LUIZCOSTA, ASICs are part of the design and usually implement functions that are very time sensitive or involve too much functionality for existing ICs such as micros. Sometimes ASICs are used to protect IP as they are harder to reverse engineer. An example of a function that typically goes into ASIC is a real time DSP function such as a multiplier/accumulator that implements a Finite Impulse Response filter. ASICs can produce a result every clock cycle, whereas micros take many execution cycles to produce the final outcome.
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.