Electronic Components – Multi Layer Ceramic EMI Filters

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In the Electrical and Electronic industry, the every growing technology has made it difficult for the electronics designers to be prepared to face the challenges of keeping abreast with the technologies. The rising trend of small packages like mobile phones and hand held computers have also laid pressure on the electronic component manufacturer to develop lower
cost, smaller size and higher performance levels in the passive components.

With regard to this, a huge pressure is exerted on the component designers to change the structure of the Multi layer Ceramics in the EMI filter segment to achieve Insertion Loss performance levels similar to those of panel mounted devices.

EMI filters are created with the method of combining capacitors and Inductors by using the different impedance characteristics to selectively decrease the receiving of unwanted signals. The Multilayer Ceramic Filters includes Multilayer Capacitor or the Ceramic Chips. These are one of the most popular and commonly used chips in the worldwide capacitors industry. As per statistics, roughly more than 200 billion chips are produced annually, that means that at an average, 40 pieces of chips per human being are manufactured annually. Some of the reasons for their popularity have been mentioned below.

1. They are used for almost all the electronic and electrical hardware as they are compatible with the widest range of working voltages and capacitance values.

2. They claim to be the lightest as well as the smallest capacitor in terms of weight and size and their enjoy a greater volume than any other capacitor as far as their voltage configuration is concerned.

3. These Multilayer Ceramic Chips boasts of being the most reliable capacitors in the electrical and electronic components industry. Their decimal places of a F.I.T prove this fact.

4. The format on which they are manufactured are very well suited for Surface Mount applications. This means that there are no hidden costs as far as leads and
encapsulation related to packaging is concerned.

5. The availability of these capacitors form a large number of manufacturers is an added bonus. These capacitors are also available at a short lead time and are also veer economical.

Multilayer Ceramics are typically characterized as per their specification. There are 3 of them namely - C0G (± 30 parts per million per
-55 degree centigrade), X7R (± 15 % of -55 degrees to +125 degrees centigrade) and Y5V (+22% -82%, -30 C to +85 degrees C).

The Multilayer Technology in the Ceramic Capacitor Technology is known to be the most affordable among all the multilayer types and are used widely in the Filter applications.

Hipot Testing - Safety Measures

Add to Technorati FavoritesHipot testing, in the electrical testing equipment category, is that method which requires high voltage electricity testing equipment to perform the task of verifying electrical insulation in various appliances, cables and wired assemblies etc. Hipot is the abbreviation for high potential and is the test which is conducted to determine whether the insulation level of any electrical or electronic component is sufficient to protect the operator from electrical shock. They are applicable for use in printed circuit breakers and boards, electric motor and transformer as well.

This write up throws some light on the various testing measures with reference to hipot testers. While working with any electrical test equipment, it is very crucial to review the techniques employed in determining the output from potentially dangerous and complicated equipment. Following are a few safety measure that one should keep in mind while working on hipot testers, which when ignored can result in grave hazards.

1. First of all, one should be aware that the high voltage and current generated by the Hipot Tester can result in harmful electrical shocks. To avoid this make sure that the work station is configured in a well equipped with a safe test environment.

2. Performing an electrical safety test at a workstation which is bedecked with an Electro Static Discharge is a must as it is structured to carry on the electricity to scatter an electrostatic charge. This step will ensure that the employees will be prevented from experiencing uncanny shock hazards.

3. Another important safeguard is that one should install a main power shut off switch in the test station as then it will be easy to control the crisis by just switching off one switch. Also its important that this main switch is located as well as prominently market at the entrance of the workstation so that its easy to be located during contingency.

4. While conducting the hipot test remember that the hipot test done on an energized circuitry or equipment can result in damage. This is done after the testing area is set up all the operators have been trained. Following the instructions is the only way via which a person can escape calamities.

5. Keep the untrained and unqualified persons at bay from the work site and not make any unauthorized modifications on the test equipment. Always remember to avoid touching the product or connections during a test and ensure that before the you touch the connection, the equipment has been properly been removed from any current source.

Transformers : Its Features and Nuances

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Transformers, that form an important component of the electrical distribution equipment segment, is a device that is used to convert electrical energy from one circuit to another through inductively coupled conductors. They are used widely in a variety of applications like increasing voltage through long distance wires and cables in order to transmit electrical energy. This function of transformers have made it possible for the electrical power industry to pass through a series of transformers by the time it reaches the consumer.

Besides, various electronic products also use transformers for limiting their voltage supply to the level that is best suitable for the voltage circuits that they contain. They are also useful in isolating the circuits to contact with the supply voltage, electrically. The transformers in the electrical and electronic component industry are also used in the manufacturing of amplifiers, microphones and record players. It is the audio transformers that assist the telephone circuits in carrying out a two way conversation only via a single wire. They are also used widely in various differential mode signal and act instrumental in transferring signals between external cables and internal circuits.

This write up deals not only with the characteristics as well as applications of transformers, but also expedites on the various usage tips on testing these transformers. To read more please click here....

Data Input Devices – The New Face of RFID

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RFID acronym as radio frequency identification includes all those devices that are employed to track and manage the inventory. These devices are often compared with the bar codes that are known to decode a specific type of code. These RDIF products on the other hand have much larger data capacity and carry a unique code that is specific to an individual product with reference to its manufacturing factory as well as the time of its manufacture. Though this technology has been existent in the data input devices industry for quite some time now, but it is only of recent that they have got a face lift.

This write up throws light on the new face of RFID products. They have the advantage of storing practically any information using the global standard of identifications called Electronic Product Code. This product code is inclusive of EAN + serial number or an SSCC number that works as a license plate and can be used for retrieving any information related to the proce, expiration, and other details. This acts instrumental in tracking an entire chain of supply inly through a single commodity. In the electrical and electronic components industry, these RDIF products are gaining immense popularity for their storage capacity.

While most of the RFID products work on the similar pattern there are many options available. Some are bedecked with the attribute of optional memory wherein 64 characters of information which is equivalent to 512 bit can be stored at one go. The advantage of the product being tracked until it reaches the consumer's hand makes it a hit product in the electrical hardware market. This attribute has a direct affect on the inventory management, thus helping the retailers to keep an exact knowledge of its inventory. Be installing these devices, retail shop owners can enjoy the benefit of fewer inaccuracies, reduction in labour costs and most importantly, simplification in the process of the business.

The newest technology in this industry is the Tag on Demand, which sorts the problem of environmental hazard as well. In this method, the Logopak 920 PFR which happens to be a labelling system is used to label pallets from one to three sides with the self adhesive. This makes it possible for the RFID to read bar codes along with other details. RFID products act as a rescue agent against the against reader failures, power outages, or other unforeseen occurrences.

