• Development of VLSI technology led to the introduction of microprocessor, microcomputer, and microcontroller.
• Now computing hardware is ubiquitous, cheap, and small.
• As computing hardware can be effortlessly interfaced with real world electromechanical systems, it is now routinely embedded in engineered products/processes for decision-making. – Microcontrollers are replacing precision mechanical components, e.g., precisionmachined camshaft that in many applications functions as a timing device. – Programmability of microcontrollers is providing a versatile and flexible alternative to the hard-wired analog/digital computational hardware. – Integrated computer-electrical-mechanical devices are now capable of converting, transmitting, and processing both the physical energy and the virtual energy (information).
• Result: Highly efficient products and processes are now being developed by judicious selection and integration of sensors, actuators, signal conditioning, power electronics, decision and control algorithms, and computer hardware and software.
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