Crack propagation modelling for fracture mechanics

Simulation Modeling Suite 7.0 from Simmetrix benefits from advanced modelling functionality for fracture mechanics and the study of crack propagation

OCR reader handles all characters and all languages

Wenglor's new OCR reader reads all characters in all languages and can be taught new logos, symbols and other patterns using a teach-in procedure

HMIs for integrated servo and stepper motors

JVL is introducing human-machine interfaces that are designed for use with its ranges of integrated servo and stepper motors

Subsea applications: bolt tensioning and flange pulling tools

Optimus 6 bolt tensioning tools with quick acting split reaction nuts have been developed for ease of use, as well as reducing diver fatigue

Product lifecycle management: IBM and Siemens team up

Siemens is delivering ready-to-use systems based on its Teamcenter PLM software portfolio and IBM's Product Development Integration Framework

Milling machines: desktop model easier to use

Compared with the previous model, Roland DG's new Modela MDX-40A desktop milling machine benefits from new features and improved user software


Autodesk Inventor software products include an intuitive parametric design environment for developing initial concept sketches and kinematic models of parts and assemblies.

Building automation: centralised control of single or multi-sites

A specialised facilities monitoring system aims to cut building management costs

Embedded system is suitable for high-speed, real-time vision

A new NI EVS-1464RT Embedded Vision System from National Instruments uses a multicore processor to deliver exceptional performance in industrial environments

High level modelling language for mission and safety-critical systems

Matthew Hause looks at how a standard high level modelling language can help in the design and development of mission critical systems as they become standardised

Mobilisation of embedded applications

The new but already widely established Qseven standard is 59 per cent smaller when comparing to a COM Express basic module

Connectors: for space, medicine and test and measurement applications

Serge Buechli looks at how connectors are used for high-tech applications in markets such as medicine, test and measurement and broadcast

Mass interconnect systems help protect company investment

Mass interconnect systems provide the critical connection between the tester and the unit under test. Elizabeth Wise reports

Compact, rugged high capacity SBC for embedded OEM work

Lisa Duckett outlines the benefits and features of a new single board computer designed for embedded OEM applications

Meet the challenge of collaborative management in embedded design

Collaboration is not new in the electronics industry, but logistics remains a hurdle to allowing engineering organisations to efficiently share up-to-date code and assets. Tony Smith looks at the issues in managing collaborative design of embedded systems

Ethernet makes its way into the car

LAN89218 designed to meet high reliability standards required by automotive applications such as on-board diagnostics or fast software download interfaces

Data analysis: post-processing software simplifies task

Brüel and Kjær's new Pulse Reflex post-processing software is said to make it much easier to investigate acoustic and vibration measurement data

Using pen and multi-finger touch to control a PC

N-trig has developed its Duosense technology to enable Windows 7 applications to be controlled using a pen device and multi-fingered touch gestures

CAE software suite includes 'first-to-market' features

Altair Engineering's Altair Hyperworks 10.0 benefits from design optimisation advancements and a new mathematical analysis technology

RFID system suits scalable applications

Harting's new Ha-Vis RFID integrated radio frequency identification system benefits from rugged, high-performance RFID readers and powerful data pre-processing





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