Multiplying energy sources to power demanding smartphones Design How-To 3/25/2011 6 comments In the recent years the semiconductor industry has made amazing progresses in delivering higher performance at lower power consumption. However, the gap between the energy need and availability not only persists, but is continuously widening. One way to address this dilemma is to design bigger or denser batteries for the phones, impacting cost or weight or both, but this is not enough to effectively close the energy gap. A smarter way is to multiply the sources of available energy and recharge t
Taiyo Yuden BRHL2518 power inductor Product News 3/16/2011 Post a comment Taiyo Yuden's latest wire-wound chip power inductor measures 2.5 mm x 1.8mm x 1.5 mm, reducing volume by 65% and enhancing DC-DC converter efficiency by 5% compared with its previous generation.
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.