Press Releases - Adept Scientific

Access and Accelerate Your Research, Any Time and Anywhere

June 2013: The latest upgrade to EndNote®, the bibliographic reference management and publishing software from Thomson Reuters (Philadelphia, PA), is now available from Adept Scientific (Letchworth, Herts and Frankfurt/Main, Germany). New EndNote X7 for Windows brings users a smoother, more automated research workflow, increased time savings and even greater control of literature references thanks to enhanced PDF management, citing capabilities in PowerPoint and extended syncing capabilities that give users access to all of their references, attachments and groups from anywhere: desktop or laptop, Windows or Mac, online or iPad.

Used by millions of researchers, authors and students around the world, EndNote automates the process of locating, organising and formatting literature references and bibliographies. This new release adds new formatting tools, bibliography sub-headings, additional reference types and more. Both new and enhanced tools are designed to help users write papers, manuscripts, books, presentations, CVs, grant application and more, seamlessly integrating citations and bibliographies with word processing and other software.

Enhanced PDF Importing and Organising

With more and more key documents and research papers available online as PDFs, EndNote X7 includes new tools for importing, organising and annotating PDFs. Now you can specify which folder you want EndNote to automatically import and save, and define a naming convention for PDFs so they’re easily identifiable within and outside EndNote. When importing sub-folders of PDFs EndNote will automatically create and organise groups based on the sub-folders.

Cite in Microsoft PowerPoint

A new plug-in saves time and effort by letting you use EndNote to insert and edit citations and bibliography entries in your PowerPoint presentations – no more manual typing or copy and pasting by hand! (This feature is only available in Windows.)

Category Bibliography in Cite While You Write®

EndNote X7 makes it easy to add subheadings to your bibliography in Microsoft Word using EndNote’s patented Cite While You Write plug-in. You can specify your own categories or predefined reference types in an output style, allowing you, for example, to distinguish between different topics or primary and secondary sources.

Background Synchronisation

EndNote’s syncing capabilities let you access all of your citations, attachments and groups from anywhere, any time. The sync service now occurs in the background with non-intrusive feedback about its progress or issues, so your work is uninterrupted, continuously backed up and always available and accessible online.

New Reference Types

To further increase the software’s flexibility and in response to developing research needs EndNote X7 introduces a choice of new reference types to categorise your research material. These include Interview, Podcast, Conference Paper and Press Release.

Customisable Display

A simple drag-and-drop action reorders column headings in the Library reference list and a right click customises which columns display. You can also control if/how the reference ratings and read/unread fields are displayed.

Dual Platform Use

The standard single-user EndNote licence allows you to install the software on up to three computers (office desktop, laptop and tablet for example). Now the same product key will install EndNote X7 on both Windows and Mac platforms, so when EndNote X7 for Mac is released (scheduled for July 2013), users will be able to download the Mac version for free!

Among other enhancements to EndNote X7, quick searches automatically include results from PDFs and PDF annotations; and the ability to quickly identify groups from within your EndNote desktop that you’re sharing online.

EndNote X7 for Windows is available now from Adept Scientific in the UK, Ireland and Germany, with special online prices at www.adeptscience.com.

About 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)1462 480055.

 

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Intelligence Solution Helps You Make the Most of Your Data

Northwest Analytics (Portland, Oregon) has announced the launch of NWA Focus EMI®, a next-generation enterprise manufacturing intelligence (EMI) solution that provides full integration of data sources and real-time process analytics and visibility. Available from Adept Scientific (Letchworth, Herts), this new software product greatly improves how users accumulate and disseminate knowledge across the entire enterprise. It also increases collaboration across geographically dispersed manufacturing operations to pinpoint and quickly resolve issues and share best practices.

The first market-driven EMI solution, NWA Focus EMI supports all commercial databases. It delivers a unique approach to data integration by directly accessing data where it ‘lives’, combining data from multiple sources and applying analytics in real time to support and drive operational decisions. The system-wide KnowledgeBase module consolidates process, quality and problem-solving knowledge in a single, discoverable database, so that knowledge and best practices are easily shared across plant and global operations.

The cloud-based Collaboration module quickly communicates expertise and experience across the enterprise to solve critical production issues. Text, graphics, pictures, documents and video content can be seamlessly integrated for easier communication of complex issues. This ensures the right people have the right information and context to solve pressing manufacturing issues quickly, saving time, money and resources.

