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Printed Electronics is Now About Doing Business

March 29, 2011 6:03 am | by Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx | Blogs | Comments

Printed electronics is a term that also encompasses the magic of printed electrics such as flexible and disposable lighting, batteries and solar cells.

Designing an Automotive Instrument Cluster for Increased Sound Pressure Level

March 28, 2011 12:53 pm | by Jon Levin, Star Micronics America, Inc. & Krunal Patel, Jaguar Land Rover | Articles | Comments

Nearly all vehicles have a chime or speaker on the dashboard instrument cluster for various alert functions. Increasingly, instrument cluster manufacturers are turning to speakers that produce multiple chime, alert and turn signal indicator sounds with higher Sound Pressure Level (SPL).

Putting Physics to Work in Next-Generation Automotive and Aerospace Engineering

March 28, 2011 10:19 am | by Sandeep Sovani, Ph.D., ANSYS, Inc., www.ansys.com | Articles | Comments

The engineering field is founded on fundamental laws of physics which can be explained by governing equations such as Maxwell’s equations of electromagnetism and Navier–Stokes equations of fluid motion. However, a profound irony plagues engineering.

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The Tinker's Toolbox - A Talk with Knovel CEO Chris Forbes on Computers and Engineering

March 28, 2011 9:41 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode of the Tinker's Toolbox we talk to Chris Forbes, CEO of Knovel and continue our discussion on computers, the web, and engineering.

Count On Tools Manufactures MYDATA Midas C24 MicroMelf Nozzles

March 28, 2011 7:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Count On Tools Inc. introduces its new MYDATA Midas C24 MicroMelf Nozzle (L-009-0230). The nozzle is ideal for OD 1 mm MELF components, and features a tool tip radius of 0.5 mm and a tool tip diameter of 2.0 mm.

Return to Zero - Quadruple Shot

March 28, 2011 6:56 am | Articles | Comments

Return to Zero is a new comic strip for engineers, with lab humor and exploding circuits that of course makes a sport out of solving the trickiest of engineering problems.

Mobile Video Collaboration System Securely Connects Field Staff and Experts

March 28, 2011 6:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Time is money. And it’s never been truer for companies with operations spread across the globe. Equipment downtime, lost production, delays in product reviews and high travel costs to troubleshoot problems can kill the bottom line.

DC Supplies Get LXI Option

March 28, 2011 6:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Market demand for a high-speed instrumentation interface in instrumentation is increasing. Moving forward with firmware release 3.0, Chroma's Programmable 62000P DC Supplies will include a new remote LXI interface option.

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Brainstorm: Smart Grid & Alternative Energy

March 28, 2011 5:34 am | by Edited by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

What is the biggest obstacle, morally or logistically, to implementing the smart grid?

Angry Birds - The Movie Trailer

March 28, 2011 4:54 am | by From Rooster Teeth Shorts | Videos | Comments

Rooster Teeth Shorts has made one of the funniest videos I've seen in a while. "Angry Birds" is a phenomenon in the handheld space, and may yet spawn a "real" movie. It wouldn't be the first film based on a video game.

9mm exciters produce combined stereo sound and haptic touch with tablet computer screens

March 25, 2011 7:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

HiWave Technologies PLC announces combined miniature audio and haptic exciters for touch panels and screens in hand held consumer electronic products. Applications include tablet computers, media players and remote control units.

Wireless Technologies Build Momentum for Telehealth Systems

March 25, 2011 6:55 am | by Iboun Taimiya Sylla, Texas Instruments | Articles | Comments

According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS, www.cms.gov), in 2006 the cost for healthcare in the United States rose to $2.1 trillion, which represents 16 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP).

Understanding the Benefits of Strain Gauge Technology in OEM Medical Devices and Equipment

March 25, 2011 6:42 am | by Robert Chevalier, Director of Sensor Sales, Americas - HBM & Molly Chamberlin, President & Founder, Embassy Global PR & Marketing Communications | Articles | Comments

In today’s highly competitive medical device marketplace, OEMs and their associated design and engineering personnel are opting...

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Highly Flexible Epoxy Withstands Cryogenic Conditions

March 25, 2011 5:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

For demanding applications where highly flexible, impact resistant bonds are required, Master Bond developed Polymer System EP37-3FLF. This optically clear, two component epoxy has exceptional resistance to cryogenic temperatures and severe thermal cycling.

Return to Zero - Important Questions

March 25, 2011 4:39 am | Articles | Comments

Return to Zero is a new comic strip for engineers, with lab humor and exploding circuits that of course makes a sport out of solving the trickiest of engineering problems.

CAN-Bus Analyzers: From Cables to Communications

March 24, 2011 11:29 am | by Jon Titus, Senior Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

Engineers know about tools for controller-area network (CAN) applications that help identify problems with bits and bytes. But they might get fooled into ignoring low-level problems that can occur down at the "wire-and-connector" level.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Talking with Matt Williams of Tyco about Reflowable SMT Protection Devices

March 24, 2011 11:16 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode of the Tinker's Toolbox we talk to Matt Williams of TE Circuit Protection about their latest circuit protection devices based upon Hybrid PPTC (MHP) and Reflowable Thermal Protection (RTP) technology.

Data Translation Announces High Density Simultaneous USB DAQ Module

March 24, 2011 7:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Data Translation, Inc. today announced the release of the DT9826 multifunction data acquisition (DAQ) module for USB.  The DT9826 combines high-performance, 24-bit analog measurement, digital I/O, counter/timers, and a tachometer channel onto a single plug-and-play device.

Auto-Focus Power software product adds a third optimization criterion

March 24, 2011 7:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

KIC announces that Manncorp will highlight its Auto-Focus Power Software for reflow ovens in Booth #2625 at the upcoming IPC APEX EXPO, scheduled to take place April 12-14, 2011 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Convention Center in Las Vegas.

Inline filters and filter housings increase vacuum and air performance in the equipment

March 24, 2011 7:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Count On Tools Inc. introduces MYDATA Replacement Inline Filters and Filter Housing components. Count On Tools replacement inline filters have been field tested and are proven to increase vacuum and air performance in the equipment while lasting longer than OEM versions.

Vehicle Power System Satisfies MIL-STD-1275

March 24, 2011 7:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

The MIL-VicH Series is a series of ruggedized military compliant DC to DC and DC to AC systems built for deployment and operations equipment. This series is available to all military, homeland security and government contractors.

Manual braking system enhances user ability of UtiliTrak product line

March 24, 2011 6:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Bishop-Wisecarver Corporation announced today the addition of compact carriage brakes to its popular UtiliTrak linear guide product line. This new option offers a simple two-component assembly solution for manually securing a carriage to rail in confined spaces.

Maxim-Teridian Power Metering Smart-Grid ICs at APEC

March 24, 2011 6:24 am | Videos | Comments

This is a demonstration of Maxim/Teridian's new family of power-management ICs that perform metering functions for smart-grid applications at their booth during APEC.

Elma Offers Over 500 Knob Configurations for Rotary Switches & Encoders

March 24, 2011 5:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Elma Electronic offers over 500 configurations of knobs in various styles. The knob types include push-on, set-screw, collet, wing, bell-shaped, aluminum, locking, and specialty knobs.

Understanding Signals with the PropScope Parts & Text Kit

March 24, 2011 5:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

This kit includes the PropScope USB, electronic components for breadboard circuits, and a printed text that guides you step-by-step from the basics through advanced electronic measurement techniques.

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