How are design engineers benefiting from ever-increasing advances on the hardware side? More sophisticated and accessible simulation and analysis is one area where new chip platforms are delivering results.
The result has been a significant step forward in realistic simulations using a minimum of 10 million elements for crash simulation, company officials said. ESI Group is reporting up to a 250% performance boost in data processing from Visual Environment Version 2.5 to Version 3.0 optimized on the latest Dual-Core Intel Xeon processor 5100 series, and more than 4 GB allocated in memory using Windows XP 64-bit on the latest multi-core Intel Xeon processor.
ESI Group officials say the partnership results will enable customers to design a single crash model that covers the crash and safety simulation domain as a while.
Unlike industrial robots, which suffered a slight overall slump in 2012, service robots continue to be increasingly in demand. The majority are used for defense, such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs); and agriculture, such as milking robots.
Festo's BionicKangaroo combines pneumatic and electrical drive technology, plus very precise controls and condition monitoring. Like a real kangaroo, the BionicKangaroo robot harvests the kinetic energy of each takeoff and immediately uses it to power the next jump.
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.
These are the toys that inspired budding engineers to try out sublime designs, create miniature structures, and experiment with bizarre contraptions using sets that could be torn down and reconstructed over and over.
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