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Keysight highlights InfiniiVision options at Automotive Testing Expo

By Rick Nelson on October, 2014 [0]
InfiniiVision CAN FD, SENT protocol decode options improve automotive engineers' efficiency.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Expo presenters talk fuel tanks, batteries

By Rick Nelson on October, 2014 [0]
The Automotive Testing Expo got underway with presentations on various aspects of automotive technology, from batteries to fuel tanks.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Origin 2015 released at Automotive Testing Expo

By Rick Nelson on October, 2014 [0]
OriginLab releases Origin 2015 data analysis and graphing software at Automotive Testing Expo
Other Tags:  Software 

Sony develops automotive image sensor

By Rick Nelson on October, 2014 [0]
Sony has introduced its IMX224MQV CMOS image sensor for automotive cameras; it can capture images on a moonless night.
Other Tags:  Inspection 

General Motors is skeptical about the open Internet

By Rick Nelson on October, 2014 [0]
GM has written to the FCC about open Internet rules, expressing concern over eliminating distinctions between mobile and fixed broadband.
Other Tags:  Ricks Blog 

Software enables plug-in electric vehicles to support grid reliability

By Rick Nelson on October, 2014 [0]
EPRI, utilities, automakers to demonstrate technology enabling plug-in electric vehicles to support grid reliability
Other Tags:  Software 

Tesla could offer hands-free highway driving in 2015

By Rick Nelson on October, 2014 [0]
Tesla is expected to offer hands-free highway driving in its Model S in 2015, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Other Tags:  Ricks Blog 

GM exec promotes connected vehicles

By Rick Nelson on October, 2014 [0]
GM chief executive Mary Barra has taken to the Washington Post op ed page to promote connected-vehicle technology.
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

Technology comes for the repo man

By Rick Nelson on September, 2014 [0]
People with subprime auto loans are finding that their lender will remotely disable their vehicles if they fall behind on payments.
Other Tags:  Ricks Blog 

Measurement and control meet IoT

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on October, 2014 [201410]
Electronic measurement and control technologies are pervasive in a widening range of applications, from agriculture to 5G communications.
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

Xcerra targets test synergies

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on October, 2014 [201410]
Xcerra CTO Reinhart Richter comments on LTX-Credence's acquisition of the Multitest and Everett Charles Technologies businesses of Dover.
Other Tags:  ATE 

Micromem taps Flextronics to make automotive lab-on-a-chip

By Rick Nelson on September, 2014 [0]
Lab-on-a-chip oil-pan plug sensor suite monitors oil level, pressure, and condition wirelessly via TPMS
Other Tags:  News 

The electric vehicle for the rest of us

By Rick Nelson on September, 2014 [0]
Perhaps a Tesla S is not in your budget, but you will nevertheless be able to take to the roads in an electric vehicle
Other Tags:  Ricks Blog 

Tesla sites Gigafactory in Nevada among fears of overcapacity

By Rick Nelson on September, 2014 [0]
Tesla to build Gigafactory battery plant in Nevada; Lux Research predicts overcapacity problem
Other Tags:  Ricks Blog 

CAERI builds Chinese crash-test facility

By Rick Nelson on September, 2014 [0]
The gigantic facility in Chongqing was planned and built by the German company MESSRING; a range of crash scenarios and automobile certification tests are performable
Other Tags:  News 

Mouser adds infotainment sections to automotive website

By Rick Nelson on August, 2014 [0]
Mouser Electronics announced that it has updated its automotive applications site with new sections devoted to infotainment.
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

California wants autonomous cars to have steering wheels

By Rick Nelson on August, 2014 [0]
Autonomous vehicles have no need of steering wheels or pedals, except to satisfy California regulations.
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

Radar targets cars, conscious buildings

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on September, 2014 [201409]
Vito Giannini, principal scientist for imec's green radio program, describes imec's work with 79-GHz radar for car and building applications.
Other Tags:  EE Executive Insight 

IMS, SEMICON West see IoT emphasis

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on September, 2014 [201409]
The focus of IMS and SEMICON West may differ in technologies and industries, but both events emphasized one topic—the Internet of Things.
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

SiC power electronics could slash Tesla Model S cost

By Rick Nelson on August, 2014 [0]
Silicon carbide power electronics can slash $6,000 from cost of Tesla Model S, and SiC will be adopted in electric vehicles in 2020, says Lux Research.
Other Tags:  Key Technologies 

Passenger-car sensors market to reach $146 billion by 2019

By Rick Nelson on August, 2014 [0]
The passenger car sensors market (including sensor types and applications to be worth $146.51 billion by 2019, according to MarketsandMarkets
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Plug-in vehicle integration platform emerges

By Rick Nelson on August, 2014 [0]
EPRI, Utilities, Auto Manufacturers to Create an Open Grid Integration Platform for Plug-in Electric Vehicles
Other Tags:  News 

HBM launches integrated eDrive test system

By Rick Nelson on August, 2014 [0]
HBM Launches an Integrated eDrive Test System for Electric Motor and Inverter Analysis
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Seeking input on automotive infotainment test

