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Storage Giants Eye Startups
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4/6/2015   4 comments
Storage giants, many of them losing market share in a stagnant market, are seeking acquisition targets among a group of growing startups in flash, software-defined storage and hyperscale markets.
The Engine Improvements That Are Making Diesel Cleaner
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4/6/2015   Post a comment
The implementation of a new diesel fuel standard in the US has considerably improved the environmental performance of diesel vehicles. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says that the new ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) fuel has combined with other improved technologies to reduce diesel's particulate matter (PM) emissions by 99%.
Smart Grid Powers Energy Sharing
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4/3/2015   Post a comment
An anti-poverty program in Austin enables peer-to-peer energy sharing thanks to smart grid and Internet technologies.
Why We Support IEEE’s Patent Policy
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4/3/2015   6 comments
The general counsel for Cisco Systems explains why he and other tech industry giants support the recent changes in the IEEE’s patent policy on standards.
Friday Quiz: Oscilloscopes and Noise
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4/3/2015   Post a comment
Noise degrades all measurements, You can minimize it, but not eliminate it.
'Never Say Never' To Einstein's Measurement Supposition
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4/3/2015   Post a comment
Einstein analyzed the dynamics of Brownian motion and noted that particle velocity could never be measured due to the small scale, but some innovative tools and techniques are making that measurement possible.
Power Tips: 3 Ways to Boost Performance of a SEPIC
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4/3/2015   Post a comment
If you have never designed a single-ended primary-inductor converter (SEPIC), you are not alone. This seems to be a topology that is often ignored, either because it is not well understood, or perhaps you’re just not sure what “SEPIC” stands for. Don’t let that stop you from seeing what it is capable of and exploring some unique variations.
2015 ACE Awards to Highlight Industry's Best
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4/2/2015   Post a comment
EE Times' and EDN's annual ACE Awards ceremony brings together the semiconductor industry's movers and shakers to celebrate the year's best achievements.
Let's Talk About Open Source Hardware: The License
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4/2/2015   12 comments
One of the most important aspects of open source is the license that describes how one can modify, distribute, and use the software and/or hardware for commercial applications.
Control Torque on Induction Motors
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4/2/2015   Post a comment
In an earlier series of blogs, Dave described how to implement field oriented control on a permanent magnet motor. Now, it's the induction motor's turn in the spotlight.
Wearables Get Mixed Diagnosis
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4/2/2015   Post a comment
A group of doctors recently gave a mixed prognosis for wearable health care devices.
Super-Sensitive Magnetic Sensor Exploits Diamond Defect
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4/2/2015   Post a comment
The quest to measure tiny and enormous values of common physics variables continues; here, the Zeeman effect and NMR techniques are used to create a sub-picotesla magnetometer at a nitrogen-vacancy defect site in a diamond lattice.
Know Your Open Source License
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4/1/2015   Post a comment
If you think open source means unrestricted use, you need to take another look at licensing.
Mixed-Signal Oscilloscopes to Invade ESC Boston
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4/1/2015   8 comments
Designers of embedded systems need to test and troubleshoot designs by looking at both digital and analog signals, and the analog representations of digital signals. ESC Boston is the place to see mixed-signal oscilloscopes in action.
Net-Zero Homes: Powered By Dreams?
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4/1/2015   5 comments
A home that generates more power than it uses sounds like a winning prospect -- but without the big grid behind it as backup, it may just be an expensive exercise in presumed virtue.
Juggling Data Connectivity Protocols for Industrial IoT
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3/31/2015   Post a comment
With much legacy equipment existing with older protocols and requiring diverse real-time needs, the Industrial IoT will not soon, if ever, use a single data-connectivity standard.
IoT Sensor Networks Seek Routes
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3/31/2015   Post a comment
Sensor networks for the Internet of Things present some unique routing challenges, writes consultant Larry Mittag.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: Night At The Museum
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3/31/2015   Post a comment
We took our review model for a whirl at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. It's a great mobile phone, weighed down by unwanted apps.
Power & Signal Over A Single Wire Do More With Less
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3/31/2015   1 comment
If power together with signal is your goal, there are a number of different ways to get it done -- assuming ludicrous speed isn't a requirement, of course.
It's an Analog World
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3/30/2015   9 comments
It's an Analog World: A handful of companies have risen to the challenge of specifying and supporting programmable analog chips.
5 Don’ts and Do’s for Working with a Contract Manufacturer
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3/30/2015   5 comments
Heeding these ten tips can prevent headaches when using contract manufacturing.
IoT Should Not Wait for Standards
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3/30/2015   6 comments
It’s too early to start setting standards for the Internet of Things, argues the head of IoT at Xchanging.
Four Steps to Field-Oriented Control -– The Final Two
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3/27/2015   4 comments
Concluding Dave's series on implementing field-oriented control, he looks at what to do with the error signals derived in step two.
Why We Disagree with the IEEE's Patent Policy
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3/27/2015   1 comment
The IEEE's new patent policy could slash royalty revenues and limit ways to enforce patents, says the chief executive of InterDigital.
