New and Notable Product Design
Features 6/27/2005 Post a comment Connectors provide the connectivity for networking communication, computing, control, and other functions. Here are five examples of connectors in the latest products.
As Real As It Gets
Features 6/27/2005 Post a comment Aerospace engineers are learning more about design through simulation. Next up: merging the simulation with CAD models.
Managing Wafer Fabrication
Features 6/27/2005 Post a comment Common methods of creating mechanical motion in wafer fabrication include servo/stepper drives, vacuum, and pneumatics. This motion becomes kinetic energy. Experts from Enidine Inc. comment on the energy control and applications.
Embedded's New Star
Features 6/6/2005 Post a comment Microcontroller manufacturers are porting it to their products; defense and aerospace engineers are adopting it; software vendors are adding real-time to it. At long last, Linux has arrived in embedded's mainstream.
Occupant Detection Sensors
Features 6/1/2005 Post a comment With a possible government mandate looming for so-called smart air bags, suppliers are offering a variety of techniques for detecting the size and position of occupants
Artificially created metamaterials are already appearing in niche applications like electronics, communications, and defense, says a new report from Lux Research. How quickly they become mainstream depends on cost-effective manufacturing methods, which will include additive manufacturing.
Sharon Glotzer and David Pine are hoping to create the first liquid hard drive with liquid nanoparticles that can store 1TB per teaspoon. They aren't the first to find potential data stores, as Harvard researchers have stored 700 TB inside a gram of DNA.
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