D40Z Safety Interlock Switch
Features 2/16/2011 Post a comment ISO 13849-1 compliance enables use in a wide range of higher risk level applications; compact size allows OEMs to standardize across machine designs.
Vision System Upgrades Pharma Printing
Features 2/14/2011 Post a comment To meet the FDA mandate that each tablet or capsule be identifiable, it's critical to be able to inspect the identification and eject bad items. A combined camera and image processor solution helps Ackley Machine deliver for its pharmaceutical customers.
Revisiting Humidity Sensor Design
Features 2/8/2011 Post a comment Requirements to measure and monitor humidity and temperature applications have become increasingly stringent. Here's a look at how one developer is using new technology to develop a combined humidity/temperature sensor to keep costs low for systems designers.
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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