Bringing solar manufacturing back to the U.S. EET Videos 4/9/2012 Post a comment Solar manufacturing startup Twin Creek Technologies claims it has found a way to produce extremely thin yet flexible solar cells. By reducing material costs and adding value in the manufacturing process, solar cell production could again become a
Creating a defensive embedded security mindset EET Videos 4/8/2012 Post a comment Robert Vamosi describes how hackers are breaking into (and breaking) embedded systems, and how companies are reacting to the vulnerabilities the hackers are finding. Vamosi gave this keynote at DESIGN West in March 2012.
Switcher Power Loss EET Videos 4/3/2012 Post a comment Efficiency is a misleading number for comparison of switching regulators. The efficiency number can be manipulated by the input and output voltage, while power loss is more tightly tied to the actual circuit. This video explains why.
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.