The Open Door
Nanotech in the Refrigerator?
Nanotechnology is an emerging discipline that uses a new set of tools such as atomic force microscopes and nanoimprint lithography to engineer materials and devices with features that are less than 100 nm in size.
Design Recommendations for Electromagnetic Compatibility
by Sankar Kumar Rajan and Vijay Chari, Satyam Computer Services, Ltd.
The following addresses electromagnetic compatibility in consumer appliances, with a focus on the design of electronic control cards that need to meet governing standards.
Engineering: Technology Report
Wire-to-Wire Connector System
A new modular connector system is said to be the first to offer multi-module housings for white goods such as refrigerators, washing machines, heating units, and ventilators.
Microcontrollers with LIN Capability
A new series of 16-bit processors use hardware-based technology to allow engineers to easily implement connectivity features into appliances.
Combustion Gas Blower
A fully modulating, premix-ready combustion air blower has been designed for high-efficiency condensing boilers rated up to 100,000 Btu/h.
Commercial Foodservice Equipment
by Jill Russell, Senior Associate Editor
To help increase the food safety of its mobile refrigerated cabinets, Cres Cor, a maker of mobile foodservice equipment, turned to antimicrobial coating supplier Horizon Business Group.