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actuator

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

actuator

(ak′choo-āt″ŏr)
A component of a mechanical or electronic device that initiates a given action.
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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.
Low CPU utilization, low-power consumption and small footprints are all critical parameters for our customers integrating Microdrive technology into their portable electronics," said Marcia Bencala, vice president, Corporate Strategy & Product Planning, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies.
Hitachi's world-renowned Microdrive has methodically defined the landscape for innovations in miniature hard drives since its 1999 introduction.
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.
The Hitachi Microdrive 3K6 offers 6 gigabytes(1) of storage capacity in a one-inch drive.
The Hitachi Microdrive 3K6 is available at retails stores nationwide in the removable Compact Flash Type II form factor.
This CE-ATA simulation model will enable Microdrive 3K8 customers to streamline development and testing processes and accelerate their time-to-market.
0-inch Microdrive 3K8, and we are excited to work with them on design enablement tools for these devices.
The simulation model for Hitachi's Microdrive 3K8 is available through Denali's PureSpec(TM) verification IP product line, an industry standard modeling solution for other devices and interfaces including DDR-SDRAM, Flash, Serial ATA, PCI Express, and USB 2.
In addition, Hitachi is deploying drop-sensor technology on the new Microdrive, which protects against data loss in the event of a drop.
The new CE-ATA interface, along with parallel ATA, will be available on all capacities of the Microdrive 3K8.
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.