“NWA Focus EMI delivers complete data integration with a ubiquitous analytics layer that delivers real-time process visibility across a single line or plant, or across the entire enterprise,” said Peter Guilfoyle, Vice-President of Marketing for Northwest Analytics.

“This puts the power in the hands of the customer to derive meaningful value from data to reduce costs, increase yields and improve product quality. The KnowledgeBase and Collaboration Modules accelerate this value by capturing and proliferating best practices, quickly bringing together experts from around the enterprise to resolve pressing operational issues.”

The Dow Chemical Company, an early adopter of NWA Focus EMI, has 14 plants using the solution. “We were looking for a better way to retrieve, join and analyse data and turn that information into real knowledge throughout the organisation,” said Lloyd Colegrove, Director of Fundamental Problem Solving at Dow Chemical. “NWA EMI Focus, with its ability to access data directly from multiple databases and apply analytics in real time, is giving us immediate access to critical process information and focuses us on the information and best practices that most influence and improve our production output and quality.”

Guilfoyle added that implementation of the EMI solution averages only 1-3 weeks and output is often returned in just a few hours after the start of the implementation. “Based on customer feedback, NWA Focus EMI delivers a full system payback in two to six months. That is a direct result of the solution leveraging existing database investments, and eliminating data duplication and its movement to a separate system for analysis.

“Measurable soft returns include faster solution implementations, quick user adoption, and the surfacing of more meaningful information, which increases operational performance, profitability and bottom line,” he affirmed.

NWA Focus EMI, as well as the rest of NWA’s range of products for statistical process control, quality management and manufacturing intelligence, is available from Adept Scientific in the UK, Ireland, Germany and the Nordic countries.

About Northwest Analytics

Northwest Analytics is a leading provider of manufacturing intelligence, SPC and quality information software solutions for manufacturers. NWA delivers manufacturing-intelligence visibility, analytics, plant-floor quality data collection, management and monitoring, SPC charting, enterprise reporting, and real-time, embedded SPC to 35% of the Forbes 1000 manufacturers and more than 5,000 manufacturing customers worldwide.

NWA has focused exclusively on manufacturing for more than 25 years, providing a powerful, easy-to-use suite of EMI, MI and SPC solutions that emphasise enterprise-wide integration, analysis and visibility.  NWA helps customers increase operating efficiencies and throughput, while delivering a fast and effective ROI.

About 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)1462 480055.

 

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Global Optimization Toolbox: Better Optimization to Solve More Problems, Faster

Maplesoft (Waterloo, Canada) has released a major new version of its Maple Global Optimization Toolbox, which is now available from its partner in the UK, Ireland and the Nordic countries Adept Scientific (Letchworth, Herts). The Toolbox is designed to solve a wide variety of optimisation problems in mathematics, engineering and the sciences; and this latest release harnesses the power of Optimus® technology from Noesis Solutions (Leuven, Belgium) to achieve faster solutions and expand the scope of problems this toolbox can solve.

The objective of global optimisation is to find the best possible solution in models that have a number of sub-optimal local solutions meeting requirements, but are not necessarily the best possible answer. Such problems can be very difficult to solve, and so engineers and researchers are often forced to settle for sub-optimal solutions. The result can be inferior designs and operations, and related expenses in terms of reliability, time, money and other resources. The Maple Global Optimization Toolbox provides a powerful set of global solvers that find the best possible solution to a problem, so compromises do not need to be made.

Leveraging the powerful, proven optimisation technology from Optimus, the Maple Global Optimization Toolbox is now even more powerful. It features new solver methods and many more options that allow customers to guide the search for the solution based on their knowledge of the particular problem. For example, customers can select different methods for locating promising new points in the design space or control the balance between computation speed and probability of success. Using these new methods and options, customers can reach their solutions faster and solve more problems than ever before.

“More and more, in today’s competitive environment, companies cannot settle for second-best when it comes to solving their design problems,” says Dr. Laurent Bernardin, Executive Vice-President and Chief Scientist at Maplesoft. “They need the best possible solution to deliver the best, most cost-effective products to their customers. With the new Maple Global Optimization Toolbox powered by Optimus technology, customers will be able to determine the best solutions to their most challenging problems.”

“We are pleased that Maplesoft has chosen our industry-proven Optimus technology to develop their new Global Optimization Toolbox,” says Naji El Masri, Noesis Solutions’ Chief Technology Officer. “Thanks to its robustness, Optimus technology is increasingly being adopted by software development companies like Maplesoft to extend the power of their solutions. Inside Maple’s technical document environment, users can develop full solutions that include computations, documentation, visualisations, interactive applications and more. With the new Global Optimization Toolbox they can now also find the optimal design solution more quickly and effectively.”

