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.
Festo's BionicKangaroo combines pneumatic and electrical drive technology, plus very precise controls and condition monitoring. Like a real kangaroo, the BionicKangaroo robot harvests the kinetic energy of each takeoff and immediately uses it to power the next jump.
Design News and Digi-Key presents: Creating & Testing Your First RTOS Application Using MQX, a crash course that will look at defining a project, selecting a target processor, blocking code, defining tasks, completing code, and debugging.
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