Solar material absorbs entire spectrum Design How-To 10/22/2008 Post a comment Current solar materials must be chosen to match a specific wavelength of sunlight, but a new hybrid inorganic/organic material could usher in solar cells that absorb all solar wavelengths.
Silicon ink targets RFIDs News & Analysis 10/16/2008 Post a comment Printing thin-film circuits on flexible substrates may be ready for prime time with the introduction of what is claimed as the first commercial application of silicon ink.
Researchers target diamond based lasers and apps Product News 10/13/2008 Post a comment Researchers at the Institute of Photonics, University of Strathclyde, have started work on a three and a half-year project to develop a solid-state laser design incorporating CVD (chemical vapour deposition) diamond manufactured by Element Six Ltd.
Silicon supply shifts solar dynamics Design How-To 10/6/2008 Post a comment A protracted shortage of raw silicon that impacted the fortunes for some makers of solar photovoltaic panels is beginning to ease, putting emerging thin-film panel makers under renewed pressure, said one market watcher.
CFL and LED lamps: White light in a 'green' world Teardown 10/6/2008 7 comments Despite the attention focused on alternative energies to increase available power, measures intended to conserve energy represent an equally important story. Along with "making more," the energy challenge is also to "use less."
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.