Recent Articles

December 16, 2014 9:15 am
Nathan Tracy, Technologist and Manager of Standards for TE Connectivity, Datacomm
With the Internet of Things now upon us, it has the potential to dramatically change our lives at a dizzying pace. Gartner believes that the IoT market will grow from 0.9 billion units today to 26 billion units by 2020, an almost 30-fold increase resulting in ...
December 15, 2014 12:46 pm
Joshua Israelsohn, Director, JAS Technical Media
One of the well-acknowledged lessons from the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks was that federal, state, and local authorities had failed to prepare properly to support first responders with logistics, inter-agency coordination, and ...
December 15, 2014 1:04 pm
Jacques Trichet and Benoit Marchand, Freescale Semiconductor
In the last couple of years, magnetic sensors have emerged in consumer electronics end products such as smart phones, computer tablets, gaming accessories, audio/video devices and personal electronics. This proliferation was enabled by advances in ...
December 12, 2014 8:40 am
Lance Dover, Director of Product Architecture for Micron’s Embedded Business Unit, and Amit Gattani, Senior Director, Segment Marketing for Micron’s Embedded Business Unit
By now most people involved in the electronics industry have heard of the onslaught of Internet-connected devices that will become part of our lives over the next several years. It is not hard to conceive of a day in the not too distant future where ...
December 12, 2014 7:56 am
Steve Spatig, General Manager, Electronic Access, Southco
The widespread proliferation of smart phones and wireless communication technologies continues to inspire innovation in the many ways these connected devices can be used, from monitoring home energy usage to remotely unlocking your automobile or ...
December 11, 2014 10:48 am
Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta
One of the best parts about being the Editor of ECN, besides the fancy title and adoring(ish) fans, is that it offers a platform to speak about issues that are near and dear to my heart and important to the industry. For the past year, the ECN team ...
December 11, 2014 10:39 am
Robert Gendron, Vice President, Semiconductor Power Solutions, Vicor
The computing load shouldered by modern data centers is growing exponentially, driving server performance requirements ever higher. To keep pace, server designers continue to increase the number of processors per board, with rack density and rack ...
December 10, 2014 3:38 pm
Anston Joel Lobo, System and Applications Engineer, Texas Instruments
We often come across designs needing an operational amplifier (op amp) and confoundedly ask, where can I source that pesky negative supply? The quest for a cost-effective, simple and flexible solution often descends down a path of topologies and ...
December 10, 2014 1:56 pm
Varun Merchant, Tektronix
The power supply is integral to virtually every type of line-powered and battery-operated electronic product, and the switch-mode power supply (SMPS) has become the dominant architecture in many applications. A single switch-mode power supply’s performance ...
December 10, 2014 1:30 pm
Stephen Pimpis, Vice President, Strategic Product Marketing; Bill Smith, Director of Marketing, Board Mounted Power; and Paul Knauber, Murata University Coordinator: Murata Power Solutions
Advancements in semiconductor technologies and system-level performance requirements, particularly in the telecom and datacom markets, have had a tremendous impact on the board level power infrastructure. Moore’s Law has been driving device ...
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