Sometimes a flyer for the IC provides a better features and benefits discussion. Alternatively, the press release for the IC or an article about the IC in a technical magazine may put the features in proper perspective. Ultimately, if you are meeting a design requirement specified by a customer, that may allow you to zero in on required vs nice to have features.
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 radio show will show what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.