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Will Self-Driven Cars Improve Road Safety?

Using autonomous technology, Google has also been testing its self-driven robotic cars near the company's Silicon Valley headquarters. The vehicles are equipped with navigation software, like Google Maps, and other sensors to avoid obstacles and unexpected events. The cars' technology also features a laser radar system and a laser-based range finder that enables detailed 3D maps of surroundings.

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Thinking Outside of the Box: Optimizing System Design With Embedded Expertise

Increasing technical requirements and tighter budgets provide challenges to integrators designing optimal system solutions for SWaP-constrained spaces. Dialoguing with highly knowledgeable COTS vendors early in the design process provides integrators with alternative systems engineering perspectives that result not only in better SWaP-optimized solutions, but reduced cost and schedule times. As a leading COTS vendor, Curtiss-Wright is exposed to a myriad of design problems every day, and has unmatched expertise in properly addressing constraints and providing innovative approaches to any design issue. Allowing our COTS hardware experts to mitigate SWaP-constraints early on in the embedded system design process results in highly-optimized re-architected solutions, and eliminates cost, weight, and schedule penalties.

Posted in: Electronics & Computers, White Papers

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Agility and Quality in Medical Devices

With economic and political trends squeezing margins on medical device companies, issues with quality are even more detrimental and costly. In order to guarantee quality without sacrificing development speed, businesses can expedite quality considerations in two aspects of development, design-in quality and quality assurance.

Posted in: On-Demand Webinars, Webinars, MDB

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Redefining Productivity: Faster, Smarter, PADS!

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Posted in: On-Demand Webinars

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786nm Laser Diode Modules

Lumics GmbH (Berlin, Germany) has broadened its portfolio of single-mode fiber pigtailed butterfly 14-pin modules by adding 786nm to that product line as a standard wavelength. Modules are now available in the following wavelengths: 786, 793, 808, 850, 915, 980, 1012, 1025, 1032, 1064, 1070, and 1080nm. Other customized wavelengths between 750 — 1100 nm are available on request. The Lumics' hermetically sealed BTF14 modules are manufactured as per Telcordia standard GR-468-CORE. The modules can be either cw or pulsed. They are available with up to 500mW output power cw, or up to 2W pulsed. Lumics offers all BTF 14-pin modules also with a laser diode driver e.g. as a compact, table-top solution. www.lumics.com

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Precision Laser System

Prima Power Laserdyne (Champlin, MN) has announced availability of the LASERDYNE 430 Series of precision laser systems with up to 20 kW QCW (quasi continuous wave) fiber lasers. This laser system is designed for ease of use in cutting, welding and drilling of 2D and 3D components requiring precision and consistency. The 430 BeamDirector(R) system adds Laserdyne's third Generation BeamDirector(R) (BD3Y), giving users a unique capability for drilling cylindrical and shaped holes, bevel cutting, and welding a wide range of materials including aluminum, copper, stainless steel and titanium. Combining higher velocity and acceleration, the third generation BD3Y provides C (rotary) axis motion of 900 degrees, and D (tilt) axis motion of 300 degrees. www.primapowerinterface.com/430/

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3D Optical Profilers

Zygo Corporation (Middlefield, CT) recently announced the NewView(TM) 8000 series of 3D optical profilers. The two models of NewView 8000 benchtop profilers are based on non-contact optical technology and powered by ZYGO's Mx(TM) software. The NewView 8000 profilers provide hundreds of surface results and analyses, including the latest ISO 25178 area surface texture parameters for industry-leading quantitative analysis. In addition, the systems offer exceptional surface visualization via optimized optical design and advanced surface detection algorithms. www.zygo.com/nv8k

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