4-Quadrant Drive

American Control Electronics (ACE) (South Beloit, IL) introduces the DCR Series, a low-voltage 4-quadrant drive that provides control of PMDC motors in a variety of applications. The DCR Series is able to maintain variable speed control while batteries discharge, delivering an increased run time for battery-powered devices. A wide power range – 1/100 HP to 7.5 HP – makes the DCR Series ideal for mobile equipment and linear actuators. The DCR Series can also control portable or remote products that utilize solar power. The microprocessor-based design offers flexibility for customized OEM solutions with multiple I/O configurations, wired and wireless control capabilities and packaging options.

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Customizable Smart Graphics Displays

The OMEGA® (Stamford, CT) OM-SGD Series of panel meters with bright color TFT smart graphics displays are available in 3 screen sizes. They offer an operating power supply voltage range of 4 to 30 VDC and two alarm outputs. Waterproof NEMA 6 (IP67) versions are also available. Using the provided Simple Wizard based configuration software, select from over 40 standard display configurations to program in seconds. Customize colors, text labels, input scaling and units before uploading the selected display configuration to the meter via USB interface to the PC.

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Flexible Circuits

Metrigraphics (Lowell, MA) recently introduced a series of micron-scale flexible circuits and thin film devices. Micron-scale flexible circuits can be achieved with six or more layers high with traces (circuit lines) as narrow as 3 microns (11.81x10-5 inches). Metrigraphics employs a mix of proprietary and industry-standard processes including high-resolution photolithography as well as sputtered thin-film and plated metal deposition. Multilayer flexible circuits are constructed of several independently stacked, aligned and interconnected layers composed of very thin sputtered metal or thicker-plated metal, such as gold or copper, on polyimide substrates. Plated conductive vias connect the different layers as required. Metrigraphics offers via sizes down to a 25-micron diameter.

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Fan Speed Controllers

Orion Fans (Dallas, TX) has introduced the low-cost OA11/22 dual channel phase control unit that allows users to control fan speed for single or multiple AC fan assemblies. The units work off of 120/220 VAC, can accommodate higher current options by special order, offer four user adjustable speeds (off, low, medium, and high), and come equipped with a 2A input/output circuit breaker. Four factory presets allows for maximum flexibility with minimum setup time.

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3U CompactPCI Serial Board

CPU platform based on Intel’s Xeon D-1500 System-on-a-Chip (SoC). The 3U SBC is first in a family of CompactPCI Serial boards designed specifically for high data bandwidth based on PCIe 3.0, PCIe 2.0 and Gigabit Ethernet via the backplane. To enable easy handling of high data volumes, MEN Micro's G25A supports two 10 Gb Ethernet interfaces on RJ45 or M12 connectors, a USB 3.0 port, an RS232 port for configuration as well as a PCIe 3.0 interface via the backplane. Available versions come with 4, 8 or 16 cores to provide modular computing performance.

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Wireless Power Reference Kit

Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (San Jose, CA) introduced a new wireless power reference kit that helps make integrating wireless charging into compact electronics easy and affordable. The new IDT® Qi-based transmitter and receiver reference kit targets designs requiring 3W or less, such as smartwatches, headphones, health and fitness trackers and portable medical devices. Suited for applications ranging from 0.5 – 3W, the reference kit is comprised of both a transmitter (P9235A-R) and receiver (P9027LP-R), with three different coil size options supporting various applications, form factors and power levels.

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Data Acquisition Software

Microstar Laboratories (Bellevue, WA) has announced DAPtools version 6.30 for its line of Data Acquisition Processor products. Though primarily intended for improved compatibility with Windows 10, the new DAPtools Software also provides some significant new features. Among these are: noninvasive monitoring of host-to-DAP board communications, more control over numerical representations in embedded calculations, multi-channel digital filtering capabilities, new advanced processing modules for data-driven synchronization, and updated support for MATLAB and Python software environments.

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Fibre Channel All-Flash Arrays

AccelStor (Taipei, Taiwan) announced the new NeoSapphire 3605 and NeoSapphire 3611, a pair of dedicated all-flash arrays with dual-port 16G Fibre Channel interfaces and sustained 360K IOPS for 4KB random writes. NeoSapphire 3605 offers 5TB usable capacity while NeoSapphire 3611 provides 11TB in a very compact 1U rack-mount form factor. The low latency and high reliability of Fibre Channel makes these new arrays ideal for demanding, time-critical applications including banking, finance, and media production. Reliability is further enhanced by hot-swappable drives and redundant power supplies.

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Teaching Computers to Understand Human Languages

Researchers at the University of Liverpool have developed a set of algorithms that will help teach computers to process and understand human languages.

While mastering natural language is easy for humans, it is something that computers have not yet been able to achieve. Humans understand language through a variety of ways – for example this might be through looking up words in a dictionary, or by associating it with words in the same sentence in a meaningful way. The algorithms will enable a computer to act in much the same way as a human would it encounters an unknown word. When the computer encounters a word it doesn’t recognize or understand, the algorithms mean it will look up the word in a dictionary (such as the WordNet), and try to guess what other words should appear with this unknown word in the text.

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High-Efficiency Power Amplifier Could Bring 5G Cell Phones

A new highly efficient power amplifier for electronics could help make possible next-generation cell phones, low-cost collision-avoidance radar for cars and lightweight microsatellites for communications. Fifth-generation, or 5G, mobile devices expected around 2019 will require improved power amplifiers operating at very high frequencies. The new phones will be designed to download and transmit data and videos faster than today's phones, provide better coverage, consume less power and meet the needs of an emerging "Internet of things" in which everyday objects have network connectivity, allowing them to send and receive data.

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