New products from the leader in low-cost USB data acquisition now with added DAQFlex

Measurement Computing Corporation (Norton, MA) has released two low-cost, multifunction USB DAQ devices.

The 12-bit USB-1208FS-Plus and 14-bit USB-1408FS-Plus both offer eight analogue inputs with sample rates up to 50 kS/sec, two analogue outputs, 16 digital I/O and one counter.

A complete range of software options is included with the new modules including out of the box TracerDAQ™, along with comprehensive support for Visual Studio® and Visual Studio®.NET, DASYLab®, NI LabVIEW™ and MATLAB®. Also included is Measurement Computing’s DAQFlex open-source software framework with support for Windows®, Linux® and Mac® operating systems. 

USB-1208FS-Plus and USB-1408FS-Plus

Model

Analogue Inputs

Sampling Rate

Resolution

Analogue Outputs

Digital I/O

Counter Inputs

USB-1208FS-Plus

8 SE/4 DIFF

Up to 50 kS/sec

12-bit

2

16

1

USB-1408FS-Plus

8 SE/4 DIFF

Up to 48 kS/sec

14-bit

2

16

1

About Measurement Computing

Measurement Computing is the market leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of low-priced data acquisition hardware and test and measurement software solutions for both programmers and non-programmers.

The Measurement Computing product range is supplied and supported in the UK by Adept Scientific. 

With offices in the UK, Germany and throughout the Nordic region, Adept Scientific is one of the world’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers. Full details and contact information for all Adept Scientific international offices are available at https://www.adeptscience.co.uk; or telephone +44 (0) 203 695 7810.

Maple T.A. Cloud facilitates new ways for content collaboration and sharing between users

 

Maplesoft™ (Waterloo, Canada), a leader in software products for technical education and research, has released the latest version of its popular testing and assessment tool, Maple T.A.™. Available from Adept Scientific (Letchworth, Herts), Maple T.A. 9 makes it easy for educators to leverage questions created by others and share their own content with the community. It offers fully flexible adaptive testing at assignment level and is capable of handling larger classes.

With the new Maple T.A. Cloud, which is integrated seamlessly into Maple T.A. 9, educators can use publicly shared questions as easily as questions they have written themselves. Instructors can share individual questions, a group of questions or even a fully organised, multi-layered collection of questions to support a full course. The full organisational hierarchy is preserved so others can navigate and understand the content in the same way the author does. Thousands of questions from calculus, statistics, engineering and other subjects are already available in the Maple T.A. Cloud.

Expanding on the adaptive question type first introduced in Maple T.A. 8, the new version offers fully flexible adaptive testing at the assignment level. In adaptive assignments, the selection of the next question in an assignment depends on how the student has done on the previous questions. Educators can use adaptive assignments to sort students into different streams, provide extra reinforcement only when it is needed and allow more advanced students to truly show what they are capable of without discouraging less advanced students. Since Maple T.A. has the power of Maple™ behind it, adaptive testing in Maple T.A. is more flexible than any other system.

Maple T.A. 9 is now capable of handling more students than ever before using distributed load balancing across multiple servers, expanding its capacity to over one million users per installation. In addition, with a wide variety of enhancements related to assignments and question types, Maple T.A. 9 provides more customisation options and a streamlined user experience for both instructors and students, including a significantly enhanced question repository, hint deductions and an improved equation editor.

“Our customers told us they wanted even more flexibility and control over their testing and Maple T.A. 9 delivers just that,” says Paul DeMarco, Director of Development for Maple and Maple T.A. “In addition, the new Maple T.A. Cloud question repository makes it easy for instructors to access great content developed by other users and contribute their own work to the teaching community.”

Maple T.A. 9 is available now for customers whose classes are hosted by Maplesoft. For a self-hosted version, please contact Adept Scientific.

The Maplesoft product range is supplied and supported by Adept Scientific in the UK, Ireland, Scandinavia and the Nordic countries.

About Maplesoft

Maplesoft has over 20 years of experience developing products for technical education and research, offering a solution that applies to every aspect of academic life. Its product suite reflects the philosophy that given great tools, people can do great things.