USB Connector – How to Distinguish Between Different USB Connectors

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USB connector is one of the most momentous device in the electrical and electronic components industry. In the present scenario, technology and communication have both reached altogether new heights. The wide variety of electrical devices like connectors being innovated, is giving people a long list of choices to choose from. USB connectors, which are better are known as USB cables are one of them.

This write up is basically a kind of guide that expedites on the various types of USB connectors present in the market, and also renders the reader with in depth knowledge about them. Read through to get acquainted with the connector used by your communication device or computer hardware.

USB Female A and B – Found on the computer and USB hubs, USB female A is a standard USB port. The USB Female B on the other hand is instrumental in USB printers and scanners. Though the technology of digital cameras have evolved a lot, but many older digi cams still use this kind of USB ports. In this types, the female end of the USB cable is plugged into.

USB Male A and B – Like the previous discussed category, USB Male A is that port that is plugged into the computer or the USB hub. The USB Male B is that components of the connector industry that forms the other end of the cable and plugs mostly into the scanners and USB printers, depending on the case.

USB Mini 5 Pin – In this kind of connector two options are available – Male Mini 5 Pin and Female Mini 5 Pin. These are very small connectors that are attached to the cable and are used for many digital cameras, MP3 players and other small electronics devices.

Besides there are is USB Male 4 pin and USB female 4 pin that too are used for specific applications. The basic aim of these USB connectors is to provide connectivity between different systems, thus enabling them to transfer and transmit data from one USB port to the other. All the readers are advised to consider the cost as well as use and compatibility of the USB ports with your communication devices before buying one. The new trends in the technological market is paving way for new innovations that should be kept in mind before choosing a USB connector for your equipment.

Battery Chargers – Tips on their Maintenance

Add to Technorati FavoritesModern technology has paved way for a series of advancements in one's lifestyle and it wont be an overstatement if I say that it has become a critical part of our lives. One often does not realize that we have become so much dependent on these techno equipment that they have become the basic necessity of life. One of the devices that have become the most common companions are cell phones or mobile phones. These products of communication and networking industry have not left anyone unaffected by their charm.

This write up deals with the mobile phones with special emphasis on the battery chargers and the various ways and tips which when incorporated can increase the life as well as efficiency of these electrical and electronic equipment. Follow the below mentioned tips to ensure the the best care of your battery chargers.

1. Conserving battery life is very important. The rising environmental concern has made it obligatory for any person to realize the potential of conserving things. Making unnecessary calls will only exhaust your battery thus wasting the energy used up in charging it. Some people us their cell phone as a tool for passing time by playing games and listening to music continuously. This should be avoided and cell phones should not become an entertainment piece.

2. You are aware that batteries of mobile phones or any electrical equipment for that matter should not be exposed to water. So take care that you do not place them in any place which is moist and can cause damage. If you are in a profession where you tend to be exposed to water then make sure you carry your batteries in a waterproof container or bag.

3. In order to take proper care of your battery it is important that you read the manual provided by the manufacturer and clear all the nuances that keeps cropping your mind. As each battery has its own specifications, it is important that you always check the power connection before charging and also do not commit the mistake of charging different mobile from different chargers.

4. Get your battery chargers, batteries and mobile phones checked on regular basis. Notice the various signs for example, longer time needed and electricity used for charging, battery exhausting very soon etc.

5. Today besides using the conventional battery chargers one has many options available at his hands. Try the solar charging technology that is economical as well as beneficial for the environment. Besides, many others varieties are also available in the technology markets all over the world.

Top 6 Must Have Network Accessories

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The buzz of wireless networking has had such a great impact on the world that today every other person is eying to get the latest and the best networking accessory in their computer system or any other communication device. This write up is dedicated to all those tech savvy people who are not sure of buying the networking devices that will suit their communication and networking products in the best of manner. The following add ons will not only give an added impetus to your devices but their small size will make them portable as well.

AT&T USB Connector – Not larger than a typical USB drive, this is one of the smallest and lightest USB drives available in the market today. Having a configuration of 2.6 x 1.0 x 0.7 inches its main features include quick downloading capacity, nifty four-click swivel design and low price.

Pinnacle PCTV HD Stick – This is a revolutionary product for notebook owners. This is a multi facet stick that allows one to watch and even record anything. Though it might appear to be small, but this power packet network equipment is bedecked with features like receiving live and free over-the-air local digital and HDTV broadcasts where available. All you need to do is record and burn them on a DVD.

Pull and Play Speakers by Grandmax Tweakers – for all those who want to carry their music along while making a style statement should go for this networking device. The saying that good things in life comes in small packages suits this product the most. The advantages of being small give this exceptionally functional speaker a chance to be carried anywhere. This speaker can be maximized to its full size by just plugging the set into the headphone jack.

SlimBlade Mouse with Receiver – If you are not very comfortable with your tiny touch pad, then here is a savior. The Slim Blade Mouse with Receiver is a great net book companion. Its small size, ergonomics and light weigh makes it easy to plug it into your communication device.

Mini Instant Messenger – Manufactured by the company called Solo Check Fast, Mini Instant Messenger is a stylish bag cum network accessories holder that can contain devices, business cards, and more for quick access. Its small yet flat design makes it easy to carry as well as show off.

External DVD Burner – This unique product has been launched by Rosewill ROD-EX001. These external DVD burners have various attributes that makes them a desirable network accessory. Having a sleek appearance, high powered USB, and fast speed, just at the unbelievable price of less than $80, these are a must buy for those computer owners who are in the profession or habit of traveling a lot.

Trade Events : Global Platform for All Industries

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Trade Fairs are the most effective medium to bring together professionals, manufacturers and suppliers form specific industry on a single platform to display their technology and latest products. Global trade events not only highlight the various industries but also provides the most comprehensive information related to their event profile, organizer, exhibitor and visitor profile, venues and dates. The increasing number of trade fair being held across the globe are motivating even the small and reclusive industries to showcase themselves on an international level. These trade fairs not only bring industries to limelight but also provides them with a chance to expand their business horizon and make new associations and partnerships. Attracting thousands of exhibitors and visitors, these trade events are held in the most happenings cities all around the world.

One such directory of trade shows is available at Industrymart, wherein international trade shows, exhibitions, expositions, conferences and seminars related to engineering industry, industrial products and automation, electrical electronic components, manufacturing and packaging and others are highlighted. This is the perfect place to get the most exhaustive information on the recent launch and technological achievements in the engineering and scientific industry.

Some of the most popular trade exhibitions like Hannover Messe, CeBIT and National Manufacturing Week are included in the events calender and their detailed information is available. To read more about the international trade events worldwide, exhibitions and expositions, conferences and seminars for various industries please click on .....

