Modeling and Simulating Magnetoresistive Sensors in Automobiles Design How-To 6/30/2008 Post a comment Electronics and in particular, sensor technology, have made a decisive contribution to advances in the automobile as a means of accessing vehicles and interacting with its surroundings. The Magnetoresistive Effect supports a variety of sensor applications in automobiles. Since their first use in thin-film technology 30 years ago, MR-sensors have constantly captured new fields of application in magnetic field measurement.
Tutorial: Radio Basics for UHF RFID--Part II Design How-To 6/27/2008 Post a comment Here is Part II of Chapter 3--Radio Basics For UHF RFID--from The RF in RFID: Passive UHF RFID in Practice. Written for the electrical engineer but not the RFID expert, Dr. Dobkin explains what to expect, develop, and use while implementing an RFID system.
Diode networks Product News 6/24/2008 Post a comment Design engineers seeking enhanced space saving, circuit efficiencies and cost-effective solutions across a wide range of applications can now benefit from a range of new diode networks from BI Technologies.
Vibratory switches for liquid media Product News 6/24/2008 Post a comment The Sitrans LVL100 and LVL200 vibratory switches from the Siemens Industry Automation Division are suitable for signalling when the level of liquid media is sufficiently high, liquid media is required or needs to be refilled, and for protecting pumps.
Position sensors for hydraulic cylinders Product News 6/24/2008 Post a comment Macro Sensors introduces a series of ¾" (19 mm) diameter hermetically sealed position sensors that offer an infinite cycle life to serve as long-life replacements for failing potentiometers in a wide range of industrial position measurement applications such as machine tool positioning, hydraulic cylinder positioning, valve position sensing and automatic assembly equipment.
150mA supercapacitor charger features auto cell balancing Product News 6/24/2008 Post a comment Designed to address high peak power and battery backup needs in portable applications, Linear Technology's inductorless programmable supercapacitor charger includes a automatic cell balancing feature that maintains equal voltages on both cells (2.4V/2.65V selectable) without requiring balancing resistors
Temperature monitors offer high accuracy Product News 6/24/2008 Post a comment Maxim has introduced a pair of ±1°C accurate, 5-/7-channel temperature sensors, one of which accurately measures its own temperature and the temperature of up to four external locationssuch as CPUs, memory, GPUs, and other heat-sensitive components.
Integrated sensors and actuators Design How-To 6/23/2008 Post a comment Increased effectiveness during configuration and commissioning are enabled by the IO-Link system which integrates sensors and actuators making their intelligence and functionality available system-wide.
Tutorial: Radio Basics for UHF RFID--Part I Design How-To 6/20/2008 1 comment Here is Part I of Chapter 3--Radio Basics For UHF RFID--from The RF in RFID: Passive UHF RFID in Practice. Written for the electrical engineer but not the RFID expert, Dr. Dobkin explains what to expect, develop, and use while implementing an RFID system.
VCXO operates up to 200 deg C Product News 6/18/2008 Post a comment Vectron International has expanded its high-temperature frequency control product portfolio with the launch of its VX-400 VCXO for harsh environment applications.
Econo-MEMS has no moving parts News & Analysis 6/18/2008 Post a comment MEMSIC has lowered the cost of microelectromechanical systems with a no-moving-parts design that uses standard CMOS fabrication to sense hot air moving over the surface of an accelerometer sensor.
Braking resistors features enhanced versatility Product News 6/18/2008 Post a comment Welwyn's range of thick-film planar braking resistors on steel offers the ability to withstand high pulses and provide a compact footprint and a low profile. Due to their versatility they can be easily and economically adapted to demanding applications, particularly in industrial markets.
Integrating RFID and Sensor Technologies to Advance Systems: Part 2 Design How-To 6/17/2008 Post a comment Creating an intelligent, converged system is much easier and more affordable than one might think. The first step is to understand the challenges in advancing convergence initiatives, and the limitations of the current business practices. Patrick Esposito II, president and COO at Augusta Systems, tells us how in Part 2 of this two-part series.
EMC filters for long motor leads Product News 6/11/2008 Post a comment Epcos has extended its 3-line EMC filters by a high-performance series B84143D*R127 for frequency converters. It is distinguished by outstanding attenuation properties that offer decisive advantages especially with long motor leads.
Temperature measurement on rotating parts Product News 6/11/2008 Post a comment By using the INPUD-T contactless transmission system from MESA Systemtechnik the disadvantages of mechanical or mercury slip rings for data transmission in temperature measurement systems in industrial processes can be avoided.
BAW filters enable WiMAX, WLAN co-existence Product News 6/10/2008 Post a comment Skyworks Solutions Inc. has introduced bulk acoustic wave (BAW) filters for customer premise equipment (CPE) to allow co-existence between wireless local area networks (WLAN) in the home and enterprise, and WiMAX networks, which cover wider areas including neighborhoods and cities.
Integrating RFID and Sensor Technologies to Advance Systems Design How-To 6/10/2008 Post a comment Are you experiencing data overload, security concerns, or integration hiccups in your RFID system? Creating an intelligent, converged system is much easier and more affordable than one might think. In the first part of this two-part series, find out how to smooth unexpected wrinkles through four goals.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.