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posted in May 2009
Real world robots star in Terminator Salvation
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5/28/2009   Post a comment
Eighteen ABB industrial robots star in the final climactic scene of the new movie Terminator Salvation, in which Christian Bale faces an army of Terminators.
Brushless DC (BLDC) Motor Fundamentals
Design How-To  
5/25/2009   Post a comment
Brushless Direct Current (BLDC) motors are gaining popularity and are used in the Appliances, Automotive, Aerospace, Consumer, Medical, Industrial Automation Equipment and Instrumentation areas. This technical paper looks at the fundamentals of these motors, and provides example control applications.
Fischer Elektronik : Spacing sleeves are electrically insulating
Product News  
5/25/2009   Post a comment
Fischer Elektronik have developed a series of hexagonal spacing sleeves made of plastic which combine the benefits of low weight and the mechanical stability given by metallic threads.
Distributors' association sees end to declines
Product News  
5/13/2009   Post a comment
The pace of decline of electronic components distribution in Europe slowed during the first quarter of the year but, according to the International Distribution of Electronics Association (IDEA), they still show every indication of bucking the historic annual billings trend of a strong Q1 followed by three declining quarters.
Torex : Line switch IC needs no external capacitors
Product News  
5/8/2009   Post a comment
Following the success of its XC8101 series low supply current line switch IC, Torex Semiconductor introduces the 2nd generation XC8102 Series.
ALPS : Slide switch has self-return operation
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5/7/2009   Post a comment
With the SSAG series, ALPS Electric offers double-side or single-side (right or left) recoil type slide switches.
USB product family offer improved power dissipation
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5/7/2009   Post a comment
Diodes Incorporated has released the AP21x6 family of dual Universal Serial Bus (USB) power switches which are designed to support application solutions including USB port protection, heavy capacitive loads, short-circuit protection and over-current protection.
Murata : Tiny RF switch is suitable for ultra wide band
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5/5/2009   Post a comment
Murata has enhanced the operating frequency range and reduced the footprint of its tiny RF switch connectors to create the SWG series, suitable for UWB (ultra wide band) applications.
Motorola's "Green Phone" renews and recycles
Design How-To  
5/4/2009   1 comment
With the W233 Renew, Motorola attempts to oblige with a carbon-neutral, mostly recyclable entry-level GSM offering.


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