Wireless data modems
Wireless data modems from Futaba Corp. are now available in module form and ready for integration into electronic products. Futaba Corp. offers three choices of its wireless technology, the FRH-SD07T, the FDL-01, and the FDP01T. This family of modules share similar operating characteristics in the 2.4 GHz ISM band under FCC Part 15.247. All three devices can support various network configurations, and include an asynchronous serial 3V CMOS level interface for ease of connection to an embedded host or an RS-232 type driver. The FRH-07T features high performance with an extremely low current consumption of & 35mA for transmitting/receiving operation, and & 70uA for‘sleep’ mode operation. The data rate is settable from 300 bps to 115.2 kbps. Single frequencies or groupings are selectable from an available 94. Automatic error detection and retransmission are included in the firmware. A diversity antenna feature helps overcome reception problems in areasprone to multi-path fading commonly encountered in manufacturing plants. The FDL-01 also features a higher data rate of 300 bps to 230.4 kbps. The FDP01T provides a smaller, lower cost solution. Lower cost is achieved by using FSK modulation in 80 frequencies and lower transmitting power.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey