Electromechanical http://electronicdesign.com/taxonomy/term/25793/more en Advanced Power Cycle Boosts Efficiency of Fossil-Fueled Energy http://electronicdesign.com/power/advanced-power-cycle-boosts-efficiency-fossil-fueled-energy <div class="node-body article-body">Sandia National Laboratories recently signed a research agreement to design a fossil-fueled energy system based on the supercritical carbon-dioxide (S-CO2) Brayton cycle.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/advanced-power-cycle-boosts-efficiency-fossil-fueled-energy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/advanced-power-cycle-boosts-efficiency-fossil-fueled-energy#comments Energy Electromechanical Power Power Sources Systems Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:25:00 +0000 853981 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>Jim Pasch, principal investigator of the S-CO2 Brayton Cycle Research and Development Program, and Darryn Fleming, principal investigator of the S-CO2 Brayton Heat Exchange Program, investigate a turbine and compressor inside a test facility at Sandia National Laboratories. (Image courtesy of Randy Montoya and Department of Energy).</p> Project Paves a Path Toward Optical-System Miniaturization http://electronicdesign.com/electromechanical/project-paves-path-toward-optical-system-miniaturization <div class="node-body article-body">The Lab4MEMS II project will focus on developing micro-opto-electromechanical systems (MOEMS) for use in miniaturized optical devices.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/electromechanical/project-paves-path-toward-optical-system-miniaturization" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/electromechanical/project-paves-path-toward-optical-system-miniaturization#comments Trends & Analysis Electromechanical Fri, 06 Feb 2015 16:01:00 +0000 834501 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>ST Microelectronics currently offers a variety of MEMS products spanning different applications. (Image courtesy of ST Microelectronics)</p> Accelerators Reduce DSC Overhead in Motion Control Applications http://electronicdesign.com/dsps/accelerators-reduce-dsc-overhead-motion-control-applications <div class="node-body article-body">Texas Instrument's C2000 Piccolo F2807x incorporates a trigonometric math unit (TMU) and control law accelerator (CLA) to handle high speed analog analysis. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/dsps/accelerators-reduce-dsc-overhead-motion-control-applications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/dsps/accelerators-reduce-dsc-overhead-motion-control-applications#comments Automotive Lighting Robotics DSPs Electromechanical Microcontrollers Wed, 19 Nov 2014 22:26:00 +0000 821221 at http://electronicdesign.com Technology Gives Back http://electronicdesign.com/wireless/technology-gives-back <div class="node-body article-body">For all of the amazing breakthroughs that have taken place in recent years, prosthetics still owe a great deal to some very old technological advancements.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/wireless/technology-gives-back" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/wireless/technology-gives-back#comments Medical Electromechanical processors Wireless Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:05:00 +0000 124761 at http://electronicdesign.com Piezo Nanopositioners Travel from 100 to 600 µm http://electronicdesign.com/electromechanical/piezo-nanopositioners-travel-100-600-m <div class="node-body article-body">Offering nanometer-level performance, Aerotech’s QNP-L series of linear piezo nanopositioning stages are guided by precision flexures optimized via finite element analysis to ensure high stiffness and long life. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/electromechanical/piezo-nanopositioners-travel-100-600-m" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/electromechanical/piezo-nanopositioners-travel-100-600-m#comments Products Components Electromechanical Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:28:00 +0000 123251 at http://electronicdesign.com Watching Robots Giving A Hand http://electronicdesign.com/blog/watching-robots-giving-hand <div class="node-body blog-body">Robots are showing up in more places from bomb disposable to drones. Getting robots to take on more tasks often requires using a better hand. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/altembedded">alt.embedded</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/blog/watching-robots-giving-hand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/watching-robots-giving-hand#comments Robotics Electromechanical alt.embedded Fri, 15 Aug 2014 18:50:00 +0000 122001 at http://electronicdesign.com SoC Can Handle Multiple Industrial Networks http://electronicdesign.com/microcontrollers/soc-can-handle-multiple-industrial-networks <div class="node-body article-body">Texas Instrument's Sitara AM437x includes four Programmable Real-Time Unit Industrial Communication Subsystems that can handle protocols like EtherCAT and PROFINET.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/microcontrollers/soc-can-handle-multiple-industrial-networks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/microcontrollers/soc-can-handle-multiple-industrial-networks#comments Defense Medical Robotics Electromechanical Embedded Microcontrollers Microprocessors Tue, 12 Aug 2014 21:14:00 +0000 121401 at http://electronicdesign.com Electromechanical Medical Marvels http://electronicdesign.com/medical/electromechanical-medical-marvels <div class="field-deck"> Advances in human augmentation are providing prosthetics for the injured as well as tools for workers so they can handle more difficult jobs. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Recent electromechanical breakthroughs are helping the injured to walk and eat. They also are giving workers tools that allow them to do more. The same technology is being employed in all of these areas, although what is being accomplished is often different. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/medical/electromechanical-medical-marvels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/medical/electromechanical-medical-marvels#comments Medical Electromechanical Tue, 12 Aug 2014 16:36:00 +0000 121371 at http://electronicdesign.com IP56-Rated AC, DC Axial Fans Withstand Harsh Environments http://electronicdesign.com/electromechanical/ip56-rated-ac-dc-axial-fans-withstand-harsh-environments <div class="node-body article-body">Qualtek’s HPLC series of ac and dc axial fans meet international standard IEC 60529 for dust, moisture, and direct water exposure, and are certified to IP56’s harsh-environment standards (as well as IP54 and IP55). </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/electromechanical/ip56-rated-ac-dc-axial-fans-withstand-harsh-environments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/electromechanical/ip56-rated-ac-dc-axial-fans-withstand-harsh-environments#comments Products Components Electromechanical Tue, 08 Jul 2014 20:48:00 +0000 115171 at http://electronicdesign.com Hall-Effect Magnetic Sensors Simplify Industrial Motor Apps http://electronicdesign.com/electromechanical/hall-effect-magnetic-sensors-simplify-industrial-motor-apps <div class="node-body article-body">Texas Instruments’ DRV5000 family of Hall-effect magnetic sensors include digital latch, digital switch, analog bipolar output options to meet demands for 2.5- to 38-V industrial applications ranging from position detection to motor control. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/electromechanical/hall-effect-magnetic-sensors-simplify-industrial-motor-apps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/electromechanical/hall-effect-magnetic-sensors-simplify-industrial-motor-apps#comments Products Components Electromechanical Texas Instruments Fri, 23 May 2014 15:04:00 +0000 110881 at http://electronicdesign.com