(http://rbi.ims.ca/4917-549). Instead of a single sensor, this thermal, infrared imaging camera employs an array of sensors called a Thermophile Focal Array (TPFA). The technique enables high resolution in a power-efficient, smaller and lighter camera for portable applications. After the sensors convert the energy to electrical signals, Analog Devices' Blackfin ADSP-BF533 processor interprets the signals and assigns color scales for a visual indication of temperature. The choice of the ADSP-BF533 processor was based on the unit's industry-standard interfaces with a high-performance (greater than 600 MHz) signal-processing core. For more information on Analog Devices' Blackfin ADSP-BF533 processor, go to http://rbi.ims.ca/4917-550.
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.