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Today's manufacturing companies face many pressures, including rising costs for raw materials, labor, and distribution, not to mention customer demands for higher quality at lower prices. Yet these... (View Full Article)
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According to Electric Power Research Institute, companies in some industries can lose as much as $6.45 million per hour of downtime, and a research report from Oracle states that for large companies,... (View Full Article)
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Faced with increasing global competition, evolving consumer and regulatory demands, and shrinking profit margins, con¬sumer companies are being forced to deliver a growing mix of different products... (View Full Article)
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It is no secret that the pharmaceutical industry is feeling intense pressure to transform their operations and the way that they do business around the world. Institutions that have manufactured... (View Full Article)
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Multicore processors have become the norm. This is true largely because, for the typical application, a processor spends about 75% of its time waiting for data. Decreases in the latency of memory have... (View Full Article)
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For the past few years, at GE we have seen multifunctional radar systems which need to perform much more sophisticated, computationally intensive algorithms - and to do so within limited space and... (View Full Article)
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Moving information between avionics subsystems on board an aircraft has never been more crucial, and it is here that electronic data transfer is playing a greater role than ever before. Since its... (View Full Article)
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At best, too many alarms can be a nuisance and deter productivity. But uncommon alarms requiring the correct emergency response can be dangerous, and even detrimental to your organization and... (View Full Article)
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This document provides an overview of ARINC 429 and other ARINC protocols. ARINC 429 is the most commonly used data bus for commercial and transport aircraft. This document explains the origins of the... (View Full Article)
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With increasing pressures for improved data throughput in telecommunications systems, developers are increasing data rates while mitigating risks through strategic hardware and software pairings.... (View Full Article)
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These days a Systems Engineer faces a number of issues when configuring and programming a complex, heterogeneous multiprocessor system for a Mil-Aero application.... (View Full Article)
(Mobile Computing)
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To some readers, the title of this paper may seem contradictory. Computer-On-Module (COM) technology is typically deployed in benign environments in applications such as kiosks, billboards, arcade... (View Full Article)
(Computer Peripherals)
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Military and aerospace computing has long enjoyed a symbiotic relationship with the consumer electronic market, each taking their turn at driving computing technology to the next highest level. The... (View Full Article)
(Communications Software)
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The development of a new computing system for a military and aerospace application is fraught with risks that could extend product time to market, drive up costs, or even derail the program... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition)
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Most technological improvements in the data acquisition arena over the last ten years have focused on improving the fidelity and accuracy of the acquired data, increasing the channel density on the... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition Products)
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There are several trends apparent in the data acquisition arena - analog to digital converter technology is improving, providing both improved bit resolution, and higher sampling rates. Combine this... (View Full Article)
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The "Smart Grid" has received much attention in the power and energy industry during the past few years, which has led the media and general public to overuse the term, increasing the ambiguity... (View Full Article)
(Industrial Computing)
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A Google search for "rugged computers" returns thousands of listings by companies claiming their computer products are "rugged," "toughened," or "hardened." How does a system designer know if any of... (View Full Article)
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One of the barriers to wider adoption of PCI Express®-based systems within the PICMG® xTCA architectures has been an issue that is inherent in the nature of PCI Express itself-namely support... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition Products)
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Industrial workflow digitizes and streamlines your production - from your work instructions and SOPs to corrective action and HACCP monitoring. You can integrate your business and production processes... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition)
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Global demand for oil and gas continues to increase, and exploration and production (E&P) companies are investing heavily, drilling in deeper waters and taking on greater financial and operational... (View Full Article)
(Signal Conditioning)
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Increasing vector engine to 256 bits doubles DSP compute capacity while reducing SWaP.... (View Full Article)
(Computer Peripherals)
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Virtually every radar application requires many FFTs on a set of radar pulse returns. The FFTs are normally performed as follows: * One or more FFTs are performed on each row of data in the fast time... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition Products)
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The US Army has a goal, mandated by Congress, that by 2015, one third of its military vehicles will be unmanned. The Army is, though, not alone in rapidly moving through what some commentators have... (View Full Article)
(Enterprise and Plant Management Software)
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Food safety concerns continue to be at the forefront of public attention, in part due to issues such as salmonella found in eggs and tomatoes, and melamine in milk, all of which have led to... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition Products)
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Hardly anyone likes change. Yet most of us must embrace it on a near-daily basis. Nowhere is change more frequent and constant than in a manufacturing plant. Managing such a dynamic environment... (View Full Article)
(Computer Peripherals)
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The AdvancedTCA®, AdvancedMC™ and MicroTCA™ specifications are built around serial interconnect technologies such as PCI Express™, Ethernet, SATA, SAS, InfiniBand®... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition)
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According to the Electrical Power Research Institute (EPRI), power disturbances cost the U.S. industry as much as $188 billion per year in lost data, materials, and productivity. In today's... (View Full Article)
(Process Controllers)
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Maximizing system uptime is imperative for many businesses, as it drives productivity and profitability, in addition to customer satisfaction and company reputation. The risk of downtime is a... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition)
