Ikon Semiconductor’s integrated circuit (IC), for the dimmable LED retrofit market, is designed to meet cost and performance standards for today’s LED lighting products, while enabling greater design simplicity for bulb manufacturers and OEMs. Its IC solutions match the efficiency of comparative two-stage architectures, but with up to 25 percent fewer components. With broad dimmer
The Quadshot is a remote-controlled aircraft combining the stability and control of a helicopter with the speed and maneuverability of an airplane. The creative minds behind the innovative technology just won a Proto Labs Cool Idea! Award. http://thequadshot.com Podcast: Play in new window | Download
You have hundreds of different data acquisition (DAQ) devices to choose from, each with a variety of compatible buses. It can be difficult to select the right bus for your application needs. Each bus has different advantages and is optimized for throughput, latency, portability, or distance from a host. This podcast examines the most common PC bus options and
Design World Senior Editor Evan Yares speaks with Chris Delvizis, Product Manager for National Instruments, about how to choose the right DAQ hardware for your measurement system. Delvizis explains about the different type of DAQ devices that are available, and talks about the important factors you need to understand, including signal conditioning, sampling rate, resolution,
Design World Editorial Director Paul J. Heney discusses all things sensors with Jim Schwartz, CompactDAQ Product Marketing Engineer for National Instruments. Schwartz explains the types of sensors available, what they do, common measurements that they take and what kind of signals are created for each. In addition, he talks about some of the issues that
Paul Heney, editorial director of Design World speaks with Todd Grayson VP, National Accounts & Marketing for Crushproof Tubing Company about best practices in flexible tubing selection.
Al Secchi, Customer Service Manager at Sunstone Circuits, talks with Joe Gorse about Sunstone’s latest integrated PCB fabrication offering of stencils which bring designers one step closer to manufacturing processes during prototyping and removes some elements of human error in hand-soldering. Podcast: Play in new window | Download
CUI releases 720 W, quarter brick, wide input, dc-dc power converter with leading 445 W/in^3 power density
CUI releases Solus Power Topology, a part of the Novum Advanced Power product line, which is a 720 W quarter brick dc-dc converter with 36-60 Vdc input, 12 Vdc output (with plans to extend in the future), and an industry leading 445 W/in^3 power density. Jeff Smoot, VP of Engineering at CUI, and Joe Gorse,
Stratasys introduced a smaller FDM machine to its product line. I was very intrigued with its size and wanted to learn more about why Stratasys created this product. I interviewed product manager Mary Stanley and we discussed the direction of additive manufacturing and the niche the new Fortus 250mc line will play. Take a listen.
In an interview with Leslie Langnau, Managing Editor of Design World magazine and Editor of Make Parts Fast, Professor Hod Lipson of Cornell University discusses some of the key features of the new additive manufacturing file format, which can be used instead of STL. Podcast: Play in new window | Download