CMP Technology Introduces

New Mechanical, Electronics and Software Engineering Portal Provides Community with eLearning, Virtual Product Testing and the World's First 'Tear Down' Wiki

Mar 26, 2007

CMP Technology today announced the launch of Mechatropolis (, creating a new online community for mechanical and electronics engineers. CMP Technology is proud to announce that Mechatropolis has been launched in partnership with Freescale Semiconductor. The new Web site focuses on interactivity and peer-to-peer networking, including introducing the world's first "product tear down" Wiki, video reports from the field, and eLearning.

The field of mechatronics lies at the intersection of mechanical, electrical and software engineering and is prevalent in industries such as automotive, industrial, medical and consumer designs. An example of a mechatronic product is an electric toothbrush which has a computer inside it.

"Systems designers and engineers are being tasked on a daily basis to merge electrical and mechanical engineering at the system and subsystem level," said Michael Barr, dean of Mechatropolis. "There is, however, a communication gap between the engineering disciplines. Mechatropolis was created to fill this void and provide these engineers and designers with the educational and design resources they need in order to be successful in their work environment."

"Through our collaboration with CMP Technology, we are bringing extensive industry content, expert knowledge and outstanding technical resources to the Mechatropolis community," said Jeff Bock, global product marketing manager for Freescale's Consumer and Industrial Microcontrollers. "Freescale and CMP understand this rapidly evolving market and the challenges mechatronics designers face in their work. The Web site's unique features make it a premier online destination for engineers involved in mechatronics applications."

Mechatropolis visitors are encouraged to participate in the world's first Wiki "tear downs" where they can tag and edit products, as well as interact using features such as:

  -- Test Drive -- Collect and examine data from code that can run on an
     embedded target
  -- Building Blocks -- Guide to adding intelligence to devices
  -- Practical, How-to Design Resource Center & Technical Articles
  -- eLearning/Virtual Labs -- Courses, Tutorials and Webinars
  -- Interactive Games and Contests
  -- Video

For more information, please contact David Blaza, managing director of Mechatropolis at (415) 947-6929 or for more information.

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  Michelle Sabolich
  Atomic Public Relations for CMP Technology
  (415) 402-0230

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