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New medical technologies often hold great promise, but few patients will benefit unless an effective implementation can be brought to market at a reasonable cost. One of the most cost effective ways... (View Full Article)
(Communications Software)
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Programs are increasingly turning to COTS assemblies in order to gain timely access to the latest technology under favourable commercial terms. There is a potential downside though in that by design... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition)
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With increasing global competition in consumer products manufacturing and shrinking profit margins, it has become imperative for manufacturers to increase productivity and lower costs. While some... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition Products)
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While food and beverage companies are expected to deliver more every day with tighter margins, traceability-and having deep knowledge about what is occurring on the plant floor-is more important than... (View Full Article)
(Machine and Motion Controllers)
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As OEMs and end users face the complexities involved in integrat¬ing today's modern production environments and the escalating pressure to increase productivity, the power of their control sys¬tems... (View Full Article)
(Quality Assurance, Test and Compliance Software)
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The growing pressure to meet environmental compliance requirements has driven manufacturers to invest heavily in "green power" solutions that conserve water and energy. In addition, the expected... (View Full Article)
(Machine and Motion Controllers)
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The explosion of new products and increasing customer expectations requires OEMs to provide better flexibility, reliability, openness, and performance for their manufacturing and production customers.... (View Full Article)
(Machine and Motion Controllers)
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Over the past few years, packaging has become a source of competitive differentiation for many companies, offering everything from food products, office products, and consumer products, which all... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition)
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In the journey toward operational excellence, companies have invested a lot of money in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, but the promise of easy integration between the top floor and the... (View Full Article)
(Engineering and Scientific Software)
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Globally, we have more than 1,500,000 Km of oil and gas pipeline - with more than 600,000 Km in North America alone. These numbers are even higher with the addition of other hazardous gas and liquids... (View Full Article)
(Industrial Computing)
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The January 2011 release of the 2nd Generation Intel® Core i7™ processors, formerly code-named Sandy Bridge, provide the embedded military-aerospace computing arena with new opportunities... (View Full Article)
(Industrial Controls Software)
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Many times in the lean journey, teams move through a methodology on projects, deliver improvements and move on to the next project. Six Sigma gives us the Control phase to maintain changes for... (View Full Article)
(Industrial Computing)
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Strategic or mission-critical embedded computing projects can have a lifetime measurable in years or even decades. Throughout that time, there is a requirement continuously to maintain and improve the... (View Full Article)
(Process Controllers)
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Process control in the most generic sense involves continuously controlling an operation or sequence of operations that changes the state of matter; specifically, this includes changing the state of... (View Full Article)
(Industrial Computing)
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Programs are increasingly turning to COTS assemblies in order to gain timely access to the latest technology under favourable commercial terms. There is a potential downside though in that by design... (View Full Article)
(Industrial Computing)
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Custom software applications can turn any standard Microsoft® Windows®-based computer into a powerful industrial process control or data acquisition platform. But many industrial... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition Products)
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While multi-core processing as defined by Intel® and AMD is reaching the point where six to eight processing cores on a die are viable, a quiet revolution has been occurring in the background... (View Full Article)
(Industrial Computing)
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This paper provides a review of the Intel® 55xx series Nehalem Xeon® processor basic memory subsystem architecture, a discussion of design and application tradeoffs that need to be managed... (View Full Article)
(Industrial Controls Software)
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There is a lot of attention on NERC and the effect its reliability standards will have on the power industry in North America. In March 2007, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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Because the MicroTCA system management scheme is based on concepts developed for AdvancedTCA, perhaps the quickest and easiest way to understand MicroTCA is to start with the AdvancedTCA concepts... (View Full Article)
(Bus Systems)
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MIL-STD-1553 is a military standard that defines the electrical and protocol characteristics for a data bus. A data bus is used to provide a medium for the exchange of data and information between... (View Full Article)
(Machine and Motion Controllers)
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Cost and efficiency traditionally are the key drivers behind capital investment considerations across all types of businesses. But increasingly, organizations are adding social responsibility and... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition Products)
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A large, well-known, over-the-counter pharmaceutical manufacturer uses a handwritten logging system of faults on its 32 automated packaging lines. It operates three shifts 24 x 7, so it is important... (View Full Article)
(Computer Peripherals)
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The benefits of rugged commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) computing systems are many: access to the latest technological breakthroughs; lower prices due to mass produced components; plus the resulting... (View Full Article)
(Communications Software)
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Its low latency, high bandwidth, widespread support and cost-effective silicon have made PCI Express ubiquitous. It can however, be used for more than merely communicating between a host and a... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition Products)
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PCI Express-based MicroTCA platforms are generating more and more interest. This paper describes how small and cost-effective MicroTCA platforms can be built utilizing PCI Express. Furthermore,... (View Full Article)
(Industrial Computing)
