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Rugged, 3U, 300 W cPCI DC/DC Power Converter

July 31, 2013 11:04 pm | by PD&D Staff | North Atlantic Industries, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

North Atlantic Industries has announced the availability of its latest 3U, rugged cPCI power product — the 55RQ2, ideally suited for harsh land, air and sea applications. The 55RQ2 is PICMG 2.11 compliant and fits in a 3U cPCI, 0.8” pitch slot and is IPMB compatible.

20 GHz Bandwidth PC Oscilloscopes

July 31, 2013 11:02 pm | by PD&D Staff | Saelig Co. Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Saelig Company has introduced PicoScope 9300 Oscilloscopes, which use sequential sampling technology to measure fast repetitive signals without the need for expensive real-time sampling hardware. PicoScope 9300 Sampling Oscilloscopes are ideal for many advanced applications including signal analysis, timing analysis, testing and design of high-speed digital communication systems, network analysis, semiconductor testing, and research and development.

LED Holder Secures All 50 mm Modules

July 31, 2013 10:59 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The Mod-Lok LED Module Holder from IDEAL secures all 50 mm modules, including Zhaga products, to provide consistent TIM interface pressure and assure excellent thermal performance independent of plastic creep and screw torque.

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Ultra-Low-Loss Flexible Microwave Coaxial Cable

July 31, 2013 10:56 pm | by PD&D Staff | Molex | Product Releases | Comments

Molex Incorporated has launched a line of microwave cable assemblies that utilizes the company’s Temp-Flex air-dielectric ultra-low-loss flexible microwave coaxial cables.  The Temp-Flex coaxial cables achieve 85 to 88 percent velocity of propagation for increased signal speed.

AutomationDirect & the Boy Scouts of America Launch New Merit Badge

July 31, 2013 4:09 pm | by AutomationDirect.com | Automationdirect | News | Comments

AutomationDirect has teamed up with the Boy Scouts of America to inform and inspire the nation’s youth about programming. The 2013 National Boy Scout Jamboree was held in mid-July at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in the mountains of West Virginia, where AutomationDirect, Radio Shack, VEX and the Boy Scouts of America launched the brand new Programming Merit Badge.

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SIL Compliant Flow Meter

July 31, 2013 2:56 pm | by Polytechnic Institute of New York University | Fluid Components International, LLC (FCI) | Product Releases | Comments

The future-ready ST100 Series Thermal Mass Air/Gas Flow Meter from Fluid Components International is now rated for Safety Integrity Level 1 compliant service. The ST100 Flow Meter has been classified as a Type B subsystem in accordance to IEC 61508-1 with a hardware failure tolerance of zero. The Probability of Failure on Demand meets SIL-1 capability standards.

Photos of the Day: Controlling Oil Field Flares

July 31, 2013 2:39 pm | by GRAPHALLOY | Graphite Metallizing Corp. | News | Comments

EPA regulations require that oil field flares destroy the volatile organic compounds emitted into the atmosphere in an environmentally friendly manner. To meet these requirements, oil field operators must use flares at their production sites that provide a clean burn. These flares must operate reliably at remote sites under all conditions.

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World’s Largest Functional Brain Model

July 31, 2013 2:26 pm | by Maplesoft | Maplesoft | News | Comments

A group of neuroscientists and software engineers at the University of Waterloo’s Computational Neuroscience Research Group have built the world’s largest functional model of the human brain. Named Spaun, the simulated brain has a digital eye which it uses for visual input, and a robotic arm that it uses to draw its responses.

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New GPS/GLONASS SMD Chip Antenna

July 31, 2013 2:10 pm | by PD&D Staff | Rfmw Ltd. | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW has announced design and sales support for Johanson Technology’s chip antenna that can operate in both GPS and GLONASS bands simultaneously. This new GPS/GLONASS SMD Antenna: P/N 1575AT54A0010 is compact and can replace more expensive patch antennas offering similar performance in small portable applications.

Control Module & EtherCAT Master

July 31, 2013 1:52 pm | by PD&D Staff | Acs Motion Control | Product Releases | Comments

ACS Motion Control has developed a control module and EtherCAT master to address OEMs of advanced machines with high-precision 2- or 3-axes motion stage and flexible configurations with additional axes and IOs. The SPiiPlusCMhp/ba, with three built-in universal drives, 1 to 5 kW each, provides a cost-effective solution to the needs of modern motion centric machinery for economical, yet high performance, compact, scalable, and distributed control.

Innovative, New Medical Device to Treat Sepsis

July 31, 2013 1:12 pm | by Battelle | News | Comments

At Battelle, supporting America’s military personnel is woven into the fabric of its business. In that pursuit, a team consisting of Battelle, NxStage Medical, and Aethlon Medical has won a contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, to develop an innovative, new medical device that may save the lives of soldiers—and civilians as well—by treating sepsis.

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In-Store 3D Printing with UPS

July 31, 2013 12:30 pm | News | Comments

The UPS Store today announced it is the first nationwide retailer to test 3D printing services in-store. Select UPS Store locations will be offering the services to start-ups, small businesses and retail customers, beginning in the San Diego area with locations in additional cities across the United States in the near future.

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NASA Completes First Internal Review of Concepts for Asteroid Redirect Mission

July 31, 2013 12:15 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA has completed the first step toward a mission to find and capture a near-Earth asteroid, redirect it to a stable lunar orbit and send humans to study it. In preparation for fiscal year 2014, a mission formulation review on Tuesday brought together NASA leaders from across the country to examine internal studies proposing multiple concepts and alternatives for each phase of the asteroid mission.

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Spoofing on the High Seas

July 31, 2013 12:13 pm | by University of Texas | News | Comments

This summer, a radio navigation research team from The University of Texas at Austin set out to discover whether they could subtly coerce a 213-foot yacht off its course, using a custom-made GPS device. The team was able to successfully spoof an $80 million private yacht using the world’s first openly acknowledged GPS spoofing device.

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Network Engineer Indicted in Firm's Computer Shutdown

July 31, 2013 12:04 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A former network engineer who shut down an oil and gas company's computer network and phone system for a month last year has been indicted on federal charges, U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin said Wednesday. The deletion of phone system accounts and accounting data cost Charleston-based EnerVest Operating LLC about $1 million in losses, Goodwin said.

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