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NXP gears up for GaN production
Design How-To  
5/31/2013   2 comments
The U.K. government is to provide 20 percent of the budget to support the creation of 100 power semiconductor jobs at NXP's Hazel Grove wafer fab in England.
Piezoelectric straw-covered skyscraper harvests energy
Engineering Investigations  
5/30/2013   1 comment
Strawscraper, the invention of Swedish architecture firm Belatchew Arkitekter, aims to extend a building in Stockholm with an energy-producing outer shell made of piezoelectric straws that can recover wind energy.
Murata DC/DC converter employs PMBus-compatible digital interface
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5/22/2013   Post a comment
Incorporating a 32-bit ARM7 processor, the 420 Watt regulated UDQ2204/001 model is the first in a series of DC-DC converters from Murata Power Solutions to include a PMBus-compatible digital interface.
Artificial heart ready for human trial
Design How-To  
5/16/2013   1 comment
France’s Carmat SAS applied medical and aerospace technologies to develop a bioprosthetic artificial heart which has won approval for clinical trials.
Altera to buy Enpirion for on-chip power conversion
Design How-To  
5/14/2013   2 comments
FPGA vendor has bought privately-held 2001 startup to gain access to highly-integrated PowerSoc technology.
An overview of ZigBee's Smart Energy Profile 2.0 standard
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5/14/2013   Post a comment
Mentor Graphics discusses the development of smart grid connected embedded devices that comply with the Smart Energy Profile standard from the ZigBee Alliance.
Exclusive: TSMC plots microelectronics future
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5/13/2013   9 comments
TSMC's chief technology officer and vice president of R&D reveals future of semiconductors from perspective of world's foremost microchip foundry, in exclusive interview with EE Times.
Improving peak current-mode control
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5/9/2013   Post a comment
Here's novel method to improve the performance of peak current-mode control, as explained by TI engineer.
Electronics in medicine: Insulin pump design
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5/6/2013   7 comments
Cypress Semiconductor describes the purpose of an insulin pump, its overall workings, and the requirements needed for its design and its implementation.
Students build electric racing car
Design How-To  
5/3/2013   3 comments
A racing car with electric drive is claimed to power from rest to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds and speed round the track without a sound.
Power Tip 59: Save check-out time with a good power supply layout
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5/2/2013   Post a comment
You can destroy a well-designed power supply with a sloppy layout. There are high power switching circuits as well as sensitive analog circuitry in a power supply, and mixing the two can result in chaotic operation.


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Max Maxfield

Energizing the Young Engineers of Tomorrow
Max Maxfield
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It doesn't seem all that long ago when I was a bright-eyed, bushy-tailed young engineer. Now I feel like an old fool, but where are we going to find one at this time of the day (LOL)?

Jolt Judges and Andrew Binstock

Jolt Awards: The Best Books
Jolt Judges and Andrew Binstock
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As we do every year, Dr. Dobb's recognizes the best books of the last 12 months via the Jolt Awards -- our cycle of product awards given out every two months in each of six categories. No ...

Engineering Investigations

Air Conditioner Falls From Window, Still Works
Engineering Investigations
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It's autumn in New England. The leaves are turning to red, orange, and gold, my roses are in their second bloom, and it's time to remove the air conditioner from the window. On September ...

David Blaza

The Other Tesla
David Blaza
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I find myself going to Kickstarter and Indiegogo on a regular basis these days because they have become real innovation marketplaces. As far as I'm concerned, this is where a lot of cool ...