NI TestStand 4.1 offers multicore support Product News 5/27/2008 Post a comment National Instruments has released NI TestStand 4.1, the latest version of the company's test management software, which now helps engineers develop faster test systems with multicore processor support.
Temperature measurement instrument supports Ethernet Product News 5/18/2008 Post a comment Data Translation has released an Ethernet version of its temperature measurement instrument, TEMPpoint, which provides a standard Ethernet connection to support remote monitoring and control of thermocouples, RTDs, and voltages in the field and on the factory floor.
Asset attests to embedded-test structures News & Analysis 5/15/2008 Post a comment As a natural extension of trends in the test and measurement business, the electronics industry is moving toward embedded instrumentation. Leading this movement is Asset InterTech Inc., dedicated to the development of IEEE 1149.1 tools.
Cable tester offers voice control Product News 5/15/2008 Post a comment CAMI Research Inc. has released new software for its CableEye cable and wire harness tester that allows production engineers to use synthetic speech and voice recognition for hands-free operation.
Pressure sensors integrate digital interface Product News 5/9/2008 Post a comment Pressure measurement applications requiring very high accuracy are targeted by Sensortechnics GmbH's product range displayed at the Sensor + Test trade show. The devices are equipped with integrated digital signal conditioning and offer a variety of output interfaces.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros & cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight, as are piloted airplanes? Is the technology advancing faster than we can answer the questions it poses?
Panelists: Chad Sweet, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm; Yannick Levy, VP Corporate Business Development, Parrot; Jim Williams, ex-FAA drone chief; Michael Drobac, Exec. Director, Small UAV Coalition; Moderator: Junko Yoshida, Chief Int'l Correspondent, EE Times