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posted in February 2012
Energy harvesting, wireless sensor networks & opportunities for industrial applications
Design How-To  
2/27/2012   7 comments
With the will to increase the number of sensors around us and to respect several economic and environmental constraints, researchers and R&D engineers are looking for new green and unlimited energy sources that will allow to remove batteries or wires and to develop autonomous wireless sensor networks with theoretical unlimited lifetimes. These new sources are based on ambient energy.
ISO 26262 cuts electronics complexity risks: Pt. 1- Requirements and assessment flow
Design How-To  
2/23/2012   2 comments
Future development and integration of automotive safety functions will strengthen the need to have safe system development processes and to provide evidence that all reasonable safety objectives are satisfied. ISO 26262 provides guidance to reduce these risks to a tolerable level by providing feasible requirements and processes.
ITT rolls high density circular connector for mil/aero apps
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2/22/2012   Post a comment
ITT Interconnect Solutions has unveiled the PHD38999, a fiber-optic interconnect solution designed for harsh environment applications.
Sound enhancing technology boosts mobile sounds by doubling air volume in loudspeaker
News & Analysis  
2/22/2012   2 comments
Knowles Sound Solutions has launched a sound enhancing technology to increase the acoustic performance in consumer devices with small form factors.
Remember 'If Microsoft made cars…' jokes?
Automotive DesignLine Blog  
2/16/2012   15 comments
For a split second on a recent test drive, I felt they had.
One-piece S8 bulb socket cuts inventory needs
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2/16/2012   Post a comment
S8 bulb socket features unique one-piece design to reduce inventory stocking and component costs.
Molex S8 Automotive Bulb Socket
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2/16/2012   Post a comment
Molex's S8 bulb socket features a unique one-piece design to reduce inventory stocking and component costs.
Software tools ease AUTOSAR compliance
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2/9/2012   Post a comment
The AUTOSAR initiative is tackling the industry-wide constraints of complexity, competition, and cost. AUTOSAR provides incentives for manufacturers to replace their proprietary software/hardware interfaces with standardized ones linked to an independent architectural layer.
Molex introduced the MediSpec Hybrid Circular MT Cable and Receptacle System
Product News  
2/9/2012   1 comment
Molex's latest cable and receptacle system reduces the number of connectors needed in medical equipment.
What's in your emergency repair kit, besides tools?
Engineering Pop Culture!  
2/8/2012   42 comments
It starts with duct tape, of course, but there are other small items to bring
New H-PSOF power-electronics packaging touts high-current capability and high efficiency
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2/2/2012   Post a comment
Automotive power transistors for hybrid and electric vehicles are first available products.
Select Schottky diodes based on avalanche performance
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2/2/2012   Post a comment
For reverse battery protection, peak avalanche power gauges pulse performance while having low forward voltage drop.


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