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18kW Power Shelves Compatible with Open Compute Rack Designs
Bel Power Solutions and Protection announces the SPSPFE3-05G and SPSPFE3-06G power shelves, which provide rectification, system management and power distribution from 3-phase AC (3W+N+PE) power into a main output of 12 VDC for powering intermediate bus architectures up to 15 kW (5+1) high performance servers,
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08/15/2018
ÂμModule Regulator with Digital Power System Management
NORWOOD, MA - Analog Devices announces the Power by Linear LTM4686, a dual 10A or single 20A ultrathin step-down µModule regulator with a PMBus interface housed in a 16mm x 11.9mm x 1.82mm LGA package. The 1.82mm package height allows the LTM4686 to be placed on a PC board very close to its load such as an
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08/15/2018
Power Supplies Designed for Low-Power IoT Applications
PLANO, TX – RECOM's latest 15W and 20W AC/DC power supplies are designed for low-power IoT and household applications. Based on the footprint of the compact RAC10-K modules, these new modules feature high-efficiency over a wide load range and minimal standby power consumption. The RAC15-K and
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08/15/2018

AVX to Participate in Panel Discussion at COMVEC 2018
FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. – AVX Corporation has been invited to participate in a technical panel discussion about artificial intelligence and machine learning for commercial vehicles at the COMVEC 2018 conference and exposition, which will take place September 11–13 in Rosemont, Illinois, and will focus on disruptive
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08/15/2018
Molecular Switch Detects Metals in the Environment

When a metal ion is inserted, the molecule changes geometry, acting as an on/off switch.

An international team, led by researchers from the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, has designed a family of molecules capable of binding to metal ions present in its environment and providing an easily detectable light signal during binding. This new type of sensor forms a 3D structure whose molecules
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08/15/2018
App That Will Extend Your Smartphone Battery Life
New research out of the University of Waterloo has found a novel method to extend the battery life of smartphones for up to an hour each day. The researchers have developed an app which smartphone users can use to reduce the energy consumption of their devices without any
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08/15/2018
HOUSTON -- American Electric Technologies, Inc. announced that it has completed the closing of the previously announced agreement to sell certain assets of its M&I Electric Industries, Inc. subsidiary to a subsidiary of Myers Power Products, Inc. The Company also announced the resignation today
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08/15/2018
Power Supply Includes Medical and Industrial Safety Approvals
Artesyn Embedded Technologies announced the LCM3000 series AC-DC single-output enclosed power supplies, which can supply up to 3000 watts output power with medical and industrial safety approvals. Designed to be a cost-effective forced-air bulk front end power supply, the LCM3000 series offers configurable nominal
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08/14/2018
Medical-Grade Ethernet Magnetics Qualified to UL 60601
In the rapidly changing healthcare industry, hospitals rely heavily on interconnected medical devices and systems as much as the medical professionals that utilize them.  That’s why patient safety, operator safety, and workflow productivity are crucial for busy hospitals and imaging centers. The
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08/14/2018
Stretchable Electronics as Multipurpose as Your Smartphone

This is the device compared to a US dollar coin.

