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PI’s 6-DOF alignment technology, integrated in many telescopes, is part of this success story. PI precision motion components (piezo mechanisms) were also involved, when the first merger of black holes was detected by the LIGO collaboration in February 2016, proving the existence of gravitational waves.
The extensive collection with illustrations and descriptions includes formulas, terminology and explanations of the calculations that are relevant for drive systems. A flow chart provides assistance in selecting the right drive for each purpose. Author: Jan Braun; 60 pages.
As many organizations move to build their automation capabilities, recent survey results suggest that certain best practices will differentiate successful efforts from others.
"With a theoretical bandwidth of up to 625MB/s, USB 3.0 (later renamed as USB 3.1 Gen 1) is definitely a leading contender for FPGA host interface. This large bandwidth and low latency can help improve FPGA based data acquisition systems, accelerated computing, and Test & Measurement while sticking to low BOM. Certain features available with off-the-shelf USB 3.0 solutions can offer sideband utilities such as FPGA configuration, board health monitoring with minimal added cost. This white paper is making a case for a complete FPGA host interface system using FTDI's USB 3.0 FIFO solutions."