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Encoder Protocol

The BiSS™ Model C encoder protocol from Dynapar (Gurnee, IL) provides bidirectional communication between an encoder and a motor drive controller. Secondary data such as temperature, acceleration, alarm description, and safety information can be communicated without the need to stop collecting position data. The protocol can read/write data to the controller without switching from sensing mode to read/write mode, enabling the sensor to send secondary data along with position data in a real-time data stream.

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DC Servo Motor

The PITTMAN® Series 6000™ from AMETEK Technical & Industrial Products (Kent, OH) is a 22-mm-diameter, brush-commutated DC servo motor that has a skewed 5-slot armature design and bonded neodymium iron boron magnets. Depending on the model, the Series 6000™ motors can generate maximum peak torques up to 10.2 oz-in and nominal no-load speeds up to 8720 rpm.

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David Iverson, Computer Scientist, NASA’s Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA

The Inductive Monitoring System (IMS) is a new computer program that monitors gyroscopes that keep the International Space Station properly oriented in space. IMS detects warning signs that precede a gyroscope’s failure. Engineers will add the new software to a group of existing tools to identify and track problems related to the gyroscopes. If the software detects warning signs, it will quickly warn the space station’s mission control center. David Iverson developed the software at NASA Ames.

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LPC-350-PCI Little PC

Stealth Computer Corp., Woodbridge, ON, Canada, has introduced the LPC- 350PCI Little PC, a mini personal computer that can fit in the palm of your hand. The anodized aluminum chassis measures about 2" tall, and has the overall footprint the size of a hardcover book, measuring 10 × 5.87 × 2.75", and weighing 6 pounds. The rugged computer uses Intel’s Pentium and Celeron M processors and features I/O connectivity such as LAN, serial, 3 USB 2.0, FireWire, video, audio, and PS/2 mouse and keyboard ports. Other features include an open PCI card slot for adding specialized I/O and data acquisition and communications cards, a built-in 2.5" highshock hard drive with up to 160 GB of storage space for archived data, and an optional solid-state hard drive or Flash drive. A DVD/CD-RW optical drive offers an optional DVD burner. Systems are compatible with Microsoft XP and Vista, as well as Linux. For Free Info Visit

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Last Chance to Design and Win!

If you haven’t entered your unique design idea that you feel should be out on the market, you only have until October 15 to enter your invention in the sixth annual “Create the Future” Design Contest, presented by SolidWorks Corp. Visit for complete rules and to submit your idea.

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Eye On Innovation

Creating a Culture of Innovation By Mike Santori National Instruments Business & Technology Fellow National Instruments Austin, TX High-tech companies live and die by their ability to innovate. Creating new products and technologies is essential to gaining new customers as well as keeping current customers. We often associate innovation with visionary individuals who have a great idea and make it successful. But is innovation to be done only by a few visionary figures? National Instruments has certainly benefited from the visionary leadership of our company founders. Under the tutelage of those leaders, we strive to create a culture of innovation, encouraging all employees to think creatively.

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National Nano Engineering Conference Preview

America’s Premier Nano Engineering Event The 2007 NASA Tech Briefs National Nano Engineering Conference (NNEC), to be held November 14-15 at the Boston Marriott Copley Place, is produced for design engineers who want to know what’s real, what’s close, and what might be coming in the world of nanotechnology. The NNEC will help you keep pace with the engineering and technology innovations behind the latest nanotech breakthroughs. Included will be technical presentations and exhibits from companies leading the nanotech industry in application areas such as biomedical, electronics, advanced materials, energy and the environment, and business. You’ll also find networking opportunities, and the expert insight you’ll need to stay ahead of the small-tech curve.

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