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Detailed reviews and guides on how to go about buying various equipment, tools, software and the like!

Selecting An Electric Motor And Drive System

Electric motors and drives are important components of industrial automation. Their selection therefore is an important step in the process of building an automated system. You as a buyer must know...

Electric: From Schematic To IC Layout

The moment you talk about electronic design automation tools, the mind jumps to the big three—Synopsys, Cadence and Mentor Graphics. While these perform your tasks more than perfectly, you need to...
control simulation and design

Escape Into The Fascinating World Of Control Simulation And Design

MPLAB X IDE MPLAB X integrated development environment (IDE) is a must-have open source software program. It is based on NetBeans IDE from Oracle. This software consists of the most recent advancements,...

PROTEUS For Electronic Design Automation

This generation (Gen Y, born between the 1980’s and the year 2000) constantly gets bored. It is forever looking for something new and exciting, and everyone is willing to try different...

Selecting Assembled PCB Desktop Manufacturing Equipment

This buyers’ guide explains how desktop manufacturing equipment can be used for full product realisation and to understand how production considerations inevitably impact the design process. When designing a product the...

An Introduction To EDA Tools (Part 2)

In part 1 of this article, we learnt about LiveWire and Multisim electronic design automation (EDA) tools. Let us now take a look at OrCAD and Proteus. OrCAD It is one of the...
distribute control a key enabler for smart industry

Distributed Control – A Key Enabler for Smart Industry

The basic concepts behind Smart Industry is making manufacturing more efficient, more intelligent and aware, and more connected. In order to enable these concepts, there are a wealth of development efforts...

Livewire: Wire Together, Make Your Circuit Live

A review on malavida.com terms Livewire as “a sophisticated electronic circuit board design and simulation software.” Stephen Smith, a user from the UK says, “I am currently using Livewire during my...

How To Select The Right Touchscreen Panel

Today there are almost 20 different technologies that revolve around touch panels. And there are millions of end products that use touch panels for navigation. We have come a long way...

PCSCHEMATIC Automation: Focus Only On Designing Your Electrical Systems

Every design out there started off on a piece of paper. The glasses you might be wearing, the watch you do not use to tell the time anymore, the lampshade under...

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