Embedded digital control facilitates adaptive power control strategies Design How-To 1/31/2012 Post a comment Able to swap seamlessly between utility ac line and local battery backup power, the intermediate-bus architecture (IBA) that the telecoms industry has refined over decades to become cost-competitive with traditional offline-only sources is an attractive alternative for system architects needing high availability in a wide range of industries. New developments in areas such as intelligent power management strengthens the arguments in favor of the IBA.
When the Power Fails: Designing for a Smart Meter’s Last Gasp Design How-To 1/10/2012 5 comments A smart meter is powered by the same bus the meter is monitoring. When power is lost, the meter must record state information to flash memory or send out a wireless signal -- the meter’s last gasp. The problem of efficiently and cost-effectively providing hold-up energy typically falls to power supply designers. Try one of these flyback switch mode designs to provide for that last gasp.
Leyden Energy partners for wireless charging News & Analysis 1/10/2012 Post a comment Battery technology startup Leyden Energy said it is teaming with Powermat Technologies, a developer of wireless charging technology, to develop high-density battery cells and packs based on Leyden’s core Li-imide salt technology.
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. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.