Products: Electronics & Computers
Thin Film Thermoelectric Cooler

Nextreme (Research Triangle Park, NC) has developed the eTEC™, an advanced thin film embedded thermoelectric cooler designed to address thermal management needs of the electronics, photonics, bio-tech,...

Products: Electronics & Computers
DSP Development Kit

VMETRO™ (Houston, TX) and Impulse Accelerated Technologies, Inc. (Houston, TX) have announced the V5+C, an advanced platform for rapid prototyping and algorithm development. The DSP development kit, which includes...

Application Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Embedded Design and Technology Trends in the Military

A presidential election... the continuance or end of deploying troops in Iraq...Phoenix spacecraft landing on Mars...2008 could be an exciting year, so let's take a moment to look at a...

There’s no rule that says when a technology becomes mature, but one might think that image sensors would be by now, 40 years after their conception. Nothing could be further from the truth....

Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
DisplayPort Technology — Heir Apparent to VGA?

For the last 20 years we have connected our monitors to our computer systems having the confidence that upon turn-on, we could surf or create with never a consideration of whether the display would operate satisfactorily. VGA (Video Graphics Adaptor) technology enabled us to do that with CRTs as...

An optoelectronic metrology apparatus now at the laboratory-prototype stage of development is intended to repeatedly determine distances of as much as several hundred meters, at...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Large Solar-Rejection Filter

An optical filter consisting of a multilayer spectral coating on a flexible membrane has been designed to be placed in front of the 200-in. (5.08-m) Hale telescope on Mt. Palomar. The filter is intended to protect the telescope against solar radiant flux and limit solar heating of the interior of the telescope dome...

Inhand Electronics, Inc. (Rockville, MD) along with the Natick Soldier Research Development and Engineering Center (Natick, MA) and the Army Research Lab (Adelphi, MD), have announced the Soldier Flex...

A Complex Monolithic Optics (CMO) Development Program has been announced by Agilent Technologies Inc. (Santa Clara, CA). The program offers customers the opportunity to incorporate the latest high-precision optics...

Epilog Laser (Golden, CO) offers the FiberMark Laser System, a piece of equipment that allows users to mark directly on metal surfaces including titanium, steel, aluminum, carbide, alloys, brass, and more. The piece of...

OPTEK Technology (New York, NY) has developed a full-color surface mount LED package called the OVSPRGBCR4. The package offers RGB color capabilities, a high CRI rating, and full 130° viewing angle. Applications for...

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Seed Laser

Quintessence Photonics (Sylmar, CA) offers a new laser designed to deliver high power in a single mode beam for seeding fiber and solid state lasers and for use in direct applications. The seed laser can produce single-frequency...

Labsphere, Inc. (North Sutton, NH) recently launched the new SC 6000 programmable radiometer and photometer. The new system controller allows for up to 100 programmed calibrations, and users are able to...

Commercial Grade Large PCX Condenser Lenses are now available from Anchor Optics® (Barrington, NJ). The plano-convex (PCX) lenses are used in illumination applications such as large format projectors, spotlights, and...

New Wave Research, Inc. (Fremont, CA) has introduced the QuikLaze 200 laser repair system equipped with the BDS1000 industrial microscope. The QuikLaze 200 and BDS1000 combine to create a rugged optomechanical platform...

The new 2.0MP Flea®2 camera from Point Grey Research® Inc. (Scottsdale, AZ) delivers full resolution 1624 x 1224 images at 14 frames per second. It incorporates the Sony® ICX274 1/1.8" progressive scan CCD image...

JAI (San Jose, CA) offers the TM-2040GE, a high resolution, high performance Gigabit Ethernet camera. The TM-2040GE offers two-megapixel UXGA resolution of 1600 × 1200 pixels at 34 frames per second. The camera...

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Good Vibrations

Researchers at Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY have developed technology that converts the vibrations generated by passing traffic into electricity. This electricity can be used to charge small, battery- powered wireless sensors that monitor the structural integrity of bridges.

According to Assistant Professor Edward S....

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Golden Healing

Physicians first used injections of gold salts in the early 1900s to ease arthritis, but treatment took months to take effect and side effects included rashes, mouth sores, and kidney damage. Now treatments like methotrexate and biologically engineered drugs are preferred over gold. Scientists at Duke University Medical Center...

Articles: Electronics & Computers
Virtual Memory

Software developers face constant challenges. Not only must their code be functionally correct, it must also be reliable. In addition, competition among software vendors has taken software quality to significantly higher...

Portable data acquisition applications have to meet a number of stringent requirements not present in traditional laboratory systems. Environmental conditions such as...

Systems designers are always pressing for faster and faster real-time performance, and data acquisition technology continues to evolve to meet that need. Currently available...

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Coming Attractions

This monthly review lets you "meet" the new advertisers appearing in NTB and its supplements. Here's a sneak peek at the products, services, and offers available from November's first-time advertisers.

AMPS Technologies (Pittsburgh, PA) develops Advanced Multi-Physics Simulation (AMPS) software, an advanced simulation...

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Tech Needs of the Week

A company is looking for effective personal skincare products for niche applications where the efficacy can be clearly demonstrated. The products, product ranges, and/or brands should offer relief for common skin conditions. Products will preferably be topically applied. They should also be on the market and recognizable...

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Utility Grid Batteries

Haunted by memories of blackouts and power reductions, utility and battery companies are stepping up efforts to upgrade their substations with larger batteries.

For instance, electric utility giant American Electric Power (Columbus, OH) has ordered three multimegawatt battery systems, with the goal of having 25...

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Mole Rats

The naked mole rat has been labeled as being ugly, wrinkled, blind, and bucktoothed. But scientists conducting aging studies have found that the unglamorous creature may hold the key to longevity. One such scientist is Stan Braude, a lecturer in biology at Washington University in St. Louis. Braude has studied mole rats for over 25...

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National Nano Engineering Conference

NASA Tech Briefs' 2007 National Nano Engineering Conference (NNEC), November 14-15 at the Marriott Boston Copley Place, is the premier event focused on current and future developments in engineering innovations at the nanoscale, as well as the commercialization of nanotechnology. The event also includes the...

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Nanowire-Based Photovoltaics

Harvard University researchers have made solar cells that are a small fraction of the width of a human hair. The cells, each made from a single nanowire just 300 nanometers wide, could be useful for powering tiny sensors or robots for environmental monitoring or military applications. Moreover, the basic design of...

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Techs of the Week

A patented, microprocessor-based, anti-collision deceleration warning technology has been developed for motor vehicles. Its simple design provides following drivers with up to 4 seconds of additional warning time of a braking, slowing, or stopping event. The warning system reportedly reduces the risk of rear-end collisions by...

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