This computer fits performance into a compact, $500 model. It has a 100 MB Ethernet connection, and runs on a 266 MHz Intel® IXP420 CPU with XScale® technology. It uses DIN rail mounting for easy cabinet installation. It works well with motion control and PLC applications, using Ethernet-compatible Beckhoff I/O Bus Terminals or high-speed EtherCAT I/O terminals. It runs on Microsoft Windows CE, using Beckhoff's TwinCAT automation software. It boots from internal flash memory, needs no internal fan, and measures 47 × 100 × 91 mm in basic configuration. It comes with two RJ 45 sockets connected to an integrated switch, allowing multiple models to be wired together more easily. DV/USB, RS232, RS422/RS485 or compact Flash module interfaces are also available.
Conventional wisdom holds that MIT, Cal Tech, and Stanford are three of the country’s best undergraduate engineering schools. Unfortunately, when conventional wisdom visits the topic of best engineering schools, it too often leaves out some of the most distinguished programs that don’t happen to offer PhD-level degrees.
Airbus Defence and Space has 3D printed titanium brackets for communications satellites. The redesigned, one-piece 3D-printed brackets have better thermal resistance than conventionally manufactured parts, can be produced faster, cost 20% less, and save about 1 kg of weight per satellite.
A group of researchers at the Seoul National University have discovered a way to take material from cigarette butts and turn it into a carbon-based material that’s ideal for storing energy and creating a powerful supercapacitor.
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