It has been proposed to modify the basic structure of an nBn infrared photodetector so that a plain electron-donor-type (n-type) semiconductor contact layer would be replaced by a...

A concept for an ultra-broad-band optical parametric amplifier or oscillator has emerged as a by-product of a theoretical study in fundamental quantum optics. The study was...

Accelerometer systems that would combine the best features of both conventional (e.g., mechanical) accelerometers and atom interferometer accelerometers (AIAs) have been proposed. These...

In a proposed method of sensing small quantities of molecules of interest, surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) spectroscopy would be further enhanced by means of intermolecular...

Equations for computing tight bounds on error rates for coded pulse-position modulation (PPM) on a Poisson channel at high signal-to-noise ratio have been derived. These equations and...

A multi-agent software/hardware architecture, inspired by the multicellular nature of living organisms, has been proposed as the basis of design of a robust, reliable, persistent...

Briefs: Information Technology
Using Covariance Analysis To Assess Pointing Performance

A Pointing Covariance Analysis Tool (PCAT) has been developed for evaluating the expected performance of the pointing control system for NASA’s Space Interferometry Mission (SIM). The SIM pointing control system is very complex, consisting of multiple feedback and feedforward loops, and...

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Innovative Cooling Technology for Circuit Boards with LED Lights

Advanced Solid State Lighting (SSL) is a technology that enables the use of LED lights in cost-sensitive applications where cooling of the LED is needed. One limitation that has hindered LED light designs in commercial applications is the cooling of the LEDs when used in the...

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Through-Metal RFID Tags Resist Harsh Environments and Deter Counterfeiting

These patented 125-kHz RFID tags and readers enable tag information to be read and written through metal so that tags can be hermetically sealed inside metal parts such as surgical instruments, construction forms, weapons, and similar devices that must withstand harsh...

Tech Needs
Topical Products to Suppress Pain During Epilation

A company is seeking topically applied products and/or chemical technologies to eliminate or suppress pain sensation associated with epilation of undesired hair from skin. Pain elimination or suppression should be quick (<5 minutes) upon application on skin, and the effect should be temporary...

Tech Needs
Crush/Cut-Resistant Safety Glove

A company seeks existing materials that can be utilized in applications for a safety glove. This material must be cutresistant, flexible, and withstand oily, wet, muddy conditions. The material covering the top of the hand and fingers must be extremely flexible and designed to protect the hand and digits from...

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Dr. Drake Deming, Senior Scientist, Solar System Exploration Division, Goddard Space Flight Center

Dr. Drake Deming, former Chief of Goddard Space Flight Center’s Planetary Systems Laboratory, currently serves as Senior Scientist with NASA’s Solar System Exploration Division where he specializes in detecting and characterizing hot Jupiter...

Articles: Electronics & Computers
Increasing System Flexibility Using FPGAs

The proliferation of FPGAs into the embedded computing industry has opened up many new pathways for designers to design cost-effective systems that will withstand technology upgrades, changes in...

Embedded systems and desktop PC's have had a love hate relationship over the years. The PC has been the source of significant technological advances that have enabled embedded...

Articles: Electronics & Computers
Using Virtualization to Secure Mobile Device Designs

Mobile devices are increasingly coming under attack from malicious applications. As more complex operating systems (OS), such as Symbian, Windows Mobile, and Linux are used in handsets,...

Application Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Real-Time Data Distribution for Industrial Automation Systems

The quest to bring lockstep efficiency to labor intensive factory production at first relied on mechanical ingenuity. Over time, as reliable and cost-effective microprocessor...

Products: Electronics & Computers
3D Stacked IC Technology (Esc Booth # 1535)

IMEC (Leuven, Belgium) has announced significant progress with its 3D-SIC (3D stacked IC) technology. IMEC recently demonstrated the first functional 3D integrated circuits obtained by die-to-die...

Products: Electronics & Computers
On-Chip Debug Solutions (Esc Booth #1840)

Macraigor Systems (Brookline Village, MA) has ported their proprietary OCDemon On-Chip Debug Technology to ARM Cortex-M3 processors and is offering full GNU toolsets to be used with these processors....

Products: Electronics & Computers
SMP Virtual Machine (Esc Booth #1610)

Aonix® (San Diego, CA) now offers the PERC Ultra SMP with support for multicore hardware. PERC Ultra SMP is a multiprocessor and multicore solution for complex mission-critical embedded and real-time...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Touchscreen Controller ICs (Esc Booth # 316)

Atmel® Corporation (San Jose, CA) has introduced charge-transfer, capacitive touchscreen controller ICs that are suitable for mobile phones and other personal electronics. Highly reliable...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Bluetooth Modules (ESC Booth #1809)

Laird Technologies (St. Louis, MO) has introduced a range of Bluetooth® modules designed to support the demands of medical equipment manufacturers. Designed for data applications, the BTM411 is a fully...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Reference Design Platform (ESC Booth #626)

Express Logic, Inc. (San Diego, CA) and Renesas Technology America, Inc. (San Jose, CA) have teamed up to offer a comprehensive reference design platform for powerful, inexpensive media players. The...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Micro-ATX Motherboard (ESC Booth #1940)

The EL330-DR micro-ATX form factor motherboard from ITOX (East Brunswick, NJ) utilizes the Intel® Q45 Express chipset with Intel® I/O Controller Hub 10DO. The embedded board supports the 45nm...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Qseven Computer Module (ESC Booth #1223)

Congatec AG (Deggendorf, Germany) now offers conga-QA, a computer module based on the Qseven form factor. The conga-QA is fitted with the Intel® Atom™ Z5xx range of processors and the...

Products: Electronics & Computers
STD Bus x86-Based SBC (ESC Booth #435)

The LPM-LX800-G from WinSystems (Arlington,TX) is a high-integration STD Bus single board computer (SBC) that incorporates the low power, AMD Geode™ LX800MHz 0.9W CPU. The LPMLX800- G can be...

Products: Electronics & Computers
AC/DC Switching Power Supply (ESC Booth #1028 )

Kontron (Poway, CA) introduces the CP3210 rugged conduction-cooled 3U CompactPCI® CPU board. The CPU board offers a clock rate of 733 MHz and DDR SDRAM of 226 MHz. The CP3210 incorporates a...

Analog cameras dominated the early years of machine vision systems, offering adequate performance, a simple interface, and a moderate price. Technology advances, however, are now tipping the...

A focal plane array designed for the Missile Defense Agency’s (MDA) Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle has helped a scientist see farther into the infrared spectrum.

National...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
SOI CMOS Imager With Suppression of Cross-Talk

A monolithic silicon-on-insulator (SOI) complementary metal oxide/ semiconductor (CMOS) image-detecting integrated circuit of the active-pixel-sensor type, now undergoing development, is...

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