Top 10 Green Things to Do on Earth Day

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Knock Knock, its the earth day tomorrow and are you prepared for it? Though we celebrate Earth day only once in an year on 22nd of April, but do you think it is sufficient compared to what out earth gives us for free of cost viz soil for agriculture, air for breathing and uncountable number of things. So here is a tribute for our Mother Earth who has bestowed us with such wonderful gifts. Going green has not remained a fashionable statement but is the need of the hour!

This write up is not about great things or charities that one needs to do on this great day, its about the small everyday activities of individuals that can be performed in a greener way. Follow these simple steps as they too can make a big difference.

1.Visiting the official Earth Day website should always be on your agenda. It is that platform where you can learn as to how and where can you participate in eco issues and also if some green activity is being organized near your place.

2.If possible get yourself a carbon foot print calculator and check the level of environmentally friendly activities you indulge in. Make sure you practice water conservation at your home.

3.Ask each member of your family to plant a tree on this day. Going organics is the new catchword these days. Opt for organic food (product made according to certain production standards), organic clothing (made from natural and fibres and are free of pesticides) and practice organic gardening. Growing veggies and food at home is the best way to practice green activities.

4.If you are planning to purchase new computer or networking equipment, then make sure that you do not dispose the old one callously. Donate it to a school or organization or send it back to the company so that they can recycle it properly.

5.Before you buy any stuff ask your self whether you need it. Often things are bought at impulse and then they add on to the massive waste. Reading books and magazines contrary to the hard copies will save a lot of trees.

6.If you want your kids and family to abstain from harmful chemical when outside, enjoy the benefits of sustainable landscape architecture. Voting for the green causes and involving family into these activities also proves effective.

7.Besides practicing small steps, if possible go for a green renovation of your house.

8.Switching to organic flowers and e cards instead of paper cards can also be instrumental.

9.Changing all the bulbs in your house to fluorescent lamps which is a highly effective way to conserve resources and saving money. There are many different types of fluorescent light bulbs available today.

10.Special tasks that can be undertaken by children is the ideal way of teaching them the benefits of this glorious day and involving them in order to make this activity sustainable.

From this Earth day and onwards let us pledge to adopt a few of these activities and ensure a helping hand in saving the world from destruction.

Under Water Photography Tips

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Scuba Diving, Sea Diving or Swimming. Whatever be your way, but if you are interested in under water photography, then this is the place to gain information. Though many of us will agree that under water photography is an expensive hobby but that does not mean that you can afford to act frugal and thus miss this great experience. This article throws some light and gives an insight on this expensive yet an exquisite experience that one should enjoy at least once in their lives. Besides, various tips on the types of video cameras that one should invest in are also discussed.

The first and foremost thing to be decided upon is the budget? These video cameras are quite expensive so it is advisable not to constraint the budget. With new technology coming up everyday, do not feel as if the latest and most expensive camera will only let you the best shot. Today, even standard cameras work great and can capture some exceptional footage. Also remember that the most expensive cameras have very expensive add ons and accessories and even more maintenance requirements. Keep in mind the post expense of the camera which can be huge.

Application of the camera is also a crucial parameter in getting an under water video camera. First you need to decide the purpose of the camera, for example it is only a film for fun on holidays or there is some serous motives of becoming an ace photographer. These are important reasons on which your decision for purchasing a camera is dependent. In case you want it only for fun purpose then any consumer video camera available in the market will suffice. For a more commercial purpose you need to invest in a camera that boasts of more quality and a few extra controls.

In case you are planning to make a professional video and aim to win some competition on television then you need to squeeze your pocket a bit more and get one of those heavy looking professional cameras that are available in the video imaging industry. Always see the size and various features as deep down in the sea, where it is quiet dark it won't be easy for you to carry the load of a heavy camera.

Last but not the least, make a choice between the PAL and. NTSC video Cameras. These are two kinds of TV networks systems that affect the video footage as they use different frame rates. While PAL video systems record at 25 frames per second, NTSC systems record at 29.97 frames per second. In America, Japan, Korea & the Philippines NTSC (National Television System Committee) is used more widely while PAL (Phase Alternating Line) is the technology incorporated by the rest of the world.

Electric Bikes to go Mainstream

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Though the hum of electric bikes have been in the years for quiet some years now, but never before has it been showcased in such a manner as now. Yes! The year 2009 saw these electric components getting the focus of the media as well as consumers. Be it the reason of being automation savvy or the worldwide concern of saving the environment from pollution, the result is – Extra Energy Electric Bikes.

Although they claim to be highlighted in the trade events of Euro Bike and IFMA around ten years ago, they did not enjoy the deserved recognition. It was only after the mid nineties that their potential was realized in Japan. Since then there has been no looking back. Their popularity can be estimated with the fact that in China alone some 20 million e-bikes were sold last year.

E bikes emerged as an excellent alternative to cars and in Europe it was applauded for its advantageous characteristic like less use of gasoline, cheap to buy and faster than regular bikes, thus making riding an adventure rather than a tedious undertaking. Electric biking is the best way to make tame even the most difficult tracks. Besides being a great activity for the old, they are also attracting young crowd.

The trend of e biking has arrested almost every automobile and cycle shops in the world and their popularity has increased so much that today even a small shop has an electric bike in their display to boast about. The manufacturers and suppliers of these electric bikes are very confident of the large potential that is exuded by it. To make it more happening and meet customers demand, the manufacturers in recent times are making various innovations like up gradation in style, diversity in product range, and special characteristics. The launch of the Electronics and an auxiliary electric motor should also be credited for having brought a revolution in the bicycle manufacturing industry.

The joy of riding an electric bike in unparalleled. Possessed with various features and functions, these e bikes do not require too much of muscle power and riding them is equivalent to traveling on the wind. Although many advanced version of these bikes are available in the markets but still there is a lot of room for further expansion. The failing economic scenario of 2008 and sky-high fuel prices have all proved to be a boost in the reputation of these bikes. Consumer awareness regarding the environment as well as interest can also be said to have contributed to the rise in demand for these electric bikes.

Digital Trends : Cell Phone Going Green

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With the importance of going green seem to be on every lips, are the cell phone manufacturers going to dawdle behind? Of course, no. When the whole world is chanting the mantra of green technology to save the environment from getting further harnessed, even the mobile phone manufacturers and suppliers want to fulfill their part of the duty. In wake of this a company called Atlas Kinetic has come up with the idea of making cell phones using aluminum and glass. The green characteristic of the cell phone is that it has an oscillating movement which converts movement into electricity, thus saving electricity.

Another mobile phone in the green technology is the solar powered full touch phone. This is also a marvelous product which claims to protect the environment through the design of eco-friendly products and a programme of activities for its customers.

Though these might be the path breaking products in the cellular industry, but however, it is not possible for everyone to own them. Thus their scope becomes narrower. However, there is no need to be disheartened. Read further to know about the tips that one can include in their everyday life and can assure themselves of contributing to the environment.

