Cypress Semiconductor's CapSense is based on Programmable System-on-Chip (PSoC) mixed signal arrays. It allows designers to integrate multiple functions, such as LED drivers and LCD displays, in addition to touch sensing. The PSoC solution also delivers such benefits as easy serial communications and ability to do trackpad and linear-slide applications. For more information go to CapSense sensor.
More and more robots are becoming more autonomous all the time. Now Lockheed Martin has completed a demo mission with two completely autonomous robotic vehicles performing resupply, reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition.
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.
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