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Avago AFBR-5972Z Fast Ethernet transceiver
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7/28/2011   Post a comment
Avago’s latest small-footprint device offers reliable data transmission at up to 100 Mbps for industrial automation and renewable energy applications. Finding the right part just got easier
7/28/2011   24 comments
With the launch of, EDN and UBM Electronics provide engineers access to over 185 million parts, with features such as comparison, parametric search, search save, and alerts.
DisplayLink USB virtual graphics technology enables low-power, low-cost embedded displays
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7/26/2011   Post a comment
DisplayLink USB virtual graphics technology enables embedded applications to provide detailed information to the consumer in multiple displays in different or remote locations without requiring power cords, delivering current via a USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 cable.
A Volt for a week
7/22/2011   16 comments
I have a Chevy Volt to drive for a week. If you have any questions on the car or its operation, post them here and I'll try and answer them.
Chevy Volt relies on adroit suppliers
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7/21/2011   Post a comment
What does it take to bring the Chevy Volt to market? Suppliers of advanced technology that can deliver on time—and on budget.
A19 LED bulbs: What’s under the frosting?
7/19/2011   31 comments
Why are A19 LED bulbs so expensive? In a scientific quest for answers, independent lab MuAnalysis tore apart five bulbs.
Scalable SoC drives 'hybrid' cluster displays
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7/19/2011   Post a comment
Between mechanical automotive instrument clusters and the growing number of free programmable clusters there are hybrid dashboards, which combine traditional meters and at least one graphical display.
Sharp, Foxconn from LCD venture, say reports
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7/18/2011   2 comments
Japanese electronics giant Sharp is planning a 50/50 joint venture with contract manufacturer Hon Hai Precision Industries, otherwise known as Foxconn, according to reports that cite a Nikkei as their source.
Samsung, LG fire back at Osram in LED war
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7/18/2011   1 comment
Samsung LED Co. Ltd. has gone to the U.S. International Trade Commission seeking an injunction against the sale of LED products made by Siemens' Osram subsidiaries. It has also filed a court case in Delaware alleging patent infringement by Osram, according to a Reuters report.
PXI/MOST interface ensures end-of-line test quality
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7/8/2011   Post a comment
Detailed compliance testing eliminates faults and ensures performance of different MOST interfaces in the same network.
Sicily 'fab' PV plant is its own first customer
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7/8/2011   2 comments
A building in Catania, Sicily, that was originally constructed by STMicroelectronics to be a 300-mm wafer fab, has been inaugurated as a manufacturing site for photovoltaic panels. And the plant is going to be its own first customer with plans to site a 1-megawatt solar energy farm on the roof of the building that was formerly known as M6.
Wireless automotive audio uses minimum power, bandwidth
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7/8/2011   Post a comment
ISM-band technology offers EMI immunity while providing lossless audio.
Engineering a DIY EV!
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7/8/2011   7 comments
Ever think about building your own electric car? Well, here's one engineer who did!
iWatt driver powers 32 strings of LEDs for TVs
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7/6/2011   Post a comment
iWatt, Inc., has expanded its family of dc/dc LED backlight drivers with its iW7032 which can power up to 32 parallel strings of LEDs.
Avago HLMP-Lx75, HLMP-Hx74/75 and HLMP-Ax74/75 LEDs
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7/6/2011   2 comments
Avago's bright oval through-hole LED series reduces power consumption and features matched radiation pattern for consistent light from all angles.
Solar firm demos flexible military display tech
7/4/2011   7 comments
PowerFilm Inc., a developer of flexible solar panels, has said it has given a demonstration of a flexible backplane for rollable displays to U.S. government officials. However, the company has not given details of the size, resolution or radius of fold of the backplane.
Wafer maker joins GaN-on-Si research
7/1/2011   2 comments
Wafer maker Siltronic AG has joined a research program organized by IMEC to develop gallium-nitride-on-silicon wafers.

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