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Digitization vs. digitalization

  • 9. October 2019

Digitize sounds very similar to digitalize. Actually, the dictionary would tell you they have the same meaning. However, for us, they have very different meanings and the results of the actions are hugely different.

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Hardware design and high-speed communication

  • 13. September 2019

Hardware design has never been easy although new tools and technologies have made the job easier. Incorporating these new technologies might keep hardware manageable, however, there are some issues cropping up that may have a major impact on how systems are developed, designed and sold.

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What should our children learn?

  • 12. August 2019

“What do you want to be when you grow up?”

This is a question which most us of us have been asked when we were children. Each of us answered with the job we esteemed the most –the job of one of our parents, that of a movie character or whatever else was going through our little minds at that time. Now my children are at the age when they are receiving such questions. The answers are funny, ranging from software developer to ski instructor and from professional gamer to vlogger or famous singer.

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Which is better – desktop or enterprise software?

  • 10. July 2019

When speaking to customers and prospects, very often we have to explain the differences between enterprise CAD software and desktop CAD software because our portfolio includes both.

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Back in Sofia: Vitosha, kebapche and old friends

  • 6. May 2019

For many hundred years, up to modern times, the Balkans have been a very “fluid” geographical area in which the inhabitants were move across natural borders (like mountains or large rivers), as well as political borders, the latter being hard to enforce in those times.

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From CAD to eCAD….

  • 24. April 2019

Schematic design has been part of the CAD world since its very beginning. Both schematic and layout for the IC and PCB realms were two major directions used in the CAD world.

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When IP Cores Go Bad

  • 27. March 2019

Many of us use 3rd-party IP to accelerate our development process and time-to-market. While IP reuse is certainly helpful, we see customers who are encountering timing and performance issues because of integration challenges. This problem becomes more apparent with design involving high-speed interfaces. Why High-speed Interfaces? Many of these problems have to do with designs.

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Horizontal integration. Vertical integration. Multidimensional integration – Part 3

  • 8. March 2019

Horizontal integration. Vertical integration. Multidimensional integration
Episode 3: models

Models: that’s a hot title! Add (almost) any word in front of it and the click rate goes sky-high: top models, best models, many models…

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Horizontal integration. Vertical integration. Multidimensional integration – Part 2

  • 4. February 2019

Horizontal integration. Vertical integration. Multidimensional integration
Episode 2: vertical

Now that we know what we mean by horizontal integration (in case you don’t then you may read about it here, in the first episode of this series), let’s talk about vertical integration.

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Horizontal integration. Vertical integration. Multidimensional integration

  • 23. January 2019

Horizontal integration. Vertical integration. Multidimensional integration.
Episode 1: horizontal

Strange enumeration, isn’t it? And – believe it or not – it has to do with PCB development, which makes it even stranger, I guess.

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In the beginning….

  • 7. January 2019

Normally you would expect a review at the beginning of a year – or even a preview on what is to come. Do we always have to follow trends?  Why not go back even further?  And so here is a little story from our Support Team with food for thought.

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Good example for the introduction of a PLM system for SMBs

  • 18. December 2018

Our last blog post, 5 Reasons for Small to Mid-size Manufacturers to Adopt PLM, provides insight into why PLM adoption is important for SMBs in order to meet product development goals and the benefits of selecting a solution that is designed with the SMB in mind. The below case study is a great example of this.

Customer

Germany-based Ottobock, now produces the world’s only active prosthetic foot and ankle solution available in the market – the emPOWER Ankle (formerly from BionX Medical). It replaces the function of the muscles and tendons with an actively driven ankle joint, and supports the user by supplying additional energy while walking.

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Quick peek on complex wiring harnesses

  • 28. November 2018

Just in time for IESF 2018 in Munich we received a little story on wiring harnesses.  Thanks for sharing this Vlad.

Some time ago I was pulled over by the Police because my rear fog light was not switched on although it was a misty morning. Only then did  I realize my dashboard warning light for the rear fog light had been on for quite some time. The Police was kind enough to give me a warning only, so I went to an auto repair shop to check that rear fog light.

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Papers on HyperLynx presented at SIITME 2018 in Romania

  • 26. November 2018

Here is the second installment on the conferences in Iasi, one of the most important and beautiful cities in Romania, the capital and the most important cultural and industrial centre of the Moldova.

Our team member Cătălin J. Iov was invited to present another paper – this time at the SIITME 2018 – the International Symposium for Design and Technology in Electronic Packaging.  This Event is held annually in different locations and for 2018 the organisers decided on the beautiful city of Iasi.

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5 Reasons for Small to Mid-size Manufacturers to Adopt PLM

  • 19. November 2018

For Small to Mid-size Manufacturing Businesses (SMBs) who are hesitant to adopt a Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system, this article offers the top five reasons why they should consider moving forward and investigate solutions (for their market).

Reason 1: Reduce Independent Systems and Separate Silos of Data

PLM provides a central location to track and manage all product related information such as component data, Bill of Materials (BOMs), product documentation, engineering changes and revisions, quality issues, and compliance data. These systems reduce the number of manual/home-grown systems that are commonly used by SMBs (such as Excel spreadsheets, network files and folders, and paper process), for managing engineering documents/drawings, datasheets, and manufacturing files. PLM provides a single system for all users to access this information and delivers more accurate product information, improves knowledge sharing and supports better design processes. In addition, PLM can support better resource allocation for the SMB’s already strapped staff by eliminating the time required to keep spreadsheets/files up to date and cross referencing between spreadsheets.

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Papers on HyperLynx presented at two conferences in Romania

  • 14. November 2018

Iasi, one of the most important and beautiful cities in Romania, the capital and the most important cultural and industrial centre of the Moldova region hosted two conferences last month.

EPE 2018 – the 10th International Conference on Electrical and Power Engineering (http://www.epe.tuiasi.ro/2018/ ) and SIITME 2018 – the International Symposium for Design and Technology in Electronic Packaging (http://siitme.ro/) invited our TRIAS microelectronics team member Cătălin J. Iov to present his papers on HyperLynx.

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Welcome

  • 24. September 2018

In the future our blog will regularly inform you about the latest developments in the areas of Electronic Design Automation (EDA) as well as the complete digitalisation of business processes.
The digital future is here already. Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Industry 4.0 and Autonomous Driving are already part of everyday business.

Nearly every day we hear about new developments and progress in the fields of FPGA design, PCB design and wiring harness design. Progress only spoken about yesterday has become reality today. The necessity for Lifecycle Management Systems for new products (PLM) and application development (ALM) is more important than ever before.

Together with international industry experts we will regularly bring you constructive suggestions, news and technical information. Let us inspire you with our vision for the digital world to become a reality.

Your TRIAS Team

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