Hybrids success depends on battery management Design How-To 8/6/2009 Post a comment With the development of hybrid and electric vehicles in full swing, the question to designers is how to maximize the energy stored for the battery that 'drives' these cars. This article discusses how voltage and current sensors can be used to optimize the energy stored.
NCSA joins Darkstrand network News & Analysis 8/6/2009 Post a comment The Darkstrand Network has formed a collaborative alliance with the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
The quest for a robot project Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 8/5/2009 Post a comment Recently my nephew celebrated his 15th birthday, prompting many discussions of what exactly does a teenager want for a birthday. There were many things discussed, but one thing that did come up was his wish to build a robot.
Content transfer: Speed versus ease of use Design How-To 8/3/2009 1 comment The concept was to look at download speeds across three different interfaces--USB, WiFi and 3G--to compare and contrast the speed and ease of use. Three different cellphones were tested: iPhone 3G, BlackBerry Bold and BlackBerry Storm.
Arteris offering peripheral interconnect IP Product News 8/3/2009 Post a comment Arteris, a provider of network-on-chip interconnect IP, announced the availability of a peripheral interconnect solution said to provide an efficient way to integrate peripheral components onto a system-on-chip.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.