Ericcson demos DBV at EGG Product News 10/25/2012 Post a comment At the Electronics Goes Green (EGG) congress held recently Ericsson presented the use of advanced dynamic bus voltage architectures as a way to minimize energy expenditure at the board level.
Rohm joins leadership of energy-harvest group Design How-To 10/18/2012 2 comments Japanese chip company Rohm has announced it is taking a leadership role in the EnOcean Alliance, an industry group working on standards for energy harvesting and wireless technology for use in energy efficient buildings.
Smart grids turn to wireless systems Design How-To 10/11/2012 Post a comment Sweden was one of the first countries to roll out smart meters nationwide and offers experience to learn from. Here, Kamstrup discusses the transition from PLC solutions to RF solutions as PLC showed poor performance on meter readings.
How to develop Z-Wave devices Design How-To 10/9/2012 5 comments This article describes the development process for hardware, SoC firmware, host communication and the certification and gives a good overview how to get started developing products for the Z-Wave ecosystem.
Enabling next gen smart utility meters Design How-To 10/2/2012 4 comments The building blocks of a smart meter (gas, water and heat) for the European market are explained, using the popular wM-Bus RF communication in the 868-MHz and 169-MHz band. Practical advice on implementing and optimizing wM-Bus solutions for gas, water and heat meters are provided.
Altatech extends CVD technology for deposition of PV materials Design How-To 10/2/2012 Post a comment French chip equipment company Altatech Semiconductor SA (Grenoble, France) said it has introduced the AltaCVD Solarlab, a multi-chamber vapor deposition system that is claimed to reduce cycle times and materials consumption in fabricating advanced single-junction, tandem-junction and triple-junction photovoltaics cells.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.