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Military and aerospace system developers have one overarching mission: To bring their products to market in the most efficient manner possible. As much as the engineers might want to build systems... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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A Reflective Memory network is a special type of shared memory system designed to enable multiple, separate computers to share a common set of data. Reflective memory networks place an independent... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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The military arena has recently been making a strong effort to put multiple video input devices on virtually all military platforms to give war fighters and commanders alike a better view of the field... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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Reflective Memory (RFM) networks are designed to provide the highly deterministic, tightly timed performance necessary for a variety of distributed simulation and industrial control applications. They... (View Full Article)
(Communications Software)
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Many readers are familiar with the concepts of reliability and availability, but may have little understanding of how to quantify it. This white paper aims to explain the fundamentals of modelling the... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition)
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As manufacturing sustainability leaders seek to drive changes in their company's products, processes, and utility infrastructure, the lack of established sustainability measurements can make it... (View Full Article)
(Enterprise and Plant Management Software)
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As drinking water standards and effluent discharge regulations get increasingly stringent, water-centric utilities are optimizing processes and recordkeeping with industry-specific software solutions.... (View Full Article)
(Communications Software)
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Switched fabrics have been around for several years now, but with the advent of platforms such as ATCA, MicroTCA, VXS and VPX, their use is set to be ubiquitous. No longer is the fabric connection an... (View Full Article)
(Industrial Computing)
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Lessons learned from high-performance computing arena can be transferred to military and aerospace applications for improved component interoperability.... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition)
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Sonar for naval applications was originally developed to detect and locate underwater threats in deep water, such as submarines. It was discovered that this deep water sonar was not very effective at... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition Products)
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In an increasingly competitive environment, companies need to gain a sustainable advantage by achieving operational excellence, a journey that begins with data for process visibility. The vast amount... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition)
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As businesses strive to gain a competitive advantage from their operations, the way operators perform their work has evolved. Shifting from being purely functional to highly analytical, operators have... (View Full Article)
(Process Controllers)
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The increase in energy-only resources is placing additional demands on traditional methods for energy production such as steam cycle generation. These new demands include meeting profitability goals,... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition Products)
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For consumer packaged goods companies, the smartest product strategies are double-edged swords: while diversifying product lines to capture market share in consumer micro-niches is a winning plan for... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition Products)
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In our previous paper, Manufacturing IT Support for Product Quality Also Preserves Operating Margin, we defined the attributes of an integrated quality system within plant operations and explored the... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition)
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Food producers-brand owners, ingredient suppliers, and contract producers-confront an increasingly uneasy consumer base. The complexity of the food supply chain and the risks inherent in that... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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Packet processors are a distinct class of purpose-built processors that have evolved in response to increased utilization and dependence on the Internet and networks in general. Most intelligent... (View Full Article)
(Engineering and Scientific Software)
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At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) on January 7, 2010, Intel® announced 27 new processors in its Core® i3, Core® i5 and Core® i7 families. Significantly for the embedded... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition)
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It is often misunderstood that effective reliability management of a manufacturing plant is merely a process of performing maintenance better. It is much more than that. In a manufacturing enterprise... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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As the most widely-installed local area network technology, Ethernet is used as a universal network solution in office and web applications, and production facilities. Engineering, maintenance and... (View Full Article)
(Industrial Controls Software)
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Being at the heart of an operation's data visualization, control and reporting for operational improvements, HMI/SCADA systems have received a great deal of attention, especially due to various cyber... (View Full Article)
(Industrial Controls Software)
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Using engineering tactics to support product strategies Packaging has become the center of product diversification strategies for many food, beverage and consumer goods companies. As product marketers... (View Full Article)
(Industrial Computing)
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In recent years, the aerospace industry, particularly in the military market, has seen the proliferation of unmanned vehicles in a variety of end-use applications especially in aerial deployments. The... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition Products)
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The number of sensors on military vehicles is increasing rapidly leading to a requirement for intelligent ways to present information to the operator without information overload, while reducing the... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition Products)
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The action of the image enhancement pre-processor is to increase the target intensity and decrease the background intensity.... (View Full Article)
(Signal Converting)
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Processors, algorithms and small form factor devices allow for deployment of video tracking and target detection on virtually any type of military and aerospace platform.... (View Full Article)
(Bus Systems)
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The VMEbus architecture has served military embedded computing extraordinarily well since the VMEbus specification was first published in 1981. VMEbus brought industry standards to a computing world... (View Full Article)
(Process Controllers)
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As service area populations rise and commercial, institutional and industrial needs become increasingly complex, water and wastewater service providers are constantly struggling to provide sufficient... (View Full Article)