Top 10 smart energy articles of 2012 Design How-To 12/21/2012 Post a comment The year’s most popular contributed articles to Smart Energy Designline include design features on energy harvesting, energy conversion, smart metering, powerline communications, batteries and more.
CAN transceivers target extremely harsh environments Design How-To 12/20/2012 Post a comment Holt Integrated Circuits has launched the HI-3000H, a family of CAN transceivers that can operate in temperatures from -55°C to 200°C. Compatible with ARINC 825 and ISO 11898-5 standards, the HI-3000H is suitable for high temperature avionics and industrial applications such as aircraft braking systems, engine controls and down-hole drilling.
Gas meter market to surpass $2B in 2013 Design How-To 12/11/2012 Post a comment The adoption of advanced metering systems is good news for the conservative gas meter market which typically sees little activity outside the replacement of worn-out meters and the installation of meters during construction.
Smart meters tackle water conservation Design How-To 12/10/2012 8 comments Higher global living standards require more advanced handling of water, including an increased technological innovation to reduce water waste and strengthen consumer awareness.
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.