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The majority of electrical designers have to contend with options and variants and the resulting harness families and derivatives. Today I’m going to investigate the source of these differences and explain how you can save time in updating the associated data. You’re likely familiar with the offsetting game when creating harnesses that can be reused […]

EDA vendor integration

Today I’m going to be talking about the gradual convergence of EDA single tools to integrated systems. In the early days of HiFi home entertainment systems, specialist vendors provided separate record (vinyl!) decks, amplifiers and speakers, then left it to the ingenuity of the customer to build their own system – they still do for […]

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When it comes to attending events, we are all different animals. Some give little thought to where they’re going, then bounce right in like a puppy and enjoy meeting everyone in sight. Others like to soar like an eagle surveying their environment, planning and spotting potential targets. And there are those who, like chimpanzees, use all […]

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Let me tear you away from the World Cup for a moment to talk about Zuken Innovation World (ZIW) Conferences in Europe and America, which just wrapped up the other week at our final event in Italy. Our ZIWs are a bit like the World Cup, with lots of excitement and planning running up to […]

Changes in the Automotive Industry and their Impact on Electronics, Part 3

by Humair Mandavia July 6, 2014 Electronic
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For today’s final post on increased electronics complexity in motor vehicles, we will focus on the alignment of data management and electromechanical integration. Read all about reliability and modular design here in the previous two blog posts. Aligning data management to the design process Along with the other integral pieces in the automotive design process, […]

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Changes in the Automotive Industry and their Impact on Electronics, Part 2

by Humair Mandavia June 29, 2014 Electronic
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Today I’m returning to the topic of increased electronics complexity in motor vehicles, with a specific focus on modular design. Last week we looked at maintaining reliability, click here to catch-up on that one. Importance of modular design Gone are the days when automatic windows and door locks were a luxury optional extra. Now the […]

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