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6 Jun, 2014

Looking Forward to the 52nd DAC

Posted by John Day

John Day The 51st DAC (Design Automation Conference) ended this week and it was excellent, in my opinion, partly due to a strong automotive track and what I believe to have been a first-ever Automotive Village. I suspect that those who visited the Village will be able to look back in years to come, when the Village is much larger, and “remember when.” Thanks to Mentor Graphics, Synopsys, Dassault, Wrightspeed, … Read More

Wrightspeed, design automation conference, Ford, Dassault, synopsys, The MathWorks, Green Hills Software, Mentor Graphics

30 May, 2014

Digital design and development

Posted by J VanDomelen

J VanDomelen Learjets have been garnering attention for decades, and Bombardier Aerospace’s new Learjet 85 business jet is no different in that regard. It is novel in a number of ways, however, including the engineering workflow in which it was designed and developed. Bombardier Aerospace engineers employed a complete digital development process for the Learjet 85 aircraft’s electrical distribution system. In fact, … Read More

Engineer, Electrical Wiring Interconnection System, EWIS, Technology, Military, Bombardier, Mentor Graphics, Mentor.com, Capital FormboardXC, Mil-Aero, Aerospace, Milaero, Geek, Hardware, Learjet 85, Capital HarnessXC, Mentor, Capital Logic

30 May, 2014

All the aviation buzzwords

Posted by J VanDomelen

J VanDomelen Last month, the aviation community was buzzing about the Learjet 85 business jet from Bombardier Aerospace, as it made its first flight. Aviation enthusiasts, including this mil/aero geek, are still talking about Bombardier engineers’ novel approach to the aircraft’s design and development. On 9 April 2014 at 8:19 am CST, the Learjet 85 flight test vehicle one (FTV1) took off from Wichita-Mid Continent … Read More

Mil-Aero, Mentor.com, Milaero, Captain Ed Grabman, Geek, Aerospace, Mentor, Technology, Mentor Graphics, Learjet, Learjet 85

28 May, 2014

The lap of Learjet luxury

Posted by J VanDomelen

J VanDomelen Not long ago, and virtually the entire time this military and aerospace (mil/aero) geek was growing into adulthood, the word “Learjet” was used interchangeably with the phrase “business jet”. Now aviation geeks (avgeeks) simply use the term “bizjet” but “Learjet” has been synonymous with private, luxury aircraft for decades. Historians even credit Learjet as having helped to establish Wichita, Kansas, … Read More

Mentor, Learjet 85, Mentor Graphics, Bombardier, Aerospace, Geek, Mentor.com, Mil-Aero, Learjet, Milaero, Technology, FAA

27 May, 2014

Bizjet boom

Posted by J VanDomelen

J VanDomelen Aerospace is a robust and growing market, with civil aviation leading the charge. Industry pundits anticipate increased, and even potentially record, growth in commercial aviation—while military aviation is largely stagnant and general aviation, including business jets (bizjets), starting to emerge from a period of stagnation. What’s happening in the bizjet community? Something that hasn’t been … Read More

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27 May, 2014

J VanDomelen Civil aviation is hot, and it is only getting hotter. As the middle class continues to grow in emerging markets, including nations such as China and India, more people and more goods than ever before are flying. Growth in passenger and cargo transport is driving demand for new aircraft, and airframe manufacturers such as Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, Dassault, Embraer, and others are actively filling … Read More

Integrated Electrical Solutions Forum, IESF, Mentor, Airbus, RPAS, Boeing, Technology, UAS, Aerospace, UAV, Mentor Graphics, Embraer, Mentor.com, Geek, Mil-Aero, Bombardier, Milaero, Dassault

20 May, 2014

John Day I appreciate Mentor Graphics inviting me to moderate a panel discussion at the Design Automation Conference (DAC). The topic: Electric Vehicle Electrical/Electronic Architectures – Evolutionary or Revolutionary. Based on first impressions it appears that the session will be lively. If you’re planning to attend, the session starts at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, June 3 in room 309. The session topic is the degree … Read More

Lear Corporation, Mentor Graphics, Delphi, Wrightspeed Inc., Seoul National University, TUM CREATE LTD

13 May, 2014

John Day Reliability is an increasingly critical factor in the automotive industry especially considering the proliferation of electronic features and systems in today’s and tomorrow’s cars. Alas, there are no reliable cars without reliable electronic components, which is to say devices and subsystems able to function as intended despite very hot or very cold environments. For quite some time now, Mentor Graphics … Read More

Mentor Graphics, MicReD, IGBTs, T3ster, Thermal Testing, MOSFETs, power components

