Recent Articles

July 29, 2014 5:22 pm
Vijay Choudhary, Applications Engineer, Texas Instruments
Constant-on-time (COT) regulators provide transient performance with minimum design effort and component count without the requirement of loop compensation. The adaptive on-time provides immediate input voltage feed-forward and fixed switching frequency, making COTs suitable for many low power and bias applications...                
July 29, 2014 12:45 pm
Meaghan Ziemba, Editor
According to the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), “One in nine of the nation’s bridges are rated as structurally deficient."1 In order to eliminate bridge infrastructure deficiency, the Federal Highway Administration (FWHA) claims that $20.5 billion needs to be invested on an annual basis...                
July 29, 2014 3:52 pm
Yu Qian, Marketing Engineer, Keysight Technologies
The Internet of Things (IoT) — forecast by some companies to host up to 50 billion wirelessly-connected devices by 2020 — demands yet more network capability and capacity. Equipment based on the 802.11 wireless LAN (local area network) standard is forecast to fulfill a major part of this need...                 
July 29, 2014 11:58 am
Melissa Barnes, Associate Editor
In their quest to integrate microchip technology with internal medical devices, a team of Stanford engineers, led by Professor Ada Poon, and John Ho, an electrical engineering student, have invented a groundbreaking solution for wirelessly charging devices implanted in the body...               
July 25, 2014 9:42 am
Dan Joe Barry, Napatech
As we enter the 100 Gbps era, producers of network management and security applications will need to address numerous analysis challenges in order stay ahead of the data growth curve. Staying faster than the future will require next-generation solutions that not only scale but also deliver and understand data...
July 18, 2014 2:41 pm
Donald L. Sweeney, Senior EMC Engineer and President, D.L.S. Electronic Systems, Inc.
An EMI shielding or filtering component can be used in two ways to correct an area that is prone to high levels of emissions or susceptibility...                                      
July 17, 2014 5:20 pm
Standex-Meder Electronics
Planar transformers are steadily replacing the need for traditional wire-wound transformers in many industries. Electric vehicles, solar inverters, wind power, aviation, healthcare, and industrial manufacturing are just some of the areas where this technology is gaining ground...
July 17, 2014 9:13 am
WDD Staff
WDD has received another letter concerning self-driving cars, and it asked some important questions about liability. Check out this most recent “Letters to the Editor”...                    
July 10, 2014 5:49 pm
Francesca De Vita, Simone Di Marco, Fabio Costa, and Paolo Turchi, Altran Italy
One of the largest leaps in defense technology developed in recent years focuses on stealth airplanes and ships that avoid radar detection by combining several technologies that include the shape of the target’s surfaces to reflect energy away from the source...                        
July 1, 2014 9:24 am
TRELLEBORG
The digital revolution is upon us, and, as in any revolution, chaos will precede order – and completely new opportunities...                       
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