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Briefs: Electronics & Computers
AI System Discovers New Material
Products: Electronics & Computers
New on the Market: June 2021
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
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White Papers: Electronics & Computers
Learn to Design Advanced Industrial Imaging Solutions

Download our FREE comprehensive tutorials on designing industrial imaging solutions with leading-edge technology from Avnet, Xilinx and ON Semiconductor. The application notes cover...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
WiFi RSSI Sensor Tracker for the ISS
This software could also be used for indoor navigation assistance for the visually impaired.
White Papers: Robotics, Automation & Control
The Right Machine Vision System Software: Buy vs. Build

Hardware is the common first step in developing a vision system. However, without the proper software support, challenges will quickly mount. Any organization with a need for a...

A reader asks: "What are the main challenges in simulating powertrain systems? What do we struggle to model now?"
White Papers: Connectivity
How to Overcome The 5 Main Technology Challenges Around Autonomous Driving?

With the size of the autonomous car market forecast to grow to US$60bn by 2030, and with 220 million connected vehicles already on roads worldwide, the market for...

On-Demand Webinars: Automotive
Using Virtual Prototypes to Accelerate Software Development for Renesas R-Car SoC Platform

The software complexity of automated driving/ADAS and connected vehicle applications is growing drastically. Along with this complexity comes strict safety and security requirements and shrinking development cycles. The virtual prototype for the...

Battery analyzers, uninterruptible power supplies, adhesives, and more.
Products: RF & Microwave Electronics
New on the Market: May 2021
Cable ties, milling software, snap-action switches, and more.
This model can be used to design better aircraft without having to wait months for supercomputer calculations.
Special Reports: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Advanced Materials & Coatings - May 2021

New diamond super-material enhances military aircraft survivability…a gold film gives robots “chameleon skin”…shape-shifting nanomaterial offers exciting biotech...

New software being developed at Ohio State University will allow creation of more complex DNA robots, at much faster speeds.
On-Demand Webinars: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Simulation

Machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) are hot topics in the engineering simulation community. These techniques have applications across the product lifecycle. For example, a design engineer can train an AI system to find optimal designs using data...

The more complex the vehicle, the greater the need for comprehensive design solutions.
This year's winners included industrial-automation software, simulation tech, and digital storage oscilloscopes.
INSIDER: Motion Control
Automating the Design of Soft Robots

There are some tasks that traditional rigid robots aren’t cut out for. Soft-bodied robots, on the other hand, may be able to interact with people more safely or slip into tight spaces with ease. But...

Software and electrical engineering is converging in today’s vehicles. A reader asks our expert: “How do you decide which items to test first?”
White Papers: Software
The New Collaboration: A Guide to Transforming Product Design

This eBook explores the “New Collaboration,” showing how today’s modern cloud-based CAD radically improves the way product development teams work together in the following...

A mathematical framework can help engineers make informed decisions about which sensors to use and where they must be positioned in aircraft and other machines.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
3D-Printed Working Heart Pump with Real Human Cells
The functioning human heart pump provides a model to track and trace what happens at the cell and molecular levels in the pump structure.
Products: Data Acquisition
New on the Market: March 2021
Vision software, thermal sensors, ceramic pastes, and more.
With new vehicles, automotive manufacturers will need to closely monitor the current flowing to the motor.
The algorithms enable drones to quickly switch between hover and forward flight.
White Papers: FDA/Regulatory
What to Consider When Attempting to Meet Fda Requirements on Medical Device Security

There has been an explosion in the number and types of medical devices available on the market. More and more of these devices are connected to the outside...

Tech Talks: Software
The Future is Virtual for Automotive Electronic System Software Development

From electric vehicle control to advanced driver assistance systems, electronic content in automotive systems is accelerating. With it comes the need to develop and test automotive embedded software, which is time-consuming and costly. Today the development...

These 12 products are the nominees for the 2020 Tech Briefs Readers’ Choice Product of the Year.
When it comes to the research and development of batteries, modeling and simulation (M&S) provide an efficient and low-cost approach.
This tool provides faster and more detailed composite damage simulation results.
Briefs: Software
Additive Manufacturing Automated Process Planning Software
The software automatically maps designs from CAD software to additive manufacturing to help cut unnecessary steps.
This quantum language is the first of its kind that is as elegant, simple, and safe as classical computer languages.

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