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Designing a Better Street Luminaire Heatsink with Thermal Simulation

LED Technology

Designing a Better Street Luminaire Heatsink with Thermal Simulation

High temperatures can reduce an LED’s light output and cause a color shift and, at the same time, shorten the component’s useful effective life. Heat dissipation design is a key factor in the performance of power LEDs. lesen...

New Material allows for Ultra-Thin Solar Cells

Photovoltaic

New Material allows for Ultra-Thin Solar Cells

Scientists at the Vienna University of Technology have managed to combine two semiconductor materials, consisting of only three atomic layers each. This new structure holds great promise for a new kinds of solar cell. lesen...

Research alliance for the digital revolution

Digital Revolution

Research alliance for the digital revolution

Partners from industry and science are joining forces in a novel collaborative research alliance to address the future-oriented fields of automation and digitalization. lesen...

Tiny UWB modules for more secure connected devices

Wireless microsystems

Tiny UWB modules for more secure connected devices

The ALBIREO project was launched to develop miniaturized ultra-wideband (UWB) technologies for enabling precise positioning between connected devices. Location awareness offers enhanced security for applications such as building access and mobile payments. lesen...

Vision-correcting display makes reading glasses so yesterday

Display technology

Vision-correcting display makes reading glasses so yesterday

What if computer screens had glasses instead of the people staring at the monitors? That concept is not too far afield from technology being developed by UC Berkeley computer and vision scientists. lesen...

Rugged Digital HDR-CMOS Cameras for Automotive Applications

Digital camera module

Rugged Digital HDR-CMOS Cameras for Automotive Applications

The automotive camera module Blue Eagle with very light sensitive HDR-CMOS image sensors and excellent thermal and mechanical stability contains is based on INAP378TAQ APIX2 transmitter from INOVA Semiconductors. lesen...

LXI for Collider Signal Monitoring at CERN

Measurement Technology

LXI for Collider Signal Monitoring at CERN

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, known as CERN, has come to the forefront of public attention with the discovery of the Higgs boson. lesen...

Open standard for the smart homes of the future

Internet of Things

Open standard for the smart homes of the future

ABB, Bosch, Cisco, and LG aim to set up a consortium to provide a software platform for smart homes. The companies have now signed a memorandum of understanding to this effect. The plan is subject to approval by the antitrust authorities. lesen...

What should be considered in relay diagnosis

Relay applications note

What should be considered in relay diagnosis

In many relay applications, it is necessary to diagnose the switching status of the relay contacts. Electromechanical relays differ in their switching performance of semiconductors, which must be taken into account in particular with regard to the contact resistance and switching times of diagnostic routines. lesen...

A Crystal Wedding in the Nanocosmos

Semiconductor Research

A Crystal Wedding in the Nanocosmos

Researchers have succeeded in embedding nearly perfect semiconductor crystals into a silicon nanowire. With this new method of producing hybrid nanowires, very fast and multi-functional processing units can be accommodated on a single chip in the future. lesen...

History of the Dev Kit

Development kits

History of the Dev Kit

Development kits have shaped the technology-led world we know today. Originally a basis for prototyping products and applications, Development Kits are now being used to produce some of the world’s most innovative new technologies. lesen...

Vibration harvester power supply opens door to “fix-and-forget” sensor

Energy Harvesting

Vibration harvester power supply opens door to “fix-and-forget” sensor

OMRON and Holst Centre/imec have unveiled a prototype of an extremely compact vibrational energy harvesting DC power supply with highest efficiency. The prototype was demonstrated first at the TECHNO-FRONTIER 2014 exhibition. lesen...

A dialogue without words

Head-up displays

A dialogue without words

Since the head-up display (HUD) was launched on the market, it has gone from being an innovation to a technology for the mass market. It is not least thanks to its visible usefulness and improved technology that vehicle manufacturers are increasingly using it in mid-range vehicles as well. lesen...

Ultra-Low Jitter Crystal Oscillators

Oscillators

Ultra-Low Jitter Crystal Oscillators

The MX55/MX57 product line is an ultra-low jitter family of industry standard crystal oscillators (XO) designed to maximize performance in networking, storage, server, and telecommunications equipment. lesen...

Mutual- and self-capacitance methods plus high-touch sensitivity

Capacitive Touch Sensing

Mutual- and self-capacitance methods plus high-touch sensitivity

Renesas Electronics Europe announced development of innovative new intellectual property (IP) that implements industry-leading capacitive touch sensing technology suitable for home appliances, and healthcare equipment. lesen...

