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actuator

A motion-generating device driven by an electroactive polymer, which moves in response to electricity.

actuator

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A component of a mechanical or electronic device that initiates a given action.
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PureSpec model of the Microdrive 3K8 is compatible with all popular electronic design automation (EDA) languages and verification environments, including: C/C++/SystemC, Verilog/SystemVerilog, VHDL, Specman e, OpenVERA and others.
As a result of this focused collaboration with Hitachi, QuickLogic has enabled Microdrive hard drives to connect to embedded processors in the most energy efficient manner -- without sacrificing performance.
Winning products in the eight consumer electronic categories that appeal to women, including the Microdrive 3K6, will be featured at CEA's "Technology Is a Girl's Best Friend" Diamond Product Showcase to be displayed at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Users of the Iomega Microdrive will benefit from robust Iomega software included with the drive.
Packaging IBM's Microdrive with Iomega's Photo Printer software further demonstrates the versatile applications of our tiny hard disk drive.
The microdrive promises great market opportunities in new consumer and computing applications," he added.
We look forward to integrating IBM's microdrive with future Auto PC products to provide users with a high-capacity, high-performance and low-cost storage solution.
The hard disk drive (HDD) digital audio player segment is sub-divided into two categories: the microdrive segment and the 1.
The drives can accommodate most card formats including Secure Digital (SD), MultiMediaCard, Sony Memory Stick, Compact Flash Types I and II, MicroDrive, and xd-Picture Card.
Mikey, which is officially called the Hitachi Microdrive 3K8, will be available with 6 and 8 gigabytes(a) (GB) of storage capacity and, yet, is nearly 20-percent smaller and consumes 40 percent less power than its predecessor.
Hitachi is offering ESP as an optional feature on the Microdrive 3K8 -- the world's smallest one-inch hard drive, also known as "Mikey.
A reviewer of digital cameras for another magazine, whose judgment I have long relied upon, told me at the PC Expo that there are reliability issues with MicroDrives in cameras.