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Software impacts on design for multi-core processors in single chip

Arun Subbarao looks at the issues for operating systems using multi-core devices in embedded systems



Novel pumping technology operates by using solar energy or waste heat

Various applications could benefit from a new pumping technology, ranging from domestic central heating circulator pumps to irrigation systems in developing countries. Jon Severn reports on the Non-Inertive Feedback Thermofluidic Engine (NIFTE) that is currently under development



Design advances extend the scope of heat exchangers into new areas

Heat exchangers have always been at the heart of industrial heat recovery systems, but the latest advances in their design are making them even more central to manufacturing processe



Parameters for hermetically sealed connectors

Sealing is a very complex science by itself as it involves many physical aspects, including mechanical design, materials science, surface science and fluid behaviour



Exploring benefits of quasi-resonant converters for power supply systems

Jon Harper looks at how equipment makers can bring the efficiency advantages and lower EMI of quasi-resonant power conversion to lower power systems.



Choosing the best option for overcurrent circuit protection

Kent Hou looks at the options for protecting against overcurrents in designing electronics



Dc motors deliver high performance and efficiency for electric motorcycles

Dc motors are increasing in popularity due to their performance advantages over ac motors for applications ranging from high-speed automation to electric motorbikes. Jon Severn reports on a selection of recent developments in dc motors and drives



Photoelectric sensors suit food manufacturing machinery

Sick is launching the versatile MH15V photoelectric sensors that feature stainless steel housings, sealing to IP69K and a wide operating temperature range



Plug and play speed sensors are insensitive to electromagnetic fields

New speed sensor technology for industrial electric vehicles has been developed by to cope with the harsh environmental demands created by the switch to more powerful, compact ac motor designs



Future of wireless could depend on software defined radios

Software defined radios have been talked about for a decade. But technological developments coupled with industry demand could see software programmable RF modules becoming the standard for any wireless connectivity



Borehole seismic acquisition gives 'high definition' results

Nicholas Brooks reports on specialised borehole seismic data acquisition and processing solutions



Initiatives boost development in flexible electronics

Strategic partnerships between material suppliers, original equipment manufacturers and research institutes to accelerate technology development



Robust multi-core technology for more accurate and faster mapping

Rugged multi-core computing technology is enabling the generation of more detailed and more accurate bathymetric maps at a faster rate



Condition monitoring technology for industrial control

Motor Condition Monitor and Plant Condition Monitor both use an advanced technique known as model-based fault detection



Inverter range caters for variable torque applications

Available in a number of designs, including IP55 variants of the QD:E and QD:CT PLUS that are suited to harsh environments



Wellhead outlet for use in hotter wells

Outlet re-engineered to operate safely in the higher temperatures typically generated by the majority of high pressure, high temperature wells



Economical gas adsorption analyser

The compact BELSORP-Mini II from Merrow Scientific provides precise measurement of surface area and porosity



New parallel-shaft ac gearmotor

Bison Gear is adding eight new models of parallel-shaft AC gearmotor to its range of Von Weise Drop-In Replacement gearmotors



Low-cost means of torque measurement

RDP Electronics is promoting the use of load cells and torque arms as an economical way to measure torque



Technical Report advises on nanotechnology safety

A new Technical Report, ISO/TR 12885:2008, describes health and safety practices in occupational settings relevant to nanotechnologies



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