Understanding Tactile Sensors and How They Can Make Design Come to Life
Pressure Profile Systems While pressure and force sensors are ubiquitous in current designs, the more-niche subset of tactile pressure sensing is quickly emerging as a technology in a variety of fields. By quantifying the subjective sense of touch, tactile pressure sensors are enabling the design and development of potentially disruptive new products. This white paper will provide a basic overview of the technology and identify current applications as well as future opportunities for tactile pressure sensors.
White paper: Monitoring and Managing Factory Energy Use to Improve Operational Efficiency and Reduce Costs
Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. Energy prices are on the rise due to many factors, including utilities’ capacity issues, energy supply uncertainty, environmental regulations, aging energy grids, and competition for available energy supplies. Most organizations, therefore, perceive energy bills as a cost they must bear, rather than one that can be managed. Learn how to control your energy costs and develop a competitive advantage through energy management with this whitepaper from Mitsubishi Electric.
White paper: Function Integration Saves Time All Around
Festo In machine building, the scale and the technical complexity of automated systems is constantly increasing. This white paper explores the growing trend toward function integration in machine and system building, application examples of function integration, key factors when selecting an integrated automation platform and more.
White paper: Simplifying Power Added Efficiency Testing
Agilent In most envelope tracking power added efficiency (PAE) test setups, multiple instruments must be used to measure RF, voltage, and current. The Agilent Technologies 8990B peak power analyzer provides an alternative setup which allows power added efficiency testing to be done on a single instrument. Download now.
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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