Microchip Technology (Chandler, AZ) has announced an expansion of its 8-bit PIC16F178X enhanced Mid-Range core microcontroller (MCU) family. The new MCUs feature extreme low power technology for active and sleep currents, helping to extend battery life and reduce standby current consumption.
EIC Solutions (Warminster, PA) has announced the new M74 clean out modification option which facilitates washdown of thermoelectric coolers mounted to electronic enclosures. Features include: An elimination of the need for tools when removing the covers for cleaning.
Boeing predicted that the number of commercial aircraft in operation globally will double in the next two decades, with the bulk of some 35,000 new planes going to Asia, an executive from the US airplane-maker said Tuesday.
No explosives were found on a Southwest Airlines plane that was diverted to Phoenix with 143 passengers on board, authorities said. The FBI said Monday that an afternoon flight from Los Angeles to Texas landed in Phoenix after a "telephonic bomb threat" was made.
For the European physicists who created the World Wide Web, preserving its history is as elusive as unlocking the mysteries of how the universe began. The scientists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, known by its French acronym CERN, are searching for the first Web page.
A Japan Airlines Boeing 787 jet has returned to a Tokyo airport shortly after takeoff for a problem unrelated to the batteries that had forced the aircraft to be grounded. JAL spokesman Jian Yang said the problem emerged Tuesday with the anti-ice system in a flight to Singapore about an hour after takeoff.
A "telephonic bomb threat" against a Southwest Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Austin, Texas, resulted in the plane being diverted to Phoenix on Monday afternoon, the FBI said. Laura Eimiller of the FBI's Los Angeles field office said the flight left Los Angeles International Airport at 2:12 p.m. before the threat was received by telephone
MICRMO (Clearwater, FL) has announced new 8 and 10 mm brushless motors from the FAULHABER Group. These two new, extremely compact brushless DC servo motors combine power, robustness, and high resolution feedback in a unique way.
Newark element14 has announced the launch of its multi MEMS development board for Xtrinsic sensors, a low cost enablement solution that allows designers to easily understand and test the latest sensing technologies with a next generation accelerometer, pressure sensor and a magnetometer to measure motion, altitude or pressure, detect magnetic fields and determine physical position.
Today on PD&D's Kickstarter of the Week, we’re experimenting with the Crowfie, a user interface panel that makes it easy to test and develop your software code and electronics interfaces.
“Electronics is my bread and butter,” exclaims Thomas Lenihan, founder of Shiva's Forge, and creator the Crowfie, one of the latest products seeking funding on Kickstarter.com. The Crowfie is a user interface panel between you and your microcontroller, electronics, robotics drive systems, and actuators. It integrates equally well between Arduino, Raspberry Pi, RC motors, as it does with automated assembly lines.
The Interior Department has approved three renewable energy projects in Nevada and Arizona that officials say will generate enough electricity to power nearly 200,000 homes. The projects are the first renewable energy projects on public lands approved by Interior Secretary Sally Jewell since she took office in April.
It's not hard to tell the difference between the "charge" of a battery and criminal "charges." But for computers, distinguishing between the various meanings of a word is difficult. For more than 50 years, linguists and computer scientists have tried to get computers to understand human language by programming semantics as software.
U.S. government snooping does not surprise global Internet users, who say they already have few expectations of online privacy as governments increasingly monitor people's digital lives and Internet companies often acquiesce. Privacy activists called on people to better protect their digital data.
Researchers have reported the design and fabrication of the smallest optical device capable of detecting and sensing individual biomolecules at concentrations that are similar to those found in the cellular context. The device called "antenna-in-a-box" consists on a tiny dimer antenna made out of two gold semi-spheres, separated from each other by a gap as small as 15 nm.