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.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.