The time here is after 6:00 PM (1800h), so I've wrapped up answers to questions and am off to dinner. I have tried to answer most of the technical questions. If you didn't get a direct answer, I apologize. You can find a lot of information with a Google search and MCU-vendor Web sites and application notes provide much helpful information, too. All the best. --Jon
In an age of globalization and rapid changes through scientific progress, two of our societies' (and economies') main concerns are to satisfy the needs and wishes of the individual and to save precious resources. Cloud computing caters to both of these.
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.