Electronics Weekly. 2/28/2018, Issue 2722, p11-11. 2/3p. 1 Color Photograph.
RAPID prototyping, FIELD programmable gate arrays -- Evaluation, and EQUIPMENT & supplies
The article offers information on the ZU11EG, ZU17EG and ZU19EG modules as part of the Zynq UltraScale+ field-programmable gate array (FPGA) prototyping boards from Germany-based firm Pro Design Electronic GmbH.
The article discusses the methods to simplify the design and prototyping for large gate-count application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs). Topics discussed include prototyping by using a field-programmable gate array (FPGA) integrated circuit, challenges regarding the determination of the number and specifications of FPGAs and system memory based challenges. Topics including necessity for the prototype to meet timing requirements and addition of automation to the design are also discussed.
SERVICE centers, INTEGRATED circuits, THREE-dimensional printing, CONDUCTING polymers, and ORGANIC conductors
Accucode 3D is to offer 3D printing of electronics for prototyping and low volume manufacture from locations in Colorado and Texas, writes Steve Bush. This is claimed to be the world's first service bureau for 3D printing of electronics, by Isreal-based Nano Dimension, which has provided the two DragonFly printers that Accucode will be using. Accucode 3D parent company Accucode also has a centre in Ireland, but without a DragonFly printer. [Extracted from the article]
Electronics Weekly. 5/15/2019, Issue 2748, p20-21. 2p. 3 Color Photographs.
COMPUTER programming, COMPUTER software, COMPUTERS, SINGLE-board computers, and PRINTED circuits
The article discusses the expanding role of prototyping platforms and development boards in professional design. Topics discussed include the Arduino and BeagleBone platforms; the single-board computer (SBC) Raspberry Pi as a tool for students to learn programming; and how SBCs are being used as development platforms in prototyping and professional design.
Electronics Weekly. 10/2/2019, Issue 2756, p12-12. 1/3p. 1 Color Photograph.
SHIPPING containers, BROADBAND antennas, SIM cards, and AIR pressure
Thingy:91 is a cellular and GNSS IoT prototyping platform with world-wide coverage across 700MHz to 2,200MHz, created by Nordic Semiconductor and Fractus Antennas. The broadband antenna is Fractus' Trio mXtend chip antenna with three ports, allowing the connection of three independent radios - cellular, GNSS and Bluetooth for example. [Extracted from the article]
RAPID prototyping, THREE-dimensional printing, ELECTRONICS engineers, BIOPRINTING, and STEREOLITHOGRAPHY
The article discusses the advantages of using three-dimensional (3D) printing in prototyping designs and building samples. Topics covered include how electronics engineers can benefit in 3D printing, the different categories of layer-by-layer techniques used in 3D printing and additive manufacture, and information relating to the cost of objects created using 3D printing. It also discusses other applications of 3D printing.
The article presents information on the techniques of using simulation and connect-and-go applications boards for providing rapid RF prototyping with minimum risk. It is stated that clients want fast delivery of prototype products, and at low cost and low risk. The use of connect-and-go application boards allows a high degree of functionality to be realized in a short time. By complementing this approach with simulation, lower risk higher performance systems can be developed.
The article presents information on rapid prototyping, and a seminar on it to be held on April 8, 2009. Rapid prototyping refers to the group of technologies that develop three-dimensional physical models using materials including paper, polymers and resins. Some of prototyping technologies are CADCAM milling, laser cutting, and vacuum casting for rapid tooling projects. The seminar will be held at the University of Strathclyde, in Glasgow, Scotland.
Electronics Weekly. 2/18/2009, Issue 2371, p16-16. 2/3p. 1 Color Photograph.
RAPID prototyping, COMPUTER software development, TECHNOLOGICAL innovations, SOFTWARE configuration management, and EMBEDDED computer systems
The article describes the role of software configuration management systems in the rapid prototyping process. Rapid prototyping is said to be a popular methodology for taking electronics concepts to production quickly. Yet the rapidity can lead to problems as the number of variants and versions explodes. Using the right software configuration management system can help capture, organise and manage array of data to reduce the prototyping time and the overall development time.
RAPID prototyping, NEW product development, COMPUTER input-output equipment, ELECTRONIC apparatus & appliances, and AVIONICS
Evaluates drivers for xPC Target rapid prototyping product to support hardware from MathWorks Inc. Key features of the product; Focus on xPC Target, which supports both commercial and military avionics databuses; Report that the xPC Target tool can be used for rapid prototyping and hardware-in-the-loop simulation and testing of aerospace control systems.
The article informs that researcher Adrian Bowyer has developed a self-replicating, low-cost rapid prototyping system at the University of Bath, England, that he plans to distribute under an open source model. He has developed the "RepRap" to make items out of plastic at the desktop from a design on a personal computer. Bowyer said about the technology that it is the junction of mechanical engineering, electronic engineering and computer science.
The article presents information on the development of a desktop rapid prototyping system by researcher Adrian Bowyer at the University of Bath, England. Bowyer said that it is a potentially powerful technology. He further said that open source licensing is a vital element in distributing this technology and the machine is itself open source so people can improve the design.
Electronics Weekly. 6/18/2014, Issue 2592, p18-18. 1p. 1 Color Photograph.
RAPID prototyping, INTELLECTUAL property, COMPUTER software, SOFTWARE development equipment, ELECTRONICS, and EQUIPMENT & supplies
The article offers brief information on the virtual development kits, the intellectual property (IP) prototyping kits, and customised subsystems to accelerate prototyping from electronics firm Synopsys Inc.