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?
FPGA testing for DO-254 compliance
Design How-To 5/22/2012 1 comment
This article describes key challenges that can be encountered when verifying FPGA pin-level requirements during board-level testing under DO-254 guidelines.
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.
Key methods for controlling EMC
Design How-To 5/7/2012 2 comments
Hardware engineers should address electromagnetic compatibility during the pc board design phase, starting with a low-inductance ground system, to ensure a system free of EMC faults.
HGST, LSI, PMC-Sierra demo 12G SAS
News & Analysis 5/1/2012 Post a comment
The HGST division of Western Digital demonstrated a solid-state disk drive with a 12 Gbit/second Serial Attached SCSI interface working with chips from LSI and PMC-Sierra.