Section view | Section analysis – A section view or section analysis is a feature in our 3D program that allows us to see what is happening inside of a product. For example, to check the fit of hardware inside an enclosure, or to check the wall thickness. It is literally slicing a product in half.
Sensor – A component that can sense a specific type of information and translate that information into an electronic signal.
Simulation – A way of predicting and visualising how an actual process will react or unfold, with the help of a software program. We can simulate electrical circuits, for example, or simulate how a product or part will be produced, or how reacts to external factors (force test, drop test, etc.).
Smart textiles | Intelligent textiles – Textiles with integrated battery-powered electronics that provide haptic feedback or sensor information about for example navigation direction, balance, obstacle detection, heart rate, acceleration, heading, etc. Or, “[…] intelligent textile structures or fabrics that can sense and react to environmental stimuli, which may be mechanical, thermal, chemical, biological, and magnetic amongst others” (Tao 2001). See also e-textiles, electro-active textiles and conductive textiles.
Software – A collection of instructions and data that tell a computer how to work. In contrast, hardware refers to the components from which the system is built, and which carry out the work.
Sprint – Fixed period of time in which specified development steps are undertaken. Part of the scrum methodology.
Stack – A set of software components (e.g. installable files, product definitions, patches) that work in tandem to achieve a common goal, with no additional software required to support applications. The various components work in tandem to efficiently deliver application services to end users.
SoC (System on Chip – An integrated circuit (see also chip) that integrates all or most components of an electronic system on a single substrate or microchip. Components may include a central processing unit (CPU), memory, input/output ports and secondary storage, etc. With all these components on a single substrate, SoCs use less power and take up less space than their multi-chip counterparts.