Qualcomm’s Naked EV Ambition Slideshow 9/10/2013 11 comments When FIA launches the electric-car competition in 2014 as an alternative to Formula 1, Qualcomm will be first in line, serving as a technology partner to the Formula E championship.
Why Electric Cars Are Safer News & Analysis 9/9/2013 45 comments Tesla Motors’ recent five-star sweep in NHTSA safety ratings shed light on an important aspect of electric cars: They’re inherently safer than vehicles powered by internal combustion engines.
ST Hawks Smallest MEMS Compass News & Analysis 8/2/2013 4 comments STMicroelectronics calls its LSM303C, combining a three-axis magnetometer and a three-axis accelerometer in a 16-bit, 2x2mm package, the world's smallest MEMS compass.
Japan to Form Power Device Initiative News & Analysis 7/31/2013 10 comments Unlike the CE market, there are no established testing procedures for power devices used in vehicles or other high-voltage, high-current infrastructure equipment. It could result in life and death issues, warned an Advantest executive.
Ethics in the Workplace Blog 7/29/2013 64 comments Sometimes work can throw you an ethical challenge, and the right and wrong of it are not always black and white. That's when you have to step back and do some non-engineering thinking.
An introduction to piezo MEMS oscillators Design How-To 2/26/2013 Post a comment Piezoelectrically transduced pMEMS resonators have emerged as one of the strong candidates for replacing quartz technology for high-frequency, low phase noise reference applications. In this paper, IDT introduces the design principles and performance characteristics of pMEMS oscillators.
How healthy is your heart? Design How-To 2/6/2013 Post a comment Medical equipments have one thing in common and that is the presence of electronics. From the tiny gadget that checks the amount of sugar in blood to the bulky ECG machine which measures your heart operation. This paper gives a small-window view of the places where electronics is used and has been sitting silently in our lives over the years.
BioMEMS market to triple by 2018 Design How-To 1/30/2013 Post a comment Microsystem devices have a large presence in the healthcare market and their sales are expected to reach $6.6 billion by 2018, according to market research firm Yole Développement.
Energy harvesting at the press of a button Design How-To 11/26/2012 Post a comment Mechanical energy from many sources can be tapped by means of energy harvesting to power electronic devices and particularly to send wireless control messages to activate systems remotely. Frank Schmidt, CTO of EnOcean GmbH introduces the ECO 200 energy harvest unit and provides considerations for its use and application examples.