Enea Embedded Technology announced a new high-availability application framework for network equipment to build high-availability infrastructure systems with enhanced monitoring, fault detection, recovery, failover, load balancing, and management capabilities. Key features include pre-certification and verification for dynamic module loading, hot system upgrades, enhanced memory allocation and flow control, performance balance monitoring, and polyhedra database backup. The application framework is available for Enea's OSE real-time operating system, Linux, and other commercial systems.
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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