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The Internet Of Bring-Your-Own Things
Design News Staff
3/27/2015  0
It's a Monday morning and time to go into the office and kick off the week. But before leaving the house, I need to write an executive summary for a client report that's due by 8 ...

Jim Colby, Littelfuse

Guest Blogs
Don’t Let Load Dump Damage Your Automotive Electronics Circuits
Jim Colby, Littelfuse
3/27/2015  1
Safety is synonymous with automotive design for two reasons: cars are expensive, so you have to protect the investment of the vehicle's owner; and, people's lives are at stake.

Charles Murray

Automotive News
Vehicle Reliability Is Up, Especially in Powertrain
Charles Murray, Senior Technical Editor, Electronics & Test
3/26/2015  8
Some cars are more reliable than others, but even the vehicles at the bottom of this year's Consumer Reports reliability survey are vastly better than those of 20 years ago in the ...

Kelly Barner, Contributing Writer

Guest Blogs
The 3 Parts of Supplier Risk Management Explained for Design Engineers
Kelly Barner, Contributing Writer
3/26/2015  1
Design engineers continually find themselves collaborating with sourcing or procurement engineers as part of the product design process. The integration of procurement into product ...

Rob Spiegel

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China Aims for Industry 4.0 by 2025
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Motion Control
3/26/2015  0
China announced this month that it intends to revamp its manufacturing technology. Like Germany, China wants to initiate its own Industry 4.0. Premier Li Keqiang unveiled a new ...

Al Bredenberg, Contributing Writer

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Clean Diesel Industry Asserts It Is Unfairly Treated
Al Bredenberg, Contributing Writer
3/25/2015  16
It would be no surprise if the phrase "clean diesel" conjured up cynical smiles. After all, most of us think of diesel trucks and buses as soot-belching behemoths, pouring sulfur, ...

Design News Staff

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2014 Salary and Opinion Study
Design News Staff
3/25/2015  0
Overall, North American engineers are doing better salary-wise than their international peers, are satisfied with their careers, and are optimistic about the future. But concerns ...

Charles Murray

Product News
Software Tool Aims to Zap ESD Problems
Charles Murray, Senior Technical Editor, Electronics & Test
3/25/2015  0
A new software tool enables circuit designers to do a "dry run" on a device's electrostatic discharge (ESD) performance without building a test board first.

Al Presher

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The Smart Oil Field
Al Presher, Contributing Editor
3/25/2015  0
Gas networks are continuing to grow in both size and complexity. Cross-continental pipelines are increasing the global transfer of energy, as well as the complexity of metering, ...

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Writing for Design News
3/20/2015
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Design News serves the biggest community of design engineers working in all manufacturing industries and end-markets. Design News, therefore, offers contributing authors the biggest exposure anywhere for your thought leadership. We welcome contributed articles from engineering professionals, consultants, as well as industry vendors.

Highlights From DiscoverE's 2015 Engineers Week
3/3/2015
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In case you missed it, here are some of the highlights from DiscoverE's 2015 Engineers Week.

Managing Product Costs in the Face of Complexity and Globalization
2/17/2015
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Manufacturing organizations have faced a growing challenge of delivering products on time and to cost over the past decade, as product lifecycles and value chains have become increasingly complex. Even in the face of constant pressure to drive down costs, globalization and competition have led the design and manufacture of any given product or assembly to become distributed geographically as well as across organizational boundaries in the extended supply chain.

Choosing the Right Hardware for Electronics Prototyping
1/29/2015
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When prototyping an electronic product idea, it’s important to choose components that will help prove the concept, allow the design to be evaluated and give a basis from which the final product can be derived. There are many options for hardware to use in prototypes, from costly, proprietary and all-in-one packages to low-cost and open-source options.

Guidelines in Using Allegro Angular Sensor ICs
1/21/2015
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The design of a magnetic circuit for angle sensors is a complex task, where many influencing parameters need to be considered. Here, we will show some of the interdependencies that exist between magnet selection, mechanical tolerances, and accuracy requirements for on-axis applications.

Eliminating DRAM from Embedded HMI Designs
12/29/2014
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Designers have a way to design better interfaces using an MPU that includes abundant on-chip SRAM and the ability to execute code in-place efficiently from low-cost serial Flash memory.

Underground Wireless Sensors Demand Powerful Solutions
12/23/2014
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In order for underground wireless sensors to proliferate, several major technological hurdles need to be overcome.

Low-Power Wireless for the IIoT
11/25/2014
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Low-power wireless networking can extend the network edge and improve uptime to support the Industrial Internet of Things.

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