Keysight data-acquisition system with 800kSa/s sampling rate at RS

RS Components has introduced the DAQ973A data-acquisition system from Keysight, a three-slot modular mainframe unit with a choice of nine plug-in modules and a sampling rate of 800kSa/s. Keysight has re-used the measurement engine from its test and measurement equipment inside the DAQ973A for modular flexibility and universal inputs with built-in signal conditioning. The unit ...

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UPS and Wingcopter develop parcel delivery drone

UPS and  Wingcopter of Darmstadt are to build delivery drones with a range of 75 miles and a top speed of 150mph. ‘Drone delivery is not a one-size-fits-all operation,’ says UPS’s Bala Ganesh, ‘our collaboration with Wingcopter helps pave the way for us to start drone delivery service in new use-cases.’ UPS has a project ...

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Robot ankle is better than springs

A motorised ankle exoskeleton has made running easier, even easier than assistive springs Appropriately powered by a motor, the exoskeleton reduced the energy cost of running by 15% compared with running without the exoskeleton, according to Stanford University, where the research took place. Whereas if the exoskeleton was powered to mimic a spring, running was ...

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TDK adds lower power option to EZA series with 2500W dc-dc converter

TDK has introduced the EZA2500W-32048 bi-directional dc-dc converter model to its EZA series, following the 11kW variant released last year. The high voltage range now covers 260-400Vdc and the lower voltage 36-65Vdc. The operating temperature is -10 to 50°C. Double sided protective board coating and long-life dust resistant fans have also been included. The output ...

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DSP: Inverse chirp z-transform, where it works and doesn’t work

The inverse chirp z-transform (ICZT) can be used with chirp contours that perform partial or multiple revolutions on the unit circle, according to engineers at Iowa State University. Last year, Iowa State engineers Alexander Stoytchev and Vladimir Sukhoy created a closed-form solution for the ICZT, which generalises the inverse fast Fourier transform (IFFT) off the ...

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VCs use coronavirus as excuse to exploit startups

VCs are using the coronavirus as an opportunity to exploit startups, according the Business Insider. BI quotes a startup founder saying thar his investors would only inject new funds if a lower valuation was accepted. The founder is quoted as saying: “Valuation discussions have been ridiculous; it’s like they are trying to ***** us.”  Matt Clifford, ...

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Renesas PLC IC chosen by Panasonic for railway lighting system

Panasonic has adopted Renesas’ R9A06G037 PLC IC for its railway platform lighting control system. Panasonic and East Japan Railway Company jointly developed the system using G3-PLC, a narrowband standard (10-450kHz) for outdoor use.  PLC makes it possible to transmit control signals over power lines, allowing operators to adjust the brightness and colour of lighting fixtures ...

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Home kit to determine coronavirus immunity

Amazon will be delivering millions of finger-prick coronavirus testing kits to people if they are found to be accurate in tests being done this week. The kits will go first to NHS other critical workers and will then be made available to the general public. The kits will determine whether or not a person is ...

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