(http://rbi.ims.ca/4917-547).Instead of using a traditional line-by-line acquisition technique to obtain diagnostic images, this ultrasound machine employs z.one sonography technology. Collecting the data in acoustic zones, the z.one system decouples the acoustic field acquisition from the image formation process resulting in free acoustic time that translates into reduced scan times. The software-based technique allows reduced size, weight and power to make a portable ultrasound system with image quality and features comparable to cart-based units weighing up to 400 lbs. To perform image or beam formation in the software domain, the unit relies on three Texas Instruments' TMS320C6455 DSPs. For more information on Texas Instruments' TMS320C6455, go to http://rbi.ims.ca/4917-548.
BMW has already incorporated more than 10,000 3D-printed parts in the Rolls-Royce Phantom and intends to expand the use of 3D printing in its cars even more in the future. Meanwhile, Daimler has started using additive manufacturing for producing spare parts in Mercedes-Benz Trucks.
Researchers have been developing a number of nano- and micro-scale technologies that can be used for implantable medical technology for the treatment of disease, diagnostics, prevention, and other health-related applications.
SABIC's lightweighting polycarbonate glazing materials have appeared for the first time in a production car: the rear quarter window of Toyota's special edition 86 GRMN sports car, where they're saving 50% of its weight compared to conventional glass.
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