Mechatronics Zone Blog

Do Mechatronics Degrees Make Sense?

By Jon Titus | July 19, 2011

Twelve colleges have created mechatronics programs, mostly by adding mechatronics classes to a standard mechanical-engineering curriculum.

Hot Off the Presses: Design News July Digital Issue

By Alexander Wolfe | July 15, 2011

Design News's July issue is available in digital form, as an online e-magazine or a downloadable pdf.

A Visit to TI's Motor Lab

July 15, 2011

TI's employees use Kilby Labs to research and develop new ideas that may turn into products.

Final Shuttle Flight Creates Opportunity

July 13, 2011

Watching the space shuttle Atlantis take flight invoked a sense of optimism that it opens up an opportunity to build even better spacecraft that are more affordable, better integrated, better manufactured, and better supported.

New Debugger Complements Atmel AVR Studio 5

July 7, 2011

Atmel now has a new in-circuit debugger and programmer module, the JTAGICE3, which operates with the AVR Studio 5 software and all Atmel 8-bit and 32-bit AVR-family microcontrollers (MCUs).

Robotocists Debate: How Human Should a Robot Be?

July 5, 2011

Engineers are considering whether robots for the home and office need to look human.

AVR Studio 5 Includes Sensor Driver Code

June 28, 2011

Atmel has simplified life for engineers, programmers, and product designers with AVR Studio 5.

AVR Studio 5 Includes Sensor Driver Code

By Jon Titus | June 22, 2011

Engineers can attest to the problems they encounter when they first connect a microcontroller to sensors. The lack of MCU-specific drivers further complicates the process and can lead to heated...

PTC's Creo 1.0 Hits The Streets

By Beth Stackpole | June 14, 2011

Eight months after its unveiling, PTC officially released its new Creo product development platform, a major rearchitecting of its offering intended to address many of the longstanding bottlenecks...

A New PTC At PlanetPTC Live

By Beth Stackpole | June 13, 2011

PTC’s claim to fame might be the concept of parametric CAD, but at PTC’s PlanetPTC Live  user event this week, mechanical design issues and MCAD technology took a back seat to a vision of...