Rockwell Automation Bolsters Mid-Range Machine-Builders Control Platform
Rockwell Automation’s CompactLogix platform uses a common control engine and development environment to offer machine and equipment builders a compact, less expensive design environment. The company bolstered the platform with a range of new modules, including an integrated drive-motor system, servo drive and motor, managed switch, programmable controllers, and a virtual monitoring solution. (Source: Rockwell Automation)
Researchers at the University of Maryland have achieved a first in lithium-ion battery science: the development of a successful lithium-based battery using one material for all three core components of a battery -- anode, cathode, and electrolyte.
The online Bar Steel Fatigue Database for automotive design engineers has been updated for the fifth time and now contains 134 iterations, or grade/process combinations. It provides better predictability for designing parts with long-term reliability and durability.
FPGAs use programmable fabric to create custom logic, but this flexibility comes at a cost -- usually around 10 times more silicon real estate and 10 times the power dissipation. Can we really claim any FPGA is low power?
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