Good presentation! Partitioning is a key design strategy. IOP's (I/O Processors) are a common architectural implementation, perhaps not common enough. Partitioning means ownership, ownership (presuming 'buy-in) means accountability, accountability means interest and dedication (not that it isn't there otherwise, but harder to maintain). Partitioning makes for easier design and debug, supportability and future product enhancements.
All this presumes someone cares and there is something to care about. I hope many are opting out of the widget, gadget and whatchamacallit industries and looking for serious socially responsible engineering opportunities. My main concern is the power grid and how societally power is used (and mis-used) and the attendant problems that will come with it. Portable applications notwithstanding, devices, including batteries need to be powered from somewhere ...
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.