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posted in January 2011
Move over, Monsieur Proust: I just had my own "madeleine" moment!
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1/27/2011   16 comments
Sometimes a small thing can bring back long-buried engineering memories
ITT Cannon signal connector
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1/26/2011   Post a comment
ITT Interconnect Solutions has developed a fully sealed (IP69K) RoHS-compliant signal connector, which it says is the first of its kind to withstand temperatures up to 150°C.
EqcoLogic Ethernet over coaxial cable adaptors for IP camera and Networked Video Recorder systems
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1/26/2011   Post a comment
EqcoLogic is shipping Ethernet over 75-Ohm coax cable adapters for IP camera and networked video recorder systems that it says can replace analog camera systems.
C&K Components' ZMA series switch
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1/25/2011   Post a comment
C&K Components has expanded its snap-acting switch line to include subminiature versions that can be used as detect switches.
Teledyne connectors transmit fiber optic signals
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1/24/2011   Post a comment
Teledyne Reynolds Inc. has released a Hyperion Series of connectors that integrate broadband fiber optic transceivers in their design.
MEMS-based tracking tags will survive and function in extreme temps and gamma irradiation
Product News  
1/21/2011   5 comments
STMicroelectronics and Bluechiip Limited have announced that they will partner to manufacture unique micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS)-based tracking tags initially aimed at healthcare markets. Because the Bluechiip tracking tag is a mechanical device rather than an electronic one, it can survive in temperature extremes and is immune gamma irradiation.
Using a thermoelectronic assembly (TEA) to cool electronic systems and modules
Design How-To  
1/21/2011   8 comments
Understand the basic operation and sizing of this system-cooling option
Clare CPC1998 AC power relay
Product News  
1/20/2011   3 comments
Check out Clare's optically isolated AC-power relay with zero-cross circuitry in an i4-PAC package that is being touted as an integrated alternative to discrete optocoupler and Triac circuits
E-Switch RP8200 illuminated pushbutton switch
Product News  
1/20/2011   2 comments
E-Switch’s RP8200 is offered in a threaded or snap-in panel mount version.
Advanced HMI technologies enable integrated automotive center console design
Design How-To  
1/14/2011   3 comments
Incorporation of a multifunction console control panel allows HMI designers greater flexibility in styling as well as greater control over uniform look and feel. Such a design also reduces tooling charges and increases reliability. Because of overall integration and a reduce set of controls, these designs also reduce the total cost of systems.
C&K Components' RAFIX22F series terminal switch
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1/12/2011   Post a comment
Requiring only 27mm of mounting depth behind the front plate, C&K Components’ latest switches are well-suited for flat applications that previously required PC board mounted switches
Nemesis connectors target mission-critical functionality in integrated soldier systems
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1/11/2011   Post a comment
ITT Interconnect Solutions has detailed its Nemesis connector range for equipment used in integrated soldier systems in a new Applications Note.
FCI RJ45 1x8 modular jack
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1/7/2011   Post a comment
FCI is expanding its modular jack product line with the RJ45 1 stack, 8 port shield connector with LED
Automotive connectors evolve to meet complex demands and EV challenges
Design How-To  
1/7/2011   1 comment
While initially adapted from industrial designs, the increasing complexity of automotive electronics has created demands for interconnects that vary greatly from the traditional pin-and-socket connectors—and can adapt to electric and hybrid vehicles.


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Jolt Judges and Andrew Binstock

Jolt Awards: The Best Books
Jolt Judges and Andrew Binstock
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Air Conditioner Falls From Window, Still Works
Engineering Investigations
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David Blaza

The Other Tesla
David Blaza
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