‘Smart’ Bandage Emits Phosphorescent Glow
Posted October 1, 2014 by in News
Inspired by a desire to help wounded soldiers, an international, multidisciplinary team of researchers led by Assistant Professor Conor L. Evans at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine of Massachusett...
4 Key Things Manufacturers Can Do to Improve the Customer Experience
Posted October 1, 2014 by in Editorial
This infographic pinpoints the results of a survey highlighting the main concerns among manufacturers, and how modern, flexible technology can bridge the customer experience gap. Download White Paper...
How to Make a ‘Perfect’ Solar Absorber
Posted September 30, 2014 by in News
The key to creating a material that would be ideal for converting solar energy to heat is tuning the material's spectrum of absorption just right: It should absorb virtually all wavelengths of light t...
The Jitter-Noise Duality and Anatomy of an Eye Diagram
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Posted September 30, 2014 by in Editorial
Within this paper we discuss the proper way of finding BER, as a function of the sample time and voltage, explain the effect of jitter introduced at the driver and receiver on the eye diagram and comp...
Harvesting Energy from Walking Around
Posted September 29, 2014 by in News
A shoe fits a device that saves the energy the person makes by walking and successfully uses it in watch batteries. At the Center for Research in Advanced Materials (CIMAV), scientists decided to "ca...
Top 6 Technologies Small and Midsize Manufacturers Can’t Afford to Ignore
Posted September 29, 2014 by in Editorial
Manufacturers today are looking for innovative ways to differentiate themselves in the competitive global marketplace. Understanding customers’ needs in great detail is essential to positioning thei...
Turning the Moon Into a Cosmic Ray Detector
Posted September 26, 2014 by in News
Scientists from the University of Southampton are to turn the Moon into a giant particle detector to help understand the origin of Ultra-High-Energy (UHE) cosmic rays -- the most energetic particles i...
Maximize Power and Efficiency with PADS Placement and Routing
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Posted September 26, 2014 by in Editorial
Some of the most time-consuming tasks in PCB design are placing parts on the board and routing traces. Designers who complete these tasks efficiently can make a more positive and direct impact on desi...
New Mobile Solar Unit Is Designed to Save Lives When the Power Goes Out
Posted September 25, 2014 by in News
Brooke Ellison draws her own power from will, but the ventilator that keeps her alive requires uninterrupted electricity. Dr. Ellison, Director of Education and Ethics at Stony Brook University's Stem...
3 Key Areas to Reduce Costs with Lean Techniques
Posted September 25, 2014 by in Editorial
Continuous process improvement is more critical than ever for manufacturers to become lean. One key area of focus is on the flow of product from supplier to customer. Naturally, any process that imped...
Taking Advantage of Graphene Defects: Security Screening
Posted September 24, 2014 by in News
Scientists have discovered a potential application for graphene in security screening. A new theoretical model estimates electric current rectification in graphene. Electronic transport in graphene c...
Keep Your Design Clean with HyperLynx DRC
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Posted September 24, 2014 by in Editorial
Today’s increasing PCB complexity is triggering significant design methodology and analysis paradigm shifts that are driving rapid adoption of new simulation and performance verification design tool...
‘Bendy’ LEDs: Displays and Solar Cells Closer
Posted September 23, 2014 by in News
"Bendy" light-emitting diode (LED) displays and solar cells crafted with inorganic compound semiconductor micro-rods are moving one step closer to reality, thanks to graphene and the work of a team of...
Eight Simple Steps On How To Successfully Select An ERP System
Posted September 23, 2014 by in Editorial
An Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system is a series of software applications or modules that collects data from your sales, purchasing, finance, inventory, supply chain, manufacturing and quality...
Trees That Can Increase Biomass Production
Posted September 22, 2014 by in News
Thanks to biotechnology, researchers at UPM have increased the production of woody species. This result is of great interest to the energy market. By modifying the gene expressions responsible for th...
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