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posted in February 2009
Fraunhofer's flexible printed battery allows series connection
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2/27/2009   Post a comment
The Fraunhofer Research Institution for Electronic Nano Systems (Chemnitz, Germany) has demonstrated a flexible printed battery.
Report: Synthetic biology R&D targets energy, health care
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2/27/2009   Post a comment
A report on synthetic biology warns that commercialization of so-called "syn-bio" products may be further away as applications move up the evolutionary scale.
20 W chip attenuator for high power RF and microwave applications
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2/24/2009   Post a comment
Portsmouth, RI — International Manufacturing Services has announced the availability of its high power 2010 size chip attenuator designated VGX-2010WA.
Gowanda : Power inductors are military-approved
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2/24/2009   Post a comment
Gowanda Electronics introduces three MLP inductor series which have qualified for MIL-PRF-27.
Fujitsu : Touch controller operates in digital domain
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2/23/2009   Post a comment
Fujitsu Microelectronics distributes the FMA1127, a high-performance, low power touch sensor controller (TSC) from ATLab, Inc. of South Korea.
Micropelt readies thermoharvester-driven wireless sensor for commercialisation
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2/23/2009   Post a comment
German thin film thermoelectric specialist Micropelt says that its thermo-powered wireless sensor system is now ready for commercial evaluation and has launched an evaluation kit to enable potential customers to compare it to conventional battery technologies.
8-megapixel camera platform with backside illumination for phones
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2/20/2009   Post a comment
The platform combines Omnivision's OV8810 device with the Fujitsu Microelectronics mobile Milbeaut M-5MO advanced image signal processor.
KOA : Shunt resistor is miniaturized, low ohm
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2/18/2009   Post a comment
KOA expands its SR73 series of low ohm shunt resistors with the size 0201 inch (0.6 x 0.3 mm).
PPTC devices help protect electric motors, transformers and industrial controllers
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2/18/2009   Post a comment
Polymeric Positive Temperature Coefficient resettable circuit-protection devices can help protect power supplies, transformers, industrial controllers and electric motors from damage caused by overcurrent and overtemperature conditions
Capacitive sensor measurement made simple
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2/17/2009   2 comments
Interfacing to MEMS transducers, such as those that sense acceleration, pressure, altitude, humidity, rain, level and gas, e2v's CPIC2.0 ic has been designed to ease the process of sensor data acquisition.
Wireless implants aid medical research
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2/13/2009   Post a comment
Researchers described at the International Solid State Circuits Conference two implantable wireless chips that could advance medical research on multiple fronts.
dSpace expands signal generator for ECU tests
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2/12/2009   Post a comment
dSpace GmbH (Paderborn, Germany) has added new options to its DS2302 Direct Digital Synthesis Board. The enhancements aim at more powerful signal generation, enhancing the range of application cases, in particular when it comes to simulate intelligent wheel speed sensors.
Piezoelectric MEMS said to lower power consumption
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2/12/2009   Post a comment
Swiss researchers are claiming a 1,000-fold decrease in MEMS oscillator power consumption.
EU project targets materials for robust devices, sensors
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2/12/2009   Post a comment
Synthetic diamond specialist Element Six Ltd (Ascot, England) is one of 23 companies and research organizations that has received funding under the EU's Seventh Framework Programme for a project to develop materials for electronic sensors and devices that could function under harsh conditions that cannot be tolerated by conventional silicon-based devices.
Reflective object sensor housed in miniature package
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2/11/2009   Post a comment
This sensor's IR LED and phototransistor are lensed to extend detection range to 1.0" (25.4mm).
Shock absorber harvests energy
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2/10/2009   4 comments
By harvesting the energy wasted by ordinary shock absorbers, a prototype device developed by MIT researchers aims to take over much of the work now performed by alternators.
Vishay : SMD resistors offer fast thermal stabilization
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2/6/2009   Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology has enhanced its SMRxDZ ultra-high-precision Z-Foil molded surface-mount resistors with an almost instantaneous thermal stabilization time of < 1 s.
Precision Z-Foil molded surface-mount resistors offer near instantaneous thermal stabilization time
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2/5/2009   Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology has enhanced its SMR1DZ and SMR3DZ ultra-high-precision Z-Foil molded surface-mount resistors with an almost instantaneous thermal stabilization time of less than one second.
EPCOS : EMC filters offer high attenuation
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2/4/2009   Post a comment
With the B84771A, B84771C and B84771M series EPCOS offers compact filter solutions that cost-effectively combine an IEC connector with an EMC filter.
Ultrasonic sensor system w/USB scope simplifies design
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2/3/2009   Post a comment
Senscomp's X1 Ranging Module Pro ultrasonic sensor system is designed to make it simpler to incorporate ultrasonic technology in end products and applications.
Pressure sensors with CANopen interface
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2/3/2009   Post a comment
With the series PDRJ and PDAJ, Baumer's product segment Process Instrumentation offers rugged pressure sensors that communicate via the CANopen protocol and can measure a relative or absolute pressure from -1 up to 1000 bar.
Meet FM antenna design challenges in portable devices
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2/2/2009   5 comments
As wireless usage models become more popular in portable devices, customers are demanding wire-free FM radio reception with embedded antennas. This article discusses maximizing sensitivity to improve FM reception using an embedded antenna and the methods to achieve that goal
Light-sensing photodiode reacts like human eye for auto safety applications
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2/2/2009   Post a comment
Sensor reacts to light like the human eye to allow automatic control of LCD brightness and keypad backlighting and to enable automotive safety and driver comfort features.
Allegro : Automotive sensor offers dual operating modes
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2/2/2009   1 comment
The A1386 is a user-programmable linear Hall-effect sensor IC targeted at applications in the automotive market requiring flexibility and accuracy in absolute position sensing.


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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.

Max Maxfield

Juggling a Cornucopia of Projects
Max Maxfield
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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 ...

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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July Cartoon Caption Contest: Let's Talk Some Trash
Karen Field
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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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