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  1. Simplify your vendor evaluation with the Gartner 2017 Magic Quadrant for Solid-State Arrays. Download the report to learn:The flash storage futures market overview Gartner’s evaluation of vision, strengths and cautions for each vendor Why Pure Storage was named a LEADER Request Free! View the full article
  2. Fiber optic cabling is often required when extending industrial networks to monitor or control remote assets where distance, environmental factors or signal speed requirements preclude the use of copper cable or wireless solutions. Incorporating fiber optic cabling introduces additional project complexity and risk compared to a copper cable-only network. Legacy communication protocols and limited equipment choices can make the task especially challenging. They face important decisions to ensure control objectives are achieved using fiber optic cable. Three primary areas must be addressed to define the ideal solution: Network Analysis and Design Set-up and Installation Operations and Maintenance Control engineers must analyze these three areas to ensure control requirements are met cost-effectively and reliably so the risk of downtime is minimized. Important parameters to consider in each of these areas are addressed below. Request Free! View the full article
  3. While smaller Industrial Equipment Manufacturers may be able to control, access, and share product data with relatively simple Product Data Management (PDM) tools, larger Industrial Equipment Manufacturers rely on full-featured PLM systems that help automate processes and share data across global supply chains. Industrial Equipment Manufacturer companies may find themselves in-between because:Product and organizational complexity drive them beyond basic PDM capabilities A full-featured PLM implementation may feel out of reach They need to choose a system that quickly delivers the core capabilities they need to streamline product development but also gives them room to grow value over time. What’s the right size PLM to fit an Industrial Equipment Manufacturer? Let’s take a look. Request Free! View the full article
  4. To be successful, medical device companies continually need to produce innovative products that are clinically and economically relevant. In an effort to accelerate the delivery of innovative, safe, and fully compliant medical devices, companies:Strive to provide additional solutions to enhance the patient experience and address patient unmet needs Reduce both time-to-market and development costs Increase outsourcing and externalization When certain issues hinder innovation, it’s crucial to understand the type of solution that promotes collaborating to accelerate design and meet long-term business goals. Uncover how teams can focus on quality, accelerate innovation, and improve operational efficiency while ensuring global regulatory compliance. Request Free! View the full article
  5. Innovation is the engine that drives the medical device industry. Bringing new ideas to market will require a quality management strategy that keeps compliance requirements in check. In this webinar, “Accelerating Medical Device Innovation: Shifting From Compliance to Quality” Axendia President and Co-Founder Daniel R. Matlis, along with other panelists, show you:Why compliance should be a by-product of quality How to harmonize a quality management strategy that takes legal compliance into account Why ensuring data transparency and stakeholder engagement is critical to both quality control and regulatory compliance Don’t let regulations hamper innovation. Learn about how quality assurance can work for you rather than be just an afterthought. Request Free! View the full article
  6. Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software can help. It drives better product development performance by managing product-related data, processes and projects. While smaller companies may be able to control, access and share product data with relatively simple Product Data Management (PDM) tools, larger manufacturers rely on full featured PLM systems that help automate processes and share data across global Aerospace and Aviation companies. Request Free! View the full article
  7. Take a deep dive into the minds of the 1,500 U.S. industrial products buyers we surveyed for the third Industrial Buying Dynamics study. The study examines the major forces shaping industrial distribution today.Rising (and Changing) ThreatsIt’s no secret—people’s buying behaviors and preferences are rapidly changing. In this year’s study, we’ve seen important shifts in the influence of mobile e-commerce and the perception of e-marketplaces. Addressing Buyer Needs by Product TypeThis year’s study includes new questions that detail buyers’ needs and preferences based on the types of products they’re purchasing. Optimizing the Buyer ExperienceBuyers continue to demand a user-friendly customer experience across multiple sales and service channels, but a new generation of buyers are poised to demand new and higher expectations. The Potential of Post-sales Service as a DifferentiatorPost-sales capabilities can provide a crucial point of differentiation for distributors. From solid return solutions to additive manufacturing, explore new ways to stand out. Request Free! View the full article
