Analog Devices' new 16-bit, high-speed analog-to-digital converters — the AD9460 and the AD9461 — focus on high-speed performance. With its 105 mega-samples-per-second speed and high dynamic range, the AD9460 is a candidate for instrumentation and medical systems, such as patient-monitoring and signal analysis devices. The AD9461, meanwhile, provides designers of instrumentation, military hardware and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) systems with sampling rates up to 130 mega-samples per second, thus incorporating the ability to capture wider bandwidths of data. It also allows MRIs the ability to handle higher Tesla magnetic fields for superior imaging. For more information, click on http://rbi.ims.ca/4917-529.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
In a bid to boost the viability of lithium-based electric car batteries, a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a chemistry that could possibly double an EV’s driving range while cutting its battery cost in half.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.