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posted in January 2011
Cypress’s new single-chip TrueTouch for tablets sports 60 sensing I/O channels
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1/27/2011   Post a comment
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. is offering a new, high-performance single-chip TrueTouch solution for large multitouch touchscreens up to 11.6 inches. The CY8CTMA884 family offers 60 sensing I/O channels with support for up to 884 nodes on the screen, more than any other single-chip solution, according to the company.
New LinkSwitch-PH LED driver ICs are up to 88% efficient, deliver reduced component count
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1/27/2011   Post a comment
Power Integrations has launched seven new members to its LinkSwitch-PH family of LED driver ICs. Optimized for industrial and commercial settings where high efficiency and system longevity are dominant requirements, the LNK413 and LNK419 are suitable for lighting applications ranging from 3 W bulbs to 55 W replacements for fluorescent lighting fixtures.
Bourns expands audio component product line
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1/20/2011   Post a comment
Its latest encoders and potentiometer target audio, video, broadcasting and lighting consoles and peripheral equipment.
Fairchild Semiconductor FOD8012 optocoupler
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1/20/2011   1 comment
Fairchild’s latest device supports isolated communications of digital signals between systems.
iWatt's iW3612 (3W to 25W) and iW3602 (3W to 10W) LED driver ICs
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1/19/2011   Post a comment
iWatt's latest pair of primary-side-regulated, leading- and trailing-edge-dimmable, AC/DC digital PWM controllers targets 100V/230VAC offline LED lighting applications.
Startup develops printable, low-cost solar cell
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1/18/2011   6 comments
Oxford Photovoltaics Ltd., a company recently spun out from the University of Oxford has developed a solar cell technology that is manufactured from low-cost, abundant, non-toxic and non-corrosive materials and can be scaled to any volume.
Advanced HMI technologies enable integrated automotive center console design
Design How-To  
1/14/2011   3 comments
Incorporation of a multifunction console control panel allows HMI designers greater flexibility in styling as well as greater control over uniform look and feel. Such a design also reduces tooling charges and increases reliability. Because of overall integration and a reduce set of controls, these designs also reduce the total cost of systems.
AUTOSAR software handles CAN/MOST gateway implementation
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1/13/2011   5 comments
Because interfacing to a MOST bus is not yet defined in AUTOSAR, a solution must be found for implementing a CAN/MOST gateway. Here are three approaches, with the advantages and disadvantages of each.
Vishay TSOP85...AP5 series of miniature IR receivers
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1/12/2011   Post a comment
Offering a high sensitivity-to-size ratio, Vishay's IR receivers feature low supply current of 0.35 mA and typical irradiance of 0.15 mW/sqm over wide angle of ±75°.
TSMC, Centrosolar sign solar module deal
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1/11/2011   2 comments
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC), the world's largest pure-play foundry manufacturer of integrated circuits, has signed an agreement that makes Centrosolar Group AG (Munich, Germany) its exclusive European manufacturer of crystalline solar modules.


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Future Engineers: Don’t 'Trip Up' on Your College Road Trip
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
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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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Engineers Should Study Finance: 5 Reasons Why
Larry Desjardin
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I'm a big proponent of engineers learning financial basics. Why? Because engineers are making decisions all the time, in multiple ways. Having a good financial understanding guides these ...

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July Cartoon Caption Contest: Let's Talk Some Trash
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Steve Jobs allegedly got his start by dumpster diving with the Computer Club at Homestead High in the early 1970s.

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