With Pelagic's advanced computer system and wireless technology, divers can find out how much air they have left without being concerned about how much battery power is left for the measuring system. The computer receives air pressure and nitrogen-oxygen mix information via a wireless signal from sensors on up to three dive tanks and displays the data on the heads-up display at the bottom of the DataMask. To obtain an ultra-low power MCU and extend the product's operating life, Pelagic engineers chose Texas Instruments' MSP430. In addition to low 50-nA pin leakage, the unit has on-chip peripherals optimized for precision sensing and measurements. Get more information on Texas Instruments' MSP430 microcontrollers.
Some cars are more reliable than others, but even the vehicles at the bottom of this year’s Consumer Reports reliability survey are vastly better than those of 20 years ago in the key areas of powertrain and hardware, experts said this week.
Many of the materials in this slideshow are resins or elastomers, plus reinforced materials, styrenics, and PLA masterbatches. Applications range from automotive and aerospace to industrial, consumer electronics and wearables, consumer goods, medical and healthcare, as well as sporting goods, and materials for protecting food and beverages.
While many larger companies are still reluctant to rely on wireless networks to transmit important information in industrial settings, there is an increasing acceptance rate of the newer, more robust wireless options that are now available.
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