Webcasts

Applying Wiring Harness Changes Without Damaging Your Electric System Design Flow

When an engineering change must be made to a wiring harness—and let’s face it, there is always going to be late-stage changes—it means you will make a change in multiple design steps. This Tech Talk discusses the challenges of applying changes and how to better handle them. For example, you might need to change an electric component that drives more current than the previous one. A change such as this can cause issues throughout your design flow: System Design, Wiring Design, and the Harness Design. The resulting inconsistencies lead to poor quality and prevent you from achieving your design cycle goals.

Posted in: Tech Talks, Electronics
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Conformal Coatings Increase Reliability of Critical Aerospace/Defense Systems and Components

In the aerospace and defense industries, conformal coatings are used to protect components from the increasingly harsh environments in which they must operate. As technologies continue to advance, often becoming smaller and more complex and/or utilizing advanced materials in their design, many surface treatment options struggle to provide reliable protection. This Tech Talk examines Parylene conformal coatings and how they ensure the reliability of critical components when failure is not an option.

Posted in: Tech Talks, Coatings & Adhesives, Materials
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A Genuinely Healthy Debate: Where to Source and Buy Engine Parts

In Conjunction with SAE

This Tech Talk examines the risks of using non-genuine engine parts. An expert in engine development, validation processes, and aftermarket solutions discusses the specific consequences that can result if incorrect filters, gaskets, and other parts are used.

Posted in: Tech Talks, Manufacturing & Prototyping
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The Path to V2X Using Digital Short Range Communication (DSRC)

In Conjunction with SAE

In December 2016 NHTSA published a notice of proposed rule-making requiring automakers to equip their vehicle fleets with Digital Short Range Communication (DSRC) technology starting in 2019. This Tech Talk discusses key use cases for implementing the DSRC, as well as relevant information on standards, technology, and testing. It also provides the opportunity for the audience to ask questions.

Posted in: Tech Talks, Communications
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How to Create Effective, Energy-Efficient Solutions for Enclosure Climate Control

Sensitive electronic components and drives housed within enclosures are the backbone of many industrial applications and can generate a great deal of heat. It is imperative that these enclosures be cooled to avoid heat-related downtime.

Posted in: Tech Talks, Energy, Energy Efficiency
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How to Make Custom SoCs Smart

Custom SoCs are the new vogue: Analog is becoming smart, and there is a new wave of custom SoCs integrating analog and digital to create smaller, lower-cost products.

Posted in: Tech Talks, Electronics & Computers
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Achieving Lower Total Cost of Ownership in Your Enclosure Design

This Tech Talk explains the important differences between modular and unibody welded enclosures. It also details what designers and specifiers of industrial enclosures must consider to achieve lower total cost of ownership.

Posted in: Tech Talks, Manufacturing & Prototyping
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3 Ways to Design Efficient Parts for CNC Machining

With a few relatively simple adjustments to your part design and material selection, you can improve the functionality of your machined parts while reducing manufacturing costs. Important design considerations like feature thickness, complexity, and radii all contribute to machining a more efficient part.

Posted in: Tech Talks, Manufacturing & Prototyping
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10-Minute Tech Talk: Advanced Circuit Protection Solutions

As integrated circuits become smaller in size, they also become more susceptible to ESD, and the decreasing size and increasing frequency can increase emissions. Learn how ZnO Varistors, TVS Diodes and ESD Safe Capacitors can protect your new design.

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Hollow-Core Optical Fiber

Confining light to an air core fiber is not easily done using traditional guidance methods such as total internal reflection. In this presentation we demonstrate guidance in air using photonic band gap guidance and anti-resonant rings. Single-mode hollow-core optical fibers with large cores, resulting in low loss are shown. We also present the attenuation dependence in these fibers and how, using fibers that guide light in air, we are able extend the wavelength range of silica fibers out to the infra-red.

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