Automotive-electronics documentation and service software tools cut cost—and improve brand image
Design How-To 4/26/2012 2 comments
Compared against the development of visionary new automotive electronic systems, such as intelligent highways and driverless cars, documenting designs and repairing faulty vehicles seems unglamorous. But in fact, documentation of vehicle electrical systems is a slow, costly and error-prone task; and speeding fault rectification saves money, reduces commercial vehicle downtime, and enhances brand image in the eyes of the customer.
Power 107: Power Delivery Networks
Blog 4/25/2012 1 comment
Optimizing power in a chip is one thing, but you still have to get power to where power is needed and that is the difficult job of the power delivery network…
Power supply solutions for flat-screen TVs
Design How-To 4/24/2012 Post a comment
TV performance is coming under intense scrutiny, not only by consumer groups but also by legislators; large screens, high-performance electronics and increasing usage have implications for the average household energy consumption that run contrary to demands for lower worldwide carbon emissions.
Simplified luminaire design with LED modules
Design How-To 4/23/2012 7 comments
LED modules in which the complete drive electronics is included simplify the design of modern luminaires. Acrich 2 modules, made by Seoul Semiconductor, are available in different brightness levels and can be driven direct from the AC network without a ballast.
Wearable human motion energy harvester
Research 4/22/2012 2 comments
A team from Riga Technical University, Latvia has designed a "Human Motion Energy Harvester for Wearable Applications". The design consists of a jacket with an electrical generator.
Nissan Leaf redux
Automotive DesignLine Blog 4/9/2012 41 comments
A look at new features, including a photovoltaic charging panel, and cold-weather performance.