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posted in February 2006
Bipolar chopper drive is easy to use for development projects
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2/23/2006   Post a comment
Haydon's DCS4020 bipolar chopper drive is designed for easy set-up and use. Connect a single power supply, motor and the DCS4020 drive and it's ready to run for development projects.
VITA 46 chassis prototype is available
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2/23/2006   Post a comment
Elma offers a prototype chassis based on the upcoming VITA 46 and VITA 48 standards developed by the VITA Standards Organization.
Reed relay shrinks in size
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2/17/2006   Post a comment
Coto Technology said its 9852 ultra-miniature reed relay, housed in a 0.078 sq. in. footprint, is the smallest Form C surface-mount device of this type.
Enclosures are designed for ATCA
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2/17/2006   Post a comment
Optima EPS has developed the AT series of vertical rack enclosures for AdvancedTCA (ATCA) blade and server applications.
E-field sensor yields nonmechanical touch (or not) switch
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2/17/2006   Post a comment
Use electrodes for proximity or touch switches, driven and sensed by an electric-field specific IC
Thermal chip touted as advance over filament heating
News & Analysis  
2/15/2006   Post a comment
Advanced Thermal Chip Technologies said it has developed a thermal IC that overcomes reliability and performance problems along with cost and safety issues associated with conventional filament technology.
Yamaichi CompactFlash card reader has special contact protection
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2/13/2006   Post a comment
Yamaichi Electronics introduces a CompactFlash™ card reader equipped with a special “pin protection” system. A special blocking mechanism ensures that only CompactFlash™ cards can be inserted in the correct orientation into the reader.
Capacitive touch switches boost automotive interface options
Design How-To  
2/10/2006   Post a comment
Today’s cars have increasing numbers of switches and buttons for control, infotainment, and security, which need to be easily installed into more contoured control surfaces. Here's one cost-effective, reliable approach with no mechanical parts.
What happened to the 42V auto?
Automotive DesignLine Blog  
2/10/2006   Post a comment
Why didn't this prediction materialize? More puzzling, how have the dire problems, that were predicted if we stayed with 12V systems, been avoided?
Design kit promotes insert molding benefits
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2/9/2006   Post a comment
Microplastics has released an insert molding design kit that includes component and prototype samples, a white paper and six-page capabilities brochure.
Motor design promotes quiet, high-speed operation
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2/3/2006   Post a comment
Featuring a ceramic air bearing design, SANYO DC Micro Motor Division's PM series micro motor provides high speed and quiet operation at high temperatures.
Keylock switches lock out contaminants
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2/2/2006   Post a comment
Locking out flux, solvents and other contaminants, NKK Switches launches its SK series of keylock switches in subminiature and miniature sizes for a wide range of applications.
Heat sinks cool BGAs in low air flow
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2/2/2006   Post a comment
Advanced Thermal Solutions has introduced maxiFLOW heat sinks for cooling BGAs and other hot components in restricted air-flow conditions. Available in a wide range of sizes, these heat sinks are said to reduce device junction temperatures by more than 40 percent below temperatures achieved by using other heat sinks.


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