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posted in July 2007
Speed (hybrid) racer
Automotive DesignLine Blog  
7/29/2007   Post a comment
Here are more details on Toyota's Supra HV-R hybrid racer that won the Tokachi 24-Hour Race
Piezo transformers could shrink power supplies
Product News  
7/26/2007   Post a comment
Passive component manufacturer Epcos AG has concluded research for a piezo-based transformer that could replace bulky conventional transformers in power supply applications.
Ceramic chip capacitor doubles capacitance value in 0402 package
Product News  
7/26/2007   Post a comment
Taiyo Yuden (U.S.A.) Inc. has announced production availability of its 4.7 uF MLCC in a 0402 case size for decoupling power-line circuits in high-performance ICs.
Power metal film resistors offer more choices
Product News  
7/24/2007   Post a comment
Stackpole Electronics, Inc. has expanded its power metal film ASR and SPR series of axial-leaded anti-surge resistors.
Utilizing UWB in ultra-low power ZigBee wireless sensor nodes
Design How-To  
7/24/2007   Post a comment
The UWB transmitter presented in this article consumes 10 times less power than conventional designs.
IRC receives approvals for 16 DSCC drawings
Product News  
7/24/2007   Post a comment
IRC Advanced Film Division has expanded its military product capabilities, offering a broad range of military-specific products including precision chip resistors and resistor networks. The company has also received approvals for 16 DSCC drawings.
Telit readies dual processor M2M module
Product News  
7/23/2007   Post a comment
Italian machine-to-machine networking modules specialist Telit has developed a GSM/GPRS module based on a dual CPU that it says significantly simplifies M2M design for POS terminals, fleet management systems and automated meter reading applications.
Power resistor touts high power, low thermal resistance
Product News  
7/20/2007   Post a comment
IRC Advanced Film Division offers the MHP20S series of TO-126 high-power resistors for applications with limited PCB space.
When an on/off switch really does that
Power DesignLine Blog  
7/20/2007   Post a comment
There are practical and psychological implications when on/off switches don't say what they mean, and don't mean what they say...
Bill Schweber, Site Editor
Low-pressure transmitters are approved for hazardous locations
Product News  
7/20/2007   Post a comment
American Sensor Technologies has released two low-pressure, hazardous area-approved pressure transmitters aimed at a variety of industrial applications.
802.11n: Beast in the band?
Blog  
7/20/2007   Post a comment
We hear a lot about 802.11n's spectral efficiency. Could that also make it a beast in the band?
The Effects of Resistor Matching on Common Mode Rejection
Design How-To  
7/20/2007   Post a comment
Most differential signals are measured with instrumentation or difference amplifiers. This article will tells how these circuits achieve high common-mode rejection.
Non-inductive wirewound resistor offers improved inductance
Product News  
7/18/2007   Post a comment
Stackpole Electronics has introduced a non-inductive version of its standard WW series of conformal coated, leaded wirewound resistors.
Making MEMS accelerometers work in motion control
Design How-To  
7/17/2007   Post a comment
Error budgets and tolerances affect a successful design; look at tactics to overcome these problems
LEDs offer high brightness, wide viewing angles for electronic signs
Product News  
7/16/2007   Post a comment
Avago has introduced the Extra Bright II series of oval red, green and blue LEDs for electronic signs and signals applications. These 4- and 5-mm LEDs make display characters viewable from any angle in bright sunlight.
Power bead inductors pack performance in smaller footprint
Product News  
7/13/2007   Post a comment
Pulse says it has introduced the industry's first series of through-hole power bead inductors for desktop architectures. The PA1894NL and PA2080NL devices are said to provide improved efficiency, tighter DCR, a smaller footprint and no thermal aging.
Component orders bounce back, says ECA
News & Analysis  
7/13/2007   Post a comment
Electronic component orders bounced back in June from a small dip the month before, according to the four-to-five week average index compiled by the Electronic Components, Assemblies & Materials Association (ECA).
