Haptic knob leverages magnetorheological fluids for crisp force-feedback

In particular, the passive brake consists of a magnetorheological fluid flowing between intertwined bell-shaped walls, whose viscosity can be tuned arbitrarily by controlling its phase transition from liquid to solid (and vice versa) by a magnetic field (from a built-in coil). While the liquid phase offers no resistance to the knob's rotation, the solid phase ensures a solid stop.

Automotive touchscreen controller detects fingers up to 35mm above the screen

The family’s integrated acoustic and haptic feedback control provides faster response times for a better user experience compared to systems where the processing of a touch and pressure applied are not measured on-chip. 

Touchscreen controller offers fast response, low cost for automotive use

The TrueTouch CYAT817 family offers an advanced hover capability that can detect a finger up to 35 mm above the screen and a force touch capability that provides accurate measurement of the pressure applied by multiple independent fingers. The family’s integrated acoustic and haptic feedback control provides faster response times for a better user experience compared to systems where the processing of a touch and pressure applied are not measured on-chip.

Conrad promises simple M2M application development with IoT kit 

In addition to an optional temperature recording, any sensors and actuators can be connected to the board. Data will be transferred to the Conrad Connect platform via GSM, which makes it accessible from the cloud. This allows for simple and cost-effective entry into M2M applications, even without mobile phone communication expertise. The functionality ranges from monitoring and diagnostics to maintenance and entire automation applications. The 39x32x6mm module has its own operating system and is ready for immediate use.

JDI do develop 30cm-wide 198ppi electronic paper module

The 30cm-wide three-color module is based on the long-term strategic alliance with E Ink Holdings Inc. for the ePaper business. Through the alliance with E Ink, JDI is now delivering samples of this ePaper and plans to start commercial shipments as early as the third quarter 2018.

10-bit Sine-to-Digital converter has automatic signal correction

Furthermore, a permanent auto-correction then minimizes the angular error, so that the RS422 output drivers always provide high-quality quadrature signals, at interpolation factors of x1 up to x256, and at a negligible constant delay of only 1.5 µs. Additional UVW signals with an adjustable pulse count are also available for the commutation of brushless motors with up to 32 pole pairs.

105V, 2.3A Low-EMI Synchronous Step-Down Regulator

The LTC7103 is a 105V, 2.3A, synchronous step-down regulator that incorporates a proprietary architecture in a small 5mm x 6mm QFN package to achieve ultra-low EMI/EMC emissions without sacrificing efficiency. Operating from an input voltage between 4.4V and 105V, the LTC7103 has a no-load input current of only 2μA when regulating 48Vin to 3.3Vout.

Zumtobel CEO Ulrich Schumacher wants to throw the towel

Schumacher, who in earlier years headed the semiconductor manufacturer Infineon and took the company public after its spin-off from Siemens, had pursued a course of restructuring at the lighting manufacturer. Against the backdrop of sharply falling prices for LEDs, Schumacher wanted to make the company future-proof; among other things, he intended to reduce the number of jobs. The Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Jörg Zumtobel, whose family holds a about a third of the company's shares, apparently did not like this.

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