ADI's new product, a member of the company's iSensor family, is said to be the first-ever programmable MEMS gyro. Moreover, it also plows new ground by providing users with an inexpensive, pre-calibrated gyro. "There are a lot of applications where gyros could have served in the past, but the customers didn't have in-house calibration capability," says Scannell of ADI. "If you can give them a calibrated part that's relatively easy to design in, then you've eliminated a major barrier for them." ADI's new programmable sensor contains all of the embedded calibration, tuning and control functionality needed to detect system rotation. Get more information on ADI's programmable MEMS gyro.
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.