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Model-based methodology optimizes functional safety, Part 2: Challenges of integration
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5/30/2011   Post a comment
Timing is a safety issue—this insight has consequences for safety-relevant evaluation and even the design process. Here is a model-based methodology to maximize functional safety.
Curtiss-Wright unveils rugged rack mount chassis
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5/27/2011   Post a comment
Curtiss-Wright Controls Electronic Systems has released the RM810, an 8U high OpenVPX forced air cooled deployable rack mount chassis that provides cooling for >150W per slot.
Curtiss-Wright rolls 12-port Gigabit Ethernet switch
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5/27/2011   Post a comment
Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing (CWCEC) has introduced what it claims is the embedded military market’s first managed XMC Ethernet Switch.
New TI motor drivers for stepper and brushed DC motors lower RDSon more than 60 percent
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5/26/2011   Post a comment
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) has expanded its DRV8x motor driver family with eight new devices supporting up to 5 A for higher-current bipolar stepper and brushed DC motors.
CONEC SAL series connectors
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5/26/2011   Post a comment
CONEC has developed a sensor actuator line of circular connectors for industrial automation applications.
C&K Components ITS series Vertical and right angle illuminated tactile switch line covers wide app range
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5/26/2011   Post a comment
C&K Components’ latest switches are available in many different single LED colors and bi-color options that are independent from the switching function.
Hirose DF57 wire-to-board connectors
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5/26/2011   Post a comment
Hirose's DF57 Series delivers 2A per contact in a compact package.
Conec EMI-filtered connectors
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5/26/2011   Post a comment
CONEC has developed a series of EMI-filtered connectors that provide near linear performance up to 1GHz and beyond.
Orion Fans OA300ST Series AC fan trays
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5/26/2011   Post a comment
Orion Fans' three-position AC fan tray is ready for insertion into any 19" rack.
FCI launches XCede backplane connector line
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5/26/2011   Post a comment
FCI released XCede vertical backplane headers and right-angle daughter card receptacles designed for 25 Gb/s performance.
ITT Cannon Nemesis series connectors
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5/25/2011   Post a comment
ITT's rugged miniature circular connector provides sealed, space-saving design for handheld and medical devices.
Hirose DF59 series connector system
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5/25/2011   1 comment
This connector system from Hirose provides wire-to-board, board-to-board, and short-circuit connection with a common receptacle design.
AVX 9276 series wire-to-board connector series
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5/25/2011   Post a comment
AVX's 9276 Series dual-contact connector simplifies installation and provides quick and reliable termination in a 2.5 mm pitch SMT package.
Panel prescribes Rx for Toyota
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5/24/2011   1 comment
More local management responsibility urged, along with listening to "external" safety and quality experts.
IMEC, Atrenta to show 3-D design flow at DAC
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5/24/2011   3 comments
EDA company Atrenta Inc., working with the IMEC research institute on a 3-D integration project, has developed a planning and partitioning design flow for heterogeneous 3-D stacked IC assemblies. They plan to demo the flow at the DAC exhibition.
Model-based methodology optimizes functional safety, Part 1: Timing
Design How-To  
5/23/2011   2 comments
Timing is a safety issue—this insight has consequences for safety-relevant evaluation and even the design process. Here is a model-based methodology to maximize functional safety.
Spray modeling improves engine combustion control and simulation
Design How-To  
5/19/2011   2 comments
Solving emissions and fuel economy problems "in the cylinder" is cost effective compared to aftertreatments.
FCI beefs up terminal block portfolio
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5/19/2011   1 comment
FCI has added PCB fixed configurations, power pluggable and spring-contact products to its terminal blocks product portfolio.
AVX 9176 series wire-to-board IDC connector series
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5/19/2011   1 comment
AVX expanded its wire-to-board connector family to offer design engineers more options when connecting discrete wires to a PCB in harsh environment applications.
The changing face of power density
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5/16/2011   Post a comment
Here's a view on how power-supply density has increased and how this has affected size and thermal support
Innovation revelation: Engineering the Chevy Volt
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5/13/2011   5 comments
For engineers, development of the Chevy Volt is a ripping yarn which has been likened to a program of "moon shot" proportions.
C&K Components KMT0 IP68-rated tactile switch
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5/12/2011   Post a comment
C&K Components has upgraded its KMT0 series of ultra-miniature tactile switches to provide IP68-rated sealing.
Thin film PV junction box offers kink protection
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5/12/2011   Post a comment
Yamaichi Electronics has introduced the TF junction box for thin film modules, which is the first thin film junction box that has kink protection with ‘Hermetic Sealed’ technology.
Designing reliable capacitive-touch interfaces (Part 2 of 2)
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5/12/2011   1 comment
Understand how to enhance hardware and software reliability of this increasingly popular user interface for instruments and appliances
Knee deep in exploding mice
Engineering Investigations  
5/11/2011   25 comments
Does five years as an engineer mean no more mistakes? Probably not.
Power Tip 35: Minimize transformer interwinding capacitance effects
Power Tips  
5/9/2011   7 comments
Understand how this capacitance develops, why it is a problem, and what can be done about it
MOST150 optimizes data bus efficiency
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5/9/2011   Post a comment
The MOST150 infotainment bus system is about to take the place of earlier MOST systems. With its high bandwidth which can be utilized up to nearly 100%, MOST150 is a viable platform for advanced next-gen infotainment systems. Daimler already has gathered experience with the new bus.
Designing reliable capacitive-touch interfaces (Part 1 of 2)
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5/9/2011   Post a comment
Understand how to enhance hardware and software reliability of this increasingly popular user interface for instruments and appliances
Medical robots market to approach USD1.3 billion in 2016, says ABI Research
Research  
5/8/2011   1 comment
Recent advances in robots' technological capabilities, combined with the improving economic environment for medical services delivery and payments, are driving increased demand for surgical, assistive and telemedicine-based robots.
Electric hub motor improves EV range: Part 2—Manufacturability and practical application
Design How-To  
5/5/2011   12 comments
"Electronic gearbox" control circuitry requires less power, boosting range.
NKK Switches CWS Series of full-face illuminated miniature rocker switches
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5/4/2011   Post a comment
Available with red, green or amber illumination, NKK's tiny switches are configurable with either LED or neon lighting.
Two myths: "there is a Santa Claus"; and "ESC is only about software and tools".
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5/4/2011   4 comments
Embedded Systems Conference is getting into analog functions and "real" hardware.


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Future Engineers: Don’t 'Trip Up' on Your College Road Trip
Rishabh N. Mahajani, High School Senior and Future Engineer
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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
Max Maxfield
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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 ...

Larry Desjardin

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 ...

Karen Field

July Cartoon Caption Contest: Let's Talk Some Trash
Karen Field
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Steve Jobs allegedly got his start by dumpster diving with the Computer Club at Homestead High in the early 1970s.

latest comment mhrackin Where's the "empty bin" link?
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