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posted in April 2013
Exploring photometry applications and trends
Design How-To  
4/24/2013   3 comments
Pulse oximetry is a non-invasive method for monitoring a patient's oxygen saturation and heart rate. Texas Instruments engineers discuss pulse-oximeter trends and engineering advances.
Ohmís Law iPhone app helps back-solve electrical power calculations
Product News  
4/24/2013   Post a comment
Cressall Resistors is usually associated with heavy engineering but the company also has software engineering expertise in-house, the first fruit of which is an iPhone app for solving Ohm's Law.
Providing active balancing for series-connected batteries
Design How-To  
4/23/2013   2 comments
Large battery stacks are commonly used for EVs and power grids, and lithium polymer or LiFePO4 cells are often selected for their high energy density and high peak power capability. However, Linear Technology notes that series-connected battery stacks present an additional requirement: cell balancing.
3-D interposers stack chips
News & Analysis  
4/19/2013   2 comments
A silicon interposer technology jointly developed by Silex and BroadPak may bring 3-D chip integration to mass market.
3-phase transformers made rugged
Product News  
4/18/2013   Post a comment
Modular IPI Three-Phase Transformer Series from Innovative Power, Inc., delivers superior power management in a wide range of instruments and controls designed for heavy-duty industrial use.
Microbattery firm recharges with $20 million
Design How-To  
4/17/2013   2 comments
Cymbet, a microbattery firm that has been backed by Intel and Texas Instruments, has raised money to clear its debts and to help it sell its EnerChip microbatteries internationally.
LEDs: Cheaper brighter bulbs to go viral
Design How-To  
4/15/2013   Post a comment
Two recent deployments of LEDs foretell their future: Efficiency and decreasing cost will soon popularize them for use in many lighting applications. Linear Technology makes the case.
LDO, switching regulators get 'fundamentals' attention
Blog  
4/11/2013   1 comment
This online course will give you perspective on these vital, often underappreciated components.
Providing power for robotic surgical systems
Product How-To  
4/10/2013   Post a comment
Robotic surgical systems allow for minimally evasive major surgeries. Powering these systems with distributive power architecture enables the use of a 48V nominal battery backed up bus voltage that powers downstream point-of-load regulators for all subsystems.
Power transistors on sales growth curve
Design How-To  
4/10/2013   Post a comment
The market for discrete power transistors is expected to resume growing in 2013 and 2014 after a fall in 2012. Market research firm puts some numbers on the market.
Reducing display power to extend mobile battery life
Design How-To  
4/5/2013   1 comment
Users expect smartphones and tablet computers to provide long battery life even during multimedia activities. Evatronix and ARM discuss the need to reduce power dissipation of display subsystems in mobile devices.
Emersonís new 750 watt DS750PED and 1100 watt DS1100PED power supplies
Product News  
4/4/2013   Post a comment
Emerson Network Power has launched two ultra-compact AC-DC front-end power supplies that meet the 80 Plus Platinum Standard for efficiency.
Tips for increasing oscilloscope vertical resolution - Part I
Design How-To  
4/4/2013   1 comment
Measurement of small signals can be challenging as the ability to view them is impacted not only by the noise of the scope, but also by scope settings and probing. Agilent presents techniques to help your scope show smaller signals than youíve previously seen with it.
Power Tip 58: Power supply grounding--which camp are you in?
Power Tips  
4/4/2013   4 comments
If you want to start a heated discussion between a group of power supply engineers, all you need to do is ask them how they layout the grounds in a power supply.


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Future Engineers: Donít 'Trip Up' on Your College Road Trip
Rishabh N. Mahajani, High School Senior and Future Engineer
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A future engineer shares his impressions of a recent tour of top schools and offers advice on making the most of the time-honored tradition of the college road trip.

Max Maxfield

Juggling a Cornucopia of Projects
Max Maxfield
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I feel like I'm juggling a lot of hobby projects at the moment. The problem is that I can't juggle. Actually, that's not strictly true -- I can juggle ten fine china dinner plates, but ...

Larry Desjardin

Engineers Should Study Finance: 5 Reasons Why
Larry Desjardin
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I'm a big proponent of engineers learning financial basics. Why? Because engineers are making decisions all the time, in multiple ways. Having a good financial understanding guides these ...

Karen Field

July Cartoon Caption Contest: Let's Talk Some Trash
Karen Field
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Steve Jobs allegedly got his start by dumpster diving with the Computer Club at Homestead High in the early 1970s.

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