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Flexible Electronics Could Aid in Treatment of Parkinson's Disease
Electronics News 
10/8/2015  Post a comment
Flexible electronics will expand beyond its high-profile role in fitness over the next five years, potentially aiding in the treatment of movement disorders such as Parkinson’s Disease.
Not Your Father's WiFi Devices -- or Even Those a Decade Ago
10/8/2015  Post a comment
Design News contributing writer Fred Eady strolls down the memory lane of the homebrew embedded WiFi designs he then wrote reference books around.
Product Development Outsourcing Agreements: What You Must Know
10/7/2015  Post a comment
The ways companies and their outside product development partners work together and divvy up success are evolving radically. Here's what you need to know no matter if you are an engineer or executive.
The Case of the Incompatible Processor Upgrade
Sherlock Ohms 
10/6/2015  3 comments
What should have been an easy microcontroller upgrade opens up a mysterious web of problems.
How Manufacturers Can Put Safety First with SIL Compliance
10/2/2015  Post a comment
Safety Integrity Level compliance — a global standard for the safety level of control systems — is a key method manufacturers can use to ensure customers and partners that their products’ control systems are in top working order.
Tesla Introduces New Model X to Cheering Fans
Automotive News 
9/30/2015  8 comments
At a late-night event Tuesday, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk finally unveiled the company's long-awaited, all-electric sport utility vehicle.
The Rich Are Getting Most of the EV Subsidies
Automotive News 
9/29/2015  43 comments
A new study by the University of California Berkeley shows the vast majority of electric vehicle tax credits are being paid to the country’s wealthiest households.
Smoothing the Bumpy Road to 5G Wireless
Electronics News 
9/28/2015  Post a comment
By creating new ways to develop 5G software, suppliers are speeding 5G wireless development and eliminating the “over-the-wall” approach to design.
ISO 9001 Revision Puts Risk and Quality Management Closely Together
9/26/2015  1 comment
Among the higher-level changes in ISO 9001:2015, there is heightened importance of risk-based thinking. But what about prevention?
The 20 Worst Inventions of All Time — Part 1
9/25/2015  48 comments
For every invention that changed our lives, there was a slew of dumb contraptions. We're taking a look at history's 20 biggest failures.
Mankind's 20 Greatest Inventions — Part 1
Electronics News 
9/24/2015  26 comments
We count down the inventions that have had the greatest impact on our lives.
Bluetooth Beacons Are the Future of Shopping
9/24/2015  2 comments
How Bluetooth-based beacons could revolutionize the retail shopping experience.
The Best of Battery Show 2015
Electronics News 
9/21/2015  3 comments
From batteries and relays to chargers and enclosures, we offer a look at The Battery Show 2015.
How Can Wireless Health Get the Most Out of Wearables and Sensors?
9/19/2015  Post a comment
Wireless health product and service opportunities span a wide spectrum of patient needs. Here's a look at the key approaches to application design success.
Porsche's Just-Unveiled Electric Supercar Features 300-Mile Range, 600 HP
Automotive News 
9/17/2015  19 comments
Porsche is planning to roll out a 600-HP electric car with an 800V electrical architecture and potentially a charging time of just 15 minutes.
Leaders at The Battery Show Call for a Lead-Acid Renaissance in EVs
Automotive News 
9/16/2015  11 comments
Battery industry leaders made a case for automakers to consider lead-acid chemistries as the car industry moves toward increased electrification.
Continued Adoption of Electric Vehicles Rests on Battery Technologies
9/16/2015  Post a comment
Lithium-ion chemistry for EV batteries remains the top dog, but it has some up-and-coming challengers aimed at finally taking electric cars to the masses.
How to Design Membrane Switches for Harsh Environments
9/16/2015  Post a comment
There are special considerations when designing membrane switches for devices that are used in or exposed frequently to moisture, UV rays, and extreme temperatures.
Tesla Promises to Release $35K Sedan in 2017
Automotive News 
9/14/2015  12 comments
Tesla Motors dispelled rumors that it has fallen behind General Motors in the creation of an affordable long-range electric sedan.
The Challenge of Mobile Phone and IoT Antennas
9/13/2015  2 comments
Mobile phones and IoT products are adding wireless devices at a rapid rate. What antennas are being used for these applications, how well are they working, and what challenges do they face?
How to Improve Tactile Switch Actuation and Lifecycle
9/11/2015  Post a comment
Selecting the right switch for its force and feel can be crucial if you want to avoid a big hit to product quality.
EV Battery Production Will Soar in the Next 5 Years
Automotive News 
9/10/2015  5 comments
A new study identifies the factors behind a predicted 20-fold growth in the production of electric vehicle batteries.
Do Microcontrollers Really Need to Be This Complex?
9/8/2015  12 comments
If you've looked at an MCU user’s manual lately one thing should be clear: over-complexity has become a big problem.
Build a Working Embedded Design Workbench for Less Than a Grand
9/7/2015  14 comments
There are a number of big-ticket items that every developer should have on his or her bench. Let’s examine the core tools that every developer needs to build an embedded workbench on a budget of $1,000.
Sakor Develops Test System for Next-Gen Dream Chaser Spacecraft
9/7/2015  Post a comment
Sakor Technologies has been tapped to provide a test system that will prove the capability of an atmospheric flight control system that the company has already designed for the space vehicle.
