Back to Basics: Wireless charging
Design How-To 5/31/2012 6 comments
The concept of wirelessly charging devices has been around for a while, but is now rapidly gaining interest to make it more flexible and useable. But what are the different techniques available, and what are the design challenges an engineer needs to deal with?
PPS messaging connects HTML5 and hardware
Design How-To 5/17/2012 Post a comment
HMIs developed with HTML5 reside in a high-level, virtualized environment but still need to access hardware. In mobile devices, for example, they need to retrieve the device orientation and, if there are GPS or accelerometer chips, information these chips provide for applications that use geo-location. In-vehicle systems need to retrieve even more information from low-level components such as the CAN bus, GPIO pins, and I2C and SPI devices. Persistent Publish/Subscribe (PPS) provides a simple, e
IDT 4M piezoelectric MEMS oscillators
Product News 5/11/2012 2 comments
Integrated Device Technology has announced what it claims to be the world's first crystal free piezoelectric MEMS LVDS/LVPECL oscillators for high-performance communications, consumer, cloud, and industrial applications.
Project e-smart, Pt. 2: Vehicle controls, modeling, and simulations
Design How-To 5/8/2012 Post a comment
Converting a Smart ForTwo into an EV includes planning and specifying requirements for the electric vehicle, electric components selection, and E/E-architecture and control software design as well, as implementation of hardware and software by students of the University of Stuttgart. This part describes the vehicle control system; measurements, modeling and simulation of the vehicle; and an outlook on future EV issues.
Talk from the hip at Microchip
News & Analysis 5/7/2012 14 comments
Microchip CEO Steve Sanghi is a straight talker. When he comments on the economy, outsourcing, technology or market trends, you’ll hear very little conventional wisdom or polite evasion. He has no stake winning a popularity contest or looking fashionable.
Chip executives' conference is off to Armenia
News & Analysis 5/3/2012 3 comments
The International Electronics Forum is off to Yerevan, the capital of Armenia for its 21st annual meeting. The meeting of C-level executives is set to take place at Yerevan Marriott Hotel from Oct. 3 to 5, 2012.
Infineon outlook flat after bright quarter
News & Analysis 5/3/2012 5 comments
Infineon Technologies has issued a rather downbeat outlook for the second half of its fiscal year after posting second fiscal quarter sales revenue ahead of forecast at 986 million euro (about $1.29 billion).