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Digital Video Recording and Analysis With Laser Targeting

Munitions accuracy provides an advantage in leveraging and applying force and has been sought after by political and military strategists for decades. Reflecting recent advances in technology, during Gulf Wars I and II, Americans watched video on the news of U.S. precision-guided bombs destroying tanks, flying through windows, and exacting coordinates on bridges utilizing laser-guided targeting. Yet, we forget the past challenges associated with target acquisition and destruction.

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Using Real-World Methodologies to Calculate SSD Usable Life

With more embedded systems using SSDs in critical applications, designers are now asking the question, “How long will this SSD last in my application?” To help answer this pressing question, it is important to review the recent changes in NAND flash technology.

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White LED Driver Offers Dynamic Backlight Control

Portable media devices have increasingly larger displays and longer video playback, and require more power. The LM3530 from National Semiconductor Corp. (Santa Clara, CA) employs ambient light-sensing algorithms and content-adjustable backlighting to optimize displays, saving 55 percent of power.

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Computational Fluid Dynamics Software

Blue Ridge Numerics, Charlottesville, VA, has introduced CFdesign 2010 computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software that provides a CAD-driven design study environment to let engineers achieve pass-fail and what-if scenarios as part of their workflow.

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Product of the Month: Continuous Wave DPSS Ruby Laser

The new CRESCENDO DPSS ruby laser from KLASTECH-Karpushko Laser Technologies GmbH (Dortmund, Germany) is available in 100mW and 150mW versions with plans to increase its power output to 500mW.

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Custom Light Guide Capabilities

Dolan-Jenner Industries (Boxborough, MA) offers custom light guide capabilities. The fiber optics are high-intensity and feature a cold light that keeps damaging lamp and infrared heat away from samples and the application area. They also boast a reduced size that allows for greater fiber flexibility in confined spaces and work areas. The custom light guide capabilities feature safe handling and custom mechanical packaging, and can be configured to withstand environmental temperatures from -40°F to 2,000°F.

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High-Speed Video Camera

The HyperVision HPV-2 high-speed video camera from Shimadzu Scientific Instruments (Columbia, MD) uses a high-sensitivity IS-CCD image sensor to achieve ultra-fast recording, including newly developed multi-camera synchronized recording, at speeds of 1 million frames per second. The video camera offers high resolution (312 × 260 pixels) files at all recording speeds, making it suitable for applications including defect analysis, development of advanced technologies, and scientific, engineering, and medical research.

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