ISO/DIS 26262 - a new draft standard for road vehicle functional safety

An international collaboration of automotive industry experts has resulted in a draft standard to improve the functional safety of road vehicles

Radiation-hardened SPARC processor for space applications

The AT697 Revision F is the fully radiation hardened version of the SPARC V8 architecture achieving 100 MHz operation for only 0.7W

Total organic carbon analyser

Applications range from power generation, wastewater, drinking water, surface water and ultrapure water

Embedded code management adds multimedia support

Software Configuration Management (SCM) tools from Perforce Software allow developers to manage, revise and debug multimedia, video and audio content in the same environment as embedded code and design tools

CompactPCI processor board with enhanced storage

New from Kontron is the CP307-RS CompactPCI processor board with enhanced Serial ATA capabilities for improved storage, faster transmission and data safety

Data management software gains additional features

NI Diadem 11.1, a new release of National Instruments' software for managing, analysing, visualising and reporting test data, is now more powerful

Monitor surface deformation with Earth-orbiting satellites

Alessandro Ferretti and Brian Young look at how the permanent scatterer technique is being used to measure surface deformation.

Exploring pulse arc welding

Pulse arc welding widens the available work area, thanks to an increased transfer quality and stability, comparable to spray arc welding

IEEE-488 GPIB-to-USB interface controller is cost-effective

Adlink Technology's new USB-3488A is a cost-effective GPIB-to-USB interface controller that is compatible with both IEEE 488.1 and IEEE 488.2

Laser profile sensor is more compact

Micro-Epsilon's new Scancontrol 2710 2D/3D laser profile sensor is more compact than its predecessor and is easier to use thanks to new set-up software

World's first multimedia processor development kit for I.MX25

TX-STAR measures just 67.6 x 26 x 3.5mm (2.6” x 1” x 0.09”) and contains a 400MHz i.MX25 processor coupled with 64MB SDRAM, 128MB NAND flash memory and a 200-pin SODIMM connector

Pressure data logger can store more than 260,000 readings

Series DLI2 can be ordered for absolute or gauge pressure measurements up to 5,000 psi, says Dwyer Instruments Inc

Chemical imaging software available as a 64-bit version

ISys can handle even the most complex chemical images quickly and efficiently, says Malvern Instruments

Programmable controller for thickness and coplanarity measurement

For thickness, height, roundness, flatness or coplanarity measurements, where signals need to be synchronised and processed

AUV supports environmental monitoring, wide area surveys

Carl-Marcus Remén reports on a new generation of autonomous underwater vehicles in the international oil and gas market.

Mud density measurement saves dredging costs

Heavy-duty device is made from 316 stainless steel using all-welded construction, and is robust enough to withstand being towed through marine sediments

Cleaning up incremental encoder signals

The incremental encoder is the most common type used in motion control and measures relative displacement by generating two pulsing signals for every increment step move

V4R (Vision for Robotics) simplifies vision/robot integration

Stemmer Imaging, Kuka Switzerland and the Interstaatliche Hochschule für Technik have developed V4R (Vision for Robotics)

Hydraulic Calculator 2.0 PC software saves design time

Hydraulic Calculator 2.0 PC is a software utility for performing the calculations necessary when designing hydraulic circuits with cylinders, pumps and motors

xIDE for Interface Express - new version for Bluetooth 2.1

Cambridge Consultants' new version of xIDE for Interface Express enables multi-profile Bluetooth 2.1 qualified products and accessories to be developed





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