If you have a good idea for a technical paper for the 2010 “Designing For LEDs” Workshop, please drop us a line at email@example.com. The workshop, scheduled for March 17, 2010 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, will be directed at electrical and mechanical engineers who want to learn more about LEDs and LED drivers. We’re looking for papers on thermal management, power control, optics, lighting control and networking. If you’re interested in presenting a paper, send us an abstract summarizing your topic in 300 words or less, along with author information (name, title, company and contact information). Deadline to submit is December 4th. For more information about the event, visit us here.
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.