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Operational Safety

03/29/2015 by garuda777
Hi Gents, Here i would like to ask a question that can we use our plant maintenance computer for our normal office use? If the answer is no, what is...
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Last comment 03/31/2015 by dvmdsc

Tuning in Radios

03/27/2015 by Durga prasad
Why the capcitor is tuned instead of inductor in a radio, To receive the signal from the transmitter.
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Views: 58, Comments: 4
Last comment 03/29/2015 by SimpleMind

Can This be Possible?

03/26/2015 by John2012x
I am working on my year end project for my course and I am wonder if this is possible. any system I could use like AM, IR, FM...
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Last comment 03/27/2015 by redfred

Amplifiers with AC Biasing Voltage

03/23/2015 by Lokeshloki
Generally in amplifiers dc biasing is used. What happens if ac biasing is used? I mean ac voltage of 9 to 12v from a stepdown transformer.
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Last comment 03/25/2015 by Andy Germany

Oscillator With AC Power

03/18/2015 by Lokeshloki
What happens if we give ac power to power up the oscillator circuit instead of dc power??
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Last comment 03/24/2015 by PWSlack
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Electronic Product Design

80 blog entries, 301 comments (0 Viewing)

Consuming a Little Power to Save a Lot

03/24/2015 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
As the number of wireless Internet-connected devices soars, so does overall power consumption. Analysts predict that the number of connected devic...
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Magnetic Graphene Leads to Multi-functional Devices

03/08/2015 by Chelsey H
Inducing magnetism in graphene has been accomplished by doping it with magnetic impurities, but the process disrupts graphene's electrical proper...
Views: 101, Comments: 0

Electrostatic Discharge - More Than Meets the Eye

02/26/2015 by sanasyed24
In winters, we may experience electrostatic discharge (ESD) or shock by shaking hands with someone or touching a metal doorknob after walking on a c...
Views: 184, Comments: 2
Last comment 03/08/2015 by lyn
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Acoustics & Audio Technology

75 blog entries, 600 comments (0 Viewing)

When Computers Compose Music

03/18/2015 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Audio experts like to stay abreast of the latest developments in sound systems, but this article probes an equally fascinating topic: Who creates the...
Views: 95, Comments: 1
Last comment 03/20/2015 by Wal

Audio's Year-end Idea Harvest

01/22/2015 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
As even this small sampling shows, 2014 closed with a wide array of new audio technology. Indie film producers will welcome the Tentacle Sync, a black...
Views: 142, Comments: 0

Audience Builds for Immersive Sound

11/18/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
This fall brings more signs that immersive sound is becoming a reality, not just in cinemas, but in home theater, too. This article explains the equip...
Views: 124, Comments: 0
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Display Technologies

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CES 2015: A Feast for the Senses

03/07/2015 by Chelsey H
From 8K LEDs to a 120 in. 4K behemoth, manufacturers sought to prove "the bigger, the better," - at least in terms of resolution and screen size -...
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Getting Signals to the Screen Faster

01/24/2015 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
As screens get bigger, more bendy, and increase in resolution, one challenge remains. How do you get the signal to the screen in the most efficient...
Views: 178, Comments: 1
Last comment 01/26/2015 by Alex. Roman

4K Ultra HD Overtakes CEDIA

10/27/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Media pundits agree; 4K ruled the show floor at this year's CEDIA Expo, held last month at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. This article...
Views: 245, Comments: 0
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Networking & Communications

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Home Network Troubleshooting

03/05/2015 by cheme_wordsmithy
A couple months ago I moved out of an apartment into my first house. One of the first things I did after moving in was buy a wireless router and have...
Views: 180, Comments: 5
Last comment 03/06/2015 by 8320

Internet of Things - An Inflecting Vision

02/18/2015 by sanasyed24
The "Internet of Things" is not a new term, but most of us may have heard about it now because this concept has significantly extended to a vision...
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Preserving Net Neutrality with a Space-Based Internet

11/12/2014 by HUSH
Several weeks ago I outlined the protocol for an internet doomsday. If there ever comes a day where the internet has been shut down or maliciously c...
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Views: 314, Comments: 45
Last comment 11/16/2014 by kramarat
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Data Acquisition

90 blog entries, 677 comments (0 Viewing)

The Best Network Protocol for Your Plant

03/05/2015 by Chelsey H
Process engineers face a complicated challenge as the Internet of Things becomes a reality: They must efficiently route data from process instrume...
Views: 71, Comments: 0

Wrestling with the Internet of Things

01/07/2015 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Consider it the ultimate data acquisition challenge: Extend network communication to every single "thing" in the world, and sensor-equip each of them...
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The Humanization of Automation Interfaces

12/03/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Automation system human-machine interfaces (HMIs) serve as the portals through which operators manage equipment and processes and communicate with...
Views: 154, Comments: 0
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Electronic Components

98 blog entries, 636 comments (0 Viewing)

