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.
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
The engineers and inventors of the post WWII period turned their attention to advancements in electronics, communication, and entertainment. Breakthrough inventions range from LEGOs and computer gaming to the integrated circuit and Ethernet -- a range of advancements that have little in common except they changed our lives.
The age of touch could soon come to an end. From smartphones and smartwatches, to home devices, to in-car infotainment systems, touch is no longer the primary user interface. Technology market leaders are driving a migration from touch to voice as a user interface.
Soft starter technology has become a way to mitigate startup stressors by moderating a motor’s voltage supply during the machine start-up phase, slowly ramping it up and effectively adjusting the machine’s load behavior to protect mechanical components.
A new report from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) makes a start on developing control schemes, process measurements, and modeling and simulation methods for powder bed fusion additive manufacturing.
If you’re developing a product with lots of sensors and no access to the power grid, then you’ll want to take note of a Design News Continuing Education Center class, “Designing Low Power Systems Using Battery and Energy Harvesting Energy Sources."
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