By Rick Nelson on July, 2014 [0]
Automotive telematics and infotainment systems combine functions, including audio, video, multimedia, satellite navigation, cellular communications, comfort control, and wireless connectivity, with devices and modules interconnected via high-speed digital buses.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Measure angular velocity in harsh environments

By Rick Nelson on July, 2014 [0]
Compact, shock resistant, angular rate gyro for test and measurement applications
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Caterpillar, Argonne undertake virtual engine design, control

By Rick Nelson on July, 2014 [0]
Caterpillar, Argonne undertake cooperative virtual engine design, control project; combustion engine development cycle will be cheaper and faster
Other Tags:  Key Technologies 

Three-wheeled Elio goes ICE, HOG goes electric

By Rick Nelson on June, 2014 [0]
Three-wheeled Elio employs internal combustion engine, Harley-Davidson demos electric motorcycle
Other Tags:  Key Technologies 

Keithley expands programmable DC power-supply lines

By Rick Nelson on June, 2014 [0]
Choice of four supplies designed for benchtop, embedded, and manufacturing test applications
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Rohde & Schwarz supports 802.11p V2V communications

By Rick Nelson on June, 2014 [0]
Rohde & Schwarz presents RF conformance test system for vehicle-to-vehicle applications in line with IEEE 802.11p
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

Open innovation can close productivity gap

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on July, 2014 [201407]
To address the increasing complexity of product design, Flextronics CTO Dr. Erik H. Volkerink recommends an open innovation platform approach.
Other Tags:  EE Executive Insight 

Interfaces, processors boost vision

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on July, 2014 [201407]
Many products transport information or make decisions based on what cameras detect, and the processing capability may exist within the camera itself.
Other Tags:  Inspection 

Hioki launches precision AC/DC current probes

By Rick Nelson on June, 2014 [0]
Clamp Sensors Offer High-Precision Measurement Over a Broad Temperature Range
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Beware autonomous machines making decisions

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on July, 2014 [201407]
Autonomous vehicles are gaining traction on the road to commercial viability.
Other Tags:  Software 

Andreessen proposes reinventing Detroit as Drone Valley

By Rick Nelson on June, 2014 [0]
Marc Andreessen, co-author of the first widely used web browser, wants to turn Detroit into "Drone Valley."
Other Tags:  Key Technologies 

Testing two birds with one stone

By Steve Pateras, Mentor Graphics on June, 2014 [201406]
The proliferation of semiconductor into safety-critical applications such as automotive and medical opens a new can of worms for test.
Other Tags:  Software 

Entertainment rides the MOST bus

By Tom Lecklider, Senior Technical Editor on June, 2014 [201406]
Explore the various successfully implemented MOST networks that meet the requirements of high-bandwidth automotive audio/video infotainment systems.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Tesla frees electric-vehicle patents

By Rick Nelson on June, 2014 [0]
Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced yesterday that the company has removed the display of patents from the wall of its headquarters in Palo Alto.
Other Tags:  Ricks Blog 

Tesla's Musk considers flying cars amid skepticism

By Rick Nelson on June, 2014 [0]
Elon Musk says he's considering making a flying car while astrophysicist Adam Frank explains why that's unlikely
Other Tags:  Military / Aero Test 

Report details engineering's role in GM Cobalt switch defect

By Rick Nelson on June, 2014 [0]
Report paints fascinating picture of the role of engineering in the design and production of the General Motors ignition switch.
Other Tags:  Ricks Blog 

Spirent unveils Ethernet test for connected cars

By Rick Nelson on June, 2014 [0]
Spirent verifies in-vehicle fixed, wireless, security and positioning technologies, empowering auto industry to build customer confidence in vehicle infotainment and networking
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

Intel debuts In-Vehicle Solutions platform

By Rick Nelson on May, 2014 [0]
Intel is helping pave the road for autonomous vehicles and connected cars with a family of hardware and software products called Intel In-Vehicle Solutions.
Other Tags:  Ricks Blog 

Fujitsu releases software library to support driver safety

By Rick Nelson on May, 2014 [0]
Fujitsu Semiconductor releases "Approaching Object Detection Library" to support driver safety; implements advanced image-processing functions in software
Other Tags:  Software 

Transformation powers semiconductor pioneer

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on June, 2014 [201406]
Fairchild 2.0 symbolizes a transformation for the pioneering semiconductor company—a focus on energy efficiency from wearables to data centers.
Other Tags:  Key Technologies 

Bridge overhaul teaches engineers riveting lesson

By Rick Nelson on May, 2014 [0]
Workers reconstructing the Longfellow Bridge linking Boston and Cambridge are learning that they don't make bridges the way they used to.
Other Tags:  Ricks Blog 

Record numbers attend modeFRONTIER Users Meeting 2014

By Rick Nelson on May, 2014 [0]
The sixth edition of the conference held last week gathered over 220 attendees and 48 prominent speakers to celebrate the 15 years of the foundation of ESTECO
Other Tags:  Software 

Spansion launches automotive microcontrollers

By Rick Nelson on May, 2014 [0]
Traveo Family of MCUs is based on ARM Cortex-R5 core and delivers advanced HMI, security and networking for automotive applications
Other Tags:  Key Technologies 

GM pays record fine, tried to limit engineers' vocabulary

By Rick Nelson on May, 2014 [0]
The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on Friday announced that GM has agreed to pay a record $35 million civil penalty.
Other Tags:  Ricks Blog 

