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Addressing Security Vulnerabilities at the Source

A Guide to Using Static Source Code Analysis to Develop More Secure Embedded Software Many embedded developers underestimate how vulnerable embedded devices are to cyber-attacks. When security issues do occur, organizations often respond by addressing the symptoms of poor security rather than the root causes.

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

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The Advantages of LWIR SLS Thermal Cameras

A relatively new type of photon detector material for infrared cameras offers a solution for scientists and engineers who need to record fast thermal transients or capture crisp still images of high speed objects or events. This material, called Type II Strained Layer Superlattice, or SLS, can match or exceed the performance of analogous detector materials such as indium antimonide (InSb) or mercury cadmium telluride (MCT). This article compares LWIR SLS detectors to MWIR InSb and LWIR MCT detectors, with specific attention to their integration times, temperature ranges, filtering needs, and uniformity.

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IoT Drives Demand for Automotive Circuit Protection Solutions

In the past, automobiles were made up of many independent electronic systems. Even the assembly lines that were used to manufacture the vehicles required the operation and management of multiple independent systems. However, the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT) has changed automotive electronics and assembly dramatically. The connectivity that used to only be available in the home or office is now available in modern automobiles. The car itself has now become the center of communication.

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Technical Webinar Series from the Editors of SAE: Multimaterial Lightweighting

In Conjunction with SAE The quest to improve the fuel economy of vehicles is not waning, nor is the desire to achieve higher mpg through the use of just the right lightweight material for the right vehicle application. Advanced high-strength steel, aluminum, magnesium, composites, and other materials are all on the table to fulfill the industry’s safety and lightweighting goals.

Posted in: On-Demand Webinars

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Identifying the Root Cause of EMC Compliance Problems at a PCB level

EMC chambers are not the best tool to use for debugging when a device fails compliance tests or to diagnose root causes of failures. Detection of emissions hot spots using hand held sniffer probes can be effective but it is slow and does not deliver a full board picture of the problem. The probe array based Very-Near-Field scanning technique developed by EMSCAN allows real-time evaluation of the spatial distribution of emissions over the entire board.

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Tactile Power Steering Senses Direction of Motorized Carts

Tactile handles forklifts, industrial trucks, and motorized carts are being developed that employ pressure sensors to detect the direction in which a user is pushing or pulling the cart. Workers can get a cart moving in the right direction with very little effort using the pressure sensors. Since the handles are equipped with sensors for both hands, a cart does more than just detect whether it is being pushed or pulled.

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Photonic Structures Act as Tiny Temperature and Humidity Sensors

Many machines such as turbines, oil drills, health monitors, and nuclear reactors require internal sensors to monitor physical states such as temperature. Researchers are developing compact silicon photonic sensors that can provide accurate readings without being damaged by the toxic, corrosive, or even explosive conditions within these machines.

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