Weighing 120 mg
and operating in temperatures of up to +150C, the Endevco model 12M series
features the incorporation of Meggitt's Piezite-type P-8 bimorph sensing element, operating in bender mode.
This material offers low base strain sensitivity, low pyroelectric output and extremely
high charge output versus size. Advanced manufacturing techniques and materials R&D have propelled Meggitt
forward as an industry innovator in these types of piezoelectric sensing
technologies. As a result, models within the Endevco 12M series are routinely
incorporated into implantable medical device designs to support such critical
applications as patient activity indicators, cardiac pacemaker and
defibrillator rate response, implanted pain management device monitoring, blood
pressure monitoring, blood glucose monitoring, artificial joint pressure
measurements and external and implanted drug therapy systems.
A few weeks ago, Ford Motor Co. quietly announced that it was rolling out a new wrinkle to the powerful safety feature called stability control, adding even more lifesaving potential to a technology that has already been very successful.
It won't be too much longer and hardware design, as we used to know it, will be remembered alongside the slide rule and the Karnaugh map. You will need to move beyond those familiar bits and bytes into the new world of software centric design.
People who want to take advantage of solar energy in their homes no longer need to install a bolt-on solar-panel system atop their houses -- they can integrate solar-energy-harvesting shingles directing into an existing or new roof instead.
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