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Elizabeth Montalbano

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Hybrid Energy Harvester Eyed for Solar Cells Captures More of Light Spectrum
Elizabeth Montalbano, Contributing Writer, Design News
5/27/2016  0
Most solar-energy harvesting to date has focused on photovoltaic conversion--or generating electricity from light. However, more recent work has explored the possibility of ...

Rob Spiegel

Blog
Latest Whitepaper Puts a Lock on IoT Security
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Motion Control
5/26/2016  0
Security is critical for IoT devices, but how much is needed for various types of devices? Control systems in nuclear plants need a higher level of security than those in a home ...

Rob Spiegel

Blog
Top Job Prospects for Engineers in 2016
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Motion Control
5/25/2016  1
Job prospects for engineers over the next 10 years are moderately positive. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which recently released updated stats, most engineering ...

Charles Murray

Electronics News
Indoor Location Technology Comes to the IoT
Charles Murray, Senior Technical Editor, Electronics & Test, Design News
5/25/2016  1
At a recent meeting of the National Association of Basketball Coaches in Houston, visiting engineers provided an unexpected lesson in the Internet of Things (IoT).

Rob Spiegel

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Virtual Reality: The New Prototype Is Digital
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Motion Control
5/24/2016  1
Visualization and virtual reality (VR) platforms have taken on a wide range of design tasks beyond simply showing the visual details of a product. Visualization has become a ...

Mitch Maiman, IPS

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Choosing the Best Incubator for your Startup
Mitch Maiman, IPS
5/24/2016  0
Incubators routinely engage in supporting startup technology companies, some providing a number of worthwhile extended benefits. Some offer low-cost office space and access to ...

Elizabeth Montalbano

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Band-Aid-Like Battery Pack Aimed at Wearables
Elizabeth Montalbano, Contributing Writer, Design News
5/24/2016  0
Researchers have been trying to find more user- and design-friendly ways to incorporate power sources into wearable technology. While some researchers are looking to harvest energy ...

Elizabeth Montalbano

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Li-Ion Components for High-Temperature Aerospace, Industrial Apps
Elizabeth Montalbano, Contributing Writer, Design News
5/24/2016  0
One major and dangerous problem with lithium-ion batteries is that they can catch fire when heated to high temperatures, an issue that has caused damage and even death when devices ...

Rob Spiegel

Blog
Each Cyber Attack Has Its Own Cure
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Motion Control
5/23/2016  2
Cyber attacks continue to get more plentiful and more dangerous. And Verizon, in response, has released its 2016 Data Breach Investigations Report, which reveals the dark side of ...

Features

DesignCon 2017 Call for Abstracts Now Open
5/24/2016
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We want you on the podium! Share your engineering knowledge and industry smarts with your peers at DesignCon – start by submitting your idea to our 2017 Call for Abstracts.

Call for Proposals Open for ARM TechCon 2016
5/3/2016
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Designers, engineers, and developers are encouraged to submit their proposals for ARM TechCon 2016, happening October 25-27. Submission deadline is June 10.

How Superbugs Could Change Medical Cable Assemblies
1/28/2016
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Proposed new designs for surgical tools, such as endoscopes, may enable manufacturers to opt for less costly cabling materials.

What's Going to Drive the Future of LED Lighting?
12/3/2015
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A new breed of LED drivers is enhancing lighting efficiency and opening up new applications.

Smoothing the Bumpy Road to 5G Wireless
10/21/2015
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By creating new ways to develop 5G software, suppliers are speeding 5G wireless development and eliminating the “over-the-wall” approach to design.

8-Bit Microcontrollers Stick Around Like Wily Old Pros
9/15/2015
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New peripherals are paving the way for the continued success of the humble ol' 8-bit microcontroller.

Human-Machine Interfaces Are Undergoing a Renaissance
9/15/2015
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Mobile technology is putting its imprint on industrial operator interfaces, offering touch capabilities, new design approaches, and more sophisticated functionality.

7 Essentials for Designing with Micro-Miniature Connectors
9/15/2015
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As demand for smaller connectors grows, design engineers face a new set of challenges.

Electronics & Test
Gadget Freak Case #270: The Attack Dyno
The Attack Dyno brings car enthusiasts an attack timer and ...
Keithley's Digital Multimeter Goes ...
Jerry Janesch of Keithley Instruments shows how a sine wave ...
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Team Sigma's Steady-Cam Quadcopter
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Gadget Freak Case #267: What Happens ...
The Arduino is great for connecting with hardware but has a ...
A Lesson In Lithium-Ion Volatility
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Gadget Freak Case #266: The Window Watcher
The Window Watcher stops the burglar before he does damage ...
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Driving a Virtual Race Car
Dallara Automobili uses a simulator to allow drivers to ...
Power Tip 21: Watch That Capacitor RMS ...
Robert Kollman discusses a mistake designers make often: ...
MapleSim: A 'White-Box' Modeling ...
Maplesoft discusses the advantages this kind of open ...
How to Find a Tested Power Solution for ...
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The Most Flexible DSP Power Solution in ...
TI application engineer Joe Wu demonstrates TI's LM10011 ...
Nordson EFD Dispensing Components
Nordson EFD’s Optimum® fluid dispensing components produce ...
Siemens NX Addressing Customer Challenges
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InkBot: Building Your Own Robot That Writes
Kerry Erendson wanted to create a DIY robot that could write. The result was InkBot. Kerry ...
How to Build an Arcade Machine For All Your ...
Do you long for the days of retro video gaming? Here's how you can turn an old PC into an ...
Melt Your Face, Test Your Knowledge, and Take ...
Ever wanted to build your own remote-controlled device? Or your own powerful loudspeaker? ...
Gadget Freak Case #279: Stack Your TVs With a ...
Whether you're a designer, gamer, or just like to have a busy desktop, two monitors (or TVs) is ...
Gadget Freak Case #278: How to Hack an ...
Are you sick of the same boring badges at every trade show? The ESC 2016 Conference in Boston is ...
Prince: Legendary Musician, Advocate of STEM
In the wake of the legendary musician's death, information is coming forward that Prince was an ...
Silicon Valley Comic Con and STEM: Rise of ...
Underneath all the costumes and fandom, conventions like the Silicon Valley Comic Con are ...
Labs Across the US Open to Students for ...
The White House recently hosted National Week at the Labs to open up laboratories all over the ...
SkyMath iPad App Provides Fun, Personalized ...
SkyMath integrates various types of learning to help kids develop math skills in a fun, ...
Girls Who Code Expands STEM Summer Immersion ...
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Sometimes All You Need Is a Little More Solder
Made By Monkeys highlights products that somehow slipped by the QC cops.
Not So Nice Tribute to a 2003 Mazda
One reader had to dismantle the Mazda Tribute for the sake of changing the alternator and some ...
Ford Spark Plugs Break During Removal
Made By Monkeys highlights products that somehow slipped by the QC cops.
Unsafe Stove Has Owner Seeing Red
Made By Monkeys highlights products that somehow slipped by the QC cops.
Cable Box Causes Bigger Headache Than Daytime TV
Made By Monkeys highlights products that somehow slipped by the QC cops.
Strange Connections Killed the Mercedes-Benz
When your car keeps dying, sometimes you have to sit down to solve the problem.
The Case of the Incompatible Processor Upgrade
What should have been an easy microcontroller upgrade opens up a mysterious web of problems.
Turn on the UHF and the Plane Flips Over
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and ...
Just Because It's Old Doesn't Mean It's the ...
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and ...
Taking it Slow to Stop Burning Rubber
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