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Content posted in September 2011
MCUs Dive Downscale Into Lower-Cost Apps
News 
9/30/2011  5 comments
Low-cost microcontrollers are still finding new applications in products that have never used electronics before.
IMSI/Design Powers Up Mobile Strategy
News 
9/29/2011  3 comments
IMSI/Design has released a professional-grade 2D and 3D viewing app for mobile devices as a follow-on to a free viewer and as part of a strategy to build out a suite of design apps for mobile platforms.
Fujitsu Expands Cortex-Based MCU Line
Product News 
9/29/2011  1 comment
Fujitsu Semiconductor has added 64 devices to its FM3 family of 32-bit RISC microcontrollers based on the ARM Cortex-M3 processor core.
Balluff Offers Distributed Modular I/O for Industrial Ethernet
Product News 
9/28/2011  2 comments
Balluff has introduced a new generation of distributed modular I/O for industrial Ethernet.
Small Device Brings Big Comfort to Post-Surgical Patients
News 
9/23/2011  4 comments
Recovery from heart and lung surgery may one day be more tolerable for hundreds of thousands of patients, thanks to a pair of surgeons and two engineering teams who developed a device that clears chest tube clogs.
Siemens Reorganzies PLM Software Operations
News 
9/22/2011  4 comments
Siemens PLM Software has reorganized to support a more granular industry focus, along with adopting a structure that promotes more technology sharing across the product portfolio.
Linear Motor Makers Boost Precision, Positional Accuracy
News 
9/22/2011  4 comments
Linear motor manufacturers at Design & Manufacturing Midwest unveiled new products.
PTC Closes Loop Between Service & Engineering
News 
9/21/2011  1 comment
PTC acquires 4CS, positioning the maker of warranty and service lifecycle software as a key element in its PLM vision for delivering a closed-loop environment between service and engineering.
Composites Power America's Cup Racers
News 
9/19/2011  8 comments
The next generation of America's Cup sailboats will feature leading-edge designs including wing-sails made from carbon-fiber reinforced plastics.
Survey Results: Mold Design & Use
News 
9/16/2011  8 comments
Engineers buy molds from China but report significant quality and delivery problems.
Ethernet Unmanaged Switches Expand Fiber Options
Product News 
9/16/2011  Post a comment
Automation Direct releases ethernet switches that offer a number of connection capabilities and temperature ranges.
Materials Up Ante Against Prostate Cancer
News 
9/15/2011  3 comments
New materials and processing technologies hold promise to significantly improve medical outcomes for men suffering from prostate cancer.
Road to ESC: Consumer Meets Medical in Fingertip Oxygen Meter
News 
9/12/2011  5 comments
Engineers will get a glimpse into the future of personal health care devices at ESC Boston and DesignMed 2011, where experts will tear down a Nonin Onyx II 9560 fingertip pulse oximeter.
9/11 Tribute Created Via 3D Printing
News 
9/11/2011  8 comments
Visualization specialist David Munson leverages his design tool and 3D printing expertise to depict Ground Zero before, during, and after the 9/11 attacks.
Mechatronic Modeling Reins In HVAC Power Consumption
News 
9/8/2011  9 comments
A mechatronic approach enhances system integration and control.
TI Microcontroller Tackles Safety Critical Apps
Product News 
9/7/2011  1 comment
A new microcontroller platform from Texas Instruments addresses the need of fault-tolerant and fail-safe products.
Drag Racing Goes Electric
News 
9/2/2011  32 comments
By using hundreds of pounds of batteries and "slamming" massive amounts of electrical current into their drive motors, drag racers are enabling small electric vehicles to beat gasoline-powered Corvettes and Vipers




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