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-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.
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.
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 you’ve previously seen with it.
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.