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The Drive for Advancements in Automotive Fuses

Mar 21, 2017

Michael Roach, AEM Components   Introduction Automotive electronics engineers need to meet stringent automotive reliability standards for high-stress applications such as engine controls and battery-management systems. Automotive surface-mount fuses, located under the dashboard in a fuse box, are the go-to choice fault protection. Of these fuses, two types are most commonly used: solid body (chip)
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Sad Passing of ECW Publisher, Donal McDonald

Mar 14, 2017

It is with the deepest sorrow that we inform you of the very sad and sudden passing of our much loved publisher, Donal McDonald. At only 48 years old, Donal died in San Diego, USA, shortly before IPC APEX on the 12th February 2017. Donal came from one of Ireland’s well known publishing families and
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Digital Power Quickly Goes from “Nice Idea” to “Absolutely Necessary” Architecture

Feb 7, 2017

by Bill Schweber for Mouser Electronics   Just a few years ago, “digital power” was mostly a concept with some prototypes under long-term evaluation, but few actual installations. Fast-forward to 2016, and you will see these supplies are now standard and essential in power-intensive applications such as data centers. Without the attributes and virtues they
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Reducing idle losses while meeting IEC 62368-1

Jan 31, 2017

Edward Ong, product marketing manager at Power Integrations, explains how to reduce idle losses while meeting the latest safety requirements in IEC 62368-1   Manufacturers today are under pressure to improve energy efficiency and finding ways to reduce system losses when the system is idle (no load) has become an important consideration. In equipment ranging
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Industrial Networks Require Centralized Security Orchestration

Jan 24, 2017

By Larry O’Connell, Microsemi Corporation and Roger Hill, Veracity Security Intelligence   As industrial networks increasingly interconnect with the wider Internet, OT infrastructure managers will need industrial strength security tools equivalent to their IT counterparts’. Today’s industrial network security is typically done in isolation or by implementing a firewall between the corporate and industrial network.
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Design Ideas for the IoT

Jan 17, 2017

Mouser claims to have one of the widest selections of development kits available off-the-shelf to help engineers get a project up and running. This month, Mark Patrick, Supplier Marketing & Business Development Manager, Mouser EMEA, runs through a few highlights from the tens of thousands of available kits at www.mouser.com that will help IoT developers.
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More Effective Oxygen Monitoring through Advanced ZrO2 Technology

Jan 10, 2017

By Patrick Shannon, SST Sensing   There are many reasons why establishing the oxygen levels within a given environment can be required and the degree of accuracy that needs to be adhered to in each case can be quite different. In certain circumstances much greater exactitude will be expected than in others. Having displayed numerous
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LTE: Not one but many

Dec 20, 2016

Andrew Pockson, Divisional Marketing Manager, Anglia Components   When using LTE for IoT applications there is more than one standard to deal with. Analysts seem to be falling over themselves predicting just how big the internet of things (IoT) is going to be, and it will be big. What is less certain is what will
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New features enhance touch screen interactivity

Dec 13, 2016

Force or pressure sensing and object recognition unlock a new level of creativity for application developers   By Ian Crosby, Sales and Marketing Director, Zytronic Ltd. User interface designers are forever innovating, using new approaches and technologies to improve engagement and ease of use, and to attract the attention of customers. Force sensing technology, for
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Essentials of Rack Integration

Dec 6, 2016

By Stuart Main, Steatite   Rack integration is a complex task with many potential pitfalls that even the most knowledgeable of IT managers and systems engineers may not have fully considered. This activity requires adeptness in a number of different fundamental areas and a great deal of relevant experience built up over a long period
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