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.
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.
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.