OPTEK products meet stringent standards Product News 12/14/2004 Post a comment OPTEK Technology, a subsidiary of TT electronics, now offers the capability to design, manufacture and test high-reliability commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products in accordance with U.S. Mil-Std 19500 and European Space Agency (ESA) ESA/SCC-5000 PRF for spacecraft and satellite applications.
Optical encoder provides over 10 million cycles Product News 12/2/2004 Post a comment Elma Electronic is offering an all-optical encoder that boasts a rotational life of more than 10 million rotations thanks to no mechanical contacts as well as the use of infrared LEDs for signal generation, and a proprietary magnetic system for indexing. The E50 encoders are used in military, medical, industrial, and other mission-critical applications where long rotational life and precision signal generation are critical.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and 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? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.