For the past 15-plus years, optical inspection – also called machine vision – has expanded worldwide, leaving its footprint in different vertical markets. These days machine vision is mainly performed in three ways: offline, where parts are removed from the manufacturing process; near-line, during which parts are inspected close to the manufacturing process, leading to [...]
More than a decade has passed since the concept of the Internet of Things (IoT) was introduced, but the vision has yet to fully materialize. While some important progress has been made with small wearable devices, thermostats, and smart phones, the average consumer hasn’t yet experienced significant advantage from interconnected devices working together for their benefit. Cloud computing, [...]
The ATCA [advanced telecommunications computing architecture] standard was adopted at the end of 2002; since that time, billions of dollars of ATCA-based products have shipped worldwide. The bulk of those products have gone into demanding high-end telecom applications worldwide, but there are numerous other applications that can benefit from the proven architectural strengths of ATCA.