The 12th Annual PTC Awards Competition is set to announce the winners of its design contest at PTC/USER World Event in June—meaning that design entries must be received by March 26, 2004. Entries must have been designed with PTC solutions, and must include a high-resolution image along with a PTC questionnaire. Judging by industry experts will be based on product innovation, product benefits and measurable metrics, complexity, and aesthetics. Winners will be showcased in PTC promotions and press coverage. For more information and to submit an entry for PTC Awards 2004, go to http://rbi.ims.ca/3845-513.
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.