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Content tagged with Electronics & Test posted in October 2011
Selecting & Using Background Suppression Photoelectric Sensors
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10/14/2011  Post a comment
Background suppression remains one of the fastest-growing segments of photoelectric sensing, and with the right guidance you can optimize this technology for any application.
Smart Grid's Massive, Multidisciplinary Tech Challenge
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10/11/2011  2 comments
Communications integration; advanced control, sensing, metering and metrics; and a human interface methodology are still on the smart grid architects’ to-do list.
Case Study: Digital Radiography Adopts Lithium Polymer Batteries
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10/10/2011  3 comments
The small dimensions of wireless medical imaging detectors make flat lithium polymer cells an ideal power source.
HeartLander Surgical Robot Inches Closer to Reality
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10/6/2011  8 comments
An inchworm-like device can operate laparoscopically on a beating heart.
What Design Engineers Need to Know About Solid State Lighting
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10/4/2011  3 comments
The solid state lighting design requires expertise in many areas to achieve an optimum lighting solution.
Multicore MCUs Gain Automotive Momentum
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10/3/2011  2 comments
In a Design News Radio interview, Ray Cornyn of Freescale Semiconductor said that engineers will widen their adoption of multicore technology in safety-related applications, and move it into new embedded products that need more raw processing power.




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