Smart Meter Design

Smart Meter Design: Component Options That Improve Their Operation

Smart meters are here to stay and are playing a big role in big data, particularly with utility companies. One of the reasons that this technology is becoming widely used by utilities is that they can monitor and regulate energy conservation. Here’s a brief look at how smart meters are paving the way toward more robust circuit protection components and power control components.

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Power Inductors

Power Inductors: How Their Electromagnetic Radiation Is Influenced

Electromagnetic radiation (EMR) is generated by inductors in power converters. This activity is important because of the surrounding components that can cause magnetic coupling, which allows for a magnetic field to transmit power from one shaft to another. Here’s a quick look at how electromagnetic radiation is influenced within power inductors.

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Semiconductor Industry

Moore’s Law Impact on the Semiconductor Industry: A Look at AMD & Intel

Moore’s Law is the key to computer chips getting smaller over time. Semiconductor companies such as AMD and Intel have traditionally relied on this principle for improving performance in nanotechnology. At the same time, engineers are challenged to discover new innovations over specific time frames to meet expectations of the investment community. Ironically, AMD has taken an alternative route beyond Moore’s Law to deliver profits to shareholders.

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Mesh Networking Will Change Our Perception of the Internet

How Mesh Networking Will Change Our Perception of the Internet

Even though it seems the internet is ubiquitous, there are still many places where wireless connectivity is nonexistent, especially in rural areas. Only 40% of the world’s population currently has an internet connection, as the poorest communities still lack connectivity. Here are ways that mesh networking is helping resolve this issue.

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VR Chip revolution

GPU Chips: Revolutionizing the World of VR

David Kosslyn and Ian Thompson are learning from a virtual world they created a few years ago. They started a virtual reality company called Angle Technologies that has attracted $8 million in funding. Although they’ve kept quiet about the company’s development, they say they’ve created a way that alters the relationship between computer hardware and software. Here are ways in which GPU chips will play a major role in microchips and the VR chip revolution.

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