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posted in September 2006
Field-oriented control optimizes industrial motors
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9/25/2006   Post a comment
Variable-speed drives for three-phase motors are ubiquitous components of industrial systems that help save energy and optimize performance. Traditional, scalar control techniques for variable-speed operation of three-phase electric motors offer simple implementation but limit the achievable performance. With a scalar drive, algorithm limitations can mean that meeting dynamic response specifications requires choosing a larger motor and a larger drive to complement it. That tends to drag down eff
50-nm device revs NAND race
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9/11/2006   Post a comment
The highly competitive NAND flash market just got tighter, with the introduction of IM Flash Technologies' newest device, a 50-nanometer, 4-Gbit offering.
Camcorder sets sights on sports
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9/4/2006   Post a comment
By eliminating the optomechanics that have dominated the video camera media paradigm for so long, Samsung has developed a flexible, multifea tured camcorder that folds up into a neat little package measuring a mere 10 x 3 x 5.8 cm, about the size of a cigarette pack. In sharp contrast to the



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Max Maxfield

Creating New Faceplates for Antique Analog Meters
Max Maxfield
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I've currently got a couple of hobby projects on the go that feature the use of antique analog meters. For example, there's my Inamorata Prognostication Engine and its companion, the ...

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11 Summer Vacation Spots for Engineers
EDN Staff
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This collection of places from technology history, museums, and modern marvels is a roadmap for an engineering adventure that will take you around the world. Here are just a few spots ...

Glen Chenier

Engineers Solve Analog/Digital Problem, Invent Creative Expletives
Glen Chenier
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- An analog engineer and a digital engineer join forces, use their respective skills, and pull a few bunnies out of a hat to troubleshoot a system with which they are completely ...

Larry Desjardin

Engineers Should Study Finance: 5 Reasons Why
Larry Desjardin
45 comments
I'm a big proponent of engineers learning financial basics. Why? Because engineers are making decisions all the time, in multiple ways. Having a good financial understanding guides these ...

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