MVTec presents new concept feature at embedded world DIGITAL

MVTec Software will be presenting its product portfolio at embedded world DIGITAL from March 1 to 5, 2021. Visitors to the virtual industry meeting can learn about the features of current and future releases of HALCON and MERLIC and can discuss with MVTec experts – conveniently from their PC. Embedded …

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Emitech Group on the road to test the vehicles of today and tomorrow

The Emitech Group has just acquired Vitesco Technologies’ technical centre in Osny. This new test centre reinforces the Emitech Group’s testing capabilities, in particular for the validation of all vehicle technologies and more specifically its powertrain. With its development experts, its three engine test benches, its climate chamber and its …

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Contrinex Smart Inductives provide affordable high-precision position control

Automation engineers often face a three-way balancing act when designing equipment, trying to maximise speed and accuracy while keeping cost at acceptable levels. Position control is no exception – high-performance systems typically rely on linear or rotary encoders to deliver the required positional accuracy, and these can be expensive, particularly …

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Pickering Interfaces launches industry’s highest bandwidth general purpose PXI matrix

Pickering Interfaces has launched the industry’s highest bandwidth general purpose PXI matrix. Available in 16×8, 2-pole, or high-density 32×8, 2-pole switching configurations, the matrix modules offer bandwidths ranging from 35MHz to 70MHz depending upon path selected and a VSWR <1.5:1 to 85MHz. The modules are in two-slot PXI (model 40-588) …

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Formaldehyde sensing made easy

Sensirion has launched its new formaldehyde sensor module, the SFA30. The SFA30’s innovative electrochemical cell design, dedicated electronics including an onboard Sensirion humidity and temperature sensor, and advanced algorithms, enables highly reliable and selective formaldehyde detection at very low concentrations. This new sensor thus targets the appliance market focusing on …

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As Electric Vehicle sales grow, so to does the requirement for robust charging enclosures

As e-mobility demand increases year-on-year, a corresponding requirement is placed on supporting infrastructure, primarily the charging point. Protecting the charging points against adverse weather or impact damage is vital to maintaining safe and reliable charging, which puts enclosures at centre stage. Here, Chris Lloyd, Managing Director at Spelsberg, explains the …

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Metrology partnership brings vision to CMM market

Vision Engineering has announced that it is partnering with metrology innovator Aberlink, to add the first contact-only measurement system, DELTRON, to its range of metrology systems. Designed for robustness, reliability, affordability and ease of use, Deltron is a shop floor hardened non-Cartesian CMM with an innovative delta robotic mechanism, known …

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VIAVI releases 2021 updates to the Test Suite for O-RAN Specifications

VIAVI Solutions has released updates to its industry-first Test Suite for O-RAN Specifications. The O-RAN ALLIANCE’s specifications for open radio access networks are being adopted by operators and equipment manufacturers worldwide, to reduce infrastructure costs and lower the barrier to entry for new product innovation. The test suite has been …

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‘Was there life on Mars?’ UK scientists play key part in NASA mission to red planet

This evening after a seven-month journey, NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover, a scientific laboratory the size of a car, will make its final descent to the Red Planet to begin its search for traces of life. The rover’s mission – backed by the UK government – is to explore and collect …

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Connecting the front line

In military and defence applications, speed is crucial. Whether that is the response time of deployed soldiers or the speed at which information is communicated from the field to outposts or command centres. Increasingly, embedded edge systems are used to collect, analyse and communicate data from the field in real-time …

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