This range of modules are suitable for use worldwide, running on the 2.4 GHz ISM band with FCC and R&TTE compliance. The same modules work both in NTSC and PAL video formats, and can transmit and receive wideband audio or video signals over a range up to 100m. The modules integrate audio/video input together with no external circuitry. They come with four selectable channels for video or stereo audio with output power up to 10 mW, 10 dBm compliant with European regulations. They measure 30.6 x 28.6 x 3.7 mm for the transmitter and 40.64 x 30.68 x 6 mm for the receiver, and have 55 and 140mA power consumption respectively from 5V supplies. They have an operating temperature of -10 to 60C, an operating frequency range from 2400 to 2483 MHz, and offer stable frequency selection with a four-channel, phase locked loop synthesizer. They cost $15.50 for the transmitter and $22.50 for the receiver.
New versions of BASF's Ecovio line are both compostable and designed for either injection molding or thermoforming. These combinations are becoming more common for the single-use bioplastics used in food service and food packaging applications, but are still not widely available.
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 radio show will show what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.