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Content posted in August 2002
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IC bonding technique shrinks encoder design
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Chip-On-Board technology and integrated OPTO-ASICs key to compact absolute encoder
Hydrogen, magnetics cool compact power relay
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Spark quenching with gas and magnetic fields allows small relay to handle up to 400V dc
Electric propulsion turns the tide
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Integrated electrical automation system improves reliability of diesel-electric platform-supply vessels
Engineers of the future
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FIRST Robotics Competition inspires students to become engineers by exposing them to become mentors and a unique hands-on approach to design
Sensor wear
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With its array of sensors and a clever embedded system, this wearable body monitor paints a picture of the user lifestyle
Elec-truck avenue
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By-wire steering, sensors, bearing encoders, actuators, and electric power eliminate hydraulics and aim to cut total cost
Backlash vs. lost motion
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Understanding the difference between backlash and lost motion, and their impact on system performance, key to gearing choice
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