CAD and CAE tools often provide analysis of ESD and other effects. This is very much like security in software. Frankly, when design a program, at any level, the main concern is not security, or any number of other -ilities, but the funtionality of the program. Design tools have been used for a long time to ensure that the software meets these requirements. Hardware design has to take this into account as well.
The Chicago Auto Show has long been a haven for truck introductions, and this year’s edition was no exception. Chevrolet, Nissan, and Toyota all showed off new trucks, while competitors rolled out concept cars and production vehicles.
A tiny new MEMS-based reed switch may enable engineers to reduce the size of the electronic circuitry in devices ranging from ingestible endoscopes and hearing aids to insulin delivery systems and brake fluid monitors.
Visitors to this year's Pacific Design & Manufacturing Show will have an opportunity to boost their electronics acumen, thanks to a series of Learning Labs covering topics ranging from medical sensors to smart packaging.