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PCI Express Frame Grabbers

American ELTEC, Las Vegas, NV, has introduced a series of five PCI Express frame grabbers with single-lane interface (×1). The PC_EYE®/MONO frame grabber is designed for industrial image processing in which digitization begins immediately after an external trigger signal. The board supports four cameras in multiplex mode.

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X-Ray Imaging Camera

Rad-icon Imaging Corp., Santa Clara, CA, has introduced the Shad-o-BoxTM HS high-sensitivity, high-speed x-ray camera with 12-bit digital interface for direct connection to a frame grabber. The camera operates in real-time radiography applications at up to 20 frames per second. The camera’s image detector is a 512 × 512 pixel, two-dimensional CMOS photodiode array sensor with 96 μm pixel spacing, providing a 2" active sensing area for applications ranging from 10 to 160 kV.

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High-Speed Video Camera

Photron, San Diego, CA, offers the Fastcam SA-1 high-speed camera with 5,000 full megapixel resolution frames per second. It uses CMOS sensor technology for slow-motion video imaging with true 12-bit resolution and two-microsecond global shuttering. The camera design provides two memory configurations, including 8 GB with 6 seconds at 1,000 full frames per second, and 16 GB with 12 seconds at 1,000 full frames per second.

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The 3D Product Development Triple Play

By Steve Luby President & Chief Executive Officer VISTAGY, Inc. Waltham, MA Steve Luby, President & CEO, VISTAGY (Waltham, MA).Today, every company is searching for a sustainable competitive advantage, and getting great products to market quickly at a good price is what matters most. Product innovation and speed are the keys to success, and PLM and the latest 3D CAD tools can play a part in achieving these goals. But there are more significant rewards for organizations that take a broader process-oriented view of the entire product development cycle.

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2006 Product of the Year Awards and Design Contest Winners

The 2006 NASA Tech Briefs (NTB) and Photonics Tech Briefs (PTB) Readers’ Choice Product of the Year Awards were presented recently by the editors of NTB and PTB at an awards dinner in New York City. The event honored the top three products of 2006 as chosen by each magazine’s readers. Also honored at the event were the Grand-Prize and First-Prize winners of the Emhart Teknologies “Create the Future” Design Contest.

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The Power of Data Acquisition Technology Convergence

Modern digital technology and a little imagination have led to today’s most popular devices, like the MP3 player — a tiny digital music player that you can carry in your shirt pocket, and yet which can hold countless songs, TV shows, and movies. And they have led to cell phones that are serving as cameras and PDAs. Thankfully, this same technology “push” from the last 10 years has had its effect on the data acquisition system, albeit in a slightly more serious way.

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NASA Announces 2006 Invention of the Year

A team from Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA, has been awarded the 2006 NASA Government Invention of the Year for an actuator and sensor system that is more durable than a piezoelectric system, and provides increased unidirectional control. In addition to being used in a number of NASA programs, the technology can be used in military, automotive, medical, and consumer product applications. The Invention of the Year is selected by NASA’s General Counsel, with the support of the Inventions and Contributions Board (ICB). For more information on the awards and this year’s winner and finalists, visit http://icb.nasa.gov/03-07-board/IOY2006/ index.htm.

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