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Developing an automotive electrical distribution system: Part 4 - COTS harness design tools
Design How-To  
4/27/2007   Post a comment
It's survival of the fittest, with software tools making for efficient wire harness design.
32-bit cPCI backplane comes in six-slot size
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4/25/2007   Post a comment
Elma Bustronic has introduced a 3U 32-bit CompactPCI (cPCI) backplane in a 6-slot size. It incorporates a controlled-impedance stripline design, which results in virtually zero crosstalk.
Developing an automotive electrical distribution system: Part 3 - 'Pain points' in the design flow
Design How-To  
4/25/2007   Post a comment
Harness design--from wiring and configuration inputs to system design outputs--has several potential pitfalls.
Computer products boost Arrow's 1Q
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4/24/2007   Post a comment
Arrow Electronics Inc. reported sales of computer products grew 33 percent in the first quarter of 2007 and hoisted the distributor's overall sales and profits to record levels for the period that ended in March.
Driver IC provides closed-loop control around fan speed, temperature
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4/23/2007   Post a comment
Andigilog's aMC8510 and aMC8520 are designed to provide improved reliability and acoustic management, as well as lower power consumption for DC brushless fan cooling products.
IC coolers offer low profile
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4/20/2007   Post a comment
JARO Thermal has introduced a series of light-weight, open-fin IC coolers for low-profile applications. The V6X090 coolers are packaged in a compact 70 (W) x 58 (L) x 12 (H)-mm footprint.
Choose the right cold plate to cool hybrid motor drive electronics
Design How-To  
4/19/2007   Post a comment
The decision will be a trade-off among thermal performance, weight, cost, reliability, and manufacturability--but in reality the choice becomes fairly straightforward.
Dual-action tact switch is sealed
Product News  
4/17/2007   Post a comment
E-Switch has introduced a low-current, dual-action tact switch. The sealed TL3350 device offers a low profile, which makes it suitable for a variety of consumer, computer, instrumentation, telecommunications and industrial applications.
Tilt/sensor switch measures small angle changes
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4/13/2007   Post a comment
NKK Switches has introduced its DSA01 combination tilt/sensor switch. The environmentally-friendly DSA01 is triggered when tilted beyond +-10 degrees of the horizontal.
Tactile switches offer square stem
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4/12/2007   Post a comment
The BI Technologies Electronic Components Division of TT electronics expanded their tactile switch product offering to include a series of devices with a square stem, designated the SWT8 series; and added three additional styles to the sealed product offering, designated the SWTW Series.
SSOP MOSFET relays cut board space by 67%
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4/10/2007   Post a comment
With the medical sector in mind, Omron packaged its latest series of MOSFET relays in an SSOP that measures 1.8H x 2.W x 3.8Lmm to yield board-space savings of 67% when compared to a standard SOP package.
Linear actuators incorporate encoder feedback
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4/10/2007   Post a comment
Haydon Motion Europe now offers its size 8 hybrid linear actuators with encoder feedback for motion control applications.
Low-profile relay takes heat away from PCBs
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4/9/2007   Post a comment
Omron Electronic Components LLC released the G2RL-1ATP series of power PCB relays featuring 0.250 inch external, quick-connect-contact load terminals. The use of quick-connect terminals allows the load current to be directly routed through the relay's contacts, eliminating the need for large PCB traces.
IR hit by accounting snafu
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4/9/2007   Post a comment
International Rectifier said it will delay filing its quarterly report after discovering accounting irregularities at a foreign subsidiary.
Memory module employs heatpipe cooling design to offload heat
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4/5/2007   Post a comment
OCZ Technology Group Inc. launched a high-speed version of its OCZ Reaper HPC memory line, a PC2-9200 rated kit, which uses a passive heatpipe cooling design to effectively offload heat and increase performance and stability.


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