“Electronics” is a very generic word today. It wasn’t when I was growing up, but I did grow up in somewhat of an electronics revolution, as PCs and electronic toys made their exciting debut when I was a kid. I was fascinated by how adding electronics to everyday toys brought them to life in a way I had never imagined possible.
Today, that evolution continues. Today’s generation has come to expect functionality-packed products that do more than just look cool. One example is how the car stereo has changed (images below).You can certainly notice how far “electronics” or mechatronics has come in the past 30 years, from basic utility to wiz-bang functionality I could never have even imagined as a kid.
Note: I hope there are enough of you who recognize the first car radio below.
The good news is that the Electronics industry is still evolving. I didn’t really realize this fact until sat in on the SOLIDWORKS PCB Road Show this fall. I learned more about PCBs, mechatronics, and the future of design that I thought I would have.
But…in case you missed the road show, we have captured our presentations so you can watch and learn how the electronics industry has changed, where it’s headed, and the tools that are available to enable you to become part of this new age of mechatronics, regardless of your current trade or skill.
Watch these four videos to learn about:
- The changing mechatronics landscape
- The key inventions and techniques throughout the last 70 years that make the industry what it is today
- The rise in mechatronics
- The Rise and (now) Fall of Traditional Silo Groups
- How CAD tools and complexities of the design process forced divisions of task.
- DEMO: How collaborative tools are improving the ECAD-MCAD environment
Watch and learn:
Breaking down Barriers
DEMO of SOLIDWORKS PCB and SOLIDWORKS collaboration in action:
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