The USB-1408FS is a 14-bit version of the USB-1208FS, a 12-bit analog input, USB device. The new device is designed to fill the gap between the 12-bit and 16-bit analog input devices found in the company's USB line. It provides eight single-ended or four differential analog inputs, along with 14-bit resolution in differential mode, 13-bit resolution in single-ended mode, and eight software selectable input ranges.
More often than not, with the purchase of a sports car comes the sacrifice of any sort of utility. In other words, you can forget about a large trunk, extra seats for the kids, and more importantly driving in snowy (or inclement) weather. But what if there was a vehicle that offered the best of both worlds; great handling and practicality?
Science fiction author Isaac Asimov may have the best rules for effective brainstorming and creativity. His never-before-published essay, "On Creativity," recently made it to the Web pages of MIT Technology Review.
Much has been made over the potentially dangerous flammability of lithium-ion batteries after major companies like Boeing, Sony, and Tesla have grappled with well-publicized battery fires. Researchers at Stanford University may have come up with a solution to this problem with a smart sensor for lithium-ion batteries that provides a warning if the battery is about to overheat or catch fire.
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