Features

Linear Arrays

Sensors Unlimited, Goodrich Corp., Princeton, NJ, offers the LC Series shortwave infrared linear photodiode array for imaging applications from 0.9 microns to 2.6 microns. The device features no moving parts, integration into existing systems, fast signal readout, and real-time measurement results. The arrays are suitable for applications such as industrial process control, biomedical analysis, plastics recycling, and NIR spectroscopy. The arrays are vibration-resistant, and have a 50 × 250 micron pixel size. The package design includes a two-stage TEC and thermally optimized materials for multi-channel spectrometers that require high sensitivity.

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Camera Electronics

BAP Image Systems, Fort Worth, TX, offers 100-MHz digital grayscale camera electronics that provide up to 600 dpi resolution, 12-bit processing and image output, adjustable line length, selectable working frequency, and curve-based contrast and brightness enhancement through LUT. Interfaces include RS-232 for camera set-up, RS-644 for image data, and CameraLInk for image data. The board features built-in test patterns for debugging and verification, horizontal and vertical image re-scaling, and image pre-processing.

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Machine Vision Cameras

Sony Electronics, Park Ridge, NJ, has released the XCI Series Smart Cameras for machine vision applications that include color capabilities. The four new cameras are offered in VGA and SXGA resolutions, in color or monochrome. Other features include support for C and CS mounts, additional SDRAM memory, and ×86 CPU performance. The digital I/O includes two USB 2.0 ports and Gigabit Ethernet. The Windows® XPe models have an open architecture.

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CMOS USB Camera

Lumenera Corp., Ottawa, ON, Canada, offers the Lm085 mini CMOS USB 2.0 camera for industrial applications with high-contrast-light scenes, tight space constraints, and rugged environmental conditions. The camera can be used in areas with variable lighting conditions and provides a dynamic range of 100 dB. It features a form factor of 44 × 44 × 56 mm, an electronic global shutter that eliminates the smear effect generated by moving objects, and a locking mini USB and RJ45 GPIO connectors that keep cables attached to the camera back plate.

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Embedded Computing Options Meet Rugged Industrial Requirements

While industrial applications typically require high levels of reliability, availability, ruggedness, and longevity, there often is a set of unique system requirements dependent upon the specific goals of the system. For instance, an industrial automation application may call for a particular I/O interface or the ability to support custom control software.

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NASA Awards 2007 Software of the Year

Software from Jet Propulsion Laboratory for detecting planets outside our solar system, and from Ames Research Center for defining safety margins for fiery spacecraft re-entries have been named co-winners of the 2007 NASA Software of the Year Award. The NASA Software of the Year competition was initiated in 1994, and rewards outstanding software developed by the agency. The competition is sponsored by the NASA Chief Engineer, with technical support from NASA’s In ventions and Contributions Board. For more information on the 2007 winners and runners-up, .

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Modeling System Architecture and Resource Constraints Using Discrete-Event Simulation

Optimizing system resource utilization is a key design objective for system engineers in communications, electronics, and other industries. System resources such as processors, memory, or bandwidth on a communication bus are often shared by various components in the system. To understand the utilization of a shared resource, system engineers must do two things: they must identify constraints on the resource, such as number of processors and memory size, and they must analyze the effect of input traffic or load on the shared resource.

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