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posted in February 2007
Challenges in designing high-performance automotive electronics
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2/28/2007   Post a comment
Engineers are pressured to shorten the overall design and qualification cycle while increasing functionality of existing auto electronics systems without compromising ever tightening quality, reliability, and cost targets.
ATCA handle offers easy assembly
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2/26/2007   Post a comment
Elma has developed a second-generation advanced TCA (ATCA) handle that is designed with a slide-motion button to latch the handle shut and activate an optional micro-switch.
Slim relay saves space in industrial apps
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2/22/2007   Post a comment
Omron Electronic Components has launched an industrial-style G2RV slim relay with a width of 6 mm, offering space savings for industrial applications.
Ultra-small tactile switch suits handheld devices
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2/16/2007   Post a comment
Omron has introduced the B3U series of ultra-small tactile SMD switches, aimed at handheld device applications.
Parallel processing architecture brings advanced vision applications to today's cars
Design How-To  
2/16/2007   1 comment
Technologies now on the road enable automotive design engineers to implement robust and powerful recognition algorithms, while meeting the stringent automotive power consumption and operational constraints.
Avnet to distribute Pittman-brand motors
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2/15/2007   Post a comment
AMETEK Pittman has named Avnet Electronics Marketing as a worldwide distributor of its line of highly engineered electric motors for niche applications.
Self-clinching blind fasteners protect threads and circuits
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2/15/2007   Post a comment
PEM self-clinching blind fasteners protect threads and circuits from foreign matter and provide permanently mounted blind threads in metal sheets as thin as 1 mm.
MicroTCA tower chassis features carrying handle
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2/13/2007   Post a comment
Elma Electronic developed its latest MicroTCA portable tower chassis with a carrying handle for easy portability.
MicroTCA cabinet is modular
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2/9/2007   Post a comment
Optima EPS has developed a modular 19-inch cabinet enclosure for MicroTCA applications.
Pushbutton switches simplify design
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2/6/2007   Post a comment
The KB series of miniature, illuminated and non-illuminated pushbutton switches from NKK Switches target a variety of industrial and consumer electronics applications.
AC fans lock out water and dust
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2/5/2007   Post a comment
JARO Thermal has expanded its Aquas cooling line with the introduction of AC-rated fans that meet waterproof and dustproof requirements of the IP55 standard.
Improve Hall sensor rotor-position measurements: Part 2
Design How-To  
2/2/2007   1 comment
This part gives a method that eliminates errors due to imprecise rotor angular position data from Hall sensors while improving control system performance in terms of reduction of torque ripple and total harmonic distortion of currents in the motor phases.
4-pin SSRs replace reed relays
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2/1/2007   Post a comment
Clare Inc. offers a family of 4-pin solid-state relays (SSRs) as a replacement for reed relays.


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A future engineer shares his impressions of a recent tour of top schools and offers advice on making the most of the time-honored tradition of the college road trip.

Max Maxfield

Juggling a Cornucopia of Projects
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I feel like I'm juggling a lot of hobby projects at the moment. The problem is that I can't juggle. Actually, that's not strictly true -- I can juggle ten fine china dinner plates, but ...

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Engineers Should Study Finance: 5 Reasons Why
Larry Desjardin
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I'm a big proponent of engineers learning financial basics. Why? Because engineers are making decisions all the time, in multiple ways. Having a good financial understanding guides these ...

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July Cartoon Caption Contest: Let's Talk Some Trash
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