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Avnet, Inc. is one of the world's largest value-added distributors of semiconductors, connectors, passive and electromechanical components, and RF & microwave devices; enterprise networking and computer equipment, and embedded subsystems from leading manufacturers. Serving customers in 70 countries, Avnet markets, inventories, and adds value to these products. View All Resources from Avnet
Position TransducersVendor:Farrand Controls | Type:Design Guide | Category: Electronics/Test16-page Engineering Guide describes how to select and use Inductosyn® and Electrosyn® position transducers for demanding applications. Rotary Inductosyn® 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 ±40µ inches or better, with sub-µ inch resolution.
Test-Drive LabVIEW: Free Evaluation SoftwareVendor:National Instruments | Type:Evaluation Kit | Category:Electronics/TestTry out the new Evaluation Kit, LabView, from National Instruments for free! With National Instruments LabVIEW 8.2.1 you can measure in minutes regardless of programming experience, build custom measurement solutions based on commercial off-the-shelf technologies, and integrate external applications and services with open connectivity tools. Take advantage of your existing hardware and software investment to create powerful measurement and test applications. Download a FREE evaluation software of LabVIEW. Siemens PLM Webcast on Mechatronics Process ManagementVendor:Siemens PLM Software | Type:Web Event | Category: Electronics/TestBuilding intelligence into a product requires software that is integrated with certain functions of the product. The addition of wire harness, electronics and software to an already complex product development process adds new challenges for the product development schedule, cost and quality. All of these different types of data, as well as their change processes, must be managed and shared.
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A middle school team from Rochester, Mich., has again nabbed the grand prize in the annual international Future City Competition, which drew students from 37 regions of the United States, as well as from England and China.
The word “smart” is becoming the dumbest word around. It has been applied to almost every device and system in our homes. In addition to smartphones and smart meters, we now hear about smart clothing and smart shoes, smart lights, smart homes, smart buildings, and every trendy city today has its smart city project. Just because it has a computer inside and is connected to the Web, does not mean it is smart.
Are you being paid enough? Do you want a better job? According to a recent survey Manpower released just before Engineers Week, employers and engineers don't see eye-to-eye about the state of US engineers' skills and experience.
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