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On-Demand Webinars: Software
The Role of Analytics in the Digital Twin

In the era of Industry 4.0, the digital twin has emerged as a new technology that brings together physical and simulated information to deliver greater value from existing resources. When paired with the latest in analytics, digital twins can lead to better decision making at each step of the...

On-Demand Webinars: Software
Application and Use of Virtual ECUs Within an AUTOSAR Software Development Environment

The AUTOSAR Classic Platform architecture is now widely used across the automobile industry to address the complex interaction between hardware, software, and physical components. The AUTOSAR Classic methodology requires powerful software development...

Briefs: Software
Computational Model Predicts Human Behavior
This analytic model shows how groups of people influence individual behavior.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Protocol Improves Storage Efficiency and Output Speed of Computer Systems
This approach enables computer systems to retrieve data much faster.
The method slashes battery testing times — a key barrier to longer-lasting, faster-charging batteries for electric vehicles.
This framework determines regional landslide probability in near real time.
Facility Focus: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Facility Focus: NASA Ames Research Center
This NASA center hosts the world’s greatest collection of wind tunnels and flight simulation facilities
This fast, flexible tool allows researchers to quickly compare and prioritize strategies for converting biomass to fuels and products.
Products: Test & Measurement
Product of the Month: May 2020 Tech Briefs
The ADISRA SmartView 4.0 HMI allows builders to see what's going on in their machines.
To speed up the design process, researchers from the University of Texas are finding more efficient ways to predict, or "learn," a rocket's behavior.
White Papers: Information Technology
Enable Greater Factory Intelligence

Today’s factory intelligence is the collaborative orchestration of people and machines. By blending intelligence from multiple sources, factories are truly becoming smarter. But it’s not just about the...

Briefs: Information Technology
Streaming Software Speeds Apps
Apps could take up less space on a smartphone and apps could download instantly.
This technology could help control driverless cars and automated warehouses.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Machine Learning Software for 3D Printing
Manufacturers, medical device companies, and others can use this 3D printing software driven by artificial intelligence (AI).
Hardware and software tweak microwave patterns to discover the most efficient way to identify objects.
Briefs: Information Technology
PLCs Directly Access Internet Information
The newest PLCs can directly access Internet resources, much like a mobile device, to obtain information for improving operations.
Rugged tablets from Teguar Corp. can be used to monitor manufacturing operations.
Tech Talks: Software
Analyzing Vibration Examples with Free Software Toolbox

Testing and development engineers need to analyze shock and vibration data through every stage of product development, manufacturing, transportation, and maintenance, but this data analysis can be complex. In this Tech Talk, an expert demonstrates the many analysis functions...

Tech Talks: Software
System Analysis of Critical Power Faults

According to ISO 26262, highly available systems must adhere to the highest Automotive Safety Integrity Level D (ASIL-D). This typically requires significant support in the hardware architecture – for example, monitoring of the power management, dedicated safety management units, etc. Based on...

On-Demand Webinars: Automotive
Electric-Vehicle Transmission Development and Simulation

With electric-vehicle introductions coming hard and fast between 2020-2023, OEMs and suppliers are anxious to build the correct vehicle for each market niche. Much of the ongoing differentiation in EV drivetrains is expected to come from traction motors and their associated...

The votes are in. Our readers selected top products in data acquisition, software, and ultrasonic sensing.
White Papers: Software
An Introductory Guide to Cloud-Native Product Development (Free eBook)

Best-in-class companies have moved business-critical tools to cloud-native Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platforms, but many product development professionals have yet to...

Perovskites

Goodfellow (Coraopolis, PA) recently announced a new range of perovskites, a group of materials that demonstrate great potential for optoelectronic applications....

Application Briefs: Automotive
Challenges for Lidar Software
Anand Gopalan, CEO of Velodyne Lidar, Inc., discusses lidar software for ADAS and autonomous vehicles
Products: Motion Control
New on the Market: March 2020
Thermal cameras, testing software, an ion air knife, and more.
In the middle ground between microwaves and visible light lies terahertz radiation, and the promise of “Tray vision.”
On-Demand Webinars: Software
Using Simulation to Design Robust Adhesively Bonded Structures

Engineers are increasingly relying upon adhesive bonding to improve the mechanical performance of their structures and devices. For example, the automotive industry is using adhesives to make vehicles lighter and thus more fuel efficient. In the electronics industry, novel...

Researchers from the University of Illinois are looking at all the different ways to create a non-pneumatic automotive tire.
This system places virtual objects within real-world backgrounds on cellphone screens and lets people interact with those objects by hand as if they were really there.

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