INDUSTRIAL design, PERSONAL computers, TECHNOLOGICAL innovations, ELECTRIC equipment, and MILLING machinery
The article presents information about LPKF Laser and Electronics AG's ProtoMat S62 desktop milling machine. The desktop S62 is a 3D milling machine designed to create personal computer (pc)boards. Its 10-tool autochanger enables it to handle a wide range of jobs. The plotter's milling head travels at 150 mm/s, and the high-performance spindle motor ratchets up to 62,000 rpm. Also, its Z-axis movement permits depth in RF designs as well as very flexible modifications to non-pc-board materials. According to LPKF's S62 sales manager Jim Greene, the S62s are rolling off the assembly line to customers as fast as the company can make them. The ability to quickly create a single board means that developers can verify their design before making additional boards. This avoids wasted boards when a major design defect is found. Even minor fixes can be easily accommodated. The S62 can cut photomasks, pockets in microwave boards, covers for boxes, and much more. Most S62 users are experimenting with these features, which can enable them to create customized boards and boxes for individual projects. INSETS: TWO TO THREE CUSTOM JOBS A DAY!;PROTOTYPING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW BRUNSWICK.;BUILDING PC BOARDS IN BRITISH COLUMBIA..
COMPUTER software development, TECHNOLOGICAL innovations, ELECTRONIC data processing personnel, ELECTRONIC systems, SOFTWARE patterns, SOFTWARE product line engineering, COMPUTER input-output equipment design & construction, COMPUTER simulation of integrated circuits, CREATIVE ability in technology, and INTEGRATED circuit design
The article offers information on the latest technological innovation regarding the traditional design of software and hardware development. The demands for 2009 on systems functionality and verification increases which creates high demands on its abstraction level before any implementation. Most of software developers and designers carry out the techniques with the use of embedded software development. It also provides the traditional systems design flow which utilizes virtual prototypes. It defines prototyping systems as a fast type of software development, however it lacks some of debugging components.