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posted in April 2012
Microelectronic sensing system enables in-flight arrow ballistics measurement
Design How-To  
4/30/2012   4 comments
Packing MEMS and more in your arrow leads to an unusual data-acquisition system
Power modules without a baseplate: a reliable and cost-effective solution
Design How-To  
4/27/2012   Post a comment
Understand the differences in performance, reliability, and cost of using a non-baseplate power module
Molex Inc. has expanded its innovative Brad Micro-Change M12 circular hybrid technology connector system
Product News  
4/26/2012   1 comment
Combining power and data lines into one connector, Molex's latest Brad Micro-Change CHT Connector System reduces cabling requirements and lowers installation time and associated costs.
Automotive-electronics documentation and service software tools cut cost—and improve brand image
Design How-To  
4/26/2012   2 comments
Compared against the development of visionary new automotive electronic systems, such as intelligent highways and driverless cars, documenting designs and repairing faulty vehicles seems unglamorous. But in fact, documentation of vehicle electrical systems is a slow, costly and error-prone task; and speeding fault rectification saves money, reduces commercial vehicle downtime, and enhances brand image in the eyes of the customer.
Standards effort seeks to put a charge in EV deployment
News & Analysis  
4/25/2012   9 comments
The American National Standards Institute is driving an effort to develop technical specs for electric vehicle technology and related efforts like battery development and an interoperable charging infrastructure.
Wearable human motion energy harvester
Research  
4/22/2012   2 comments
A team from Riga Technical University, Latvia has designed a "Human Motion Energy Harvester for Wearable Applications". The design consists of a jacket with an electrical generator.
Hirosi and Micro Interconnects connect for design ins
News & Analysis  
4/21/2012   Post a comment
Two interconnect companies, Hirose and Micro Interconnects, have announced a partnership that they say will simplify specifying and designing in DF36 board-to-fine coaxial cable connectors for applications in space-restricted areas, such as hand-held devices.
E-Switch TL3240 tact switch
Product News  
4/20/2012   1 comment
E-Switch's latest tact switch is a surface mount device that offers LED illumination in blue, red, green and yellow.
Sensor architecture allows real-time auto emissions monitoring, Pt. 2
Design How-To  
4/19/2012   Post a comment
As opposed to current periodic emission-control system testing—sensors, MCUs, and memory come together in an updated approach to real-time exhaust monitoring for improved pollution control. This part--sensing emissions and future challenges.
Nav system 'scam'
Automotive DesignLine Blog  
4/13/2012   35 comments
How would you thwart thieves use of stolen car's GPS navigation system?
Molex NeoScale modular mezzanine interconnect
Product News  
4/12/2012   Post a comment
Molex's NeoScale mezzanine interconnect features a patent-pending triad wafer configuration that isolates each differential pair for optimal performance and customization.
Sensor architecture allows real-time auto emissions monitoring, Pt. 1
Design How-To  
4/12/2012   9 comments
As opposed to current periodic emission-control system testing—sensors, MCUs, and memory come together in an updated approach to real-time exhaust monitoring for improved pollution control.
Nissan Leaf redux
Automotive DesignLine Blog  
4/9/2012   41 comments
A look at new features, including a photovoltaic charging panel, and cold-weather performance.
Dual power booster adds serious muscle to op amp outputs
Product News  
4/9/2012   Post a comment
Cirrus Logic/Apex PB63 two-channel amp drives semiconductor, flat-panel test, motors up to ±75V/2A
Two-wire Hall sensors target body electronics
Product News  
4/6/2012   4 comments
Melexis switch & latch Hall effect sensors designed for rugged automotive, industrial, and consumer applications.
Molex launches VersaBeam cable assembly line
Product News  
4/6/2012   Post a comment
Molex has launched the VersaBeam product family with parallel optical device (POD) cable assemblies for emerging high-speed data and computer applications.
TE Connectivity MiniSAS HD connector and copper cable
Product News  
4/6/2012   Post a comment
TE Connectivity's Mini SAS HD connector and copper cable double port density and support 6- and 12-Gbps SAS applications.
TECH TRENDS: Technical flexibility can manage market demands
Design How-To  
4/5/2012   Post a comment
Organizations and engineers must flexibly respond to changing market constraints and continuously adapt their skills. What are the current challenges?
Super robot able to leap buildings in a single bound!
Automotive DesignLine Blog  
4/2/2012   3 comments
If you think you've seen all possible forms of robotic locomotion, think again.


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