Looking for a high-end monitor to do justice to your high-end CAD and simulation models? NEC Display Solutions has added a 30-inch, wide-format professional display to its lineup, specifically taking aim at CAD and CAE, among other high-end applications.
The MultiSync LCD3090WXi offers 2,560 X 1,600 pixel resolution along with a calibration function that allows the adjustment of luminance, white point and gamma curve without the need for an external sensor or PC. The new model also has a contrast ratio of up to 1000:1 and a response time of 6 ms. A special bonus for CAD/CAE users: The display features “overdrive technology,” which allows it to offer gray switching times of 6ms, with a contrast ratio of up to 1000:1 at a maximum brightness of 350 cd/m2. In NEC translation, this litany of technical specs means the unit is well-suited to display moving images with sharp clarity. The NEC site estimates street pricing for the unit around $2,199.99.
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.
Neil Fromer is the executive director of the Resnick Institute, a program for energy and sustainability at the California Institute of Technology, working to develop new ideas and research technologies related to providing a sustainable future. He spoke to us about the severity of the current drought in California and how solar energy can help prevent such situations in the future.
From home enthusiasts to workers on the manufacturing floor, everyone's imagination is captured by the potential of 3D printing. Prototyping, spare parts creation, art delivery, human organ creation, and even mass product production are all being targeted as current and potential uses for the technology.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.