Project aims to cut conversion losses by 50% Research 12/15/2010 3 comments The Neuland project, part funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), has been set up to explore the efficient use of electricity from renewable sources based on novel semiconductor materials.
Intelligent multiplexer upgrades automotive lighting high side drivers Design How-To 12/10/2010 1 comment Control and diagnostics of lighting functions are some of the growing tasks performed by modern body control modules. An intelligent multiplexer would provide a solution to their ever increasing requirements in terms of pulse width modulation channels, diagnostics, and system reliability in automotive lighting applications.
Solutions for nonlinear characterization of high-power amplifiers Design How-To 12/6/2010 4 comments High-power RF amplifiers are used in telecommunications, biomedical, and military systems. With output power levels ranging up to 1 kW, these amplifiers are typically designed to operate near or into compression in order to provide the maximum output power possible. Designing high-power amplifiers requires a detailed analysis of its nonlinear behavior.
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.