Nine Products With Low Power Consumption Engineers are putting more complex power management strategies in place to reduce power consumption. We highlight both analog and digital approaches for power management in both battery and grid-powered applications, as well as how industry's insiders are addressing these issues.
Silicon Solutions Semiconductor companies have put significant effort into expanding analog power management ICs and developing digital solutions for managing power. One of the easiest strategies for advanced power management is simply taking advantage of the improvements that the newest circuits offer as off-the-shelf solutions.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
In a bid to boost the viability of lithium-based electric car batteries, a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a chemistry that could possibly double an EV’s driving range while cutting its battery cost in half.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.