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AES 131st Convention photo gallery
Audio DesignLine Blog  
10/26/2011   Post a comment
A photo gallery from the show floor of the recent 131st AES Convention in NYC includes photos of everything from exhibits and audio product demos to audio publications and even an electromechanical Rastafarian!
Distributed power management cuts wiring weight
Design How-To  
10/24/2011   1 comment
Robust power line communication and distributed computing combine for an economical physical architecture.
EV, hybrid repair jitters
Blog  
10/21/2011   17 comments
Survey shows technicians want better tools and information.
Got a Linear Rocks ticket?
News & Analysis  
10/20/2011   18 comments
Linear Technology is built on its founders’ undying belief in analog, its mission carried out by hundreds of analog “gurus” at the company. Of course, if you have a ticket to Linear’s 30th anniversary party, you already knew that.
Triad Magnetics CMT-8100 common mode inductors
Product News  
10/20/2011   4 comments
Triad Magnetics released its CMT-8100 series common mode inductors, which feature rugged construction and materials to support high-temperature applications in demanding electronics operating environments.
TECH TRENDS: Front-end voice activation improves auto safety
Design How-To  
10/20/2011   7 comments
The real problem for drivers is distractions, and the desire for additional productivity or entertainment that creates them. Distractions can be reduced through voice user interfaces to control the car without looking at buttons, and without having to touch them. Front-end voice activation is the next step in improving user interfaces.
Murata develops thin, low-ESR electrical double-layer capacitors
Product News  
10/19/2011   2 comments
Murata's supercapacitors are useful for supporting peak power requirements in smart phones, tablets and hand-held consumer products.
ROHM 03015 chip resistor
Product News  
10/13/2011   Post a comment
In an effort to allow high-density packaging for mobile devices, ROHM CO. Ltd. claims it has developed the world's smallest chip resistor, measuring just 0.3mm×0.15mm.
AVX StaticGuard Series varistor designed to automotive industry standards
Product News  
10/6/2011   2 comments
This automotive varistor series from AVX delivers the lowest specified leakage current available.


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