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Power resistor delivers thermal efficiency
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9/28/2006   Post a comment
SMHP Series non-inductive power resistors in a surface mount package are rated up to 20 W. Housed in a small, thin TO-263 package thay are suitable for high density PCB installation.
Brushless DC motors come in many sizes
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9/25/2006   Post a comment
maxon motor has added electronically commutated DC motors in 10 and 13 mm diameters to its EC motor range. The range now includes diameters from 6 to 60 mm.
Field-oriented control optimizes industrial motors
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9/25/2006   Post a comment
Variable-speed drives for three-phase motors are ubiquitous components of industrial systems that help save energy and optimize performance. Traditional, scalar control techniques for variable-speed operation of three-phase electric motors offer simple implementation but limit the achievable performance. With a scalar drive, algorithm limitations can mean that meeting dynamic response specifications requires choosing a larger motor and a larger drive to complement it. That tends to drag down eff
MicroTCA chassis available in 7U cube
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9/22/2006   Post a comment
Elma Electronic has introduced a 7U cube MicroTCA chassis. The 7U cube is suitable as a portable development chassis and allows up to six AdvancedMC modules in a full height, double width format.
Switch enclosures are RoHS compliant
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9/22/2006   Post a comment
EAO has introduced 11 RoHS-compliant polycarbonate enclosures for several types of electromechanical switches designed for instrumentation and process control applications.
Microelectronic relays offer 50 percent lower on-state resistance
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9/22/2006   Post a comment
International Rectifier has introduced a series of 20-volt photovoltaic relays for applications including computers, computer peripherals, power supplies, power distribution, audio equipment, and instrumentation. This PVN012A family touts a lower on-state resistance and an increased load current rating.
Accessory overload threatens auto power budgets: Part 2, load smoothing methods
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9/22/2006   Post a comment
High continuous electrical loading pushes auto charging systems into overload, so that load transients from more and higher-powered electrical accessories present higher probability of disrupting the vehicle's distributed computing network.
Accessory overload threatens auto power budgets: Part 1, burgeoning loads and transients
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9/20/2006   Post a comment
With the explosion in auto electronics features, is passenger safety jeopardized at the expense of greater luxury? Maxwell Technologies' John Miller explains the over-electrification problems and what design engineers can do to avoid potential hazards.
Compact SmartSwitch targets broadcast market
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9/20/2006   Post a comment
NKK Switches has introduced a new version of its programmable SmartSwitch that is 25 percent smaller than the original design, which translates into a reduction of panel area real estate.
Tactile switch offers many options
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9/15/2006   Post a comment
The momentary-action CS1214 tactile switch from CIT Relay & Switch may be used in a variety of applications ranging from handheld devices to industrial equipment.
14-slot MicroTCA backplane features full size format
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9/14/2006   Post a comment
Elma Bustronic Corp. launches its first 14-slot MicroTCA backplane in a single width, full size format.
Technology convergence
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9/13/2006   Post a comment
Audi's A3 S line quattro brings together two technologies—the Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG) transmission and adaptive headlights.
Low-cost enclosure platform aimed at embedded systems
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9/8/2006   Post a comment
Providing an easily customizable design, Elma's low cost G-box enclosure platform features a few parts, simple assembly and a flexible design.
Online legend maker tool aids in panel design
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9/8/2006   Post a comment
NKK Switches offers a new online Legend Maker tool to help design engineers with their panel designs, speeding up the process for specifying and customizing switches with legends.
SSR targets security, instrumentation
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9/8/2006   Post a comment
Vishay has rolled out its VO1400AEFTR, a miniature 1-Form-A solid-state relay (SSR) with a low on-resistance of 5 ohms, housed in a 4.7 x 7.4-mm package.
Printheads achieve high-speed printing
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9/7/2006   Post a comment
ROHM's KD2003-DG10A and KD2003-DF10A thickfilm thermal printheads offer high-speed 250 mm/s printing for POS, ATM, kiosk, ticket, label and terminal printers.
Sealed rocker switches are RoHS compliant
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9/6/2006   Post a comment
CIT expands its RoHS-compliant product offering with a subminiature sealed rocker switch series for a variety of applications.
Converter measurement methods spur automotive capacitive sensor use
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9/6/2006   Post a comment
Capacitance-to-digital converters allow taking advantage of capacitive sensors simple shape adaptation, low power consumption, and favorable manufacturing costs, while imparting ease of control and read out.

As data rates begin to move beyond 25 Gbps channels, new problems arise. Getting to 50 Gbps channels might not be possible with the traditional NRZ (2-level) signaling. PAM4 lets data rates double with only a small increase in channel bandwidth by sending two bits per symbol. But, it brings new measurement and analysis problems. Signal integrity sage Ransom Stephens will explain how PAM4 differs from NRZ and what to expect in design, measurement, and signal analysis.

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