Google looks at commercializing self-driving cars

By Rick Nelson on May, 2014 [0]
The Wall Street Journal reports that Google is talking with auto makers about bringing its self-driving technology to market.
Other Tags:  Ricks Blog 

dSPACE supports EcoCAR 3 competition

By Rick Nelson on May, 2014 [0]
Teams will use dSPACE real-time systems to simulate vehicle and component behaviors; dSPACE to provide training and mentoring as well as tools.
Other Tags:  Software 

MOST UPnP integrates consumer electronics into cars

By Rick Nelson on May, 2014 [0]
UPnP supports universal control of in-car MOST devices
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

Mentor launches MicReD Industrial Power Tester 1500A

By Rick Nelson on May, 2014 [0]
Mentor Graphics launches MicReD Industrial Power Tester 1500A for power cycle testing of electronic components
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

OPAL-RT Technologies supports FPGA motor simulation

By Rick Nelson on May, 2014 [0]
Field-programmable gate arrays are replacing commercial central processing units in order to successfully achieve high-fidelity simulation for testing control units for electric motor drives.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Bosch and IBM create engineering platform

By Rick Nelson on May, 2014 [0]
Robert Bosch Automotive and IBM create engineering platform for smarter, faster and safer vehicle components and systems; continuous engineering, open standards help streamline product creation and reduce deployment hurdles
Other Tags:  News 

Google autonomous horse wins Kentucky Derby

By Rick Nelson on May, 2014 [0]
Google's autonomous horse California Chrome decisively won the Kentucky Derby today (just kidding).
Other Tags:  Software 

Should government tell you where you can shop for a Tesla?

By Rick Nelson on April, 2014 [0]
FTC staffers say Tesla should be allowed to sell its electric cars directly to consumers, bypassing dealerships
Other Tags:  Ricks Blog 

Radio Technologies Ready for Emergencies

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on May, 2014 [201405]
Public safety across Europe and other regions is getting a boost from radio technologies, prompting new test solutions for eCall and TETRA.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Altium joins AUTomotive Open System ARchitecture Alliance

By Rick Nelson on April, 2014 [0]
Participation in AUTomotive Open System ARchitecture (AUTOSAR) Alliance will drive open-standard product development
Other Tags:  Software 

Valeo shortlists 20 teams for innovation challenge

By Rick Nelson on April, 2014 [0]
Valeo today named the 20 teams shortlisted by its experts to compete in the second round of the Group's global innovation challenge.
Other Tags:  News 

OpenXC paves road for makers and tinkerers

By Rick Nelson on April, 2014 [0]
There's not much work a maker or tinkerer can perform on a car these days without risking the warranty. As cars become more advanced, they become more inaccessible, but some access may be coming back.
Other Tags:  Ricks Blog 

Altium unveils automotive program for ISO 26262

By Rick Nelson on March, 2014 [0]
Support program designed to assist TASKING customers to build automotive software applications compliant with ISO 26262 functional safety standard
Other Tags:  Software 

Daimler Introduces MOST150 in New Mercedes-Benz S-Class

By Rick Nelson on February, 2014 [0]
MOST Cooperation-the organization for the Media Oriented Systems Transport automotive multimedia network-said Daimler implemented MOST150 in Mercedes-Benz S-Class vehicles.
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

Peak Group Offers VPC Mass InterConnect Contacts

By Rick Nelson on February, 2014 [0]
Now available in the UK from the Peak Group are a range of high-power contacts for the Mass InterConnect systems produced by Virginia Panel Corp. (VPC).
Other Tags:  ATE 

Mentor Announces Automotive Technology Platform

By Rick Nelson on February, 2014 [0]
Mentor Announces GENIVI 5.0 Compliant Linux-based Automotive Technology Platform to bring consumer electronics experiences to IVI systems
Other Tags:  Software 

Test Innovations for ISO 26262

By Steve Pateras, Mentor Graphics Silicon Test Solutions on January, 2014 [0]
Automotive safety features are experiencing large growth, and the move toward autonomous vehicles promises to even further increase the number.
Other Tags:  ATE 

AVX Announces Membership in NSF I/UCRC for EMC

By Rick Nelson on January, 2014 [0]
AVX joins National Science Foundation's Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Electromagnetic Compatibility Located at Clemson University.
Other Tags:  EMC/ESD 

Wanxiang in running to acquire Fisker Automotive

By Rick Nelson on January, 2014 [0]
The possibility that Wanxiang Group of Hangzhou, China, might acquire bankrupt Fisker Automotive got a boost.
Other Tags:  Key Technologies 

HBM Adds Real Time Data Calculation to its 1-kV Card

By Rick Nelson on January, 2014 [0]
HBM Inc., a manufacturer of data-acquisition systems and analysis and calibration software, strain gauges, and transducers and sensors, has added real-time data calculation capabilities to its 1kV card.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Hybrid-vehicle maker Fisker may find new life with A123 owner

By Rick Nelson on January, 2014 [0]
Bankrupt Fisker Automotive may get a new lease on life in conjunction with A123, which once supplied batteries to the electric-vehicle maker.
Other Tags:  Key Technologies 

