I think we all know that engineers use a lot of different information to make design decisions. And the big question is, how do they find that information, and how do they access it? Well, this year, we conducted some research to look into the answers.
Electronic Board System Design
Is the Smart, Connected Product Trend Driving Modular Design?
So, let’s talk about the smart connected products trend and how IoT connectivity actually might force a lot of companies towards modularity and platform design. If a company is developing multiple products that are smart and connected, you have to think, “Well, what’s the common platform they’re all connecting to?”
Cross-Probing with NX, Capital, and Xpedition
Not long ago, Siemens PLM Software and Mentor Graphics announced integrations between NX, their Mechanical CAD application, Capital, their harness design ECAD application, and Xpedition, their board design ECAD application. There’s an infrequently cited capability there called interactive highlighting or cross-probing. In this video, Chad Jackson provides an overview of what it is and why it is important.
Cloud Technology and Its Influence on Electronics Collaboration
Cloud technology is a big conversation. Let’s break this up into digestible, micro bites and see just how cloud technology is influencing the way we collaborate in the design and manufacturing workspace … or any workspace for that matter. We’ll begin with the first digital communication tool that entered the workforce in the 1990’s: Email. …
Is There a Cloud on Your ECAD Horizon?
We devote a lot of our resources to participating in conferences, press briefings, and webinars covering innovative and trending solutions designed to help product designers and engineers do their jobs better.
OpenBOM: What Does it Do, What’s the Value?
OpenBOM is a cloud-based solution for managing bills-of-materials. What does it do differently? Is it better than using a spreadsheet? We cover that in this post.
Nano Dimensions: Is 3D Printing for Electronics Feasible?
Nano Dimensions provides 3D printing solutions for electronics. It is early but they are getting some traction and making this concept real. This post reviews what they can do.
Simulation and Verification for Board Development
The idea of applying simulation early in the development of board systems is a relatively new concept. In this post, we provide a quick overview of what is involved.