What's a TDC, Anyway? When engineers think of an analog-to-digital converter (ADC), they usually need to measure a voltage or current. But, you may need to measure another analog quantity: time. Full Story
Increase Productivity with Graphical Programming National Instruments LabVIEW is an industry-leading software tool for creating user-defined design, control, and test systems. Take advantage of powerful features for developing measurement applications and open connectivity tools to integrate external applications and services. View interactive demos and try LabVIEW FREE online.
Trillions of Sensors Could Soon be Looking for Data Connections Beyond the familiar world of IMing and email is a much larger and rapidly growing world of machine-to-machine (M2M) communication links, which could include trillions of individual sensors by 2010. Full Story Year of the Mixed Signal
Complexity begets a response as test vendors get on the mixed signal oscilloscope (MSO) bandwagon, providing analog and digital channels in a single testing device. Full Story Synthetic Instrumentation Comes of AgeThe concept is simple: Harness basic sensors and then add the traditional functionality of an instrument through software on a generic platform. Full Story A Look at the New GenICam Camera Standard
A product of the European Machine Vision Association, the GenICam programming interface has since spread worldwide. Full Story “Industrial” USB?
Some say the ubiquitous PC interface offers many advantages for data acquisition jobs. Full Story
A SAW transducer combined with RFID is only one of the techniques being used to eliminate batteries. Another approach for energy harvesting uses a miniature coil and an externally applied alternating field eliminating the need for batteries in an artificial knee. Do you have an application that could be a candidate for batteryless operation? If so, what is the application? Post a Reply
Have a design problem? Design News and its hundreds of thousands of engineer correspondents can help. Post your question on the new E2E Forums! In order to participate, please create a forum screen name.
The Latest Electronics/Test Resources Available:
New from RDP is the low-profile DR7AC carrier amplifier, designed to provide excitation and signal amplification for LVDTs and other inductive transducers. The DR7AC is compactly packaged for DIN rail mounting, which will prove the benefit to systems integrators and machine builders. View All Resources From RDP Electrosense
USB Moves Into Industrial ApplicationsNational Instruments | Software A decade ago, the introduction of Ethernet on the factory floor was met with considerable skepticism. Engineers raised questions about its communication reliability, connector performance and hardware sustainability under harsh industrial environments. Ethernet evolved to overcome these concerns, and engineers are now successfully using it in a variety of industrial applications from mining to offshore drilling. Now, with the explosive growth and adoption of USB in the PC industry, engineers are evaluating the viability of USB in industrial environments.
NI Signal Streaming: Sustaining High-Speed Data Streams on USBNational Instruments | White Paper To optimize the use of the Universal Serial Bus (USB) and deliver high-performance data acquisition, National Instruments created NI signal streaming technology. This white paper describes the challenges associated with high-speed data acquisition on USB and reasons why NI signal streaming technology is essential to any USB data acquisition (DAQ) device.
What's a TDC, Anyway? Trillions of Sensors Could Soon be Looking for Data Connections Year of the Mixed Signal Synthetic Instrumentation Comes of Age A Look at the New GenICam Camera Standard “Industrial” USB? Batteryless Operation Resource Center Contact Us
Is USB a new opportunity or just another complication?
E-mail me with your thoughts.
Reed Business Information 225 Wyman St. Waltham, MA 02451 | Fax: 303-265-2983
STAFF: Editor-in-Chief: John Dodge | Executive Editor: Elizabeth M. Taurasi | Web Editor: Regina Lynch PRIVACY MANAGER: Reed Business Information 2000 Clearwater Drive Oak Brook, IL 60523 | Fax: 630-288-8394
Copyright 2007, Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc.
Linear guides are one of the most important components required for the development of automated or computer-controlled equipment. Aluminum profile extrusions, used for these guides in machine design, can enable designed-in functional features.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.