Daimler and BMW want to charge electric cars

Electromobility

Daimler and BMW want to charge electric cars "unplugged"

One of the next steps on the way to perfect electric drive and plug-in hybrid vehicles is wireless charging. Daimler and BMW have now agreed on jointly developing and implementing one common technology. lesen...

A drone that finds survivors through their phones

Autonomous aircraft

A drone that finds survivors through their phones

During his semester project in Computer Science, Jonathan Cheseaux developed a system for locating a person via his or her mobile phone with a drone. This device could be used to find victims in natural disasters. lesen...

FIFA World Cup Final was filmed in 360° Ultra HD

Image Processing

FIFA World Cup Final was filmed in 360° Ultra HD

The 2014 FIFA World Cup™ Production of the Final Match was a 360-degree viewing experience thanks to a panoramic, Ultra HD OmniCam developed by scientists at the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute in Berlin. lesen...

'Nano-pixels' promise thin, flexible high-res displays

Display technology

'Nano-pixels' promise thin, flexible high-res displays

A new discovery will make it possible to create pixels just a few hundred nanometres across that could pave the way for extremely high-resolution and low-energy thin, flexible displays for applications such as 'smart' glasses, synthetic retinas, and foldable screens. lesen...

First 8Gb DDR3 components and 16GB unbuffered DIMMs and SO-DIMMs

Higher density DDR3

First 8Gb DDR3 components and 16GB unbuffered DIMMs and SO-DIMMs

I’M Intelligent Memory, a Hong Kong based fabless DRAM manufacturer, announces availability of the world's first 8 Gigabit (Gb) DDR3 components with a single chip-select, doubling the amount of memory per chip compared to other DDR3 DRAM devices on the market. lesen...

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How input Capacitance can filter your Signal

Hardware Specification

How input Capacitance can filter your Signal

03.11.14 - Sometimes a small error has a great influence. In the following a capacitance falsify a measurement signal. The test engineers need to ensure that they have high confidence that the solution is robust. lesen...

Passive Embedding for higher Performance and Reliability

Passive Components

Passive Embedding for higher Performance and Reliability

17.10.14 - The embedding and integration of passive components is making great advances. New miniaturized components designed specifically for embedding enable even more compact and reliable systems. lesen...

The future of LEDs in automotive lighting

LED lighting

The future of LEDs in automotive lighting

07.11.14 - Nothing is as ubiquitous and at the same time as challenging and varied as the lighting for motor vehicles. This has led to a steady stream of developments and new products – from matrix lamps to laser light. lesen...

Optimizing Energy Efficiency in Factory Production Systems

Automation

Optimizing Energy Efficiency in Factory Production Systems

03.11.14 - The steep energy demand of electric motors forces legislative bodies and manufactures to support energy efficient systems. How can a motor drive ecosystem contribute to this industrial trend? lesen...

Expensive Software

Gastkommentar Jack Ganssle

Expensive Software

05.11.14 - One wonders why we as an industry continue to flail around with poor practices that are ultimately expensive and even deadly, when there is a body of knowledge that is provably effective. lesen...

Line camera makes magnetic field lines visible in 3D and real time

electronica 2014

Line camera makes magnetic field lines visible in 3D and real time

27.10.14 - Fraunhofer scientists have developed a high-resolution magnetic line camera to measure and visualize magnetic fields in real time. A prototype will be on display for the first time at electronica 2014 in Munich from November 11-14 (Hall A4 / Booth 113). lesen...

Find your way to electronica

electronica 2014

Find your way to electronica

06.11.14 - Every two years the electronics industry meets in Munich. But the way to the fairground can be tricky and cumbersome. Taxis are a rare commodity, the fare system of Munich's public transport is complicated – and a strike of Germany's train drivers looms. We tell you how to find your way. lesen...

Semtech launches IoT revolution ecosystem with key partners at electronica

Long range wireless IoT

Semtech launches IoT revolution ecosystem with key partners at electronica

06.11.14 - LoRa, a new IoT wireless network technology, will be demonstrated during electronica 2014 to show the capabilities and the potential of this long range technology. To see the Munich network in operation please visit Semtech, Microchip, Future, IMST or Avnet Memec during the exhibition. lesen...

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