1.Unplugging the charger when not in use can do a lot in saving the electrical energy. You must be aware that only by powering the switch off, the energy consumption by the electrical hardware is not triggered. Thus, it becomes important to remove the plug from the socket to arrest energy flow.

2.Another step which one can take, is to minimize the amount of back light one uses. If your cell phone's back light is illuminated for more than the requisite time, then energy is being wasted. Keeping the phone at the power off mode when not is use also saves the energy of the battery.

3.Today, most of the phones come with the GPS service. Use it effectively from your phone for directions to save driving time and even the gas that will be consumed by your car otherwise. Replace the phone only when it is most required.

4.Use the alarm available in your mobile phone instead of investing in an alarm clock which consumers battery. If possible use your phone's back light only during the night and do not indulge in charging your phone unnecessarily.

5.Today, the technological advancements has enabled a person to read various news and information on the mobile phone itself. This is the best way to save paper. It is even possible to use the phone as a digital note book, thus saving a lot of paper waste.

6.Last but not the least is the availability of solar charger. With this one need not use the electrical energy to recharge their phones. If not, then you can also request your energy provider to use alternative methods like wind and solar power for the generation of electricity at home.

Buying Guide for Wireless Networking

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Wireless Networking is the call of the modern times. With networking becoming a rage among the consumers, it is important that everybody should try to understand the nuances associated with it. Networking technology is referred to that condition where in two or more computers or any other electronic devices are allowed to exchange as well as transfer information via cables or wireless connections. The trend of falling prices of the basic wireless networking equipment has also given it an edge over the conventional cabling devices. Today the scope of installing networking hardware equipment has not remained confined to the businesses and educational institutions but are soon being installed in homes for common everyday purposes as well. They are also being used for various security purposes for easy transfer of data.

This write up is dedicated to all those people who are planning to get their pockets drained in getting a wireless networking. Read through this buying guide to all those equipment that one will need for network building. In the communication and networking equipment industry, check out the network cards, routers and wireless network equipment, wireless networking buying guide, networking equipment, wired network, wireless network and blue tooth components that have take an important lead in making the wireless networking trend a huge success! More...

Noise Control – Get Back to the Basics

Noise pollution is another great contributor to the environmental hazards that the world is encountering these days. Many of us co–relate noise pollution with sound pollution but one fact to be noted is that there is a grave difference between sound and noise. While sound is only for detecting the pressure variation by a human ear, too much non required sound can be termed as noise. Besides having a negative impact on the environment, excessive noise can cause health problems like high blood pressure, impaired cognitive functioning, and other effects of chronic stress in human beings.

This article talks about the various tips and methods along with noise control products, an indispensable part of the sensors, transducers and detectors industry, to limit the exposure to loud noises that can cause great stress to human minds. Following are some of these tips that if installed can reduce noise pollution to a great extent.

1.The saying that technology can prove to be an agony is very true, especially in cases of mobile phones. The rising number of cell phones means rise in the noise created by them. To tackle this, make sure that the ringer of your phone it at its minimum level of requirement. Raising voices during communication should be avoided as well.

2.A very few people realize the noise pollution generated by the dog's bark. All of those who are reading this are advices to discourage your dogs from barking unnecessarily.

3.Reducing the noise in the workplace is also an important step. This can not only mar your performances but also stress you easily. Talk to the employer to find out ways to decrease the noise at the workplace. If in case your request is not fulfilled then it is advisable to look for a job change as that is the only way you can save yourself from a unhealthy life that can prove disaster in the long run.

4.Make special efforts to keep music or any other sound low in the mornings as well as nights as this is the time when the people look forward to relax. As far as television is concerned, switch it off when not in use. It is not necessary to have a backdrop playing all the time.

5.Keeping the windows and door closed while listening to music will check noise pollution to a great extent. One can also install noise barriers or enclose noisy equipment in their homes for that matter.

6.Plant trees. No we are not only speaking in terns of saving the environment from green gas emission but also from noise. How? Well plants have the versatility of controlling noise as well. Plant them around your home to not only let your neighbors enjoy a peaceful evening but also help reduce the green gas effect in your home and surrounding.

7.Last but not last are the various building hardware that can do the trick. In your cars as well as houses get double paned windows and weather stripping for reduction in the noise pollution levels. As a bonus, these changes not only reduce your heating and cooling bills but also help the environment!

LED Technology and Its Effect on US

The launch of LED technology in the world was a path breaking achievement on part of the researchers who were actively involved in invading those products that were traditionally used for general illumination. The benefits of using LED have also had an impact on the consumers who are now switching to these lights than the conventional light bulbs. Besides, home and office, the traffic signals, port headlamps and flashlights are too using this inexpensive LED technology for better and eco friendly illumination.

This write up highlights some of the benefits as well as developments in the LED technology.

Energy Conservation – This is perhaps one of the most important as well as universally known aspect of LED's. In the electrical hardware industry, LED lighting is known to be representing a fundamental difference in the use of electrical energy for illumination. While incandescent bulbs rely upon a glowing filament for the production of light. The Light emitting diodes bulb on the other hand use all the energy to light up the lamp. Thus saving heat energy. The low cost of maintenance as well as longer shelf life makes this technology a better purchase. In America, where 20% of the energy is consumed in lighting, the LED has proven exceptionally efficient in saving a considerable portion of this energy.

Technology for Replacement – Another pioneer step that has rendered an extra edge to this technology is the option of replacement wherein an another bulb known as CRS MR 16 (produced by CRS Electronics), directly replaces fluorescent tubes without modification to the electrical lighting fixtures. This linear tube bulb is also bedecked with the advantage of life expectancy that is beyond 40,000 hours. Another product under this segment is the CRS MR16, that too is capable of saving energy consumption up to 87%.

Expanding Applications – The use of LED's today have not remained confined to home and office where they are known to illuminate the area. In the modern world, their worth is rapidly being realized in many medicinal applications as well. One such use is in the restorative dentistry where blue light emitting diodes are being used for the cure of light activated oral bio materials. In clinical trials conducted by the researchers, it came to notice that a blue light emitting diode (LED) light curing unit (LCU) is capable in the production of equal dental complex depth via a halogen LCU which is adjusted in a manner that gives an irradiance of 300 mWcm–2.

Light emitting diodes are a huge counterpart of the optical and optics components industry. The various researches catering to these LED's, that are still under progress are surely going to give a great impetus to the light industry.

USB Ports : Risks and Safety Precautions

USB might be termed as the latest craze in the industrial computer components industry, but this fashionable accessory can also be a root cause of disaster, if proper precautions are not adhered to. These thumb nail size marvels might be considered as one of the most convenient computer accessory, but it can be a great threat to Internet security as well.

