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Technological AID For Engineers


In the current scenario a person who remains oblivious of recent developments in the industry is more likely to bump into fiasco specifically in the field of electronics as it has witnessed revolutions within the wink of an eye.


Creativity and logic cannot be implemented without means and aid and in the world of electronics, this aid for creativity is provided by software’s and languages. Thus the recent development in the software’s and languages with whom today’s engineer should keep track of, are as follows:


MATLAB can be referred to as the matrix laboratory. It is a registered trademark of The Math Works Inc, of Natick Massachusetts. It was built in 1970 for applications involving matrices, linear algebra and numerical analysis. According to an estimate carried out by them in 2004 reveals that MATLAB was used by more than one million people in industry and academic.

Through it may not be a part of curriculum but it is the utmost foundations for and engineer to survive in any technical environment. It has wide range of applications from numerical calculus and differential equation, simulink to even complex graphics and animations. In some technical specialties such as single processing and control system is is the standard software package for analysis and design. MATLAB is build around the MATLAB language called M-code.The MATLAB neural network is use in the design of probes and autonomous vehicles like Mars rovers.

MATLAB is built around the MATLAB language called M-Code. The simplest way to execute M-code is to type it in at the prompt,>>,in the Command Window, one of the elements of the MATLAB Desktop. In this way, MATLAB can be used as an interactive mathematical shell, Sequences of commands can be saved in a text file, typically using the MATLAB Editor, as a script or encapsulated into a function, extending the commands available.

MATLAB has a number of add on software’s modules called toolboxes which can be bought separately and these tool boxes deal with image and signal processing, financial analysis, control system design and fuzzy logic. It is easy to understand programming language with a variety of tutorials and books available for beginners. The official website for this language is where you can get a lot of help regarding the recent developments in this language.


P-CAD is the complete design solution for the PCB professional. Whether its developing high-speed board solutions, integrating large BGA devices into your design flows or dealing with complex signal integrity issues and high density PCB layouts, P-Cad’s proven power and stability provides the perfect environment for PCB design.

From design capture through to output generation, P-CAD provides a complete set of PCB design capabilities that meet even the most demanding board design needs. P-CAD 2006 has an intuitive schematic editor designed specially for layout specialists and fully-integrated library management gives you the power to tackle the most complex of design, Service Pack 2 further strengthens the performance and reliability of P-CAD 2006 with a number of features and enhancements that are focused on keeping you designing effectively at the board level interactive symbols (keyboard,displays,switches,etc..) The tools are used by more than 500 universities and industries around the world DSCH is the companion software for logic design. Based on primitives, a hierarchical circuit is built and simulated.


(Laboratory Virtual Instrumentation Engineering  Workbench) The graphical language is named “G”. Originally released for the Apple Macintosh in 1986, LabVIEW is commonly used for data acquisition, instruments control, and industrial automation on a variety of platforms including Microsoft Windows, various flavors’ of UNIX, Linux, and Mac OS. The latest version of LabVIEW is version 8.5.1, released in April of 2008.

The programming language used in LABVIEW,called G, is a data flow programming language. Execution is determined by the structure of a graphical block diagram (the LV-source code) on which the programmer connects different function-nodes by drawing wires.

LABVIEW ties the creation of user interfaces (called front panels) into the development cycle. LABVIEW program/subroutines are called virtual instruments (VLs). Each VI has three components; a block diagram, a front panel and a connector pane. This implies each VI can be easily tested before being embedded ad a subroutine into a larger program.

The graphical approach also allows non-programmers to build program by simply dragging and dropping virtual representations of the lab equipment with which they are already familiar, One benefit of LABVIEW over other development environments is the extensive support for accessing instrumentation hardware. Drivers and abstraction layers for many different types of instruments and buses are included or are available for inclusion. These present themselves as graphical nodes. The provided driver interfaces save program development time.

NI Measurements Hardware DDK (Driver Development Kit) functions, provides platform independent hardware access to numerous data acquisition and instrumentation devices. The DAQmvBase driver is available for LABVIEW on windows, Mac OS X and Linux platforms, In addition, as of version 8, all LABVIEW installs require customers to contact National Instruments by internet or phone to “activate” the product. The increasing dependence on the vendor suggests a possible threat to privacy and data security. Building a stand-alone application with a LABVIEW requires the Application Builder component which is included with the Professional Development System but requires a separate purchase if using the Base Package or Full Development System.


Verilog stands for verify logic. Verilog HDL is a hardware description language used to design and document electronic systems. Verilog HDL allows designers to design at various levels of abstraction. It is the most widely used HDL with a user community of more than 50,000 active designers.

A verilog design consists of a hierarchy of modules. Modules are defined with a set of input, output, and bidirectional ports. Internally, a module contains a list of wires and registers. A module can also contain one or more instances of another module to define sub-behavior.

