Recent Articles

September 5, 2014 1:19 pm
Chris Warner, Executive Editor
The United States Navy is generally regarded as invulnerable to defeat at sea thanks to its formidable fleet and electronic warfare capabilities. Still, one enemy tactic that can potentially make some high-value targets such as aircraft carriers vulnerable is a barrage of incoming missiles....
September 5, 2014 12:16 pm
Ron Demcko, AVX Fellow
The high performance electronics systems used in aerospace applications are rapidly improving in terms of processing power, complexity, and reliability, which—although ideal on a system level—often presents a challenge for passive components. System improvements ...
August 14, 2014 3:33 pm
Wendy Wu (MWE China), Jennifer Mikulina & Han Jason Yu
Working with a team of experienced trademark counsel in the U.S. and China is a critical to launching a successful expansion of a brand into China. This article provides a set of checklists to guide companies, including the preliminary steps....
August 8, 2014 10:27 am
David Mantey, Editor-in-Chief
Design engineers continue to push the low-power envelope, particularly in mobile devices. Low power was a common theme at Sensors Expo 2014, held for the final time at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL from June 24th to the 26th....
August 8, 2014 3:19 pm
David Mantey, Editor-in-Chief
Within twenty years, hands-free driving will be a reality. The prediction (at least for freeway driving), from Jim Toal, senior manager of product marketing, Vishay Optoelectronics has me in a state of skeptical excitement. While I’m ready for the day when I can hit “Home” ...
August 8, 2014 10:07 am
Dennis Burrell, Product Innovation Technologist, Ventev Wireless Infrastructure
For most people, visiting a major league stadium to watch a favorite team is a noteworthy event. In fact, with the enormous growth of smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices, it’s one of the most frequently shared experiences online....
August 7, 2014 4:55 pm
Charles Gervasi, element14 contributor
It was just over ten years ago when a professor at USF explained in a graduate class that 3G was mature enough to be deployed commercially, if only there were some “killer app” to provide a reason someone would want that much data in a phone....
August 7, 2014 12:16 pm
Joshua Israelsohn, Director, JAS Technical Media
At the advent of the Integrated-Circuit Age, portable electric-powered devices were few. Correspondingly, less than a handful of battery chemistries and form factors served most applications. Truck and auto engines depended on lead-acid batteries....
August 7, 2014 11:32 am
Mark Matus, Molex Global Product Manager for Rugged Interconnects
Downtime and poor performance in military systems are unacceptable. But finding fiber optic components that not only hold up under harsh conditions yet also consistently deliver superior throughput has proved challenging in the past — especially in recent years....
August 7, 2014 11:01 am
Klaus Montoya, Senior Cable Design Engineer, Elma Electronic
Physical characteristics, such as size and weight, aren’t the only real problem with using traditional MIL connectors in the growing number of small form factor (SFF) and unmanned applications. There is a significant technology challenge designers are facing, as well....
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