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On-Demand Webinars: Software
How to Perform Accurate, Automated 3D Fatigue Crack Growth Predictions

This 30-minute Webinar demonstrates how to use your own CAD models and FEA tools to perform accurate, automated 3D component-level fatigue crack growth predictions.

White Papers: Software
Multicore Systems Management: Hypervisor or Multicore Framework

With increasing application of multicore to embedded devices, a number of important decisions are necessary to ensure optimal design. One such decision concerns the overall...

To achieve vehicle manufacturers’ ambitious goals for electric vehicles, Li-ion batteries need to be improved.
Products: Test & Measurement
New on the Market: August 2020
Data storage boards, modular plugs, equipment enclosures, and more.
Digitalization gives product teams a new way of looking at familiar challenges.
Altair released updates to all of its design, simulation, and data analytics software products.
The method determines whether circuits are accurately executing complex operations that classical computers can’t tackle.
Can NASA "joystick" the landing of the next Mars rover? A Tech Briefs reader asks our NASA expert.

In the fast-growing domain of electric vehicle development, many challenges exist. Range anxiety and cost are adoption barriers, in addition to...

You can design the best product in the world but what if the parts, assemblies, and sub-components for your idea aren’t there?

This rapid screening system tests fracture resistance in billions of potential materials.
This method provides a fast way to assess rocket engine performance in a variety of operating conditions.
This potentially eliminates the need for future re-synchronizations.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Development Software Handles High-Integrity Space Applications
NASA needed help accurately measuring Earth-reflected sunlight.
An automated system cuts the energy required for training and running neural networks.
On-Demand Webinars: Software
Using the Virtual Prototype of the S32G Safe and Secure Vehicle Network Processor in Production

The challenge with highly complex automotive devices is to bring up the software as soon as the silicon becomes available, which applies to the entire automotive ecosystem, including internal teams, software partners, and external customers....

Tech Briefs spoke with NASA’s Keith Comeaux, Deputy Project Chief Engineer, to learn more about the helicopter heading to Mars.
Products: Electronics & Computers
New on the Market: June 2020
Industrial PCs, power modules, processor blades, and more.
In places of limited accessibility and harsh conditions, replacing failed transmissions is a challenging and tremendously costly task.
New software sets the stage for A.I.-enabled robotic prostheses that predict user terrain and initiate mechanical changes accordingly.
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...

There are several safety concerns for patients with metallic implants who require MRIs, including magnetic forces, torques, radio-frequency-induced heating,...

Stanford University researchers created an inverse design codebase called SPINS that can help researchers explore different design methodologies to...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
VoroCrust v.1.0 Meshing Software
This program generates a mesh that conforms to a complex model without clipping.
Briefs: Software
Computational Model Predicts Human Behavior
This analytic model shows how groups of people influence individual behavior.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Autonomic and Apoptotic Highly Distributed System
Applications include distributed computer systems, computer security, and commercial satellite systems.
Landers to small bodies such as comets and asteroids can use this program to estimate the terrain richness of the previously unmapped small body.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Protocol Improves Storage Efficiency and Output Speed of Computer Systems
This approach enables computer systems to retrieve data much faster.

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