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This week in Engineering: Inflatable Heat Shield

August 7, 2012 10:07 am | by | Comments

This Week in Engineering - Paint absorbs weaponized chemicals; Pioneer anomaly solved; tires from dandelions; nanobots target Hepatitis-C; Japanese trashcan bot; and inflatable heat shield.


Techniques for SoC power management

July 31, 2012 4:21 pm | Comments

More performance, less power! Freescale technical experts Cody Croxton and Ben Eckermann discuss how Freescale is innovating to provide more power-efficient multicore processors, including new implementations of advanced power management techniques with the e6500 Power Architecture core.

Multicore processor threading

July 31, 2012 3:52 pm | Comments

Freescale's Jim Holt reviews the different market approaches to multicore SoC threading, and discusses Freescale's multithreading implementation as it relates to the new QorIQ Advanced Multiprocessing (AMP) series.


Stantum's Fine Touch Z Technology

July 3, 2012 8:43 am | Comments

Stantum demonstrates their Fine Touch Z Technology, which allows you to touch and write on a single sensor.

Thin, flexible printed batteries bring sound to novelty fire truck

June 13, 2012 9:33 am | Comments

Here’s an example of how thin, printed flexible batteries are used to bring life to novelty items. Here, you can see the batteries mounted into this interactive toy fire tuck from Novalia Ltd. Conductive ink sensitive touch points enable the sounds. These batteries are suitable for


SID Display Week 2012: Ocular's 17'' Truetouch Panel

June 12, 2012 4:06 pm | Comments

From the show floor of SID 2012 in Boston: David Nolte, Senior Vice President of Engineering at Ocular, discusses the company's Truetouch Panel, which can support up to 16 simultaneous touches.


NASA jet pack provides safety to astronauts - PTC

June 12, 2012 9:04 am | Comments

SAFER - an emergency jet pack for NASA astronauts - is designed to propel a spacewalker to safety if he becomes un-tethered and can't get back to the airlock.


Dean Kamen - You get what you celebrate - PTC

June 12, 2012 8:57 am | Comments

Dean Kamen, inventor and founder of FIRST Robotics, discusses the next big global challenges and why we need to invest in the next generation of engineers right now.


Power supply basics module 1

May 24, 2012 4:34 pm | Comments

Former ECN Editor-in-Chief and current GlobTek Marketing Communications Director Alix Paultre gives an overview of power supplies for laymen, business professionals, and those with a non-technical background. This is the first in a series.


The Ben Heck Show: Android remote pot-stirring device

May 24, 2012 9:13 am | Comments

Remember that old saying, 'A watched pot never boils'? Well, this week's episode of element14's  "The Ben Heck Show" is boiling hot as Ben utilizes an Android app to build a remote pot-stirring device enabling users to heat meals to the perfect temperature in a pot from any location in the house...

TE Connectivity CXP Pluggable briefing

May 23, 2012 10:06 am | Comments

In the latest product video from TTI, the Specialist introduces the CXP Pluggable I/O connector from TE Connectivity. Take it from The Specialist, he knows the only way to stay plugged in is with the CXP Pluggable.


Enpirion's PowerSoc Technology

April 30, 2012 2:17 pm | Comments

Here’s another video of Enprion’s Power SoC technology. Here, Mark Cieri, Director of Marketing and Business Development, and Ahmed Abou-Alfotouh, Ph.D., manager Systems Architect Group demonstrate


Breakdown test demonstration on a high-power, High-voltage IGBT device

April 4, 2012 10:12 am | Comments

Here's a video showing how to perform a simple breakdown test on a high-power, high voltage IGBT device using Keithley's recently introduced Model 2657A SourceMeter instrument. The unit features a


Moore Industries STA Safety Trip Alarm Demo with Peter Welander

March 13, 2012 11:22 am | Comments

This demo of the STA Safety Trip Alarm from Moore Industries shows that it is an economical and easy-to-use way to monitor critical process signals and alert personnel to problems.


Agilent Technologies Demonstrates Wireless Field Testing

February 27, 2012 7:11 am | Comments

This video is an overview of Agilent's FieldFox RF Analyzer for wireless field testing. The video shows connectivity options such as USB and LAN, battery life and RF measurement modes. The discussed modes are cable & antenna analyzer with built-in QuickCal...



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