NIWeek 07: Coverage from the Show Floor NIWeek 2007, a worldwide virtual instrumentation conference and exhibition, opened August 7 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, TX. Design News' editors were out in full force on the NIWeek show floor. Full Story
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Sponsored Technology Content RAQ's - Amplifier plumbing 101: Are Leaky Amps Sinking Your Design?In partnership with Analog Devices
A reader writes ... My amplifier "leaks" a low level signal at the output with the power supplies off. What gives ... is my circuit sunk? See how to diagnose this high-speed amplifier "plumbing" problem, and find a solution for your own design... Read More Light Matters: The Unexplored Pacific OceanIn partnership with Avnet
By skillfully applying a knowledge of the ocean's "optical bandpass" characteristics, you can design HBLED systems enabling divers and underwater photographers to see further, deeper and for extended time periods. Additionally, conventional radio communications at great depths is limited to the ELF range of the electromagnetic spectrum, about 100 Hz. Learn how to keep your head above water with regard to HBLED issues. Read More LEAD-FREE ZONE - Are you RoHS compliant?In partnership with Digi-Key
The European Restriction of Hazardous Substances Act restricts the use of lead-based solder and certain other heavy metals in electronic products sold in European Union countries, effective 7/06. Find the latest information and resources to help you comply with the regulations at the LEAD-FREE ZONE. Read More White Paper: Tackle Welding EnvironmentsIn partnership with Turck Industrial Automation
Welding environments require field testing for the effectiveness of different materials generally used in sensor design for weld-specific sensors. Unforgiving welding environments erode standard proximity sensors at a rate higher than other locations (due to slag and splatter from the weld flash). Learn how to choose a sensor that will be both effective and efficient. Read More 2007 Engineering Salary Survey - Available Now!In Partnership with Aerotek
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Position TransducersFarrand Controls | Design Guide 16-page Engineering Guide describes how to select and use Inductosyn® and Electrosyn® position transducers for demanding applications. Rotary Inductosyb® and Electrosyn® transducers provide absolute and incremental position information accurate to +/- 0.5 arc seconds or better. Resolution to 26 bits. Linear transducers are accurate to +/- 40u inches or better, with subu inch resolution.
Designing with Flexible Flat CableCicoil | White Paper Technical white paper explores the use of Flexible Flat Cable in high performance applications. Unique extruded silicone cable is compared to round cable, and to flat Teflon cable. Design considerations when using flexible flat cable are provided, including tradeoffs among different approaches.
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From design feasibility, to development, to production, having the right information to make good decisions can ultimately keep a product from failing validation. The key is highly focused information that doesn’t come from conventional, statistics-based tests but from accelerated stress testing.
There’s a good chance that a few of the things mentioned here won't fully come to fruition in 2015 but rather much later down the line. However, as Malcolm X once said, "The future belongs to those who prepare for it today."
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.