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Photos of the Day: NASA’s Unmanned Research Aircraft Takes Flight

October 23, 2014 | News | Comments

With a small video camera mounted atop the center wing to record control surface movement, the small unmanned APV-3 research aircraft takes to the air for the first time with a flight control system incorporating segmented wing flaps and fiber optic sensors to reduce dynamic loads on the wing.

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Why Being a Female Writer in Tech Doesn’t Make Me An Idiot

October 24, 2014 4:28 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Editor | Blogs | Comments

Today, engineers, we’re going to have a lesson about what’s an acceptable attitude to have and what’s not an acceptable attitude to have. For example, it’s perfectly acceptable to think my opinion is dead wrong because you’re a diehard Android fan. It’s not okay to think I’m an idiot because I’m a woman.

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TVS Diode Array Series Combine ESD Protection with Common-Mode EMI Filtering

October 24, 2014 4:18 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Littelfuse has introduced the SP5001, SP5002, and SP5003 Series TVS Diode Arrays (SPA Diodes). These highly integrated Common-Mode Filters (CMF) provide both electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection and common-mode EMI filtering for systems that use high-speed differential serial interfaces...          

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Band Reject Filter from RLC Electronics

October 24, 2014 3:00 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

RLC Electronics has introduced higher frequency band reject (Notch) filters, designed to operate over the frequency range of .01 to 28 GHz. These filters are characterized by having the reverse properties of band pass filters and are offered in multiple topologies...                            

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Yokogawa Adds SD Card Slot to Hybrid Series Strip Chart Recorders

October 24, 2014 2:50 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that it has enhanced the μR10000/μR20000 series strip chart recorders with the addition of an SD card slot to these devices, giving them the ability to record data both electronically and on paper.

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California Startup Testing Police Gunfire Tracking Technology

October 24, 2014 10:45 am | by Haven Daley, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Silicon Valley startup has developed technology to let dispatchers know when a police officer's weapon has been fired. The latest product by Yardarm Technologies would notify dispatchers in real time when an officer's gun is taken out of its holster and when it's fired.

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Cloud Business Lifts Microsoft's Quarterly Results

October 24, 2014 10:22 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft's quarterly profit and revenue sailed past expectations Thursday, as CEO Satya Nadella's push to embrace cloud computing and diversify into mobile devices helped lift sales by 25 percent.

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Evaluating Powerful Batteries for Modular Grid Energy Storage

October 24, 2014 7:50 am | by Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories has begun lab-based characterization of TransPower’s GridSaver, the largest grid energy storage system analyzed at Sandia’s Energy Storage Test Pad in Albuquerque, N.M. Project lead David Rosewater said Sandia will evaluate the 1 megawatt,...

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NASA Interns Developed and Flight-Tested a More Efficient Flight Control System

October 23, 2014 4:29 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

In an ongoing effort to make airplanes fly more efficiently, NASA Aeronautics Academy interns have developed and flight-tested a flight control system employing multiple segmented trailing-edge flaps and a fiber-optic sensing system that could significantly improve aerodynamic efficiency while reducing flight loads on the wing.

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14 Slot Rack Mount Architecture Expands Compact COTS Packaging Capabilities

October 23, 2014 3:53 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The 14 slot, 19 inch Mild to Wild rack mount SBS architecture for accommodating a wide range of compact COTS applications, from process control to high end automated test equipment (ATE) systems. The architecture offers expansion and replaces the need for different system architectures for varying industrial and military applications.

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Digitally Enhanced Power Analog Controllers Offer Digital Power Supply Flexibility With Easy Analog Control Loops

October 23, 2014 3:32 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip's Digitally Enhanced Power Analog (DEPA) controllers provide simple yet effective analog PWM control for DC-DC synchronous buck converters up to 40V, with the configurability of a digital MCU.

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Application Note Details the Fundamentals of Phase Shifters

October 23, 2014 2:41 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Telemakus offers USB controlled phase shifters covering 1-8GHz with 12-bit DAC resolution and greater than 400 degrees of phase control.

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National Instruments & Lund University Announce Massive MIMO Collaboration

October 23, 2014 1:15 pm | by National Instuments, Lund University | News | Comments

National Instruments and Lund University have announced a collaboration on the development of a test bed capable of prototyping a massive multiple input, multiple output (MIMO) system...                      

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Photo of the Day: Massive MIMO Base Station

October 23, 2014 1:15 pm | by National Instuments, Lund University | News | Comments

Massive MIMO is a relatively new concept in 5G communications and addresses capacity and energy challenges facing next-generation communication systems...                                

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High-Performance, Single Stage EMI Filter from Astrodyne

October 23, 2014 12:31 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Astrodyne has expanded its custom military filter product line with a high-performance single stage EMI filter. The LCR F19734 helps bring systems in compliance with MIL-STD 461F (a U.S. military standard set to test for electromagnetic compatibility), as well as CE101and CE102 conducted emission standards under various loads...      

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Detecting Knee Osteoarthritis with Sound Waves

October 23, 2014 11:01 am | by Lancaster University | News | Comments

The UK is leading this new field of health research based on listening to the sounds emitted by the body. Microphones are attached to the knees of patients, and the high frequency sound waves emanating from their knees are measured as they stand up...

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