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Electronics & Computers

Flying Probe Technology and High Frequency Testing

The push toward miniaturization in the electronics industry has left designers little or no room for test points, and the expansion of high frequency (HF) technologies has resulted in a growing need for test equipment that has the capability to verify these types of generally very small...

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Test & Measurement

Real-Time Validation

dSPACE (Wixom, MI) and BTC Embedded Systems (Oldenburg, Germany) offer a solution that improves test depth for the real-time validation of safety-critical applications with extension of classical test methods, easier...

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Test & Measurement

Mississippi State University's Car of the Future Features Novel Innovations

A rear-wheel-drive sports car’s estimated triple-digit mpg and predicted 5.7-s 0 to 60 mph (0 to 97 km/h) acceleration time are the prime performance cues...

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Test & Measurement

PXI Radio Frequency Multiplexers

Pickering Interfaces expands its range of PXI 50Ω 600MHz radio frequency (RF) multiplexers with 18 different configurations including a PXI two slot 32:1 configuration. This new range of PXI RF...

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Test & Measurement

Hermetic Sealing

Hermetic Seal Corporation (HSC), a unit of AMETEK Interconnect, has expanded its hermetic sealing capabilities to include state-of-the-art hermetic fiber-optic component manufacture. The glass-to-fiber-optic seal (GTFOS)...

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Test & Measurement

Climatic Wind Tunnel

T/CCI Manufacturing’s Climatic Wind Tunnel in Decatur, IL allows customers to simulate any real-world condition by controlling humidity, wind, temperature, solar and road conditions up to100 mph. Because the system...

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Power

Modular Area View Kit

A modular area view kit (AVK) from First Sensor aids in the setup of 360° all-around view systems for applications in special vehicles and machines. AVK allows users to quickly and easily build up, develop and test a...

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Test & Measurement

Test Bench for Large Couplings

KTR has started up a test bench for large couplings that covers a performance range up to 500,000 N∙m at its headquarters in Rheine. The test bench allows the company to calculate mechanical coupling...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Ultra-Compact Cable Extension Sensor

The POSIWIRE sensor WS21 from ASM Sensors is designed for measuring ranges up to 20,000 mm. It is fitted with a robust, noncontact, magnetic multi-turn-sensing encoder, which gives wear-free operation and enables long measuring lengths to be packaged in compact designs. With a protection class of IP67/69K,...

Technical Innovation
Energy

Accelerated Ash Load Testing of Particulate Filters on an Automated Test Rig

The detrimental effects of ash on diesel particulate filter (DPF) and now gasoline particulate filter (GPF) performance is of significant concern because the resulting permanent backpressure penalty compromises both fuel economy and soot storage capacity, leading to...

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Power

Camera-Based 3D Measurement

Imetrum’s precision, noncontact 3D measurement system, the Precision Displacement Tracker (PDT), slashes setup times and provides richer data sets without compromising measurement resolution or sampling speed....

Technical Innovation
Software

Rugged Data-Acquisition Systems Speed Tests of Off-Highway Equipment

Just as engineers of consumer vehicles are being asked to shorten development cycles and improve performance, reliability, and safety, so are developers of off-highway...

Technical Innovation
Software

Software's Growth Shines Spotlight on Eliminating Defects

Software’s becoming a greater factor in vehicle development, prompting a heightened focus on reducing the number of defects in code. Early planning, discipline, and continuous...

Technical Innovation
Power

MTU Engines, and Engineers, to Reap Benefit of New R&D Test Facility

In late July, a €40 million, 9000-m² test facility in Friedrichshafen, MTU’s lead site and main R&D location, officially went into service. The new five-story...

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Test & Measurement

Four-Quadrant Voltage Drop Simulator

EM Test now offers the VDS 200Q Series, a four-quadrant voltage drop simulator that can source and sink current using a programmed voltage in both positive and negative polarities. The amplifier generates dips and drops, short interruptions, and voltage variations to simulate a wide range of phenomena...

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Automotive

Strain Measurement

Instron offers the AVE 2 second-generation advanced video extensometer, using patented measurement technology in an accurate noncontacting strain measurement device that conforms to rigorous testing standards. The fully integrated device adapts to the normal fluctuations of environmental conditions and can be adapted to any...

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Transportation

Enabling the Future of Harvesting Through Flexible HIL Testing

It seems as though everywhere you turn today, you see a car commercial showing off new features and capabilities that brings us one step closer to the Holy Grail goal of...