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posted in May 2011
AVX TransGuard series of automotive varistors
Product News  
5/26/2011   1 comment
AVX has expanded its automotive product portfolio to include a compact radial leaded, high temperature varistor.
Slide potentiometer with 60mm travel length for professional audio
Product News  
5/25/2011   Post a comment
The RS6011 series a family of compact, smooth-running slide potentiometers from Alps Electric Europe has been designed for use in professional audio applications such as mixing console faders.
TDK-EPC Corporation has developed the VLM13580-D1 and DR SMD power inductors
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5/17/2011   Post a comment
TDK-EPC Corp. has developed the VLM13580-D1 and DR SMD power inductors with extended operating temperature range and increased rated current.
Your capacitor choice is key to solar photovoltaic (PV) array economics
Design How-To  
5/16/2011   4 comments
Understand the weakness of capacitor's role in a cost-effective solar PV system design, and a topology which can overcome it
Innovation revelation: Engineering the Chevy Volt
Design How-To  
5/13/2011   5 comments
For engineers, development of the Chevy Volt is a ripping yarn which has been likened to a program of "moon shot" proportions.
Murata GR3 and RDE (X7T) lines of multi layer ceramic capacitors (MLCC)
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5/12/2011   Post a comment
Murata released a series of capacitors designed specifically to provide DC smoothing and acoustic noise reduction in LED lighting applications.
Linear Technology LT5400 quad resistor networks
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5/12/2011   Post a comment
Linear has introduced its first family of precision matched resistors designed for signal conditioning applications in difference amplifiers, precision dividers, references and bridge circuits.
Designing reliable capacitive-touch interfaces (Part 2 of 2)
Design How-To  
5/12/2011   1 comment
Understand how to enhance hardware and software reliability of this increasingly popular user interface for instruments and appliances
NXP: No-big-chip-in-the-middle strategy
Blog  
5/11/2011   16 comments
Mike Noonen, NXP's senior vice president for global marketing and sales, describes his company's strategy as "no big chip in the middle"--a handset or media tablet without that big fat SoC hogging all the real estate.
Power Tip 35: Minimize transformer interwinding capacitance effects
Power Tips  
5/9/2011   7 comments
Understand how this capacitance develops, why it is a problem, and what can be done about it
Vishay adds W case size for tantalum chip capacitor
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5/4/2011   Post a comment
Vishay says the W case size enables higher capacitance, saving board space and lowering costs.
Two myths: "there is a Santa Claus"; and "ESC is only about software and tools".
Blog  
5/4/2011   4 comments
Embedded Systems Conference is getting into analog functions and "real" hardware.


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David Blaza
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