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Keyboard gets new function keys
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1/30/2008   Post a comment
EAO has launched an upgraded version of the W.series vandal-resistant keyboard with new function keys.
Test your distortion hearing ability
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1/30/2008   Post a comment
Test your ability to detect nonlinear distortion for different music signals and loudspeaker types with this online interactive listening test.
Audio homing robot
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1/23/2008   Post a comment
An autonomous sound-sensing robot developed by programmers at Cornell uses three microphones to first detect and then follow an audio source.
Matching an electrical switch's acoustic style to the application
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1/23/2008   Post a comment
There is more to a successful switch than its electrical properties; acoustic performance is also a key parameter in many applications
Vishay Intertechnology : Panel potentiometer has Cermet resistive element
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1/22/2008   Post a comment
The Vishay Sfernice P30L is a long-life, compact panel potentiometer with a high 2-W power rating, low temperature coefficient, and high operating torque.
Solid-state relays deliver up to 32 amps
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1/18/2008   Post a comment
Aimed at a variety of power applications including industrial controls, consumer appliances and medical equipment, Clare extends its power relay family with four DC-only devices that deliver current handling up to 32 A.
Amplifier considerations for driving ceramic (piezoelectric) speakers (Part 2 of 2)
Design How-To  
1/18/2008   1 comment
Driving the increasingly common piezoelectric speaker is very different than a dynamic speaker; Class G amplifiers may be the key
Gartner, IDC see strong '07 for PC shipments
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1/17/2008   Post a comment
Worldwide PC shipments increased by 13.4 percent last year to reach 271.2 million units according to preliminary results by Gartner, Inc. The industry ended the year with fourth quarter PC shipments of 75.9 million units, a 13.1 percent increase from the 67.1 million units shipped in the fourth quarter of 2006.
Heat sinks cool higher power LEDs
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1/16/2008   Post a comment
Advanced Thermal Solutions has introduced the Star series of heat sinks designed specifically for cooling higher power, surface-mount power LED packages.
Amplifier considerations for driving ceramic (piezoelectric) speakers (Part 1 of 2)
Design How-To  
1/16/2008   Post a comment
Driving the increasingly common piezoelectric speaker is very different than a dynamic speaker; Class G amplifiers may be the key
"Gesture Library" enhances notebook PC ease-of-use and productivity
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1/14/2008   Post a comment
Synaptics say that their "Pinch" and "Momentum" gesture functionality "ushers in a brave new world that boldly changes how notebook TouchPads are used.
Electronics cooling systems improve energy efficiency, reduce noise
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1/10/2008   Post a comment
Delphi Corp. has introduced an expanded portfolio of electronics cooling systems, which improve energy efficiency, noise reduction and performance, at the Consumer Electronics Show.
Virtual tool launched for EMI shielding design
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1/9/2008   Post a comment
Antenna and EMI shielding device specialist Laird Technologies has made available a web-based tool for fabric-over-foam EMI-shielding gaskets that allows engineers to configure, view and download 2D drawings and 3D models directly into their designs in all conventional CAD formats.
Molded rocker switches debut with a TV rating
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1/7/2008   Post a comment
NKK Switches has released the JWL series of DC-rated power rocker switches that it claims are the industry's first molded rocker switches with a TV rating.
Access entry keypads deliver new programming features
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1/3/2008   Post a comment
Linear LLC has upgraded its standalone AK series of access entry keypads by adding new programming features.
3U VPX backplane is customizable
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1/2/2008   Post a comment
Carlo Gavazzi Computing Solutions has released its 6-slot 3U VPX Ruggedized Enhanced Design Implementation (REDI) backplane for military and aerospace applications.
Avnet acquires YEL Electronics Hong Kong
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1/2/2008   Post a comment
Avnet solidifies its position as the largest distributor of interconnect, passive and electromechanical (IP&E) products in Asia with the acquisition of YEL Electronics Hong Kong.

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