Engineering Pop Culture! 5/18/2012 5 comments
Nothing but pasta could possibly be more representative of Italian sumptuousness than Ferrari, the sexy luxury race car brand that made its debut in 1947 with the 125S, produced in Maranello, Italy, and bearing the Ferrari trademark.
PPS messaging connects HTML5 and hardware
Design How-To 5/17/2012 Post a comment
HMIs developed with HTML5 reside in a high-level, virtualized environment but still need to access hardware. In mobile devices, for example, they need to retrieve the device orientation and, if there are GPS or accelerometer chips, information these chips provide for applications that use geo-location. In-vehicle systems need to retrieve even more information from low-level components such as the CAN bus, GPIO pins, and I2C and SPI devices. Persistent Publish/Subscribe (PPS) provides a simple, e
E-Switch TL3210 tact switch
Product News 5/17/2012 2 comments
E-Switch released an illuminated tact switch that offers LED illumination in blue, red, green and yellow, white and a bi-color red/green option.
Molex expands Premo-Flex jumper line
Product News 5/17/2012 1 comment
Molex's latest products provide flexible and reliable PCB interconnect solutions well-suited in multiple applications where micro-miniature connectors are required.
Project e-smart, Pt. 2: Vehicle controls, modeling, and simulations
Design How-To 5/8/2012 Post a comment
Converting a Smart ForTwo into an EV includes planning and specifying requirements for the electric vehicle, electric components selection, and E/E-architecture and control software design as well, as implementation of hardware and software by students of the University of Stuttgart. This part describes the vehicle control system; measurements, modeling and simulation of the vehicle; and an outlook on future EV issues.