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Panasonic pressure sensors integrate amp and compensation

Panasonic pressure sensors integrate amp and compensation

Panasonic Automotive & Industrial Systems has a range of semiconductor pressure sensors that integrate amplifiers and temperature compensation circuitry (PS-A units).

Precision sensors without amplifier and open wheatstone measurement bridge are also available and in ultra-miniaturised sizes.

There are also versions with chamfered pins for improved ease of…

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LED lighting driver tunes to ZigBee for control

LED lighting driver tunes to ZigBee for control

Yorkshire LED lighting driver maker Harvard Engineering has added ZigBee wireless control to its range of lighting power supplies.

The 33W driver, called CLZ and part of the firm’s CoolLED range, offers dimming down to 1% and includes a 2.4GHz radio – either built-in or remote (pictured).

Radio…

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Socionext enables record data transmission speeds

Socionext enables record data transmission speeds

Socionext, the Panasonic-Fujitsu SoC jv, has launched DACs and ADCs with sampling rates up to 92GSample/s which have been integrated into coherent receivers and transmitters that were used to transport data at several tens of terabits per second over a 762km Lyon-Marseille-Lyon fiber optic link in…

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EDAC integrated connector helps with gigabit Ethernet

EDAC integrated connector helps with gigabit Ethernet

Connector firm EDAC is offering a range of magnetic jack connectors that integrate up to ten of the most sensitive discrete components inside a shielded RJ45 housing.

Mainly targeting 10/100 Base T and 1000 Base T gigabit Ethernet applications the three device families in the edacJAX range offer single…

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Imagination flags graphics processor teaching

Imagination flags graphics processor teaching

Imagination Technologies wants to raise the profile of mobile graphic processor design in university teaching with a new course as part of its online Imagination University Programme.

“An Introduction to Mobile Graphics” includes a rich set of teaching materials and practical exercises and will be based around Imagination’s own…

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Skeleton launches graphene ultracapacitors

Skeleton launches graphene ultracapacitors

Skeleton Technologies has launched graphene-enhanced ultracapacitors with a capacitance of 4500 farads. Skeleton claims this to be “the single biggest increase in energy density for ultracapacitors in the past 15 years”.

Energy density is a key development challenge for the ultracapacitor market and is fundamental if the technology is…

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Maker builds SD Card-sized Arduino computer

Maker builds SD Card-sized Arduino computer

A maker developer has squeezed an Arduino onto an SD card. His aim was to go one better than Intel’s Edison.

Already dubbed SDuino, it is kodera2t’s entry for the Hackaday Prize.
“Once I was excited to see Intel’s announce that they will release “SD card sized…

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30 years of satellites from deepest Surrey

30 years of satellites from deepest Surrey

Surrey Satellite Technology (SSTL) is celebrating 30 years of operations, from a tiny enthusiastic group at the University of Surrey in 1985, to 500 staff today with a satellite assembly line.

“We have come a long way together since the early days of our first microsatellites,” said founder Sir Martin…

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Seaward bought by Metrowatt

Seaward bought by Metrowatt

Metrawatt of Nuremburg has bought UK-based electrical safety tester specialist Seaward Group.

Seaward will become part of the GMC Instrumentation Division, a group of separate specialist test and measurement equipment makers based in Germany, Switzerland and the USA.

Know for portable appliance testers (PAT), Seaward makes instruments used in…

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Wearable tech will revolutionise healthcare, says Imperial

Wearable tech will revolutionise healthcare, says Imperial

Scientists from The Hamlyn Centre, Imperial College London, are presenting their latest research in wearable tech at the Royal Society’s annual Summer Science Exhibition, which officially opens to the public today.

The theme for the Hamlyn Centre’s exhibit is “smart sensing”, technologies for wearables devices.

It will include…

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Sir Richard Branson and Airbus back UK micro-satellite builder

Sir Richard Branson and Airbus back UK micro-satellite builder

UK-based micro-satellite builder OneWeb has raised $500m to fund its development of satellite-based systems for providing broadband communications and driving the roll-out of the IoT.

OneWeb has also acquired 65 rockets including 21 Soyuz launch orders from Arianespace and 39 launches from Virgin Galactic’s LauncherOne…

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Space: X-ray Observatory pinpoints faraway neutron star

Space: X-ray Observatory pinpoints faraway neutron star

Astronomers at NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory have used echoes – albeit those of light – to work out the distance of an object far beyond the boundaries of Earth.

Circinus X-1 is a binary star system located at the other end of the Milky Way from us. It contains…

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