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It’s an exciting time for space programs around the world, as players take part beyond the U.S., Russia, and the European Space Agency (ESA). India, China and Iran are all in on the action, reaching for the moon, Mars, and beyond. Very different from the days when the US/USSR “space race” was running at full […]

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Today I’m taking about ECAD/MCAD co-design. You’ve probably heard the expression, “the left hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing.” Unfortunately that is often the case during product development, when the ECAD PCB design team and the MCAD team are furiously working to meet ever-shrinking time-to-market requirements. After all, ECAD and MCAD are […]

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As you may remember about a year ago, Zuken announced an investment and commitment to the US market. The announcement was made at PCB West 2013 with Zuken’s COO and CTO attending. An important part of the announcement was the opening of an R&D facility in Silicon Valley to be closer to our users. The […]

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Remember your first cellular phone or computer purchase? If you are like most consumers, you researched options looking for a product that was both affordable and scalable. Affordable because this was your first purchase and you wanted to minimize risk, and scalable to protect any subsequent investment in data such as documents, movies or music. […]

How to Save Time Managing Options and Variants in Wire Harness Design

by Ulrich Prottung August 21, 2014 Electrical
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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 […]

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The Natural Progression Towards Vendor Integration in EDA

by Craig Armenti July 25, 2014 Electronic
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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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