PV researchers get a training network Design How-To 11/27/2012 3 comments A consortium of companies and research institutes are forming a network for the interdisciplinary training of researchers in advanced thin-film photovoltaic technologies.
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.
ARM-backed power player raises cash Design How-To 11/22/2012 1 comment Digital power control startup has raised an additional $8 million to be used to extend the company's reach into overseas markets and a broader set of applications.
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.