By stacking and connecting layers of stretchable circuits on top of one another, engineers have developed an approach to build soft, pliable "3D stretchable electronics" that can pack a lot of functions while staying thin and small in size. The work is published in the Aug. 13 issue of Nature Electronics. As
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08/14/2018
Computational Method for Designing a New Type of 2D Carbons
Zeolites are porous minerals that occur both naturally but also are being synthesized artificially. Because of their stability and durability, they are used in industrial water purification, catalysis, adsorption, and even in blood-clotting powders (e.g. QuickClot used by the US military). A recent
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08/14/2018
MIDDLEBOROUGH, Mass. - Sager Electronics is now stocking ebm-papst's ACi4400 Series GreenTech EC Compact Fans. ebm-papst's ACi4400 Series GreenTech EC Compact Fans are now even more versatile with the addition of 90 –
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08/14/2018
112 Ft Trailer-Mounted Hydraulic Megatower Mast
KEMP, Texas -- Larson Electronics LLC has released a new trailer-mounted hydraulic megatower mast for heavy-duty industrial applications. This 7-stage folding tower hydraulic mast deploys lights or other equipment to elevations above 65 feet and features a hydraulic ram and mast. The entire assembly is mounted
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08/13/2018
Inductor Offers a 50% Reduction in DCR
MALVERN, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced the first device in its new IHSR series of high-temperature commercial inductors. Designed for multi-phase, high-current power supplies and filters in computer, industrial, and telecom applications, the Vishay Dale IHSR-4040DZ-51 offers a 50 % reduction
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08/13/2018
Automotive-Grade Quad Step-Down Regulators Reduce Footprint
NORWOOD, MA - Analog Devices announces the Power by Linear ADP5138, automotive-qualified, high-efficiency, 3.2MHz synchronous quad output buck regulators, incorporating a unique fixed frequency, peak current mode, PWM control architecture that reduces conducted and radiated emissions. The device’s high-efficiency
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08/13/2018
Over hundreds of millions of years of evolution, the magical nature has given birth to a myriad of biological materials which serve either as the skeletons of the organisms or as defensive or offensive weapons. Although these natural structural materials are derived from relatively sterile natural components,
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08/13/2018
Another Step Forward on a Universal Quantum Computer

This is a nitrogen-vacancy (NV) center in diamond with two crossed wires for holonomic quantum gates over the geometric spin qubit with a polarized microwave.

Yokohama, Japan - Researchers have demonstrated holonomic quantum gates under zero-magnetic field at room temperature, which will enable the realization of fast and fault-tolerant universal quantum computers. A quantum computer is a powerful machine with the potential to solve complex problems much
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08/13/2018
CF-Rated Medical Power Supply Suited for Surgical Instruments
Phelps, NY – Bear Power Supplies has designed and is shipping a CF-rated medical power supply for surgical instruments and other medical applications. The rugged 9-Watt AC/DC converter is sealed and encapsulated to withstand wash down and rigorous drop testing. It meets UL60601-1 and UL60601-2
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08/13/2018
120 Watt Adjustable Telescoping Two-Lamp LED Pole Light
KEMP, Texas -- Larson Electronics LLC has released a sixty-watt adjustable pole LED lighting solution intended for use in rugged and outdoor operations. This two-lamp LED fixture emits 10,800 lumens of high-output illumination, with a telescoping pole mount that can be adjusted between three to eight and a half
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08/13/2018
Four Argonne Experts Collect Dept. of Energy Honors

The Department of Energy gave Distinguished Achievement awards to Argonne's Andrew Burnham, Keith Hardy, Amgad Elgowainy and Jeongwoo Han in June. The researchers help advance transportation, sustainability and mobility at the laboratory.

Four researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory -- Andrew Burnham, Keith Hardy, Amgad Elgowainy and Jeongwoo Han (now with Exxon) -- have earned Distinguished Achievement awards for helping to reimagine transportation, sustainability and mobility. Argonne's
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08/10/2018
Output Modules Support Medical & Industrial Applications
FORT COLLINS, Colo.—Excelsys Technologies Ltd., an Advanced Energy company, announced the upcoming release of two new CoolMod DC output modules expanding the CoolMod offering. The CmH is the dual output module and the CmF is the bulk power module for the CoolX Series of convection cooled modular
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08/09/2018
PSDcast - Silicon Carbide Devices in Cascode Arrangements

Anup Bhalla, VP of Engineering from United Silicon Carbide.

