Mechanical engineers who want to learn more about LEDs will have an opportunity next Wednesday, September 29th in the Chicago area. Designing With LEDs, a seminar and hands-on workshop, will help engineers learn how to save power, reduce space, manage heat 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.
The question of whether engineers could have foreseen the shortcut maintenance procedures that led to the crash of American Airlines Flight 191 in 1979 will probably linger for as long as there is an engineering profession.
More than 35 years later, the post-mortem on one of the country’s worst engineering disasters appears to be simple. A contractor asked for a change in an original design. The change was approved by engineers, later resulting in a mammoth structural collapse that killed 114 people and injured 216 more.
If you’re an embedded systems engineer whose analog capabilities are getting a little bit rusty, then you’ll want to take note of an upcoming Design News Continuing Education Center class, “Analog Design for the Digital World,” running Monday, Nov. 17 through Friday, Nov. 21.
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.