HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Great potential for this technology
Elizabeth M   1/9/2013 6:54:57 AM
NO RATINGS
I love the potential for this type of technology. Think of how long battery life has been the bane of the existence of anyone dependent on portable electronics, especially if people need then to do their jobs. There is so much energy already available that doesn't need to be created, and as researchers come up with better and more interesting ways to harvest energy, electronics will become less dependent on batteries and other energy sources. I am a big proponent of this type of work.

tekochip
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Great potential for this technology
tekochip   1/9/2013 7:44:36 AM
NO RATINGS
With currents this low the issue becomes the leakage current for the storage media. Now we just need a battery or supercalc with self-discharge in the nA range.

apresher
User Rank
Blogger
Low Power Electronics
apresher   1/9/2013 2:08:28 PM
NO RATINGS
This is great technology and another step forward to more effective portable solutions.  It will also be interesting to see the impact on automation and control technologies such as wireless sensor solutions that can really benefit from this kind of technology.  This is just another step in the right direction in terms of new capabilities available for device designs.

Cabe Atwell
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Low Power Electronics
Cabe Atwell   1/9/2013 3:46:39 PM
NO RATINGS
Thanks for the head's up. I have a alternative energy project coming up, not I have a DC controller in mind. I will have to investigate what else they are offering in their alternative energy initiative. I hope they have some system on a chip type products. IE: solar panel to battery hook up. No development on my part. One can dream.

C

Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Low Power Electronics
Charles Murray   1/10/2013 9:30:35 PM
NO RATINGS
I really like the idea of harvesting energy from the human heart to keep a pacemaker going. Seems the best example of energy harvesting that I've ever heard of. Changing a pacemaker battery is considered minor surgery, but most pacemaker-users would prefer to find a better method, if possible.

Cabe Atwell
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Low Power Electronics
Cabe Atwell   1/11/2013 5:57:45 PM
NO RATINGS
Human heart generators are nothing new. They seem possible too. However, I am not sure how much I would want a moving part (turbine or whatever method) being the source of my sustained life.

I think I would rather go with a wireless power option.

C

Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Low Power Electronics
Elizabeth M   1/17/2013 2:47:26 PM
NO RATINGS
Well, these type of heartbeat-powered generators are still quite state of the art and, as far as i know, not entirely in widespread use...are they?

Cabe Atwell
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Low Power Electronics
Cabe Atwell   1/17/2013 2:51:19 PM
NO RATINGS
Alternative energy generators for the medical industry are all still in the prototype phase. As you can imagine, there are numerous certifications and near-endless testing to be done. Imagine if the generator stops for some reason.

I hope to see more work like this, as I may need it someday...

C

Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Low Power Electronics
Charles Murray   1/17/2013 6:27:15 PM
NO RATINGS
Interesting insight from Nirajan Pathare of TI in this story when he refers to low-power design as a "space race." I agree. Being able to operate everyday devices on lower current is one of the next great frontiers in electronics. Twenty years ago, no one foresaw the rise in handheld computing that's available today, largely because no one imagined that computers could operate at such low power levels. The trend toward low power design is still gaining momentum.

Cabe Atwell
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Low Power Electronics
Cabe Atwell   1/23/2013 4:36:24 PM
NO RATINGS
You might want to add another 20 years to your comment. Twenty years ago was 1993, there were many portable devices, even cell phones. When the industry dropped the required voltage from 5V to 3.3V, it is a huge help. Chips are getting even lower these days. Buck/boost circuits are getting efficient unseen in the past. Getting a higher potential from 3.3V is not an issue.

C

ljkasdlfjsdf
User Rank
Iron
Re: Interesting
ljkasdlfjsdf   4/24/2014 10:34:28 PM
NO RATINGS
To find a good printer in Canada. I would suggest using the following companies: Toronto Printing Companies | Calgary Printing Companies | Winnipeg Printing Companies | Montreal Printing Companies | Regina Printing Companies | Saskatoon Printing Companies | Quebec Printing Companies | Ottawa Printing Companies | Edmonton Printing Companies | Vancouver Printing Companies | These companies provide the best and most affordable price in whole Canada. Other printing companies I suggest would be Print Quote Services | Printing Company | Best Local Printer | Some other local cities have great printers as well such as the following: Charlotte Printing | Dallas Printing | Nashville Printing

If you are looking to print custom stickers. The following is my best choice: Label and sticker printing | Print Custom Sticker | Print Stickers | No only they offer the best sticker printing quality but also unbeatable price.

Nowadays, it is hard to find quality print trader. This is my recommendation for best print trader in the united states Best Print Trader | Lowest Price Printing Wholesale | Print Outsourcing | Print Broker Trade

Lastly, all print should comes with a state of the art Print Management Software. I would highly recommend this print software tool.



Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
Tesla Motors might be planning to boost the driving range of its two-seat Roadster to 400 miles.
RFID offers visibility into the plant. What inventory is being consumed? What stuff is being built? What's done and out the door?
More and more robots are becoming more autonomous all the time. Now Lockheed Martin has completed a demo mission with two completely autonomous robotic vehicles performing resupply, reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition.
Take a look at the top 20 US undergraduate engineering programs. Then tell us -- did your school make the cut?
Producing high-quality end-production metal parts with additive manufacturing for applications like aerospace and medical requires very tightly controlled processes and materials. New standards and guidelines for machines and processes, materials, and printed parts are underway from bodies such as ASTM International.
More:Blogs|News
Design News Webinar Series
7/23/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
7/17/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
6/25/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
5/13/2014 10:00 a.m. California / 1:00 p.m. New York / 6:00 p.m. London
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Sep 8 - 12, Get Ready for the New Internet: IPv6
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Next Class: September 30 - October 2
Sponsored by Altera
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2014 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service