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                              mech eng with calipers
                              When I was in college we electrical engineers (EEs) always looked down our noses a bit at the mechanical engineers (MEs). Our department had an introduction to electrical engineering class for the mechanical engineers, which we referred to as “shocks for jocks.” It’s a bit sad that the mechanical guys were “jocks” to us. The rivalry between electrical and mechanical engineering often continues after university and plays out in the realm of embedded systems. The embedded systems market is growing larger and more complex each year. It’s time for us to get down off our high horses and augment our design process with 3D mechanical modeling for the design of today and tomorrow.
                               laptop being repaired
                              Preventing electromagnetic interference is critical for proper functioning of your PCB design. In addition to good design practices, can shields can also be used to isolate sensitive components. Read on to learn why and how to use cans in your PCB design.
                              Interior of a self-driving car
                              By Tasking, May 04, 2017
                              Transportation has a major effect on people and societies, and cars changed life around the world forever. We are now on the brink of another major transportation breakthrough, self-driving cars. While we are still years away from fully autonomous vehicles, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) are becoming more common in the automotive industry. The ADAS market is headed for major growth, and smart software developers can grow with them. Developers should be prepared to take advantage of this new era of transportation by making their code more efficient, and mastering the use of memory protection units (MPUs).
                              Self driving car on PCB road
                              Luxury used to mean heated seats, now it means a self-driving car with a 17” LED display in the dashboard. With automotive PCBs gaining market share, the modern designer should start thinking about how their designs can enable essential and luxury features in connected cars. They should also get ready to learn cutting edge design techniques such as rigid-flex and HDI in order to meet automotive requirements.
                              Hyperloop project abstract like men racing with laptops
                              Earlier this year, student design teams gathered to participate in Hyperloop’s largest design competition yet. Their goal? To create a prototype high-speed vehicle for next-generation transportation. Through this unique strategy, Hyperloop brings a compelling example of crowdsourcing at work. Crowdsourcing also stands to impact the PCB design space, providing new routes to project development and prototyping. Through combined efforts, cost savings and a diverse perspective can be realized.
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                              You may be a great designer, but I’m guessing you’re not a power expert. Power delivery network (PDN) analysis software can bring all the knowledge of a power professional right to your personal computer. A good PDN analysis program will help you check current densities, possible temperature problems, and voltage drop before you spend money on a prototype that catches fire.