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Sensations and Materials for Lip Products

A company seeks unique materials to add to lip products for new lip sensations and experiences (such as cooling, warming, numbing, tingling, and flavors), solutions that can impart prolonged sensate experiences, and solutions that can impart not-yet-known sensations. Products should meet the following...

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Protecting Anodized Aluminum in a Highly Alkaline Environment

A company seeks to protect the surface of an aluminum product when exposed to the harsh alkaline environment inside a dishwasher. The product currently has a hard-anodized surface to protect against abrasion. The company seeks to avoid an exterior coating that can be abraded away....

Organic matrix composite materials have the potential for a significant mass reduction compared to metallic materials for aircraft and spacecraft, and have been a NASA focus for many years....

Stealth.com (Stealth Computer), Woodbridge, ON, Canada, has introduced the Model LPC-395F rugged, fanless mini computer with up to 500 GBs of integrated removable storage. The mini PC includes frontloaded...

Dr. Luz Marina Calle earned her Ph.D. in chemistry from Ohio University and shortly thereafter became a professor of...

Application Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Taking COTS to the Next Level in Vetronics Subsystems

Embedded vetronics (vehicle electronics) subsystems for rugged deployed ground vehicles have long benefited from the reduced risk, faster time to market, and long lifecycle support...

Articles: Electronics & Computers
Cooling Embedded Systems What Are The Options?

As the cooling challenges in embedded system applications have multiplied due to increased processing performance, smaller package and system footprints, and the requirement to operate in more...

Because all solid state flash products are not created equal and flash storage is finding its way into more and more embedded computing applications, system designers should understand...

Today’s rugged embedded computing industry demands the best of technology and reliability. Driven by requirements for higher performance solutions, platforms continually...

Products: Electronics & Computers
PrPMC/XMC Module

Extreme Engineering Solutions (Middleton, WI) has introduced XPedite7201, a conduction- or aircooled PrPMC/XMC module, targeting the Intel® Atom™ processor running at up to 1.6 GHz at under 10W. This card comes with PCI...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Triaxial Cable Kits

Keithley Instruments (Cleveland, OH) has introduced triaxial cable kits for semiconductor device probers that are capable of handling I-V, C-V, and pulsed I-V signals. Model 4210-MMPC-C is optimized for use with Cascade...

Products: Electronics & Computers
ESMexpress Modules

The XM2 from MEN Micro (Ambler, PA) is based on the latest Intel Core 2 Duo SP9300 processor with a clock frequency of up to 2.26 GHz. The advanced Intel processor, combined with the ruggedization and low development costs...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Cryptographic Authentication ICs

The AT88SA family of low-cost, ultralow- power authentication ICs from Atmel® Corporation (San Jose, CA) have an embedded SHA-256 engine and 256-bit cryptographic key. The first device in the family, the...

Products: Electronics & Computers
GPS and Cellular-Based Tracking Device

Laird Technologies (Chesterfield, MO) has been awarded a supply contract to provide the Stealth II GPS tracking device to Trackn powered by Enfotrace (Irvine, CA). The Stealth II is a selfcontained GPS...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Point-of-Load DC/DC Converters

Murata Power Solutions (Mansfield, MA) now offers the Okami™ SIP 10A and 16A output current models of nonisolated single point-of-load (PoL) DC/DC converters. A range comprising four 10A models and four 16A...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Software Verification Tool Suite

LDRA (San Bruno, CA) has released v8.0 of the LDRA tool suite, an automated end-to-end solution for software verification support. By integrating requirements management into the LDRA tool suite using TBreq,...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Wide Angle 2.4 GHz Antenna

The HG2405P-135 wide angle, 2.4 GHz antenna from L-com (North Andover, MA) is designed for installation in offices, health facilities, educational settings, industrial sites, and retail complexes. With a footprint...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Multi-Core RTOS

QNX Software Systems (Ottawa, Canada) has released the QNX® Neutrino® RTOS Secure Kernel v6.4.0, which has been certified to the stringent security requirements of the Common Criteria ISO/IEC 15408 Evaluation Assurance...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Panel PC Temperature/Voltage Supervisor

The new Intelligent Thermal And Power Supervisor (ITAPS) from Ocular, Inc. (Dallas, TX) allows the company’s industrial panel PCs to be deployed over the extended temperature range of -20°C to...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Transceiver Recording and Playback System

The new RTS 2701 from Pentek (Upper Saddle River, NJ) is a complete dual-channel transceiver recording and playback system in a standard 19-inch, rack-mount server chassis that can be placed in a...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Secure System Virtualization Software

Green Hills Software (Santa Barbara, CA) recently enhanced its Platform for Secure Networking by adding secure virtualization and new reference platforms. The Green Hills approach to system...

Products: Electronics & Computers
GPU Tools

NVIDIA (Santa Clara, CA) has introduced what it claims is the most powerful and advanced graphics visualization product lineup in the company’s history. Spanning the range from entry-level to standalone visual computing systems,...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Extended Temperature COTS Filters

LCR Electronics (Norristown, PA) now offers a line of single phase COTS (commercial-off-the-shelf) filters that operates over an extended temperature range of -40°C to +85°C (-40°F to +185°F). The new...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Multiparallel Three-Dimensional Optical Microscopy

Multiparallel three-dimensional optical microscopy is a method of forming an approximate three-dimensional image of a microscope sample as a collection of images from different depths through the sample. The imaging apparatus includes a single microscope plus an assembly of beam splitters and...

Briefs: Physical Sciences
Sub-Aperture Interferometers

Sub-aperture interferometers — also called wavefront-split interferometers — have been developed for simultaneously measuring displacements of multiple targets. The terms “sub-aperture” and...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Vacuum-Compatible Wideband White Light and Laser Combiner Source System

For the Space Interferometry Mission (SIM) Spectrum Calibration Development Unit (SCDU) testbed, wideband white light is used to simulate starlight. The white light source mount requires extremely stable pointing accuracy ( lights were coupled to a photonic crystal fiber...

In the process of connecting widely distributed antennas into a coherent array, it is necessary to synchronize the timing of signals at the various locations. This...

Briefs: Physical Sciences
Optical Tapers as White-Light WGM Resonators

A theoretical analysis has revealed that tapered optical waveguides could be useful as white-light whispering-gallerymode (WGM) optical resonators. The compactness and the fixed-narrow-frequency- band nature of the resonances of prior microdisk and microsphere WGM resonators are advantageous in...

Laser-sintering has evolved significantly since its commercial introduction in the 1980s. Born out of the rise of rapid prototyping technology, laser-sintering is now the design-driven catalyst...

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