Given the evolution of mechanical and plant engineering, there are great advantages in the use of simulation models. Even before the first physical design, a new machine can be completely digitally designed and its full functionality can be checked by virtual test runs.
Computing software provider MathWorks has introduced a free 5G library aimed at supporting wireless design exploration in advance of the release of the initial 3GPP 5G standard specification in March 2018.
STMicroelectronics' BlueNRG-MESH Software Development Kit (SDK) enables the creation of networked devices and the smartphone apps needed to control them.
MathWorks has introduced Release 2017b (R2017b), which includes new features in its MATLAB and Simulink design software, six new products, and updates and bug fixes to 86 other products.
STMicroelectronics' software expansions X-CUBE-MEMS1 and X-CUBE-MEMSMIC1 have recently been updated to offer features such as real-time acoustic beamforming, as well as to improve how data from the motion sensors is processed.
Yokogawa Electric Corporation has developed Virtual-M3, a simulation software tool for its FA-M3V range-free multicontroller.
The 1.0 release of LabVIEW NXG helps engineers performing benchtop measurements increase their productivity with non-programming workflows to acquire and iteratively analyse measurement data, according to NI.
For users looking to get started with Sigfox, the Xkit has a full suite of features and accessories to empower anyone to set up an IoT solution, even with little hardware experience.
RS Components, the trading brand of Electrocomponents, the global distributor for engineers, has recorded 100,000 users of the educational network licence for the company's free-for-download DesignSpark PCB design tool.
The XJTAG software for PADS schematic design significantly increases the design for test and debug capabilities of the schematic capture and PCB design environment.
Small electronic products like wearables and IoT devices can now provide high-end audio features with the help of a graphical design tool for STM32 microcontrollers from STMicroelectronics.
Future Facilities has conducted a survey of over 350 professional electronics engineers in an effort to learn how they cope with thermal issues.
Version 1.2 of Altium CircuitStudio is a professional PCB design tool that is ready to pick up and go. With powerful schematic capture, feature-rich PCB editing and centralised component management, it will inspire designers to invent the future, instead of being preoccupied with just making it work.
If you're still using point solutions and wasting valuable time and energy working on integration instead of the business challenges you're ultimately trying to solve, it's time to consider a platform-based approach. You need a platform that provides the right starting point, uses the right software approach and is supported by a robust ecosystem.
NI has announced LabVIEW 2016 system design software, empowering engineers to simplify development and effectively integrate software from the ecosystem into their systems.