Electronic Design Automation Tools

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Rise of the cobots

The emergence of collaborative robotics has revolutionised the robotics market, increasing the presence of robots on the shopfloor – and the technology is developing fast.

Seamless design for smart models

Increasingly designs have electronics at their core, but importing electronic CAD into mechanical models can be clunky at best. Tim Fryer reports on a package aiming to challenge that.

Actuator goes non linear

The actuator that was deliberately badly designed in order to find improvements. Tom Shelley makes sense of the project

Look, no wires!

Wireless devices are creeping into industry, but users are still wary of reliability and security issues. Lou Reade reports

Remapping the world of design

Designing, simulating and mapping the results of tests into the same CAD model in the same environment is now a reality. Tom Shelley reports

EMC analysis turns up the heat

The marriage of two firms devoted to different types of electronic design analysis has major repercussions for users.