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How Switched Reluctance Motors enable green designs
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7/27/2009   Post a comment
The electronics industry continues to transition from designing with inefficient induction motors to Switched Reluctance Motors (SRMs) that offer high efficiency, elegant design and an ultra-compact size to accommodate the size and weight needs of today's electronics.
Driving higher levels of efficiency in motor designs
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7/21/2009   Post a comment
With energy conservation as a key focus globally, efficiency in motor designs is a growing concern. With governmental regulations urging higher levels of efficiency, motor drives are becoming more sophisticated to meet this efficiency challenge.
MEMS equipment market to reach $500 million by 2012, says Yole
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7/21/2009   Post a comment
The MEMS sector is expected to stay flat for the next year or so. There is, however, room for innovation for inertial MEMS, RF switches, energy harvesting and micromirrors, according to French market research consultancy Yole Développement.
RS CEO takes a bullish view of Asia
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7/13/2009   Post a comment
"We are a hypermarket for engineers," Ian Mason, group chief executive of RS Components, described his company in an interview with EE Times Asia .
Fischer Elektronik introduces heat sinks for high-power LEDs
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7/10/2009   Post a comment
In order to dissipate the heat from high power LEDs (HP) and high brightness LEDs (HB) for lighting purposes, Fischer Elektronik have developed a range of aluminium heatsinks, the dimensions of which match the majority of current round housing designs.
Knitter-Switch : Rotary coding switches are washable and IP67 rated
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7/3/2009   Post a comment
A series of rotary coding switches, introduced by Knitter-Switch, are well suited for industrial and building automation systems and measuring instruments.
Standex Electronics : Magnetic reed switch is only 3.7 mm long
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7/2/2009   Post a comment
Standex Electronics claims the world’s smallest magnetic reed switch – measuring 3.7 mm in length.


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It doesn't seem all that long ago when I was a bright-eyed, bushy-tailed young engineer. Now I feel like an old fool, but where are we going to find one at this time of the day (LOL)?

Jolt Judges and Andrew Binstock

Jolt Awards: The Best Books
Jolt Judges and Andrew Binstock
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As we do every year, Dr. Dobb's recognizes the best books of the last 12 months via the Jolt Awards -- our cycle of product awards given out every two months in each of six categories. No ...

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Engineering Investigations
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David Blaza

The Other Tesla
David Blaza
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I find myself going to Kickstarter and Indiegogo on a regular basis these days because they have become real innovation marketplaces. As far as I'm concerned, this is where a lot of cool ...