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De-Risking Design: Reducing Snafu’s When Creating Products

June 26, 2017

With growing time-to-market pressures and increasingly complex systems within products, the design process has become risky. These risks show up during the process of bringing a product concept into reality. Whether it’s sole-source components that might cause supply chain issues or untested connectivity added at the end to meet competitive pressure, much can go wrong with design. You face the added risk once the product is out in the field and the market reacts to it.

Sensor Fusion Software Simplifies Design of Robots, Autonomous Cars

June 26, 2017

Using a novel arithmetic approach, a new sensor fusion solution fits on a single microcontroller, allowing developers to use it in applications ranging from autonomous cars to robots to drones.

5 Challenges Developers Face When Using an RTOS

June 23, 2017

Real-time Operating Systems (RTOS) are becoming a necessary component that most embedded software developers need to use in their applications. Developers who were once traditional bare-metal developers are starting to transition to using an RTOS as their microcontrollers move to 32-bit architectures and as their devices are starting to connect to the Internet. Whether you are just starting to use an RTOS or have been for years, there are several challenges that developers face when using an RTOS.

 

Challenge #1 – Deciding When to Use an RTOS

Rotor Clip Brings Student Contest Winners to the Atlantic Design and Manufacturing Show

June 23, 2017

Win a student contest and go to the Big Apple. That’s how it worked for four engineering students at East Caroline University earlier this month. The student team entered a railroad hand cart for a mechanical engineering class. They entered it into Rotor Clip’s annual Ring-A-Majig contest and won first place. The team pocketed $500 and won a trip to the Atlantic Design and Manufacturing show.

 

7 Great NASA Technologies You Don't Know About

June 22, 2017

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Inkjet Additive Manufacturing Process for Memory Devices Opens Doors to Mass Production of Printed Electronics

June 22, 2017

Researchers have made a breakthrough in the fabrication of memory devices using inkjet additive manufacturing (AM) that paves the way for mass production of printable electronics.

A group of researchers at Munich University of Applied Sciences in Germany and INRS-EMT in Canada have demonstrated an additive-manufacturing process using inkjet printing to fabricate resistive memory (ReRAM).