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Automotive Support Package

MathWorks (Natick, MA) introduces AUTOSAR Target Production Package, a flexible support package available to automotive engineers requiring advanced AUTOSAR capabilities with Simulink and Embedded Coder. The AUTOSAR Target Production Package helps engineers use more features of the AUTOSAR standard with simplified...

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Optical Design and Analysis Software

Synopsys, Inc. (Mountain View, CA) offers enhancements to its CODE V® optical design and analysis software, acquired as part of Synopsys' acquisition of Optical Research Associates. CODE V 10.4 delivers enhancements to its Beam Synthesis Propagation (BSP) tool that enable optical designers to model and...

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Mask‐Wafer Double Simulation Platform

D2S, Inc. (San Jose, CA) has introduced TrueMaskTM DS, the industry’s first mask‐wafer double simulation accelerated workstation for R&D exploration, bit‐cell design, hot‐spot analysis, and mask‐defect categorization that comprehends overlapping eBeam shots and dose modulation. TrueMask DS is an...

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Computer-Aided Engineering Software Suite

Altair Engineering, Inc. (Troy, MI) has released the HyperWorks 11.0 Student Edition, a personal academic version of the popular suite of computer-aided engineering (CAE) software used by manufacturers around the world. The Student Edition offers affordable opportunities for engineering and design...

Articles: Transportation

Polcak is a civil engineer by training and acoustical/noise control engineer by practice. He deals with transportation noise analysis and mitigation. Polcak's...

News: Transportation

The AutoTram® is as long as a streetcar and as maneuverable as a bus. It doesn’t need rails or overhead lines because it rolls on rubber tires and simply follows white lines...

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Meet Our Readers: Keeping the Noise Down

Noise barriers are often used to shield sensitive community areas from roadway, railway, and industrial racket. These structures are built based on the careful measurement of noise levels and environmental conditions.

Did you know that there are over 100 miles of barrier in the state of...

Products: Transportation

International Rectifier (El Segundo, CA) has released automotive-qualified 600 V IGBTs optimized for variable speed motor control and power supply...

Question of the Week
Will autonomous vehicles increase efficiency and make us safer?
This week's Question: Google has been testing its autonomous cars on public roads. The search giant's fleet of robotic Toyota Priuses has now logged more than 190,000 miles, driving in city traffic, busy highways, and mountainous roads, with only occasional human intervention. The...
News: Energy

A University of California, San Diego technology that significantly reduces the amount of energy wasted by chips in electronic devices has recently passed the trillion watt-hour milestone...

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Scientists Develop New Nanomaterial that ‘Steers’ Current in Multiple Dimensions

Scientists at Northwestern University have developed a new nanomaterial that can “steer” electrical currents. The development could lead to a computer that can simply reconfigure its internal wiring and become an entirely different device, based on changing...

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Radar Sees Through Walls, Provides Real-Time Video

The ability to see through walls is no longer the stuff of science fiction, thanks to new radar technology developed at MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory.

The researchers’ device is an unassuming array of antenna arranged into two rows — eight receiving elements on top, 13 transmitting ones...

News: Green Design & Manufacturing

Molecular Solar Ltd., a spinout company from the UK's University of Warwick, has have achieved a record voltage for organic photovoltaic cells - which means these highly flexible, low-cost solar cells...

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‘Electron Superhighway’ Opens Doors to Tomorrow’s Quantum Computer

Rice University physicists have created a tiny “electron superhighway” that could one day be useful for building a quantum computer — a type of computer that uses quantum particles in place of the digital transistors found in today’s microchips. Quantum computers...

News: Materials
Physicists Localize 3D Matter Waves

For the first time, University of Illinois physicists have experimentally demonstrated how three-dimensional conduction is affected by the defects that plague materials. An understanding of these effects is important for many electronics applications, including ultrasonic waves in medical imaging, lasers for...

Products: Energy

XP Power (Sunnyvale, CA) has released the DLG series of constant voltage and constant current LED drivers for a range of outdoor lighting, security, and machine vision applications. The IP67-rated waterproof units are highly...

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Robotic Model Reveals Origins of Flight

Using robot models could play a useful role in studying the origins of flight, particularly since fossil evidence is so limited, noted engineers at the University of California, Berkeley.

Researchers outfitted a six-legged robotic bug with wings in an effort to improve its mobility. Even though the...

News: Energy

Designing grocery display cases has a lot in common with aeronautical engineering. Refrigerated display cases shoot jets of air across their front openings, creating an...

Products: Energy

austriamicrosystems (Unterpremstaetten, Austria) offers two new battery charger ICs for Li-ion batteries in mobile devices. The AS3610/11 step-down DC-DC chargers offer fast and highly efficient charging of...

INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

Deep in the bowels of the Optics Building on the campus of The University of Alabama in Huntsville, there exists a large Plexiglass enclosure, a whirling polishing head swirls over a...

INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

Researchers at the Bio-SANS instrument at the High Flux Isotope Reactor are getting a leg up in their research from an ingenious "low tech" lighting tool that can be fixed to their...

News: Green Design & Manufacturing

A development by engineers of Germany's Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is inspired by nature. To fill the porous electrodes of lithium-ion batteries more rapidly with liquid...

INSIDER Product: Photonics/Optics

A new range of diode laser systems from Coherent, Inc. (Santa Clara, CA) called the HighLight D-Series delivers both high power and an increased range of “smart” output beam shapes. In particular, the HighLight...

INSIDER Product: Test & Measurement

Optical Surfaces Ltd (Surrey, UK) can supply Fabry-Perot etalons in a range of shapes and sizes up to 150mm in diameter with matching accuracies to lambda/300. Etalons are widely used in telecommunications, lasers...

INSIDER Product: Photonics/Optics

Aimtec’s (Vaudreuil-Dorion, Canada) second generation of AC/DC constant current LED drivers feature an operating temperature range that goes from -40°C to +80°C and waterproof IP68 rated cases. Key features of the...

INSIDER Product: Photonics/Optics

Fiberguide’s (Stirling, NJ) new line of high-power mode stripping SMA cable assemblies provides a higher power alternative to traditional laser delivery cables for high-power laser welding, marking, cutting...

INSIDER Product: Photonics/Optics

McPherson Inc. (Chelmsford, MA) has introduced the highly regulated, universal light source power supply Model 718. Supporting scientific and industrial applications, it powers tungsten-halogen, ceramic and...

Question of the Week
Are you alarmed by the information collected by Verizon and other wireless carriers?
This week's Question: Verizon, the U.S. largest wireless carrier, recently announced that it will "create business and marketing reports" and "make the mobile ads you see more relevant," based on the information the company collects pertaining to a user's Web...
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Researchers Turn a Smartphone Into a Medical Monitor

A team led by Ki Chon, professor and head of biomedical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), has developed a smart phone application that can measure not only heart rate, but also heart rhythm, respiration rate and blood oxygen saturation using the phone's built-in video...

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