@mark_t00: Hum, sounds like there are already some bad feelings going on. Here are some ideas. Ask them why it's not in their area. Then ask them why again, then again. Challenge the individuals to prove the problem isn't in their area; they can't just state that it isn't, they have to prove it. Proving it may require extra debug code or scope traces. Bring both sides into the same room and walk through the problem, from the beginning, and examine each step in detail. Put both sides in the same room without any managers, mediators, or arbitrators and tell them they can't come out until they resolve it. Take other assigned tasks off their platter so that this is the only thing they are allowed to work on. Bring in an unbiased, third party individual/team to look into it. If they end up successfully working together to fix it, take them out to dinner, or something.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
In a bid to boost the viability of lithium-based electric car batteries, a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a chemistry that could possibly double an EV’s driving range while cutting its battery cost in half.
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.