Thursday, April 19, 2012

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Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Simple Circuit Provides Adjustable CAN-Level Differential-Output Signal

The controller area network (CAN) serial-bus topology allows devices and microcontrollers to communicate with each other without a host computer. Featuring arbitration-free transmission, it places a controller and a host processor at each device node, eliminating the more complex wiring harness that would be necessary to interconnect devices with a host computer.

High-Temperature Electronics Pose Design and Reliability Challenges

Many industries need electronics that can operate reliably in harsh environments, including extremely high temperatures. Traditionally, engineers had to rely on active or passive cooling when designing electronics that must function outside of normal temperature ranges, but cooling may not be possible in some applications, or its high cost and low reliability may make it undesirable in others.