Two heads are better than one, according to FE-Design and Noesis Solutions, two European optimization solution providers who have joined forces in creating the "Optimization Alliance." Both companies offer solutions for mechanical design and analysis, but FE-Design focuses on non-parametric structural topology, bead and shape optimization products, and numerical analysis services; Noesis Solutions, on the other hand, provides solutions for multidisciplinary parameter-driven design optimization. For more info on alliance, go to www.fe-design.com. and www.noesissolutions.com
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?
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