Maplesoft’s core technology is the World’s most advanced symbolic computation engine which is the foundation for all of its products, including Maple™, the technical computing and documentation environment; MapleSim™, the high-performance, multi-domain modelling and simulation tool for physical systems; and Maple T.A., a web-based system for creating and assessing online tests and assignments.

About Adept Scientific plc

Adept Scientific is one of the world’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers and has offices in the UK, Germany and throughout the Nordic region. Full details and contact information for all Adept Scientific international offices are available at https://www.adeptscience.co.uk; or telephone +44 (0) 203 695 7810.

The power to control coding with VisSim/ECD

 

VisSim/Embedded Controls Developer™ (VisSim/ECD) from Visual Solutions Incorporated (VSI) (Westford, Massachusetts) generates efficient fixed point C code for a range of targets.

VisSim/Embedded Controls Developer (VisSim/ECD) is an environment for model-based development of embedded control systems. VisSim makes it easy to construct block diagrams of both controllers and plants. Fast and accurate system simulation with frequency domain analysis makes it easy to design the controller off-line. Built-in optimisation gives automatic parameter tuning to user defined cost criteria. Systems can be as simple as PID control or as complex as a multi-axis sensorless FOC PMSM controller with packet-based RS485 command protocol and dynamic I2C EEPROM read/write.

After simulation, VisSim’s Code Generator uses the same diagram to generate highly efficient C code and compiles to an executable image for an embedded target. The VisSim target HotLink downloads the executable image and lets you change controller gains from the PC host and displays digital scope results of on-target signals.

VisSim/ECD is unique in its ability to generate highly efficient, high sample rate, low jitter target executables. For example, a closed-loop PID control with encoder input and PWM output and one digital output line takes 1.1K flash and 100 bytes RAM on the MSP430, and VisSim/ECD generated code can sample at rates over 1 MHz on the F28335. As a TI third party partner, Visual Solutions has gained valuable access to TI technology to tune VisSim/ECD to make best use of TI processors and peripherals.

Kevin Godfrey, Principal Engineer, AMETEK Airtechnology Group Limited, said: “VisSim/ECD has been instrumental in letting us get our controller working well and hitting our design goals and deadlines. The quality of the code generator has removed the need for an independent coding staff, which has lowered our costs and sped up overall implementation. The VisSim folks have been very helpful and responsive when we have any questions or issues.”

Features 

  • VisSim/Fixed Point block set performs simulation and efficient code generation of scaled fixed-point operations like sin, cos, sqrt, atan2, FIR and IIR; overflow and precision loss effects are easily seen and corrected at simulation time; auto-scaling speeds fixed-point development; in-line code generation creates fast target code.
  • Peripheral blocks to generate code for C2000 on-chip devices: 280x ePWM, eQEP, eCAP, ADC, GPIO, quadrature encoder, event capture, CAN 2.0, SCI(RS232,UART,serial port), SPI, McBSP, watchdog and interrupts.
  • Full control of PWM including dynamic control of PWM period and phase, ADC start of conversion, trip zone, deadband intervals, action selection.
  • Interrupt-based queue drivers for serial (SCI), SPI and McBSP; user selectable queue lengths and use of hardware FIFO result in lower system overhead.
  • Diagram-based interrupt handlers for XINT, ADC, PWM and DMA.
  • Easy creation of background tasks Subsystem dialogue box to create a background task that runs at a user specified rate.
  • TI C2000 Digital Motor Control (DMC) block set supports simulation and code generation of efficient, fixed-point routines for Park and Clarke transforms, rotor speed and flux estimation, PID control, space vector wave form generation for AC Induction and brushless DC motor control.
  • Automatic C code generation of production quality fixed-point code, compile, link and JTAG download.
  • Supported processors include TI MSP430 (all flavours), C2000 (all flavours) including F2808 and variations, F28027, F28035 (Piccolo), F28335(Delfino), LF2407, F2812, C5510, C6713, Intel x86 PC.
  • Retention of the VisSim GUI while algorithm executes on MCU lets you visualise interactive plots of MCU outputs and change MCU gains and parameters in real time.
  • VisSim Code Composer Studio (CCS) plug-in for automatic CCS project creation.
  • TI C2000 CAN bus support.
  • Serial-port-based LCD display support.
  • Efficient 7- and 14-segment LCD display support for MSP430; user table can customise segment assignments; auto conversion from scaled fixed-point to decimal display uses no floating point and no divide for maximum efficiency on MSP architecture.
  • Conditional execution of subsystems based on any Boolean condition, including occurrence of interrupt.
  • User control of execution order of parallel flows is done top down; subsystem contents are completely executed before the next block on given layer, which provides fine grain control necessary for hardware device access.
  • State transition block provides unlimited states and transition conditions, transition conditions are C expressions.