Carbon Nanoballs Cut Energy Losses in Cables

02/23/2015 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Studies have shown that to achieve sustainable energy systems of the future, losses during electric power transmission must be curtailed. In collabora...
Views: 157, Comments: 5
Last comment 02/25/2015 by redfred

China Invests Billions to Grow Semiconductor Industry

02/16/2015 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
For the past 25 years, China has been struggling to become a recognized producer of semiconductor chips. But, it has not given up. In the latest i...
Views: 135, Comments: 2
Last comment 02/17/2015 by tcmtech

Nanopores Enable Battery Miniaturization

12/12/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Engineers at the University of Maryland have invented a single tiny structure that includes all the components of a battery. They believe that thi...
Views: 219, Comments: 2
Last comment 12/13/2014 by jhhassociates
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Wireless Technology Blog

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Wireless Charging - Increased Accessibility and Convenience

02/22/2015 by sanasyed24
Wireless charging, also known as wireless power transfer or inductive charging, involves electric current transmission between a power source and a...
Views: 196, Comments: 12
Last comment 02/24/2015 by phph001

Top Trends for Mobile

02/21/2015 by Chelsey H
Driving Mobile Innovations (DMI) is the world's leading provider of enterprise mobility services and solutions. For the past 5 years they have gener...
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Processors Get Better Data from Wireless Sensors

02/04/2015 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Decreasing costs are enabling the process industry to install wireless sensor networks on equipment to ensure safer and more reliable operations....
Views: 112, Comments: 0
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Light & Laser Blog

122 blog entries, 1044 comments (0 Viewing)


01/26/2015 by CR4 Guest Author
Imagine you are going out with your shy single friend to a party, he / she is talking to a nice potential match, but your friend starts to melt down....
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Last comment 01/27/2015 by Hilton

Lighting Manufacturers Flock to LEDs

12/22/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Amid falling revenues for incandescent and even halogen bulbs, lighting manufacturers are ditching conventional products for solid-state lamps and...
Views: 206, Comments: 0

Consumer Apps to Push Adaptive Optics to $40.7 Billion

07/31/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Once strictly a curiosity in astronomical instruments, adaptive optics has become big business and it's poised to get even bigger, according to a...
Views: 507, Comments: 5
Last comment 08/02/2014 by Rixter
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Solutions for Industrial Computing

183 blog entries, 737 comments (0 Viewing)

Matrix Cloud Support or Run down a Rabbit Hole?

01/15/2015 by CR4 Guest Author
The decision on how to provide software systems support for your employees requires careful consideration regarding the benefits and disadvantages...
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Last comment 01/17/2015 by RG2
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Appliance Technology

68 blog entries, 503 comments (0 Viewing)

Wearables' Power Deficit

11/08/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
By 2018, more than 112 million wearable devices will enter the market. Unfortunately, the power/performance profile of wearables remains much lowe...
Views: 259, Comments: 3
Last comment 11/11/2014 by Tornado

Why 3D Printing is Manufacturing's Game Changer

10/21/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Today, additive manufacturing is being used to print everything from metal parts to human tissue. The benefits of 3D printing impact all industrie...
Views: 310, Comments: 0

New U.S. Efficiency Standards Set to Start

09/16/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
HVAC Manufacturers have been noticing a disturbing trend. Next year, new U.S. efficiency standards kick in for both heating pumps and air conditio...
Views: 363, Comments: 2
Last comment 09/19/2014 by BIN95
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AM Broadcasting: A Rebirth?

01/17/2014 posted in The Engineer's Notebook
by Jonathan Fuller
Picture this: you're an 8 year old on a Friday night in 1933, cross-legged on the floor next to your hulking, overheating Zenith console, impatientl...
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3 Lessons from the Mobile Phone

04/26/2013 posted in Speaking of Precision
by Milo
It has been 40 years since Motorola engineer Marty Cooper called a colleague at a rival company from his "real cellular phone." That was 1983. 40 yea...
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Datasheets360 Introduction & Tour

03/14/2013 posted in IHS Product Design Blog
by SavvyExacta
IHS GlobalSpec recently launched two new websites. The sites, Electronics360 and Datasheets360, provide resources for the electronics industry and a...
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Electronics360 Introduction & Tour

03/14/2013 posted in IHS Product Design Blog
by SavvyExacta
IHS GlobalSpec recently launched two new websites. The sites, Electronics360 and Datasheets360, provide resources for the electronics industry and a...
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Do You Need Downtime When You Are Off-duty?

01/04/2012 posted in Semiconductor & MEMS Fabrication
Do you carry a company cellphone? BlackBerry? e-mail? Does your company maintain contact with you outside of work hours or otherwise intrude on what i...
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Last comment 01/06/2012 by Wal

Is Your Smartphone Smart Enough?

12/07/2011 posted in Semiconductor & MEMS Fabrication
Once upon a time, your gadget arsenal included a camera, a laptop, an appointment book, a GPS and other such accoutrements in addition to your cellpho...
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