Friday Quiz: EE 101, Part 3
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3/27/2015   20 comments
In this third installment from "Electrical Engineering 101," we look and transistors and logic circuits.
Convince Me Why I Should Care About VR
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3/26/2015   9 comments
When I go to a conference and see bobble-headed enthusiasts wearing some kind of virtual reality goggles, spinning around in chairs, craning their necks to see some distant corner of a virtual world – I’m both completely disinterested and oddly intrigued.
Single-Chip FPGA-Based Embedded Vision & Fusion Analytics Solutions
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3/26/2015   9 comments
The idea here is to perform 'processing on the edge' -- to analyze a video stream and to only transmit useful information like 'Send help -- a car just crashed at these GPS coordinates.'
Patent Suits Have Global Impacts
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3/26/2015   1 comment
Companies found guilty of patent infringement, even those under an injunction, may be permitted to carry out some global activities, according to a recent court decision.
5 Steps to Securing the IoT
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3/25/2015   Post a comment
A handful of simple principles can help engineers build more secure designs targeting the Internet of Things (IoT).
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3/25/2015   1 comment
Testing code post
Controlling Multiple Loops in a Power Supply
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3/25/2015   Post a comment
While there can be some issues with regulating multiple loops, if you are able to understand the system constraints, you can come up with a strategy to make the power supply behave.
Helping Tokyo Olympics Tech Drive Succeed
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3/25/2015   Post a comment
Japan is faced with challenges that ADAS intends to solve -- safer driving.
Manufacturing Industry Short on Tech Talent
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3/24/2015   3 comments
Manufacturing in the US is trying to rebound, but a shortage of technical talent may impede progress.
EUV Makes Headway At Last
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3/24/2015   2 comments
Research on extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography is making real progress, encouraging semiconductor makers to reconsider their road maps.
Inside the Measurement Pillow
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3/24/2015   3 comments
EE Times' test & measurement editor spoke with Dr. Rick Loos, who is developing a pillow that will measure your movement as you sleep.
The New Must-Have in Emulation
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3/23/2015   Post a comment
The return in rapid system-level validation and debug amply justifies the investment in emulation -- until it doesn't.
Ethernet Masquerading as Chaos
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3/23/2015   1 comment
The chairman of the 400 Gbit/s Ethernet effort describes its status in the context of all four major Ethernet standards efforts in the works.
Never Say Never When it Comes to Measurement
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3/23/2015   1 comment
Einstein analyzed the dynamics of Brownian motion, noting that particle velocity could never be measured due to the small scale. But, some innovative tools and techniques are making that measurement possible.
Tin Whiskers Brewing Company: Engineered to Perfection
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3/20/2015   3 comments
Short Circuit Stout, Wheatstone Bridge, and Ampere Amber are three of the craft beers on tap at a micro-brewery owned by three—maybe you guessed who already?--electrical engineers.
A Manifesto for Makers
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3/20/2015   36 comments
The maker ethos is not unlike that of the athlete and can be found in faraway Russia or the local Maker Faire, says veteran engineer Lee Felsenstein.
Friday Quiz: EE 101, Part 2
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3/20/2015   7 comments
Didn't get 100% last week on part 1? Here's a chance to redeem yourself.
Is 2015 the year of wireless charging?
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3/18/2015   Post a comment
It has been an incredibly exciting start to 2015 with several major announcements in wireless power along with several noticeable absences.
Can You Use Supercaps to Power Electric Vehicles?
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3/18/2015   5 comments
The high energy density of supercapacitors makes them seem like a good fit for EVs compared to batteries, and one such suggestion was awarded an honorable mention—but is it really technically viable, or even a good idea?
Storage Arrays: All Flash or Hybrid?
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3/17/2015   1 comment
It may be time to switch to all-flash arrays for storage in the enterprise.
IoT Won’t Need a Unified Platform
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3/17/2015   3 comments
The Internet of Things does not need a unified platform, despite fears of a standards war, fragmentation and food fights to get a piece of the IoT.
BBC Plugs Kids into Programming
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3/16/2015   14 comments
The BBC will give a new development board for budding Makers to every 11-year-old in the UK next fall, echoing its BBC Micro initiative a generation ago, and raising similar hopes and controversies.
The Measurement Pillow
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3/16/2015   1 comment
The founder of a company called Proper Pillow is looking to crowd-fund a project to develop a pillow with sensors that monitor your sleep.
Four Steps to Field-Oriented Control -- Step 2
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3/16/2015   Post a comment
In the second part of his series on field oriented motor control, Dave discusses the best way to compare the desired currents to the setpoints.
XPRIZE's Latest Challenge to Innovators is to Save the Ocean
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3/16/2015   Post a comment
Speaking at SXSW 2015, XPRIZE's Paul Bunje laid out the foundation's latest challenge -- using technology to solve the problems plaguing our oceans.
The Inevitable Rise of Digital Power is Here
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3/16/2015   Post a comment
It’s not surprising then that digital power solutions have become increasingly popular now that “digital” is no longer just a nice-to-have sales feature in new systems. Reduced circuit board footprints and fewer external components are other reasons for the growth in demand for digital supplies, along with the ready availability of off-the-shelf digital power converter modules.
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