A subset of statements in the language is synthesizable. The netlist may then be transformed into, for example, a form describing the standard cells of an integrated circuit (e.g an be transformed into, for example, a form describing the standard cells of an integrated circuit (e.g an ASIC) or a bitstream for a programmable logic device (e.g a FPGA).

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Posted by on June 30, 2011 in Uncategorized


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The World’s 25 Highest-Paid Musicians‏

1. U2 ($195 million)

The ageless rockers are wrapping up the most lucrative tour in the history of music: By the time U2’s two-year trek ends this summer.

Bon Jovi

2. Bon Jovi ($125 million)

Who says you can’t go home? Bon Jovi opened New Jersey’s New Meadowlands Stadium with three consecutive sold out concerts last May and another in July.

Elton John

3. Elton John ($100 million)

Sir Elton has sold 250 million records worldwide over the past 30 years and isn’t slowing down, grossing $204 million on 102 live shows in the past 12 years.

Lady Gaga

4. Lady Gaga ($90 million)

The Queen Monster grossed $170 million on 137 shows in 22 countries over the past 12 months. Though high production costs significantly reduced that sum.

Michael Bublé
5. Michael Buble ($70 million)

The Canadian crooner rode a lucrative concert tour, heavy radio play and strong album sales all the way to a spot among music’s top five earners.

Paul McCartney

6. Paul McCartney ($67 million)

The former Beatle could just sit back and collect checks — he’s the most commercially successful songwriter in the history of popular music.

The Black Eyed Peas

7. The Black Eyed Peas ($61 million)

The business-friendly rockers grossed $68 million on 62 shows around the world over the past 12 months and added to their coffers with lucrative endorsement.

The Eagles

8. The Eagles ($60 million)

The ageless rockers continue to take it to the limit — especially on the road, where they make the bulk of their money.

Justin Bieber

9. Justin Bieber ($53 million)

At age 17, Bieber is the youngest on the list, raking in cash from an international tour, new album, biopic Never Say Never and even a perfume line.

Dave Matthews Band
10. Dave Mathews Band ($51 million)

Still touring after the success of 2009’s Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King, the band grossed over $1 million per night over the course of 68 shows in

Toby Keith

11. Toby Keith ($50 million)

It’s not just music that makes money for this country star: Keith also profits from an endorsement deal with Ford, a mezcal line and a restaurant chain


12. Usher ($46 million)

The R&B crooner credited with discovering Justin Bieber had quite a year himself, playing a lucrative concert tour to support his extended play album

Taylor Swift

13. Taylor Swift ($45 million)

Country or pop? Either way, there’s no question that Swift is a moneymaking machine: new album Speak Now was certified triple-platinum barely a month after .

Katy Perry

14. Katy Perry ($44 million)

Perry’s album Teenage Dream is one of nine in history to boast four chart-topping singles. No stranger to business, Perry shills for Proactiv and Adidas .

Brad Paisley

15. Brad Paisley ($40 million)

Country star had a banner year, thanks to strong touring backed by sponsorships from Chevy, Skinny Water, and Sea Ray boats.

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

16. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers ($38 million)

Some acts seem to have an infinite shelf life on the road, and Tom Petty is one of them–the bulk of the band’s annual take comes from 46 dates.


17. Jay-Z ($37 million)

The Empire State of Mind rapper out-earned wife Beyoncé for the first time since their 2008 nuptials, thanks revenues from the tail end of a world tour.


18. AC/DC ($35 million, tie)

Scotland-born and Australia-bred, AC/DC continued to shake audiences all night long, grossing nearly $60 million on the road.

Sean "Diddy" Combs

18. Sean “Diddy” Combs ($35 million, tie)

Music now accounts for less than 20% of earnings for the artist formerly known as Puff Daddy, thanks to big stakes in clothing lines Sean John and Enyce,

Beyoncé Knowles

18. Beyoncé Knowles ($35 million, tie)

The Houston-born diva ranks unusually low on our list because she didn’t tour or release an album this year. In the absence of new music revenue, business-focused .

Tim McGraw

18. Tim McGraw ($35 million, tie)

A jack of all trades, McGraw made big bucks in 2010 despite his label’s decision to delay his new album. In addition to a lucrative tour, McGraw starred.


18. Muse ($35 million, tie)

The Britain-based rock group grossed $76 million on 63 shows in the last year and has landed songs on all three Twilight soundtracks–leading bassist Chris .

Rascal Flatts

23. Rascal Flatts ($34 million)

The country stars grossed $45 million on 61 shows over the past 12 months, adding to their coffers with heavy radio play and endorsements from JC Penny

Kenny Chesney

24. Kenny Chesney ($30 million)

The sexiness of his tractor aside, Chesney has a lot to sing about this year. He grossed nearly $40 million on 24 shows in support of his new album, Hemingway’s


25. Rihanna ($29 million)

The Barbados-born singer grossed $1 million per night in 38 shows over the past 12 months; added more with strong sales of new album Loud, digital singles.

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