Wearable Brain-Machine Developed by Interface – Could Control a Wheelchair, Vehicle, or Computer

2019-10-23T10:43:20-07:00

Wearable Brain Machine Combining new classes of nanomembrane electrodes with flexible electronics and a deep learning algorithm could help disabled people wirelessly control an electric wheelchair. Interacting with a computer, or operate a small robotic vehicle without donning a bulky hair-electrode cap or contending with wires. This work reports fundamental strategies to design an ergonomic, portable EEG system for a broad range of assistive devices, smart home systems, and neuro-gaming interfaces. Not to mention, primary innovation is in the development of a fully integrated package of high-resolution EEG monitoring systems and circuits [...]

Wearable Brain-Machine Developed by Interface – Could Control a Wheelchair, Vehicle, or Computer2019-10-23T10:43:20-07:00

Semiconductor Industry Growth Continues

2019-09-13T15:21:35-07:00

  Worldwide semiconductor revenue hit and all-time-record of $120.8B in Q2 2018, which represents an almost 4.5% quarter over quarter growth. More Integrated Circuits are being put into traditional products, such as enterprise data storage units and smart phones. Now cars, refrigerators, and a whole host of Internet of Things, are integrating chip sets into their products as well. Memory dominates chip production and usage, and has helped to keep Samsung in its leadership position. (Record Fab Spending) Samsung Remains the Number One Semiconductor Manufacturer Samsung posed Q218 revenue of $19.2B [...]

Semiconductor Industry Growth Continues2019-09-13T15:21:35-07:00

Mechanical Engineering Consulting Firm Evaluates 3D Software Using Motorcycle Frame – Part 1

2019-09-12T14:32:55-07:00

Fig. 1 A street bike shown in CAD mesh. Mechanical Engineering Consulting Group Evaluates 3D CAD Programs Mechanical Engineering Consulting Testing of Creo™, Solidworks™, and Inventor™ Mechanical Engineering Consulting service companies largely use one of three 3D CAD programs: Creo™, Solidworks™, and Inventor™.  At Glew Engineering, we have licensed seats of all three CAD mechanical design packages.  We reviewed the CAD workflow and feature sets of each 3D CAD program using motorcycle frame design as an example.  Also, we showed that some of the specialized commands of each 3D CAD software programs [...]

Mechanical Engineering Consulting Firm Evaluates 3D Software Using Motorcycle Frame – Part 12019-09-12T14:32:55-07:00

Window Energy Efficiency: Solar Heat Gain and Visible Transmittance

2018-08-22T11:55:28-07:00

Conduction and Radiation of Thermal Energy In my last blog post, I wrote about the conduction and radiation of thermal energy through windows and the thermal transmittance value, called the U-Factor, that characterizes that heat transfer.  The U-factor is useful in evaluating window performance and making wise decisions when specifying components for a building, but it is only one piece of the puzzle.  The National Fenestration Research Council (NFRC) mandates a second value alongside U-factor in its certification process, called the Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC).  SHGC [...]

Window Energy Efficiency: Solar Heat Gain and Visible Transmittance2018-08-22T11:55:28-07:00

Italian Masters: Leonardo da Vinci – Artist, Engineer, Scientist

2018-02-20T13:14:29-08:00

Figure 1: Leonardo da Vinci, by Francesco Melzi Over the course of this blog series, I have written about a number of Italian Masters of science and engineering, from astronomers like Galileo and Cassini to physicists like Torricelli and Venturi.  I’ve saved the best for last, however: Leonardo da Vinci.  He is the quintessential renaissance man who fits both our running definition of “Italian Master” as well as being included in the standard list of Masters with Rafael, Donatello and Michelangelo  Leonardo’s incredibly broad array of talents and interests have long been the subjects [...]

Italian Masters: Leonardo da Vinci – Artist, Engineer, Scientist2018-02-20T13:14:29-08:00

Italian Masters: Galileo’s Stellar Science and Engineering

2018-02-21T10:55:17-08:00

Portrait of Galileo Galilei Justus Sustermans [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons I’d like to return to our previous series on the Italian Masters, focused not on the usual masters or painting and sculpture but on the masters or science, mathematics, and engineering.  So far in the series I’ve written about the accomplishments of Volta, Cassini, Venturi and Torricelli.  Today, I’d like to look at one of the greats: Galileo Galilei.  Galileo is most famous today for standing up for heliocentrism against the Catholic Church and spending the last [...]

Italian Masters: Galileo’s Stellar Science and Engineering2018-02-21T10:55:17-08:00

Lean and Agile Mechanical Engineering: Part 1

2018-04-05T16:41:05-07:00

Applying agile development principles to mechanical engineering.

Lean and Agile Mechanical Engineering: Part 12018-04-05T16:41:05-07:00

Project Management Elements Part Two: The Engineering Specification

2018-02-28T14:30:49-08:00

Engineering project management and the importance of the Engineering Specification

Project Management Elements Part Two: The Engineering Specification2018-02-28T14:30:49-08:00

Series on Semiconductor Processing and Integrated Circuits, Part 6: Multilayer Photoresist Processing

2018-03-02T11:35:50-08:00

A look at multilayer photoresist processing.

Series on Semiconductor Processing and Integrated Circuits, Part 6: Multilayer Photoresist Processing2018-03-02T11:35:50-08:00

Compound Semiconductor to Keep Up with Moore’s Law

2018-04-05T14:11:17-07:00

Compound semiconductor to keep up with Moore's Law.

Compound Semiconductor to Keep Up with Moore’s Law2018-04-05T14:11:17-07:00

IEEE’s List of Top Technology Trends for 2014

2018-03-06T13:41:58-08:00

A review of IEEE's article on Top Technology Trends for 2014.

IEEE’s List of Top Technology Trends for 20142018-03-06T13:41:58-08:00

Counterfeiting The Semiconductor Industry

2018-03-09T14:18:50-08:00

A discussion on counterfeiting of semiconductor components and how it affects the electronics industry.

Counterfeiting The Semiconductor Industry2018-03-09T14:18:50-08:00

The Engineer’s Kitchen: Spherification Technique

2018-03-06T15:22:08-08:00

this week on The Engineer's Kitchen,I look at the technique of creating caviar type dishes known as spherification

The Engineer’s Kitchen: Spherification Technique2018-03-06T15:22:08-08:00

Engineering Environmentally Friendly Materials: Concrete

2018-03-13T11:30:28-07:00

We look at engineering materials to replace concrete while keeping the thermal properties and thermal management of the substance.

Engineering Environmentally Friendly Materials: Concrete2018-03-13T11:30:28-07:00