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ANSYS SCADE: Embedded Software Automation

ANSYS SCADE ™ is a platform for the model-based development of embedded software. This post reviews its functionality and its value to manufacturers. There’s no doubt about it: smart connected products demand a lot of software. It’s used for control systems. It’s used to communicate with IoT platforms. It’s the intelligence behind user interfaces. Without

Implications of Agile and Scrum in Mechanical Design

Recently, many mechanical engineering teams are contemplating the adoption of agile methods for design. This post covers the implications. Not long ago, I had a happenstance conversation with a mechanical engineering manager whose team had just adopted some agile practices for design. It was a fascinating conversation, for me, as he walked through some of

ANSYS Electronic and Electromechanical Simulation Solutions

This post reviews ANSYS’ simulation platform for electronics and electrical systems, including Electronic Desktop, HFSS, SIwave, and Maxwell. With more companies making the transition to develop smart connected products, there is a need to integrate more and more electronics and electromechanical components into traditional designs. As that occurs, you run into the potential for more