The topic of our discussion is analogus to a project converting analog (mechanical) to digital (embedded system) back to analog (mecanical). Our world of digitalization seems wanting to separate both arena. I have been asked if I am an analog eng or digital but this embedded topic needs to find a central arena so both can envision the final product, together. I wonder these executives know this when making a decision.
This is where a systems engineer comes in but often the product design specification fails tieing both arena. I hope today's discussion identify new platform for specifying embedded project.
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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.