Reduced Investment Risk Could Support Cellulosic Biofuels

By Rick Nelson on December, 2013 [0]
A set of minor changes to existing federal tax incentives could help unlock badly needed investment in cellulosic biofuels.
Other Tags:  Key Technologies 

Mary Barra to Bring EE Background to GM CEO Slot

By Rick Nelson on December, 2013 [0]
Mary Barra, GM's next CEO, began her career with GM in 1980 as a co-op student at the Pontiac Motor Division. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering.
Other Tags:  News 

Signal and Spectrum Analyzers Support IEEE 802.11p

By Rick Nelson on December, 2013 [0]
Rohde & Schwarz supports signal analysis in line with IEEE 802.11p for vehicle-to-vehicle communications.
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

Tesla's Musk fights fire, bogus comparisons

By Rick Nelson on November, 2013 [0]
Tesla Motors faces scrutiny after 3 Model S vehicles caught fire after collisions that compromised the batteries. Elon Musk quickly defended the safety of the Model S.
Other Tags:  Ricks Blog 

EnSilica CFAR IP Serves Driver-Assist Applications

By Rick Nelson on November, 2013 [0]
Matched to EnSilica's pipelined FFT IP core, Constant False Alarm Rate (CFAR) IP frees up the apps processor by presenting a marked up radar image
Other Tags:  News 

Switching Module Aids Automotive Electronics Production Test

By Rick Nelson on November, 2013 [0]
Rohde & Schwarz introduces a configurable power switching module that is fully integrated into the PXI-based R&S TSVP test system.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

MOST150 Star Topology Enables ADAS

By Rick Nelson on November, 2013 [0]
The MOST Cooperation is showcasing a MOST150 based advanced driver assist system (ADAS) network that transmits HD video streams from up to eight cameras.
Other Tags:  Inspection 

BMW moves from carbon footprint to carbon fiber

By Rick Nelson on November, 2013 [0]
BMW is introducing an all-electric BMW i3, which is manufactured using carbon-fiber reinforced plastic as its foundation.
Other Tags:  Key Technologies 

EPA puts brakes on ethanol

By Rick Nelson on November, 2013 [0]
The EPA put the brakes on ethanol. The EPA each year specifies the amount of renewable fuels to be integrated into the motor-vehicle fuel supply.
Other Tags:  Ricks Blog 

Automotive Modules Extend Telit's xE910 Family

By Rick Nelson on November, 2013 [0]
GE910-QUAD AUTO and UE910-EU V2 AUTO to Deliver GSM/GPRS and HSDPA Connectivity Options for Line-fitted and Other Application Areas Including UBI and Fleet Management Devices
Other Tags:  News 

LXI in Automotive FM Receiver Testing

By Xing Fei, LXI Consortium on December, 2013 [201312]
An LXI-based FM receiver system composed of an AWG and a spectrum analyzer is an optimal solution for production and in-vehicle testing of radios.
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

Yokogawa Announces Enhanced ScopeCorders

By Rick Nelson on November, 2013 [0]
Yokogawa has added two new instruments to its ScopeCorder family of portable multi-channel data-acquisition recorders and oscilloscopes.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Boundary-scan Controllers Address PCB and System Test

By Rick Nelson on November, 2013 [0]
JTAG Technologies has announced its latest range of boundary-scan controller hardware for PCB assembly and system testing-the JT 5705 Series.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Programmable Linear Hall Sensor Offers Improved Stability

By Rick Nelson on November, 2013 [0]
Measuring electrical current in a conductor is critical to many systems. The Melexis MLX91209CA's stability provides a programmable part to meet a variety of current sensing applications.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

dSPACE Offers Virtual Pneumatics for Brakes and Suspension

By Rick Nelson on November, 2013 [0]
New dSPACE simulation models for pneumatic brake systems and air suspension systems offer complete virtual pneumatic system.
Other Tags:  News 

"Cash for clunkers" found less than optimal

By Rick Nelson on October, 2013 [0]
The 2009 Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) was less than a resounding success, at least as far as job creation goes, according to Brookings.
Other Tags:  Ricks Blog 

ARM Targets Automotive and Industrial Control Markets

By Rick Nelson on October, 2013 [0]
ARMv8-R Architecture brings new capabilities to Embedded System Control and Safety Applications
Other Tags:  Software 

As alternative to electricity, Audi pushes diesel

By Rick Nelson on October, 2013 [0]
Audi pushes diesel in a new advertising campaign.
Other Tags:  Key Technologies 

Robots: Will They Hire or Fire Us?

