Capacitive sensor measurement made simple Product News 2/17/2009 2 comments Interfacing to MEMS transducers, such as those that sense acceleration, pressure, altitude, humidity, rain, level and gas, e2v's CPIC2.0 ic has been designed to ease the process of sensor data acquisition.
dSpace expands signal generator for ECU tests Product News 2/12/2009 Post a comment dSpace GmbH (Paderborn, Germany) has added new options to its DS2302 Direct Digital Synthesis Board. The enhancements aim at more powerful signal generation, enhancing the range of application cases, in particular when it comes to simulate intelligent wheel speed sensors.
EU project targets materials for robust devices, sensors Product News 2/12/2009 Post a comment Synthetic diamond specialist Element Six Ltd (Ascot, England) is one of 23 companies and research organizations that has received funding under the EU's Seventh Framework Programme for a project to develop materials for electronic sensors and devices that could function under harsh conditions that cannot be tolerated by conventional silicon-based devices.
Shock absorber harvests energy Product News 2/10/2009 4 comments By harvesting the energy wasted by ordinary shock absorbers, a prototype device developed by MIT researchers aims to take over much of the work now performed by alternators.
Pressure sensors with CANopen interface Product News 2/3/2009 Post a comment With the series PDRJ and PDAJ, Baumer's product segment Process Instrumentation offers rugged pressure sensors that communicate via the CANopen protocol and can measure a relative or absolute pressure from -1 up to 1000 bar.
Meet FM antenna design challenges in portable devices Design How-To 2/2/2009 5 comments As wireless usage models become more popular in portable devices, customers are demanding wire-free FM radio reception with embedded antennas. This article discusses maximizing sensitivity to improve FM reception using an embedded antenna and the methods to achieve that goal
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 23 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...