The Congress on the Future of Engineering Software will convene its 2005 meeting April 14 in Scottsdale, AZ. This annual gathering of software industry experts from the user and supplier world consists of several panel/workgroup discussions and general presentations and keynotes, and covers a variety of topics vital to the engineering field, such 3D CAD and PLM (product lifecycle management). It runs through April 17. See www.cofes.com for details.
Researchers at the University of Maryland have achieved a first in lithium-ion battery science: the development of a successful lithium-based battery using one material for all three core components of a battery -- anode, cathode, and electrolyte.
The online Bar Steel Fatigue Database for automotive design engineers has been updated for the fifth time and now contains 134 iterations, or grade/process combinations. It provides better predictability for designing parts with long-term reliability and durability.
FPGAs use programmable fabric to create custom logic, but this flexibility comes at a cost -- usually around 10 times more silicon real estate and 10 times the power dissipation. Can we really claim any FPGA is low power?
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.