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Rapidly Expanding Array of Test Applications Continues to Drive Source Measurement Unit Instrument Technology

Since their introduction more than two decades ago, source measurement units (SMUs) have evolved into a category of multi-purpose instruments that are regularly called upon to address a rapidly expanding array of electronics industry applications:Semiconductor device fabrication, process development, and product research/design Production verification of electronic products such as portable wireless devices Production and development of new advanced materials for devices such as solar cells and HBLEDs Almost any electronic device test application

Posted in: Test & Measurement, White Papers

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Performance Characteristics of Digital Frequency Discriminators

Digital frequency discriminators are key components of instantaneous frequency measurement (IFM) receiver systems as well as many other complex electronic warfare (EW) systems. However, to obtain optimum results it is essential to match DFD performance levels to a specific application. DFDs are integral components of IFM receiver systems; they may also be imbedded into a wide range of military systems such as radar warning receivers (RWRs), electronic countermeasures (ECM) systems, and electronic support measures (ESM) platforms, where they help provide instantaneous frequency measurement capability.

Posted in: Electronics & Computers, White Papers

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Sensors For Use In Aerospace, Military and Industrial Markets

The force balance sensor is intended for DC and low frequency acceleration measurements, such as those encountered in the motion of vehicles, aircraft and ships. These sensors are capable of measuring levels from as low as 0.0001g up to 200g’s over a frequency range from DC to 1000Hz. In addition, due to their inherent sensitivity to gravity, the force balance accelerometers with certain modifications or special features become excellent instruments for measuring angles of inclination. This type of sensor, often referred to as an inclinometer is useful in applications such as platform leveling, pipeline leveling, gun sight control, borehole mapping and other low level seismic measurement applications.

Posted in: Sensors, White Papers

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Plastic Electrical Enclosures – Solutions for Extreme Customization

Standard enclosures do not remain standard for long. In no time, engineers put holes, cutouts, and recesses into pristine boxes. This process is necessary to make the enclosures functional. There are switches to mount, readouts to view and connections to be made.

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Manager's Guide to Productivity Gains with Multiphysics Simulation Part II: Speed Innovation & Reduce Costs

Discover how companies have saved time and money, and brought new products to market faster, by adopting COMSOL Multiphysics and simulation-led design. For example, learn how B&C Speakers used modeling to develop a novel acoustic lens and dramatically shortened the time needed to find the best design. In the medical industry, Continuum Blue was able to pinpoint a manufacturing problem using simulation, enabling them to bring a new implant to clinical trials. In the auto industry, General Motors used COMSOL to model advanced materials for their green automobiles, and Metelli saved design time and cost of producing auto parts. Learn how NASA is using simulation to save time and resources in developing equipment to extract water trapped below the moon's surface. Back on Earth, multiphysics modeling has helped Osram Sylvania develop energy-saving lamps. Also read how COMSOL helped Procter & Gamble save time and money in manufacturing and shipping household products.

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Selection of Materials for Medical Applications

Selecting the best plastic for a medical device can be a complex decision unless you know how to talk to your material supplier to be assured that both parties have confidence in their recommendations. This paper presents an overview of the material selection process from the viewpoint of a compounder.

Posted in: Bio-Medical, Medical, White Papers, MDB

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The Ultimate Shaft-To-Hub Connection

Polygon Shapes - Multi-Faceted Problem Solvers Kinematically ground polygonal shapes have been used as drive connections for more than 45 years. What is now referred to as Polygon Systems was developed by Fortunawerke, Stuttgart, West Germany, who patented a grinding machine capable of producing matched polygonal shaft and bore diameters.

Posted in: Mechanics, Mechanical Components, White Papers

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