the Bn and the Sc fields elevate the use of simulation from an observation tool
which identifies heat management problems to an effective thermal design
problem-solving tool which suggests potential solutions to the designer.
The Bn field
shows where in a design the heat path is being congested as it attempts to flow
from high junction temperature points to ambient. Design changes to these
bottlenecks can help solve the heat flow problem. The Sc field highlights
possible solutions where the addition of a simple element to the design will
provide a new effective heat flow path to further cool the system.
additional enhancements have been made in the new FloTHERM v.9 product: XML model and
geometry data importing to enable FloTHERM integration into existing data
flows and a direct interface to the Mentor Graphics Expedition PCB design
platform. The direct interface enables users to import native Expedition PCB
data and delete or edit additional objects (heatsinks, thermal vias, board
cutouts, EM cans).
software is compatible with other Mentor products.
The engineers and inventors of the post WWII period turned their attention to advancements in electronics, communication, and entertainment. Breakthrough inventions range from LEGOs and computer gaming to the integrated circuit and Ethernet -- a range of advancements that have little in common except they changed our lives.
The age of touch could soon come to an end. From smartphones and smartwatches, to home devices, to in-car infotainment systems, touch is no longer the primary user interface. Technology market leaders are driving a migration from touch to voice as a user interface.
Soft starter technology has become a way to mitigate startup stressors by moderating a motor’s voltage supply during the machine start-up phase, slowly ramping it up and effectively adjusting the machine’s load behavior to protect mechanical components.
A new report from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) makes a start on developing control schemes, process measurements, and modeling and simulation methods for powder bed fusion additive manufacturing.
If you’re developing a product with lots of sensors and no access to the power grid, then you’ll want to take note of a Design News Continuing Education Center class, “Designing Low Power Systems Using Battery and Energy Harvesting Energy Sources."
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.