The threat involved with the USB ports are the cyber criminals that are writing viruses and worms and thus infecting the USB ports. As soon as the user enters this infected port in the home PC, they can load the bug which can result in crippling the computer hardware. Their small size is one reason that makes them easier to lose and if some important data contained in it is not encrypted, there is chance that the USB ports can be tampered with, resulting in identity theft and other types of cyber crime.

This write up throws some light on this sensitive issue, which otherwise gets unnoticed. Following are some of the precautionary measures that can prevent the occurrence of these crimes to a large extent. Follow these tips to minimize the risk of your USB being hacked.

1. One of the most reliable way to prevent identification theft is to make sure that you do not load or carry any kind of personal information on the USB products.

2. Encryption is an important aspect to be taken care of if you are to put any personal or sensitive data in your USB's. Various reliable encryption programs are available and one only needs to download them. By encryption, one can be sure that the information on the USB cannot be read without being decoded first.

3. Using secure devices is another option. Various technologically advanced USB drives have added features like fingerprint authentication and built-in encryption that proves great in making this device hacker-protected. Invest in one of these USB ports that are much more user friendly and safe at the same time.

4. Keeping these computer components in a safe place is the most important tip of all. As they are very small, they are at a greater risk of being lost. Choose a USB drop spot which is easier to access and remember. This will ensure that you do not lose them easily.

5.If possible, try to keep separate devices for home as well as office purpose as there is a chance that you can accidentally introduce a virus to you home computer courtesy to one of the infected systems at office. As per the New York security consultant, Scudder, it is important to know the norms of any company before plugging your USB to the network.

Packaging Trend : The Future Outlook

The packaging industry is going under transformation almost everyday and new technologies that are better than before are taking their place. Consumer behavior, product demand and the current level of global warming are all going to have a direct impact on the future of packaging. This write up deals with all the factors that are going to help the packaging and material handling industry to face this transmutation with a bang. The future of the packaging market is certainly looking bright. Packaging is believed to be the key method of communicating the value added benefits of a product to the consumer. Thus, there is a need to implement a global mega trend to make it even more popular. Following are some of the key trends that if implemented are going to keep this industry on its prime.

The Convenience for Society

All over the world, convenience seem to have emerged as an important characteristic in life of the people. Various changes in the societal outlook viz, structure of the family, number of working women rising, longer working hours and increase in commuting time, have also contributed to the need for convenience. Thus, the need for those kind of packaging, that enables the adult as well as children to open them, has risen. Also the future will see a great rise in the kind of packaging that allows one to indulge in multi tasking, for example, hand held consumption that is easy to open even in a car.

Health and Nutrition

This is also a driving factor in the future of packaging. With the people becoming more and more cognizant about their health viz obesity, low carbohydrate, less fat etc, the manufacturers are deemed to introduce packaging that delivers the various information regarding the product in a convenient, easy to read manner. With the rise in the demand for the food items that contain active ingredients to achieve lifestyle as well as the launch of competitive products in the flicker of a second, the need for changes in packaging in inevitable.

Green Trends

With the rate of greenhouse emissions touching the skies, there is an urgent need to change the packaging trends that have been followed so callously in the past. The fact that even the people have become more sensitive towards the need of green technology, will surely helped in making the future of packaging more eco friendly. Various packaging options like paper bags instead of plastics and other environmentally safe technology are surely going to rule this industry.

Speed to Market

In this fast pacing world, it is important for the manufacturers as well as suppliers to keep abreast with their demand and supply chain. With the world being predicted to keep moving faster everyday, it becomes important for the packaging industry to move with the tide. Speed to the market is another future trend of packaging that is surely going to change the way this industry looks today. Development of an electronic business-to-business network is the call of the hour.

Laser TV – The Long Awaited Technology

Its time to add some more color to your television by bringing home Mitsubishi Laser TV. This is an ultimate laser device in the optics and optical components industry. At the CES exhibition this year the company came out with its brand new innovation that is powered by a laser-based light engine which can provide the most extensive range colors, the most clarity, and the best depth of field. This is one of the most technologically advanced television in all manners and the company is claiming this 65-inch Laser High Definition Television to be the first of its kind in the industry.

Christened as LaserVue, this product takes pride in being most energy efficient large-format and the only high-definition television to be embellished with such features. This electronic equipment is not only popular for delivering two times of the color as compared to its competitors but also consumes less power when compared to a LCD or a Plasma TV. Besides some other features that makes this product go way ahead than its rival are 3D-ready viewing capabilities, full stereo range of sound capabilities, integrated speakers and 10-inch inches thin and design for floor stand as well as wall-mount applications.

LaserVue, is a first hand laser Television innovation that incorporates laser beams to create the magic on the screen. As laser beams have the capacity to be turned in whichever wavelength of light one wants, it is possible for the television to use ideal shades of red, green, and blue to produce a variety of colors. Mitsubishi, which is known for its significant technology innovations in many areas is trying to capture yet another major segment of the electrical and electronic industry through this HDTV. One of the main feature of the product is that it uses lasers to light and reflect the images out of the screen instead of a projector bulb or LEDs.

As per Frank DeMartin, the vice president of Mitsubishi, this laster technology is sure to create a platform for the intensely real and vivid world, that will be way ahead of the ordinary flat TV to become a television to give a true dimension experience.

This product is planned to be available for the general masses from the end of the year. The 50 inch model of this TV will be competing with 65-inch LCD TVs and is priced at $6,000 only. So what are you waiting for! Grab your own piece LsaseVue, a Hollywood entertainment experience and get a television that goes beyond flat to make you understand the actual meaning of 'True Dimension'.

Now Adhesives GO ECO Safe!

After fluid power, electronic and electrical goods and god knows what not, it is now the turn of the glue industry to wear the green garb. While most of us will be bamboozled on the prospect of a green adhesive, only a few realize the effect of harmful chemical reactions that take place as soon as these adhesives come in contact with the air. Thus, to take a step further in conserving the environment from getting devastated, researchers at Oregon State University have come up with a revolutionary adhesive that not only works better than the conventional glues but are much more eco friendly when compared.

The adhesives in discussion have been made with renewable sources and are aimed to act instrumental in replacing cancer causing adhesives that are available in the markets. This initiative by the researchers at Oregon University will definitely result beneficial in improving the environment as well as human health to quite an extent. Having advantages like emissions of low volatile organic compound, high performance and cost effectiveness, these glue in the material and chemical industry are free of hazardous air pollutants and ozone depletors and are also helpful in reducing the
environmental impact of building operation
, thus contributing to a safe and healthy indoors.

These adhesives are made from soy proteins, carbohydrates and lignin that besides being renewable sources are also water resistant. The researchers are of the opinion that not only this adhesive will be eco safe but the characteristics of high performance and formaldehyde-free adhesive makes this product much ahead of its established competitors. The idea of this product came from ocean mussels who use water resistant proteins to cling to rocks in order to avoid being washed away by the tide or surf.

