Qualcomm says a large number of companies have agreed to use its chipsets in their future technologies for smart cities and industrial applications
Qualcomm Technologies says it has secured more than 100 design wins across more than 60 original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and module OEMs based on its MDM9x07 chipset family comprised of the Qualcomm Snapdragon X5 LTE (9×07) modem and MDM9207-1 modem for the Internet of Things (IoT).
The flexible chipset family offers security-focused and optimized cellular connectivity, as well as edge processing for a large array of devices and systems within the IoT.
These modems are designed to address customer connectivity and power challenges in a wide range of use cases including in:
Murata has launched the MGJ1 1 Watt DC-DC converter series manufactured by Murata Power Solutions.
These compact devices are ideal for driving high and low-side gate circuits such as those using IGBTs and SiC MOSFETs for optimal efficiency.
With high isolation characteristics, up to 5.2 kVDC, the MGJ1 offers the popular nominal output voltage combinations of +15 / -5, +15 / -9, or +19 / -5 VDC. The series also offers a choice of +5, +12, or +24 VDC input. Continue reading Murata launches new converter series
New sensors have lower NETD, high accuracy and increased detection distance, says Panasonic
Panasonic has released the much improved and accurate second generation of its Grid-EYE infrared array sensors.
The new high gain types (AMG8833 and AMG8834) and low gain types (AMG8853 and AMG8854) of Grid-Eye 2nd Generation now benefit from an improved Noise Equivalent Temperature Difference (NETD) of 0.16°C at 10Hz and of 0.05°C at 1 Hz.
The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) was founded in 1939, and was based on the vision of a small group of scientists who believed that communication among professionals involved in food science and technology was essential to the progress of these emerging disciplines.
More than seventy-five years later, IFT has grown both in numbers and in impact. With members from virtually every discipline related to food science and technology, and from more than 95 countries around the world, IFT has become a voice for those dedicated to the science of food.
Recently, IFT examined traceability (product tracing) in food systems under contract with the US Food and Drug Administration Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.It collected product tracing related information from industry representatives through telephone discussions and meetings with targeted groups, and from a number of other resources. Continue reading Logistics: Automating the traceability of products getting easier
The wheel robots are for the larger part derived from the Mars rovers, which have actuators integrated into the wheels to help with the movement on the rugged grounds in space. This is made possible with the help of 12 volt linear actuators.
There is some elemental aspects of robotics that are involved in the setup. For there to be synchronous movement on a ground that is not evenly leveled, there is need for each of the units to have its own local control unit.
Industrial Vision Systems (IVS) a supplier of machine vision systems to industry, has launched its new website along with a series of automated inspection products and machines.
The company, who provides vision systems to its blue chip clients in manufacturing sectors such as automotive, medical devices, electronics and packaging, comes with improved functionality, design, and navigation.
Omron says its IO-Link-compliant factory automation devices will make production equipment smarter
Omron is launching the IO-Link-compliant Photoelectric Sensors E3Z, Color Mark Photoelectric Sensors E3S-DC Series, Proximity Sensors E2E and E2EQ Series, and IO-Link Master Units GX and NX Series all at once as a first step of integrating sensors into the internet of things (IoT).
The company says its new technologies are “ideal for use at manufacturing sites”.
LeddarTech unveils its masterplan for ending automakers’ domination of the electronics and software components markets
LeddarTech has unveiled key insights about its LeddarCore integrated circuits roadmap, which the company says is set to enable low-cost, high-performance solid-state LiDARs for multiple automotive safety applications – from advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) to autonomous driving.
An Apple master robot with 29 arms and modules has looted $40 million worth of gold from discarded iPhones, according to a report by CNN.
The exverimental robot, named Liam, is reportedly able to disassemble an iPhone and recover all of the components and materials inside within 11 seconds.
Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of environment, says Liam is designed to help recover and recycle material, as part of the company’s eco-friendly policies, or a “circular economy”, as Jackson calls it.
Apple is said to be using 100 per cent renewable power in 25 countries including the US and China.
Liam is currently operating in California and the Netherlands, and Apple plans to introduce the robot into other territories around the world.
Universal Robots, has launched something it calls “Universal Robots+” at the Automatica event in Munich. Basically, it’s a sort of app store aimed at creating an ecosystem around UR’s collaborative robots.
In a statement, the company says Universal Robots+ is “a showroom of plug and play application solutions offering a new level of simplicity for companies that want to hit the ground running when installing their next UR robot application”.
By choosing accessories, end-effectors, and software solutions from Universal Robots+, both distributors and end users get “high security and predictability that applications will run well from the start, saving weeks and months in the integration process from concept to operation of the UR cobots”, says Universal Robots.