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by Micro Power Electronics, Inc.

Lithium polymer batteries have become common in single-cell consumer applications like cell phones and MP3 players, but industrial and commercial applications are now putting them to good use as well. The thin and custom shaped cells are now used in large, complex packs. This white paper is an overview of the advantages, disadvantages and guidelines for using Lithium polymer based battery packs. It looks at Lithium polymer cells versus metal-cased cylindrical and prismatic Li-ion cells and gives a brief description of battery pack construction considerations.

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by Micro Power

Battery packs are no longer a simple configuration of cells. They are carefully engineered products with many safety features. The main components include of a battery pack include; the cells, which are the primary energy source, the printed circuit board, which provides the intelligence of the system with features such as the fuel gauge and protection circuitry, the plastic enclosure, external contacts, and insulation.

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by Suntron

Suntron shares a common goal of Quality with its Customer’s. IPC workmanship standards are used to provide uniformity and consistency in the product that is built. To ensure that the Quality level is maintained, the Cost of Poor Quality is monitored with respect to internal process controls.

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by Proto Labs

Since its 2003 launch, Protomold's Design Tips monthly email newsletter has been a popular and useful resource for design engineers. Now, 80+ issues are available in 7 handy, downloadable volumes. Each compilation features useful tips, advice, and guidelines on everything from selecting materials to designing parts efficiently and cost-effectively. Download our newest volume today.

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by Proto Labs

This quick-reference user guide, for engineers and designers, talks about the guidelines and limitations for rapid injection molding. Learn how to get the best possible results for your real plastic molded parts. Download Protomold’s Designing for Moldability, 2nd edition. 

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by Proto Labs

Whether you are new to the field or an expert, we’ve created a white paper you shouldn’t miss, Prototyping Processes: Choosing the best process for your project. It's packed full of excellent info on strength, finish, material properties, and more. Proto Labs, through its First Cut and Protomold services, is the world’s fastest source for custom CNC machined and injection molded parts. Get real materials, real functionality, and real value – in as little as one business day. Really.

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by PTC

In the design and development of safe, effective medical devices, reducing risk and ensuring reliability are a manufacturer's primary responsibility. Not only are these dimensions of product quality mandated by various national and international organizations, they are a moral and ethical imperative due to the significant impact that medical devices can have on human lives.

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by PTC

An effective Corrective Action process can help organizations improve products and services, meet product warranty goals, and unite the work of personnel responsible for product quality and reliability. But companies with geographically dispersed teams and complex product requirements must overcome a number of challenges to implement a successful Corrective Action process.

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by PTC

Learn how Quality Lifecycle Management, or QLM, improves overall product quality, and helps companies better meet customer needs because it influences every stage in the product development lifecycle.

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by Datatronics

An informative White Paper  on current sense transformer technology from Datatronics Distribution, Inc. provides application design guidelines for users.  Accurate, easy to implement and reliable under harsh environmental and thermal conditions, current sense transformers are generally used for control, circuit-protection and monitoring features in electronic systems.  As off-the-shelf current sense transformers become increasingly available, our white paper provides simple guidelines to assist with component selection and enable engineers to achieve higher levels of reliability, quality and cost-effectiveness.

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by Compare Business Products

Our experts have spent over 50 hours comparing over 96 Phone Systems (51 Brands) on over 25 aspects. Quickly see the differences between systems like Nortel, Cisco, Mitel, 3Com and Avaya. Our latest edition of the chart also compares PBX and Business VoIP systems side by side so you can make an educated comparison of your options.

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by IBM

This white paper discusses key elements of rapid codevelop-ment. It also explores how sharing processes and tools between hardware and software development enables teams to codevelop smarter products more efficiently, resulting inshorter time to market and improved product quality.

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by IBM

Get the critical techniques you need to help optimize your systems engineering process, including insights into business benefits and the IBM® Rational® solutions you can leverage to create systems engineering success.

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by IBM

Get answers about how to address quality within product line engineering frameworks, with a focus on these key points:- How your business is impacted when quality management, software testing and the product delivery process are not kept in-line.- How focusing on quality can help bring your software and hardware delivery tools into alignment the software.- The processes and methodologies that help create a robust support environment.

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by IBM

The emergence of ultra-large scale Systems of Systems promises efficiencies and capabilities for the creation and delivery of societal services unimaginable 10 years ago.  Such systems have, as parts, not only information management systems but also cyberphysical systems such as power grids, emergency response systems, water and sewer systems, and so on. This brave new world requires ways of thinking, planning, development, delivery, deployment and operation that differ widely from those of conventional systems. Systems of systems have chaotic interactions that are too complex to fully engineer in the traditional sense, yet must offer 100% reliability, even in the presence of failures. These systems bring not only promise, but also challenge and opportunity. New ways to reason about reliability, safety, and security are needed to ensure success. With the Smarter Planet initiative, IBM is tackling the exciting possibilities and addressing the needs of this space. This white paper will help you better understand the opportu-nities and challenges related to large-scale systems of systemsby examining the evolution of systems and emerging issuesrelated to creating smarter systems.

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