Besides these there are various other adhesives and sealants that have unique abilities like polyether moisture that can cure technology that contains no solvents. Some of these glues are attributed with UV resistance and have faster curing time as well. As they are odorless, non toxic and contains a negligible amount of VOC's (volatile organic compounds), they are best to be used at any place and by anyone.

The adhesives manufacturers and suppliers have shown enthusiasm in adopting the green technology in their adhesives to reduce the hazardous impact in the environment. Though they are tied by certain challenges like the product economy, sustainability and specific applications, but still these have not posed a threat to their initiative. This is just a small wake up call for the consumers and a little step by the manufacturers of adhesives, towards a greener environment. Please use these adhesives to contribute in making the world a better place for you as well as your future generations.

Electrical and Electronics – Ways to Go Green

In the present world, which is moving a little too fast towards calamity, going green has not remained an option, but a do-or-die situation. Researchers all over the globe are trying to find out ways to go greener. In this attempt most of them have been successful as well. Since electronic devices have become huge part of our modern lives, it makes this category one of the most important ways to control damage to the environment. Today one of the most alarming concern is electronic waste. The land fill waste has increased so much that there is a need for the common masses to realize the potential danger and take steps to curb the world from getting devastated. One need not only confine their responsibilities to only speaking on these issues, but work towards implementing them through practicing right way of purchasing, usage, and disposal. Following are some of the tips to make electrical and electronic equipments go green.

Rechargeable Batteries – This is an instrumental step in combating energy waste. Instead of wasting money on disposable alkaline batteries, one is advised to go for rechargeable batteries instead. These are not only are economical but also help in reducing land fills. At an average estimate, a fully charged NiMH battery will last longer than an alkaline battery for one cycle.

Solar Powered Technology – Most of the everyday products available today, come with an alternate choice – Solar powered. Use sun to infuse its power in all the portable electronic gizmo in your life. Solar chargers utilize energy directly from the sun and turns it into usable power and as the solar energy is available for free it serves as a great energy resource.

Recycling Old Batteries and Electronics – Recycling is the key mantra in going green technology. Throwing old batteries in the dustbins or dumping your unused electronics without thinking is a big mistake. Be it any electrical or electronic equipment, they all contains hazardous toxics and metals. Therefore, before disposing them make necessary inquiries in the companies as today most of the companies transform these electrical components into usable materials.

Avoiding Vampire Power – Confused? Well most of us do not realize that even when the power switch is off, the electricity is consumed by the appliance. As long as a power cord is plugged into an outlet, current will flow through and run your electric bill up. For this one should spend in a smart power strip that detects when the electronic is switched off and cut its power.

Choosing Energy Efficient Electronics – While there are some products that consume less energy than others, some run vice versa. Opt for such alternatives that are in built with energy saving technology and choose from the options available. For example, a LCD TV consumes less energy than a plasma TV.

Recent Tech Trends That Effect the Business of Today

Running a business is not at all an easy task as it require patience, far sightedness and most importantly knack of learning the new tools and technologies that will give an extra impetus to the business. With the technology pacing at an accelerating rate, the businessmen of today need to be abreast with the latest gadgets coming out yearly and the fluctuations and changes in the technology sector. This write up tries to showcase some of the most upbeat trends in the technological world that companies need to incorporate in their day to day activity.

Sensitivity Towards Small Hardware

By this we mean that companies should install small hardware components like notebooks other than laptops and personal computers that form a vital part of the communication and networking equipments. Net books and notebooks are the fastest emerging personal computer in the year 2009. Their advantages includes in weight that is as less as 2 ponds and screen which is not bigger that 10 inches. Besides being cheaper than the traditional laptops, it is their portability that is catching the eye of the markets.

Being Vigilant Towards Data Storage and Transfer

Protecting the private data of any company is perhaps the most crucial way to restore the company's secrets. But in the contemporary world where its difficult to keep track of billions of data, the lost or misplaced data can be use against the interest of the company. For this the technology markets of the world have a solution – being vigilant towards the innovations in working practices. The company head should be aware whether the obsolete equipment may still have passwords saved on it, allowing new owners to access confidential networks.

The World is Going Green

This is perhaps the call of the times and in turn the companies all over the world too are reacting favorably to this. Green measures are being incorporated in the organizations all over the world as the new smart grid technologies are capable of saving up to 30 percent of electricity consumption. By installing smart grid, the companies and enterprises should use electricity distribution system that uses digital technology to eliminate waste and improve reliability. Today, a lot of companies and industries are earning a positive outlook if they are practicing greener methods irrespective of whether it is only in via the electrical and electronic means.

Better Ways of Communication

Becoming a common place in the year 2009, is the Unified Communication System. Bigger as well as small enterprise are adopting this technology that integrates various communication tools like the telephone, chat, calendar and customer profiles, and thus easier for small companies to keep track of their business. Integrating social media to the company's advantage is also a crucial step.

The above were just some of the trends that keeps one's business up on in this fast paces technological world. Are you catching up???

Hydraulic Hybrids – The Greener Side of Hydraulic Components

The higher rates of petrol is pinching every pocket in the world. With the rise in demand for petrol in the developing countries like India and China, the world's supply of oil is bound to get increasingly strained. Researchers have been involved in finding out means to combat this problem and for this some of the hybrid options that have been evolved are – fuel cells vehicles that run on hydrogen and emit only vapour, Bio Fuel vehicles that are made exclusively from plant materials and Electric Vehicles that run on rechargeable batteries. Though all these hybrid options have been a success in their own respective ways ans areas but all of them lack something. To counter this problem and develop an absolutely refined alternative, the Environmental Protection Agency has come up with Hydraulic Hybrids.

Though they install almost the similar concepts that of the electric vehicles but instead of using potentially pollutive and batteries, these incorporate lightweight components and clean fluid to power the vehicle while it's at slow speeds. This write up throws light on the methodology involved in these components of Fluid Power that makes them a sought after product in the automobile market.

Today, this technology can be found in almost all those cars that offer hybrid engineering. The main component is the lithium ion batteries that prove instrumental in moving the car. Available in both gasoline and electric version, batteries get charged though a process called regenerative braking. The brakes of the vehicle also planted in a manner as to whenever the car brake is applied, two pads squeeze the wheel, which causes friction and thus the car comes to a halt. As soon as the hybrid brakes are applied, the friction produced is used in recharging the battery. The battery thus powers the electric motor which in turn makes the car work.

