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      Drive down the size and cost of test with PXI and AXIe (12/05/2017)

      Across many industries, manufacturers are transitioning from standalone benchtop instruments to modular test platforms. For some, the move towards modular is essential as they address the test challenges of multichannel technologies, cost and time-to-market.

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      PXI – 20 Years of growth and evolution (12/05/2017)

      20 years ago, National Instruments proposed a new standard, PXI (PCI eXtensions for Instrumentation), and the following year, the PXISA (PXI Systems Alliance) was established as responsible for managing the specification and evolution of the standard.

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      Emerging opportunities and challenges in automotive radar (12/05/2017)

      An imminent revolution is upon the automotive market. The pursuit of the highly autonomous vehicle is giving rise to dramatic new processing and data networking capabilities in next generation vehicles.

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      Cutting-edge digital signage shows its worth in property market (11/05/2017)

      Estate agents are becoming increasingly reliant on technology to help them in their trade; in a highly competitive market, the right tools are often crucial.

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      Keeping BLOODHOUND on track for world-class speed record (11/05/2017)

      The BLOODHOUND Project was launched in 2008 with the aim of beating the current world record of 763 mph, set by Thrust SSC in the Arizona desert in 1997, when it became the first land-bound vehicle to exceed the speed of sound. BLOODHOUND aims to push the record above 1,000mph.

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      The tendering process in the Ministry of Defence (04/04/2017)

      Every year, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) spends £19 billion with UK industry. It is one of the biggest public procurement organisations in Europe and is the single largest customer for UK industry. The MoD has a huge range of contracts, from utility services to aircraft carrier projects, which companies win through tendering processes. Understanding the tendering process is key to the success of a bid.

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      Keeping autonomous vehicles on the road to success (04/04/2017)

      There was a virtual traffic jam of automotive brands and other tech heavyweights announcing their latest self-drive car initiatives at the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, with everyone from BMW to Hyundai announcing they were investing heavily in driverless vehicle technology. 

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      Seeing is believing (04/04/2017)

      Safety is a priority for drivers, as they need all the help they can get from vehicle manufacturers to ensure they have the total confidence required to give them the best driving experience and, most importantly, have the vision of their vehicle’s surroundings and situation.

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      Setting the standard for tray-rated fiber optic cable (04/04/2017)

      For copper wiring installations, engineers often specify tray-rated cables in their system designs to deliver signals and power to industrial control systems, heavy machinery, and other ancillary business equipment.  As outlined in the National Fire Protection Association’s NFPA 70, these cables must be third-party tested and certified to ensure it can withstand the dangers of harsh industrial environments while exposed in cable trays.