Because of increasing demand by the automotive industry, Phoenix Contact has chosen PROFInet as its preferred Ethernet solution for Interbus. Interbus technology, a classification of high-speed I/O devices, is joining with PROFInet technology to create a faster, consolidated Ethernet platform. The combined technology will be used in gateways, proxies, control systems, I/O modules, and in developing engineering tools. PROFInet is expected to be the modern standard for distributed automation standards. For more information on PROFInet, go to http://us.profibus.com/profinet.
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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