MOTION CONTROL:maxon motor unveils the world’s smallest inductive encoder. This small, robust and accurate MILE encoder delivers 64 pulses at up to 120,000 rpm, has 3 channels, line driver and integrated commutation outputs. It is available in combination with the EC6 brushless dc motor, extending the length of the combination by only 1mm.
In a line of ultra-futuristic projects, DARPA is developing a brain microchip that will help heal the bodies and minds of soldiers. A final product is far off, but preliminary chips are already being tested.
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