Linear-Motor Makers Await Semiconductor Upturn
Features 12/31/2003 Post a comment Analysts who track the market for direct drive linear motors say the economic doldrums of the past two years have pushed back the timetable for implementation of the new technology. But they expect the picture to change-as soon as the semiconductor industry bounces back and looks to upgrade fabs.
Researchers at the University of Maryland have achieved a first in lithium-ion battery science: the development of a successful lithium-based battery using one material for all three core components of a battery -- anode, cathode, and electrolyte.
The online Bar Steel Fatigue Database for automotive design engineers has been updated for the fifth time and now contains 134 iterations, or grade/process combinations. It provides better predictability for designing parts with long-term reliability and durability.
FPGAs use programmable fabric to create custom logic, but this flexibility comes at a cost -- usually around 10 times more silicon real estate and 10 times the power dissipation. Can we really claim any FPGA is low power?
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