Cadence Unveils Automotive Functional Safety Verification Solution
October 31, 2014
Cadence Design Systems recently unveiled its new automotive functional safety verification solution, which reduces the effort required by automotive designers to prepare for ISO 26262 compliance by up to 50 percent.

Pakistan: Gas supply to textile units resumed
October 30, 2014
LAHORE, Oct. 30 -- As per revision in gas load management plan, supply of gas to textile captive power and textile processing has been resumed from 4pm Tuesday.

USA Drive-Ins Chooses NEC Display Solutions as Supplier for Digital Cinema Projectors
October 30, 2014
NEC Display Solutions of America reported its selection as exclusive supplier of digital cinema projectors to USA Drive-Ins, a motion picture exhibition company solely dedicated to the revitalization of the classic American drive-in.

UPDATED: Boston Children's Hospital debuts 'Baby MEG' brain imaging system
October 27, 2014

Use it or lose it: Debate focuses on property rights rules vs. water conservation
October 23, 2014
OKLAHOMA CITY – Do Oklahoma’s property rights rules deter water conservation? The answer depends on one's perspective. Two attorneys, a conservationist, a water resource district manager and an oil company regulatory adviser debated practical and legal challenges to the state's water rights laws Thursday during the second day of the annual Oklahoma Governor's Water Conference and Research Symposium at the Cox Convention Center.

Rosemount improved
October 13, 2014
(Dateline: ) EMERSON Process Management has expanded the application scope for its Rosemount 2120 range of vibrating fork point liquid level switches.The Rosemount 2120 level switch is now certified for SIL 2 functional safety with SIL 3 capability enabling the device to meet the most demanding safety application requirements. The 2120 range has also been approved for marine applications by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). Further, Emerson has also added an expanded choice of process connections for greater installation flexibility, says a company release.For safety critical applications, SIL 2 certification is now available for the 2120 with Namur and 8/16mA electronic outputs.

Electronic Control of Carrier Gas Pressure, Flow, and Velocity
October 01, 2014
FULL TEXT Have you wondered how your gas chromatography (GC) system sets and controls gas pressures, flows, and carrier gas velocities electronically? Here, we describe requirements for and the operation of electronic gas control systems for GC columns and detectors. Computerized or electronic pneumatic control (EPC) systems for carrier gas, split flow control, and detector gases abound in modern gas chromatographs (GC), as well as in headspace samplers and column switching systems. The accuracy and repeatability of EPC are superior to that of manual adjustment, and the improved control of instrument parameters greatly reduces the possibility for making gas-related mistakes. Computerized pneumatics excel at controlling column pressure drop or detector gas flow rates. An EPC system generally relieves operators from having to make repetitive adjustments and measurements with a flow meter and stopwatch. However, running an EPC system blindfolded, so to speak, by never cross-checking actual gas behavior with selected set-points, only invites trouble. Like any computer system, the results can only be as good as the column and gas parameters that a user enters. Thus, a good working understanding of how an EPC system works and what goals are to be accomplished is essential for obtaining the best possible results. How It Works

Intrinzic Flight Deck
October 01, 2014
The Sovereign+’s avionics suite, featuring Garmin G5000 equipment, is the most-advanced flight deck ever developed for a Citation. It’s also the most-capable G5000 system in any current-production business aircraft. Yet, the Sovereign+’s cockpit is also one of the least cluttered of any business aircraft flying. Frequently used systems all have dedicated cockpit control panels. Some manual functions are automated and seldom-used functions, such as cockpit and cabin temperature control and cabin lighting, are controlled through avionics system submenus.

Power plant design - Cyber security - Protecting nuclear plants from cyber-attacks.
October 01, 2014
The last time we built nuclear power stations, we could not foresee the enormity of the cyber-security challenge and the role it would play in ensuring the safe operation of nuclear facilities. Now that we know about the dangers of cyber-vulnerabilities for critical infrastructure, we must do all we can to secure current power stations and build security into new ones. Nuclear plants are complex environments, employing a wide variety of technologies, people and processes to function. All of which can create vulnerabilities. We need to ensure that nuclear stations are built with regular checks of people, processes and technology, and suppliers are vetted and trained. Networks must be monitored to clearly establish a baseline of traffic from which deviations can be spotted. Software must be installed to stop infections getting in and data getting out. The physical and virtual perimeters of the network must be secured and that security maintained.

New study details market for 3D ICs and 2.5D interposers; AROUND THE WORLD
October 01, 2014
  AUSTIN, TX -- Major DRAM makers Micron, SK Hynix, and Samsung have announced versions of stacked memory with through silicon vias (TSVs) for high-performance applications.           Some CMOS image sensors are also in production with die stacking and TSVs. The remaining question is, what is holding back the expansion of 3D ICs in other applications?


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SEMI-GAS broadens gas mixing capabilities for highly corrosive gases
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