LogicPort is so small some customers are said to have permanently installed the logic analyzer inside their equipment. The unit supports channels with sample rates to 500 MHz. Its USB-powered design offers timing, qualified state sampling, real-time hardware sample compression, multi-level trigger, 300-MHz frequency counter and an input threshold adjustable from +6 to -6V. Intronix claims that its customers can accomplish most of their troubleshooting tasks with its unit, despite the fact it costs approximately one-tenth as much as high-end systems.
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Are they robots or androids? We're not exactly sure. Each talking, gesturing Geminoid looks exactly like a real individual, starting with their creator, professor Hiroshi Ishiguro of Osaka University in Japan.
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.