Big-Data Gets Bigger
Blog 1/31/2013 8 comments As the machine-to-machine (M2M) revolution gets underway, there are some interesting developments in the technology that makes it possible and cost effective.
Healthcare You Can Wear
Blog 1/30/2013 29 comments Vancive Medical Technologies helps partners personalize prevention and wellness with wearable sensors to help doctors, caregivers, and lifestyle managers monitor their health and fitness.
Energy-Aware Industrial Devices
Blog 1/24/2013 7 comments The energy-aware industrial devices being introduced to the marketplace will help manufacturers and OEMs reduce energy costs as much as 20-30 percent.
3D Printing for the Home
Blog 1/24/2013 14 comments Mcor and Up 3D USA are just two companies making great advancements in the world of 3D printing. Both are at SolidWorks World 2013 in Orlando this week.
Virtual Support Engineer
Blog 1/22/2013 18 comments The high cost of sending an engineer or skilled technician onsite to solve machinery problems is putting the focus on new ways to achieve higher levels of remote access support.
Slideshow: Top Technologies of 2013
Blog 1/18/2013 12 comments It's a new year, and our sister publication, EE Times, has made a list of the overhyped/underexposed electronics technologies that are going to make a splash in the next 12 months. Do you agree?
Slideshow: Gadgets Galore at CES
Blog 1/14/2013 12 comments The Consumer Electronics Show curtain raiser, CES Unveiled, offered a glimpse at consumer market trends and how small and midsized companies are leveraging emerging technologies to create variations on current products.
Semester 3 Is Getting Started
Blog 1/10/2013 7 comments If you’ve perused Design News at any time over the past 12 months, you’re probably aware that we offer online training through our Continuing Education Center, sponsored by Digi-Key.
The Industrial Internet of Things
Blog 1/9/2013 9 comments One of the biggest stories in automation and control for 2013 could be the continuing emergence of what some have called the Internet of Things, or what General Electric Company is now marketing as the Industrial Internet.
Will One PLC Suffice?
Blog 1/8/2013 7 comments Recent questions on our LinkedIn System & Product Design Engineering group come from a reader who doubles as an industrial automation consultant. See what he has to say and let us know what you think.
The engineers and inventors of the post WWII period turned their attention to advancements in electronics, communication, and entertainment. Breakthrough inventions range from LEGOs and computer gaming to the integrated circuit and Ethernet -- a range of advancements that have little in common except they changed our lives.
The age of touch could soon come to an end. From smartphones and smartwatches, to home devices, to in-car infotainment systems, touch is no longer the primary user interface. Technology market leaders are driving a migration from touch to voice as a user interface.
Soft starter technology has become a way to mitigate startup stressors by moderating a motor’s voltage supply during the machine start-up phase, slowly ramping it up and effectively adjusting the machine’s load behavior to protect mechanical components.
A new report from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) makes a start on developing control schemes, process measurements, and modeling and simulation methods for powder bed fusion additive manufacturing.
If you’re developing a product with lots of sensors and no access to the power grid, then you’ll want to take note of a Design News Continuing Education Center class, “Designing Low Power Systems Using Battery and Energy Harvesting Energy Sources."
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