The newest in the Data Acquisition Processor (DAP) Measurement Studio software, DAPstudio 2.5 offers live data in bar graphs, line graphs, and waterfall formats, with flat and 3D views in each. Optional rotating colors for the waveforms in a waterfall graph allow a specific spectrum to move back in time with the same color. The software can help build a PC-based management system with one or multiple DAP boards, with each board offering an additional processor running an operating system controlled from a Windows application. It costs $199, and the full version can be downloaded from the company's website for a free trial.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
In a bid to boost the viability of lithium-based electric car batteries, a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a chemistry that could possibly double an EV’s driving range while cutting its battery cost in half.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.