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Top 10 stories of 2010
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12/23/2010   4 comments
Here are the top 10 stories posted on Automotive Designline this year, as determined by your page views.
Loudspeakers: Objective evaluations - Part 2: Measuring the essential properties of loudspeakers
Design How-To  
12/21/2010   4 comments
Part 2 of an excerpt from "Sound Reproduction: The Acoustics and Psychoacoustics of Loudspeakers and Rooms" answers the question "If we want to measure a loudspeaker, and from those measurements try to anticipate how it might sound in a room, what should we measure?"
E-Switch LP16 series pushbutton switch
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12/20/2010   Post a comment
E-Switch released its LP16 illuminated pushbutton switch series that it claims offers a life cycle expectancy of 50 million, which it attributes to its magnet design.
Evaluation platforms ease transition to MOST150
Design How-To  
12/17/2010   1 comment
Using twin evaluation platforms, Audi engineers tested all of the elements of the infotainment networking technology affected by the migration from MOST25 to MOST150.
NKK Switches' G series toggle and rocker switches
Product News  
12/16/2010   3 comments
NKK Switches designed its G series of process-sealed rocker and toggle switches with self-cleaning contacts for reliable logic level switching.
Samtec PowerStrip/15 Cable Assembly (MPSS Series) discrete wire cable system
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12/14/2010   Post a comment
Samtec’s latest high performance power interconnect is a discrete wire cable system intended for space-limited applications.
Hardware and software considerations in secure passive immobilizer design
Design How-To  
12/10/2010   2 comments
While top level functionality of a vehicle immobilizer is simple to describe, the underlying technology is intriguing and sophisticated. This article discusses hardware and software aspects of vehicle immobilizer systems with emphasis on design and security considerations.
Intelligent multiplexer upgrades automotive lighting high side drivers
Design How-To  
12/10/2010   1 comment
Control and diagnostics of lighting functions are some of the growing tasks performed by modern body control modules. An intelligent multiplexer would provide a solution to their ever increasing requirements in terms of pulse width modulation channels, diagnostics, and system reliability in automotive lighting applications.
Radiated efficiency: A true measure of antenna performance
Design How-To  
12/7/2010   11 comments
If you are looking for a good, general description of antenna elements and performance parameters, this paper from Pulse Electronics is for you.
Exclusive! Driving Chevy's Volt
Automotive DesignLine Blog  
12/2/2010   21 comments
Here's what I learned—and what I didn't.
STMicroelectronics' SPIMD20 motion control module
Product News  
12/1/2010   3 comments
STMicroelectronics has unveiled a customizable high-end motor-control module that is small enough to mount directly on the motor as well as provide connection via industrial Ethernet.


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Add USB Battery Charging Protocols to an Android-Based Design
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