The Maplesoft product range, including Maple, MapleSim and Maple T.A., is supplied and supported by Adept Scientific in the UK, Ireland and the Nordic countries.

 About Maplesoft

Maplesoft, a subsidiary of Cybernet Systems Co. Ltd. in Japan, is the leading provider of high-performance software tools for engineering, science, and mathematics. Its product suite reflects the philosophy that given great tools, people can do great things.

Maplesoft’s core technologies include the world’s most advanced symbolic computation engine and revolutionary physical modelling techniques. Combined together, these technologies enable the creation of cutting-edge tools for design, modelling and high-performance simulation.

Maplesoft’s products help to reduce errors, shorten design times, lower costs and improve results. The Maplesoft product suite includes Maple, the technical computing and documentation environment; MapleSim, the high-performance, multi-domain modelling and simulation tool for physical systems;.

About Adept Scientific Ltd

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 http://www.adeptscience.com; or telephone +44 (0)1462 480055.

About Noesis Solutions

Noesis Solutions, a subsidiary of Cybernet Systems Co. Ltd. in Japan, is a simulation innovation partner to manufacturers in engineering-intense industries. Specialising in simulation process integration and numerical design optimisation, its flagship product Optimus helps customers like Audi, BMW, Snecma, Thales Alenia Space, Tyco Electronics, Volkswagen and others adopt an ‘Engineer by Objective’ development strategy, saving on design time while improving product performance.

New MapleSim 6.1 release delivers advanced model development and analysis, extended toolchain connectivity and quicker results

April 2013: Maplesoft (Waterloo, Canada) has announced a new release of MapleSim, the advanced system-level modelling and simulation platform. With improved performance, more tools for programmatic analysis and model development and expanded connectivity options, MapleSim 6.1 helps engineers meet and exceed their system-level requirements.

MapleSim 6.1, available from Adept Scientific (Letchworth, Herts.), offers a modern approach to physical modelling and simulation, dramatically reducing model development and analysis time while producing fast, high-fidelity simulations. In MapleSim 6.1, improvements to the simulation engine mean that MapleSim can produce simulations faster than ever before.

The MapleSim Application Programming Interface (API), a collection of procedures for manipulating, simulating and analysing a MapleSim model in the Maple document environment, has been expanded to provide more flexibility for model creation and analysis.

For example, new API commands make it easier to analyse the parameters in a model programmatically, so they can take advantage of the full processing power of the computer, automatically detecting and using all available processor cores to perform computations in parallel whenever possible. As a result, engineers can perform large numbers of computations rapidly and get results faster.

Other improvements include expanded connectivity options with the new MapleSim Connector for JMAG®-RT, enhanced support for Modelica, and a new transparency option for the visualisation of multibody objects that allows engineers to add additional visual context to their models. MapleSim 6.1 is fully compatible with the recently released Maple 17, so MapleSim customers can also take advantage of all the enhancements of Maple 17, including a wide variety of improvements in both the computation engine and interface.

“Advanced projects require advanced tools, and our customers appreciate the open, ‘white-box’ modelling environment of MapleSim that gives them immense control over their modelling and analysis,” says Dr Laurent Bernardin, Executive Vice-President and Chief Scientist at Maplesoft.

“MapleSim is a vital component of the toolchain for many organisations,” added Mike Pisapia, Managing Director of Adept Scientific, “and with the new features in MapleSim 6.1, it’s even easier for customers to perform the analyses they want and get the results they need, fast.

“We’re convinced that this latest release makes MapleSim a must-have software resource for every engineer needing state-of-the-art physical modelling capability.”
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 http://www.adeptnordic.com; or telephone +44 (0)1462 480055.

Maple 17 offers advanced solving and application development capabilities

Includes over 400 new commands for mathematical, engineering and scientific problem-solving

Maplesoft™ (Waterloo, Canada) has announced a major new release of its flagship product, Maple™, the technical computing software for engineers, mathematicians and scientists. With Maple 17 Maplesoft introduces more computation tools and a large collection of enhancements dedicated to supporting the creation of applications.

Maple 17, available from Adept Scientific (Letchworth, Herts), offers numerous advances in a variety of branches of technical computation that push the frontiers of knowledge and Maple’s capabilities. New functionality includes ground-breaking achievements in solving a whole new class of differential equations, major advancements in solving systems of equations, new signal processing tools, expanded support for physics, statistics, dynamic systems and more.

