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Boosting Machine Vision with Built-in FPGA Image Preprocessing

Since imaging processing tasks can consume major CPU resources in machine vision applications, increasing processing performance within size constraints is, accordingly, a common challenge for solution providers. The following discusses the efficacy of FPGA in addressing such performance shortcomings, presents the image processing tasks most suitable for FPGA, and compares the capabilities of CPU and FPGA in operation. A built -in FPGA image preprocessing solution supporting machine vision app lications is then presented.

Posted in: White Papers, Imaging, Optics, Photonics, Machinery & Automation, Robotics

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Thermoelectric Cooling: How Does It Work? Why Should You Choose It?

There are many places one can go to get an outline on the pros and cons of different methods for enclosure cooling. Although we will briefly touch on them here, this is really an in-depth article on how to choose a Peltier (thermoelectric) air conditioner, once you have committed to the technology.

Posted in: White Papers, White Papers, Electronics & Computers

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Build and Deploy Simulation Apps for Heat Transfer Analysis

Heat transfer, including multiphysics phenomena such as Joule heating and thermal expansion, is fundamental to the design of reliable products and systems. Through modeling and simulation, gain a better understanding of how temperature changes impact the performance of a device or process. With simulation apps based on your models, colleagues and customers can also perform heat transfer analysis through the use of highly specialized user interfaces.

Posted in: On-Demand Webinars

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Active Safety Solutions for Next Generation Automobiles

As automotive technology advances, so do the number and complexity of electronically controlled “safety critical” functions inside of a car. These functions include: front lighting, ADAS, viewing, electronic power steering, and rear lighting to name a few. The challenge and risk that all designers face is that of a critical failure occurring and safety critical functions not working as intended.

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New Radar Measures Flow Fields for More Intelligent Wind Farms

Researchers (l-r) Brian Hirth, John Schroeder, and Jerry Guynes. Texas Tech University scientists have brought the wind power industry one step closer to its potential with the creation of a system to measure wind flow and control turbine-to-turbine interaction for maximum power generation.

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Gas Sensor Monitors Pollution from Power Plants and Roads 

Experimental setup for the ultrasensitive real-time trace gas sensor. (Photo: Adelphi University) A research team from Adelphi University in New developed a new device that can detect ultra-low concentrations of gases like nitrogen dioxide accurately and nearly instantaneously. The device works even when experiencing small vibrations, which is important if the instrument is deployed in the field.

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Wristband Sensor Predicts and Prevents Asthma Attacks

A prototype of the HET wristband. (Photo: NC State University) Researchers have developed an integrated, wearable system that monitors a user’s environment, heart rate, and other physical attributes with the goal of predicting and preventing asthma attacks. The system, called the Health and Environmental Tracker (HET), is composed of a suite of new sensor devices incorporated into a wristband and a patch that adheres to the chest.

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