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Data acquisition for rugged and harsh environments: SomatXR

The NEW SomatXR family of rugged data acquisition modules were designed to perform in the harshest of environments. These modules are IP65/IP67 rated, meaning they can withstand high pressure washing, shock up to 70g, and sustained vibrations of 10g. By combining proven signal conditioning from the QuantumX family together with the SoMat experience of reliably collecting data in harsh environments, the result is “SomatXR”. This short webinar will only scratch the surface of the capabilities and versatility that this family of products offer, touching upon the benefits of its modular design, superior signal conditioning, and easy to use “out of the box” Catman setup software.

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Selecting Litz Wire to Increase Energy Efficiency

Many debate the most cost effective way to generate energy, but all agree that gains in efficiency when possible are the best way to save. When building high field strength/high frequency power devices, Litz should be considered. In devices such as motors, generators, high frequency power inductors, wireless power transfer, and inductive heating, Litz can be used to considerably lower the cost of energy ownership.

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Rad-Hard PM Optical Fibers for Space Gyro Application

              Optical fiber gyroscopes for space require a small form (for tight winding), small beat length (for high extinguishing ratio) and radiation hardness. Here we demonstrate an optical fiber specialized for space gyro applications, combining our expertise in optical waveguide design, optical material design and manufacture, optical measurement, and modeling of complex degradation and failure phenomena.

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Basics of Point Cloud CAD Construction with Portable CMM’s

            This presentation will cover the basics of point cloud CAD construction with portable CMM’s. It will cover everything from proper setup to obtaining data and feature extraction from the point cloud. After mastering these basics, the applications are endless!

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Why Choose Polymer Capacitors?

            Polymer Capacitors offer a multitude of advantages over many other capacitor technologies. With over 15 years of experience in the field, this technology has expanded to nearly every segment of the electronics industry, including military and avionics applications in recent years. As the trends for electronic components continue to move toward smaller package sizes, higher reliability and lower parasitic properties, polymer capacitors continue to gain momentum with no other capacitor technologies being able to deliver an equal level of performance.

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Are You Prepared to Make Low Current Measurements with Confidence?

              Having confidence in the accuracy of your low current measurements is essential for an increasing number of applications. This presentation offers key tips for achieving accuracy.

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Design of Graded Index Fiber Lenses for OCT Applications

            A fiber-optic probe, for optical coherence tomography (OCT) applications, typically includes a short section of graded index (GRIN) fiber fused onto a single-mode (SM) fiber. The GRIN fiber acts as a lens to focus the output of the SM fiber and to collect the reflected light from the sample. In this paper we use a beam propagation method (BPM) to analyze the output beam characteristics such as beam radius and working distance, and then compare these with measured results. With this tool we can design a GRIN fiber lens to achieve a long working distance without degrading the system performance.

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