Digital Engineering 247; Jun2017, Vol. 22 Issue 10, p48-49, 2p
EMBEDDED computer system design & construction, COMPUTER engineering, COMPUTER engineers, VIRTUAL prototypes, and INTERNET of things
The article talks about the increasing complexity of embedded systems and the need for new design skills in the computer systems industry. Topics discussed include the views of Philipp Wallner, industry manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at Math Works, on the challenges faced by design engineers; the use of virtual prototypes in designing embedded systems; and the use of prototype designs in Internet of Things equipment.
The article focuses on challenges faced by wave energy technology maker Carnegie Wave Energy while developing a prototype for its CETO 5 technology for its Perth Wave Energy Project (PWEP) and mentions that it used Model-Based Design (MBD) approach to build virtual prototypes of the technology.
The author presents his views on features of the Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software made from the electronic design automation supplier Mentor Graphics Corp. He informs that virtual prototyping features of the software enables designers to optimize product during design stage process. He further reflects on several advantages of the CFD including its reliability, cost-effectiveness and efficiency.