Airmar Technology Corp.’s PB200 integrated weather station addresses two of the major concerns of boaters: navigation and weather. Multiple sensors, including GPS and gyroscopes, provide a complete navigation and weather station. Analog Devices’ ADIS16080 gyroscope offers ± 80 degrees/sec response, matching the requirements of dynamic marine conditions. That response helps navigation systems combine rate of rotation and compass data to improve overall heading accuracy. A temperature sensor is also embedded in the module.
One way to keep a Formula One racing team moving at breakneck speed in the pit and at the test facility is to bring CAD drawings of the racing vehicle’s parts down to the test facility and even out to the track.
Most of us would just as soon step on a cockroach rather than study it, but that’s just what researchers at UC Berkeley did in the pursuit of building small, nimble robots suitable for disaster-recovery and search-and-rescue missions.
Design engineers need to prepare for a future in which their electronic products will use not just one or two, but possibly many user interfaces that involve touch, vision, gestures, and even eye movements.
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