Electric Vehicle Batteries: Clean and Green, or Something Less?
9/7/2015  14 comments
A recent study examined the air-quality impacts of light-duty vehicles on human health in the US, including battery electric vehicles. However, there's more behind the batteries themselves.
DN Webcast Preview: Managing the Eyes and Ears of the IoT
9/7/2015  1 comment
Microcontrollers will likely provide the first level of data processing and storage needed to use sensor data efficiently in the information torrent of the Internet of Things.
This Robot Wants to be the MVP on the Football Field
Electronics News 
9/4/2015  2 comments
A small team of engineers has created a tackling dummy robot that's comparable to training with human players on the football field.
Capacitive Fabrics Are Creating Batteries You Can Wear
9/4/2015  Post a comment
Work in embedding conductive materials into commercially available yarn could lead to energy textiles that store power for use.
Gadget Freak Case #272: Motion Sensor Light Switch
Gadget Freak 
9/3/2015  7 comments
This homemade laser switch gives you multiple light control options using simple hand gestures.
MEMS Technology Transfer and the Fable of the 'Golden Wafer'
9/1/2015  2 comments
Everyone working in MEMS is chasing the ever-elusive golden wafer. But there is a moral to this story, and help is on the way.
New Directions in Energy Efficiency and Energy Harvesting
8/31/2015  Post a comment
Taking energy from renewable sources, recycling existing energy, and using components that don’t need much energy at all are becoming critical industrial and consumer design criteria.
TI Releases E-Book Guide to the IIoT
8/30/2015  1 comment
Texas Instruments has produced an e-book intended to get you up to snuff on the Industrial Internet of Things.
Is New Patent a Signal of Ford Readying for Self-Driving Cars?
Automotive News 
8/28/2015  4 comments
In another sign that self-driving cars are on the distant horizon, Ford has been granted a patent for an “autonomous vehicle with reconfigurable seats.”
Why Wearable Cameras Will Be Profoundly Disruptive in Capturing Our World
8/27/2015  9 comments
Wearable cameras possess the power to alter our work lives, the way industrial enterprises operate, and our personal lives because of the insights they can bring from their unobtrusive, first-person point of view.
Advanced Materials -- and Ridiculous Engine -- Enable Lamborghini's Punishing New Roadster
Automotive News 
8/27/2015  3 comments
Combining ultra-lightweight materials with a monster 750-horsepower engine, engineers at Automobili Lamborghini have created one of the world’s fastest (and most expensive) new convertibles.
Design Can Escape the Silo Through Closed-Loop Quality Systems
8/26/2015  Post a comment
At the level of design engineering, good integration between enterprise quality management and product lifecycle management can provide particular value to companies.
Why 8-Bit Microcontrollers Refuse to Go Away
Electronics News 
8/25/2015  14 comments
New peripherals are paving the way for the continued success of the humble ol' 8-bit microcontroller.
What Does the Takata Airbag Case Say About Accelerated Test?
Automotive News 
8/25/2015  12 comments
The widening probe of Takata Corp.’s airbag failures raises an important and largely overlooked question for design engineers: What do the ruptured airbag inflators say about accelerated life testing?
Avnet Upgrades Development Kit for Motor Control and Industrial Networking
Electronics News 
8/25/2015  Post a comment
The ZIDK-II intelligent drives kit enables high-performance brushless DC motor control and industrial networking connectivity.
DN Webcast Preview: Writing Portable and Robust Firmware in C
8/22/2015  Post a comment
Most C developers recognize that it is easy to write code, but what techniques should be followed to maximize portability of the code without compromising its integrity?
Is DFMA the Way Forward for Reshoring Efforts?
8/21/2015  Post a comment
How is design for manufacturing and assembly being coordinated with total cost of ownership (TCO) strategies in the effort to reshore US manufacturing jobs?
Design Engineers Are Realizing the Advantages of Big Data
Electronics News 
8/21/2015  1 comment
Led by advances in connectivity, big manufacturers are beginning to capitalize on the advantages of Big Data.
For Apple, watchOS 2 Is Go-Time for Apple Watch
8/21/2015  Post a comment
Apple's watchOS 2 promises new features for users and new freedom for app developers.
Why Are Plastic Film Capacitors Making a Comeback?
8/20/2015  8 comments
After years of sluggishness, trends are pointing toward growth in the plastic film capacitors market.
Virtual Reality Is Changing the Game of Sports
8/19/2015  Post a comment
While virtual reality is bringing new dimensions to video games, it is also being used in real-life sports to take players and fans to the next level.
New Instrument Will Slash Test Times of e-Call Modules
Electronics News 
8/19/2015  Post a comment
A new multi-device test system promises to cut the time and cost of testing the telematics modules that will be installed in millions of new European cars in the next few years.
When the Internet of Things Doesn't Make Sense
8/18/2015  16 comments
Implementing Internet of Things functionality into a product is often technically feasible. But is it really a good idea? In some cases, the IoT simply doesn't make sense.
Hyundai Demos Robotic Exoskeleton at NIWeek 2015
8/18/2015  Post a comment
Automaker Hyundai presented a robotic exoskeleton assistive walking device at NIWeek 2015.
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