One of the biggest challenges in manufacturing is to faithfully reproduce the products that engineers and marketers want. That's hampered by many factors, not the least being the difficulty of translating CAE and CAD files into formats used to set up manufacturing equipment.
There are bright spots for those on the factory floor. Software vendors are making an effort to improve compatibility. And the consolidation in the design software world further helps reduce the chance that errors will creep in.
True compatibility is a long way off, if it ever gets here. But any improvement is bound to help.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 2 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...
We need to connect edge devices, not just to each other, but also to Ethernet networks and the cloud. The current incarnation of the Internet of Things uses wireless, fiber, copper, or cellular, and more connectivity and bandwidth to more and more devices.