The VisSim product range is supplied and supported by Adept Scientific in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Scandinavia and the Nordic countries.

About Visual Solutions

Visual Solutions is the developer of VisSim, a graphical environment for the design, simulation, verification and implementation of control systems. Founded in 1989, Visual Solutions has helped thousands of companies world-wide bring complex products and systems to market quickly and efficiently. Engineers and scientists in industries like process, aerospace, automotive, biomedical, digital power, motor control, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications etc rely on VisSim to enhance innovation and speed design and test cycles

Trademarks

TMS320C2000, C2000, Piccolo, Delfino, C28x, MSP430 and Code Composer Studio are trademarks of Texas Instruments Incorporated. All registered trademarks and other trademarks belong to their respective owners. SOURCE Texas Instruments Incorporated.

 

With offices in the UK, Germany and throughout the Nordic region, Adept Scientific is one of the world’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers. Full details and contact information for all Adept Scientific international offices are available at www.adeptscience.com; or telephone +44 (0) 203 695 7810.

MapleSim aids in the design of RoboThespian, a robot that walks and talks

 

Maplesoft (Ontario, Canada) has announced its collaboration with Engineered Arts Limited, a company that designs and produces the revolutionary RoboThespian™ robots. The current RoboThespian is a life-sized, programmable, humanoid robot designed to be used for entertainment and communication. It can talk and sing – and even recite Shakespeare. The next generation RoboThespian robot will be a full size humanoid dynamic robot that walks, runs and jumps. Available from Adept Scientific (Letchworth, Herts), MapleSim, is playing a critical role in the design and modelling of this balancing and walking robot.

The goal of the RoboThespian project is to make humans think more deeply about humanoid robotics and artificial intelligence. Cinematic, theatrical and engineering techniques combine to produce entertaining robots that tackle challenging ethical, environmental and social issues. Being fully interactive, user friendly and able to speak more than a dozen languages, RoboThespian is capable of communicating and entertaining in a way that few people have experienced before.

RoboThespian robots are used by science centres in 14 countries and can be seen entertaining and educating visitors in theatrical installations around the world. Max Q, the RoboThespian installed at NASA Kennedy Space Center, is programmed to answer questions about space including the Hubble Telescope and an astronaut’s life in space with the goal of educating and inspiring visitors.

A walking robot will not only take RoboThespian’s performance as an entertainer and educator to the next level, but the robot prototype will also be used as an advanced research platform that explores verbal and non-verbal communication, human-robot social interaction, object tracking and recognition and many other areas.

“The next generation RoboThespian has a full-sized dynamic humanoid design which presents complex challenges,” said Will Jackson, Director, Engineered Arts Limited. “With it we will take robotic engineering to levels of complexity and performance not seen before. MapleSim significantly simplifies the task for us with its unique but highly efficient modelling and simulation platform. The capacity to simplify, solve and interact directly with differential equations was a big enabler in modelling and analysing physical interactions of the robot components. The complex interaction between interdependent variables could be relatively easily modelled because of MapleSim’s system-level approach to modelling.”

In MapleSim, revolutionary multibody technology is combined seamlessly with advanced multi-domain modelling tools to provide all the functionality engineers need in a single environment. This unique technology means MapleSim provides engineers with unparalled flexibiligy and control of their multibody models.

