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  • Harness power from rolling tyres with this nanogenerator
    Nanogenerator harvests power from tyres
  • 7 imec innovations in wireless
    7 imec innovations in wireless
  • Computer operates on water droplets
    Computer operates on water droplets
  • 3D-printed supercar is eco-friendly
    3D-printed supercar is eco-friendly
  • Artificial limb lets user feel surfaces
    Artificial limb lets user feel surfaces
  • Renesas API eases RTOS dev't for IoT, embedded apps
    API eases RTOS dev't for IoT, embedded apps
  • X-ray shows how batteries can perform at high voltages
    Improve battery performance at high voltages
  • Freescale unveils heterogeneous application processor
    Freescale's heterogeneous processor
  • Who's at the core of industrial automation sourcing process?
    Who's at core of indt'l automation sourcing?
  • Charging batteries quickly and safely
    Charging batteries quickly and safely
  • Circuit design tools for beginners and professionals
    Circuit design tools for novice and experts
  • 10 PCB fabrication methods you need to know
    10 PCB fabrication methods
Harness power from rolling tyres with this nanogenerator
Harness power from rolling tyres with this nanogenerator

An electrode integrated into a segment of a tyre is used to capture the resulting charge. The researchers see this as a promising way to reclaim some of the energy that is usually lost due to friction.

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7 imec innovations in wireless
7 imec innovations in wireless

In this article, Steve Taranovich shares some of imec's technical advances, particularly in the wireless area, via semiconductor process technology research and development.

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Computer operates on water droplets
Computer operates on water droplets

Manu Prakash, an assistant professor of bioengineering at Stanford, and his students have built a synchronous computer that operates using the unique physics of moving water droplets.

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3D-printed supercar is eco-friendly
3D-printed supercar is
eco-friendly

Powered by either compressed gas or petrol and equipped with a four-cylinder rear-mounted 700-horsepower engine, Blade goes from 0-60mph in about two seconds and weighs 1,388lb.

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Artificial limb lets user feel surfaces
Artificial limb lets user feel surfaces

The prosthesis uses six pressure sensors mounted within its foot sole and sends the pressure signals back via vibrating actuators embedded within the prosthesis shaft.

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Renesas API eases RTOS dev't for IoT, embedded apps
Renesas API eases RTOS dev't for IoT, embedded apps

Synergy is an application programming interface, built around a framework based on the Express Logic ThreadX RTOS and X-ware middleware. It comes with a new scalable family of MCUs.

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X-ray shows how batteries can perform at high voltages
X-ray shows how batteries can perform at high voltages

Researchers used X-ray imaging techniques combined with new data analysis algorithms to gain insights, at the nanoscale level, on the mechanical properties of a cathode material called an LNMO spinel.

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Freescale unveils heterogeneous application processor
Freescale's heterogeneous application processor

The i.MX 7 is heterogeneous because it houses either a single or a dual ARM Cortex-A7 high-performance (gigaHertz) microprocessor cores along with a single 288MHz Cortex-M4 microcontroller core.

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Who's at the core of industrial automation sourcing process?
Who's at the core of industrial automation sourcing process?

Engineering professionals are at the very forefront of the push into industrial automation and making direct financial, performance and value impact on their organisations by being personally involved.

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Charging batteries quickly and safely
Charging batteries quickly and safely

Read about a fast battery charge technology that is key to the growth of electric vehicles. It is touted to enable fast charging of off-the-shelf batteries in minutes without overheating.

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Circuit design tools for beginners and professionals
Circuit design tools for beginners and professionals

This article explores open-source and free printed circuit design tools and online communities for developers who either do not have the experience or the bankroll to go to a professional tool.

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10 PCB fabrication methods you need to know
10 PCB fabrication methods you need to know

In this roundup, we feature some of the prominent methods of making your own circuit boards that will help to alleviate some of the issues that entail the manufacturing process.

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Automotive

TI boosts car infotainment with InfoADAS SDK
TI's InfoADAS SDK enhances the driver's awareness of the conditions inside and outside the vehicle, and helps developers integrate...

Reverse bias techniques for high-end automotive MCUs
In order to reduce power consumption at hot temperatures, we introduced reverse back bias for microcontrollers in bulk process...

Key system software concerns for next-gen ADAS
Here are the top five system software considerations for OEMs, Tier-1s and their suppliers looking to create successful ADAS software...

Smart fabric weaves touch, gesture interactivity
Project Jacquard has been in development since early 2014 and makes it possible to enable touch and gesture interactivity into...

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Communications/Network

Why the smart world is still so dumb
In this article, the author tells us that today's and tomorrow's smart homes are not quite smart. In fact, most of them are still...

Arria 10 FPGAs picked for real-time high-speed Ethernet comms
Altera announced that its Arria 10 FPGAs have been selected by Silkan, a provider of real-time data transmission, for its latest...

Validating RF ASIC of a satellite transceiver
Even though it is specific to ASIC development, test and validation, this tutorial points quite clearly to methods that can be...

M&As that shape global electronics industry
Steve Taranovich gives a rundown of some of the recent mergers and acquisitions happening in the semiconductor industry, adding...

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Computing/Peripherals

USB Power Delivery controllers for USB Type-C gets certified
Cypress said the EZ-PD CCG1 and EZ-PD CCG2 controllers received Product Test IDs 1095059 and 1095054, respectively, to speed up...

