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Sensor module design improves automotive electrical integration, functionality (Part 2)
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6/30/2011   Post a comment
Devices must be reliable and robust, and operate with long-term stability and high precision under harsh physical, chemical, and electrical stress conditions.
NKK Switches FP01 series pushbutton switches
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6/30/2011   3 comments
NKK has developed contactless illuminated pushbutton switches that use a diode photo interrupter rather than traditional contacts to ensure high reliability.
C&K Components K12S series of LED illuminated key switches
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6/30/2011   Post a comment
C&K has developed high-performance IP67-sealed SMT key switches for harsh environment applications.
Boundary conditions dictate battery management
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6/30/2011   2 comments
Once cell and electronics architecture is understood, one must consider tradeoffs in circuit topology such as how to optimize communications and interconnection within battery pack.
Driving Impressions: Prius Plug-In Hybrid
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6/28/2011   26 comments
With a relatively short time to charge, the hybrid plug-in Prius is, in effect, an around-town electric vehicle.
ITT Cannon Trident High Voltage Series
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6/28/2011   Post a comment
According to ITT, its Robust Trident Series is 10% smaller than competitive interconnects designed for electric vehicles and industrial devices.
Sensor module design improves automotive electrical integration, functionality (Part 1)
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6/24/2011   Post a comment
Devices must be reliable and robust, and operate with long-term stability and high precision under harsh physical, chemical, and electrical stress conditions.
Compressive 3.5mm A/V jack for small form factor devices
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6/21/2011   Post a comment
TE Connectivity's compressive 3.5mm A/V jack fits in various mobile and other small form factor devices. The compressive contact design allows for floating connectors, therefore avoiding solder joint breakage.
If you can't drive a Chevy Volt, drive a plug-in Prius
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6/17/2011   38 comments
The Prius Plug-In Hybrid is the car I'm driving for a week. Give me any questions or comments you may have.
ECU architecture ensures failure safety
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6/17/2011   3 comments
The complexity of automotive mechatronic systems makes it impossible to fully determine all potential failure modes or to test all possible behavior. The challenge is to architect control units in a way that dangerous failures are prevented or at least sufficiently controlled.
E-Switch announces the TL4100 and TL4105 series tact switches
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6/16/2011   Post a comment
Aimed at handheld devices, E-Switch announced the TL4100 and TL4105 series tact switches that offer a unique board edge mounting design, an ultra-miniature size, and a long life expectancy.
ITT Cannon APD series connectors
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6/16/2011   Post a comment
The latest APD High Voltage Series connector can handle operating voltages of up to 500VDC and operating current of up to 34A.
MEMS for biomedical can do far more than simply "sense"
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6/15/2011   4 comments
Relatively large structures and microactuators are also viable medical MEMS components
'Bit-Reshaper' corrects FlexRay timing errors
Design How-To  
6/10/2011   1 comment
EMI susceptibility and signal quality issues with complex topologies have prevented a breakthrough of the FlexRay automotive data bus. But here's how to correct bit timing mismatches and significantly improve overall signal quality in FlexRay networks.
Tech Trends: Customer engagement puts the Digital Consumer in the driver's seat
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6/10/2011   Post a comment
Digital Consumer is armed with many brand and product choices. While various industries have adapted their customer engagement strategies to engage the Digital Consumer, the automotive customer journey remains a path of multiple years, players, and disjointed interactions. But, in fact, the vehicle just might be the most important digital consumer domain.
NKK Switches CKM Series panel mount keylock switches
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6/6/2011   Post a comment
NKK Switches' CKM Series features a highly secure five tumbler locking mechanism.
MEMS device radically reshapes IR non-contact temperature sensing for consumer products
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6/6/2011   7 comments
TMP006 from Texas Instruments is complete infrared subsystem with thermopile, conditioning, ADC, references, and digital interface in 1.6 mm-square package
Piezoelectric fans and their application In electronics cooling
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6/6/2011   9 comments
Understand how this "air mover" works and can provide cooling benefits in challenging thermal situations.
Benchmark automotive network applications
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6/3/2011   Post a comment
Validate and test new technologies against automotive requirements.
EcoCAR forms a project-based learning platform
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6/2/2011   Post a comment
Real-world development program inspires engineering students to extend their knowledge of advanced vehicle technologies.
Technosoft iPOS drive family
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6/1/2011   Post a comment
The iPOS drive family from Technosoft is a compact, flexible series of 75W servo drives designed to cover both low-volume and high-volume applications.
ALPS SPVQ4H waterproof switch
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6/1/2011   Post a comment
These actuator-type switches provide high contact reliability at micro-current range and a long operating life of 300,000 switching cycles.


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