Portable products continue to grow at a rapid clip, providing the user more freedom with few sacrifices in performance. Op amps' vendors are playing their part, lowering voltages and power requirements.
For many portable applications, the speed and precision offered by many vendors is quite competitive. But not all of them can help extend the critical yardstick for value battery life. "The big differentiator is power consumption," says Bruce Trump, product manager at Texas Instruments.
The $2.3 billion op amp industry continues to see solid growth in four fairly evenly divided fields: consumer, industrial, computer and communications.
With erupting concern over police brutality, law enforcement agencies are turning to body-worn cameras to collect evidence and protect police and suspects. But how do they work? And are they even really effective?
A half century ago, cars were still built by people, not robots. Even on some of the countrys longest assembly lines, human workers installed windows, doors, hoods, engines, windshields, and batteries, with no robotic aid.
DuPont's Hytrel elastomer long used in automotive applications has been used to improve the way marine mooring lines are connected to things like fish farms, oil & gas installations, buoys, and wave energy devices. The new bellow design of the Dynamic Tethers wave protection system acts like a shock absorber, reducing peak loads as much as 70%.
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