People with speech, language and learning disabilities can communicate quickly and easily using the symbols in this portable tool. The unit uses DECtalk speech synthesizer, can hold up to 218 minutes of digitized speech and sound, and comes with Windows-based PC editing software. Rate enhancement features, including word prediction, character prediction, abbreviation expansion and auto-learn new words simplify message composition. Hardware buttons allow customizing for special situations or provide shortcuts for common functions. Speech-language pathologists designed several pre-programmed page sets to reduce the need to create custom pages for every occasion. The unit's 10 editable on-screen keyboards provide a starting point for interactive communication.
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?
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.