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posted in April 2012
Innovative IC can't trap lightning, but can let you know it's coming
Product News  
4/30/2012   10 comments
Austriamicrosystems AS3935 Franklin Lightning Sensor IC senses approach via analog circuitry plus waveform-analysis algorithms
Microelectronic sensing system enables in-flight arrow ballistics measurement
Design How-To  
4/30/2012   4 comments
Packing MEMS and more in your arrow leads to an unusual data-acquisition system
Automotive-electronics documentation and service software tools cut cost—and improve brand image
Design How-To  
4/26/2012   1 comment
Compared against the development of visionary new automotive electronic systems, such as intelligent highways and driverless cars, documenting designs and repairing faulty vehicles seems unglamorous. But in fact, documentation of vehicle electrical systems is a slow, costly and error-prone task; and speeding fault rectification saves money, reduces commercial vehicle downtime, and enhances brand image in the eyes of the customer.
AEC-Q200-qualified, dual-in-line thin-film resistor networks come in 14- or 16-pin SOIC packages
Product News  
4/20/2012   Post a comment
Devices offer ratio tolerances to ±0.05 % and long-term ratio stability of 0.05 % and use self-passivating tantalum-nitride resistor film.
Cornell Dubilier expands ultracapacitor, hybrid device families
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4/20/2012   Post a comment
Cornell Dubilier's lineup of large cell cylindrical ultracapacitors spans 1200 to 3000 farads; snap-in style ultracapacitors from 100 to 600 farads; and higher energy hybrid capacitors from 220 to 1000 farads.
Vishay LPS1100 thick film resistor
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4/12/2012   Post a comment
Vishay's non-inductive device offers high dielectric strength up to 12 kVRMS and overload capability up to 2200 W for 10 seconds.
Bridging energy harvesting wireless sensor networks to TCP/IP
Design How-To  
4/6/2012   2 comments
Technology eliminates traditional installation barriers, opening new opportunities for building automation


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Rishabh N. Mahajani, High School Senior and Future Engineer

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 ...

Karen Field

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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