The Motherhood and Apple Pie of Managing ECAD Design Data Throughout its Lifecycle
Mentor Graphics
Posted March 28, 2015 by in Editorial
At first glance, managing PCB design data seems rather simple; just bundle a released design, its BOM, and the viewable files for later use. Yet this is only one small aspect of the process. In this p...
Novel Sensor System Provides Continuous Smart Monitoring of Machinery and Plant Equipment
Posted March 27, 2015 by in News
A new method of continuously monitoring the status of machinery is currently being developed by a research team led by Professor Andreas Schütze of Saarland University. The mobile tablet-based system...
Understanding ERP Deployment Choices
Posted March 27, 2015 by in Editorial
Companies now need to evolve quickly, which means being able to move some or all business operations to an existing or new ERP instance quickly and inexpensively, anywhere in the world. Small companie...
Rare-Earth Innovation to Improve Nylon Manufacturing
Posted March 26, 2015 by in News
The Critical Materials Institute, a U.S. Department of Energy Innovation Hub led by the Ames Labratory, has created a new chemical process that makes use of the widely available rare-earth metal ceriu...
How to Identify and Avoid EMI Issues
Mentor Graphics
Posted March 26, 2015 by in Editorial
EMI issues commonly occur in modern designs, especially in high speed design field. Some of EMI issues are caused by known sources and can be avoided by a careful PCB designing process. Many issues, h...
Sensor Cable Monitors Fences of All Kinds and Can Even Detect Low-Level Drone Fly-Bys
Posted March 25, 2015 by in News
Fenced-in areas, such as airports, nuclear power stations, industrial sites, or private plots of land, can now be monitored thanks to novel sensor technology that has been developed by a team of exper...
Improve Collaboration and Drive Business Growth
Posted March 25, 2015 by in Editorial
Collaboration is an essential element of successful businesses. Yet according to an Aberdeen ERP Benchmark survey, many businesses struggle to support true collaboration across their organizations. Mo...
Airships: The Future of Aviation?
Posted March 24, 2015 by in News
Researchers from the University of Lincoln, UK, have completed a three year investigation into stratospheric passenger airships as part of a multi-national engineering project designed to provide a fu...
Fundamentals of Signal Integrity Analysis
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Posted March 24, 2015 by in Editorial
New to Signal Integrity analysis, or just need to brush up on the fundamentals? If so, this white paper is for you. The paper begins by identifying and analyzing critical nets in the design that may n...
The Welding System of the Future is Self-Learning
Posted March 23, 2015 by in News
Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) is developing an entirely new kind of welding system, one which solves quality and productivity problems related to automated and mechanised welding. The sy...
The Future of the Manufacturing Supply Chain — Networked, Mobile, and Collaborative
Posted March 23, 2015 by in Editorial
As we move through 2015, the subject of the future of the supply chain has come back into focus. What does the future supply chain look like, and what do we expect some of the essential characteristic...
Scientists Invent New Way to Control Light, Critical for Next Gen of Super Computing
Posted March 20, 2015 by in News
A device resembling a plastic honeycomb yet infinitely smaller than a bee’s stinger can steer light beams around tighter curves than ever before possible, while keeping the integrity and intensity o...
Closing the Gaps Between PCB Layout Design and Manufacturing
Mentor Graphics
Posted March 20, 2015 by in Editorial
This paper describes how layout designers and product-level NPI engineers can prepare and validate product models using embedded or concurrent design-for-manufacturing (DFM) analysis while they are wo...
Electronic Waste has Energy Value
Posted March 19, 2015 by in News
Using discarded electronic boards, the UPV/EHU researcher Andoni Salbidegoitia has, in collaboration with international researchers, developed a system for obtaining clean hydrogen that can be used as...
10 Critical Questions Manufacturers Should Ask Before Choosing a Cloud-based ERP Solution
Posted March 19, 2015 by in Editorial
Over the last few years, Software as a Service (SaaS) has become a compelling and credible delivery model for business applications. SaaS, also referred to as "On-Demand" or "Cloud Computing", elimina...
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