The design engineers at Engineered Arts are currently using MapleSim to design a biologically analogous humanoid robot leg integrating a novel actuator studying its static and dynamic stability and building the designed leg to determine strategies for its control. The design is comparable to the human musculoskeletal system. Unlike conventional robots actuated by electric motors, it is characterised by high non-linearity and humanlike compliance. A MapleSim model of the leg and actuators was built to verify the relationship between actuators under pressure, their contraction and the equivalent joint angles in static states. MapleSim’s custom component template was used extensively to model the robot’s pneumatic actuators. The leg model was effortlessly created by a chain of multibody components and the compliant foot was easily modelled with real-time feedback from the 3-D view.

Will Jackson and his team at Engineered Arts aim to have a full-body MapleSim model of the next generation RoboThespian by early 2013 and a working prototype later in the year.

The Maplesoft product range is supplied and supported by Adept Scientific in the UK, Ireland, Scandinavia and the Nordic countries.

About Maplesoft

Maplesoft has over 20 years of experience developing products for technical education and research, offering a solution that applies to every aspect of academic life. Its product suite reflects the philosophy that given great tools, people can do great things.

Maplesoft’s core technology is the World’s most advanced symbolic computation engine which is the foundation for all of its products, including Maple™, the technical computing and documentation environment; MapleSim™, the high-performance, multi-domain modelling and simulation tool for physical systems; and Maple T.A., a web-based system for creating and assessing online tests and assignments.

About Adept Scientific plc

Adept Scientific is one of the world’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers and has offices in the UK, Germany and throughout the Nordic region. Full details and contact information for all Adept Scientific international offices are available at www.adeptscience.com; or telephone +44 (0) 203 695 7810.

Combination of MapleSim and B&R Automation Studio enables dramatic reduction in development time

Maplesoft™ (Waterloo, Canada) has announced the release of a new product that allows engineers to integrate high-performance, multidomain system models from MapleSim into B&R Automation Studio.  Available from Adept Scientific (Letchworth, Herts), the MapleSim Connector for B&R Automation Studio is the result of a partnership between Maplesoft and B&R, the global leader in industrial automation, formed to bring together products from both companies to save engineers time and effort for hardware-in-the-loop simulations and controller development.

MapleSim is an advanced physical modelling and simulation tool that applies modern techniques to dramatically reduce model development and analysis time while producing fast, high-fidelity simulations. 

B&R Automation Studio is an integrated engineering development environment that allows the controller, drive, communication and visualisation phases of a development project to all be configured in a single environment.

With this new connectivity between products, complex engineering system models can be rapidly developed and optimised in the intuitive visual modelling environment of MapleSim.  The high-performance, high-fidelity MapleSim models are automatically converted to code for easy inclusion into B&R Automation Studio.  The model code is fully optimised for high-speed, real-time simulation allowing engineers to achieve the required performance for hardware, software and operator-in-the-loop testing without sacrificing fidelity.

“Engineers can save significant time by determining the properties of their system before building a physical prototype through system-level modelling,” says Dr Laurent Bernardin, Executive Vice President, R&D, Maplesoft.  “With the drag and drop physical modelling environment of MapleSim Automation Studio users can easily add a system-level modelling phase to their workflow without the need for difficult, time-consuming and error-prone mathematical derivations.  With a system-level model engineers can optimise for the desired behaviour of individual elements without risk of unexpected side effects in other parts of the system.”

“This partnership offers our customers many real benefits,” says Kurt Zehetleitner, Technical Manager Automation Software, B&R. “By using MapleSim and the MapleSim Connector for B&R Automation Studio, automation engineers can dramatically reduce the time they spend developing and analysing their models with the potential to save literally months of work in some cases.  The resulting high-fidelity models are so fast that they can be used directly in hardware-in-the-loop simulations. 

“With more accurate models in the testing phase fewer expensive physical prototypes are needed. In addition, controller design and optimisation begun in MapleSim can then be continued in hardware-in-the-loop tests with B&R Automation Studio on the Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) level.”

The Maplesoft product range is supplied and supported by Adept Scientific in the UK, Ireland, Scandinavia and the Nordic countries.

