The SD-15900 two-speed synchro or resolver combiner works in conjunction with any two synchro- or resolver-to-digital converters. The SD-15900 device combines the digital information from the coarse S/D channel and the digital information from the fine S/D channel, resulting in up to 22 bits of angular data. The combiner and S/D converters can be powered by a single 5V dc power supply. The small size of the components and the high accuracy obtainable with two-speed combinations make the combiner targeted for use in high-performance military and industrial position-control systems.
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Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
In a bid to boost the viability of lithium-based electric car batteries, a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a chemistry that could possibly double an EV’s driving range while cutting its battery cost in half.
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.