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.
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.
High power applications are used by a wide scope of industrial and commercial vendors in order to run day to day operations. Video monitoring systems, for example, are commonly used by many industries. Here’s a look at PoE Plus, electronic components and the nature of high power applications.
Cost efficiency is a major goal of all businesses aiming for maximum profits these days, especially for tech companies. For decades, silicon has been the core material for semiconductors, but now it faces a rival new development introduced by MIT engineers, using exotic materials.
Apple’s iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max from the previous year are both smartphones powered by dual-cell lithium-iron batteries. Here’s a deeper look at how Apple’s new battery represents a milestone for mobile devices.
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.
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.
One of the emerging developments in technology is self-healing electronics, in which materials repair themselves without the assistance of humans. Areas, where this new technology is taking shape, are robotics and wearables. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are currently working on a self-healing circuit in a small robot.
Supply chains are often disrupted with shortages of electronic components in the automotive, industrial and consumer segments of the economy. Increased market demand for electronics has been the main reason for shortages and financial pressures facing OEMs. Here’s an overview of this crisis.
A new laser processing technique developed at Purdue University is emerging that could be the answer to rapid printing of electronic components. Patterned after roll-to-roll newspaper printing, this new metal fabrication method can speed up the manufacturing of electronic components that comprise nanoscale circuitry.
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.