Analog Devices' new 16-bit, high-speed analog-to-digital converters — the AD9460 and the AD9461 — focus on high-speed performance. With its 105 mega-samples-per-second speed and high dynamic range, the AD9460 is a candidate for instrumentation and medical systems, such as patient-monitoring and signal analysis devices. The AD9461, meanwhile, provides designers of instrumentation, military hardware and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) systems with sampling rates up to 130 mega-samples per second, thus incorporating the ability to capture wider bandwidths of data. It also allows MRIs the ability to handle higher Tesla magnetic fields for superior imaging. For more information, click on http://rbi.ims.ca/4917-529.
Artificially created metamaterials are already appearing in niche applications like electronics, communications, and defense, says a new report from Lux Research. How quickly they become mainstream depends on cost-effective manufacturing methods, which will include additive manufacturing.
Sharon Glotzer and David Pine are hoping to create the first liquid hard drive with liquid nanoparticles that can store 1TB per teaspoon. They aren't the first to find potential data stores, as Harvard researchers have stored 700 TB inside a gram of DNA.
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