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posted in July 1999
Op amp boosted by added circuit
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7/12/1999   Post a comment
It is possible to get high-voltage performance from modest operational amplifiers with a bootstrap circuit.
DSPs tailor car audio experience
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7/12/1999   Post a comment
One area in which automotive electronics is changing rapidly is the automotive audio system. Along with the outwardly visible trends, such as the progression to radio/cassette/CD systems, there are internal technical changes.
Recipe for low-risk auto multimedia
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7/12/1999   Post a comment
Low cost and flexibility are keys to designing a successful platform for today's car multimedia system.
Frequency sweeps improve radar
Design How-To  
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Interest in autonomous intelligent cruise control and collision-warning radar systems for in-vehicle applications continues to increase, and the reasons are obvious.
Auto PC: Windows CE hits the road
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7/12/1999   Post a comment
Windows CE is enabling an expanding mobile market for what might be called "PC companions," appliances that promise flexibility, productivity and fun. And the automotive PC is an integral component of the mobile strategy.
Intelligent data bus plans under way
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With a design cycle that is much longer for cars than for electronics, and with the electronic content of automobiles increasing each model year, major automakers-General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota, Nissan, Honda and the like-have conceded they have a design-cycle problem.
Feature-rich autos drain power
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7/12/1999   Post a comment
Every new electronic feature on today's vehicles adds another nail in the coffin of the 14-V power supply system. While the nominal 14-V charging system for the 12.6-V battery has existed since the mid-'50s, automotive engineers have known for over a decade that this power system has a limited life expectancy.
Multimedia autos presage 'drive-by-wire' era
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7/12/1999   Post a comment
It may take us a while to get to full "drive-by-wire" — the same computerized guidance and control that now steers airplanes and smart bombs in flight — but the automotive industry is taking major steps toward implementing a more thoroughly electronic vehicle system.


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Future Engineers: Don’t 'Trip Up' on Your College Road Trip
Rishabh N. Mahajani, High School Senior and Future Engineer
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A future engineer shares his impressions of a recent tour of top schools and offers advice on making the most of the time-honored tradition of the college road trip.

Max Maxfield

Juggling a Cornucopia of Projects
Max Maxfield
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I feel like I'm juggling a lot of hobby projects at the moment. The problem is that I can't juggle. Actually, that's not strictly true -- I can juggle ten fine china dinner plates, but ...

Larry Desjardin

Engineers Should Study Finance: 5 Reasons Why
Larry Desjardin
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I'm a big proponent of engineers learning financial basics. Why? Because engineers are making decisions all the time, in multiple ways. Having a good financial understanding guides these ...

Karen Field

July Cartoon Caption Contest: Let's Talk Some Trash
Karen Field
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Steve Jobs allegedly got his start by dumpster diving with the Computer Club at Homestead High in the early 1970s.

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