Performance has also been enhanced with improvements to frequently called routines and algorithms as well as in the low-level infrastructure of memory management. One example is a new memory manager, which takes advantages of multiple processors to allow computations to run 10 per cent faster on average, with memory-intensive computations running up to 50 per cent faster. With these new abilities, customers can solve more problems, faster with Maple 17.

While the computation engine forms the heart of Maple’s technology, Maplesoft has always considered the entire user experience to be important; from the first explorations by a new user to the development of powerful applications by experienced customers. Maple 17 introduces further productivity advances with special emphasis on application development.

Highlights include:

  • A new advanced code editor to make algorithm development even easier for more complex applications
  • An Embedded Video Component for adding rich multimedia content to applications
  • Improved command completion while using maths notation
  • Improvements to 2-D and 3-D visualisations
  • New programming constructs to make it easier to write multi-threaded code for parallel execution.

“Many professional organisations rely on Maple to solve their challenging mathematics-based problems both directly and as part of the analysis environment of MapleSim™, our advanced system-level modelling tool,” says Dr Laurent Bernardin, Executive Vice-President and Chief Scientist at Maplesoft. “With Maple 17 customers will have access to more solvers, an even more intuitive environment and tools to make it even easier to develop their own applications; from interactive calculators to multi-year research projects.”

“Maple is a crucial part of my toolchain,” says Dr Peter Waegli, a technology consultant and owner of Dr P Waegli-Research. “It is a very powerful and comprehensive mathematical engine, with a sophisticated user interface. The new version of Maple promises to build on the product’s solid history of strong computational power and analytical productivity. With new solvers, faster answers, a new signal processing package and an even more comfortable environment for quick calculations and large-scale code development, I’m confident Maple 17 will continue to amaze me.”

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 http://www.adeptnordic.com; or telephone +44 (0)1462 480055.

Maplesoft introduces The Möbius Project for creating, sharing and grading interactive maths apps

Maplesoft™ (Waterloo, Canada) has announced a major new initiative to support teaching and learning. The Möbius Project makes it easy to create rich, interactive mathematical applications, share them with everyone and grade them to assess understanding.  

Using Maple, available from Adept Scientific (Letchworth, Herts), instructors can easily create interactive mathematical applications that help their colleagues and students solve problems, visualise solutions and explore concepts. These applications are then shared with everyone through The Möbius Project, where they can be freely accessed for use in the classroom and for independent learning. These applications are also gradable by Maple T.A., the testing and assessment system from Maplesoft, giving instructors a whole new way to measure and deepen students’ understanding.

“As a long-time Maple user, I am very excited about The Möbius Project,” said Dr Douglas Meade, Department of Mathematics, University of South Carolina. “Now I will be able to share the work I prepare in Maple with others and see the types of resources other Maple users will create and share through The Möbius Project. I hope that bringing Möbius content to the attention of my students will let them explore mathematics in ways they are extremely comfortable with – through online apps. I am also particularly excited about the possibilities of having gradable maths apps that can easily measure students’ understanding in a manner that isn’t possible now.”

“Instant access to online tools and information is arguably triggering the biggest paradigm shift in mathematics education since the calculator,” says Dr Laurent Bernardin, Executive Vice President, R&D, Maplesoft. “More than ever before our customers are looking for new ways to explore concepts and assess understanding, not just perform calculations. The Möbius Project is designed to help educators thrive in this new world.”

The Möbius Project brings together many Maplesoft technologies to support every step of the experience. Maple is used as the authoring environment for the interactive applications and Maple T.A. grades them. Users can interact with the applications using a web browser. MapleNet provides the mathematical power behind The Möbius Project web site to perform the computations. Users can also run the applications directly on their own computer by using Maple or the free Maple Player.

The Möbius Project is now in a pilot phase and more information about the project and an application to join the pilot programme are available at: http://www.adeptnordic.com/mobius.

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

About Maplesoft

Maplesoft™, a subsidiary of Cybernet Systems Co., Ltd. in Japan, 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 modeling and simulation tool for physical systems; and Maple T.A.™, a web-based system for creating and assessing online tests and assignments.

Maplesoft also introduced a fundamental shift in technical education through its Clickable Math™ and Clickable Engineering™ initiatives. The idea behind this shift is to create technology that will allow students and teachers to focus on the concepts, not the tool. These initiatives deliver powerful mathematics through visual, interactive point-and-click methods in Maple, while the intuitive physical modeling environment of MapleSim helps teachers to quickly demonstrate the connection between modeling concepts and the underlying mathematical theory.

