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posted in September 2008
New analog switch enhances audio quality, extends battery lifetimes
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9/30/2008   Post a comment
austriamicrosystems has expanded its analog switch portfolio with the AS1747, a dual SPDT (single-pole/double-throw) low-voltage analog signal switch.
Rotary position sensor delivers 1-million rotational cycles
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9/25/2008   Post a comment
The Model 3382 12-mm rotary position sensor from Bourns Inc. provides 1-million rotational cycles and an IP40 seal rating for space-constrained applications that require high reliability.
On yer bike!
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9/24/2008   Post a comment
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. has developed Murata Girl, a unicycle-riding robot which uses gyro sensors, Bluetooth and ultra sound to stay upright and move around.
Real-life robots obey Asimov's laws
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9/23/2008   Post a comment
European researchers are developing technology designed to create robots that are intrinsically safe to humans.
MEMS mics moving into mainstream
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9/22/2008   Post a comment
Micro-electromechanical system (MEMS) microphones were once the darlings of startups, but no more. Analog Devices (Norwood, Mass.) has announced a major thrust into the fledgling MEMS microphone market, predicted by Yole Development (Lyon, France) to sell 800 million units by 2010. Analog Devices' entry into this potentially high-volume market follows Infineon Technologies' entry last year, though neither company has yet reported shipping production units.
Brushless motor with integrated controller offers easy programmability
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9/19/2008   Post a comment
Crouzet North America has introduced the Motomate brushless motor with an integrated controller for programmable motion control applications.
W and P Products : Flat female header has 2.2 mm mounting height
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9/16/2008   Post a comment
With a mounting height of only 2.2 mm the flat female header series 6061 of W+P Products offers new possibilities for compact stacking of printed circuit boards.
Elma rolls ruggedized MicroTCA 19-inch rack-mount enclosures
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9/15/2008   Post a comment
Elma Electronic Inc. has introduced ruggedized MicroTCA enclosures in a 19-inch rack-mount format.
Locking lever toggle switches prevent accidental actuation
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9/15/2008   Post a comment
NKK Switches has introduced its S series of locking lever, medium capacity electromechanical toggle switches.
Premier Farnell profits up, outlook mixed
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9/11/2008   Post a comment
Electronic components distributor Premier Farnell (Leeds, England) posted a 15 percent increase in first-half profits and said its Internet-based focus on higher-margin markets would lead to progress in the second half.
Dual-axis accelerometers deliver improved sensitivity for ESC systems
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9/10/2008   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor has unveiled its advanced low-g MMA6700/1EG accelerometers with XY-axis of sensitivity for electronic stability control (ESC) systems at the Freescale Technology Forum Japan.
Mouser outlines European expansion targets
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9/10/2008   Post a comment
As part of a major international expansion, catalogue components distributor Mouser Electronics Inc. (Mansfield, TX) has opened a European customer service centre in Munich, Germany.
Tools that let you make anything
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
9/9/2008   Post a comment
These low-cost fabrication tools - both open-source and commercial - promise to make the ability to manufacture almost anything available to anyone.
SemIndia forms JV with Singapore's Jurong Technologies
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9/5/2008   Post a comment
SemIndia has entered into a joint venture with Singapore-based Jurong Technologies Industries, part of Singapore's leading corporate house Jurong Group, to manufacture modules for cell phones, set-top boxes and broadband devices and equipment.
Open-Source Robotics and Process Control Circuit Examples - Part 3: Speed-controlled DC motor
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9/2/2008   Post a comment
See how to prototype a speed-controlled DC motor circuit - starting from basic principles - as the author of the "Open-Source Robotics and Process Control Cookbook" describes how he developed the circuit and coding for the main propulsion system of an autonomous submarine project.
Happy Birthday to the LEGO Mindstorms Robotics kit
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
9/2/2008   Post a comment
Launched ten years ago, LEGO Mindstorms has inspired some pretty amazing robotics projects. Here are short videos of a few of them, including a LEGO auto factory, Rubik's Cube solver and a self-parking car.
Stepper motor unit with integrated motion control
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9/1/2008   Post a comment
The PANdrive PD-140-42-SE mechatronic unit from Trimanic contains a motion control element in combination with a 42 mm stepper motor (NEMA 17).


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