As early as September or October 2003, Confidential Shipments Statistics (CSS) program participants will be able to get Phase 2 of the National Fluid Power Association's Electronic Statistical Toolkit. The Toolkit is one of the NFPA's most popular member services, and the expanded version offers a growth rate calculation, a correlation analysis, additional lead-lag capabilities, and CSS index numbers. This software is free but only available to CSS program participants (email@example.com).
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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