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Content tagged with Electronics & Test posted in September 2011
MCUs Dive Downscale Into Lower-Cost Apps
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9/30/2011  5 comments
Low-cost microcontrollers are still finding new applications in products that have never used electronics before.
Fujitsu Expands Cortex-Based MCU Line
Product News 
9/29/2011  1 comment
Fujitsu Semiconductor has added 64 devices to its FM3 family of 32-bit RISC microcontrollers based on the ARM Cortex-M3 processor core.
Balluff Offers Distributed Modular I/O for Industrial Ethernet
Product News 
9/28/2011  2 comments
Balluff has introduced a new generation of distributed modular I/O for industrial Ethernet.
Road to ESC: Consumer Meets Medical in Fingertip Oxygen Meter
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9/12/2011  5 comments
Engineers will get a glimpse into the future of personal health care devices at ESC Boston and DesignMed 2011, where experts will tear down a Nonin Onyx II 9560 fingertip pulse oximeter.
TI Microcontroller Tackles Safety Critical Apps
Product News 
9/7/2011  1 comment
A new microcontroller platform from Texas Instruments addresses the need of fault-tolerant and fail-safe products.
Drag Racing Goes Electric
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9/2/2011  32 comments
By using hundreds of pounds of batteries and "slamming" massive amounts of electrical current into their drive motors, drag racers are enabling small electric vehicles to beat gasoline-powered Corvettes and Vipers




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