Over 90% of advanced research institutions and universities worldwide, including MIT, Stanford, Oxford, the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and the U.S. Department of Energy, have adopted Maplesoft solutions to enhance their education and research activities. In industry Maplesoft’s customers include Ford, Toyota, NASA, Canadian Space Agency, Motorola, and DreamWorks, covering sectors such as automotive, aerospace, electronics, defense, consumer products, and entertainment.

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 http://www.adeptnordic.com; or telephone +44 (0)1462 480055.

MathType 6.9: Equations Everywhere and Anywhere™

MathType 6.9 from Design Science (Long Beach, California) is a powerful interactive equation editor for Windows and Mac that lets you create mathematical notation for word processing, web pages, desktop publishing, presentations, elearning and TeX, LaTeX and MathML documents.

Available from Adept Scientific (Letchworth, Herts) this latest version of MathType works with over 700 applications and websites giving you the flexibility to work everywhere and anywhere.

MathType gives you more ways to create equations and more control to customise your presentations:

  • Entering maths by hand: enter equations as easily as you would write maths with paper and pencil using the built-in handwriting recognition in Windows 7 and later.
  • Point-and-Click editing with automatic formatting: choose from MathType’s palettes and type directly into the empty slots. MathType applies mathematical spacing rules automatically as you type.
  • Keyboard shortcuts: save time using keyboard shortcuts. MathType has customisable keyboard shortcuts for virtually every symbol, template, and command.
  • Type TeX or LaTeX: if you already know the TeX typesetting language, you can enter equations directly into MathType or Microsoft Word documents. TeX editing can be mixed with point-and-click editing so you get the best of both worlds.
  • Copy-and-Paste: copy-and-paste equations directly into MathType from other applications or websites.
  • Save expressions in the toolbar: drag frequently used equations and expressions to the MathType toolbar for insertion later with just a click or a keystroke.
  • Supports Microsoft Office:
    • Office 2013 and Office 365: MathType 6.9 is fully compatible with Office 2013 and Office 365 installed on Windows 7 and 8 computers.
    • Office 2010, 2007, 2003, and XP: MathType 6.9 is fully compatible.
    • Office Web Apps, Office Mobile, and Office RT: MathType equations cannot be edited in these Office versions but equations created in other versions of Office will display and print.
  • Microsoft Office 2013, 2010, & 2007 — MathType Ribbon Tab in Word and PowerPoint: MathType takes full advantage of Office’s Ribbon User Interface making it easier than ever to do equation operations in documents and presentations. New equation numbering and browse features work with all Word equation types.
  • Microsoft Office 2003 and XP (2002) — MathType Toolbar and Menu in Word and PowerPoint: MathType adds a toolbar and menu to Microsoft Word and PowerPoint, allowing quick access to its features and powerful commands to do equation numbering, produce great-looking maths web pages, presentations, and much more.
  • Find symbols: MathType’s Insert Symbol dialogue allows you to explore the available symbols and insert them with a click or keystroke.

And have more control using:

Colour: use colour to highlight part of an equation and focus your audience’s attention on just the portions you want.  Show what changed in each step of a multi-step procedure and make those equations really come to life.

  • More fonts: MathType has hundreds more symbols and templates than Equation Editor.  Besides the exclusive Euclid™ maths fonts, there are 1,000s of maths symbols in fonts already on your computer, as well as other maths fonts you can download from the Internet.

MathType has long been known as the professional version of the Equation Editor in Microsoft Office, used by millions of educators, scientists and engineers to create papers and presentations with textbook-quality equations. According to scientific and technical publishers, over 85 per cent of submitted manuscripts containing mathematical notation are Microsoft Word documents with MathType or Equation Editor equations.

About Design Science

Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Long Beach, California, Design Science develops software used by educators, scientists and publishing professionals, including MathType, Equation Editor in Microsoft Office, WebEQ, MathFlow and MathPlayer, to communicate on the web and in print.

MathType 6.9 is supplied and supported in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria and the Nordic countries by Adept Scientific.  Products including MathType 6.9 can be ordered online 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)1462 480055.

Combined vector, FFT and matrix accelerator plug-in module delivers increased performance for data analysis applications

DSP Development Corporation (Newton, MA) announces DADiSP/ProPac: a combined maths accelerator plug-in module for DADiSP, the engineering spreadsheet designed specifically for technical data analysis.