Most of the hybrid car owners complain of slow speed, but thus hydraulic hybrid technology once the car hits 20 to 30 mph, the gas engine takes over and the car operates like any other. Hydraulic Hybrid cars are designed to use three main components to power a vehicle at slow speeds and to augment the gasoline engine. The fuel is stored in the low pressure reservoir, while the fluid is moved with the aid of a pump and high pressure accumulator. Besides, these three components, there is need of energy to start the car. Here the difference between the Hydraulic Hybrid cars and others lies in the functioning. While the hybrid cars send power to the electric motor, which then sends it to the drive shaft, the Hydraulic Hybrid vehicles uses the accumulator to send the energy directly to the drive shaft. Thus, the the vehicle accelerates, and the pump moves the fluid back to the reservoir, ready to charge the accumulator again.

The hybrid Hydraulic vehicles run on a simple mechanism but act very helpful in the conservation of fuel as well as saving the environment from harmful pollutants.

KEB's Gift to the Automation Market – Multi Axis Drive System

KEB's initiative of launching a multi-axis motion control solution on the drives market is the first approach of its kind in the motion controls industry. Combining various nuances like single-axis and multi-axis controllers, supply modules, regenerating units, motors, efficient cooling concepts and motion control functions to a drive system, this technology is being designed to be applicable with outputs up to 160 kW.

KEB is a renowned name in the motion control industry and has been serving the world for the past 35 years. Known for manufacturing high quality drive and control engineering, KEB products realize starting, stopping, positioning and control of complex machinery. Embellished with a great state of the art electronic and mechanical drive systems, the company through the launch of its new product is trying to expand its stand in the control drives sector of motion controls industry.

The advantage of this mechanism is that it will be possible to use them in the industries like mechanical and automation engineers in the robotics and handling, packaging, logistics, as well as wood, metal and plastics industry sectors as well. According to the head of marketing and sales at KEB, Norbert Schwabbauer, this initiative is extremely compact and the slim body of the same will act very instrumental in allowing them to fit conveniently in the control cabinet.

This multi Axis Drive system has a central opening so that the DC-interconnections are well interconnected and the operation too is fast and comfortable. Some of the unique features of the drive system are - a high performance 32-bit-CPU, CoDeSys 3.2 programming that allows programs in IEC 61131-3 languages and can take over PLC and motion-control-functions as well as numerical control (NC) tasks. The COMBIVERT H6 has an Ether CAT Master module and the consumer also has a choice of Ethernet-Interface which is available for local operation. Integration of safety functions is an added bonus.

The officials of the Germany based Company have announced two levels of integrated safety operation. While the first module level guarantees the safe disconnection of the supply voltage without additional software and also offers the he functions Safe Torque Off (STO) and Safe Brake Control (SBC), the second module ensures the users of safe inputs, a safe disconnection and a redundant micro controller structure. This technological product will also include safe speed reduction (SLS) technology along with safe operating stop (SOS), safe stop (SS1 and SS2).

This product that has been launched by the KEB is still being evolved and various safety function of the products are still in the planning stages.

CCTV Evaluation Services – The Hottest Trend in the Video Imaging Equipments Industry

To make a mark in the global market of video imaging equipments, a UK based CCTV Advisor company is all set to introduce a new service that will allow the video surveillance camera users to function efficiently and will also be suitable for providing Evidential Quality Video Recordings for possible court uses. Of recent it has come to notice that most of the CCTV security cameras that have been installed with the aim to capture useful Evidential Quality video recordings, have failed to do so.
The police too have expressed their concerns regarding the problem of poor quality video that the investigators have to counter while working on any case related to the CCTV security cameras.

Thus, to enhance the quality as well as performance of these CCTV cameras, VIPER, which is a new and unique CCTV service is being launched by a UK based CCTV advisor. This service provides an easy, affordable expert assessment of security camera performance. Based on the Video Image Performance Evaluation Report, this service will be the best way to indicate the working conditions of any CCTV cameras and also avail the information as to how well an individual camera is performing as a vital evidential security tool.

In addition, this service is claimed to be the first ever on line service, that can provide the CCTV Operators with unbiased and clear evidences along with an independent overview of precisely how their CCTV cameras are performing. This service also acts instrumental in technical issues that need to be rectified before installing these cameras. The users have the advantage of easy and simple installation and service. The owners of this camera only need to forward an image that has been captured form an individual surveillance camera and then a resulting VIPER assessment will be produced to report on the cameras technical and operational capabilities in 38 key areas.

These reports can be employed by any CCTV user and also there is no need to disclose the identity of the operator or even the location of the camera. The service providers claim this to be an exceptionally affordable, practical and secure solution for knowing whether the CCTV cameras are working well or not. At present, this assessing technology is applicable only for fixed video surveillance cameras, but the manufacturers are working on to extend its reach to remote control Pan and Tilt and Zoom (PTZ) units as well.

As per the principle CCTV advisor of the company, Jon, this service will help anyone to check whether their cameras are working well or not. This service will come as a relief to Law Enforcement Officers, who for long have been complaining about the extremely poor quality of many CCTV recordings.

Choosing the Best Electric Wires and Cables for Your Home

Test and measuring equipments do not find their application in the laboratories only. One such counterparts of them is the Electric and electronic test accessories. This segments includes Connectors, cables, and accessories for electrical and electronic testing are included in the electrical and electronic test accessories. Following are some of the basic types and tips that one should remember while purchasing these wires and cables for their homes or any other purpose.

If one is planning to indulge in the electrical work at home, he or she should be very clear regarding the types of conductors to be installed. Options of combination of single conductors or a multi conductor cable are available. Today the trend of using cable has become a rage as wires and wiring technique have their applications restricted to single conductors only. Single conductors come in two variants - THW and type THWN/THHN which are suitable for both dry as well as wet locations for temperatures up to 75 degrees Centigrade. Most of these wires and cables come inside protective metal or plastic conduit and one can buy either solid-core or stranded wire. While solid core wires are stiffer and thus difficult to snake through, they have the advantage of having better connectivity.

The variety of cables present in the test and measurement equipments industry is also wide. Cables are are typically referred to the combination of neutral wire, one or two hot wires, and a grounding wire inside a plastic or metal covering. Lest have a brief look on some of the types of cable available in the measurement and test equipments market.

Non Metallic Sheath Cables – These are widely used for interior projects and is sold by the foot or in boxes that house from 25 to 250 feet of coiled cable. They are suited only for dry locations and can withstand temperature up to 60 degree Centigrade.

Armoured Cables – These power cables are designed for the supply of mains electricity. They are mostly found in underground systems, power networks and cable ducting and can be used only on multicore versions of the cable.

Besides the above mentioned there is MC types of cables that too are used for indoor applications but are relatively more expensive.
In addition to the types, cables are bifurcated as per their sizes and the number of containers they contain. For example, any cable that contains one neutral and one hot wire is referred as two wire cable. The diameter of the cables is also considered. The larger the wire's diameter, the larger its current carrying capacity, or ampacity, and the lower its gauge number. One can find these numbers on the cable sheathings. The most important tip however is that if you're considering one of these wires, first check your local electrical codes.

