Given Imaging PillCam ESO (http://rbi.ims.ca/4919-541). About the size of a multi-vitamin, this disposable medical capsule has miniature cameras on both ends. Instead of sedating the patient to perform a traditional Endoscope probe of the esophagus, the patient simply swallows the pill. During its five minute journey, the cameras flash approximately 14 times per second taking about 2,600 color pictures, which are transmitted to a recording device worn by the patient. Size was one of the most important criteria, so engineers chose a proprietary bare die CMOS imaging chip from Micron Technology. For more information on Micron bare die vision sensors go to http://rbi.ims.ca/4919-542.
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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