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Vishay VJ5301M868MXBSR, VJ5601M868MXBSR, VJ5301M915MXBSR and VJ5601M915MXBSR multilayer ceramic chip antennas
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5/31/2012   Post a comment
Vishay's surface-mount multilayer ceramic chip antennas for operation at 868 MHz and 915 MHz offer small 35 mm x 5 mm x 1.2 mm and 15.5 mm x 10.5 mm x 1.2 mm outlines.
Back to Basics: Wireless charging
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5/31/2012   6 comments
The concept of wirelessly charging devices has been around for a while, but is now rapidly gaining interest to make it more flexible and useable. But what are the different techniques available, and what are the design challenges an engineer needs to deal with?
Advanced power switches boost micro hybrid emissions gains
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5/24/2012   2 comments
Packaging and circuit integration deliver improved performance for start-stop automotive applications.
IndyCar electronics drive cars to be lighter, faster
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5/23/2012   Post a comment
While having fewer electronic systems than many road cars, IndyCar chassis run with specialized electronics, with features geared for safety, reliability, and data acquisition.
Expanded IDC contact system provides gas tight connections for stranded and solid discrete wires.
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5/21/2012   Post a comment
AVX designs insulation displacement connectors with expanded range of contact options.
Project e-smart, Pt. 1: Students convert Smart car into an EV
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5/7/2012   Post a comment
Vehicle conversion including planning and specifying requirements for the electric vehicle, electric components selection, and E/E-architecture and control software design as well, as implementation of hardware and software by students of the University of Stuttgart.
TDK CGJ series of extended life capacitors
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5/3/2012   1 comment
These multilayer ceramic capacitors provide extended life performance and meet electrical, mechanical, and environmental standards from multiple industry specifications, including automotive and higher grades.


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