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Littelfuse adds ESD suppression selection tool

Littelfuse, Inc. has expanded the range of circuit protection devices included in the Littelfuse iDesign™ online simulation and product selection tool. First introduced in April 2014, this robust web-based tool now includes an ESD selection tool that helps circuit designers choose from the company’s growing line of TVS Diode Arrays (SPA® silicon protection arrays). These

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Security platform for industrial automation

Icon Labs’ Floodgate security products have been integrated with Mentor Graphics’ Nucleus RTOS and Mentor Embedded Linux. This combination creates a secure platform for industrial automation and extends the Internet of Secure Things initiative into industrial control systems. The integration of Floodgate products and Embedded Linux provides: security policy management event and command audit log

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Ultrasonic welding preserves abilities of medical test chips

Antibiotic-resistant infections represent a latent hazard for patients and a serious challenge for health care facilities. Greiner Bio-One, an international medical technology company, has created a test chip to help detect these infections. To create this chip, two pieces of polystyrene must be joined without disrupting the chips characteristics. The test chip, called Genspeed, is

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Materials help improve the manufacturability of antennas

Advances in materials science are enabling next-generation technologies, like low-profile conformal antennas and antennas integrated into housings, that help reduce complexity, simplify manufacturing and deliver better performance. Fiber-filled composites will be instrumental in creating lower profile antennas because they are stronger than the unfilled plastics often used in today’s technology and even allow for thinner

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Ford Motors applies new simulation technology to solve challenge of balancing comfort and fuel efficiency

By Yijun Fan and Wulong Sun Lugging is a familiar—and unwelcome—challenge that symbolizes the tension between fuel economy and noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) in motor vehicle design today. Lugging occurs when a vehicle is operating at a high gear and a low engine speed—below 2,000 RPM—and the driver hits the accelerator. The lack of

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Round Up: SolidWorks World 2015

In early February, over 5,000 attendees—many of whom were only too happy to flee their snowy, frigid hometowns—filled the halls of the Phoenix Convention Center for SolidWorks World 2015. The weather wasn’t the only thing heating things up at the show. Intriguing general session speakers and many new products were introduced—both by SolidWorks and its

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Bishop-Wisecarver continues STEM support as Diamond Supplier of FIRST Robotics Competition

Bishop-Wisecarver Group continues its longstanding commitment to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education as a Diamond Supplier for the 2015 FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC®). In addition, the company is sponsoring four California-based FIRST® teams to help fund their projects and travel to regional competitions. Designation as a Diamond Supplier means Bishop-Wisecarver has donated between

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