Recent Articles

April 15, 2015 1:48 pm
Dan O’Neil, LORD MicroStrain, Senior Mechanical Engineer and Justin Bessette, LORD MicroStrain, Engineering Manager
Having the ability to gather large quantities of data does not necessarily translate into also having the ability to use that data in a meaningful way. While technological advances have made it less expensive to collect data, a need remains for a way to store and ...
April 10, 2015 1:41 pm
Efficient and reliable power conversion technologies will make the biggest impact on future Smart Energies. Power Converters will be utilized in many different places, including balancing, linking, and electric vehicles, and so efficient power converters will have a broad impact on the overall efficient ...
April 9, 2015 1:25 pm
Brian Long, field application engineer, TE Connectivity Ltd.
In today’s society, across the entire globe, consumers and businesses alike are demanding increased access to the connected world. This demand is all but independent of where people are or what they are doing. This insatiable demand requires newer and smaller devices with ...
April 8, 2015 2:39 pm
Rick Wietfeldt, Chairman of the MIPI Alliance Technical Steering Group and Senior Director, Technology at Qualcomm
Our smartphones have become indispensable and the value we attach to these devices will continue to grow along with steadily advancing device capabilities. New designs coming to market showcase increasingly sophisticated components: ever-faster 4G/LTE ...
April 7, 2015 1:06 pm
Joshua Israelsohn, Director, JAS Technical Media
The electronics industry benefits from innovative leaps and incremental developments from an impressive number of engineering disciplines. No matter if a technological problem centers on process, device, or circuit design; thermal or mechanical engineering ...
April 6, 2015 2:50 pm
Jan Petrzilek, Ph.D., AVX Czech Republic
Components designed for use in harsh environment applications must exhibit three primary features: mechanical robustness capable of surviving shocks and vibrations, hermetic sealing capable of protecting against chemical exposure and long-term reliability....
April 6, 2015 3:06 pm
Kurt Wadowick, I/O and Safety Product Specialist, Beckhoff Automation
Regardless of the industry, technologies must deliver peak performance, as well as the necessary reliability and stability to operate 24/7 within industrial environments. In the past, compromises that ensured the required levels of performance were quite common....
April 6, 2015 3:29 pm
Janine E. Mooney, Editor in Chief, WDD, @JMooneyWDD
By 2050, the United Nations projects 67 percent of the global population will live in cities. The rapid urban growth will require cities to become more sustainable, safer, and even interactive. In many places, the only way to handle this population influx ...
March 30, 2015 2:14 pm
Phil Ebbert, VP of Engineering, Riedon Inc.
The growth in energy supply from renewable sources: solar, wind, and wave or tidal power, is also prompting an increased demand for more accurate high-current measurement solutions
March 30, 2015 10:26 am
Muriel Nina and Laurent Gonthier, STMicroelectronics
Since the 1970’s, Triacs have been used to control AC loads in almost all appliances. Since then, designers have had to face to the particular behavior of a Triac that can be self-triggered in case the rate of voltage increase applied across its terminals is too high....
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