DADiSP/ProPac combines the new VectorXL module with the previously released FFTXL and MatrixXL modules to provide a single, optimised numeric processing engine.

DADiSP/VectorXL accelerates common vector maths computations by using the Intel® Math Kernel Library (Intel® MKL). Speed improvements of 20- to 60 per cent are common. The MKL Library provides highly optimised vector routines based on the VML Vector Math Library. The algorithms are specifically tuned to Intel processors to provide enhanced performance.

The DADiSP/FFTXL plug-in module automatically accelerates FFT computations and FFT based analysis routines. Also based on MKL, FFTXL takes advantage of the latest instruction sets, parallelism and algorithms to yield a highly optimised FFT function. Performance gains of 2- to 10x over the standard built-in FFT function are achieved to benefit new and existing FFT analysis applications.

The DADiSP/MatrixXL Module builds upon LAPACK, Linear Algebra PACKage provided by Intel® MKL to accelerate core matrix computations. LAPACK is an industry standard software library that provides a number of matrix routines including functions to solve linear equations, least squares systems, eigenvalue and singular value decomposition problems. By exploiting the processor tuned performance of Intel® MKL LAPACK, MatrixXL delivers speed increases of 3- to 50x over the standard built-in matrix functions.

“DADiSP/ProPac delivers the combined benefits of VectorXL, FFTXL and MatrixXL in one simple package to provided highly optimised numeric analysis capabilities to DADiSP users in a transparent manner” said Randy Race, DSP’s Chief Technical Officer. “Fast and highly tuned computing algorithms, once limited to the domain of specialty programmers, are now available to scientists and engineers across a broad spectrum of applications.”

Key features 

  • Simple deployment – just Install and Run.
  • 20- to 5,000 per cent speed improvements.
  • Optimised performance on Intel Processors.
  • Multi-threaded execution for even faster execution on multi-core systems.
  • Speeds up virtually any numeric analysis.

DADiSP/ProPac is compatible with DADiSP 6.5 and requires no changes to existing analysis routines.

The DADiSP range of products, including a choice of optional extensions, is supplied and supported by Adept Scientific in the UK, Ireland, Germany and Austria.

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 http://www.adeptnordic.com; or telephone +44 (0)1462 480055.

New low-cost USB DAQ from Measurement Computing

Measurement Computing Corporation (NORTON, MA) has announced the release of four, low-cost USB DAQ devices with sampling rates up to 500 kS/s.  Available from Adept Scientific (Letchworth, Herts), the USB-200 Series confirms MCC as the leading supplier for low-cost USB DAQ.

The USB-200 Series offers eight, 12-bit analogue inputs plus eight digital I/O and one counter input.

OEM, board-only versions of each device are designed for embedded applications and feature header connectors instead of screw terminals.

Included software options for the USB-200 Series are extensive and feature out-of-the-box TracerDAQ® along with comprehensive support for Visual Studio® and Visual Studio® .NET, DASYLab® and NI LabVIEW™.  Also included is Measurement Computing’s DAQFlex open-source software framework which provides support for Windows®, Linux®, and Mac® operating systems.

USB-200 Series
Model Analogue Inputs Sampling Rate Digital I/O Counters
USB-201 8 SE 100 kS/sec 8 1
USB-204 8 SE 500 kS/sec 8 1
USB-201-OEM 8 SE 100 kS/sec 8 1
USB-204-OEM 8 SE 500 kS/sec 8 1

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

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.

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 http://www.adeptnordic.com; or telephone +44 (0)1462 480055.

New vector maths acceleration module from DSP

New from DSP Development Corporation (Newton, MA) and available from Adept Scientific (Letchworth, Herts), the DADiSP/VectorXL module accelerates vector maths computations by using the Math Kernel Library (MKL) from Intel with speed improvements of 20% to 60% common.

The MKL Library provides highly optimised vector routines based on the Vector Math Library (VML). The algorithms are specifically tuned to Intel Processors to provide outstanding performance.

Simply install DADiSP/VectorXL and any routine that employs a supported vector maths function or operation automatically benefits from accelerated computation.

Key features 

  • Simple deployment – just Install and Run.
  • 20% to 60% speed improvements.
  • Optimised performance on Intel Processors.
  • Multi-threaded execution for even faster execution on multi-core systems.
  • Speeds up any vector maths based analysis.

The DADiSP range of products, including a choice of optional extensions, is supplied and supported by Adept Scientific in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Scandinavia and 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 http://www.adeptnordic.com; or telephone +44 (0)1462 480055.