain or deep fog? Would you trust your car to adapt its speed and to change lanes according to the ...
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