This newest amplifier is made for electronic devices embedding a GPS function. It is the first low-noise amplifier that has integrated matching networks and a built-in power-down function, making this design smaller and cheaper. It runs well on the 1.575 GHz GPS frequency, with a power gain of 17 dB and noise figure of 1 .4 cB, and has a current consumption of 8.5 mA. It is stable, with a standby current consumption of as little as 10 nA. The amplifier maintains this performance even in an environment of -40 to 85C.
New versions of BASF's Ecovio line are both compostable and designed for either injection molding or thermoforming. These combinations are becoming more common for the single-use bioplastics used in food service and food packaging applications, but are still not widely available.
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 radio show will show what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.