Arrow Electronics is hosting a series of seminars covering application and market specific technical solutions, with the first series focused on motor control applications. Industry leaders from STMicroelectronics, Texas Instruments, and Microchip Technology will discuss how to design efficiently, reduce system costs, and solve motor control issues. Additionally, the seminars will include new motor control reference designs and discounts on development tools and reference boards. The seminars started March 17 and will run through May 27. For locations and information, go to www.arrow.com/techforum.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
In a bid to boost the viability of lithium-based electric car batteries, a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a chemistry that could possibly double an EV’s driving range while cutting its battery cost in half.
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 discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.