Made for a number of industrial communications applications such as servo system platforms and motion control, the microcontroller comes with two ARM 946E cores, two CAN channels, two 10/100 Mbit Ethernet MACs with HW extension for real-time protocols, and motion control logic capability. It is versatile, with the EUROS real-time operating system built in to operate the ARMs independently. The MAC ports support real-time protocols over Ethernet through hardware extensions. The microcontroller also has an integrated complex-motion control block that can run any electronic motor right from the IC. It is designed to keep power dissipation so low it doesn't need heatsinks or fans.
Engineers at Fuel Cell Energy have found a way to take advantage of a side reaction, unique to their carbonate fuel cell that has nothing to do with energy production, as a potential, cost-effective solution to capturing carbon from fossil fuel power plants.
To get to a trillion sensors in the IoT that we all look forward to, there are many challenges to commercialization that still remain, including interoperability, the lack of standards, and the issue of security, to name a few.
This is part one of an article discussing the University of Washington’s nationally ranked FSAE electric car (eCar) and combustible car (cCar). Stay tuned for part two, tomorrow, which will discuss the four unique PCBs used in both the eCar and cCars.
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