Check out this new technology that was developed originally for space and will be used in high-volume on earth. It's a sensor array that looks at heat and its 80x32 pixels are able to distinguish humans - and their movements.
Pioneer Circuits has developed a high-temperature woven fabric “hinge” technology that is compatible with PCB rigid-flex manufacturing. The rigid-flex circuit technology is integrated into a highly reliable, composite structure for NASA/JPL's new PUFFER Micro-Rover bot. It is the first origami micro-rover configuration ever developed.
Two trends are dominating industry: increasing digitization of machines and systems and automation of processes, in everything from production across logistics to packaging. In all of these situations, it is imperative to ensure maximum efficiency and prevent failures. Rapidly rotating machine parts, like those found in bottling and paper converting plants, pose special challenges. Dependable data transmission is also essential for enabling real-time control and regulation of these machines.
TOKYO, October 4, 2017 - Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today it will launch a Ka-band (26-40GHz) 8W gallium nitride (GaN) high-electron mobility transistor (HEMT) monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) amplifier for satellite earth stations.