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JST PNI series crimp-style connectors
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5/31/2012   Post a comment
JST's crimp-style connectors offer both wire-to-board and wire-to-wire applications on a 2mm pitch.
Magnetic sensor features discrete protection components integrated into IC package
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5/25/2012   1 comment
Ruggedized packaging obviates the need for a conventional PCB arrangement.
IndyCar electronics drive cars to be lighter, faster
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5/23/2012   Post a comment
While having fewer electronic systems than many road cars, IndyCar chassis run with specialized electronics, with features geared for safety, reliability, and data acquisition.
How's this for adroit engineering?
Engineering Pop Culture!  
5/21/2012   4 comments
Algorithm detects drowsy driving.
Expanded IDC contact system provides gas tight connections for stranded and solid discrete wires.
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5/21/2012   Post a comment
AVX designs insulation displacement connectors with expanded range of contact options.
Engineering Ferrari
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
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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.
Autonomous cars: Sooner than we think?
Automotive DesignLine Blog  
5/14/2012   15 comments
In the short term, vehicles will be able to take over many driving functions—but full autonomy may be farther down the road.
Understanding wireless charging configurations
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5/14/2012   Post a comment
What techniques and ways are there to implement wireless charging, which holds great potential (sorry for the pun)?
Choose the right touch technology for your display
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5/11/2012   1 comment
Understand the various touch technologies and consequent tradeoffs when decided pn the "best" choice.
Second gen EV/hybrid charging connector released
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5/10/2012   Post a comment
ITT's UEC-, J1772-, and GB-certified connector enables fast battery charging.
Teardown Report: Chevy Volt's electronic secrets
Design How-To  
5/10/2012   3 comments
Beyond battery chemistry, and electric propulsion and control, this enhanced-range electric vehicle was designed for upgrades, ruggedness, and diagnostics—with attention to quality in its construction.
Project e-smart, Pt. 2: Vehicle controls, modeling, and simulations
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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.
Project e-smart, Pt. 1: Students convert Smart car into an EV
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5/7/2012   Post a comment
Vehicle conversion including 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.


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