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Optimizing Electronic Design Performance Through Test Integration
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4/8/2014  Post a comment
The choice of tools significantly influences the development cost and number of prototype iterations necessary before a design goes to manufacturing.
Tools for the Remote Workplace
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4/2/2014  2 comments
As we move forward and keep integrating the Internet into our workflows, remote work may become less of an exception and more of the rule.
Evolving Solutions for Remote HMI Monitoring
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4/1/2014  Post a comment
Web-enabled monitoring of production data is expanding to focus on a broader set of users, device types, use cases, and resulting workflows.
The Growing Importance of Wireless Standards for the Smart Home
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3/10/2014  9 comments
ZigBee, a global standard, is a low-power compliment to WiFi.
Military Mechatronics Stores a Lethal Punch
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3/5/2014  4 comments
A new weapon storage management system converts helicopters and single-engine aircraft for surveillance and precision strike missions.
Multi-Disciplinary Design Exploration: Unleashing Simulation Led Design
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3/4/2014  Post a comment
In today's fast-paced and competitive climate, improved product performance and shortening of lead times are critical for business success across all industries.
The Best Apps Under One Roof
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3/3/2014  Post a comment
Dassault Systemes and others put their best foot forward at SolidWorks World 2014.
Raspberry Pi & Simulink: A Future of Graphical Programming
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2/26/2014  1 comment
Similar to the Raspberry Pi, graphical modeling environments such as Simulink make it easy for students to learn engineering concepts.
3D Printing Using Powder Metals: Choose the Right Process for the Right Application
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2/19/2014  2 comments
Engineers are using additive manufacturing with powder metals to cut costs and cycle times in new product development, low volume manufacturing, and in-service product repair.
A Lean Approach to Designing Medical Drug Delivery Systems
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2/12/2014  1 comment
Applying Lean philosophy in the design cycle by eliminating variation through standardized systems and processes, plus vertically integrating rapid prototyping and tooling development, cuts time and cost.
Software-Designed PACs: Think Subroutine, Not Sub-Controllers
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1/23/2014  1 comment
PACs and embedded controllers can help simplify machine design by shifting the architecture from several unique custom designs to fewer, more consolidated, software-designed controllers.
Managing Mechatronics Design Complexity With PLM
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12/6/2013  5 comments
Improving product quality requires an integrated product lifecycle management approach that combines mechanical, electronics, software, and simulation data into a single collaborative environment.
When Does a Custom Assembly Make Sense?
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11/15/2013  4 comments
A systematic approach to looking at how a collaboratively designed solution to match the application may provide cost and performance benefits.
Design Tools in the Cloud Are Here & They're Ready to Go
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11/5/2013  4 comments
Cloud-based design tools can greatly simplify collaboration and introduce nearly limitless compute power.
3D Imaging Systems Bring Advances to Industrial Automation
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10/23/2013  7 comments
With an eye toward safety and ergonomics in factory automation, finding simpler and cost-effective ways to control factory floor equipment is of utmost concern.
Automakers Can Capture Production Data to Produce Better Cars
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10/10/2013  3 comments
The bottom line for the automaker is improved quality. An additional benefit of a complete error-proofing system is improved efficiency through better line balancing and throughput.
Take Advantage of the Latest Features in Compact AC Drives
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10/9/2013  2 comments
Similar to product development trends in consumer electronics, such as smartphones, compact ac drives are expanding in intelligence while shrinking in size.
Versatile Plastic Diaphragm Check Valves Increase Options in Medical Designs
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10/7/2013  3 comments
The latest plastic diaphragm check valves improve flexibility, flow control, and safety in medical device applications.
Inspiring Today’s Students to Become Tomorrow’s Innovators
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10/3/2013  13 comments
Educators need to provide students with interactive lessons that are academically rigorous while delivering fundamental concepts that bring theory to life.
Digitization’s Role in the Transformation of Manufacturing
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9/10/2013  5 comments
The global manufacturing industry is being driven by seven external forces: digitization, globalization, regulation, personalization, smart products, connectivity, and servitization.
Boosting Engineering Productivity with the Multiphysics Approach to Simulation
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9/6/2013  2 comments
The ability of multiphysics simulation software to provide accurate and reliable information about a product is positively influencing the product development process.