About B&R

B&R is a privately owned company with headquarters in Austria and offices all around the world.

As a global leader in industrial automation, B&R combines state-of-the-art technology with advanced engineering to provide customers in virtually every industry with complete solutions for machine and process automation, motion control, HMI and integrated safety technology.

With industrial fieldbus communication standards like POWERLINK and openSAFETY as well as the powerful Automation Studio software development environment, B&R is constantly redefining the future of automation engineering.

About Maplesoft

Maplesoft has over 20 years of experience developing products for technical education and research, offering a solution that applies to every aspect of academic life. Its product suite reflects the philosophy that given great tools, people can do great things.

Maplesoft’s core technology is the World’s most advanced symbolic computation engine which is the foundation for all of its products, including Maple™, the technical computing and documentation environment; MapleSim™, the high-performance, multi-domain modelling and simulation tool for physical systems; and Maple T.A., a web-based system for creating and assessing online tests and assignments.

About Adept Scientific plc

Adept Scientific is one of the world’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers and has offices in the UK, Germany and throughout the Nordic region. Full details and contact information for all Adept Scientific international offices are available at www.adeptscience.com; or telephone +44 (0) 203 695 7810.

“Express delivery” of mathematical computation: Mathcad Express, free, forever

The world’s most popular engineering calculation software, Mathcad, is now available in a free version.  For a 30 day trial period, new Mathcad Express gives you all the capabilities of the full Mathcad Prime 6.0 version. After that it reverts to limited functionality in perpetuity.

Mathcad Express gives users the ability to spend more time solving engineering problems and less time programming, documenting, reporting and verifying their solutions.  Although it lacks the more powerful features of Mathcad Prime 6.0, such as advanced numeric functions, solving capability, Excel integration, 3D plotting, programming and symbolic, Mathcad Express is still a powerful analysis tool – and it is easy to learn and easy to use.

Mathcad Express includes the following capabilities.

  • Create, edit, review and mark up Mathcad Prime documents – and convert and use files from older versions of Mathcad too.
  • Enter your equations in familiar maths notation, as you would write them on paper or a blackboard, and watch the results calculate automatically – and re-calculate whenever you change a variable.
  • Place equations, formulae, plots, text and images wherever you want on the page, automatically documenting your work as you go.
  • Perform a broad range of mathematical functions and operations, produce top-quality x-y plots, handle vector and matrix operators.
  • Never worry about unit-related errors – Mathcad Express seamlessly tracks units for you, maintains their integrity and accuracy and automatically identifies any inconsistencies.

Users can expect to see in-product messages with information on selected features, training, tips and tricks and easy ways to purchase the full commercial product, along with specific “Mathcad Express” headers and watermarks on worksheets.  A user who decides to upgrade to the full product will receive the full breadth of Mathcad capabilities and eliminate in-product advertising and watermarks.

To find out more about Mathcad Express click here.

Mathcad is supplied and supported in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria and the Nordic countries by Alfasoft.

With offices in the UK, Germany and throughout the Nordic region, Alfasoft is one of the World’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers. Full details and contact information for all Alfasoft international offices are available at www.aalfasoft.com; or telephone +44 (0) 203 695 7810.

 

New wireless temperature logging DAQ from Measurement Computing

 

Measurement Computing Corporation (Norton, MA), the value leader in data acquisition, has announced the release of the WiFi-501-TP temperature data logging sensor.

Available from Adept Scientific (Letchworth, Herts), the WiFi-501-TP is a WiFi-based temperature data logging sensor with thermistor probe which measures the temperature of the environment in which the probe is situated. Data is transmitted wirelessly via a WiFi network to a PC and is viewed using the software included. It can then be placed anywhere within range of the network. If the sensor temporarily loses connectivity with the network, it will log readings until it is able to communicate again with the PC application (max 120 days at 10 second sample interval).

This WiFi-501-TP is a battery-powered device and, when configured using typical sampling periods (e.g. once every 60 seconds), the sensor will operate for over one year. The battery can be recharged via a PC or USB +5 V wall adapter.

