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.
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.