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.