Lumileds LED arrays up to 6,000 lm
Electronics Weekly News, April 29, 2013
Lumileds has announced chip-on-board LED arrays up to 6,000 lm. Emphasising what is claims is the small size of the emissive areas, there are...
Carnegie Mellon research WorldKit to make anything a remote control
Electronics Weekly News, April 27, 2013
Lost the TV remote control again? Never mind - just create another one on the arm of your sofa with a swish of your hand. While you are at it, why not turn the top of your coffee table into a lighting controller, so you can dim your lamps while you kick back and watch a movie.
Only smart grid can rescue wasted solar in Canada
Electronics Weekly News, April 27, 2013
Incentives in Canada have resulted in so much solar energy that only a move to smart grid can use it all. So claims...
Ofgem guards against smart meter abuse
Electronics Weekly News, April 27, 2013
Ofgem has approved an industry code-of-practice designed to protect consumers during the smart meter roll-out. "With the roll-out of smart meters...
Microchip adds op amps to PIC microcontrollers
Electronics Weekly News, April 26, 2013
The PIC16F527 and PIC16F570 microcontrollers are designed with on-chip dual op amp module, 8-bit ADC and two comparators
MCU market goes 32-bit
Electronics Weekly News, April 26, 2013
In 2012, MCU unit shipments surged 16%, but total revenues declined 3% and ASPs plunged 17%, says IC Insights.
Top 20 MEMS foundries
Electronics Weekly News, April 26, 2013
In 2012, TSMC's MEMS foundry business enjoyed ~80% growth, achieved ~$42 million in sales and moved up to third place in Yole D?veloppement's annual MEMS foundry sector rankings.
Accurate voltage supervisor has wide temperature range
Electronics Weekly News, April 25, 2013
The device features a +/-0.5% voltage threshold accuracy at room temperature and +/-1.5% voltage threshold accuracy over the -40 deg C to +125 deg C temperature range
No substitute for a designer''s experience, says Altium
Electronics Weekly News, April 25, 2013
We must give engineers to draw on their experience when starting new designs, writes Robert Huxel
Digi-Key and Mouser accepting orders for Raspberry Pi rival
Electronics Weekly News, April 25, 2013
Distributors Digi-Key and Mouser are taking orders for "Raspberry Pi competitor" the BeagleBone Black $45 computer based around a 1GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor
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