In this episode of the PSDcast, we’re discussing wide band-gap semiconductors and talking to UnitedSiC about the idea of using silicon carbide devices in cascode arrangements. See UnitedSiC's white paper referenced in the PSDcast
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08/09/2018
Indicator Series Delivers Uniform Intensity & ESD Protection
FARMINGDALE, N.J. – Dialight announced the launch of a new 597 SMD series of LED indicators. The four new indicators offer tighter intensity binning, reduced light bleed, and electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection for high-performance electronics, networking and control panel applications. The
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08/09/2018
Portable Explosion-Proof Quick-Change Mount LED Tank Light
KEMP, Texas -- Larson Electronics released an explosion-proof portable LED tank light, rated for Class 1, Division 1 and 2, Groups C and D, Class II, Division 1 and 2, Groups E, F and G, Class III, Divisions 1 and 2, that produces 6,250 lumens of light at just 50 watts. This LED fixture is mounted to a scaffold/ladder
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08/09/2018
Seed Coats Could Lead to Strong, Tough, Flexible Materials

Characteristic features of the seedcoat of Portulaca oleracea , an annual succulent commonly known as verdolaga or purslane. A) Photograph of the P. oleracea flower, B) Photograph of the tiny black seeds from P.oleracea , C) SEM image of the P. oleracea seedcoat, D) a magnified area of the seedcoat of P.oleracea.

DURHAM, N.H. - Inspired by elements found in nature, researchers at the University of New Hampshire say the puzzle-like wavy structure of the delicate seed coat, found in plants like succulents and some grasses, could hold the secret to creating new smart materials strong enough to be used in items like body
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08/08/2018
3D-Printed Shape-Shifting Soft Robots Crawl, Jump, Grab

This is a time-lapse photo for various designs of developed magnetic active material.

ADELPHI, MD. - New 3-D printed robotic structures can squeeze in tight spaces like a crack in the wall of a cave, jump over trip wire or crawl under a vehicle - all complex Army-relevant functions impossible for humans to perform safely. Investigators at the Army's Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies
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08/08/2018
A new Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining study has found that using ethanol from corncobs for energy production may help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in China, if used instead of starch-based ethanol. China
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08/08/2018
RALEIGH - The PowerAmerica Institute at N.C. State University, a member of
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08/08/2018
NAI Responds to China Tariff Issues
Troy, MI – NAI has formulated a response strategy to the immediate sourcing issues associated with the China Tariff disputes. NAI is experiencing a very recent trend with companies shifting the sourcing of their procurements to North American production facilities as a hedge, until the longer-term
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08/07/2018
DC-DC Converters Perform Local Voltage Conversion to 48V
MIDDLEBOROUGH, Mass. - Sager Electronics is now stocking TDK-Lambda’s i3A Series of 100W non-isolated DC-DC converters. TDK-Lambda's i3A power modules perform local voltage conversion from a 12V, 24V, or well-regulated 48V bus. The i3A series utilizes a low component count that
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08/07/2018
Power Supply Designed for Cost-Sensitive Applications
Bel Power Solutions announces the ABH50 Series, a 50 W open-frame power supply designed for cost-sensitive industrial applications. The ABH50 features a highly efficient quasi-resonant flyback converter and meets DOE requirements for standby power and Class B EMI with Margin. This open frame PSU features
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08/07/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI – Mahr Inc. announced a new family of Micromar 40EWRi-L digital micrometers with high-speed measuring spindle positioning. The digital micrometers, with the latest MarConnect interface, allow measurements that are 10 times faster than a standard micrometer, saving the operator
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08/07/2018
PSDcast â€