The software included will allow set-up, data logging and data review. Set-up features will include sensor name, °C/°F, sample rate and high/low alarms. Once configured, historic data can be viewed via the graphing tool or exported to Excel.

Product highlights:

• Measure temperature and humidity while transferring data via WiFi to a PC
• Built-in data display
• Included thermistor probe
• Measurement range from -40°C to +125°C (-40°F to +257°F)
• 802.11b-compliant
• Sensor memory stores data even if WiFi is temporarily disconnected
• Rechargeable internal battery
• Configurable high/low alarms
• Software included for set-up, logging and data review.

About Measurement Computing

Measurement Computing is the market leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of low-priced data acquisition hardware and test and measurement software solutions for both programmers and non-programmers.

The Measurement Computing product range is supplied and supported in the UK by Adept Scientific. 

With offices in the UK, Germany and throughout the Nordic region, Adept Scientific is one of the world’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers. Full details and contact information for all Adept Scientific international offices are available at www.adeptscience.com; or telephone +44 (0) 203 695 7810.

VisSim expands toolchain with Digital Power Designer

Visual Solutions Incorporated (VSI) (Westford, Massachusetts) has announced the immediate availability of VisSim/Digital Power Designer, a new high level block set for simulation and auto code generation of Digital Power Supplies.

Available from Adept Scientific (Letchworth, Herts) VisSim/Digital Power Designer allows you to quickly create models of complete power systems with a wide selection of digital control schemes, analogue power stages and loads. Building on the existing Embedded Controls Developer platform, VisSim/Digital Power Designer generates highly efficient embedded C-code to realise the firmware for the control of Texas Instruments MCUs.

VisSim/Digital Power Designer provides: 

  • Controllers (Multi-phase VMC, Peak CMC, Average CMC, Hysteretic CMC, PFC, PSFB, Zero-transition CMC)
  • Filters (1st order, 2nd order, Moving Average, Moving Median)
  • Measurements (Apparent Power, Crest Factor, Reactive Power, RMS, THD, etc)
  • Utility functions (Event counter, soft-start, window detector)
  • Converters (Buck, Boost, Buck-boost, Sepic, Cuk, Zeta, Full-bridge, Half-bridge, Push-pull, Flyback, Forward, Rectifiers and Bridgeless PFC)
  • Configurable analogue power stage with user selectable resistance, capacitor bank and inductance
  • Sensors (AC current transformer, isolated current Hall-effect, isolated voltage, resistive current sense, resistive divider (voltage sense)
  • Loads (Constant-current, Constant-power, Load profiles, Inductive, nonlinear glitching, LED strings, Parallel connector)
  • Compensators (PI, PID (traditional), PID (2p2z), Types I, II and III, 3p3z)
  • Supports TI Piccolo, Delfino, Concerto and MSP430 targets with CCS V4&V5.

Learn more and download a trial here:

https://www.adeptscience.co.uk/products/mathsim/vissim/vissimdigital-power-designer-add-on.html  

“Our goal at Visual Solutions is to help companies bring innovative and complex products to market as quickly and efficiently as possible,” said Visual Solutions CEO, Peter Darnell. “Our new Digital Power Designer, coupled with our deep support for TI on-chip peripherals, makes it easier than ever for engineers to design complete embedded digital power solutions.”

“I’ve been very impressed with the ease of use of VisSim and how well it generates code for our Piccolo line,” said Brett Novak, C2000 Product Marketing at Texas Instruments. “This new VisSim Digital Power add-on is a super way for analogue power designers to get up to speed fast with digital power solutions!”

About Visual Solutions

Visual Solutions is the developer of VisSim, a graphical environment for the design, simulation, verification and implementation of control systems. Founded in 1989, Visual Solutions has helped thousands of companies world-wide bring complex products and systems to market quickly and efficiently. Engineers and scientists in industries like process, aerospace, automotive, biomedical, digital power, motor control, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications etc rely on VisSim to enhance innovation and speed design and test cycles

Trademarks

TMS320C2000, C2000, Piccolo, Delfino, C28x, MSP430 and Code Composer Studio are trademarks of Texas Instruments Incorporated. All registered trademarks and other trademarks belong to their respective owners. SOURCE Texas Instruments Incorporated.

