GaN on GaN LED specialist, Soraa, has installed its lamps at the Shadow Wine Bar in Perth, Western Australia. Working with the lighting designer and the owners at the Shadow Wine Bar, Lighting Options Australia recommended Soraa’s MR16 LED lamps plus a selection of the company’s SNAP System accessories to strike the right balance of … Continue reading GaN technology on display at Perth eatery
Panasonic will begin sales of its high image contrast transparent screen that enables the use of glass, such as shop windows, as digital signage. This product will include XC-CSG01G, a glass comprised of a high-contrast light control film placed in between two sheets of glass, which when voltage is applied changes from the screen mode … Continue reading Transparent screen for commercial facilities
Researchers at MIT and Brigham and Women’s Hospital have designed and demonstrated a small voltaic cell that is sustained by the acidic fluids in the stomach. The system can generate enough power to run small sensors or drug delivery devices that can reside in the gastrointestinal tract for extended periods of time. This type of … Continue reading Stomach acid helps run small sensors for drug delivery
Phillips 66 says it has set a new world record in power conversion efficiency for polymer-based single junction organic photovoltaic (OPV) cells. The 11.84 per cent efficiency was certified by Newport Corporation, a recognised centre for independent verification of solar cell results under standard testing conditions. “Continuing to increase the ability of OPV cells to … Continue reading Efficiency record set with OPV cell
Imagine, in a few years’ time, you’re standing on a street corner waiting for your Uber to arrive. It turns up, exactly when it said it would, but there’s no driver. Would you climb in? Are you ready to put your faith in driverless technology? This scenario is not that far off. Uber are trialling … Continue reading Would you trust a driverless car?
Oven Industries (OI) has announced expansion of its in-house printed circuit board protective capabilities by adding sophisticated precision conformal coating equipment to its processes. A conformal coating is a thin protective chemical coating (usually clear) that ‘conforms’ to the circuit board topology. Its purpose is to protect electronic circuits from harsh environments that may contain … Continue reading OI adds protective coating to circuit boards
Solvay has new innovative Solef polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) electrode binders designed to boost the electrical performance of high-energy lithium-ion batteries (Li-ion) for hybrid as well as pure Electric Vehicles (xEV). Solef 5140 electrode binders are prepared using a proprietary polymerisation technology that allows Solvay to chemically modify the PVDF polymer and achieve ultra-high molecular weight … Continue reading New electrode binders for li-ion batteries
Motorola recently released the world’s thinnest smartphone, the Moto Z. Having gotten his hands on a device at the launch in October, Mike Wheeler wondered how they could fit all the functionality into such a small space without affecting performance. He spoke with Motorola Lenovo’s US-based Australian vice president of engineering, device innovation and architecture, … Continue reading Inside the world’s thinnest smartphone
Panasonic has launched a light, rugged Android 10.1-inch Toughpad tablet, which is claimed to have protection against drops and shocks, heat and cold, vibration, contamination, dust, rain and more. Today, 84 per cent of Australian organisations have staff who regularly perform their jobs outside of the traditional office environment. These flexible workers are turning to … Continue reading Toughpad tablet can survive 1.2m drop
Google announced the official release of its new voice-controlled digital assistant device, Google Home, earlier this month in the United States. At the center of the announcement was the launch of Google Assistant, the voice-controlled software that is built into Google’s new devices. Google Home is powered by this virtual helper, which is part of … Continue reading Google Home available for Australians from November
Matrox’s Monarch HDX streaming appliance has been named a finalist in the 10th annual Streaming Media Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards. Nominated by fans and peers, the dual-channel device was noted for its powerful, yet cost effective nature in the “Portable Live Streaming Appliance (Less than $7,000)” category. “Streaming Media readers are sophisticated users of technology … Continue reading Matrox finalist in readers’ choice awards
Nordson EFD has released a new guide, “Nordson EFD Solutions: Fluid Positioning & Precision Dispensing in Mobile Device and Wearables Manufacturing.” It features the dispensing solutions available to help manufacturers meet growing consumer demand for thinner, lighter, and more sophisticated, yet durable electronic devices. The guide covers a number of applications common to the industry, … Continue reading Guide for manufacturers of electronics devices
There are rumours that Apple is working with Sydney company Sonder Design to develop a special “E-Ink” keyboard for release with the 2018 MacBook. The Wall Street Journal cites unnamed sources “familiar with the plans” that Sonder – part of an incubator program run by Taiwanese Apple contractor Foxconn – and Apple aimed to deliver … Continue reading Apple MacBook to use “E-Ink” tech from Sydney start-up
Motorola has released the thinnest smartphone on the market – the Moto Z, which has a depth of just 5.2mm. The company also released its baby brother, the Moto Z Play, plus a range of accessories – the Moto Mods – at its launch today in Sydney. Made from military aircraft-grade aluminium and stainless steel, … Continue reading Moto Z – thinnest smartphone ever
What next after OLED televisions? How about an invisible television? One that ‘melts’ into the background when it is switched off. Earlier this week Panasonic unveiled its latest version of a television that is almost invisible to the naked eye when in ‘off’ mode. Shown at the CEATEC electronics expo in Japan, the unit looks … Continue reading Invisible television on its way
First released in October last year, the Synergy platform was officially launched by Renesas in Australia last month. Brent Balinski spoke to the company and one of its local independent design house partners about developing products for the Internet of Things. There’s a push to make products “smart”: connecting them and making use of the … Continue reading Internet of Things to sharpen importance of speed, services
NATIONAL Instruments (NI) will sponsor a webinar about the Doherty power amplifier (DPA), charting the history of this component and the latest work on it.
DEDICATED Systems Australia is running its inaugural Tech Days events from 9 to 10 March 2016.
RENESAS Electronics says it has developed a new camera video processing circuit block for autonomous driving, boasting low latency, high performance and low power consumption.
CORTUS and Aspen Logic are holding an educational webinar on creating ASICs for outstanding Internet of Things and Machine-to-Machine products.