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A 3D Navier-Stokes CFD Code for Analysis of Turbomachinery

This code can be used to model complex, multiple-path flows. The ADPAC software is a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) code for analysis of flows in turbomachines. The outstanding feature of ADPAC is the ability to solve the Navier-Stokes equations for complex three-dimensional (3D) flow fields that include multiple flow paths, and the modeling of which typically involves multiple computational grid blocks. In addition, ADPAC can handle coupled calculations in which some portions of models are rotating and some are not, as in the case of the rotating blades and stationary vanes of a turbomachine. ADPAC was developed especially for use in analyzing the performances of short-duct, ultrahigh-bypass-ratio turbofan engines, both as uninstalled and as installed; however, ADPAC is applicable to a very broad range of other turbomachines and of other flow systems.

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Reverse Combustion



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Disease-Killing Nanotubes



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Techs of the Week

A GPS receiving technology can take any signals from both GPS and GLONASS, besides European Satellites such as WAAS and EGNOS. Called ARGO-16, the GPS technology has 16 universal channels in ARGO-16 that can receive and process either GPS or GLONASS satellite signals. It produces high performance with satellite coverage for positional computation, providing better position information in areas where the satellites are liable to be blocked. That makes it useful in car navigation systems, especially where skyscrapers are present. Click here for more info.

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64-Bit Single Board Computer

MEN Micro Inc. (Boston, MA) has expanded its series of intercompatible CompactPCI/-Express single board computers (SBCs) with a new 64-bit board based on the Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T7500 combined with the Mobile Intel 965GM Express Chipset. The new F18 SBC is ideal for industrial applications such as monitoring, visualization, or control computers, as well as applications in test and measurement. With specially developed heat sink and soldered components to protect against shock and vibration, the F18 is equipped for use in mobile applications as well.

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Encrypted EEPROMs

Amtel® Corporation (San Jose, CA) offers the CryptoMemory® family of EEPROMs with a 64-bit embedded hardware encryption engine, four sets of non-readable 64-bit authentication keys, and four sets of non-readable 64-bit session encryption keys. The new devices provide a low-cost means of preventing product counterfeiting and/or piracy.

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Networking System-on-Chip Coprocessors

Lantronix (Irvine, CA) has introduced the DeviceLinx™ XChip™ family of fully turnkey, networking coprocessor system-on-chip (SoC) solutions. The SoC family enables original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to embed serial-to-Ethernet connectivity and web services into a new class of high-volume, price-sensitive products that can be remotely managed over the Internet. The XChip is a highly-integrated, x86 class processor that includes a built-in Ethernet MAC and 10-100 PHY, 256 KB zero wait-state SRAM, up to 11 GPIOs, and a high-performance serial UART.

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