Technical Consumer Products SpringLamp 190 Series (http://rbi.ims.ca/4915-546). A direct replacement for a three-way incandescent bulb, this compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) has two lower light output and power consumption levels and lasts eight times longer. The CFL consumes only 32W to provide 1950 lumens, the same light output as a 150W light bulb. Selecting a lower 1100 or 450 lumen light level requires only 19 or 14W. TCP engineers chose the IR2156 high voltage control IC from International Rectifier for its control and power management features, including built-in protection and programmability in a single package. For more information on International Rectifier's IR2156, go to http://rbi.ims.ca/4915-547.
Advertised as the "Most Powerful Tablet Under $100," the Kindle Fire HD 6 was too tempting for the team at iFixit to pass up. Join us to find out if inexpensive means cheap, irreparable, or just down right economical. It's teardown time!
The first photos made with a 3D-printed telescope are here and they're not as fuzzy as you might expect. A team from the University of Sheffield beat NASA to the goal. The photos of the Moon were made with a reflecting telescope that cost the research team £100 to make (about $161 US).
The increased adoption of wireless technology for mission-critical applications has revved up the global market for dynamic electronic general purpose (GP) test equipment. As the link between cloud networks and devices -- smartphones, tablets, and notebooks -- results in more complex devices under test, the demand for radio frequency test equipment is starting to intensify.
Much of the research on lithium-ion batteries is focused on how to make the batteries charge more quickly and last longer than they currently do, work that would significantly improve the experience of mobile device users, as well EV and hybrid car drivers. Researchers in Singapore have come up with what seems like the best solution so far -- a battery that can recharge itself in mere minutes and has a potential lifespan of 20 years.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.