Quality at the Heart of PLM

Quality has become a life-or-death issue for companies and their customers. Thus, effective product quality needs to be a before-thought rather than an afterthought. To keep quality top of mind and top of design, quality tools are making their way into design tools. Since the beginning of ISO 9000 and 9001 product quality has required…

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Smart Glasses May Replace Smartphones

SAN FRANCISCO – While still at the stage of prototypes and developer kits, the nascent market for virtual and augmented reality headsets will explode by 2018, according to a panel of proponents at the Game Developers Conference here. “In the long run, we think virtual reality will have hundreds of millions of users and end…

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Heilind Stocks Omron G6DN Power PCB Relays

Wilmington, Mass. – Heilind Electronics, a leading global distributor of electronic components, has added Omron’s new G6DN PCB power relays to its extensive line of Omron products. Measuring 5mm wide, these miniature SPST power relays feature contacts with a high-capacity resistive switching load rating of 5A at 250VAC for 80,000 cycles. The high electrical endurance of these…

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Microsemi Delivers Secured FPGA Production Programming

Aliso Viejo, Calif. — Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced the availability of its Secured Production Programming Solution (SPPS) for its field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). The new solution securely generates and injects cryptographic keys and configuration bitstreams into Microsemi’s FPGAs thus preventing cloning, reverse engineering, malware insertion,…

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