These products are made to maintain high-speed signal integrity on PCB boards or through cables and multiple connector points up to 4.5 Gbps bandwidth. They put programmable equalization and de-emphasis techniques together at the transmit and receive points, respectively, to retain the signal integrity. They don't need expensive cables, either, working on CAT6 or flexible ribbon cables. It can run signals in a 2.5 Gbps PCI Express system through 25 ft of CAT6 cable.
A new service lets engineers and orthopedic surgeons design and 3D print highly accurate, patient-specific, orthopedic medical implants made of metal -- without owning a 3D printer. Using free, downloadable software, users can import ASCII and binary .STL files, design the implant, and send an encrypted design file to a third-party manufacturer.
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.