7 May, 2014

Back to DAC

Posted by John Day

John Day Have you registered yet for the 51st Design Automation Conference (June 1-5 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco)? If not, here’s a link: https://dac.com//content/registration-rates And if you are going, don’t miss the Automotive Pavilion. Mentor Graphics has clearly put some effort into a program there that it’s calling “Connected Engineering™ for the Automotive Industry.” Mentor offers products … Read More

Ford, Mentor Graphics, Design Automatipn Conference, Moscone Center

30 Apr, 2014

J VanDomelen In the military aircraft market, “the sky is not falling; we are just experiencing erosion and the effects of sequestration, budgets, and politics,” described Richard Aboulafia, vice president of analysis at Teal Group Corp., during his keynote—“Back in Black: Aviation/Defense Industry Overview and Forecast”—at Mentor Graphics’ Integrated Electrical Solutions Forum (IESF). The past few years have seen … Read More

T-6, T-45, Mil-Aero, C-130, C-17, Milaero, Military, Richard L. Aboulafia, Aerospace, F-22, Integrated Electrical Solutions Forum, F-35, Mentor, F-15, Mentor Graphics, Mentor.com, F-16, Geek, F/A-18, IESF, Teal Group, Technology, The Queen Mary

30 Apr, 2014

Aerospace Outpaces Military

Posted by J VanDomelen

J VanDomelen At Mentor Graphics’ Integrated Electrical Solutions Forum (IESF), Teal Group Vice President of Analysis Richard Aboulafia provided a snapshot of the military and aerospace (mil/aero) market in his a keynote presentation, “Back in Black: Aviation/Defense Industry Overview and Forecast.” Aboulafia provided the following insights: -          New aircraft deliveries reached $170 billion in 2013. -          … Read More

Mentor.com, Mentor Graphics, Mil-Aero, back in black, Technology, Bell, Aerospace, Milaero, Integrated Electrical Solutions Forum, Military, Mentor, Richard Aboulafia, Geek, Teal Group, IESF

30 Apr, 2014

J VanDomelen It is an interesting time to be in the military and aerospace (mil/aero) community. The market has been marked by a wealth of alternating highs and lows, recessions and successes—and that’s just since the turn of the century. Several years of notable growth came to a halt near the end of the past decade, which was followed by a significant decline in investment. Today, however, the overall mil/aero … Read More

Mentor, market, Mentor Graphics, back in black, Teal Group, Everett, Aerospace, Mentor.com, IESF, Mil-Aero, Integrated Electrical Solutions Forum, Milaero, forecast, Richard L. Aboulafia, Geek

29 Apr, 2014

Adjustments to the Army

Posted by J VanDomelen

J VanDomelen The military and aerospace (mil/aero) community is buzzing with news of the U.S. President’s Fiscal Year 2015 Budget, especially the portions related to the Department of Defense (DoD), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The biggest cuts to personnel will hit the U.S. Army under the President’s latest budget plan, which was sent to Congress … Read More

Mil-Aero, Mentor.com, Milaero, Army Reserves, Chuck Hagel, Army, Mentor, Military, National Guard, Mentor Graphics, DoD, sequestration, U.S. Army, FAA

25 Apr, 2014

John Day There’s a lot happening at the Design Automation Conference (DAC) June 1-5 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, and much of it, I’m delighted to say, focuses on automotive technology. At 10:30 and again at 1:30 on Monday, June 2, Anthony Cooprider from Ford and Samarjit Chakraborty from the Technical University of Munich will present a tutorial, “Automotive Embedded Systems – A Quick Introduction … Read More

IBM, Green Hills Software, Infineon, Cadence Design Systems, synopsys, Dassault Systèmes, Technical University of Munich, University of California Riverside, ANSYS, Vista Ventures, MathWorks, Ford, Mentor Graphics, General Motors, Microsoft, design automation conference, Moscone Center, ETAS Group

11 Apr, 2014

Select a Space Suit

Posted by J VanDomelen

J VanDomelen NASA officials want you – to cast your vote. Now through 15 April 2014, aerospace geeks everywhere have the opportunity to vote on their favorite futuristic space suit design. NASA’s next space suit, the Z-2, is the second and newest prototype in the space organization’s Z series of next-generation spacesuits. Its predecessor, the Z-1 suit, was named one of the best inventions of 2012 by Time Magazine. … Read More

Military, Milaero, nasa, 3D scanning, Aerospace, Mentor.com, Space suit, Technology, Mil-Aero, Mentor, Z-1, z-2, Mentor Graphics

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