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posted in August 2006
Clamping circuit tames automotive voltage transients
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8/30/2006   Post a comment
Here's a circuit that clamps input voltage to a desired maximum voltage (even during a notorious "load dump"), while still retaining a large current delivering capability and minimizing losses during non-transient operation.
SIP relay saves board space
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8/29/2006   Post a comment
Coto Technology has developed the 9117 series of vertical SIP reed relays to save board space in automatic test equipment (ATE) applications.
Cooling fans boast 80,000 hour life
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8/25/2006   Post a comment
Jaro Thermal unveils its first 80,000-hour brushless DC fan using a unique Sony "fluid dynamic bearing" (FDB) technology, which eliminates all mechanical contact within the fan motor bearing. These cooling devices may be used in plasma TVs, servers, power supplies and medical applications.
Pushbutton switch features bi-color LED lighting
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8/24/2006   Post a comment
Electro-Mech Components offers a compact single-station lighted pushbutton switch that features a bright bi-color LED light source with a Fresnel lens button for high visibility and installation into small spaces.
DC fans target high-power apps
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8/24/2006   Post a comment
JARO Thermal has released its ultra-high-static pressure REVOLUTION series of DC fans with a maximum airflow of 242 CFM at .63 InAq static pressure.
Illuminated toggle switches target front panels, handheld devices
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8/24/2006   Post a comment
NKK Switches completes its offering of illuminated toggle switches with the introduction of its ultra-miniature B series and subminiature G series for front panel interfaces and handheld devices.
Rugged rotary switches target military applications
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8/23/2006   Post a comment
Electroswitch's military rotary switches are available in a variety of configurations and ratings. These switches are constructed to withstand impact, vibration, and temperature variation.
Stainless steel switches keep out water, dirt, chemicals
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8/23/2006   Post a comment
EAO offers a variety of stainless steel switches for use in harsh environments.
Survey sees difficult introduction for RoHS
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8/23/2006   Post a comment
Thanks to all the concerned respondents who contributed to our survey on the way Europe's Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive may have been implemented and policed during the first few weeks. And are you not a pessimistic bunch?
Tutorial: Motion-control architectures adapt to technology changes
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8/11/2006   Post a comment
It's not just improved motors and MOSFETs that matter; architectures play a key role in modern motion control. Understand your options and the characteristics of each.
Keep automotive navigation data up-to-date
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8/10/2006   Post a comment
From satellite imagery to mapping vans, new technologies and strategies offer timely improvements to ensure the accuracy of in-car navigation. Here's how to navigate the challenges.
Servo hammers pneumatics for flexibility, low noise
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8/9/2006   Post a comment
Product Review - Copley Controls answers the critics who've long claimed that electronic servo control is vastly more expensive than pneumatic positioning systems.
Brushless motors: What's not to like?
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8/8/2006   Post a comment
This week, Guest Commentator David Cox of Apex Microtechnology looks at the reasons for the increasing role of brushless motors in varied applications
Bill Schweber, Site Editor, Planet Analog
PCB relays handle 16 amps in sugar-cube package
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8/4/2006   Post a comment
Omron's G5LE-E series of power PCB relays handle16 amps at 250 Vac in a subminiature "sugar cube" package for switching digital signals in HVAC, consumer and commercial appliances.
Enclosures fit small electronic devices
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8/4/2006   Post a comment
TEKO Enclosures offers miniature SNAP series enclosures for small electronic devices including RF and infra-red remote control systems.
Dome switch touts higher tactile ratio, small size
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8/4/2006   Post a comment
Meeting industry demand for smaller tactile dome switches, Snaptron claims to offer the smallest 3-leg dome switch with the 4-mm WT04170 series.
Submini switches with SA1 termination save board space
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8/3/2006   Post a comment
Designed to save board space, ITT, Electronic Components offers the C&K EP pushbutton and ET rocker and toggle switches in a SA1 termination style.
Improve safety and function from auto-seat-heating flexible conductors
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8/3/2006   Post a comment
Robust wiring and thermal monitoring and control avoid faults such as breaks, burns, and fires. But the design engineering approaches necessary are often counter intuitive.
Keyboard offers multi-color backlighting
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8/2/2006   Post a comment
Saitek Industries has announced the availability of its Eclipse II backlight keyboard that allows users to change colors on-the-fly in purple, red and blue.
Heat sinks cool Freescale dual-core processors
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8/2/2006   Post a comment
Advanced Thermal Solutions has expanded its Alaska line of heat sinks to cool Freescale MPC8641D Dual-Core processors.
Sealed relays suitable for hazardous locations
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8/2/2006   Post a comment
Hermetically-sealed relays from c3controls are suitable for Class 1, Div. 2 Group A, B, C and D hazardous locations.


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Rishabh N. Mahajani, High School Senior and Future Engineer
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A future engineer shares his impressions of a recent tour of top schools and offers advice on making the most of the time-honored tradition of the college road trip.

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Juggling a Cornucopia of Projects
Max Maxfield
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I feel like I'm juggling a lot of hobby projects at the moment. The problem is that I can't juggle. Actually, that's not strictly true -- I can juggle ten fine china dinner plates, but ...

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Karen Field
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