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Date / Time: Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 11:00 a.m. PST / 2:00 p.m. EST
On this edition of Design News Radio, our expert guest, Keith Curtis, Technical Staff Engineer at Microchip Technology, will join Design News senior editor Charles Murray for a wide-ranging discussion exploring the latest developments in microcontroller-based mechatronic systems. We'll discuss the latest microcontroller technology and provide examples of how cutting-edge MCUs are transforming the role of mechanical systems in new products and manufacturing plants.
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Adam Berger hacked a computer keyboard into a mini key-tar to play with his band.
Altair has released an update of its HyperWorks computer-aided engineering simulation suite that includes new features focusing on four key areas of product design: performance optimization, lightweight design, lead-time reduction, and new technologies.
At IMTS last week, Stratasys introduced two new multi-materials PolyJet 3D printers, plus a new UV-resistant material for its FDM production 3D printers. They can be used in making jigs and fixtures, as well as prototypes and small runs of production parts.
In a line of ultra-futuristic projects, DARPA is developing a brain microchip that will help heal the bodies and minds of soldiers. A final product is far off, but preliminary chips are already being tested.
If you're planning to develop a product that uses a microcontroller, you'll want to take note of next week's Design News Continuing Education course, "MCU Software Development – A Step-by-Step Guide."
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