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Bourns Model 54 and model 56 industrial-grade panel controls
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8/25/2011   Post a comment
Bourns' industrial-grade panel controls provide the flexibility of a panel control plus push-pull switch or rotary switch in one compact component.
Surround haptics extend tactile perception into simulation environments
8/23/2011   3 comments
A new tactile technology developed at Disney Research, Pittsburgh (DRP), called Surround Haptics, makes it possible for video game players and film viewers to feel a wide variety of sensations, from the smoothness of a finger being drawn against skin to the jolt of a collision.
World's first dual channel brushless DC motor controller targets small electric vehicles and robotics
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8/22/2011   Post a comment
The HBL2350 from Roboteq, Inc is a dual channel, high current brushless motor controller, capable of simultaneously driving two brushless DC motors up to 75Amps each at up to 50V.
Dead reckoning fills-in GPS navigation gap
Design How-To  
8/18/2011   9 comments
Dead reckoning aids traditional GPS navigation via intelligent algorithms based on a vehicle’s distance and directional changes during GPS signal interruption.
Thermal management in automobiles
Design How-To  
8/14/2011   1 comment
Understand how the Prius HEV keeps its cool, despite high electronics dissipation
EMI scans verify chip design and accelerate time-to-market
Design How-To  
8/11/2011   3 comments
Very-near-field electromagnetic scanning technology displays spatial and spectral emissions profiles and avoids issues in later, more costly testing at the module, system, or complete vehicle level.
Coaxial cable assembly supports extreme temperatures
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8/10/2011   Post a comment
Meggitt Sensing Systems' Endevco model 3090C-XXX is a premium, low-noise softline cable assembly, designed for reliable low and high-temperature operation from -254 to +260°C.
AVX 9608 Series LED lighting connector and 9609 Series LED backlight connectors
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8/10/2011   Post a comment
AVX has developed two new series of connectors for LED lighting systems that maintain the same luminosity and light intensity as florescent strip lights.
Paralleling of IGBTs and diodes of one power module can push power capability
Design How-To  
8/8/2011   5 comments
Understand how this architecture can enhance power and thermal performance
Speaker firm moves into haptic IC design
Product News  
8/8/2011   2 comments
HiWave Technologies plc., a flat panel audio speaker developer formerly known as NXT, has produced its first chip, as part of a family of haptics controller ICs, to provide tactile feedback in touch panels and touchscreens.
Design your devices for X-ray Inspection
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8/5/2011   Post a comment
Understand and plan for x-ray inspection to ensure a clear, accurate image.
Allegro intros auto-grade MOSFET pre-driver IC for brushless DC motor control
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8/5/2011   Post a comment
Applications include electronic power steering systems, engine cooling fans, transmission actuators, and hydraulic pumps.
Driving Impressions: Chevy Volt
Design How-To  
8/2/2011   20 comments
Attention to technical detail is evident in many aspects of this range-enhanced electric car design.
C&K Components FP series pushbutton switches
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8/2/2011   Post a comment
C&K Components' latest pushbutton switch series features a totally sealed construction, which allows for automated soldering and cleaning that saves time and money during the assembly process.
Fleet data loggers tackle real-world testing
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8/2/2011   Post a comment
Notebook-based solutions cannot handle automotive temperature extremes, nor boot up fast enough.


NASA's Orion Flight Software Production Systems Manager Darrel G. Raines joins Planet Analog Editor Steve Taranovich and Embedded.com Editor Max Maxfield to talk about embedded flight software used in Orion Spacecraft, part of NASA's Mars mission. Live radio show and live chat. Get your questions ready.
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