Future Electronics & Crocus Technology Sign Global Distribution Agreement

MONTREAL — Future Electronics today announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Crocus Technology, a leading developer of magnetically enhanced semiconductor technologies for mobile security, embedded microcontrollers, harsh environment electronics and magnetic sensors. “Considering the ever increasing demand for non-volatile memories and products capable of enhancing the performance and security of chips for…

Simplify the Complexity of M2M

We all understand the value of building products that are interconnected. Adding some type of network connection to an electronic device may seems simple, yet there are many challenges. A new industry is shaping up around the concept of machine-to-machine (M2M), also referred to as the Internet of Things (IoT). Even though this industry is…

E-Whiskers Could Turn Robots Hairy

Even the faintest optical and tactile feedback sources gathered by the most humble insects will efficiently coordinate their moves at striking speed, without relying on a lot of processing, at least much less than what engineers tend to pack into your typical autonomous robot. That is because their locomotive action is often directly coupled to…

Green Light for Data-Driven Traffic Signals

The synchronization of traffic signals at crossroads, with the ebb and flow of vehicle traffic seeking seamless movement, is a largely unexplored means to relieve congestion on urban roads. Traffic signals change at fixed intervals regardless of the volume of traffic and hold up drivers at intersections. Data feeds from sensors embedded in roads, roadside…

The Driverless Car Revolution Begins Now

A very mediatized Google driverless car seen zooming up and down the freeway in Silicon Valley has certainly attracted a lot of attention about what the future of driving might be like, but the real revolution of autonomous driving has already begun. Driverless cars will not suddenly appear on the roads in 2020, when carmakers…

Pedestrian Dead Reckoning Enables Indoor Navigation Without WiFi

Just as in-vehicle navigation systems have already revolutionized finding street addresses, pedestrian navigation systems aim to revolutionize finding indoor locations. To actualize a whole range of pedestrian navigation applications, Sensor Platforms in San Jose, Calif. — the software specialists licensing motion algorithms — has added Pedestrian Dead Reckoning (PDR) to its FreeMotion Library of algorithms.…

Bivar Extends Its Distribution Agreement With Newark element14 to Include Califia Lighting

CHICAGO — Newark element14, the leading distributor of electronic components and engineering solutions in the Americas and a business of Premier Farnell (LSE:pfl), announced today it has signed an agreement with Bivar Inc. to stock its new Califia Lighting line, which was created to serve the growing number of businesses and facilities transitioning to energy-efficient…

Mouser & Heraeus Sensor Technology Announce Global Distribution Agreement

MANSFIELD, Texas — Mouser Electronics, Inc. has entered into a distribution agreement with Heraeus Sensor Technology to become the global distributor for their extensive range of Platinum RTD (Resistance Temperature Detector) sensor elements, including Thin Film Platinum RTDs, Glass and Ceramic Wire Wound RTDs. Heraeus is a global leader with unique expertise in micro-structured thin…