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Power-line modems, power supplies, and "cleaning up the neighborhood"
Design How-To  
2/24/2012   Post a comment
Applications can use the power line for communication, despite ‘bad’ power supplies and the attenuation of modem signals due to transformers
ISO 26262 cuts electronics complexity risks: Pt. 1- Requirements and assessment flow
Design How-To  
2/23/2012   2 comments
Future development and integration of automotive safety functions will strengthen the need to have safe system development processes and to provide evidence that all reasonable safety objectives are satisfied. ISO 26262 provides guidance to reduce these risks to a tolerable level by providing feasible requirements and processes.
ISSCC: Path to optical links still dark
News & Analysis  
2/21/2012   2 comments
Experts agree printed circuit boards and processors will eventually need optical interconnects, but just when and how the industry will get there is still unclear.
Power Tip 44: Handling high dI/dt load transients, Part 1
Power Tips  
2/17/2012   Post a comment
Understand how to handle this common circuit challenge, which is an increasingly important hazard
TT electronics BI Technologies has expanded its HM78D family of dual-winding inductors
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2/16/2012   Post a comment
TT electronics BI Technologies has expanded its HM78D family of dual-winding inductors with rugged devices that it claims offer higher inductance, better efficiency and superior current handling.
SiC diodes improve efficiency and cut costs
Product News  
2/14/2012   2 comments
Designated the C3Dxx170H Series, the SiC Schottky diodes are rated for 10A/1700V and 25A/1700V.
Calibrate a power supply with a digital potentiometer
Design How-To  
2/12/2012   3 comments
Understand how to configure, size, and use the digital pot in this common situation
Vishay WSMS3124 Power Metal Strip meter shunt resistor
Product News  
2/9/2012   Post a comment
Vishay's new Power Metal Strip meter shunt resistor features very low resistance values down to 100 µO and 3 W power capability in 3124 size package.
What's in your emergency repair kit, besides tools?
Engineering Pop Culture!  
2/8/2012   42 comments
It starts with duct tape, of course, but there are other small items to bring
New H-PSOF power-electronics packaging touts high-current capability and high efficiency
Product News  
2/2/2012   Post a comment
Automotive power transistors for hybrid and electric vehicles are first available products.
Select Schottky diodes based on avalanche performance
Design How-To  
2/2/2012   Post a comment
For reverse battery protection, peak avalanche power gauges pulse performance while having low forward voltage drop.
Aircraft industry heads upward
Military & Aerospace Blog  
2/1/2012   Post a comment
Analysts project 9.3% growth in 2012.


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