The ACB 530 dual-channel serial I/O adapter for the PC and compatibles features two Sync/Async high-speed RS-530/422/485 channels for applications where bandwidth and reliability are critical. Applications include PC interface to a satellite transceiver, control service unit/digital service unit (CSU/DSU), ISDN terminal adapter, and test and measurement. The ACB 530 features user-selectable "AT" IRQs 3-5, 7, 9-12, and 15, and versatile address settings to allow for simple installation.
Altair has released an update of its HyperWorks computer-aided engineering simulation suite that includes new features focusing on four key areas of product design: performance optimization, lightweight design, lead-time reduction, and new technologies.
At IMTS last week, Stratasys introduced two new multi-materials PolyJet 3D printers, plus a new UV-resistant material for its FDM production 3D printers. They can be used in making jigs and fixtures, as well as prototypes and small runs of production parts.
In a line of ultra-futuristic projects, DARPA is developing a brain microchip that will help heal the bodies and minds of soldiers. A final product is far off, but preliminary chips are already being tested.
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