Recent Articles

October 6, 2014 10:17 am
Bob Giometti, SkyCross
With consumers demanding faster, more reliable connections to support exciting, real-time capabilities like video streaming, the LTE industry is under increasing pressure to deliver higher-speed service offerings, enhanced data rates, and improved network range....
October 3, 2014 8:50 am
Ramon M. Cerda, VP of Engineering, Crystek Corporation
An explosion of wireless communications has taken place in the past 25 years. Most of us now carry a “smart” cell phone that contains more than one physical layer for wireless communications. There is one RF transceiver, such as the GSM standard ...
October 3, 2014 9:03 am
Michael Naglich, Senior Field Applications Engineer, GE’s Critical Power business
With demand for wireless 4G services skyrocketing, service providers are looking to fill in the gaps in their coverage areas so they can hold onto their subscribers. Strangely enough, that means finding a power-efficient, conduction-cooled power supply....
October 2, 2014 10:20 am
Simulation and engineering are developing at a rapid pace, with simulation now playing a critical role in the design of the cars we drive, the electrical systems that power our homes, even the foods we eat. In the past decade, multiphysics simulation has revolutionized....
October 2, 2014 10:48 am
T. Zednicek, M. Biler, J. Petrzilek, AVX Czech Republic
New oil and gas exploration and drilling equipment designs, especially those intended for use in deep and difficult geological conditions, continuously demand electronic components capable of reliable, longer lifetime operation in extremely harsh ...
September 30, 2014 3:37 pm
Jason Gouw, CEO, Qfusion Labs, LLC
The unity of software and hardware is so vital in today's technological developments but developers constantly struggle to form a symbiotic connection between the two. Development platforms strive to bridge this gap but it is a difficult challenge....
September 29, 2014 10:51 am
Chris Warner, Executive Editor
Energy efficiency and environmental impact are becoming increasingly important considerations for engineers designing an electric motor system. Several IC vendors have made significant offerings that help deliver system efficiency, environmental benefits and cost savings.
September 15, 2014 3:08 pm
Ed Nakauchi, Technical Consultant, Orbel Corporation
Today’s cars are incorporating more and more electronics into vehicles, from engine control units to anti-collision controls to driver information to entertainment systems that enhance the overall driving experience with Bluetooth, GPS ...
September 11, 2014 8:56 am
Michael Bucci, Market Development Manager, Thermacore
Medical devices are trending toward miniaturization, driven by portability, performance and safety factors. As instruments get smaller, design engineers face new challenges in meeting their project’s performance, size, weight, operating temperature ...
September 10, 2014 4:00 pm
John Beigel, Standex-Meder Electronics
Doing more with less is the mantra of our era. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the drive towards miniaturization in the next generation of electronic components and systems. The push for smaller parts is coming both from the need....
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