Thanks for taking the time to put these webinars on. I found it to be an excellent way to get a great general overview of what is going on in the world of test these days. My one improvement thought would be to consider an advanced seminar series. My thought on that would be 5 case studies, considering the webinar series spans 5 days. The case studies, amongst other things, would go into more details on applying some of the key items we have learnt this week. Does anyone else think something like this would be useful to them?
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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.