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Sponsored Technology Content RAQ's - Should you Butcher Your Circuit or Your Test Gear?In partnership with Analog Devices
While probing a new high-speed amplifier board, a reader noticed the output had huge overshoot and was ringing like a bell. If he paid close attention to the layout, optimized supply bypassing, grounding, parasitic reactance, and trace terminations, where did he go wrong? Read More
Case studies - Aluminum Extrusions are Key Element to Ford GTIn partnership with Hydro Aluminum
When Ford celebrated its 100th anniversary, they chose a Centennial car that summoned up the spirit of the past while pointing the way to the future - the legendary Ford GT, redesigned, re-engineered and re-launched for the 21st Century. See why aluminum extrusions are key elements of this exciting new vehicle. Read More
Where Metal Injection Molding Makes SenseIn partnership with Phillips Plastics
When you commit to producing 7.5 million parts for an industry as demanding as automotive, you better know what you're doing. Learn why Metal injection molding (MIM) may be the answer in high-volume production of small, complex parts requiring superior strength. Read More
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What makes this movie stand out from the typical high school sports story is that the teenagers are undocumented immigrants, and the big game is a NASA-sponsored marine robotics competition. Like many other Hollywood movies, however, Spare Parts only tells part of the story. What the film shows -- and doesn’t show -- raises important issues affecting STEM education in the US.
Instead of sifting through huge amounts of technical data looking for answers to assembly problems, engineers can now benefit from 3M's new initiative -- 3M Assembly Solutions. The company has organized its wealth of adhesive and tape solutions into six typical application areas, making it easier to find the best products to solve their real-world assembly and bonding problems.
Load dump occurs when a discharged battery is disconnected while the alternator is generating current and other loads remain on the alternator circuit. If left alone, the electrical spikes and transients will be transmitted along the power line, leading to malfunctions in individual electronics/sensors or permanent damage to the vehicle’s electronic system. Bottom line: An uncontrolled load dump threatens the overall safety and reliability of the vehicle.
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