 

The VisSim product range is supplied and supported by Adept Scientific in theUK,Ireland,Germany,Austria,Scandinaviaand the Nordic countries.

With offices in the UK, Germany and throughout the Nordic region, Adept Scientific is one of the world’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers. Full details and contact information for all Adept Scientific international offices are available at www.adeptscience.com; or telephone +44 (0) 203 695 7810.

EndNote X6 for Mac now available

 

Thomson Reuters EndNote® (Philadelphia, PA) X6 for Mac, the bibliographic management and publishing solution used by millions of researchers, librarians and students worldwide, is now available from Adept Scientific (Letchworth, Herts).  

Now Mac users can take advantage of the latest enhancements to EndNote X6 which keeps its users up-to-date with the constantly evolving world of scholarly research and publishing by providing the ability to search, organise and share reference materials, as well as automatically format bibliographies, cutting down on the time spent collecting research and writing manuscripts, patent applications and grant proposals.

EndNote X6 enables researchers to enhance the efficiency of their authorship activities by providing sync capabilities between EndNote and EndNote Web allowing users to access research from any computer and offers secure storage for references and PDF libraries. The new functionality, in addition to EndNote’s ability to automatically download full text PDFs and update references, enables users to be more productive and manage their research libraries more effectively.

Update and sync references

With this release, EndNote X6 Mac users can update and synchronise references in EndNote desktop and EndNote Web with one click. Users also have the ability to maintain and synchronise references in their EndNote library across multiple computers. This is a significant improvement to EndNote as users increasingly access numerous platforms to gather data and information. The upgrade also includes increased storage of both references and PDFs in EndNote Web.

More effective and efficient editing

Through EndNote X6 researchers can now edit footnote citations, move or copy the contents of one field to another with text formatting and use more layout options, including an improved PDF Viewer for annotating files.

Rate references

In addition to allowing for tagging solutions to indicate which references have or have not been reviewed, EndNote X6 allows users to set personal rating preferences. Users can then refine their library searches with these ratings.

The latest version of EndNote also enables users to set sophisticated customisation preferences, more effectively manage medical journal names and use the new PubMed direct export feature to import records more quickly.

EndNote X6 for Mac and Windows is available from Adept Scientific, a Thomson Reuters partner and support centre in the UK and Ireland, Germany, Austria and Denmark. Upgrades and new copies may be ordered at www.adeptstore.com.

 

With offices in the UK, Germany and throughout the Nordic region, Adept Scientific is one of the world’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers. Full details and contact information for all Adept Scientific international offices are available at www.adeptscience.com; or telephone +44 (0) 203 695 7810.

Data acquisition for Android™-based tablets

 

Measurement Computing (Norton, MA), the value leader in data acquisition, has announced the release of USB DAQ device support for Android-based tablets.

As tablets gain popularity, Measurement Computing is at the forefront of targeting these new devices with its low-cost USB data acquisition products.

The Android OS is supported through DAQFlex, a simple and efficient message-based programming interface. The DAQFlex for Android API and example programs are included with select MCC DAQ devices.

The Android API provides programmers with a method of communicating with these devices without the need for understanding USB communication mechanisms.

Unlike most DAQ devices, which interface to the computer via low-level commands, DAQFlex devices interface with simple text messages. In addition to Android, DAQFlex also includes out of the box support for Windows®, Linux® and Mac®.

A whitepaper on using Android with MCC DAQ hardware is available for download from the Adept Scientific website. Click here to download the white paper or to find more information on the Android API for MCC DAQ.

About Measurement Computing

Measurement Computing is the market leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of low-priced data acquisition hardware and test and measurement software solutions for both programmers and non-programmers.

The Measurement Computing product range is supplied and supported in the UK by Adept Scientific.

With offices in the UK, Germany and throughout the Nordic region, Adept Scientific is one of the world’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers. Full details and contact information for all Adept Scientific international offices are available at www.adeptscience.com; or telephone +44 (0) 203 695 7810.