Yes, it is amazing, Chuck. I remember Moore's Law getting called dead 15 years ago. It seems as though the laws of physics have been bent to the will of Moore's Law. I believe that at some point there will be a leap in EV technology. But so far, it's been stubburn.
Halo Monitoring company in Huntsville, Al is working on a fall, detection system for the elderly. Although batteries are not required,, the ADXL326 can be used to determine! the position cart of an elevator as well.
The trend for semiconductor manufacturers is to develop electronic products that assist in reducing power consumption to converse batteries which is the primary source for today's consumer and medical products. Analog Devices is one of the leaders in low power semiconductor technology as illustrrated in their new wireless MEMs based accelerometer (ADXL362) product.
Altair has released an update of its HyperWorks computer-aided engineering simulation suite that includes new features focusing on four key areas of product design: performance optimization, lightweight design, lead-time reduction, and new technologies.
At IMTS last week, Stratasys introduced two new multi-materials PolyJet 3D printers, plus a new UV-resistant material for its FDM production 3D printers. They can be used in making jigs and fixtures, as well as prototypes and small runs of production parts.
In a line of ultra-futuristic projects, DARPA is developing a brain microchip that will help heal the bodies and minds of soldiers. A final product is far off, but preliminary chips are already being tested.
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