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Removing heat is therefore critical to the operation and long-term reliability of electronics, and component temperatures within specifications are the universal criteria used to determine the acceptability of a design. 

In this seven-page white paper, you will learn ten things you need to know about thermal design of electronic products, including: 

  • Support for cooling technologies
  • Handling the range of length scales
  • Accessing and reusing pre-existing data
  • Shrinking design times and margins


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The use of rule-based and field solver engines is essential to deliver the parasitic extraction accuracy necessary for detailed 3D structures such as finFETS, as well as the performance needed for fast throughput of full-chip designs featuring many millions of nets on multiple diverse routing layers.

In this six-page whitepaper, you will learn: 

  • How increased complexity in integrated circuit (IC) design affects design engineers
  • How hybrid parasitic extraction can be used to address these issues
  • How scalable multi-processing can be used to tackle burgeoning design size


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End-product problems, such as emissions testing failures or signal-integrity-related failures, can be avoided by using design rule checks (DRCs). 

This paper reviews the common causes of SI/EMI challenges and how they can be easily identified. 

  • Common causes of EMI in PCBs
  • Common causes of SI issues in PCBs
  • How to perform DRCs to avoid these problems


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The Internet of Things (IoT) is the cornerstone of a digitalization strategy, which in turn helps engineers to reduce costs, improve product and production quality, and make informed decisions. 

MindSphere, Siemens’ cloud-based open IoT operating system, provides the industry applications and digital services to drive those informed business decisions. 

In this 26-page white paper you’ll learn: 
Why it’s important to prepare for the coming IoT revolution How an IoT-specific operating system can help manage the development of IoT products How to develop a platform as a service (PaaS) for your connected products to keep them relevant long after their release.

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The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is flooding today’s industrial sector with data. Information is streaming in from many sources — equipment on production lines, sensors at customer facilities, sales data, and much more. Harvesting insights means filtering out the noise to arrive at actionable intelligence.

This report shows how to craft a strategy to gain a competitive edge. It explains how to evaluate IIoT solutions, including what to look for in end-to-end analytics solutions. Finally, it shows how SAS has combined its analytics expertise with Intel’s leadership in IIoT information architecture to create solutions that turn raw data into valuable insights.

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Equally huge is the gap between where AR is now and where it will be in 10 years. 

Currently, AR can help building contractors “see” into walls and know where to lay wiring. 10 years from now, however, an entire building crew could explore a holographic building to virtually lay out wiring, plumbing, lighting and WiFi before building even begins. 

In this 68-page eBook, you will learn: 
Why now is a key time for industrial AR How people are using AR to save time and money How to create a simple AR project How to shape your own AR strategy What the future of industrial AR looks like

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In today’s highly regulated and competitive environment, successful chemicals companies must be able to quickly create and produce new products to meet consumer trends and changing customer requirements. To achieve this, chemicals companies must look beyond traditional industrial conventions and business norms and focus on achieving the desired outcomes via digital transformation.

Download the ARC brief to read about the advantages that can be realized using intelligent connected products and assets, along with network communications, software, and advanced analytics.

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However, learning the ins and outs of any CAD program is no easy task. 

Fortunately, there are other experienced users out there who may have done some of the legwork for you and have come up with some useful tips along the way. 

In this 48-page eBook, you will learn 25 tips for working with CATIA V5, including but not limited to: 
Creating Technical Presentations with CATIA Composer Using ‘Existing Component with Positioning’ in CATIA V5-6 Assemblies CATIA Drawing Techniques Using CATIA V5 Parameterization Analysis to Find Unconstrained Sketches How to Cross-Reference Dimensions between Parts in an Assembly

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As a result, engineers of active and passive safety systems within cars must take this standard into consideration when developing automotive safety applications. 

To streamline the process, it may be possible to employ a model-based approach for embedded software controls in these systems, including automatic and certified code generation, that meets the requirements of ISO 26262. 

This white paper presents an approach for the development of ISO 26262 [1] compliant software applications based on Model-Based Design (MBD) and certified Automatic Code Generation (ACG). 

This 15-page whitepaper will teach you: 
About the ISO 26262 standard and its requirements How code can be generated to meet this standard How automatic code generation fits into a model-based design approach How software verification and validation can be performed to ensure the standard is met

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Learn what market trends are driving simulation investments in the high-tech industry and the benefits of doing so. As the complexity of smart products is growing, best-in-class high-tech companies are adopting engineering simulation platforms. Research shows that simulation platform users are better able to: decrease development time to meet product launch dates improve engineering productivity improve quality of engineering design and analysis Find out more about the simulation investments best-in-class high-tech companies are making to accelerate innovation.

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GPUs can provide thousands of cores, offering a superior solution or CAE. 

If you have computationally intensive simulations, GPUs can offer you a much faster path to solving. 

This short guide describes: 
How GPUs work with CPUs to speed CAE calculations How major software solutions have been optimized to run with NVIDIA GPUs Examples of speed increases for Abaqus FEA and ANSYS

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After winning new business, the task of delivering to commitment falls to engineering. Small and medium size aerospace suppliers strive to meet program requirements and deliver to milestones. Engineering excellence supports lean engineering for reducing waste and improving business performance.

