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Content tagged with Electronics & Test posted in October 2010
Low-Power Accelerometers Could Serve in Mobile Phones, Games
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
10/8/2010  Post a comment
ZigBee-based home network enables consumers to have "energy awareness."
Miniature Motorized Lens Focusing
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
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
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
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
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
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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Days after a massive, distributed denial-of-service attack took down dozens of major websites around the country, ARM Holdings plc is rolling out a pair of new processor architectures aimed at shoring up IoT security.
Dow Chemical and several other companies have launched a program in Omaha, Neb. to divert about 36 tons of plastics from landfills in its first phase, and convert it into energy used for cement production.
Both traditional automation companies and startups are developing technologies to improve processes on the factory floor, while smart sensors and other IoT-related technologies are improving how products are handled during transport and across the supply chain.
Remote monitoring now looks beyond the individual motor or conveyor and instead views the process from end to end.
BASF is partnering with Hyundai on a high-performance concept car that showcases both eco-friendly, sustainable materials and materials to enable lighter weight cars.
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