  8. Thanks to the high-speed, high-bandwidth, double-data rate (DDR) memory in modern processors, our smartphones, servers, computers and gaming consoles are able to operate more powerfully and at higher speeds. While each new generation of DDR SDRAM (Double-Data Rate Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory) brings increased speed capacity and decreased power consumption, they may not be easy to incorporate into a given PCB design. Issues such as decreased design margins or signal integrity issues can stand in the way of adding better memory to your PCB. This five-page whitepaper will address the following concerns with integrating DDR: Variables that impact signal integrity Signal integrity challenges with DDR memory devices How to ensure signal integrity Request Free! View the full article
  9. IoT devices may look streamlined and simple to consumers, but within these devices are complex components, physical interfaces, PCBs and rigid-flex circuitry which all have their own design and layout challenges. Before incurring delays or costs associated with making an IoT product, it’s essential that engineers have a proper PCB design environment, including pre- and post-layout simulation, layout constraint management and verification, among other features. This seven-page whitepaper will address seven key areas in IoT PCB design, including but not limited to: IoT design domains The form and fit of IoT devices IoT design components Capturing the IoT design intent in the schematic diagram Request Free! View the full article
  10. The biggest factors in RF today include creating breakthroughs in design technology and integration between specialized RF tools and the larger PCB design process. This five-page whitepaper will address five elements key to successful RF design in 2017, including but not limited to: Real collaboration RF and system design integration Automation Request Free! View the full article
  11. The Industrial Internet-of-things (IIOT) has a projected market forecast of over $40 billion, with a projected forecast of $100 billion by 2020. In the process of reaching this lofty figure, it will be necessary to convert volumes of factory data into actionable information throughout the entire manufacturing supply chain. As the IIOT evolves, with hundreds of thousands of sensors already deployed across the global supply chain already, who are the leading companies driving this development? And what role is Silicon Valley playing? This 9-page white paper will provide an illustrative map of the IIOT market, including: Which companies are developing IIOT software? What players represent the sensor and actuator segment of the industry? Who are the cloud service providers? Which firms are filling the IoT and intelligent gateway niche? Who is targeting machine-to-machine communication hardware? What are the IIOT payoffs? Request Free! View the full article
  12. Published monthly, the magazine serves as a continuing-education guide for engineering professionals involved in the design of components, software, subsystems, and test equipment for automotive, commercial, industrial, medical, and military applications for high-frequency electronics. Request Free! View the full article
  13. Amid all this uncertainty, however, the outlook for medical devices is surprisingly bright. Investing News predicts that device manufacturers will capture major market share in 2017. Equally reassuring, Evaluate Research forecasts that medical technology sales will reach more than $529.8 billion by 2022, growing at an annual rate of 5.2 percent, and R&D expenditure will grow by 4.3 percent annually to reach $34 billion by 2022. In this white paper, medical device experts Matt Lowe and Alex Butler discussed five trends that are likely to have a significant effect on the industry this year. Request Free! View the full article
  14. For medical device firms, the process is part of an intense period of obtaining a 510(k) clearance or a PreMarket Approval (PMA) in the United States. While the information required is essentially the same for various registrations, the preparation, presentation, and the depth of information submitted vary greatly depending on the country. Re-registration of a medical device is no less demanding because requirements may change over time. Request Free! View the full article
  15. The guidelines set forth by the FDA are a major factor in ensuring that companies manufacture and sell medical devices that are safe, reliable, and effective. Whether they do it effectively or not, complying with these regulatory guidelines is simply a normal part of doing business for medical device manufacturers. MasterControl, a global provider of Enterprise Quality Management Software (EQMS) solutions, has invested over 360 expert hours into the creation of this FDA Readiness Toolkit that is designed to help medical device manufacturers simplify compliance with FDA standards and streamline quality-related processes. Request Free! View the full article

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