Part of the Engineered to Fly Industry Solution Experience, the CATIA application offers powerful new capabilities that drive engineering excellence.

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Businesses are finding that AM can be used to fabricate manufacturing tools, such as jigs, fixtures, gauges, organizational aids and other devices, in an automated manner that reduces expenses and labor, while improving delivery times. 

Examining owners of AM equipment that use this technology to produce jigs, fixtures and other tools found that industrial 3D printers can pay for themselves much more quickly than previously thought. 

In this 10-page white paper, you will learn how 3D printing and additive manufacturing can be used: 
For batch manufacturing of circuit board masking elements To produce hundreds of inspection fixtures To make tool holders for quick changeover during manufacturing Reduce costs and time to market

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For example, imagine an assembly worker having the ability to visually receive pick-and-place instructions, or safety alerts if tools are working incorrectly or are out of tolerance. 

How can your enterprise benefit from this new technological trend? In this eight-page white paper, you will learn about: 
The benefits of IoT-assisted AR applications The challenges of building IoT and AR applications Existing IoT platforms and their benefits for building IoT and AR applications The key capabilities of IoT platforms to consider One company’s experience using IoT-enhanced AR applications

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This means the design can be communicated easily to customers and business partners, allowing designers to use feedback to quickly iterate the product. Whereas visual prototypes can be used for marketing and sales purposes, functional prototypes can be user-tested and revised to ensure that it fulfills the design intent. 

Once a business decides to begin using this technology, the firm then needs to decide whether it plans to print their prototypes using an outside 3D printing service bureau, in-house using industrial machines, or in-house using desktop 3D printers. 

This six-page whitepaper will teach you: 
The differences between service bureaus, industrial 3D printers and desktop 3D printers The pros and cons of each method What questions to ask to decide which 3D printing method is best for your business

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However, engineering simulation tools can provide thousands of driving scenarios and design parameters that can be used to virtually test ADAS and autonomous vehicles during development. 

This 10-page whitepaper will describe six areas in which simulation is essential to the development of autonomous vehicles and ADAS, including: 
Driving scenario system simulatio Software and algorithm modeling and development Functional safety analysis Sensor performance simulation Electronics hardware simulation Semiconductor simulation

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Evaporation is used for a wide array of applications, ranging from concentrating caustic soda solutions to eliminating moisture from pharmaceutical products. Used to perform energy-intensive vaporization, evaporators come in many different styles to best suit your needs for food and beverage, pulp and paper, chemical processing and many other industries.
The Evaporator Selection Guide offers definitions, concepts, operational and product characteristics of evaporation systems, as well as application-specific considerations to take into account when choosing an evaporator. Some of these key considerations include materials of construction, operational and product characteristics and configurations for energy efficiency.
Thermal Kinetics carries a wide selection of evaporators, all of which are available in multi-effect, TVR, MVR, and completely customizable. Access the guide today and find out how we can assist you every step of the way to ensure you find the right fit for your industry and application.


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Learn what market trends are driving simulation investments in the energy & power industries.

Fulfilling the demand for global energy requires disruptive technologies, sustainable development, environmental stewardship, compliance with regulations and cost management. To meet these demands, best-in-class companies in the energy & power industry are investing in a broad portfolio of engineering simulation tools. When compared to other companies, these investments make them better at: Meeting product launch dates Decreasing development time Increasing engineering productivity by increasing ROI and TCO of engineering simulation software

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“It was imperative for stakeholders to see our proposals in a meaningful and impactful way…. We quickly realized that Virtual Reality was the way to go.” 
– Dan Stine, BIM Administrator, LHB 

In this 5 page case study you will learn how LHB: 
Used VR to help users spot potential issues before construction Demonstrate the aesthetics of their proposals Managed the complexity of multiple software (eg AutoCAD Civil 3D and Revit) and hardware (HTC Vive and Oculus) platforms

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It can be a subtle thing - perhaps just a shadow that shouldn’t be there. 

Even a small rendering error can add weeks to your development cycle if your team can’t see a flaw until the first prototype arrives. 

Physically-based rendering is designed to ensure that renderings conform to the laws of physics in both appearance and actual behavior by accurately modeling the materials. 

This 17-page white paper includes examples of real products rendered traditionally versus physically based renderings. 

You will learn how physically-based rendering can be used to: 
Detect potential design errors Reduce the need for design iteration Speed up time to market

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These professionals are already keenly aware of how the technology can be used to quickly, easily and cost-effectively produce models, prototypes and patterns during the product development process. 

Convincing management, however, can be another story. 

More often than not, companies see prototyping as an expense, rather than an investment. This means there may be no budget to allow for purchasing a 3D printer. Without proper justification, a 3D printer purchase can be portrayed as negatively impacting a company’s bottom line. 

Therefore, the tangible financial benefits of investment in a 3D printer must be successfully laid out to management if a purchase is to be justified. 

In this 18-page white paper, you will learn about the following as they relate to 3D printer purchases: 
Justification strategies Building financial justification Real-world examples of successful 3D printer purchases and applications

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