Keithley Instruments will host a webinar titled, How to Make Electrical Resistivity Measurements of Bulk Materials: Conductors, Insulators, and Semiconductors. The one-hour webcast will be broadcasted on Thursday, November 18, 2010. The online seminar will present the fundamentals of making resistivity measurements on bulk materials. The web-based event will also cover various resistivity methods and techniques used to achieve optimal results. The online seminar will conclude with an interactive question and answer session. There will be two sessions: Europe: 15:00 CET and North America: 2:00 PM EST.
The Design for Manufacturability Coalition (DFMC) have approved the first official release of the OpenDFM 1.0 standard. OpenDFM is an open, high-level DRC language that can generate verification languages with no loss of accuracy or performance. OpenDFM utilizes a more compact notation for physical verification than traditional DRC rules. Tests show OpenDFM can reduce the volume of DRC rules by 5x-20x. OpenDFM describes verification intent for leading process nodes, including conditional rules and ranges of acceptable values. It leverages a plug-in architecture to automatically generate output decks.
Cobham Technical Services announced the 3D Advanced Machines Environment, which is a 3D version of their rapid electromagnetic design tool for rotating electrical machines. The new tool combines the accuracy of finite-element analysis (FEA) simulation with a design entry system that creates full 3D models of electric motors or generators within minutes. The software is an application-specific toolbox of the Opera electromagnetic simulator, and enables users to achieve radical new levels of design productivity and performance.
Sigrity introduced PowerDC Thermal analysis software. PowerDC Thermal eliminates manual iterations between simulations with separate electrical and thermal tools, reduces time, and improves results convergence. It is ideal for avoiding field failures. PowerDC with DC analysis, thermal analysis, and co-simulation capability is available on Windows and Linux platforms. Annual prices start at $30,000. PowerDC Thermal also is available as an added option for currently licensed Sigrity PowerDC users. It adds thermal analysis and co-simulation to the present DC analysis capability. Annual prices start at $15,000.