The VersaMax™ Micro 64 control system GE Fanuc (http://rbi.ims.ca/4927-536) offers a wide range of I/O expansion modules and communications options including Ethernet. Multiple operator interfaces and motion solutions are available as simple integration add-ons. The controller uses a common software programming and tag database for the operator interface and controller. For motion, the unit supports four independent 65 kHz Pulse Train/PWM outputs and can be adapted to Fanuc’s line of PowerCube stepper amplifiers and motors or S2K servo controllers. A high-speed counter supports four independent 100 kHz type A counters or one type B counter for precise motion positioning.
Researchers at the University of Maryland have achieved a first in lithium-ion battery science: the development of a successful lithium-based battery using one material for all three core components of a battery -- anode, cathode, and electrolyte.
The online Bar Steel Fatigue Database for automotive design engineers has been updated for the fifth time and now contains 134 iterations, or grade/process combinations. It provides better predictability for designing parts with long-term reliability and durability.
FPGAs use programmable fabric to create custom logic, but this flexibility comes at a cost -- usually around 10 times more silicon real estate and 10 times the power dissipation. Can we really claim any FPGA is low power?
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