Flat chip resistor addresses high power applications
Product News  
7/13/2007   Post a comment
KOA Speer Electronics has released the WK73 wide terminal flat chip resistor for high-power applications.
Shielded power inductors ease power system design
Product News  
7/12/2007   Post a comment
C&D Technologies has expanded its portfolio of surface-mount power inductors with the introduction of five series of bobbin format devices.
Molex moves to global approach to improve efficiency
News & Analysis  
7/11/2007   Post a comment
LONDON — Molex has implemented the first part of its restructuring announced in August 2006 with a major change to its sales and marketing organization. In the company's 2006 annual report it said it would "transition to a global organizational structure that consists of market-focussed divisions during the 2007 financial year".
LED boosts brightness in backlighting applications
Product News  
7/11/2007   Post a comment
Light-emitting diode (LED) technology company OSRAM Opto Semiconductors is developing a low current, high-power green 1 mm²chip, featuring the latest in ThinGaN technology.
R-C filters protect color LCD interfaces in 3G handsets
Product News  
7/10/2007   Post a comment
Semtech releases the EClamp 238xP, a family of resistor-capacitor (R-C) protection devices with the low capacitance, high attenuation and low clamping voltage needed for high-frequency color LCD interfaces used in 3G handsets.
High-energy capacitor achieves ultra-high capacitance
Product News  
7/9/2007   Post a comment
Vishay releases the HE3 wet tantalum high-energy capacitor, which it says offers the highest capacitance of any similar device on the market, for energy-storage and pulse-power applications.
Headlamp LED delivers twice the brightness
Product News  
7/6/2007   Post a comment
OSRAM has developed the next generation of its super bright OSTAR headlamp LED. The improved LED features five chips connected in a series and delivers twice the brightness of its predecessor.
Accelerometer saves space and power in portable apps
Product News  
7/6/2007   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics extends its family of ultra-compact low-g accelerometers with the LIS244AL motion sensing device that delivers low-power consumption for battery-powered portable applications.
Super bright flash LEDs replace Xenon lamps in digital cameras
Product News  
7/5/2007   Post a comment
Seoul Semiconductor has launched a super bright and ultra-mini flash LED that it says will replace xenon lamps that are typically used as flash light sources in digital cameras or 5-megapixel camera phones.
Raltron bought by Hong Kong distributor
News & Analysis  
7/5/2007   Post a comment
Raltron Electronics Corp., the Miami, Florida based supplier of frequency management devices, has been bought for an undisclosed sum by Rami Technology Group of Hong Kong.
Automotive LEDs offer 50-degree viewing angle
Product News  
7/3/2007   Post a comment
Avago Technologies has released a line of high brightness red, amber, and orange PLCC-4 surface-mount LEDs for use in interior and exterior automotive and electronic signs and signals applications.
Scrollwheel input device delivers customizable options
Product News  
7/3/2007   Post a comment
Avago Technologies has released a series of ultra-slim scrollwheel input devices that are available in 12 standard configurations. The AMRX-1510 provides an integrated solution for scrolling, directional navigation, and pushbutton selection.
Hall-effect sensor suits harsh automotive and industrial apps
Product News  
7/3/2007   Post a comment
Allegro has introduced a dual-channel Hall-effect sensor suitable for use in speed and direction sensing applications incorporating encoder ring magnet targets. The A3423 is highly sensitive and temperature stable making it suitable for use in harsh automotive and industrial environments.
IR exec resigns, fires CFO
News & Analysis  
7/2/2007   Post a comment
Following an accounting snafu, International Rectifier Corp. has terminated its CFO, while another executive resigned from the chip maker.
Under the Hood : Inside the Apple iPhone
Teardown  
7/1/2007   Post a comment
Semiconductor Insights kept the video cameras rolling as they dove inside the just-released Apple iPhone to find out what technologies and companies Apple relied on to create what has become the single hottest consumer device on the planet.


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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.

latest comment mhrackin Where's the "empty bin" link?
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