Wolfson Microelectronics plc (www.wolfsonmicro.com) is returning to its roots. Aiming at the mobile phone market, its WM8753L chip's stereo analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters address the trend to multimedia phones. A combined PCM/hi-fi codec keeps power consumption low, operating at less than 7 mW for stereo playback and 6 mW for PCM operation. Tone control and bass boost are also on the WM8753L.
More and more robots are becoming more autonomous all the time. Now Lockheed Martin has completed a demo mission with two completely autonomous robotic vehicles performing resupply, reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition.
Producing high-quality end-production metal parts with additive manufacturing for applications like aerospace and medical requires very tightly controlled processes and materials. New standards and guidelines for machines and processes, materials, and printed parts are underway from bodies such as ASTM International.
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