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on November, 2013 [201311]
Computers are coming for our jobs, or at least nearly half of them, according to a paper from Oxford University. But, other research may not agree.
Other Tags:  Software 

Panel topics range from abalones to robots

By Rick Nelson on October, 2013 [0]
Excess capacity, energy, robotics, employment, and the manufacturing expertise of abalones were all topics of conversation at a panel discussion in Cambridge, organized by 89.7 WGBH radio.
Other Tags:  ATE 

Jessi Combs Sets Women's Land Speed Record

By Rick Nelson on October, 2013 [0]
Her 344.002 mph Average Beats 1965 Record by 36 mph
Other Tags:  News 

Tesla fire originated in battery pack

By Rick Nelson on October, 2013 [0]
Officials are saying a fire that destroyed a Tesla electric car near Seattle earlier this week began, unsurprisingly, in the battery pack.
Other Tags:  Ricks Blog 

Valeo Announces €100,000 Student Innovation Challenge

By Rick Nelson on October, 2013 [0]
Valeo is inviting engineering students to take part in the global Valeo Innovation Challenge. The goal is to design equipment that, between now and 2030, will make the car more intelligent and intuitive.
Other Tags:  Key Technologies 

Computers are coming for 47% of our jobs

By Rick Nelson on September, 2013 [0]
Computers are coming for our jobs, or at least nearly half of them, according to a paper from Oxford University.
Other Tags:  ATE 

Automotive Physical-Layer Compliance Testing

By Joel Woodward and Alex Bailes, Agilent Technologies on October, 2013 [201310]
BroadR-Reach is a high-speed automotive network standard that uses only one twisted pair and is verified by a standard-based compliance application.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Hardware-in-the-Loop Test Drives Development

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on October, 2013 [201310]
Every product development effort begins with a plan—traditionally, in the form of diagrams. But today, it's in the form of software representations.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Carnegie Mellon Creates Self-Driving Car Using Automotive-Grade Sensors

By Rick Nelson on September, 2013 [0]
Despite Conventional Appearance, Car Safely Navigates Highways and Congestion Without A Driver.
Other Tags:  News 

Renesas Reduces Cost, Improves Quality with Hybrid TestKompress/LogicBIST Solution

By Rick Nelson on September, 2013 [0]
Mentor Graphics hybrid test technology addresses safety critical test requirements defined by ISO 26262 standard.
Other Tags:  Software 

Apps, smart traffic signals complement EVs to save energy, commute time

By Rick Nelson on August, 2013 [0]
Electric vehicles are flashy and confer environmental cred, but traffic and navigation apps and smart-road technologies may do more to cut energy use.
Other Tags:  Key Technologies 

Tesla safety rating perhaps not all it's cracked up to be

By Rick Nelson on August, 2013 [0]
Tesla Motors touted its 5-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), but some believe Tesla's claim not all it's cracked up to be.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Considerations When Specifying a DC Power Supply

By Bill Martin, AMETEK Programmable Power on September, 2013 [201309]
When choosing a programmable DC supply, specs are important, but so are form factor, control needs, and even what accessories are available.
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

Wireless electric vehicles take Gumi City citizens on 24-km roundtrip

By Rick Nelson on August, 2013 [0]
As Elon Musk presents his Hyperloop plan and demonstrates a fast battery-swapping, KAIST is pursuing a less flashy but nevertheless impressive transportation innovation. As a result, Gumi City in South Korea is providing its citizens with Online Electric Vehicle public transportation.
Other Tags:  Key Technologies 

Volkswagen Trainees First in U.S. to Receive German Apprenticeship Certificate

By Rick Nelson on August, 2013 [0]
Twelve trainees of the Automation Mechatronics Program at Volkswagen in Chattanooga, TN, have passed their final exam and will be the first U.S. students to receive an official graduation certificate from the DIHK and AHK USA.
Other Tags:  News 

Exa, Tata Motors, and the Royal College of Art Collaborate

By Rick Nelson on August, 2013 [0]
Exa Corp. recently joined forces with the Tata Motors European Technical Center Plc and the Royal College of Art to educate post-graduate automotive-design students on the importance of simulation-driven design.
Other Tags:  Software 

Wineman Technology Simplifies Test-Cell Control

By Rick Nelson on August, 2013 [0]
New Version of Integrated Test Cell Platform Offers Streamlined Test Configuration Tools for Dynamometer, Servo Hydraulic, and Test Cell Applications.
Other Tags:  Software 

Alfamation Debuts LVDS Test Modules and SuperNova 2013 Software

By Rick Nelson on August, 2013 [0]
Alfamation chose NIWeek to release 3 new PXI-based FlexMedia AMX modules for automotive high-speed serial LVDS testing, and it debuted a new version of its graphical configuration-based automated test environment.
Other Tags:  Software 

CertifiGroup Provides IPX9K Ingress Protection Testing

By Rick Nelson on August, 2013 [0]
CertifiGroup announced it is one of North America's first ISO 17025-accredited laboratories to offer IPX9K testing for automotive products. The new Ingress Protection testing in accordance with IPX9K allows manufacturers to certify equipment and enclosures for outdoor or harsh environments.
Other Tags:  Environmental Test 

Diesels vie for respect in an electric-vehicle world

By Rick Nelson on July, 2013 [0]
Electric vehicles seem to get the publicity and the government perks, but the seemingly retrograde diesel might be a worthy recipient of energy-efficiency accolades and public largesse.
Other Tags:  Key Technologies 

Getting Your EV on the Road Quickly

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on August, 2013 [201308]
Tesla Motors addressed a concern of EV skeptics with a new battery-swap capability that gets motorists back on the road in 90 seconds.
Other Tags:  Key Technologies 

U.S., European Union trade talks underway

By Rick Nelson on July, 2013 [0]
Talks are underway regarding a U.S. and European Union free-trade agreement, despite earlier concerns that the talks would be suspended over accusations that the U.S. had tapped EU offices.
Other Tags:  Ricks Blog 

