Briefs: Physical Sciences
Using Electrostriction To Manipulate Ullage in Microgravity

A report proposes to use electrostriction to manipulate the ullage in a tank containing a dielectric liquid in a microgravitational environment. In the original intended application, the liquid would be a spacecraft propellant and the goal would be to force the ullage (comprising...

Briefs: Information Technology
Equations for Scoring Rules When Data Are Missing

A document presents equations for scoring rules in a diagnostic and/or prognostic artificial-intelligence software system of the rule-based inference- engine type. The equations define a set of metrics that characterize the evaluation of a rule when data required for the antecedence clause(s) of...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Pseudorandom Switching for Adding Radar to the AFF Sensor

A document describes the proposed addition of a radar function to the Autonomous Formation Flying Sensor, making possible coarse relative-position control to prevent collisions in the event of failure of one of the spacecraft. According to the proposal, in addition to tracking GPS-like...

The term embedded database was coined in the 1980s to mean a database management system (DBMS) that is embedded into an application, in contrast to large central...

The unrelenting growth and integration of embedded controls, information processing, and communications has created a need for systems that provide robust protection for resources and...

Articles: Electronics & Computers
Liquid Cooling Takes Aim at Gamer PC Applications

Recent technical advances in graphics processing units have accelerated the proliferation of high-power graphics processing units (GPUs) and multiple GPUs in high-end gamer PC applications....

ACCES I/O Products (San Diego, CA) has released the NANO I/O Server, an embedded motherboard system designed to support the company’s line of USB and PC/104 I/O modules,...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Removable PMC Storage In a Two-Part Mezzanine

ACT/Technico (Warminster, PA) offers the PMC Shuttle- Stor, a removable PMC storage solution that enables the removal of vital data for safe-keeping without requiring removal of the host board....

VIA Technologies (Taipei, Taiwan) has introduced the VIA CX700 digital media IGP chipset for VIA C7® and Eden® processor platforms.

Products: Electronics & Computers
Track-and-Hold Amplifiers For Advanced Test Equipment

The GigaTrack™ family of 2-GS/s track-and-hold amplifiers (THA) from Inphi® Corp. (Westlake Village, CA) delivers ultra-wide 18-GHz analog bandwidth.

The bandwidth, sample rate, and linearity make direct conversion and software-defined receivers possible, and help advance...

Tyco Electronics (Harrisburg, PA) has introduced a new line of AMPMODU horizontal and vertical receptacles for board-to-board applications in industrial and commercial...

Products: Electronics & Computers
On-Chip Debug Solutions Use USB 2.0

Macraigor Systems (Brookline Village, MA) has introduced the On-Chip Debug Technology (OCDemon) to the Linux platform using the usb2Demon and debug interface.

Products: Electronics & Computers
Real-time, Flash-based Microcontrollers

Atmel® Corp. (San Jose, CA) has introduced the SAM9 family of ARM9-based Flash microcontrollers (MCUs) for real-time embedded applications.

Products: Electronics & Computers
Baseboard Supports ETX-Compliant Solutions

Kontron (San Diego, CA) has introduced the Kontron ETX® miniBaseboard, a compact EXT baseboard that serves as a universal development platform for ETX 3.0-compliant modules.

Products: Electronics & Computers
System Host Board Features Intel® Processor Options

The TML graphics-class system host board (SHB) from Trenton Technology (Gainesville, GA) uses the Intel® Core™ Duo, Intel Core™ Solo, and Intel Celeron® M processor...

The TS Series TRUNKSAFE system from MooreHawke, a division of Moore Industries (North Hills, CA), maintains continuous communication between a control system and instruments on a...

BittWare (Concord, NH) has released the Tetra-PMC+ analog- to-digital (A/D) I/O card that features four wideband A/Ds running at up to 105 MHz, and an Altera Cyclone™ II FPGA...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Rugged Computers Feature Embedded 3G Wireless

Panasonic Computer Solutions (Secaucus, NJ) has introduced two rugged Toughbook® computers: the CF-19 convertible tablet PC, and the CF- 30 clamshell notebook.

WinSystems (Arlington, TX) has introduced the EBC-855-G, an EBX-compatible, Intel Celeron® 1-GHz, ultralow- power single-board computer (SBC) that operates over an industrial...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Microcontrollers With Integrated Ethernet Peripheral

Microchip Technology (Chandler, AZ) has announced the PIC18F97J60 family of 8-bit microcontrollers with an integrated IEEE 802.3-compliant Ethernet communications peripheral.

The Momentum Series CX6-200 single-board computers from Mercury Computer Systems (Chelmsford, MA) uses two dual-core Intel® Xeon® processors ULV on a 6U single-slot...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Wireless Device Server Networks Existing Equipment

Lantronix (Irvine, CA) offers the WiBox® wireless Device Server™ that enables users to remotely manage and control machines over a network or the Internet.

Diversified Technology (Ridgeland, MS) has released the LBC9426 single-board computer based on the Intel® E7520 chipset.

Products: Electronics & Computers
PCI Cards Feature 4 GigaSamples of Memory

Two 8-bit resolution arbitrary waveform generator cards with up to 4 gigasamples of onboard memory are available from Strategic Test Corp. (Woburn, MA).

In the optical communications industry, it’s important to look back before you look forward. History has a way of putting the future into perspective.

Features: Photonics/Optics
Laser Diode Market Stays Hot in 2007

The high-power laser diode market has grown rapidly in the last twelve months, a trend that is set to continue throughout 2006 and beyond. The global market for laser systems is forecast to grow by 8% in...

Optical software programs provide optical designers with the means to predict and analyze performance characteristics of optical systems without experimental prototyping. Looking ahead into 2007,...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Holographic Plossl Retroreflectors

Holographic retroreflectors that function equivalently to Plossl eyepieces have been developed and used in free-space optical communication systems that utilize laser beams. Plossl eyepieces are well known...

A scanning optoelectronic instrument generates the digital equivalent of a three-dimensional (X,Y,Z) map of a surface that spans an area with resolution on the order of 0.005 in....

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