I recently saw a very exciting-sounding news item on nuclear fusion research from The National Institute for Fusion Science (NIFS) on their new Large Helical Device (LHD), a variation on the Tokamak that is also the largest superconductor in the world.
What factors do you consider critical when working with your customers and their utility partners to deliver reliable utility communication services?
How will advances in touchscreen technology impact the medical device market?
As security requirements become more stringent, engineers are looking to integrate electronic access systems (EAS) into cabinets, racks and other enclosures.
Consumers are continuing to look for touch apps with better battery life, faster response time, precise touches, grip suppression, and palm rejection on mobile Internet devices and Netbook screens.
Within the last few years, designers have established a solid powertrain foundation for hybrid vehicles (HEVs) and electric vehicles (EVs). All major auto manufactures see the hybrid and electric vehicle market as one continuing to enjoy steady growth.
Several factors are enabling the mobile health initiative ranging from aging populations, the rise in healthcare costs, the need to provide remote healthcare, as well as the increased awareness and demand for living healthy and staying fit...
As medical devices are required to transmit more and more critical data, a higher degree of protective shielding is now being called for by the medical industry. The good news is found in the fact that connector vendors are hearing and indeed responding to this call with a collective sense of urgency...
Digital power today is a small fraction of overall power industry revenue but is commanding a large share of industry attention and discussion. Traction for digital power solutions is evident based on a slew of product announcements from a multitude of suppliers, all playing to their strengths.
For years, system designers have been trying to find a way to improve the microcontroller—the heart of their system designs. Improvements can range from increasing performance, lowering power consumption, increasing clock speeds and much more.
In the United States alone, error in medical treatments causes 98,000 deaths a year. For this reason, the American Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI) founded the “100,000 Lives Campaign”, an initiative to improve patient care and prevent unnecessary deaths.
This month's question is "How will the jobless recovery impact the way semiconductors are designed, developed, and created?" The question is answered this month by Colin Baldwin of Open-Silicon.
The advantages of FPGAs include reduced time-to-market, field-reconfigurability, and lower up-front costs. These benefits, together with recent gains in size and performance, make FPGAs ideally suited for many commercial and government applications.
Video surveillance is everywhere today, and the rise in camera deployments is making a big financial impact on the public and private sector’s IT departments’ operating expenditures. Storage costs are the main culprit and can add up to 50 percent of the cost of a new surveillance installation.
Safety standards for AC line-powered medical electronic systems require galvanic isolation to protect patients and operators from electrically induced trauma. The direct connection between machine and patient together with the presence of conductive body fluids and gels...