Autodesk Cloud Makes Its Official Debut
News 10/7/2011 5 comments After a variety of experimental offerings, Autodesk took the wraps off Autodesk Cloud, a collection of a dozen Web services designed to deliver more flexibility for sharing, viewing, and collaborating on designs.
Multicore MCUs Gain Automotive Momentum
News 10/3/2011 2 comments In a Design News Radio interview, Ray Cornyn of Freescale Semiconductor said that engineers will widen their adoption of multicore technology in safety-related applications, and move it into new embedded products that need more raw processing power.
Researchers at the University of Maryland have achieved a first in lithium-ion battery science: the development of a successful lithium-based battery using one material for all three core components of a battery -- anode, cathode, and electrolyte.
The online Bar Steel Fatigue Database for automotive design engineers has been updated for the fifth time and now contains 134 iterations, or grade/process combinations. It provides better predictability for designing parts with long-term reliability and durability.
FPGAs use programmable fabric to create custom logic, but this flexibility comes at a cost -- usually around 10 times more silicon real estate and 10 times the power dissipation. Can we really claim any FPGA is low power?
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