@Bob Loy: When you change the IDE, are you expected to now support old products on the new IDE? If so, then just make any necessary changes to accomodate the new IDE and then you can support old and new products on the new IDE. But if you want to support code on both old and new IDEs, then more effort would be required to make it reusable. This is where you could make more feature switches to handle IDE_this and IDE_that. But your main question I think is why is there a problem in the first place with porting code to a different IDE. That would require that all the IDE vendors get together and work out their differences and agree on the same everything, which is unlikely to happen.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
In a bid to boost the viability of lithium-based electric car batteries, a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a chemistry that could possibly double an EV’s driving range while cutting its battery cost in half.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.