Americans may have passed peak-driving point

By Rick Nelson on July, 2013 [0]
Even as hybrid and electric vehicles offer an increasing array of motoring alternatives, we may have passed the point of peak driving.
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

Tesla battery-swap faster than gassing up

By Rick Nelson on June, 2013 [0]
Tesla Motors address a key concern of electric-car skeptics last week with a demonstration of a battery-swap capability that gets motorists back on the road in 90 seconds-vs. 30 minutes or more for about 200 miles worth of charge from the company's superchargers.
Other Tags:  Ricks Blog 

Cost of Test Reduction Through Optimized Asset Utilization

By John Wilcox, Teradyne on July, 2013 [201307]
Test engineers can use both concurrent and multisite test methodologies to determine the most cost-effective allocation of resources.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

TÜV Rheinland Helps Customers Reach Global Markets

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor, and Deborah Beebe, Managing Editor on July, 2013 [201307]
TÜV Rheinland's CEO talks about the company's focus on consumer electronics, photovoltaics, smart grids, and the pending the EU-U.S. trade agreement.
Other Tags:  Test Labs / Services 

500-V Power Supply Fills Out Programmable DC Line

By Rick Nelson on June, 2013 [0]
SG is suitable for testing hybrid electric vehicle components, photovoltaic (PV) inverters, certification lab and general test and measurement requirements.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Yokogawa Enhances 8-channel Mixed-signal Oscilloscope

By Rick Nelson on June, 2013 [0]
Enhancements to the Yokogawa DLM4000 Series of 8-channel mixed-signal oscilloscopes include the L16 option, which adds 16 extra channels of logic, plus upgraded firmware for power measurements and serial-bus testing.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Tesla founder prefers Hyperloop to bullet train

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on June, 2013 [0]
Want to get from Los Angeles to San Francisco real fast? Elon Musk has a solution, and it doesn't involve a Tesla S.
Other Tags:  Ricks Blog 

Omega Introduces Thermistor Probes with M12 Connectors

By Rick Nelson on May, 2013 [0]
The TH-21 Series thermistor probes from Omega are constructed with a glass encapsulated thermistor element, which enhances stability and accuracy.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Whole-Body Vibration Testing Using LXI Devices

By Ellen Harpin, LXI Consortium on June, 2013 [201306]
Ethernet-based LXI devices can facilitate the performance of vibration testing in accordance with ISO standards.
Other Tags:  LXI/PXI/VXI 

MicroAutoBox II Adds Multistage Watchdog Mechanism

By Rick Nelson on May, 2013 [0]
The dSPACE MicroAutoBox II compact prototyping system now has a multistage watchdog mechanism that performs run-time monitoring with configurable timeout behavior.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Removing Electric Vehicle Roadblocks

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on June, 2013 [201306]
The financial plight of Fisker Automotive has prompted unwarranted complaints about electric vehicles and the road toward perfecting the technology.
Other Tags:  Key Technologies 

Sorensen SG 1000V DC Power Supply Supports High-Voltage Applications

By Rick Nelson on May, 2013 [0]
AMETEK Programmable Power has extended its Sorensen SG Series high-power DC power-supply line with the introduction of the new SG 1000V, which can supply up to 1,000 VDC. It can test photovoltaic (PV) inverters and electric vehicles.
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Simulation Tool Supports Efficient Suspension Design and Analysis

By Rick Nelson on May, 2013 [0]
dSpace virtualized vehicle test bench for analyzing wheel suspensions offers convenient graphical design and comprehensive automation and analysis functions.
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Electric vehicle post is EE-News reader favorite

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on May, 2013 [0]
Commentary on electric vehicle technology was the most popular item among readers of Wednesday's EE-News, EE-Evaluation Engineering's weekly email newsletter.
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Electric vehicle technology doesn't need roadblocks

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on April, 2013 [0]
The financial problems of Fisker Automotive have prompted needless complaints about electric vehicles and the road we are taking toward perfecting the technology.
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Moore's Law Drives Data Acquisition

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on April, 2013 [0]
Moore's law has driven data-acquisition advances to yield systems like NI CompactDAQ and NI CompactRIO, HBM's QuantumX CX22W, Yokogawa's WE7000, and Graphtec's GL900.
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Fire Protection Engineers Address Li-ion Safety

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on May, 2013 [201305]
The technical director of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers discusses Li-ion battery safety issues and concerns in a variety of applications areas.
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Micrel Offers Voltage Supervisor with Watchdog, Manual Reset, and Dual Outputs

By Rick Nelson on April, 2013 [0]
Micrel Microprocessor Supervisor Improves Accuracy of Power Supply Monitoring, Reduces Solution Size Up to 70%, Cuts Current Consumption Up to 75%
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Talking, seeing cars poised to evolve into autonomous vehicles

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on April, 2013 [0]
A report suggests how rapidly autonomous-vehicle technologies are being adopted, although one observer says the outcome of standards battles could affect the adoption of V2X technologies.
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Cars with Eyes: Automotive Applications Drive Growth of Embedded Vision Market

