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Alternator-regulator IC boosts charging system efficiency, control
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10/31/2011   Post a comment
To improve fuel efficiency start with the charging system—and a key element is a new alternator-regulator IC.
Teardown: Med-friendly Advantech HIT-W121 Touchscreen Terminal
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10/28/2011   Post a comment
This product includes features required by medical OEMs, but maintains the flexibility that allows for product differentiation.
MEMS technology to improve quality of life for the aging
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10/28/2011   1 comment
MEMS sensors can help make healthcare technology sensitive to patients’ needs and abilities, significantly enhancing the user experience
Back EMF method detects stepper motor stall: Pt. 1—The basics
Design How-To  
10/27/2011   9 comments
Technique takes advantage of constant motor parameters and overcomes limitations of traditional stall detection methods of current and duty-cycle sensing.
AES 131st Convention photo gallery
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10/26/2011   Post a comment
A photo gallery from the show floor of the recent 131st AES Convention in NYC includes photos of everything from exhibits and audio product demos to audio publications and even an electromechanical Rastafarian!
HD Brilliance broadcast BNC connectors with locking collar
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10/26/2011   Post a comment
Belden announced an innovative range of Brilliance high definition (HD) BNC connectors designed for use with the company's Brilliance coax cables.
Low profile piezoceramic audio speakers are 4.5mm thin
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10/25/2011   Post a comment
The Blue line SPS Piezoceramic speaker series from Sonitron comes equipped with a high power adhesive tape and soldering connection pads, ready for mounting in fast production lines.
HDMI-enabled mobile PC shipments to surpass 300 million in 2014, says In-Stat
10/25/2011   2 comments
Last year we saw a dramatic increase for HDMI in portable consumer devices, including HD camcorders and digital still cameras. In addition, on the PC side, HDMI's share of mobile PCs, graphics cards, and PC monitors continued to increase.
Distributed power management cuts wiring weight
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10/24/2011   1 comment
Robust power line communication and distributed computing combine for an economical physical architecture.
Real-time power management system for sensorless motor control and short circuit localization
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10/24/2011   3 comments
The combination of power line communication and distributed computing offers a smart and low-cost solution for in-car subsystems power management.
EV, hybrid repair jitters
10/21/2011   17 comments
Survey shows technicians want better tools and information.
TE Connectivity Alcoswitch blue snap-action pushbutton switches
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10/20/2011   Post a comment
Marketed under the brand-name ALCOSWITCH Blue, these miniature switches from TE Connectivity incorporate an innovative snap-action mechanism that produces an extremely fast switching moment for power and signal applications.
Erni's Dual-row SMT connector family with a 0.8mm pitch
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10/20/2011   Post a comment
Erni Electronics launched a dual-row SMT connector family with 0.8mm pitch, designed with reliable double-sided spring contact for space-limited applications.
Simulations tackle EMI in hybrid and electric vehicles
Design How-To  
10/13/2011   3 comments
Electric propulsion brings with it high voltages which challenge vehicle electrical/electronic architectures.
Yokowo two-piece battery connector
Product News  
10/13/2011   1 comment
Yokowo's two-piece battery connector is equipped with a floating mechanism to prevent power disruptions caused by physical shock on the handset.
Freescale goes dual core for engine control
News & Analysis  
10/12/2011   9 comments
Freescale Semiconductor raised the hood on a multicore processor for automotive engine control that includes three extra timing cores dedicated to fuel efficiency.
Amazing MEMS, now with TSV
10/11/2011   Post a comment
MEMS has come a long way from those tiny switches, and today STMicroelectronics says MEMS and TSV can be used together for even higher densities…
Multisensory Medical Training for unlimited, no-risk practice and training
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10/7/2011   Post a comment
Sight, sound, and touch-enabled simulators help device makers deliver unlimited practice and no-risk training on complex, costly devices and procedures.
JST XMA series conenctors
Product News  
10/7/2011   1 comment
JST's XMA series connectors offer wire-to-wire positive locking connections and provide optimum performance under high-vibration conditions.
TECH TRENDS: When is a hybrid not a hybrid?
Design How-To  
10/7/2011   7 comments
Buick's 2012 LaCrosse comes standard with a hybrid electric power train, but the company just calls it "electric assist" for its luxury car buyers.
Energy Harvesting for Autonomous Systems (Part 4 of 5)
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10/6/2011   Post a comment
Understand some of the critical issues associated with this topic of great interest
This conference is where the truly “cool” people are found
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10/6/2011   5 comments
For those who believe in the therapeutic power of copper for thermal ailments, the Cooling Zone Summit was the place to be
Energy Harvesting for Autonomous Systems (Part 3 of 5)
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10/2/2011   Post a comment
Understand some of the critical issues associated with this topic of great interest
Getting the most out of high-speed motors in medical device applications
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10/2/2011   Post a comment
Harness the power of torque and speed with brushless dc technology
Wall switch brings 802.11n Wi-Fi to hotels
News & Analysis  
10/1/2011   1 comment
Ruckus Wireless announces that its high-speed Wi-Fi wall switch has experienced broad adoption by hotels around the globe looking to deliver a myriad of IP-based in-room services over a unified wired/wireless infrastructure, while also providing high-speed wireless Internet access to a flood of new Wi-Fi-enabled mobile and handheld devices.

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