Ask The Search Engineer
Features 6/27/2005 Post a comment The Search Engineer finds solutions to all your questions, problems, and dilemmas. Occasionally, he could be wrong. But he doubts it.
Managing Wafer Fabrication
Features 6/27/2005 Post a comment Common methods of creating mechanical motion in wafer fabrication include servo/stepper drives, vacuum, and pneumatics. This motion becomes kinetic energy. Experts from Enidine Inc. comment on the energy control and applications.
New and Notable Product Design
Features 6/27/2005 Post a comment Connectors provide the connectivity for networking communication, computing, control, and other functions. Here are five examples of connectors in the latest products.
As Real As It Gets
Features 6/27/2005 Post a comment Aerospace engineers are learning more about design through simulation. Next up: merging the simulation with CAD models.
Embedded's New Star
Features 6/6/2005 Post a comment Microcontroller manufacturers are porting it to their products; defense and aerospace engineers are adopting it; software vendors are adding real-time to it. At long last, Linux has arrived in embedded's mainstream.
Occupant Detection Sensors
Features 6/1/2005 Post a comment With a possible government mandate looming for so-called smart air bags, suppliers are offering a variety of techniques for detecting the size and position of occupants
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
In a bid to boost the viability of lithium-based electric car batteries, a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a chemistry that could possibly double an EV’s driving range while cutting its battery cost in half.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.