Mitch Van Ochten from ROHM Semiconductor

In this episode of the PSDcast, we’re discussing the premier electric racing series, the Formula E championship. In particular, we're exploring ROHM Semiconductor's official technology partnership with the Venturi team. For more: www.fiaformulae.com/en
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08/07/2018
Multilayer Chip Beads With High-Rated Currents
TDK Corporation has developed the new MPZ0603-H series of multilayer chip beads for power lines in an IEC 0603 package (EIA 0201) that feature twice the rated current and about half the DC resistance of the existing MPZ0603-C series. Thanks to a newly developed technology for the internal electrodes, TDK was
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08/07/2018
HOUSTON (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American Electric Technologies, Inc. (the “Company”) announces that it has entered into an agreement to sell the U.S. assets of its M&I Electric Industries, Inc. subsidiary to Myers Power Products, Inc. The purchase price for the assets will be $17.3 million resulting
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08/07/2018
Resistors Feature Power of 8 kW in Standard Mill Bank Size
MALVERN, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced a new series of high power, high current mica grid resistors in the standard mill bank size. Offering designers a lower cost option to the standard stainless steel grid design, Vishay Milwaukee GREM resistors feature EDG technology for improvements in
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08/06/2018
Molded Inductors for Automotive and Industrial Applications
Pulse Electronics Power Business Unit has released the PA434X.XXXANLT series of automotive grade molded inductors and
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08/06/2018
Electrodes for All-Solid-State Batteries

The batteries were made by stacking various layers via thin-film deposition methods. The LNMO/Li3PO4 interface showed spontaneous migration of Li ions and had an unprecedentedly low resistance.

Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology have addressed one of the major disadvantages of all-solid-state batteries by developing batteries with a low resistance at their electrode/solid electrolyte interface. The fabricated batteries showed excellent electrochemical properties that greatly surpass those
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08/06/2018
Marketing 'Virtual Audit' Technology
Case Western Reserve University, through its Great Lakes Energy Institute, recently entered into a one-year agreement with Johnson Controls to further develop and begin marketing the new technology--software which uses smart-meter electricity datasets to conduct a "virtual" energy audit of a commercial
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08/03/2018
10 Watt DC/DC Converter With a Wide 4:1 Input Range
TRACO POWER has announced the release of their TEL10WI series of 10 watt DC/DC converters in the DIP-16 package measuring 0.94 x 0.54 x 0.31”, the series sets the new standard for 10 watt power density with 3.83 W/cm3. Approved to UL62368-1 & UL60950, the TEL10WI are economical solutions for space-critical
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08/03/2018
TTI, Inc. Acquires Compona AG of Switzerland
TTI, Inc announced the acquisition of privately held Compona AG of Switzerland and the company’s German subsidiary Cosy Electronics GmbH. Both Compona and Cosy are specialty distributors of interconnect products and provide services such as in-house assembly of specific connector ranges and full support on
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08/02/2018
New CMOS op-amp delivers class-leading low-noise
ROHM today announced the availability of a CMOS op-amp featuring the lowest noise in the industry optimized for industrial applications requiring high-accuracy sensing, such as accelerometers used in sonar systems, and optical sensors that handle ultra-small signals. In recent years, in addition to
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08/02/2018
DRQ DC/DC Converters Delivers 1K Watts at 97% Efficiency
Murata has announced the 1 kW DRQ-11.4/88-L48 Series of quarter brick, intermediate bus, DC/DC converter modules that address the growing power requirements of high-reliability networking and telecommunications infrastructure equipment. The fully regulated DRQ-11.4/88-L48xx
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08/02/2018
High-voltage analog input module added to OpreX lineup
Yokogawa Electric Corporation has announced the development of the GX90XA-10-V1 high-voltage analog input module. The new product will be released on July 9th as part of the OpreXTM Data Acquisition family of data collection and control solutions. The GX90XA-10-V1 module enables Yokogawa recorders
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08/02/2018
Core module for future wireless charging infrastructure
Before electric cars can become a means of transport for everyone, a charging infrastructure needs to be introduced that can serve the mass market. The engineering company Finepower is developing a charging system that can charge the batteries in all vehicle types
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08/02/2018
Large Supercrystals Promise Superior Sensors

Sandia National Laboratories researcher Hongyou Fan holds a vial of gold supercrystals he will characterize in the X-ray scattering instrument to his right.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Using an artful combination of nanotechnology and basic chemistry, Sandia National Laboratories researchers have encouraged gold nanoparticles to self-assemble into unusually large supercrystals that could significantly improve the detection sensitivity for chemicals in explosives or drugs. "Our
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08/02/2018
Fast, Cheap, and Colorful 3D Printing

This brightly colored dragon was produced by 3D printing, using gold nanorods as photosensitizers.

