This single-board PC is made for communications and networking applications, offering flexible input/output configurations, and a versatile, rugged setup. It works with Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.'s PowerQUICC III family of processors, and allows onboard configuration of application-specific I/O through a Cyclone field programmable gate array from Altera. The MPC8540 CPU is made for communication and telecommunication applications, and runs on between 7 and 8 W of power, between -40 and 85C. It has up to 4Gbytes of EEC DDR SDRAM memory and at least 1Gbyte of NAND Flash memory. It can use CompactFlash or an RS232 port, and also has two Gigabit Ethernet and one Fast Ethernet ports, an IDE peripheral connector, and another serial channel through an SA-Adapter.
Earlier this year paralyzed IndyCar drive Sam Schmidt did the seemingly impossible -- opening the qualifying rounds at Indy by driving a modified Corvette C7 Stingray around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Wearables are changing the way we see ourselves. With onboard sensors that have access to our bodies, we are starting to know our physical selves like never before, quantifying our activity, our heart rate, breathing, and even our muscle effort.
Last week, the bill for reforming chemical regulation, the TSCA Modernization Act of 2015, passed the House. If it or a similar bill becomes law, the effects on cost and availability of adhesives and plastics incorporating these substances are not yet clear.
This year, Design News is getting a head start on the Fourth of July celebration. In honor of our country and its legacy of engineering innovation -- in all of its forms -- we are taking you on an alphabetical tour through all 50 states to showcase interesting engineering breakthroughs and historically significant events.
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