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It All Starts With SensorsAugust 30, 2023 | Happy Holden, I-Connect007
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Sensor technology is at the heart of any manufacturing data collection, especially for the digital stream—it all starts with sensors—but there is so much more. Sensors need connections to instruments, and some actions need predictions; the process is sensing, connection, and predicting. Sensing assumes sensors. Connecting can be any intelligent device that provides a program or signal conditioning and then makes that data available to the rest of the organization. Predicting is the difficult step.
The Smart process needs to be implemented immediately. Time does not favor the procrastinator. Assign or hire an engineer who has the tools and creativity to make digitization work, let them gain the new training that may be required, and just do it.
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My background is chemical engineering, and we spent a lot of time learning about sensors, control systems, and chemical unit operations.
In my college days of the mid-1960s, basic industrial sensors included:
- Electrical measurements
- Displacement and area measurements
- Pressure measurements
- Flow measures
- Measurement of temperature
- Thermal and transport properties
- Force, torque, and strain
- Motion and vibration
- Thermal and nuclear radiation measurements
Later, in graduate school, I took a course titled “Instrumental Methods of Chemical Analysis.” This was a DIY course that required us to build 22 analytical devices and their electronics from a LEGO brick-like set of optical and mechanical components that snapped together. This course covered a wide variety of topics, including spectroscopy, chromatography, radiation absorption, and polarimetry, to name a few. I learned that sensor systems can lend themselves to DIY approaches.
The challenges of the Corona crisis have further accelerated this trend. Many companies now offer only online events, whether due to time or cost reasons. However, at Rehm Thermal Systems, you have a choice: the provider of thermal systems for various industries offers a variety of short, concise online webinars and complements them with in-depth in-person seminars on various topics.
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Cadence’s digital and custom/analog flows are certified on the Intel 18A process technology. Cadence® design IP supports this node from Intel Foundry, and the corresponding process design kits (PDKs) are delivered to accelerate the development of a wide variety of low-power consumer, high-performance computing (HPC), AI and mobile computing designs.
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Keysight, Intel Foundry Partner to Certify Electromagnetic Simulation Software for Intel 18A Process Technology02/22/2024 | BUSINESS WIRE
Keysight Technologies, Inc. announces that the RFPro electromagnetic (EM) simulation software, part of the Keysight EDA Advanced Design System (ADS) integrated tool suite, is now certified by Intel Foundry for design engineers targeting Intel 18A process technology.