Kozio has extended its capabilities for diagnostics to include Advanced Micro Circuits Corporation's embedded PowerPC 440SP and 440SPe processors, in addition to AMCC PowerPC 405xx and 440xx processors. Now product developers can get diagnostics on systems using these processors in as little as two weeks through Kozio's kDiagnostics , kManufacturing , kPOST, and kField software. This suite, among other features, can do hardware diagnostics for debugging custom boards, streamline manufacturing testing and product serialization, and offer turnkey images with no bootloader, operating system or application software. Kozio's diagnostics also offer peripheral drivers and turnkey test suites for Ethernet, 12C, USB, HSS and other features.
Lithium-ion battery prices will drop rapidly over the next 10 years, setting the stage for plug-in vehicles to reach 5%-10% of total automotive sales by the mid- to late-2020s, according to a new study.
Two researchers from Cornell University have won a $100,000 grant from NASA to continue work to develop an energy-harvesting robotic eel the space agency aims to use to explore oceans on one of the moons of Jupiter.
Is the factory smarter than it used to be? From recent buzzwords, you’d think we’ve entered a new dimension in industrial plants, where robots run all physical functions wirelessly and humans do little more than program ever more capable robotics. Some of that is actually true, but it’s been true for a while.
A recent Design News-exclusive study proves that engineering professionals are at the very forefront of this push into the future and making direct financial, performance, and value impact on their organizations by being personally involved or final decision-makers on automation solution and component choices.
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