Texas Instruments is gunning for the traditional microcontroller market with its new 100-MIPS TMS320C2700 DSP architecture. The goal: to make microcontrollers obsolete for real-time embedded applications. The idea is that the DSP's combination of signal processing and control functions will let designers replace two processors with one or upgrade a microcontroller-based system to DSP performance while eliminating such supporting functions as sensors and ASICs and writing real-time application software in a high-level language. Texas Instruments: Product Code 4278
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.
Engineers at the University of San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering have designed biobatteries on commercial tattoo paper, with an anode and cathode screen-printed on and modified to harvest energy from lactate in a person’s sweat.
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