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Content tagged with Electronics & Test posted in October 2010
Low-Power Accelerometers Could Serve in Mobile Phones, Games
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10/27/2010  Post a comment
Low-current draw and 14-bit operation are important for gesture recognition.
K 2010: New Polycarbonates Target LED Lamps
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10/27/2010  1 comment
Special grades boost light transmission and thermal resistance for auto headlamps and street lighting.
Eaton Launches S-Max Solar Inverter Series
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10/26/2010  Post a comment
Inverters convert sunlight into clean energy for use in residential, commercial, industrial and utility sites.
Toyota Creates Global Bio-PET Supply Chain
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10/25/2010  Post a comment
A JV company will produce mono ethylene glycol in Taiwan from Brazilian bio-ethanol.
What is nV/vHz Noise?
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10/20/2010  Post a comment
When you look at data sheets for operational amplifiers you'll notice specifications for input noise voltage and input noise current expressed in units of nV/vHz or as pA/vHz.
UPS and EVI Debut Electric Walk-In Van
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10/19/2010  Post a comment
UPS and Electric Vehicles International (EVI) have launched a 90-day demonstration trial of their all-electric walk-in van.
Toyota Accelerates Use of Bioplastics
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10/19/2010  1 comment
PET made from sugar cane will debut on the Lexus CT200h early next year.
New BMW Electric Car Features Carbon Composites
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10/18/2010  1 comment
CFRP costs are slashed in the new BMW vehicle called Megacity through back integration of carbon-fiber supply.
Accuracy, Resolution, Precision
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10/13/2010  Post a comment
As you develop an error budget for a circuit or data-acquisition system, you also must think about the accuracy and resolution of the measuring device.
Smart Washer Communicates with Utility Grid
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10/8/2010  Post a comment
ZigBee-based home network enables consumers to have "energy awareness."
Miniature Motorized Lens Focusing
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10/6/2010  Post a comment
Intelligent motorized focus leverages closed-loop control to add auto focus and zoom.
Federal Stimulus Boosts Carbon Composite Hopes
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10/6/2010  Post a comment
New ORNL facility will produce carbon fiber made from low-cost feedstocks such as biomass-derived lignin.
Wireless Eval Kit Needs Support
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10/4/2010  Post a comment
Engineers who plan to use IEEE-802.15.4 wireless communications in regional 700-, 800-, and 900-MHz and worldwide 2.4-GHz ISM bands need this kit.
New Triggers for Four-Camera Embedded Vision System
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10/4/2010  Post a comment
Single system with four independently operating cameras, each runs its own inspection/guidance program, achieves cost savings and simplifies setup.
Frito-Lay Facility Increasingly Powered by the Sun
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10/4/2010  Post a comment
Plant in Modesto, CA, installs a one megawatt Solyndra rooftop solar system to reduce outside electric power use and CO2 emissions.
Suppliers Brace for Looming LED Demand
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10/4/2010  Post a comment
Experts say that more than half of all lighting will come from LEDs in 10 years.




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