@BillGioino: That's encouraging. Ok. Have a serious one for everyone. I'm in the process of designing a 2 year degree specific to embedded programming and design. No, it's not a 4 year degree... I know. What it does is cut out most of the B.S. that students have to go through to get to the meat. Sad side note: Most CS students that I see in our state don't touch a word of code until their 3rd year! So, the idea is to cut out that first 2 years and go straight for the gusto. Question is: How attractive do you think that would be to employers?
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.