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Tech Articles

Airport Security Screening with Millimetre Waves

Jun 20, 2017

By Dr. Sherif Sayed Ahmed, Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG, Test and Measurement Division   Fully-automated personnel scanning using a multi-channel millimetre-wave array, with intelligent image-recognition algorithms that perform real-time analysis on raw data, can protect passengers’ safety by identifying threats accurately and clearly, while also preserving travellers’ privacy by eliminating any need
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High reliability NTC sensor replaces bi-metal devices with much higher reliability

Jun 13, 2017

By Ros Kruger, Director, Supplier Marketing Europe – Emech, Sensors and Power, TTI, Inc   In the past, measurement of temperatures in excess of 500°C had primarily been performed using platinum temperature sensor elements. Now, a new NTC high-performance ceramic element is available from TDK enabling operation up to maximum temperatures of 650°C. Applications include
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Programmable Power Source Emulates Fuel Cells

Jun 6, 2017

By Eric Turner, Intepro Systems (   Proper simulation ensures regulatory and safety compliance Simulating a fuel-cell-based power system is more complex than just attaching a dc source to the circuit. Polymer electrolytic membrane fuel cells (Figure 1) and related chemical energy harvesting systems, like reflow batteries and such, don’t put out with a perfect
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Xilinx Extends Ecosystem to Reshape the Future of Embedded Vision, IIoT System Design

May 30, 2017

By Aaron Behman, Director, Video & Vision, Corporate Strategy & Marketing Xilinx, Inc. And Dan Isaacs, Director, Industrial IoT, Corporate Strategy & Marketing Xilinx, Inc.   Broad IP, software, hardware and design services offerings enable smarter, connected, highly differentiated systems based on Xilinx All Programmable devices. Systems with unprecedented levels of software-based intelligence, optimized hardware
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Why wireless control brightens the effect of LED lighting

May 23, 2017

By Matthias Kassner, Product Marketing Director, EnOcean   LED lighting is revolutionising the lighting industry and creating completely new market conditions. However, unlocking its full potential has been hampered by a lack of simple and easy to install industry standard solutions enabling personal control, energy conservation and compliance with increasingly stringent building standards. To fulfil
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May 16, 2017

A Lattice Semiconductor White Paper   Introduction In the automotive market as in all industries, competition breeds innovation. Over the last 100 years, this truth has transformed the horseless carriage into one of the most useful and ubiquitous tools in the modern world. Automobiles have long been understood as mechanical devices, but recently, continuing innovation
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Realizing the Promise of 5G

May 9, 2017

Harpinder S Matharu, Director, Communications Market, and Paul Newson, Principal Engineer, Communications Signal Processing Group, Xilinx   The 5th generation of mobile broadband wireless access networks are expected to meet system and service requirements of the new use cases and applications in 2020 and beyond. Connecting industries and enabling new services is the most significant
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Bringing innovation to Power Delivery in the USB ecosystem

May 2, 2017

Andrew Pockson,  Divisional Marketing Manager, Anglia Components Ltd   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. Far from just being a simple way to connect low
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Human-machine cooperation: into the smart factory of the future.

Apr 25, 2017

Italy developed the trunk of a wearable robotic exoskeleton.   Globally, work accidents cost European businesses about 4% of their GNP. Across Europe it is estimated that more than 25% of workers have experienced low back problems related to manual management of heavy workloads. Robotic solutions are frequently used in manufacturing processes to support manual
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Focus on embedded designs

Apr 18, 2017

Guido Schulze, Rohde & Schwarz Oscilloscopes Div. – Product Manager High-performance Oscilloscopes   The new R&S®RTO2000 oscilloscopes offer excellent signal fidelity, up to 16-bit vertical resolution and high acquisition rates in the 600 MHz to 4 GHz class. A broad range of tools along with user-friendly operation and documentation functions facilitate time-correlated analysis of the wide variety
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