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posted in December 2010
Nordic shrinks 2.4GHz ANT products
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12/28/2010   Post a comment
Nordic releases miniaturized 2.4GHz products with wafer-level chip-scale packages for space-constrained sports, fitness, and health applications.
FMEA eases automotive ASIC design and deployment
Design How-To  
12/23/2010   3 comments
FMEA can be an overall development tool beyond its commonly accepted scope of reliability (design for production) and failure sensitivity (design for test).
Haptic touch and audio exciters simulate mechanical key movement
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12/21/2010   Post a comment
NXT announced combined haptic touch and audio exciters for touch panels and screens in industrial, home automation, automotive and consumer electronic products.
Loudspeakers: Objective evaluations - Part 2: Measuring the essential properties of loudspeakers
Design How-To  
12/21/2010   4 comments
Part 2 of an excerpt from "Sound Reproduction: The Acoustics and Psychoacoustics of Loudspeakers and Rooms" answers the question "If we want to measure a loudspeaker, and from those measurements try to anticipate how it might sound in a room, what should we measure?"
austriamicrosystems' AS5013 Hall sensor
Product News  
12/20/2010   4 comments
austriamicrosystems' new two-dimensional magnetic encoder IC is the heart of the EasyPoint joystick module aimed at portable communication devices.
Linear WLED drivers and the future of LCD backlighting
Design How-To  
12/20/2010   4 comments
Understand the various driver topologies and their tradeoffs, and a new one as well
ConnectPort X3 H Cellular Gateway from Digi connects remote devices in harsh environments
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12/15/2010   Post a comment
The ConnectPort X3 H from Digit International is a rugged programmable cellular gateway for monitoring remote assets in harsh environments.
Hardware and software considerations in secure passive immobilizer design
Design How-To  
12/10/2010   2 comments
While top level functionality of a vehicle immobilizer is simple to describe, the underlying technology is intriguing and sophisticated. This article discusses hardware and software aspects of vehicle immobilizer systems with emphasis on design and security considerations.
STMicroelectronics' LPS001WP pressure sensor
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12/6/2010   Post a comment
STís tiny silicon pressure sensor uses innovative MEMS technology to provide extremely accurate pressure measurements.
Melexis MLX91206 monolithic sensor
Product News  
12/6/2010   4 comments
Melexis rolled out a custom programmable IMC-Hall sensor, providing contactless current sensing in renewable energy applications, Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) and Electric Vehicle (EV).
Medical electronics: from hospital and clinic to the home
Design How-To  
12/6/2010   5 comments
Understand the signal chain and the information chain
Monitoring systems ensure Li-ion battery safety and efficiency
Design How-To  
12/2/2010   6 comments
Devices also maximize performance and capacity usage of EV and hybrid car batteries.


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