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8/5/2011 5:13 PM EDT
This report takes a look into the patenting activity around fiber optic sensors uncovering the companies, inventors, intellectual property trends and other key indicators. Fiber optic sensor is a sensor that uses optical fiber either as the sensing element ("intrinsic sensors"), or as a means of relaying signals from a remote sensor to the electronics that process the signals ("extrinsic sensors"). This report graphically analyzes fiber optic sensor markets from many perspectives, categorizes and highlights the key companies involved, defines unique keywords. This report also covers the global fiber optic sensors marketplace. It focuses particularly on the markets and opportunities for fiber optic sensors in defense, oil and gas exploration and drilling, medical, and industrial markets. The study considers future opportunities for new application markets. This report was prepared by mining patent data using Patent iNSIGHT Pro, a comprehensive patent analysis platform that helps one accelerate time-to-decision from patent analysis activities. Read More on http://www.patentinsightpro.com/techreports.html
post comment 1 comment last comment hm
Conceptually, Fibre optic sensors have immense potentail in real world applications. However, they ...
8/1/2011 7:48 PM EDT
I do consulting research for the Global Commercialization Group at the University of Texas, and I have been assigned research on the commodity capacitor market to assess the difficulty of a foreign capacitor entering the US market. They make an iterative improvement on an aluminum polymer capacitor, and I was looking to see if there was anyone that understood the process of getting commodity components to distributors and the best places to network, like trade shows. Any thoughts, advice or referrals is appreciated.
7/26/2011 9:13 AM EDT
Hello All .. I am due to graduate this year from university with a degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering. (British University). One of the first things I noticed is that some of my friends who attended other universities studied either C or Java as the programming language of choice for thier electronics degrees. (which seems to be a resonable thing to do as almost ALL jobs going in the embedded in the industry require C/C++ or Java programming experience). However, our course administrators felt that their students "should be able 'know' the underlying machine and from this be able to 'think at the level of the hardware' which will not only make the very low level aspects of hardware more visible to the student but force them to consider the hardware implications of each program statement written" - in other words, we were taught Assembly Language and no other language throughout the degree course!! Now, I really enjoyed assembly langauge programming .. so much so that my final year project was based on an analogue/digital/embedded control system and the firmware was hand-written assembly code - with high efficiency/optimization as the driving goal..For which I achieved a distinction grade. But now I am about to graduate and I am looking around the various vacancies for electronics engineers and I do not see any requirement for assembly language anywhere!! ... It is almost all C/C++ and even C# (as well as Java). Have I (or rather my lecturers) made a catastrophic mistake ??? Thanks. Bewildered Graduate
post comment 20 comments last comment adipdutt
Well I started with 8085 micro and had to program in hex code in 1983,in 1986 I got my hands on ...
7/18/2011 5:46 PM EDT
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post comment 24 comments last comment sharps_eng
I have chucked away a lot but saved classics like the cool letter-size Signetics PLL and NE5532 ...
7/15/2011 1:51 AM EDT
We are all in defensive mode. We are trying to protect our PCs, our smart phones, our tablets our embedded connected devices , our on line transaction sites, our data bases from being attacked from those hackers. Why not go in an attack mode? Like that "Star-wars" program initiated by US president Ronald Regan to destroy the missiles in the air. We can have the attacker sites which could continuously monitor internet for any sign of a hacking activity and attack and destroy that site itself. Quick-heal, Macfee and all those virus protection wizards are you listening?
post comment 10 comments last comment EREBUS
For all of the talk about the big bad corporations, it is irrelevent to the issue. Point in fact, ...
7/11/2011 2:17 PM EDT
I've been using Google+ since it was first released and have been playing with it since. Overall, I beginning to like it. First-off, its a chance to start a social network from scratch and maybe avoid some of the errors I made with Facebook. With + you have finer control over your Circles of family and friends. Easier to set-up, control and manage. One definite advantage is with Picasa, Google's photo editing, managing, and sharing application. If you have +, there no longer is a space limit on how many photos you can upload. Let's not discuss the merits (or lack thereof) of social networking. As the father of four boys between 16 and 26, scattered across the globe, they work for me. How big of a gamble is Google taking with this new enterprise? Is there room for one more social network? Or just another flash in the pan like Buzz (if you ever remember it)?
post comment 12 comments last comment Brian Fuller2
Bob, two months on from your original post, what do you think now? I ask because I jumped on to ...
7/4/2011 1:52 PM EDT
Hello everyone. Can anyone kindly help me by letting me know how to publish my research technical paper in this platform. my email id: suman.theRebel@gmail.com
post comment 6 comments last comment Robotics Developer
Consider presenting it at a local/national conference or on line (if you have the ability to host ...
6/23/2011 6:28 PM EDT
The House overwhelmingly approved the HR 1249 bill by a vote of 304-117. The Senate has already approved a similar bill and President Obama says he will sign it. Watch for a news story today and an analysis tomorrow. My question: What do you think and what do you want to know about this bill?
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6/21/2011 11:36 AM EDT
I want to connect a two wire rpm proximity sensor to the digital input of a plc. The purpose is to analyze the rpm of a puller, if it is less than 15rpm, the system will be tripped else the system will keep running. I need the ladder diagram for the PLC, please help.
post comment 2 comments last comment David Ashton
" I need the ladder diagram for the PLC, please help." Sorry to be a wet blanket, but you don't ...
6/16/2011 2:28 AM EDT
With the current depression (yes, they have finally accepted it is the D-word!), how and where shall US retain its USP? Fabrication/production is also going off-shore. Software was Bangalore-d long long ago. What can the new crop of engineers, forget the '(re)tired', 'laid off' alumnus, look forward to? Is there something real to fear or is the only thing to fear is fear itself? Andy Grove said - Only the paranoid survive!
post comment 8 comments last comment ChuckyBob
Well look, First we got rid of the artisans, then we got rid of the factories when products became ...