Then the Engineering Hangout is the place to be. This is truly a cyber-caféfor all who are engineers. The site features freeware, shareware, and demo downloads, an engineering book club, engineering message boards, a page of newsgroups just for engineers, puzzles and games, and a link to lots of free stuff on the Internet. And if you have some used slide rules you want to get rid of, the site even features a basement for buying, selling, and trading. Engineers can sign up for an e-mail update or fill out an opinion form that changes on a regular basis. Oh yeah, the URL to be seen at is www.engineeringhangout.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?
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.