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This design wizard will simplify the design process

January 8, 2015 6:07 pm | by RF Tool Co | Product Releases | Comments

RF Wizard has been created for RF Designers, Educators, and Students to greatly simplify the normally complex tasks associated with R.F. and Microwave Amplifier Design for specific Gain and Bandwidth. It also simplifies the design of Matching Interconnection Networks between R.F. Subsystems such as antennas, transmission lines, amplifiers, mixers, etc. Using Smith Charts and utilising a dev...

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December 2014: Security

January 8, 2015 4:01 pm | Digital Editions | Comments

Security. It’s a topic that you can’t seem to escape whether you’re reading a news story about a security breach at Sony or a hacker who is capable of taking over your car. In this issue of ECN, we’re talking about security in the ever-changing, ever-evolving world of connectivity.

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Do engineers use counterfeit components?

January 8, 2015 3:41 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Editor and Eileen Whitmore, Art Director | Blogs | Comments

Counterfeit components continue to make it into designs as companies try to reduce prices and make smart business decisions. While a counterfeit component might lower the initial cost, the long term consequences of using grey market products can result in more expensive...

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Startup brings more efficient tools to Tanzania

January 8, 2015 3:26 pm | by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Back in 2009, alumna Jodie Wu ’09 launched Global Cycle Solutions (GCS) in Tanzania to bring small-scale farmers an innovative product she designed in MIT’s D-Lab: a bike-mounted maize sheller. Easily attached to a bike and powered by pedaling, the low-cost, cast-iron...

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3-D 'Pop-up' silicon structures: Transforming planar materials into 3-D microarchitectures

January 8, 2015 3:23 pm | by University of Illinois College of Engineering | News | Comments

In the cover feature article of the journal, Science, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign describe a unique process for geometrically transforming two dimensional (2D) micro/nanostructures into extended 3D layouts by exploiting mechanics principles similar to those found in children's 'pop-up' books.a

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Today in Engineering History: America's First Transcontinental Railroad

January 8, 2015 3:19 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor PDD, @kaylieannduffy | News | Comments

On this day in history, 1863, California Governor Leland Stanford broke ground for the Central Pacific Railroad in Sacramento. This event marked the beginning of America’s first transcontinental railroad. The Central Pacific Railroad was finally finished in Promontory, Utah in May 1869.

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Software designed for design sharing

January 8, 2015 3:16 pm | Product Releases | Comments

COMSOL Server™ is now available to run applications created with the Application Builder in COMSOL Multiphysics® version 5.0. This new product allows you to share COMSOL applications with colleagues throughout your organization and beyond. Run applications in a light-weight COMSOL Client for Windows® or in a web browser.

Software allows for better management of design and production

January 8, 2015 3:08 pm | Altium | Product Releases | Comments

INLYNK announced the release of version 4.3 of its flagship product. Optymo is a BOM and Parts Management solution that helps organizations to better manage their design and production steps. The new version is the result of a collaboration between Altium, Octopart and INLYNK.

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Photos of the Day: This is how you train for the ISS

January 8, 2015 2:58 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

Training for a space mission is no joke. Those lucky enough to make it to the International Space Station are basically on their own and must be prepared for all situations. Every part of living on the ISS is practiced on earth in specialized training facilities to ensure that nothing...

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Interface board offers more options

January 8, 2015 2:09 pm | Heidenhain Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

HEIDENHAIN is making available a new interface board for PROFINET-IO giving those interested in the conversationally-friendly TNC controls more options than ever.  This common PROFINET-IO (ID 825866-02) will be available in addition to the interface board for PROFIBUS-DP (ID 828539-01) that is already being used in the field.

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Engineering Update #92: CATS in space

January 8, 2015 2:01 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

The International Space Station is getting a shipment of CATS. I know what you’re thinking, but sadly, these are CAT modules. The CATS are sensors that will be operational on the ISS for at least six months and up to three years. Their task is to offer researchers a better...

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IoT: Ensuring security is in place

January 8, 2015 1:46 pm | by Kevin McDermott, Director of Strategic Marketing, IoT, Imagination Technologies | Blogs | Comments

As we start 2015, the forecasts and market projections for IoT are already increasing by multiple billions of devices it appears, almost on a daily basis. The industry is ramping up, and with an already initial foundation of a few billion smartphones, tablets, and ...

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IoT: Adapt to change!

January 8, 2015 1:38 pm | by Kevin McDermott, Director of Strategic Marketing, IoT, Imagination Technologies | Blogs | Comments

In early 2015, the adoption of IoT appears to one of the most predicted events of consumer electronics; the sheer numbers of articles predicting the IoT explosion are in themselves reaching record numbers. The predictions show that not only will ...

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Glass for Backlights: A Possible Game-Changer for LCD and OLED

January 8, 2015 12:31 pm | by DisplaySearch | News | Comments

At CES 2015, Corning unveiled its new glass product, Iris, which focuses on the light-guide plate (LGP) in edge-lit LCD TVs. Current LGPs in LCD backlight units are made with acrylic, but Corning has proposed a new revolutionary material, glass. The announcement has ignited several discussions in...

Sensors move Army closer to common environment

January 8, 2015 9:32 am | by U.S. Army | News | Comments

The Army envisions a future where sensors dynamically interact with each other while sharing information with Soldiers. Its researchers are one step closer to enabling this common operating environment through the development of a foundational software architecture.

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