Power Trip for Mobile
phones, PDAs, digital cameras and a host of other consumer products are seeing
phenomenal growth, fueled by the constant addition of functions that create more
excitement in the marketplace. But for engineers, this increase in features
poses a big challenge: how to do more while also extending battery life.
is one of the hottest aspects of design today. It ís important in everything
from autos to testing equipment and more. Prolonging battery life is at the
heart of power management today, and that often includes controlling heat,
controlling refresh rates, shutting down functions when they arenít needed, and
judicious component selection. Indeed, managing power consumption entails
critical thinking about nearly every component in the system, from controllers
to displays to power converters, as well as software.
Last year at Hannover Fair, lots of people were talking about Industry 4.0. This is a concept that seems to have a different name in every region. Iíve been referring to it as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), not to be confused with the plain old Internet of Things (IoT). Others refer to it as the Connected Industry, the smart factory concept, M2M, data extraction, and so on.
Some of the biggest self-assembled building blocks and structures made from engineered DNA have been developed by researchers at Harvard's Wyss Institute. The largest, a hexagonal prism, is one-tenth the size of an average bacterium.
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