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The Importance of Ethernet Communication in Industrial Systems

March 27, 2015 9:14 am | by ICP DAS USA | News | Comments

Industrial Ethernet (IE) refers to using standard Ethernet protocols in an industrial environment. IE systems use the same physical layer that already exists in most environments and can easily be expanded upon, reducing the need to add another network. Industrial ... 

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Universal Input

March 26, 2015 3:25 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Polytron Devices’ new UI10 series of 10 Watt, single and dual output AC-DC power supply modules deliver 75 percent power supply efficiency in 2.5" x 1.75" x .75" fully encapsulated plastic cases. Additional features include ...

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Green-Power Initiative

March 26, 2015 3:12 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Skyworks  introduces a step-down, DC-DC converter for automotive, distributed power, industrial, and medical applications that features ...

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Stable Electrical Parameters

March 26, 2015 3:05 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

AVX has introduced the new TCR Professional Series tantalum chip capacitors with conductive polymer electrodes. Designed for use in high power DC-DC converters employed in telecommunications, industrial, and avionics applications that demand high reliability and long lifetime performance, TCR Professional Series capacitors are subjected to AVX’s maverick part control Q-Process with statistical screening ...

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IEEE ICC 2015 Explores “Smart City & Smart World” Innovations from June 8 – 12 in London’s Tech City

March 26, 2015 2:19 pm | by IEEE International Conference | News | Comments

The 2015 IEEE International Conference on Communications will host its next annual event from 8-12 June 2015 at the ExCel London convention centre in London, UK. In addition to experiencing the numerous local iconic attractions like Canary Wharf, The Olympic Park and Museum of London, attendees will also have the ability to explore London’s Tech City, the fastest growing technology cluster in Europe and the ...

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Engineering Newswire 133: New Rube Goldberg Designs Violin Playing Machine

March 26, 2015 1:52 pm | by David Mantey, Melissa Fassbender, Kaylie Duffy | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re controlling headlights with our eyes, learning how the bench top factory will change our lives, and building kinetic sculptures with the new Rube Goldberg ...

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Robots on Reins Could Be the 'Eyes' of Firefighters

March 26, 2015 10:21 am | by Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council | News | Comments

Firefighters moving through smoke-filled buildings could save vital seconds and find it easier to identify objects and obstacles, thanks to revolutionary reins that enable robots to act like guide dogs. The small mobile robot - equipped ...

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Photos of the Day: Cutting-Edge Mars Landing Technologies

March 26, 2015 10:14 am | by Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA | News | Comments

Engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, have been developing cutting-edge technologies that would enable spacecraft to land at a specific location on Mars -- or any other planetary body -- with more precision than ever before. In collaboration with Masten Space Systems in Mojave, California, they have recently tested these technologies on board a high-tech demonstration vehicle called the ...

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Successful Test Flights for Mars Landing Technology

March 26, 2015 10:13 am | by Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA | News | Comments

It's tricky to get a spacecraft to land exactly where you want. That's why the area where the Mars rover Curiosity team had targeted to land was an ellipse that may seem large, measuring 12 miles by 4 miles (20 by 7 kilometers) ...

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Nano Piano's Lullaby Could Mean Storage Breakthrough

March 26, 2015 9:59 am | by Bill Bowman, MechSE | News | Comments

A team led by MechSE associate professor Kimani Toussaint has demonstrated the first-ever recording of optically encoded audio onto a nonmagnetic plasmonic nanostructure ...

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Tern Continues Progress toward Enabling Small Ships to Host Their Own Unmanned Air Systems

March 26, 2015 9:55 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

DARPA has awarded prime contracts for Phase 2 of Tern, a joint program between DARPA and the U.S. Navy’s Office of Naval Research (ONR). The goal of Tern is to give forward-deployed small ships the ability to serve as mobile launch and recovery sites for medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aerial systems (UAS) ...

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Teaching Computers to Understand Pictures

March 26, 2015 9:41 am | by Fei-Fei Li, TED Talk | Videos | Comments

When a very young child looks at a picture, she can identify simple elements: "cat," "book," "chair." Now, computers are getting smart enough to do that too. What's next? In a thrilling talk, computer vision expert Fei-Fei Li describes the state of the art ...

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Smart PIR Sensor for Smart Home Applications

March 26, 2015 9:31 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

GreenPeak Technologies has announced a new addition to its Smart Home portfolio with the launch of a reference design for a low cost Passive Infra-Red (PIR) sensor with outstanding performance ...

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5-Bit Attenuator Reaches 31 GHz

March 25, 2015 5:35 pm | by RFMW, Ltd. | RFMW, Ltd. | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for a 5-bit digital attenuator spanning 1-31 GHz. The Qorvo TGL2223-SM offers a 0.5 dB least significant bit (LSB) providing 15.5 dB of overall attenuation range. The TGL2223-SM is packaged in a ceramic, air-cavity QFN measuring 3 x 3 x 1.45 mm. Useful in applications such as point-to-point radio, SatCom, EW and radar, the Qorvo TGL2223-SM has measurably ...

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Research Holds Great Promise for Advancing Sustainable Energy

March 25, 2015 11:19 am | by Yankee Public Relations | News | Comments

New research published by Rutgers University chemists has documented significant progress confronting one of the main challenges inhibiting widespread utilization of sustainable power: Creating a cost-effective process to store energy so it can be used later. "We have developed a ... 

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