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posted in October 2010
Cypress PSOC CY8C26443 helps trapped Chilean miners
Blog  
10/29/2010   6 comments
It's when products have an impact that's felt beyond the top and bottom lines that engineers can go home with a really warm feeling in their hearts.
Projection display firm raises VC
News & Analysis  
10/27/2010   2 comments
Light Blue Optics Ltd., a startup company developing a color projector suitable for inclusion in mobile phones and other portable equipment, has announced it has raised $13 million in funding.
Rohm's BD8381EFV-M LED driver
Product News  
10/25/2010   Post a comment
ROHM Semiconductor has developed LED driver for automotive forward illumination applications that allows designers to specify the same driver for use in high-beam, low-beam and daytime running light circuits.
Rare earth supply chain: Industry’s common cause
News & Analysis  
10/24/2010   17 comments
China’s virtual monopoly on rare earths mining and materials portends its rising dominance in electronics manufacturing.
DC/DC power for driving LED-backlit LCDs (Part 2 of 2)
Design How-To  
10/21/2010   3 comments
Understand the approaches and tradeoffs in supply topologies and configurations, when powering LED arrays
Diodes’ ZXLD1374 LED driver
Product News  
10/19/2010   Post a comment
Diodes Inc.’s new multi-topology LED driver, the ZXLD1374, is designed to increase the performance of high brightness automotive, industrial and commercial lighting systems.
Allegro Microsystems' A6261/A6262/A6264 four-channel LED driver devices
Product News  
10/18/2010   Post a comment
Allegro MicroSystems’ latest four-channel constant current LED driver family addresses automotive LED lighting applications
DC/DC power for driving LED-backlit LCDs (Part 1 of 2)
Design How-To  
10/18/2010   4 comments
Understand the approaches and tradeoffs in supply topologies and configurations, when powering LED arrays
Hybrid and electric vehicles pose electric/magnetic isolation challenges
Design How-To  
10/15/2010   12 comments
High voltage and current levels present in hybrid-electric and battery-electric vehicle powertrains require isolation from other electronics and occupants. Capacitive digital isolators are one technology for solving the challenges.
Catania solar 'fab' appoints chairman and CEO
News & Analysis  
10/13/2010   Post a comment
Enel Green Power, Sharp and STMicroelectronics, the three companies turning a former ST wafer fab shell into Italy’s biggest photovoltaic panel factory, have announced the appointment of the chairman and CEO for their joint venture.
Testing high brightness LEDs in a production environment
Design How-To  
10/13/2010   13 comments
Visible light emitting diodes (LEDs) combine high efficiency and long lifetimes. Today, they’re used in a wide range of applications. Extensive R&D efforts by manufacturers have led to the creation of devices with higher luminous flux, longer lifetimes, greater chromaticity, and more lumens per watt. Accurate and cost-effective testing is critical to ensure device reliability and quality.
Renesas DevCon live blogging
Blog  
10/12/2010   6 comments
There's more to the Renesas DevCon than just karaoke and Guitar Hero jams. Really!
T&M gets dedicated designline
Test & Measurement Designline Blogs  
10/4/2010   1 comment
Welcome to the Test & Measurement Designline, the latest addition to the EE Times Group's 'heads down' communities designed to help engineers tackle practical, technical and software challenges to bring product specification to reality.
Implement an AC-switch triggering circuit using an optical Triac
Design How-To  
10/4/2010   Post a comment
Understand how to drive and couple a driver/trigger to an optical Triac


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Max Maxfield

Innovative Technique for Depicting PCBs Using Tiny Figurines
Max Maxfield
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Following my earlier column on Enhancing Electronic Enterprises With Edison Emanations, I discovered that my chum Alan Winstanley in the UK has a hidden side to him.

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11 Summer Vacation Spots for Engineers
EDN Staff
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This collection of places from technology history, museums, and modern marvels is a roadmap for an engineering adventure that will take you around the world. Here are just a few spots ...

Glen Chenier

Engineers Solve Analog/Digital Problem, Invent Creative Expletives
Glen Chenier
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- An analog engineer and a digital engineer join forces, use their respective skills, and pull a few bunnies out of a hat to troubleshoot a system with which they are completely ...

Larry Desjardin

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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