Recent Articles

January 5, 2016 11:33 am
Jamie Wisniewski
The technology trend at CES in the past few years had been on the video side, with 4k and curved screens; however, the trend at this year’s CES appears to have shifted to automation, with the emergence of the IoT (Internet of Things), home automation as well as drones...
April 20, 2016 4:40 pm
Kasey Panetta
While consumer drones are often the vilified as a dangerous—or at best annoying—technology slowly easing us into a world where constant surveillance is the norm, that’s not always the case. Yes, some drones are being used for nefarious purposes and some are just in the wrong place at the wrong time, but that doesn’t make them all inherently dangerous.
November 23, 2016 12:00 pm
Ken Foust, Chair, MIPI Alliance Sensor Working Group
Sensors and sensor applications are proliferating, thanks to technology miniaturization, low component costs, pervasive connectivity, and the design community’s imaginative and often visionary use of them in mobile and mobile-influenced products...
November 28, 2016 3:07 pm
Lyria Bennett Moses and Greg Adamson
Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales (UNSW), member of the IEEE Big Data Initiative Steering Committee, and Greg Adamson, president, IEEE-SSIT, and Associate Professor at the...
November 30, 2016 12:14 pm
Eleanor Baum, IEEE Fellow and IEEE Foundation board member
When I was a student, I thought engineering would be about solving equations. It wasn’t until I grew into my career that I came to understand that the equations are just a small part of my job. The whole purpose...
November 30, 2016 8:57 am
Ankur Verma, Design Engineer, Motor Drives, Texas Instruments
The resolver sensor measures the motor position using a transformer-like action. As shown in Figure 1, a resolver sensor has one rotor winding (R1-R2) with the exciter sine wave that is AC-coupled to two stator windings...
November 23, 2016 11:46 am
ECN Staff
For ECN's Nov/Dec 2016 Brainstorm, industry experts answer: When designing products for military applications, what are some of the major challenges you face?...
November 23, 2016 11:37 am
Rajakrishnan Radjassamy and Vesa Jokitulppo, GE Energy Connections
Reliable and robust power conversion used to be the exclusive “must have” for mission-critical data centers, internet service providers, and communications industries. Today, however, system designers...
November 23, 2016 11:32 am
John J. Pannone, VP Sales, HMI Systems/Key Customer Management, North America, EAO Corporation
The Human Machine Interface (HMI) encompasses all the elements a person will touch, see, hear or use to interact with a machine. The task of the HMI developer is to build innovative, intuitive, and...
November 23, 2016 10:26 am
Paul Pickering, Technical Contributor
As a newly-minted engineer in the early eighties, I worked for several years on control loading systems for flight simulators, which used op amps and other analog components to simulate the feel of a...
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