IndraControl VEP products, a line-up of Windows CE-based HMIs from Bosch Rexroth (http://rbi.ims.ca/4929-509), are available with an integrated PLC and fieldbus master for advanced automation control applications. Based on Windows CE.NET 4.2 embedded operating system and equipped with AMD processors, hardware features include on-board Ethernet and USB interfaces, CompactFlash memory, PC/104 expansion slots and TFT color touchscreens in sizes from 8.4 to 15 inch.
The IndraControl VCP series of compact HMIs are available with hardware options and screen sizes from 3 inch monochrome displays to 5.7 inch color touchscreens. Display terminals provide flexibility, open connectivity using a variety of interfaces including serial, Ethernet, Profibus, Interbus and DeviceNet. Units are programmed using Rexroth's Windows-based software, VI-Composer.
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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