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MEMS accelerometer enables highly accurate impact, shock, and concussive detection systems

October 8, 2013 1:49 pm | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices introduced a 3-axis, 200-g digital MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical systems) accelerometer with the highest bandwidth and lowest power in its class. The ADXL375 MEMS accelerometer continuously measures the duration and magnitude of impact or shock events within the full-scale range of ±200 g without saturation.

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Instrument measures powder flow and density

October 8, 2013 12:47 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The widespread use of powders in the pharmaceutical industry has led to a proliferation of test methods for measuring powder flow and density. The BEP2 is an easy-to-use, small-footprint instrument that provides a cost effective method for measuring the flowability of powders....

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Software helps build machine-to-machine applications

October 8, 2013 12:39 pm | Wind River Systems | Product Releases | Comments

Wind River introduced the latest version of Wind River Intelligent Device Platform, a complete software development environment used for building machine-to-machine (M2M) applications and devices that communicate with the cloud. The platform provides ready-to-use components to secure, manage, and connect Internet of Things (IoT) gateways.

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Why IKEA's solar panels are a great idea

October 8, 2013 12:31 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Managing Editor | Blogs | Comments

Though Americans can already buy solar panels at Home Depot and Lowes, customers in the UK are just getting the opportunity as IKEA, the Swedish flat-pack furniture store, will start stocking the panels.This is such a great step towards mainstreaming the renewable energy market.

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Precision signal viewing

October 8, 2013 12:16 pm | by Joel Woodward, Agilent Technologies | Agilent Technologies | Articles | Comments

The need for seeing additional current and voltage detail is increasing.  Many scope users want better ability to see small signal changes on a large signal (high dynamic range measurements). Power rails, biomedical technology developed to interact with human physiology, high-energy physics experiments that produce small pulses....

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High-speed data streaming with PXI Express platforms

October 8, 2013 11:08 am | by Louis Hsu, manager of Measurement and I/O Platform Verification and Application, ADLINK | Articles | Comments

Electronic systems, both analog and digital, are processing and managing increasing amounts of information at continually increasing data rates. The information age continues to amplify demands on developers of high accuracy and reliability systems and subsystems.

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Tool reconditioning fits nicely with lean manufacturing

October 8, 2013 10:23 am | by Jim Norton, Custom Products & Services, Inc., www.custom-products.com | Blogs | Comments

Although many manufacturing processes have become automated over the past 20 years, there is still a fair amount of manual or hand assembly and rework required. Gone are the days when electronic and industrial assembly required row upon row of technicians carefully assembling circuit boards, electronic modules or entire assemblies without

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Photos of the Day: Your guide to the 2013 Nobel Prizes

October 8, 2013 10:20 am | News | Comments

The physics prize was awarded for a theory about how subatomic particles that are the building blocks of matter get their mass. The theory made headlines last year when it was confirmed by the discovery of the Higgs particle, which originates from an invisible field that gives particles mass.

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New experiments aim to give flow batteries a place in the sun

October 8, 2013 9:56 am | by Chris Warner, Executive Editor | Blogs | Comments

Proponents of solar and wind energy are quick to point out that these energy sources are best because, well, they’re free. But for utilities looking to incorporate these energy sources into their grids, they’re not exactly cheap either.Wind and solar energy storage on the electric grid has always been hampered....

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ASSPs designed for gyroscopes and accelerometers

October 8, 2013 9:56 am | SiTime Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Si-Ware Systems (SWS) announces the SWS1120 and SWS1130 high-performance Application Specific Standard Products (ASSPs) for MEMS gyroscopes and accelerometers. The SWS1120/30 are designed as ASSPs that are ready for integration with MEMS sensing elements.

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IC meets FIPS 140-2 Level 3 requirements

October 8, 2013 9:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

EnSilica has announced that it has successfully collaborated with Kili Technology Corporation of Canada on the development of the Kili 3.1 FIPS 140-2 Level 3 (Federal Information Processing Standard) compliant secure processor IC. The Kili 3.1 secure processor IC is designed to meet the stringent requirements of payment, authentication and identity applications....

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Signal generator provides low distortion signals at up to 150MHz

October 8, 2013 9:05 am | Saelig Company, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Saelig Company has introduced the AG4151 - an economical, feature-rich, dual-channel multi-function generator which combines arbitrary waveform and function generation using Direct Digital Synthesizer (DDS) technology to provide stable, precise, low distortion signals at up to 150MHz.

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In quantum computing, light may lead the way

October 7, 2013 4:40 pm | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

Light might be able to play a bigger, more versatile role in the future of quantum computing, according to new research by Yale University scientists. A team of Yale physicists has coaxed an unprecedented number of light particles, or photons, to behave quantum mechanically, or to assume more than one state simultaneously, such as “alive” and “dead.”

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Legislation may cause data deficit for researchers, small businesses

October 7, 2013 4:38 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Small farms and businesses may be the unintended victims of legislation aimed at cutting the federal budget by eliminating certain sets of local and county-based economic data, according to a group of economists. "This local data is really what we use in our lab," said Stephan Goetz, professor of agricultural economics and regional economics, Penn State....

Making Martian clouds on Earth

October 7, 2013 4:34 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

At first glance, Mars' clouds might easily be mistaken for those on Earth: Images of the Martian sky, taken by NASA's Opportunity rover, depict gauzy, high-altitude wisps, similar to our cirrus clouds. Given what scientists know about the Red Planet's atmosphere, these clouds likely consist of either carbon dioxide or water-based ice crystals.

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