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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.

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