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posted in June 2012
U.S., European manufacturers join forces to compete with China
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6/27/2012   56 comments
U.S. and European EMS providers are beginning to join forces as one way to compete with China's electronics manufacturing juggernaut.
Enclosed PCB mount speakers deliver from 73 db up to 85 dB at 1 meter
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6/27/2012   Post a comment
CUI Inc has added the CVS series of enclosed PCB-mount speakers to its product line, housed in a protective plastic case with diameters ranging from 15 to 31.8mm.
Molex rolls out 32-circuit wire-to-wire connection system
Product News  
6/26/2012   Post a comment
This new modular, hybrid extension enables adoption of a complete CMC connection system throughout the entire vehicle.
Software extends hardware-in-the-loop real-time simulation
Design How-To  
6/25/2012   Post a comment
HIL initiative uses the latest generation of symbolic modeling technology to rapidly develop high fidelity, multi-domain models of the planetary rover subsystems.
Mechatronic approach facilitates automotive electric motor control
Design How-To  
6/22/2012   Post a comment
Mechatronic control architecture simplifies the electrical distribution system, improves quality and reliability, and cuts emissions. Such an integrated and optimized system design includes sensors, actuators, mechanics, electronic components, and all the data processing signals required.
Harwin 2mm pitch connectors offer 3A on all contacts simultaneously, operate from -55 to +125ºC
Product News  
6/21/2012   1 comment
Harwin has added an extra-small bore crimp contact to its Datamate family of high reliability 2mm pitch connectors, designed for use in challenging applications.
Chevy boosts 2013 Volt electric range more than 8%
Blog  
6/12/2012   12 comments
Battery capacity and chemistry changed.
Automotive ultrasonic ranging: Increasing gain may not improve detection distance
Design How-To  
6/11/2012   6 comments
Depending on the noise sources, increasing the amplifier gain may not always result in the ability to detect objects farther away.
Symmetrical adapters reduce assembly errors during manufacturing
Product News  
6/7/2012   Post a comment
Molex and Radiall have expanded their SMP-MAX series with new symmetrical adapters and RF coaxial interconnect solutions for board-to-board, module-to-module and panel-to-panel telecom applications.
Haptic display/keyboard uses microfluidics to surface
News & Analysis  
6/6/2012   Post a comment
A haptic user interface with real physical buttons, guidelines, or shapes that rise out of the surface of any touchscreen and recede to become invisible is being demonstrated at this week’s SID event here.
Medical device mechatronics maturity adds to device success
Design How-To  
6/1/2012   2 comments
Maximizing your organization’s mechatronics maturity leads to better use of resources.


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Book Review: Controlling Radiated Emissions by Design
Martin Rowe
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Controlling Radiated Emissions by Design, Third Edition, by Michel Mardiguian. Contributions by Donald L. Sweeney and Roger Swanberg. List price: $89.99 (e-book), $119 (hardcover).