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posted in June 2011
Efficient method for interfacing TRIAC dimmers and LEDs
Design How-To  
6/28/2011   7 comments
There are more than 2 million installed TRIAC dimmers worldwide, and they can prove a challenge to the control circuitry of an LED light. With such a large base, backward compatibility is a must.
LED driver market to show 12% CAGR, says firm
News & Analysis  
6/28/2011   10 comments
Annual LED driver IC sales will reach nearly $3.5 billion in 2015 up from nearly $2 billion in 2010, a compound annual growth rate of 12 percent, according to market research firm Strategies Unlimited Inc.
Driving Impressions: Prius Plug-In Hybrid
Design How-To  
6/28/2011   26 comments
With a relatively short time to charge, the hybrid plug-in Prius is, in effect, an around-town electric vehicle.
If you can't drive a Chevy Volt, drive a plug-in Prius
Blog  
6/17/2011   38 comments
The Prius Plug-In Hybrid is the car I'm driving for a week. Give me any questions or comments you may have.
Austriamicrosystems buys TAOS for $320 million
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6/16/2011   Post a comment
Analog IC chipmaker Austriamicrosystems AG (Unterpremstaetten, Austria) has agreed to buy Texas Advanced Optoelectronic Solutions Inc., a maker of light, proximity and color sensors, for approximately $320 million or about 225 million euros.
'Bit-Reshaper' corrects FlexRay timing errors
Design How-To  
6/10/2011   1 comment
EMI susceptibility and signal quality issues with complex topologies have prevented a breakthrough of the FlexRay automotive data bus. But here's how to correct bit timing mismatches and significantly improve overall signal quality in FlexRay networks.
Tech Trends: Customer engagement puts the Digital Consumer in the driver's seat
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6/10/2011   Post a comment
Digital Consumer is armed with many brand and product choices. While various industries have adapted their customer engagement strategies to engage the Digital Consumer, the automotive customer journey remains a path of multiple years, players, and disjointed interactions. But, in fact, the vehicle just might be the most important digital consumer domain.
Creating stereoscopic 3-D for mobile devices
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6/7/2011   Post a comment
S3-D experiences are migrating from the large screen to mobile devices, providing realistic—and glasses-free—personalized viewing experiences on the go.
National Semiconductor LM3466 highly integrated linear LED driver
Product News  
6/6/2011   Post a comment
With just a few passive components, National's latest high-brightness driver provides a complete system that drives each LED string from any off-the-shelf AC/DC constant-current power supply.
Benchmark automotive network applications
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6/3/2011   Post a comment
Validate and test new technologies against automotive requirements.
EcoCAR forms a project-based learning platform
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6/2/2011   Post a comment
Real-world development program inspires engineering students to extend their knowledge of advanced vehicle technologies.


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