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Fred Eady, Contributing Writer

Not Your Father's WiFi Devices -- or Even Those a Decade Ago
Fred Eady, Contributing Writer
10/8/2015  2
Microchip offers WiFi in an XBee-compatible plug-in module known as WiFly. ACKme calls its XBee-socketable WiFi module Hopper. Each module contains an embedded TCP/IP stack and ...

Ann R. Thryft

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Ann R. Thryft, Senior Technical Editor, Materials & Assembly
10/8/2015  0
We've told you before about LUXeXceL's 3D-printable clear optical material and Printoptical Technology that you can use to order optical components online. Now you can also create ...

A. John Hart, John Jaddou

Digital Development Is the Way Forward for Design Innovation
A. John Hart, John Jaddou
10/7/2015  0
We are at a point where the digital design tools and capabilities of 3D printing can rapidly change how we design and test products.

Mitch Maiman, Intelligent Product Solutions

Product Development Outsourcing Agreements: What You Must Know
Mitch Maiman, Intelligent Product Solutions
10/7/2015  0
There are many financial models under which clients of product development consulting firms choose to engage. Start-up and early-stage companies often look for flexibility in how ...

Jacob Beningo, Contributing Writer

Qualified HALs Are Opening Up Faster Firmware
Jacob Beningo, Contributing Writer
10/7/2015  0
One of the biggest challenges in embedded software development is the integration of low-level drivers with higher-level middleware and application code. Purchasing middleware or ...

Kevin Clark, Guest Writer

Sherlock Ohms
The Case of the Incompatible Processor Upgrade
Kevin Clark, Guest Writer
10/6/2015  3
We were running out of code space in our new board, using a Freescale MC9S12DJ64, with 64KB of flash code space, an 8 channel ADC, and other functions. We had gone to the 128K ...

Al Bredenberg, Contributing Writer

Latest Autodesk Fusion 360 Update Highlights Cloud Power
Al Bredenberg, Contributing Writer
10/6/2015  0
The September update to Autodesk's Fusion 360 solid-modeling CAD/CAM/CAE software includes some upgraded capabilities. However, the software giant is releasing a new deployment of ...

Tim McAward, Kelly Services

50 Years of Engineering Change, Growth, and Promise
Tim McAward, Kelly Services
10/2/2015  4
This year, Kelly Services celebrates 50 years of helping connect qualified, dedicated engineering talent with thousands of companies. We’re not throwing a big party or making ...

Pat Toensmeier, Contributing Writer

STEM Connection
Manufacturing Is a Dream Come True for Gena Lovett of Boeing
Pat Toensmeier, Contributing Writer
10/2/2015  2
Gena Lovett joined Boeing Co. in August as vice president of operations for Boeing Defense, Space and Security (BDS), a $31 billion business that in 2014 accounted for one-third of ...

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Smart PLCs and PACs — More Complex but Easier to Use
Increased processing speeds and greater intelligence in smaller devices is changing traditional PLCs and PACs. The PAC is morphing into a PLC, and they both may be replaced by embedded PCs.

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