In the electronics and electrical engineering design communities there is plenty of talk about IoT, particularly in relation to the opportunities, but arguably the more pressing issue right now is the need to design for security in the connected world.
Specialist print machinery company Müller Martini is adapting to meet the change in the printing world by helping their customers to deliver flexible products. This is reflected in the way they design new, modular products, partly made possible by flexible software such as E3.series.
In my previous post in this series about effectively reusing design modules to increase product quality and decease development time, I challenged you to think about how well you’re making use of existing design modules and why getting better at this could be a competitive differentiator. I looked at some of the design challenges circuit designers are facing, such as miniaturization, proliferation of electrical constraints and high speed design requirements, as well as some of the potholes it’s easy to fall into when working with modular design.
Although we’ve been talking about it for years, in PCB design it has yet to catch on in quite the same way despite there being a host of benefits to be reaped from modular design practices. So in the first of this two-part series I’d like to challenge you to ask yourself a few questions about how you reuse designs.
The latest from the UAS Formula Student Team, including a full run down of the 2014 race season, plus an introduction to how the combustion engine and electric powered race cars were developed using E3.series from Zuken.