Invensys Systems (www.invensys.com), maker of ArchestrA, an industrial software architecture, has launched the ArchestrA Community website (www.archestra.biz) to serve as an applications aid and communication tool for those interested in using the architecture. ArchestrA is designed for the assembly and integration of software applications and devices across a plant's automation framework. Third parties are encouraged to submit their own object templates built on ArchestrA technology to the website for review.
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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