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Inductive Technology for Precision Position/Displacement Sensing

Although inductive technology is well known for proximity sensing of electrically conductive 'targets', not so well know is inductive 'eddy current' technology for high precision, high resolution position/displacement sensing. Inductive 'eddy current' technology has a long history in automotive test, condition monitoring of rotating equipment and extreme environment test labs. Its application is only limited by the ingenuity of the design or test engineer, but success in applying inductive 'eddy current' technology, or any sensing technology, hinges on a thorough understanding of that technology's capabilities.

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How to Use Bluetooth(R) SMART to Turn a Smartphone Into Your Device's New Control Panel

Bluetooth(R) Low Energy provides manufacturers of industrial and commercial equipment, appliances, and other devices with an opportunity to achieve wireless control, monitoring, troubleshooting, and other functions using a custom-designed app on a standard smartphone or tablet. In essence, the smartphone becomes a function-rich, mobile control panel for the embedded device. The new Anaren Integrated Radio (AIR) A2541 B-Smart module along with TI's BLE stack and Emmoco's enabling software and tools make it easy to create Bluetooth SMART devices without requiring either RF or Bluetooth expertise -- greatly easing the adoption and deployment of this new technology. Presenter Geof Cohler Regional Sales Manager Anaren View the Tech Talk here.

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Winning the Wireless War: How to Pick the Right Platform for You

Technological advances and economic forces are expanding the boundaries of networks and incorporating locations that were previously considered unreachable. As IP-based protocols become the standard for inter-operability, end users are demanding that all connectivity designs be IP-based, enabling a flexible suite of customer-selected management tools and infrastructure choices.

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Aviation Thermal Management - When to Use Heat Pipes, HiK Plates, Vapor Chambers, and Conduction Cooling

Flight-critical avionics for Manned and Unmanned Aircraft Systems must be maintained below specific temperatures for mission success. Within the thermal design engineer’s toolbox are several technologies that are often considered for avionics thermal management. These technologies include: heat pipes, high conductivity (HiK) plates (heat pipes embedded into aluminum plate), vapor chambers and conduction cooling using materials such as aluminum or pyrolytic graphite.

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Increasing Automotive Safety through Embedded Radar Technologies

In response to a need for active and predictive safety systems within the automotive sector, semiconductor suppliers are developing innovative radar-based embedded solutions. These next-generation technologies present unique capabilities for designers of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), enabling life-saving safety features as well as compliance with the latest regulatory standards. Expect to learn about:

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Multiplexed, Wireless, and Passive Surface Acoustic Wave Sensors

This Webinar will discuss the operation and potential applications of wireless, multiplexed, surface acoustic wave (SAW) sensors. SAW sensors have been studied for many years, but recent work at UCF/KSC has led to multiplexing concepts that allow these sensors to be part of a wireless network.

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Zoom in On the Details: Multi-Domain Technology for Impact and Crash Simulation

Time step discrepancy is a major bottleneck in explicit computation. Predicting physical phenomena through simulation – such as a full vehicle crash - requires models meshed with either solid or shell elements integrating complex behavior including failure criteria. A local high mesh density is needed to accurately predict rupture modes and map their effects at the global model scale. Due to these smaller elements users are forced to decrease the time step or add artificial mass to insure numerical stability, consequently affecting the computation time and results accuracy of the whole model.

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