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Connecting the Disconnected: Avoiding Design Pitfalls with Altium’s Nexar Network

This week’s podcast is all about building a better foundation for electronic design lives. Ted Pawela (Altium) joins me to discuss Altium’s new Nexar platform that will connect PCB designers with software, manufacturers, and suppliers. We chat about the motivations behind the creation of this new cloud platform and how it aims to make the design, creation and manufacture of printed circuit boards a whole lot easier. Also this week, I investigate a new “self-aware” metamaterial created by a team of researchers at the iSMaRT Lab at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering. I also take a closer look at the details of this new metamaterial system which includes the ability to behave as its own sensor, record and relay information and even generate its own power.

 

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Altium Announces Cloud Platform To Connect Electronics Industry Ecosystem

Self-Aware Materials Build the Foundation for Living Structures

Multifunctional meta-tribomaterial nanogenerators for energy harvesting and active sensing (Nano Energy)

 

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