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.
An in-depth survey of 700 current and future users of 3D printing holds few surprises, but results emphasize some major trends already in progress. Two standouts are the big growth in end-use parts and metal additive manufacturing (AM) most respondents expect.
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