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on April, 2013 [0]
Automotive applications such as lane-departure warning and self-parking will be major growth drivers of the market for embedded vision, says IHS.
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Global Specialties releases autonomous robot vehicle

By Rick Nelson on April, 2013 [0]
The RP6v2 is an economical autonomous mobile robot system that provides an introduction to the world of robotics for beginners as well as experienced electronics and software developers.
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Charting the Automotive Future

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on April, 2013 [201304]
The automobile has a bright future, but reinvention will be a key—and the road will not be without obstacles.
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Cognex Introduces Entry-Level Color Vision System

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on March, 2013 [0]
Cognex Corp. has introduced the In-Sight 7010C, an entry-level color vision system that can distinguish parts by color.
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Mentor Announces Flowmaster Thermal Analysis Tool

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on March, 2013 [0]
Mentor Graphics announced several new capabilities for its Flowmaster simulation software for thermo-fluid systems.
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Active Balancer Maximizes Battery-Stack Capacity Recovery

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on March, 2013 [0]
Linear Technology announced the LTC3300-1 high-efficiency bidirectional multicell battery balancer for equalizing cell state of charge (SoC) in a series-connected battery stack.
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Agilent Offers Comprehensive Compliance Testing for MOST and BroadR-Reach

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on March, 2013 [0]
Agilent has introduced compliance testing support for MOST (Media-Oriented Systems Transport) and BroadR-Reach standards used in automotive applications.
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Professor and former GM exec charts bright automotive future with transformational change

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on February, 2013 [0]
The automobile has a bright future, but significant reinvention will be a key to that future, according to Dr. Larry Burns, Professor of Engineering at the University of Michigan.
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Simulation and Modeling Aid Prototype Development

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on March, 2013 [201303]
Software vendors offer simulation, modeling, and real-time-testing tools serving applications from electric motor control to software-defined radio.
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Tesla vs. NYT feud sheds little light on EV future

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on February, 2013 [0]
Elon Musk of Tesla released vehicle datalogs in response to an unfavorable review by New York Times reporter John M. Broder, who has now responded.
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Tesla's Musk releases datalogs for NYT test drive

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on February, 2013 [0]
Perhaps you have been following the dispute between the New York Times and Tesla Motors about a reporter's test drive of a Tesla S in cold weather.
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Automotive Testing Expo

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on February, 2013 [0]
Automotive Testing Expo
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Sensor Offers Magnetic Field Fluctuation Measurement

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on February, 2013 [0]
Measurement Specialtiesreleased the KMA36, a digital position sensor for precise rotational and incremental measurement of magnetic field fluctuations.
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AVnu Alliance and UNH-IOL launch certification program

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on February, 2013 [0]
The AVnu Alliance and the University of New Hampshire Interoperability Lab (UNH-IOL) launched an AVnu Bridge Certification program at UNH-IOL.
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dSPACE Simulates Ethernet Networks of ECUs in Real Time

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on February, 2013 [0]
dSPACE is claiming to be the first company to enable the real-time simulation of service-oriented communication in Ethernet networks of ECUs.
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The robots are coming, and they're looking for jobs

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on February, 2013 [0]
Robotics and related technologies may be driving inequality as robots compete with skilled and unskilled workers.
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Ticketing Autonomous Vehicles

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on February, 2013 [201302]
With the likelihood of autonomous vehicles on public roads this year, it's time to define the rules of the road for this new transportation.
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It's time to clarify autonomous-vehicle laws

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on January, 2013 [0]
Autonomous cars' future will depend in part on the efforts of legislators to promote—or at least define the rules of the road for—the new vehicles.
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Expo focuses on automotive test

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on October, 2012 [0]
Data acquisition, data management, HiL test, and environmental test were all subjects under investigation at the Automotive Testing Expo.
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Mild Hybridization Could Boost Automotive Efficiency

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on November, 2012 [0]
Micro and mild hybridization technologies hold promise for improving automotive efficiency, says Nick Pascoe, CEO of Controlled Power Technologies.
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Goepel Extends VarioTAP to Fujitsu and Infineon Devices

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on November, 2012 [0]
Goepel debuted VarioTAP model libraries for Fujitsu Graphical Display Controllers (GDC) and Infineon AUDO microcontrollers.
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Cars talk safety in Ann Arbor

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on August, 2012 [0]
Getting cars talking to one another and to infrastructure could be a boon to safety.
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Kistler Announces Lightweight Miniature Accelerometers

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on October, 2012 [0]
Kistler has announced the availability of lightweight miniature accelerometers for automotive component durability testing.
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Trends for Microcontroller Device Testing

By Jeremy Campbell, Teradyne on January, 2012 [201201]
This article discusses in detail the application of power supplies that trade voltage for current within a maximum power envelope to ensure the optimum power source for each DUT pin.
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From Images to Movement, Devices Catch Data

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on January, 2012 [201201]
Innovative sensors measure a variety of parameters from pressure, temperature, and acceleration to ECG and EEG signals generated by the human body. The devices range from venerable RTDs to innovative MEMS-based devices.
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Mentor Touts Acquisition and Collaboration

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on January, 2012 [201201]
Mentor Graphics Corp. has announced that it has acquired the Flowmaster Group, a provider of 1D computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation software for system design.
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Chroma Systems Solutions Acquires QuadTech

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on January, 2012 [201201]
Chroma Systems Solutions Inc. (CSS) has announced the acquisition of the primary assets of Massachusetts-based QuadTech Inc., a provider of electrical safety test equipment and systems.
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Agilent Debuts High-Power Modules for N6700

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on January, 2012 [201201]
Seven high-power modules for Agilent's N6700 modular power system expand the ability of test-system integrators and R&D engineers to deliver multiple channels of high power (up to 500 w) to devices under test.
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Instruments Speed Compliance Tests

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on February, 2012 [201202]
Formal certification can take place in a laboratory dedicated to the task, but product developers themselves can speed the approval process.
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Does manufacturing need special help?