Spic and Span in the Sensors Transducers and Detectors Industry

The sensors transducers and detectors industry in the engineering and scientific products is a thriving one. The wide application of these devices has also been a favorable reason for the humongous expansion in the technology of transducers, detectors and sensors. The definition of the terms Sensors, transducers and detectors categorize all the components of those devices that performs the task of monitoring, measuring, testing, recording, analyzing and displaying data as generated due to changes in a measured norm. This write up provides information about some of the most upbeat sensors and detectors that have recently been launched in the engineering and scientific markets all over the world.

1.Digital Wave Front Sensors – In an attempt to meet the demand of applications like optics, laser beam analysis and ophthalmology, Phase view, a successful digital wave front company, launched its coveted Digital Wave Sensors (DWS) at the Photonics West 2009 in California, US. With the aim to deliver fast and reliable evaluation of wavefronts with high performances at any wavelengths, these wave sensors measure a resolution of around 360,000 points. Available at a measurement of 600 x 600 points, DWS is capable of yielding l/100 accuracy and l/200 sensitivity and at the same time can also avail a dynamic range of 1500l for the wavelength range between 350nm and 1100nm. It is capable of obtaining high resolution intensity and propagate the beam at one location on a 1M pixel CCD array camera. Some other advantages of this sensor equipment include light-weight packaging, insensitivity to vibrations, fast 3D measurement, available in both turnkey and OEM versions, axial repeatability of 10nm can be achieved and areas of up to 100 x 100um can be measured and processed with enhanced software stitching capability.

2.Infrared Photo Detectors – Including assets like operation at high gain with low noise, better sensitivity, longer range and lower laser power, quantum cryptography, optical time domain reflectometry, near-infrared Raman spectroscopy, biomedical NIR spectroscopy, time-resolved emission detection for failure analysis, and singlet oxygen detection, this product is also a hit in the global detectors market. This Near Infrared photo detectors that has a multiplication device carriers was launched with the aim to overcome the limitations of avalanche photo diodes in the 0.9 to 1.6 micron spectral region. Exceeding the capabilities of APDs in both gain and noise performance their application is possible widely in Lidar, telecommunications, and other active optical systems.

3.Acoustic Audio Lenses – With the focus to stand out with their innovation, Sausalito Audio has released a new speaker design that touted as being the best device to flatten out high beams and reduce the floor and ceiling reflections. The founders of this company claims that benefits like 180 degree dispersion for the average listener will make this launch an invariable success in the segment of acoustic audio equipment.

World's First Fully Integrated Doherty Amplifiers by NXP

Of recent the semiconductors industry has seen another boost being added to its credential – Fully Integrated Doherty Amplifiers. This products was launched by NXP Semiconductors, the independent semiconductor company founded by Philips more than 50 years ago. With its headquarters in Europe, Next E Experience (NXP) creates semiconductors, system solutions and software that is known to deliver better sensory experiences in TVs, set-top boxes, identification applications, mobile phones, cars and a wide range of other electronic devices.

This time the company has launched its unique amplifier which is claimed to be the world's first amplifier that is fully integrated and can be applied on the similar pattern that is installed by a standard class AB transistor. Christened as NXP BLD6G21-50 and BLD6G22-50 amplifiers, these devices are becoming a hit in the semiconductor markets all over the world. Reduced design size and operational costs commingled with highest power efficiency is the unique selling attribute of this amplifier. They have been designed specially for TD-SCDMA and WCDMA base stations.

Having the advantages like eliminating the need for extra tuning during manufacturing, providing significant cost efficiencies during the development process of cellular base station power amplifiers, these Doherty amplifiers integrate frequencies from 2010 MHz to 2025 MHz and both the main and peak devices are fused with input splitter and output combiner that allows the amplifiers to minimize their required board space. Besides, there are two additional pins that act instrumental in external biasing purposes.

The company claims to have developed this products in order to suffice the demand from the base station providers and telecommunication operators. As per Mark Murphy, the Director of marketing for RF power products, NXP Semiconductors, "Integrated Doherty technology is considered a holy grail in amplifiers,". The director also expedited on the various advantages and challenges that can be overcome by the application of this amplifier.

Having smallest designs loaded with record efficiency, capable of cutting total system power consumption reduce cost while boosting performance are some of the benefits that are luring the consumers to opt for this amplifier present in the semiconductor industry. This innovation offers ease of design while delivering unsurpassed efficiency of 40% at an average power of 10W, thus enabling 5% lower power dissipation under multi-carrier signal operation compared to class AB amplifiers.

Next E Experience also credits itself with line-ups of RF power transistors operating from 800 MHz right up to 3.8 GHz for base stations, covering all cellular technologies. The amplifier that is still in the sampling process is being scheduled to be available in the markets throughout the year.

Greener Glass Packaging – For the Consumers of Today

The steep rise in the demand for purer, greener and sustainable products, is becoming stronger than ever. In this context the manufacturers as well as suppliers of glass materials, that is widely installed in the process and manufacturing equipments, have become sensitive towards the need for the same in this industry as well. In the context of America, it is only glass materials that are considered safe against the use of chemicals associated with alternative packaging materials. Researches in the process and manufacturing equipments industry have been going on to produce glass containers that are stronger and lighter than ever before. This initiative is being implemented to increase the amount of quality that is collected for making new glass containers at manufacturing plants.

After rigorous experimentation, the researchers have been successful in manufacturing 100% recyclable glass containers. Labeling them as a sustainable product, these glass containers will suffice the consumers demand for greener process equipments and manufacturing devices. Glass which prides itself with having a legacy of 400 years will witness a great rise in the year 2009. It is being estimated that the green revolution which has enveloped almost every market is sure to earn the glass materials industry its due importance.

The advantages of recycling, environmental and health benefits of choosing glass containers above anything else is surely going to help the glass industry to go green further. A survey conducted by Opinion Research for GPI (Glass Packaging Institute) claims to have found a majority of Americans (54%) who believe packaging materials that cannot be recycled an unlimited number of times are not actually recyclable. Thus, glass became the unanimous choice for process and manufacturing equipments for socially responsible manufacturers and their customers.

According to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) of America, it was found that 28.1% of all glass containers were recycled, in the year 2007. As far as the glass beer and soft drink bottles are concerned, the rise here was 34.5%, up from 30.7% in 2006. There has also been a significant rise in the recycling of glass and other containers in public spaces and at public events.

Researchers are of the opine that the rise in demand for reusable glass containers will ensure reduced energy costs which will further act instrumental in meeting enhanced regulatory standards for air emissions at glass manufacturing plants. This is a welcoming initiative in any sense and the efforts of GPI in coaxing the people to recycle more glass containers is very effective. This will not only help the manufacturers of glass materials to put a control on unnecessary waste of energy but will also satisfy the conscious citizens of saving the environment to a certain extent.