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.
The company says it anticipates high-definition video for home security and other uses will be the next mature technology integrated into the IoT domain, hence the introduction of its MatrixCam devkit.
Siemens and Georgia Institute of Technology are partnering to address limitations in the current additive manufacturing design-to-production chain in an applied research project as part of the federally backed America Makes program.
Most of the new 3D printers and 3D printing technologies in this crop are breaking some boundaries, whether it's build volume-per-dollar ratios, multimaterials printing techniques, or new materials types.
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