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Inspiring Today’s Students to Become Tomorrow’s Innovators
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10/3/2013  13 comments
Educators need to provide students with interactive lessons that are academically rigorous while delivering fundamental concepts that bring theory to life.
Mechatronics Improves Design & Operation of Medical Devices
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9/12/2013  2 comments
Steady advancements in mechatronics have expanded its use, and a major focus is in medical devices.
Low-Power Numbers Can Be Deceiving
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9/9/2013  6 comments
Don’t believe everything an MCU vendor tells you about power consumption. A little knowledge can go a long way.
Cooling Strategies for Real-Time Embedded Systems
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9/4/2013  1 comment
Hotter components require more innovative cooling.
The ABCs of Energy Savings
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8/14/2013  3 comments
Efficiency improvements and distributed energy concepts lay a foundation for energy savings.
Make Way for the Kiosk Invasion
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8/7/2013  5 comments
Engineers can play a key role in strategies to design and manage remote kiosks.
Evolving Opportunities for Silicon Manufacturers in the Growing Telehealth Market
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8/6/2013  1 comment
The challenge is clear; it’s all about developing smart technology to keep patients, caregivers, and healthcare providers connected and empowered to manage health and wellness anytime, anywhere.
Overvoltage Transients: The Silent Killer
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8/6/2013  Post a comment
The Littelfuse UltraMOV metal oxide varistor series is designed for applications requiring high peak surge current ratings and high energy absorption capability.
Slideshow: NASA, Space Portal & Daniel Rasky
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7/12/2013  1 comment
This article outlines a group discussion with Daniel Rasky, spurred on by the NASA Technology Exchange program aligned with the Speed2Design campaign sponsored by Littelfuse.
Thermal Transient Testing Reveals Long-Term TIM Performance
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6/27/2013  4 comments
This is a key indicator for materials used in electronic systems and LED-based lighting applications.
HUDs Let You Keep Your Eyes on the Road
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6/20/2013  8 comments
A new breed of head-up display keeps motorists focused on driving.
How Standards Help Shape Tomorrow’s Products
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6/14/2013  2 comments
Although most design engineers have an opportunity to design hardware and/or software for new products, some also get a chance to shape the industry standards to which tomorrow’s products must conform.
Safe, Portable Power Source
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6/7/2013  7 comments
Varta Microbattery helps to insure that a surgical helmet’s light and ventilation runs reliably in the operating theatre.
RF Trends in the Alarm & Security Market
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6/6/2013  6 comments
Wireless sensors in an intruder alarm system offer benefits from cost and end-user perspectives.
DFAA: Design’s Acronym for Efficiency
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5/30/2013  7 comments
As manufacturers rush to install the latest productivity-boosting equipment, engineers are being challenged to master the skills of DFAA.
Sensors Help Shrink Medical Devices
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5/13/2013  5 comments
Miniaturization allows for the use of sensors in medical applications where they couldn’t previously be used.
Slideshow: Platinum Temperature Sensor Technology
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5/6/2013  5 comments
This article explores the inherent properties of platinum temperature sensors, the types of platinum RTD elements available, and typical applications.
New Payment Methods Are Aimed at People on the Go
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4/26/2013  12 comments
In a society where consumers and businesses alike prize speed and convenience, mobile payment technologies are poised for tremendous growth.
M2M Gives Eyes & Ears to the Enterprise
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4/12/2013  4 comments
Just as mobile computing has transformed the lives of consumers, machine-to-machine telemetry is revolutionizing business operations in every field, from healthcare to manufacturing to transportation.
Using Copper in PCB Design & Fabrication for Maximum Reliability
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3/26/2013  12 comments
The military and aerospace industry has used heavy copper circuitry for many years, and it is gaining momentum in industrial applications.
Changing the Look & Feel of Factories & Industrial Environments
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3/22/2013  3 comments
When plant managers evaluate the advantages and drawbacks of wired versus wireless networks, they need to consider cost savings, maintenance issues, ease of installation, and configurability, uptime, and security.
Slideshow: Automakers Roll Out Dream Cars
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3/11/2013  57 comments
Nevermind all the talk of fuel efficiency mandates. Judging by product rollouts at recent auto shows, some consumers still want racy, stylish cars.
Slideshow: Vending Machines Undergo a Complete Overhaul
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3/7/2013  10 comments
Exciting changes are coming to vending technology, from telematics and new user interfaces to mobile payments and high-precision automation. Coke, Best Buy, and Starbucks are already on board.
Energy Efficiency Drives Motor Control Design Trends
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2/28/2013  4 comments
The latest model-based methods can also shorten time to market.
