Wednesday, May 19, 2010

ZigBee Alliance - Wirelessly Networked Devices

"The ZigBee Alliance is an association of companies working together to enable reliable, cost-effective, low-power, wirelessly networked, monitoring and control products based on an open global standard."

ZigBee Alliance - Wirelessly Networked Devices

"ConnectPort X2 is a small ZigBee to Ethernet/Wi-Fi gateway that provides low-cost IP networking of RF devices and sensor networks. Featuring an easy development environment, ConnectPort X2 enables custom applications to run locally while interfacing across existing Ethernet/Wi-Fi networks for WAN connectivity to a centralized server."

ConnectPort X2 XBee to IP gateways

ConnectPort X2 XBee to IP gateways

RF to Internet gateways supporting ZigBee and other RF protocols, Secure, anywhere management using Device Cloud.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

2.4 GHz Dev Kit - XDM2140DK - RFM

Quickly set up a get a 4 node network. 4 developer kit boards providing a simple means to interface to your device. 2.4 GHz Dev Kit - XDM2140DK - RFM

2.4 GHz Dev Kit - XDM2140DK - RFM

XG2400E gateway to control the network activity and provide either Ethernet or serial connectivity, Utility programs that demonstrate network operation and performance.

Summary of Kit

  • 4 XDM2140 modules
  • 4 XDM2140 development boards
  • 1 XG2400E gateway
  • 1 Ethernet and 5 Serial cables
  • More ......

From - RF Monolithics, Inc.

RFM - Design and manufacture of low-power radio frequency (RF) products.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Dr Dave - Mechatronics

Dr. David G. Alciatore and Michael B. Histand of the Colorado State University in Mechanical Engineering have books and info for Robotics and Mechatronic Students.

Introduction to Mechatronics and Measurement Systems, 4/e

Mechatronics and Measurement Systems

Video Demonstrations, Laboratory Exercises and MathCAD Examples make the Book practical and very useful.

Introduction to Mechatronics and Measurement Systems, 4/e

This book provides comprehensive and accessible coverage of the evolving field of mechatronics for mechanical, electrical and aerospace engineering majors. The author presents a concise review of electrical circuits, solid-state devices, digital circuits, and motors- all of which are fundamental to understanding mechatronic systems.

This is a publication of McGraw-Hill Higher Education.

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Friday, May 14, 2010

COMSOL - Multiphysics Modeling Software

Developer of technical computing software. Software for simulation of real world multiphysics systems.

COMSOL Multiphysics is an engineering, design, and finite element analysis software environment for the modeling and simulation of any physics-based system.

COMSOL - Multiphysics Modeling Software

Photonic Crystal - COMSOL - Multiphysics Modeling Software

Photonic Crystal - Photonic crystal devices are periodic structures of alternating layers of materials with different refractive indices.

Modules for Structural Mechanics, Chemical Engineering, Plasma MEMS, Earth Science, Acoustics, and more.

Electrical Modules - AC/DC Module, Batteries & Fuel-Cells Module, Hi and Low Frequency Electromagnetics, Heat Transfer, RF Module.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Ansoft and ANSYS Design Tools

Ansoft Designer is the foundation for a highly accurate design flow that allows users to precisely model and simulate complex analog, RF, and mixed-signal applications and perform signal-integrity analysis and system verification of high-performance IC/package/board designs..

Ansoft Designer

This flexible, easy-to-use software includes schematic capture and layout editing, netlist generation and sophisticated data visualization and analysis tools.

Ansoft Designer

ANSYS Emag - This software addresses the analysis needs of the low-frequency electromagnetics industry, including electric motors, relays, solenoids, toroids, induction heating, accelerators, geophysical/medical instruments and magnet design.

ANSYS Iceboard - This software provides thermal analysis tools for simulating PC boards (PCBs).

ANSYS develops, markets and supports engineering simulation software used to foresee how product designs will behave and how manufacturing processes will operate in real-world environments....

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

McCAD - Schematic capture to PCB

McCAD modules take the designer through the complete design cycle: Schematic capture, Simulation (analog & digital), Printed Circuit Board layout, Autorouting and Gerber generation for board fabrication.McCAD 3-SPICE

McCAD - Schematic capture to PCB

  • Schematic Capture
  • Analog/Digital Simulation
  • Printed Circuit Design
  • Autorouting
  • Gerber Translation & other utilities

McCAD 3-SPICE based on the latest version (3F5) of Berkeley's SPICE 3 and permits interactive mixed mode circuit simulation.

Monday, May 03, 2010

Fritzing is Product Design or EDA in Simplicity

"Fritzing is an EDA - Electronic Design Automation software with a low entry barrier, suited for the needs of designers and artists. It uses the metaphor of the breadboard.."

Fritzing is Product Design or EDA in Simplicity

"in the spirit of Processing and Arduino, developing a tool that allows users to document their Arduino and other electronic-based prototypes, and to create a PCB layout for manufacturing."

Fritzing Starter Kit to start learning Arduino

Fritzing Starter Kit to start learning Arduino

Related Reading -
  • Processing - open source programming language and environment
  • Arduino - open-source electronics prototyping platform.