People are exploring the use of 3D printing for wide-ranging applications, including manufacturing, medical devices, fashion and even food. But one of the most efficient forms of 3D printing suffers from a major drawback: It can only print objects that are gray or black in color. Now, researchers have tweaked
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08/02/2018
2.5A Backup Power Manager Provides High-Efficiency Charging
NORWOOD, MA - Analog Devices announces the Power by Linear LTC4041, a complete supercapacitor backup power management system for 2.9V to 5.5V supply rails that must be kept active during a main power failure. Supercapacitors have higher power density than batteries, making them ideal for systems requiring high
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08/01/2018
Board-to-Board Connector Delivers High Transmission Speeds
DOWNERS GROVE, ILLINOIS -- Hirose has developed a miniature board-to-board connector that combines a rugged design with high-speed transmission speeds of more than 10Gpbs to support a number of industrial applications. Featuring a pitch of only 0.8mm pitch, the ER8 Series contacts are optimized
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08/01/2018
12 mm Mated Connectors Comply with ANSI/VITA 42.0 XMC Standard
New Albany, IN: As an ANSI/VITA member, Samtec, a privately held $713MM global manufacturer of a broad line of electronic interconnect solutions, is proud to release new connector sets compliant with the revised ANSI/VITA 42.0-2016 XMC Standard. VITA 42 XMC defines an open standard for supporting
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08/01/2018
High-Current, Low-Profile SMT Inductors
SAN DIEGO -- Pulse Electronics introduces a new series of high-current, low-profile SMT inductors. These products offer the highest energy storage density of any inductor on the market. The inductors have high current (>40Apk) and low profile (2.1mm to 5.0mm) features, and they offer soft saturation, no thermal
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08/01/2018
The Many Flavors of Automotive Electronics
Our automotive/infotainment issue just might be the most diverse offering of the year – most of us drive cars, so OEMs have a wide variety of avenues to approach one of the industry’s most universal topics. Thus, the July/August issue covers such varied themes as audio amplifiers, MLCCs, and SiC MOSFETs,
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08/01/2018
One Giant Leap for the Power Industry
Welcome to the July/August edition of Power Systems Design. Traditionally, things quieten down a bit over the summer period and we get a chance to take some well deserved rest and relaxation. This year that rest is even more welcome as things seemed to increase in intensity as the year went on. Things
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08/01/2018
Technology-Driven Optimization for Power and Thermal Tradeoffs

Figure 1 – Highest optimization potential exists at the system-level

Traditionally the key concerns and optimization targets in chip development have been summarized as “PPA”—performance, power and area. Depending on the application domain, the relative weighting of those three design objectives can vary greatly. In mobile devices, power has been key for quite some time.
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08/01/2018
Simplifying Complex Measurements With a Source Measure Unit

Figure 1. The use of one SMU channel on the input terminal and another on the output terminal replaces several instruments.

In today’s fast paced world of electronics design, complexity represents evil and must be avoided at all cost while simplicity represents all that is right and good. Ok, maybe it’s not quite that extreme, but when it comes to test and measurement, simplicity is the engineer’s best friend because it saves
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08/01/2018
Microcontrollers Evolve to Support BLDC Automotive Needs

Figure 1 - PC Board

As car manufacturers strive to find ways to increase energy efficiency, and therefore reduce CO2 emissions, the adoption of low-powered, low-weight electric motors for auxiliary units - which work separately from the main drive motor - is on the increase. The electrification of comfort and safety devices like
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08/01/2018
Industrial Magnetometer and eCompass for Precision Motion Sensing
Geneva -- With industrial-grade longevity that assures availability for 10 years, the STMicroelectronics IIS2MDC magnetometer and ISM303DAC eCompass enable both reliable, low-power tamper detection for smart meters and precision motion and distance sensing in applications from industrial automation
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Date:
08/01/2018
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