SRC eyes data centre space with HP server
SRC aims to fuel Moonshot sales with its 4U card that hosts two Stratix IV 530 FPGAs, and claimed the board delivers 100 times...

Analogue meters: Maximising your meter
In this instalment of the series on analogue meters, we will look into shunts and multipliers, as well as introduce additional...

Grasping the propagating plane wave
This article will show with pictures how the fields of a plane wave interact to generate each other with almost no math. To do...

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Consumer Electronics

Why the smart world is still so dumb
In this article, the author tells us that today's and tomorrow's smart homes are not quite smart. In fact, most of them are still...

The pursuit of the perfect guitar tone
One of the few areas where vacuum tubes still hold sway is in music: high-end audio reproduction, but particularly electric guitar...

Drive high-power LED strings from just about any input
In this article, we examine a high voltage LED driver that features topological versatility that allows it to be used in boost...

Enter the world of augmented reality
The world of Augmented Reality (AR) has not yet had its iPhone moment. It has plenty of energy, lots of interesting pieces and...

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IC/Board/Systems Design

10 PCB fabrication methods you need to know
In this roundup, we feature some of the prominent methods of making your own circuit boards that will help to alleviate some of...

The pursuit of the perfect guitar tone
One of the few areas where vacuum tubes still hold sway is in music: high-end audio reproduction, but particularly electric...

RS adds premium add-on modules for 3D design tool
The DesignSpark Mechanical is an advanced 3D direct modelling tool that can be downloaded free of charge for designers.

Image-capture system employs USB and LabView
Here is a look at an imaging system using a USB image-capturing system that uses OmniVision's 640×480-pixel, 8bit-colour OV7660...

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Industrial/Mil/Aero

Steel bridge to be 3D-printed in mid-air in Netherlands
A 3D-printing R&D startup plans to use robotics technology to 3D print a steel pedestrian bridge in mid-air over a canal in...

Motion feedback encoders enable robust, motion control apps
The AEDT-981x devices from Avago feature built-in interpolator supporting a range of encoding resolution from 1,000 to 5,000 counts...

MCU serial port measures pulse width
The algorithm measures the duration between two consecutive rising edges. The microcontroller detects a rising edge or a falling...

Impact of IIoT on automation systems design
Here is a look at the system architecture for the Industrial IoT, and the design challenges that must be solved to successfully...

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Medical

Origami robot promises medical benefits
The robot can swim, climb an incline, traverse rough terrain and carry a load twice its weight. Other than the self-folding plastic...

Thin film MELF resistors target high-voltage apps
The MMA 0204 HV/MMB 0207 HV resistors offer 340kΩ to 10MΩ resistance with ±1 per cent tolerance , ±50ppm/K TCR, 1W power dissipation...

Addressing patient leakage current issues
Know the meaning of patient leakage current for medical power supplies and the various ways of reducing this leakage current for...

Beef up security of connected medical electronics
Find out how to overcome the challenge of combining the safety requirements from different medical standards and demonstrating...

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Power/Smart Energy

Complementary MOSFETs boost buck converter power density
The DMC1028UFDB from Diodes integrates an N-channel MOSFET and a P-channel MOSFET in a single DFN2020 package that supports step...

Drive high-power LED strings from just about any input
In this article, we examine a high voltage LED driver that features topological versatility that allows it to be used in boost...

Bootstrap circuit accelerates solenoid actuation
In this article, we present a circuit that bootstraps a large capacitor in series with the solenoid to provide a large actuation...

Gain-selectable amp yields voltage-to-current converter
In this design article, we illustrate how to configure LT199x amplifiers to realise precision V-to-I converters with very high...

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Test & Measurement

Identify EMI sources with an oscilloscope
A workshop given by Rohde & Schwarz teaches engineers that spectrum analysers are not the only EMI troubleshooting tool. It...

Explore advanced radiated emissions troubleshooting setups
Here is a look at the instrument settings and measurement features most commonly used when troubleshooting radiated emissions ...

Measuring heat usage in radiator
Measuring energy consumption is not as straightforward as monitoring gas or electricity use. In this article, we will examine ...

Tektronix announces support for HDMI 2.0 receiver testing
The HDMXpress software interfaces with the TekExpress HDM application hosted on DPO70000 series Tektronix oscilloscopes and offers...

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Educational Resources
Video Resources
Introducing the New 600V CoolMOS™ C7 Series
Infineon’s new 600V CoolMOS™ C7 MOSFETs and their benefit in various Server and Telecom segments.

Webcasts

Use driver ICs smart thermal protection to extend LED lighting life

In this webinar, you will learn about the different ways to extend the lifetime of LED systems—from the basic to the very advanced methods…

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A system solution for high power SMPS
you will learn about: What is a system? SMPS design and typical requirements; Infineon's products for SMPS design; A demo for the highest SMPS efficiency…

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Whitepapers

Over temperature protection for LED lighting

This paper details how LED driver ICs with smart over temperature protection can help you increase lifetime and optimise system cost.…

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Tech Impact
X-ray shows how batteries can perform at high voltages
Researchers used X-ray imaging techniques combined with new data analysis algorithms to gain insights, at the nanoscale level, on the mechanical properties of a cathode material called an LNMO spinel.

Adding electrolytes to avoid fires in lithium batt
Producing nanoribbons from grinding carbon nanotubes