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Advantech and BrainCreators announce an edge solution for visual inspection and observation

BrainCreators and Advantech have announced an edge solution for automating visual inspection and observation. The end-to-end solution will combine the edge computing technology of Advantech with the BrainMatter platform for intelligent automation based on AI. This allows BrainMatter to perform automated tasks on-the-edge of innovative Internet of Things (IoT) devices …

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Paragraf and NPL demonstrate that Paragraf’s graphene Hall Effect sensors are ready for high-radiation applications

Paragraf has demonstrated the ability of its graphene Hall Effect sensors to withstand high levels of radiation. The discovery, based on testing from the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), proves that ‘unpackaged’ Hall Effect sensors can be used in high-radiation environments such as space. The project was funded by Innovate UK, …

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Microchip partners with machine learning software leaders to simplify AI-at-the-Edge design

Microchip Technology has partnered with Cartesiam, Edge Impulse and Motion Gestures to simplify ML implementation at the edge using the company’s ARM Cortex based 32-bit micro-controllers and microprocessors in its MPLAB X Integrated Development Environment (IDE). Bringing the interface to these partners’ software and solutions into its design environment uniquely …

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AMA Association reports industry development in the second quarter of 2020

The AMA Association for Sensors and Measurement (AMA) recently polled its approximately 450 members about economic development in the second quarter. According to their own statements, the industry generated a drop in sales of eight percent in the second quarter compared to the previous quarter. It is interesting to note that …

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Novel virus-based colourimetric sensor can show true colours of airborne threats

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has shown that the world needs technology that can quickly and accurately identify invisible dangers, including harmful substances or airborne environmental pollutants. Colourimetric sensors – devices that intuitively reveal information about their environment through colour changes – are an attractive option in this regard. But, for …

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Servomex publishes paper comparing key technologies for UHP gas analysis in the semiconductor industry

Servomex has published its latest expert paper, which compares gas chromatography using plasma emissions detectors (GC-PED) with atmospheric pressure ionization mass spectrometry (APIMS) for ultra-high-purity (UHP) gas analysis in the semiconductor industry. Mass Spectrometry and Gas Chromatography are both methods which offer ultra-trace gas analysis solutions for the quality assurance …

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Analog Devices introduces automotive industry’s first wireless battery management system for electric vehicles

Analog Devices has announced the industry’s first wireless battery management system (wBMS), which enables automotive manufacturers increased flexibility to scale their electric vehicle fleets into volume production across a wide range of vehicle classes. This is the first wireless battery management system available for production electric vehicles, and it will …

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Yaskawa and Phoenix Contact partner up for the PLCnext Technology open automation platform

The shared goal of Yaskawa, an industrial robotics and mechatronics manufacturer, and Phoenix Contact, a manufacturer of automation solutions, is to drive forward the transition away from proprietary solutions towards an open and future-proof ecosystem for industrial automation. Yaskawa, a leading company in this industry, has decided to use PLCnext Technology. …

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Cloud identified as the single most important solution to surviving and thriving in today’s “New Normal”

Industrial organisations are opting for Cloud, Digital Twin, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and automation technologies to address the complexities of today’s challenging macro-economic environment, according to AVEVA. At a recent virtual press panel, hosted by the company and moderated by Craig Resnick, Vice President, Consulting, ARC Advisory Group, industry leaders exchanged views on …

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