The NI CVS-1459RT is a small, rugged vision system with a quad-core Intel Atom processor and two dedicated USB 3.0 ports for USB3 Vision cameras. It is programmed with either LabVIEW system design software or Vision Builder for Automated Inspection (AI).
LPKF, in cooperation with Slovenian company Aresis and the University of Ljubljana, is developing processes for structuring of microcomponents. Maskless UV laser direct imaging (LDI) of photosensitive polymers (photoresists) offers advantages over classic mask projection techniques.
Interworld Electronics has released the ETH-DIO Series 48-line ethernet digital I/O board. The series features 48 or 24 industrial-strength, high-current TTL digital I/O lines that can be remotely connected to any ethernet network.
MathWorks has announced the latest version of MATLAB, which includes an updated graphics system, big data capabilities and improved collaboration features for packaging and sharing code and for source control integration. With these capabilities, engineers and scientists in major industries can more easily analyse and visualise their data.
Altium supports the ARM Cortex-M development community through its TASKING VX-toolset for ARM, consisting of an Eclipse-based IDE, C and C++ compiler, multicore ready linker, simulator, in-circuit debugger and Software Platform, which enables the developer to complete the application with RTOS and a wide range of middleware components.
RS Components has available a professional-quality digital camera that enables electricians and maintenance professionals to quickly achieve high-accuracy inspections in difficult-to-reach locations to check equipment and cables for corrosion, leaks, damage, broken parts or blockages.
The Optilia is a professional, high-definition inspection camera microscope with optical zoom and autofocus. Together with any of the company's articulated boom or XY-stands, the system offers full control over a large working area for ergonomic and fast visual inspection work.
Altium has announced an addition to its Tasking C compiler solutions for automotive application development, providing support for RH850 architecture from Renesas Electronics. The RH850 is an automotive microcontroller family offering high performance balanced with low power consumption over a wide and scalable range of products.
Stockit is a management and planning software tool designed to automate the task of inventory control and production kitting. It is a fully integrated stock control and parts listing program, able to automatically determine part shortages and generate the necessary quotation requests and purchase orders.
The more cores - or processing units - a computer chip has, the bigger the problem of communication between cores becomes.
Emerson Network Power is working with Facebook to design and deploy the company's second data centre building in Luleå, Sweden.
Toshiba's Semiconductor & Storage Products Company has launched the MD03ACA-V series high-capacity hard disk drives (HDDs) for surveillance applications. The 3.5″ HDDs are available in capacities up to 4 TB.