Analysis and Calculation Software Independent Measurements LLC's DataInHD Software Tools Adobe's H.264 video file format has a specification for cue points. This feature communicates parameters and synchronizes the video to other events on web pages. DataInHD uses this cue point specification to embed data time series in video files. The result is a file with three synchronized tracks: video, audio, and data. This works so well that data points can be inserted as often as between each and every video frame; it allows smooth playback of 1080p video while data displays are continuously updated; and a single, standard video file can be archived with data and video locked in sync, but retaining full display flexibility. Standard video players play video and audio tracks. DataInHD also plays data tracks. Each analyst chooses how to display 12 channels of data: readouts, bars, dials, and time plots, with interactive control of limits, location, size, color, opacity, etc. A data track allows analysts to search video for events based on data thresholds. DataInHD has this search capability as well as export options sending events directly to word processor (image sequences) and presentation software (video clips). Microsoft Office and Open Office are supported.
Lately a lot of vendors have been creating online tools for mobile, desktop, and PC machines and Tolomatic joins the ranks of developing Cloud Computing apps for engineers. Sounds like a cool tool for robotics or Mechatronics design work when selecting electric actuators. I'll be test driving this online tool as well.
I've used TI's WeBench online tool with great success while designing LED Front Headlights for Visteon. What makes this new version of WeBench so appealing is the ability to design and test, through simulation, complete power systems. Can't wait to test drive the software.
In this new Design News feature, "How it Works," we’re starting off by examining the inner workings of the electronic cigarette. While e-cigarettes seemed like a gimmick just two or three years ago, they’re catching fire -- so to speak. Sales topped $1 billion last year and are set to hit $10 billion by 2017. Cigarette companies are fighting back by buying up e-cigarette manufacturers.
Advertised as the "Most Powerful Tablet Under $100," the Kindle Fire HD 6 was too tempting for the team at iFixit to pass up. Join us to find out if inexpensive means cheap, irreparable, or just down right economical. It's teardown time!
The increased adoption of wireless technology for mission-critical applications has revved up the global market for dynamic electronic general purpose (GP) test equipment. As the link between cloud networks and devices -- smartphones, tablets, and notebooks -- results in more complex devices under test, the demand for radio frequency test equipment is starting to intensify.
Much of the research on lithium-ion batteries is focused on how to make the batteries charge more quickly and last longer than they currently do, work that would significantly improve the experience of mobile device users, as well EV and hybrid car drivers. Researchers in Singapore have come up with what seems like the best solution so far -- a battery that can recharge itself in mere minutes and has a potential lifespan of 20 years.
Some humanoid walking robots are also good at running, balancing, and coordinated movements in group settings. Several of our sports robots have won regional or worldwide acclaim in the RoboCup soccer World Cup, or FIRST Robotics competitions. Others include the world's first hockey-playing robot and a trash-talking Scrabble player.
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