Content tagged with Electronics & Test posted in July 2010
One Network from IT to Motion Control
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Machine builders achieve new levels of design flexibility by using the standard Ethernet network platform to connect devices across the enterprise and an entire machine, including variable frequency drives and servo drives for integrated motion control.
Error Budget Calculations
No matter how perfect your circuit or SPICE simulation, an analog circuit always produces less-than-perfect signals.
Anti-resonance and Vibration Suppression Application in Servo Systems
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Vibrations, resonances, and oscillations can cause problems in a servo-motor application. But when you turn down the control-loop gains, the driven machine responds more slowly. So what do you do when the tuning gains that run the machine with fast settling time cause it to screech and oscillate out of control?
A researcher from The Ohio State University has designed objects that harness vibrations from the movement of swaying buildings or bridges to provide alternative energy.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory has developed a carbon fiber production method it wants to share with you: a faster, cheaper, greener method for manufacturing industrial-grade structural carbon fiber.
This slideshow includes several versions of multi-materials machines, two different composites processes including one at microscale, and two vastly different metals processes. Potential game-changers down the line include three microscale processes.
Members of the IEEE Computer Society name cybersecurity as the top technology affecting their industries.
Hosted CAD or PDM systems is an emerging technology that offers many advantages over traditional on premise workstation CAD configurations and is making many companies rethink how to deliver future CAD software solutions.
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