White Paper Published By: Tripwire
Published Date: Jun 30, 2009
Find out how a robust configuration audit and control system can enable electronic submissions and signatures, and validate electronic data, in compliance with the FDA's mandatory submission of clinical trials records.
No question the UI in electronic devices today is playing a larger role in the success of a device. Get the UI wrong and your product will have little chance of surviving. And it isn’t enough to deliver a UI that is merely functional: it has to look good too. Studies have shown that a good cosmetic design can encourage users to explore the full range of features and often, can engender the perception that a product is easier to use, which can make consumers more tolerant of product deficiencies. Learn more today!
A powerful signal integrity analysis tool must be flexibility, easy to use and integrated into an existing EDA framework and design flow. In addition, it is important for the tool to be accurate enough. This report reviews a validation study for the Mentor Graphics HyperLynx 8.0 PI tool to establish confidence in using it for power integrity analysis.
For advanced signaling over high-loss channels, designs today are using equalization and several new measurement methods to evaluate the performance of the link. Both simulation and measurement tools support equalization and the new measurement methods, but correlation of results throughout the design flow is unclear. In this paper a high performance equalizing serial data link is measured and the performance is compared to that predicted by simulation. Then, the differences between simulation and measurements are discussed as well as methods to correlate the two.
High Density Interconnect (HDI) is being used more often to meet the growing need for more complex designs in smaller form factors. Beyond some of the more obvious electrical effects of using smaller vias, there is also an impact to the power integrity of a board using HDI. This includes different effects of mounted inductances of decoupling capacitors, changes in plane performance due to reduction in perforation from chip pinouts, and the inherent plane-capacitance changes from using dielectrics of various thicknesses. This paper will examine and quantify these effects, using numerous design examples, including a large conventional through-hole design board that was reduced using HDI.
The success of any consumer electronic device depends to a large extent on the appeal of the user interface (UI) and how easy the device is to use. Studies show that good cosmetic design can encourage users to explore the full range of features and often engenders the perception that a product is easier to use. So if the benefits of a great looking, easy-to-use UI are so clear, why are so many products still falling short of customer expectations? The solution lies in taking a fresh new approach a consumer electronic device UI plays. By identifying common UI functionality and implementing it in a reusable and customizable way, we can make it far easier for embedded engineers to deliver visually engaging and easy-to-use consumer electronic products.
Moving to C++ presents opportunities for higher programmer productivity. The requirements of embedded systems, however, demand that the adoption of C++ be carefully measured for the performance impact of run-time costs present in C++, but not in C. This talk suggests strategies for developers who are starting their acquaintance with C++.
Uninterruptible Power Solutions are often solved at the facility level with unnecessarily large, inefficient, expensive and complex AC UPS systems. While this provides an easy demarcation line between the facility and end equipment, with each focusing on a different part of the problem, it also results in overall operating efficiency and total cost of ownership being difficult to ascertain and optimize.
Modern Electronic Systems are quite often powered from a three-phase power source. While utilizing power modules that operate directly from three-phase power might seem to provide optimal simplicity and flexibility, the added complexity required to realize three-phase power factor corrected circuitry usually negates any potential savings.
White Paper Published By: Siemens
Published Date: Jun 01, 2016
Researchers in the occupational electrical medical emergencies show that in a six-year period 32,840 serious but non-fatal injuries occurred, some 60% involving electric shock and 40% involving electric burns. Obviously, the electric shock injuries occurred in relation to low voltage equipment since electric shock in relation to medium voltage equipment is as a rule fatal. It is reported that in the U.S., annually about 2000 arc burn related injuries occur and require hospitalization. Thus, the impact of such injuries on workers becomes a major concern in itself, beyond the economic aspects which are not to be ignored.
Contact Centers are often the front line of a business, where a company’s representatives repeatedly seek to address the questions and concerns of its customers. However, in today’s competitive market climate, business always have to find new ways to be more productive and more cost-efficient. Our new whitepaper considers several innovative techniques to both reduce costs and increase the profitability of your contact center, serving as an aid for making potentially stressful budgeting decisions. Several concepts and considerations discussed are:
• Switching to a SaaS Model
• Encouraging Telecommuting
• Using Self-Service
These steps and other should help reduce costs and improve efficiency in Contact Centers.
In today’s business environment, customer satisfaction and retention is more important than ever. Social media and instant communication empower consumers to recommend or denigrate a company’s products and services to an ever widening audience. As such, businesses of all size must focus on customer experience, and one of the key arenas to do so are with contact centers, where representatives of the company interact with customers on a regular basis.
Improve this important hub by:
• Empowering Agents with Data and Multi-channel communication
• Making your Contact Center interactions unique and personalized
• Focusing on more than just Call Resolution
Contact Centers are the true front lines of the modern business, dealing with the public on a daily basis. As the old maxim “the customer is only right” becomes steadily more relevant in a time of fast-paced, tech savvy consumers and ubiquitous social media usage, it is important to think about how the face of your business should adapt to changing times.
Our new whitepaper identifies the coming trends in the Contact Center marketplace and lists the best practices for a successful year.
Learn more about:
• Big Data in Contact Centers
• Integration of Social Media
• Omni-Channel Approach
• Intelligent Virtual Agents
C-level executives are some of the most important employees of a company, responsible for making split second decisions that can potentially affect the livelihood of entire workforces. As such, the technology and office equipment they use should be top-notch gear aimed at alleviating the stress of a high-intensity work schedule. VoIP phone systems are ideally suited for this role, offering ideal features for overworked executives eager for an efficient way to manage their communications. Essential VoIP systems offerings include:
• Speech Recognition
• Video Conferencing Options
• Integration with other enterprise applications
These and other VoIP functions will help manage the workload of C-level executives. Read our white paper and discover how these features can aid the decision makers at your company.
Download "Continuous Third Party Security Monitoring Powers Business Objectives And Vendor Accountability" (a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of BitSight) to learn how companies are continuously managing third party risk.
White Paper Published By: IBM
Published Date: Mar 24, 2009
Electronics and Software Engineering are quickly merging with traditional Mechanical Engineering to create a new paradigm in auto manufacturing: Mechatronics. Industry experts predict that this shift will bring about profound advances in automotive product development. Unfortunately, existing IT and process infrastructures do not provide sufficient capabilities to support the new paradigm: multiple data silos, a lack of standardized processes, and integration issues on a tool level (Mechanical, Electronic, Software) continue to pose serious obstacles to development efficiency, and remain a frequent source of delays, quality issues and cost increases.
White Paper Published By: IBM
Published Date: Mar 17, 2009
PTC, the Product Development Company® today announced that Samsung Electronics Co., LTD (SEC), a leading digital products manufacturer of mobile phones, televisions, and semiconductors, has selected PTC Windchill as its digital product development data repository to manage an integrated BOM of mechanical, electrical and software data across its globally distributed product development environment. Windchill is the standard enterprise PLM solution at SEC because of its powerful, Web-based support of key product development processes on a single technology architecture and execution environment.
White Paper Published By: Ericsson
Published Date: Feb 06, 2009
Using digital control in power supplies is considerably more flexible than analog control in its ability to adapt to changes and digital control inside the power supply results in advantages to the system application such as improved efficiency, fewer external components and reduced overall cost.