Phantom Technologies' iBoss (http://rbi.ims.ca/4921-548).This lightweight 3.80 oz (107.73 grams), portable unit provides mobile users extensive Internet access controls and security. The unit has a user-friendly interface with a menu of 23 specific categories and allows customers to block unwanted Internet pages. Freescale Semiconductor's 200 MHz ColdFire MPU met the design's requirements for a highly integrated embedded processor. The high-performance 32-bit unit has on-board peripherals and integrated communications features for network-connected control applications. In addition to supporting USB, Fast Ethernet and other communication protocols, hardware accelerated encryption helps the iBoss to communicate safely and securely. For more information on Freescale Semiconductor's ColdFire microprocessors, go to: http://rbi.ims.ca/4922-549.
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.