Mechanical engineers who want to learn more about LEDs will have an opportunity in September. Designing With LEDs, a seminar and hands-on workshop, will help engineers learn how to save power, reduce space and use LED color in a broad array of applications. The seminar, to be held in Rosemont, IL, on September 29th, will be part of a three-day event that includes Design & Manufacturing Midwest and four other trade shows.
In addition to the sessions on power management, packaging, connectors and high brightness LEDs, the seminar will also include a pair of targeted presentations for mechanical engineers. National Semiconductor will anchor a session called, “What Mechanical Engineers Should Know About LEDs,” and Cool Innovations will discuss “Cooling High Brightness LEDs With Natural Convection.”
The seminar, sponsored by Design News and EDN magazines, is aimed at circuit designers, lighting component designers, systems architects, LED lighting designers and mechanical project engineers who want to learn more about LEDs.
Tesla Motors plans to roll out a “compelling, affordable electric car” that will sell for about half the price of its high-profile Model S by the end of 2016, company chairman Elon Musk said last week.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This radio show will show what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.