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Precision Power Scope combines oscilloscope and power analyser January 15, 2014 Precision Power Scope combines oscilloscope and power analyser A complex mix of renewable and conventional energies in the grid, electric and hybrid vehicles, aggravated standby power consumption regulations and faster-switching semiconductors with all the consequences for harmonic distortion - these are just some examples out of the complex problem definition designers ... Read more Solenoid controller improves efficiency of direct fuel injection engines January 14, 2014 Solenoid controller improves efficiency of direct fuel injection engines Worldwide, legislation requires automakers to improve fuel efficiency and meet tougher emissions standards in the next future. To help automakers and suppliers comply with these requirements, Freescale Semiconductor offers the MC33816 programmable solenoid controller, designed to reduce emissions and ... Read more Customer-specific torque measurement on vehicle drive shafts January 13, 2014 Customer-specific torque measurement on vehicle drive shafts Through its business unit IPEngineering, measurement technology provider IPEtronik GmbH offers customer-specific strain gauge applications to measure pressure, tractive forces, torsion and torque in power train components. In a recent project, the company applied torsion/shear force gauges and transmitted ... Read more SDR chip supports multiple digital radio standards - DRM, HD Radio and DAB January 10, 2014 SDR chip supports multiple digital radio standards - DRM, HD Radio and DAB Digital technology is about to displace FM and AM reception in the infotainment system, and this trend is gaining momentum. A growing number of car OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers are already offering in-car digital radio systems. With the introduction of a multi-standard software-defined radio co-processor ... Read more Debug tool supports Windows Embedded Compact 2013 January 09, 2014 Debug tool supports Windows Embedded Compact 2013 The TRACE32 debugger from Lauterbach Development Tools GmbH now supports Windows Embedded Compact 2013. This componentised device operating system is tailored for embedded environments and supports the x86 and ARM architectures. Read more Ultra-compact power miniLEDs deliver luminous intensity to 4900-mcd at 70-mA January 07, 2014 Ultra-compact power miniLEDs deliver luminous intensity to 4900-mcd at 70-mA Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. has released a series of power MiniLEDs in ultra-compact 2.3 mm by 1.3 mm by 1.4 SMD packages. Read more Unipolar Hall switch supports automotive safety requirements January 07, 2014 Unipolar Hall switch supports automotive safety requirements The A1160 from Allegro MicroSystems Europe is a unipolar Hall-effect switch with built-in diagnostic capabilities that provide a solution to the monitoring of device performance and the self-diagnosis of incorrect device operation. Read more Low-mass accelerometer aimed at industry, transport January 07, 2014 Low-mass accelerometer aimed at industry, transport The 2220 series of MEMS variable capacitance accelerometers from Silicon Designs Inc. (Kirkland, Wash.) are industrial-grade components aimed at industry, automotive and aerospace applications. Read more Embedded tool update for design and test of state machine-based applications December 23, 2013 Embedded tool update for design and test of state machine-based applications IAR Systems' latest version of its visualSTATE state machine tool suite, version 7.2, adds several features for further simplifying large design projects for embedded applications based on state machines, as well as updated user guides and a new licence management system. Read more Dual Hall sensor detects rotation direction and speed December 18, 2013 Dual Hall sensor detects rotation direction and speed Infineon has developed a vertical dual-Hall sensor for detecting rotation direction and speed. The TLE4966V is the first dual-Hall device with its integrated Hall plates oriented vertically instead of horizontally on the chip surface, making it sensitive to magnetic fields with in-plane direction. This ... Read more
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