Materials Move Aerospace Additive Manufacturing From Prototypes to Finished Products
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9/5/2013  1 comment
High-performance engineering thermoplastics are giving engineers more options in using additive manufacturing for creating finished, end-use production parts. Aerospace is one of the industries where this move is happening first.
Cooling Strategies for Real-Time Embedded Systems
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9/4/2013  1 comment
Hotter components require more innovative cooling.
Motion Controller Helps Improve Automotive Testing
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8/19/2013  5 comments
When testing automotive components, this motion controller will increase flexibility and reduce costs.
Traceability Brings Visibility & Clarity to Embedded Projects
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6/25/2013  Post a comment
All product stakeholders benefit through better tracking of artifacts from test cases to defects and back to nonfunctional safety requirements.
How Standards Help Shape Tomorrow’s Products
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6/14/2013  2 comments
Although most design engineers have an opportunity to design hardware and/or software for new products, some also get a chance to shape the industry standards to which tomorrow’s products must conform.
RF Trends in the Alarm & Security Market
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6/6/2013  6 comments
Wireless sensors in an intruder alarm system offer benefits from cost and end-user perspectives.
Bolt-On Motion Systems
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6/3/2013  Post a comment
PC-based motion offers higher performance capabilities for on-the-fly trajectory control, multi-axis synchronization, and integration of custom sensors and scanning systems.
DFAA: Design’s Acronym for Efficiency
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5/30/2013  7 comments
As manufacturers rush to install the latest productivity-boosting equipment, engineers are being challenged to master the skills of DFAA.
There’s No Excuse for Not Designing Virtually
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4/3/2013  7 comments
When design engineers want more than the default look and feel, software should be customizable and extensible, ensuring they can define appearance and behaviors.
Golden Mousetrap Awards: The Winners!
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2/13/2013  12 comments
Design News is pleased to announce the winners in our 2012 Golden Mousetrap Awards.
DESIGN West News Feed
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3/19/2012  9 comments
Tech news from UBM's DESIGN West conference, March 26 through 29 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, Calif.
Slideshow: CAD's New Age of Functionality
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9/9/2011  15 comments
After a semi-lost decade, CAD vendors have reinvigorated their focus on CAD, introducing an array of innovative functionality and 3D modeling advances that take CAD to the next level.
Design News 2011 Salary Survey: Best News in Years
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8/10/2011  7 comments
The results of our annual salary survey show solid improvements in pay, as well as overall satisfaction with the engineering profession, despite rising stress levels and a still-tight economy.
Wilder Technologies Launches Line of Test Adaptor Products for Test & Measurement Companies
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7/15/2010  1 comment
Using a systemic approach to solve signal integrity challenges via high-speed, high-performance Test Adapters, Wilder has initially released several test adaptor products including Display Ports, SATA, SAS and HDMI.
City on a Hill
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10/1/2009  2 comments
Engineers must marry strength, beauty and community building
The MathWorks Makes Simulation a 3-D Virtual Reality
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5/13/2009  3 comments
With Simulink 3D Animation, engineers can visually observe the dynamic behavior of systems as part of the design process.
Banish the Mundane: It's TED Time
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3/16/2009  Post a comment
The annual Technology, Entertainment, Design conference is a must-attend event for any engineer
Needed Now: Engineering 'Synergists'
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12/8/2008  1 comment
More designers need a comfort level in a mix of technologies
Clemson Professor Advances Electromechanical Sensor Capabilities
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11/17/2008  Post a comment
New nanoscale devices can discern toxic chemicals and gases
Solar Power Heats up Design Challenge for BigBelly Trash Compactor
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10/8/2008  Post a comment
Self-contained unit posed design challenges around parts and materials selection to accommodate low-energy consumption
Mindful of the Gap
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10/6/2008  Post a comment
Packaging Goes Robosoft
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9/1/2008  Post a comment
New mechanisms and software solutions offer an alternative to standard robots
Mechatronics: Ticket to Integrated Design
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6/2/2008  Post a comment
Increasingly, system integrators are being challenged to provide design solutions that feature a blend of engineering technologies




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Design News and Digi-Key presents: Creating & Testing Your First RTOS Application Using MQX, a crash course that will look at defining a project, selecting a target processor, blocking code, defining tasks, completing code, and debugging.
Rockwell Automation recently unveiled a new safety relay that can be configured and integrated through existing software to program safety logic in devices.
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