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on February, 2012 [0]
Recently released figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show a predicted loss of 73,000 manufacturing jobs over the period from 2010 and 2020.
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Boosting Semiconductor Yield and ROI

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on March, 2012 [201203]
IDMs and fabless semiconductor firms are turning to software tools to boost yields and get products to market in volume quickly.
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Extech Supports Borescope Inspection Video Web Sharing

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on March, 2012 [0]
Extech announced its BRD10 Wireless USB Video Receiver, which enables Extech borescopes to behave like a wireless webcam for real-time inspection video streaming over the web.
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In-car Ethernet Enters the Road

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on March, 2012 [0]
The Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST) automotive multimedia network is now making its way into the car.
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Can Lego lead the way to manufacturing renaissance?

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on May, 2012 [0]
Is the U.S. economy poised for a boom? Two trends—increasing energy production and a manufacturing recovery hold significant promise.
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NI Establishes Vision Specialty for Alliance Partner Network

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on May, 2012 [0]
National Instruments has announced the Vision Specialty for NI Alliance Partner Network, whose members specialize in imaging and vision systems.
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Memory, Processor, Transceiver Testing Gets Boost

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on May, 2012 [201205]
Tektronix has new initiatives related to DDR3 logic debug and protocol validation, PCIe and MIPI M-PHY support, and MHL test and joined the MOST Cooperation.
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Modular Market Drives a Disruptive Change

By Larry Desjardin, Modular Methods on May, 2012 [201205]
In this article, an industry expert argues that the pace of adoption is accelerating, resulting in truly disruptive change.
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Agilent Debuts Oscilloscope CAN Eye-Diagram Mask Testing

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on May, 2012 [0]
Agilent Technologies Inc. has introduced the DSOX3AUTO option, which it calls the oscilloscope industry's first eye-diagram mask testing capability for the differential Controller Area Network serial bus.
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IPC and JPCA Develop Standard for Printed Electronics Industry

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on July, 2012 [0]
In a joint effort, IPC and JPCA have released the first operational-level standard for the rapidly evolving printed-electronics industry.
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Linear Technology Devices Power Mars Curiosity Rover

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on August, 2012 [0]
Linear Technology Corp. announced today that its products are playing a key role in the Mars rover launched by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).
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OPEN Alliance and UNH-IOL Address Evolution of Connected Car

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on August, 2012 [0]
UNH-IOL announced the launch of the Automotive Ethernet Consortium, enabling semiconductor companies to address requirements of the automotive industry for in-vehicle networking.
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Machine Vision Focuses on Standards and Integration

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on September, 2012 [201209]
Emerging vision standards under the auspices of the AIA are promising increased speeds and flexibility for machine-vision systems.
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Conducting Power Line EMC Tests

By Tom Lecklider, Senior Technical Editor on September, 2012 [201209]
LISN and ferrite absorbing clamps are required to make accurate and safe conducted power line measurements.
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Maintaining a Set Course

By Tom Lecklider, Senior Technical Editor on September, 2012 [201209]
MEMS devices and GPS data are essential for inertial navigation systems that place stringent demands on sensors.
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Bake-n-Shake Top Test Topics

By Tom Lecklider, Senior Technical Editor on October, 2012 [201210]
Temperature, vibration, and shock top the list of environmental testing topics covered by EE in the last 50 years
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Embedded Test Complements Boundary Scan

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on October, 2012 [201210]
Companies specializing in circuit board and system design-for-test (DFT) tools are pursuing a variety of strategies to serve test and debug applications.
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Test Is Hot Topic at Compatibility Show

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on July, 2012 [201207]
The 2012 IEEE Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility will include workshops and tutorials, technical presentations, and vendor exhibits.
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Accelerating the study of potential automotive electronics failures

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on January, 2012 [201201]
NRC concludes NHTSA, based on investigating unattended acceleration in Toyotas, is ill-equipped to evaluate automotive electronics.
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Instruments, Software Drive Serial Bus Success

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on October, 2012 [201210]
When debugging and troubleshooting automotive serial buses, you can choose from a variety of test-system configurations.
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Yokogawa Debuts Eight-Channel Mixed-Signal Oscilloscope

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on October, 2012 [0]
Yokogawa introduced the DLM4000 eight-channel mixed-signal oscilloscope.
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Hypercentric Lenses Suit Component Inspection

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on October, 2012 [0]
Edmund Optics TECHSPEC Hypercentric Lensesare suited for inspecting parts and components in a variety of machine-vision applications.
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