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posted in January 2012
Programmable logic, SoC simplify power steering, accessory control
Design How-To  
1/31/2012   1 comment
Using an integrated system-on-chip reduces both product and project costs.
Modularity provides functional, economical tire-pressure monitoring
Design How-To  
1/27/2012   4 comments
A building block approach allows mixing and matching features in affordable tire pressure monitoring system packages.
Targeting RF key security
Blog  
1/27/2012   3 comments
How secure are your RFID car key and other devices—to be afraid, or not?
NKK Switches Y2B series panel seal pushbuttons
Product News  
1/27/2012   Post a comment
NKK Switches launched a series of 24mm square, flush mount and tamperproof panel seal pushbutton switches for applications requiring a low-profile, yet secure and splash proof design.
U.S. approves first tidal energy project
News & Analysis  
1/24/2012   15 comments
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission this week approved the first-ever commercial license for a U.S. tidal energy project in New York City’s East River.
MOST150 points to technology tipping point
Design How-To  
1/24/2012   Post a comment
Carefully balancing technological possibilities, real market requirements, and economic considerations, it is important to show a clear cost-down technological roadmap. But several aspects need to be addressed, including data transport capacity (bitrate), physical media, and topology options.
High-tech conference promises help with design
Memory Designline Blog  
1/24/2012   Post a comment
DesignCon 2012 starts January 30 and ends February 2nd in the Santa Clara Convention Center.
Auto show musings
Automotive DesignLine Blog  
1/23/2012   14 comments
You may have missed these under reported developments coming from the recent auto shows.
Ultracapacitor boasts 3,000F, low ESR in rugged design
Product News  
1/20/2012   2 comments
MIL spec qualified ultracap designed for auto, transportation, alternative energy, medical, industrial, and consumer markets.
Leverage Ethernet to improve passenger safety, comfort, and convenience
Design How-To  
1/19/2012   4 comments
As homes become more digitally sophisticated, consumers are developing higher expectations for connectivity and greater levels of safety and comfort in their home away from home—their vehicle. As a result, in-vehicle electronics are growing in number and complexity. Collision warning, comfort controls, infotainment, and advanced driver assistance are just some of today’s sophisticated and diverse applications generating an increasing need for bandwidth and connectivity within and between in-vehi
Molex MiniFit Plus crimp terminals
Product News  
1/12/2012   Post a comment
Molex's Mini-Fit Plus high mating cycle crimp terminals feature proprietary high-current alloy and patented design.
Samtec S1SS and T1M Series discrete wire interconnects
Product News  
1/12/2012   1 comment
Samtec has expanded its discrete wire interconnect product family with a new 1mm pitch system.
Capacitive proximity detection spurs automotive convenience features
Design How-To  
1/12/2012   4 comments
A broad range of motion detection depends on an astute application of technology. Moisture and rapid temperature changes are challenges.
Toyota accelerations revisited—hanging by a (tin) whisker
Design How-To  
1/10/2012   18 comments
Several accelerator pedal position sensors had tin whiskers that could cause short circuits.
Power-management functions for energy harvesting
Design How-To  
1/8/2012   Post a comment
Understand the functional blocks needed for this role in a harvesting design
Molex enhances zSFP+ SMT 20-circuit interconnect line
Product News  
1/5/2012   Post a comment
Molex's fully tested zSFP+ interconnect is scalable for next-generation data applications, with performance compatibility to support current 10 Gbps Ethernet and 16 Gbps Fibre Channel applications.
Out of Europe: Top auto electronics articles 2011
Design How-To  
1/3/2012   Post a comment
As with elsewhere in the world, there is interest in EV and hybrid electric technologies.


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