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Advanced user interfaces take safety into account: Part 1 - Distractions and helpful HMIs
Design How-To  
1/29/2009   Post a comment
Properly designed, an automotive HMI can bridge the gap between the competing demands for greater connectivity and greater safety.
Interactive robot features 31 proportionally-controlled axes and lifelike movement
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1/28/2009   Post a comment
Engineered Arts Ltd, a company which specialises in hi-tech multi-media, has created an interactive robot - named RoboThespian " which features 31 proportionally-controlled axes and lifelike movement due to Festo fluidic muscles.
RJ45 LAN jacks feature low insertion loss and high noise suppression
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1/28/2009   Post a comment
Epcos has developed RJ45 LAN jacks with integrated magnetic modules for the electrical isolation of common and differential-mode interference.
High Density LXI 2 Amp Matrices
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1/28/2009   Post a comment
Pickering Interfaces is expanding its range of customer focused LXI switch matrices with the introduction of the 60-554 High Density 256x16 EMR (Electromechanical Relay) Matrix.
C Components : Snap-acting switches provide excellent tactile feedback
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1/28/2009   Post a comment
K5G and K5A2 snap-acting key switches feature silver- or gold-plated dome inserts for enhanced user feel, provide excellent tactile feedback, and are housed in small, low profile packages.
Hidden gem from the Swiss mountains
Automotive DesignLine Blog  
1/28/2009   Post a comment
A Swiss outsider shows that technology competition among e-cars just has begun.
Pickering Interfaces Introduces new High Density LXI 2 Amp Matrices
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1/28/2009   Post a comment
Pickering Interfaces is expanding its range of customer focused LXI switch matrices with the 60-554 high density 256x16 EMR (electromechanical relay) matrix.
Podcast on mechatronics engineering and education
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
1/27/2009   Post a comment
"What is a mechatronics engineer?" and "What core subjects should a mechatronics curriculum include?" are among the topics discussed in this interesting audio interview.
ELMA : MicroTCA system suits severe environments
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1/23/2009   Post a comment
ELMA has developed its blu!smart MicroTCA system specifically for ruggedized applications and for intensive testing of AMC modules under tough conditions.
Mitsubishi starts e-car trial in Europe
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1/21/2009   Post a comment
Mitsubishi has started test runs of its first electrically-driven vehicle, the MiEV. The car will first be available to dealers in Spain, the Netherlands and the UK; other European markets will follow during the year.
Top 10 countries by industrial robot density
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
1/20/2009   Post a comment
Which countries have the most industrial robots in relation to their number of manufacturing workers? (Hint: #1 is in Asia.)
Vishay : Panel Pots have high dielectric strength
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1/20/2009   Post a comment
Vishay Sfernice has announced two compact (12.5-mm dia.) panel potentiometers with high dielectric strength of 5,000 Vrms, cermet and conductive plastic elements, and a wide variety of modules and terminal styles.
Miniature circular connectors for industrial and MIL applications
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1/20/2009   Post a comment
ITT Interconnect Solutions has developed a family of miniature circular connectors, the Trinity MKJ Series, with similar electrical and mechanical characteristics to larger, heavier MIL-DTL-38999 connectors.
BI Technologies : Custom potentiometers for pro audio applications
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1/20/2009   Post a comment
BI Technologies offers custom potentiometer solutions for pro audio applications. The quick turnaround potentiometers are for use in a variety of foot pedal, guitar, amplifier and pre-amplifier applications.
Cat. 6 EtherNet/IP plastic bayonet connector
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1/14/2009   Post a comment
A new addition to Provertha's I-Net Ethernet series is a plastic version of the Ethernet/IP RJ45 IP67 connector conforming to IEC 61076-3-106, Variant 1.
Versatile cadmium-free miniature switch
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1/14/2009   Post a comment
With the introduction of the D3 miniature switch Cherry is launching another cadmium-free product.
20 things you might not know about robots
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
1/13/2009   Post a comment
Do you know the name of the first humanoid robot or the date of history's earliest robot? Or details about the first case of "robot homocide?" If not, read on...
Avago Technologies collaborates with Faulhaber Group to create world's smallest rotary encoder
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1/12/2009   Post a comment
The world's smallest rotary encoder has been developed by Avago Technologies, a leading supplier of analog interface components for communications, industrial and consumer applications, and the Faulhaber Group, a global leader in the design and development of DC motors.
Fairchild : 60 to 100 V MOSFETs support 80 PLUS Silver spec
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1/7/2009   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor brings designers a highly efficient synchronous rectification MOSFET solution that enables power supplies to meet the 80 PLUS Silver specification.
Camden : Plug-in terminal with screw flanges withstands high vibration
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1/7/2009   Post a comment
CTBA/FL plug-in terminal blocks feature screw flanges enabling male and female connectors to be clamped together to create reliable connections in all applications including high vibration.
Robotic fridge launches beers
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
1/6/2009   Post a comment
Couch potatoes rejoice! This robotic "beverage delivery system" seems like something designed by the fictional Buy-N-Large Corporation from the movie WALL-E.
C and K : Reed switches are designed for long life
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1/6/2009   Post a comment
C&K Components has developed the RS Series of miniature surface-mount reed detect switches designed for long life and ease-of-use.
Power-distribution switches provide accurate current limits
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1/5/2009   Post a comment
Four new power-distribution switches introduced by Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) enable end equipment to handle heavy capacitive loads while preventing short-circuits in a variety of applications, such as USB ports/hubs, cell phones, laptops, flat panel TVs and set-top boxes.


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