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Content posted in January 2011
Offensive Driving
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1/28/2011  Post a comment
LVDT Wrap Up
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1/28/2011  Post a comment
When you want to use an LVDT to measure distance but just don't have space, consider using a half-bridge LVDT.
Kit Harvests RF Energy
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1/26/2011  Post a comment
Engineers who must implement low-power devices that cannot run on local power need this kit from Powercast Corp.
Programming Languages and Line-by-Line Instructions
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1/19/2011  Post a comment
Since the initial posting of the question, "Why are programming languages still built on line-by-line instructions?" on the System & Product Design Engineering LinkedIn group, more than 120 engineers have taken the time to comment.
Turning the Tide on an Image Problem
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1/19/2011  3 comments
Polls show people believe engineers care more about technology than improving lives.
LVDT Ratios and Mounts
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1/19/2011  Post a comment
Engineers might think that the nature of an LVDT means they can move a core outside the LVDT during measurements, but they cannot. The core must remain within the sensor.
New Year, New Look
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1/19/2011  Post a comment
Welcome to the first ssue of the redesigned Design News.
Mechatronics Zone
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1/14/2011  Post a comment
LVDTs Go the Distance
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1/4/2011  Post a comment
Distance-measuring sensors range from precise laser interferometers to simple potentiometers, but for linear distance measurements in industrial equipment and testing apparatus, a linear variable differential transformer (LVDT) proves difficult to beat.




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