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      Compact interconnection enables low-floor technology in Vienna trams (26/07/2017)

      One of the key requirements when designing modern light rail vehicles, or trams, is barrier-free accessibility. Low-floor technology makes boarding and exiting much easier, in particular for elderly people, passengers with baby carriages and wheelchair users.

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      Keeping BLOODHOUND on track for world-class speed record (11/05/2017)

      The BLOODHOUND Project was launched in 2008 with the aim of beating the current world record of 763 mph, set by Thrust SSC in the Arizona desert in 1997, when it became the first land-bound vehicle to exceed the speed of sound. BLOODHOUND aims to push the record above 1,000mph.

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      The tendering process in the Ministry of Defence (04/04/2017)

      Every year, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) spends £19 billion with UK industry. It is one of the biggest public procurement organisations in Europe and is the single largest customer for UK industry. The MoD has a huge range of contracts, from utility services to aircraft carrier projects, which companies win through tendering processes. Understanding the tendering process is key to the success of a bid.

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      LED boost driver for low start-up voltage use (04/04/2017)

      This article looks at how to design different constant current DC-DC boost converters for multiple LEDs or a high-power LED using a constant current step-up regulator.

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      Lifestyle changes will drive wireless charging growth (03/04/2017)

      Can anyone recall the last time their smart phone ran out of power? Whether it was a few days ago or a few months ago, there’s possibly nothing more frustrating in today’s world than running out of juice. Mobile devices and smart phones are increasingly power-hungry, with telephone, email, text and numerous apps draining away battery life ever more. Consumer habits and usage patterns have remained fairly similar thus far: use the phone throughout the day, plug it at night, sleep… and repeat.

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      Bringing innovation to power delivery in the USB ecosystem (03/04/2017)

      The potential for USB 3.1 and the Type C connector/cable specification to revolutionise the electronics industry should not be underestimated. But it will require innovative, single-chip solutions to enable OEMs to meet their customers’ high expectations.

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      The role of medical safety standards in power-supply design (03/11/2016)

      Legislation to ensure the development of safe medical systems has seen a number of changes over the past decade and impacts every part of the design down to the power supplies that lie at the heart of any electrical or electronic healthcare device.

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      Automotive 4.0 – the new revolution? (05/10/2016)

      The automotive industry is often misunderstood as being solely associated with cars and related applications.

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      Maximising safety in Li-ion battery implementations (05/09/2016)

      Projections from the analysts at Allied Market Research suggest that the worldwide lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery market will experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of approximately 11% between now and 2022.