Automatically Increase Performance with NI LabVIEW 8.5 and Multicore Processors
National Instruments LabVIEW 8.5 software simplifies multicore development for data acquisition and instrument control systems. Designed for engineers and scientists, LabVIEW is multithreaded and inherently parallel, with built-in connectivity to I/O, extensive analysis functions, and advanced display and plotting capabilities. View interactive demos and try LabVIEW 8.5 free online.
NIWeek 07: Coverage from the Show FloorNIWeek 2007, a worldwide virtual instrumentation conference and exhibition, opened August 7 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, TX. Design News' editors were out in full force on the NIWeek show floor. Read More
Software Aids in Minneapolis Bridge Investigation Software and videotape reviews are just some of the tools assisting NTSB investigators in the review of what happened with the Interstate 35W Minneapolis bridge failure. Full Story UGS Makes Femap Upgrade Offer UGS is offering users of competitive FEA tools a trade-up program for upgrading to the Femap FEA module in its Velocity Series portfolio of software aimed at small and mid-size businesses. Full Story Honeywell Releases LCD Maintenance/Hour Meter Honeywell’s new LCD maintenance/hour meter, designed for applications with a motor that don’t meter mileage, alerts an operator of 50-hour intervals to suggest maintenance. Full Story CAD Goes Unplugged With New Crop of Workstations The current generation of laptop computers offers enough power, expandability and battery life to let their users take even resource-hungry CAD applications on the road. Full Story
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Maximize design and delivery of your products and services. Ed Miller of CIMdata explains how to reach better maturity levels with best practices in collaborative product development, along with the methodology behind CPD technologies that have skyrocketed collaborative teams into greater productivity. Attendees can access a one-year FREE trial of Microsoft Office Groove 2007! Click Here.
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Modeling is the single most important activity in mechatronic system design. Learn why the most common technique used for modeling linear, time-in-variant systems should be the block diagram, with the mathematical model represented as a transfer function. Read More Light Matters: The Unexplored Pacific OceanIn partnership with Avnet
By skillfully applying a knowledge of the ocean's "optical bandpass" characteristics, you can design HBLED systems enabling divers and underwater photographers to see further, deeper and for extended time periods. Additionally, conventional radio communications at great depths is limited to the ELF range of the electromagnetic spectrum, about 100 Hz. Learn how to keep your head above water with regard to HBLED issues. Read More 2007 Engineering Salary Survey - Available Now!In Partnership with Aerotek
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High-end FEA and simulation work has been the domain of dedicated professionals who are experts in their craft, but who often prove out design concepts in isolation. A new generation of CAE software is making simulation and testing more accessible to mainstream engineers and a more integrated part of the design process. Has your firm begun to benefit from more widespread use of simulation? Drop me a line.
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What makes this movie stand out from the typical high school sports story is that the teenagers are undocumented immigrants, and the big game is a NASA-sponsored marine robotics competition. Like many other Hollywood movies, however, Spare Parts only tells part of the story. What the film shows -- and doesn’t show -- raises important issues affecting STEM education in the US.
Instead of sifting through huge amounts of technical data looking for answers to assembly problems, engineers can now benefit from 3M's new initiative -- 3M Assembly Solutions. The company has organized its wealth of adhesive and tape solutions into six typical application areas, making it easier to find the best products to solve their real-world assembly and bonding problems.
Load dump occurs when a discharged battery is disconnected while the alternator is generating current and other loads remain on the alternator circuit. If left alone, the electrical spikes and transients will be transmitted along the power line, leading to malfunctions in individual electronics/sensors or permanent damage to the vehicle’s electronic system. Bottom line: An uncontrolled load dump threatens the overall safety and reliability of the vehicle.
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.