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.
Using a 3D printer, CNC router, and existing powertrain components, a team of engineers is building an electric car from scratch on the floor of the International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago this week.
In November, a European space probe will try to land on the surface of a comet moving at about 84,000 mph and rotating with a period of 12.7 hours. Many factors make positioning the probe for the landing an engineering challenge.
NinjaFlex flexible 3D printing filament made from thermoplastic elastomers is available in a growing assortment of colors, most recently gold and silver. It's flexible and harder than you'd expect: around 85A (Shore A).
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.