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Rob Spiegel

Blog
Electronic Memories of Radio Shack
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Motion Control
12/18/2014  29
Radio Shack is laying off workers and closing stores in an attempt to avoid bankruptcy. The company is trying to save $400 million. The electronics retailer is reeling from a $161 ...

Warren Miller

Guest Blogs
Beyond Bits and Bytes: MCUs Embrace On-Chip FPGAs
Warren Miller, Independent Consultant
12/18/2014  5
In my previous blog I introduced the topic of ‘What’s Next?’ for our programmable future with FPGAs and MCUs (or whatever they morph into). Already there are a few ...

Sylvie Barak

Blog
These Jeans Will Keep Hackers Out of Your Pants
Sylvie Barak, Contributing Writer
12/18/2014  9
Ever been worried that someone will try to hack the pants off you?

Charles Murray

Automotive News
Taking a Look Back at the Studebaker Assembly Line
Charles Murray, Senior Technical Editor, Electronics & Test
12/17/2014  8
A half century ago, cars were still built by people, not robots. Even on some of the country's longest assembly lines, human workers installed windows, doors, hoods, engines, ...

Charles Murray

Automotive News
Lamborghini Busts Out a Plug-In Hybrid, the Asterion LPI 910-4
Charles Murray, Senior Technical Editor, Electronics & Test
12/16/2014  18
Automobili Lamborghini is joining the ranks of supercar makers who are moving to greener powertrains.

Chris Wiltz

Blog
2015 Golden Mousetrap Awards: Finalists
Chris Wiltz, Managing Editor
12/15/2014  0

Jennifer Campbell

Product News
2015 Golden Mousetrap Awards: Electronics & Test Finalists
Jennifer Campbell, Executive Editor
12/15/2014  1
Design News is pleased to present the finalists in the Electronics & Test category of our 2015 Golden Mousetrap Awards. The products featured here are in the running to be named the ...

Jennifer Campbell

Blog
Rising Star: TI Engineer Makes His Mark in Solar Industry
Jennifer Campbell, Executive Editor
12/12/2014  7
Every year for the past three, Design News has chosen, from an impressive pool of peer nominations, mind you, one person who is making a difference in his or her field of ...

Features

Low-Power Wireless for the IIoT
11/25/2014
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Low-power wireless networking can extend the network edge and improve uptime to support the Industrial Internet of Things.

Supercapacitors: A New Hero in the Spotlight
11/24/2014
 7
"Supercaps” are moving from mundane applications, such as internal battery backup and memory protection, to high-profile smartphones, hybrids, and electric vehicles.

Metal & Ceramic Matrix Composites Beat the Heat
10/24/2014
 2
Engineers are looking more to metal matrix and ceramic matrix composites to solve design & materials problems in thermal management and lighten up industrial turbines and jet engines, as well as traditional aerospace & defense uses.

Portable Wireless Device Characterization Requires Speed & Sensitivity
10/20/2014
 1
To satisfy the market demand for low-power wireless devices, device developers and production test engineers will require an extensive mix of test instrument capabilities.

Innovations in BLDC Motor Driver ICs
10/16/2014
 0
This article will explain how advances in integrated BLDC drivers featuring on-chip commutation considerably reduce BLDC motor control cost and development time.

COTS Mobile Devices in Automation
10/15/2014
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The emergence of mobile devices in the factory presents a technology advantage using low-cost consumer electronics.

A Level Approach to Automotive Connectivity
10/10/2014
 0
The auto industry’s ideal connector solution is one that balances performance and cost, while delivering bandwidth to fuel the needs of automotive manufacturers and consumers.

Interactive Packaging Adds Digital User Experience to Consumer Products
9/8/2014
 4
Examples of interactive packaging include wireless sensors and technology on food packages that can let you know the item's expiration date, as well as similar technology on medicines with dosage and other safety and health information.

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