HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Feature
Design Hardware & Software

There’s No Excuse for Not Designing Virtually

NO RATINGS
Page 1 / 2 Next >
View Comments: Oldest First|Newest First|Threaded View
Cabe Atwell
User Rank
Blogger
Go virtual or go home
Cabe Atwell   4/5/2013 3:13:47 AM
NO RATINGS
This article opened me up to Labview a little bit more. I plan on integrating more virtual test in some products I am working on at the moment.

I either empirically test a valve for months, or I get test data and make analytical assumptions.

Seems like an obvious choice, no?

C

apresher
User Rank
Blogger
Designing Virtually
apresher   4/5/2013 9:29:55 AM
NO RATINGS
This is a trend where we should see very strong growth. The ability to create virtual interfaces for monitoring almost any aspect of machine performance is getting easier with new tools. Thanks for the article.  Excellent.

tekochip
User Rank
Platinum
Edison and Haystack
tekochip   4/5/2013 10:25:17 AM
NO RATINGS
The opening paragraph reminds me of what Tesla said about Edison;
 
If Edison had a needle to find in a haystack, he would proceed at once with the diligence of the bee to examine straw after straw until he found the object of his search... I was a sorry witness of such doings, knowing that a little theory and calculation would have saved him ninety per cent of his labor.
 


Greg M. Jung
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Edison and Haystack
Greg M. Jung   4/6/2013 2:19:00 PM
NO RATINGS
I agree.  Today's lean product development environment must be as efficient as possible in order to quickly get quality products to market on time and on cost.  Basic theoy is the foundational starting point of good design.

On the filp side, unintended failure modes in these user interfaces could be present, so thorough user validation testing should be performed before release.

Nancy Golden
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Go virtual or go home
Nancy Golden   4/21/2013 11:04:14 PM
NO RATINGS
Test and measurement software such as Labview is a great solution - it eliminates the need to do low level programming and once you become conversant in it - you can achieve a lot in a small amount of time. Back in the day I did a lot of IEEE (GPIB) programming as a Certified Testpoint Application Specialist - I was a test engineer for a semiconductor company. Being able to write programs that allowed remote data monitoring was huge back then and invaluable today.

ttemple
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Edison and Haystack
ttemple   4/22/2013 12:59:08 PM
NO RATINGS
I just saw some old movie with a good line.  It went something like "It's easy to find a needle in a haystack.  Get a horse eat the hay, then x-ray the horse."

Cabe Atwell
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Edison and Haystack
Cabe Atwell   4/22/2013 5:35:41 PM
NO RATINGS
Needle in a haystack... giant magnet. Bam!

 

Labview can relay your data acquisition to tablets and phone easily. This one feature is worth a look at...

C

Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
The first Tacoma Narrows Bridge was a Washington State suspension bridge that opened in 1940 and spanned the Tacoma Narrows strait of Puget Sound between Tacoma and the Kitsap Peninsula. It opened to traffic on July 1, 1940, and dramatically collapsed into Puget Sound on November 7, just four months after it opened.
Noting that we now live in an era of “confusion and ill-conceived stuff,” Ammunition design studio founder Robert Brunner, speaking at Gigaom Roadmap, said that by adding connectivity to everything and its mother, we aren't necessarily doing ourselves any favors, with many ‘things’ just fine in their unconnected state.
When my daughter decided she wanted to study engineering, I was very proud of her. At the same time, in the back of my mind, I wondered if she knew what she was in for.
AutoDesk has teamed up with 3D scanner provider Artec to link CAD software and 3D scanners to make it faster and easier to create accurate 3D mesh models for printing or digital use.
Last year you helped Design News and Allied Electronics crown its first-ever Gadget Freak of the Year, and we need your help again. Vote in round 2 of our second-annual contest.
More:Blogs|News
Design News Webinar Series
11/19/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
11/6/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
10/7/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
12/11/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Dec 1 - 5, An Introduction to Embedded Software Architecture and Design
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6


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.
Last Archived Class
Sponsored by Littelfuse
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2014 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service