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TI brings leading Bluetooth Smart technology to automobiles for smartphone and wire-replacement applications     April 22, 2014

Texas Instruments announced the SimpleLink Bluetooth low energy CC2541-Q1, a highly-integrated wireless microcontroller (MCU) that delivers low power, low cost, and simplified automotive connectivity to emerging smartphone-controlled and wire-replacement applications.More>>

Flow Meters Provide Valuable Data to Formula 1 Racing Teams     April 18, 2014

Managing Director of Titan Enterprises – Trevor Forster commented “Flow meters have recently become a hot topic in Formula 1 with one team casting doubt on the approved fuel flow meter (not from Titan) that has to be fitted to every car”. He added “Because of this negative press we felt it...More>>

Altium Joins AUTomotive Open System ARchitecture     April 17, 2014

Sydney, Australia –Altium Limited, a global leader in Smart System Design Automation, 3D PCB design (Altium Designer), and embedded software development (TASKING), has joined the AUTOSAR (AUTomotive Open System ARchitecture) development partnership. More>>



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Advances in EPS Implementation through Multi-Direction Magnetic Sensing    March 28, 2014

Article By: Peter Riendeau

As the scope of tasks Hall Effect (magnetic) sensors can perform continues to expand, these sensors are becoming viable for use in everything from headlight positioning to air conditioning, and from electronic stability control to anti-lock braking systems.More>>

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Significant Growth Potential for Image Sensors in Automotive Market    March 21, 2014

Article By: Robert Stead

Image sensors are experiencing significant growth potential in the automotive, sector, specifically in Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).More>>

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Software for Very Large Sensor Networks: OrderOne Networks Scalable Embedded    June 1, 2013

Article By: David Davies

In this article we introduce software that can be used to easily create large sensor networks for use in utility network metering, transit systems, and oversight of large industrial operations and facilities, among other applications.More>>



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TI brings leading Bluetooth Smart technology to automobiles for smartphone and wire-replacement applications    April 22, 2014

Texas Instruments announced the SimpleLink Bluetooth low energy CC2541-Q1, a highly-integrated wireless microcontroller (MCU) that delivers low power, low cost, and simplified automotive connectivity to emerging smartphone-controlled and wire-replacement applications.More>>

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TI broadens offerings for advanced driver assistance systems with new Vision Software Development Kit, Embedded Vision Engine and DSP libraries    April 17, 2014

Texas Instruments announced the availability of its Vision Software Development Kit (SDK) offering developers a flexible framework, comprehensive set of hardware device drivers and a useful set of development tools for more efficient implementations of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) on...More>>

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PenReader Handwriting Recognition Technology for In-Vehicle Infotainment Systems Lets Drivers Write Directly on a Touchscreen     April 11, 2014

Paragon Software Group, a leading software developer for mobile devices and desktop computers, announces the release of PenReader 9.0 – a handwriting recognition technology that allows users to write with a finger directly on handwriting-sensitive touchscreens in any of 42 supported languages. More>>



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TRW's New Steering Wheel Concept Supports Automated Driving    March 5, 2014

TRW's New Steering Wheel Concept Supports Automated DrivingMore>>

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2014 MAZDA6 NAMED IN POPULAR SCIENCE MAGAZINE'S ANNUAL 'BEST OF WHAT'S NEW' AWARDS    December 12, 2013

The 2014 Mazda6 has been named to Popular Science Magazine's annual Best of What's New Awards in the Auto category. More>>

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Building Better Tractors    June 1, 2007

Article By: Melanie Martella

If you haven't spent much time around agricultural equipment, you may not know that modern tractors are very large, very powerful, and increasingly sophisticated to handle the rough terrain and other conditions they deal with every day.More>>


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Consolidations Promise End-User Benefit    February 1, 2005

Article By: Barbara G. Goode

A few years back, Measurement Specialties, a pioneer in pressure sensing, gained recognition for an aggressive schedule of acquisitions. More recently, the company established MSI Sensors (www.msisensors.com) as a separate division and echoed history as MSI made four significant acquisitions in...More>>

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Silicon Carbide Microsensors for Demanding Applications    February 1, 2005

Article By: Jeffrey M. Melzak, Chien-Hung Wu

As MEMS sensors move into more extreme environments, the search for an alternative to silicon is on. Recent advances in processing make silicon carbide (SiC) a viable and attractive choice for harsh environment microsystems.More>>

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From a Roar to a Purr    January 1, 2006

Article By: Melanie Martella

One of the characteristics of luxury cars is how quiet it is within the passenger compartment. A smooth and quiet ride is an important part of the overall experience of the car."More>>



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Kraton to Showcase Innovative Styrenic Block Copolymer Compounds For use in Fused Deposition Modeling at EuroMold 2013     December 2, 2013

Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc.,will exhibit its advancements in styrenic block copolymers (SBC) compounds for use in fused deposition modeling (FDM) applications at EuroMold 2013, Frankfurt Germany, December 3-6, 2013.More>>

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An Electronic Gap Measurement System for Aircraft Applications    April 1, 2011

Article By: Bryan Manning, Robert L. Foster

The Gapman Gen3 is a next-generation, high-precision, noncontact, portable, thin-gap electronic feeler gauge that offers enhanced measurement capabilities for an expanded range of gap measurement applications.More>>

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Capacitive Sensor Operation Part 2: System Optimization    June 1, 2009

Article By: Mark Kretschmar

Part 2 of this two-part article focuses on how to optimize the performance of your capacitive sensor, and to understand how target material, shape, and size will affect the sensor's response.More>>