Advantech's new single-board computer uses Intel's LGA 755 socket, running off Pentium 4 and Celeron D processors at processing speeds up to 3.8/3.06 GHz and a front size bus speed of 800/533 MHz. The Pentium 4 processor has higher performance with up to 2 MB of L2 cache. The main board uses Intel's 915GV chipset with Hyper-Threading technology, and can take up to 4 GB of dual channel DDRII 400/533 SDRAM, with up to 8.5 GB/s of bandwidth. It has 128 MB of video memory in a onboard VGA controller, plus the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900, and it also supports dual monitors. It also has four serial-ATA device support, eight USB 2.0 ports, two PCI-Express x1 slots for LAN chips, 14-pin general-purpose I/O interface as 8-bit programmable digital I/O, AC-97 interface audio, and CMOS automatic BIOS data backup.
What if algae borne of fertilizer runoff that pollutes rivers and lakes could be harvested and used as biofuel feedstock? What if the leftovers could be recycled into farm soil nutrients, eliminating at least some of the need for artificial fertilizers in the first place? Western Michigan University researchers have a plan.
Manufacturers of plastic parts recognize the potential of conformal cooling to reduce molding cycle times. Problem is, conformal molds require additive manufacturing (AM), and technologies in that space are still evolving. Costs also can be high, and beyond that, many manufacturing organizations lack the knowledge and expertise needed to apply and incorporate additive technologies into their operations.
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