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Graphics processing for harsh environments

2014-01-28
The C530 general-purpose graphics processing unit from Aitech Defense Systems combines improved processing and high-data-throughput capabilities with a rugged design that is suitable for C4ISR and advanced signal processing.
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Wire grid polarizers

2014-01-28
High-contrast IR wire grid polarizers from Edmund Optics are suited for broadband infrared applications that require high transmission and contrast, including spectroscopy and thermal imaging.
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Vent for electronics housings

2014-01-28
The smaller total vent height (only 8.9 mm, or 0.35 in) provides more flexibility in component layout and facilitates heat transfer from printed circuit boards to the housing exterior.
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Precision digital pressure gauge

2014-01-28
The Palmer model PTG200 digital pressure gauge from Palmer Wahl Instrumentation Group is an excellent substitute for mechanical precision pointer pressure gauges.
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MIL-STD-1553 XMC cards

2014-01-28
Data Device Corp.’s MIL-STD-1553 XMC cards now include front and rear I/O options, along with air- and conduction-cooled configurations, to support a range of embedded applications.
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Heavy-duty wheeled vehicles the focus of new SAE book

2014-01-24
A new SAE International book narrates the history of heavy-duty wheeled vehicles and presents the theory and calculations required to design them. Translated from Russian, the book summarizes the results of the authors’ academic research and experience, and presents innovative technical solutions used for electric and hydrostatic transmissions, steering systems, and active safety of these vehicles.
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Tier 4 Final engines

2014-01-22
Cummins’ latest generation of engines ready to meet EPA Tier 4 Final emissions regulations extend from 49 to 675 hp (37 to 504 kW). New engines on display at ConExpo 2014 will include the QSF3.8 suited for compact equipment and the heavy-duty QSG12 for high-output machines.
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Ripper/bucket attachment

2014-01-22
The patented V-Raptor Bucket from Leading Edge Attachments, Inc. is a ripper/bucket combination for excavators and backhoes that allows the operator to rip rock, coral, or frozen ground with the maximum breakout force; pry out and carry stumps or cradle boulders; rip a clean narrow V trench for laying utilities; plus scoop and load material.
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Eaton CTO assumes SAE VP post

2014-01-22
Thomas R. Stover, Chief Technology Officer for Eaton Corp.’s vehicle operations, recently began his term as SAE International’s 2014-2016 Vice President–Commercial Vehicle.
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Design software targets germs, dry air

2014-01-22
Concerns about airborne diseases and flu pandemics coupled with increasing passenger concerns about environmental conditions are prompting some aircraft designers to take a closer look at ventilation systems. In many instances, improvements in air quality and cleanliness are being expedited by using design tools such as computational fluid dynamics (CFD).
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Taking the lag out of dynamics simulation

2014-01-22
Software company rFactor Pro developed software for a major F1 team to overcome the problem of driver-in-the-loop simulator dynamics reaction lag (latency); now it is cascading the solution into production vehicle simulators.
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Axial piston pump

2014-01-21
Bosch Rexroth is displaying its size 18 and 35 A1VO axial piston pumps at ConExpo. The pumps were developed specifically for price-sensitive applications and markets.
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