Extending the Reach of an Application Processor Using Customizable Silicon
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2/27/2013  2 comments
A CSSP offers a flexible method to add the functionality needed for your applications.
Golden Mousetrap Awards: The Winners!
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2/13/2013  12 comments
Design News is pleased to announce the winners in our 2012 Golden Mousetrap Awards.
Electronics Work Inside the Body, Then Disappear
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12/11/2012  19 comments
Researchers have created devices that can dissipate in liquid, allowing for less invasive internal treatment for wounds, as well as other widespread applications for electronic devices.
Multi-Touch All-Point Sensing in Automotive Environments
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10/15/2012  10 comments
Touchscreens and trackpads will be increasingly more pervasive with larger sizes and more capable processors, until they eventually become the automotive interface of choice.
Powering Greener, More Efficient Electronics
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10/5/2012  6 comments
The adoption of ultracapacitor technology is a growing trend in electronic applications.
Mobile ICs Connect, Protect & Detect
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10/3/2012  5 comments
Environmental and safety concerns caused by charging mobile devices can be addressed with a range of innovative ICs.
V-Band Clamp Nut Keeps Turbochargers Sealed
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9/7/2012  10 comments
A unique internal thread form is helping the trucking and auto industries withstand extreme turbocharger heat and vibration.
Energy Harvesting Empowers Next-Gen Wireless Designs & Automation
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7/12/2012  8 comments
Energy-harvesting wireless technology delivers maintenance-free wireless sensor solutions for use in buildings and industrial installations.
Top Cars From 2012 New York International Auto Show
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4/9/2012  24 comments
The 2012 New York International Auto Show showcased hybrids, electric vehicles, performance cars, and classic automobiles.
Slideshow: 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Preview
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11/10/2011  14 comments
The 2012 International Consumer Electronics show has innovative designs of interest to mechanical engineers. Check out our CES slideshow.
Slideshow: Apple iPad 2 Teardown
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10/5/2011  9 comments
UBM TechInsights conducted a teardown of the Apple iPad 2 3G version tablet.
U.S. News Names Best Engineering Schools
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9/14/2011  21 comments
U.S. News & World Report issued its engineering school rankings this week. Are the list's top schools really the best?
Design News 2011 Salary Survey: Best News in Years
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8/10/2011  7 comments
The results of our annual salary survey show solid improvements in pay, as well as overall satisfaction with the engineering profession, despite rising stress levels and a still-tight economy.
My Chevy Volt Test Drive
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7/22/2011  15 comments
The Chevrolet Volt accelerates better, offers more space, and costs more than you might expect.
New Breed of Lithium Batteries
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7/20/2011  14 comments
Higher capacities are enabling cylindrical, prismatic, and flat lithium batteries to move into medical instruments, power tools, and computing applications.
Lunar Crane Design
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6/3/2011  19 comments
Designing a robotic tool changer for use on the moon not only means dealing with the vacuum of space and moon dust, but also the changing scope of requirements for the device.
Roadway Barriers Go Electric
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6/2/2011  4 comments
DC servo motor and ball screw replace hydraulics in barrier applications.
Auto Manufacturers' Drive to Simplify
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5/3/2011  4 comments
Hybrid powertrains are adding complexity to electrical architectures that may already be reaching their limits. Moves to incorporate dual-core MCUs and more Flash memory may be the solution.
Smaller Diagnostics and Changes in Materials Drive Medical Market
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4/26/2011  1 comment
As changing regulations impact designers' materials selection, new analog front ends enable development of equipment that is no bigger than a Band-Aid.
Reed Relays Switch in Time
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4/18/2011  2 comments
Concerns with relay characteristics and switch topologies.
Self-Healing Instrumentation
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4/18/2011  Post a comment
What do engineers think of smart devices in self-healing machine design?
Cool-Switch, High-Speed Load Disconnect Switch Solutions
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4/15/2011  Post a comment
For high-availability systems in high performance computing, telecom, and communications infrastructure applications.
RBC Series
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4/15/2011  Post a comment
Regulated dc/dc bus converter combines high efficiency with wide input range for distributed power applications.
Digital Pressure Gauges
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4/14/2011  Post a comment
Gauges use a temperature-compensated 316L stainless steel sensor with ±0.25 percent accuracy (±0.1 percent optional).
Multi-Output DC-DC Backlight LED Drivers
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4/13/2011  1 comment
Can be used to backlight LEDs arranged in 1, 2, 3 or 6 string configurations.
Applying Zero Backlash Brakes in Magnetic Therapy
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4/12/2011  Post a comment
Neuronetics develops a device using power-off brakes to deliver transcranial magnetic simulation therapy as a non-pharmaceutical approach to treating depression.
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