In this episode we talk to Lawrence McGarry of Analog Devices at the APEC conference about their latest digital PFC chip with power metering capability.
This is a musical tribute to two great men of science. Carl Sagan and his cosmologist companion Stephen Hawking present: A Glorious Dawn - Cosmos remixed. Almost all samples and footage taken from Carl Sagan's Cosmos and Stephen Hawking's Universe series.
Fairchild Semiconductor's FSQ510 supports energy efficient power supplies. It is an integrated valley switching pulse width modulation (VS-PWM) controller and SenseFET specifically designed for offline switch-mode power supplies.
In this episode we talk to Robert Van Horn, Michael Schulte, and Jonathan Dokuchitz of Custom Electronics Inc. (CEI) about their launch of a new power division to address advanced power distribution applications.
Seen as a whole, SIMOTION in Version 4.2 is packed with many new features, which support the programmer so that he can create error-free, stable motion control applications in an even more user-friendly fashion, faster and more efficiently.
This is the Superbus; a very futuristic form of public transport (a bus). It has a topspeed of over 300 km/h! Via http://www.autojunk.nl/2011/04/presentatie-van-wubbos-superbus
When people communicate, the way they move has as much to do with what they're saying as the words that come out of their mouths. But what about when robots communicate with people? How can robots use non-verbal communication to interact more naturally with humans? Researchers at the...
Unlike many conventional chemical detectors that require an external power source, researchers have developed a nanosensor that relies on semiconductor nanowires, rather than traditional batteries. Source: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab Read More:...
On the 25th anniversary of the controller area network (CAN) interface standard, we talk to Jean Anne Booth and Scott Monroe of Texas Instruments about CAN and what it means to the industry today as well as into the future.
With the departure of director Julie Taymor and the seemingly endless stream of injuries and woes for the new "Spiderman" Broadway show, who better than George Takei to save the day?
Get your movement balanced by maxon motor control. Inverted pendulums are instable systems - maxon high dynamic and precise motion controller allow to stabilize them.
Our guest for this episode of the Tinker's Toolbox is Partha Ranganathan, a distinguished technologist at Hewlett Packard Labs. In the interview he discusses Memristor technology and how HP is using it to create new nanostore memory devices.
This is a funny short video that depicts that awkward moment when you learn that not everyone has seen Star Wars...
One of the more obscure controls on an oscilloscope is the Trigger Holdoff control. A dedicated control on most high end analog oscilloscopes, and a main menu option in modern digital scopes, yet often poorly understood.
In this episode of the Tinker's Toolbox we talk to Ashok Reddy, Director of IBM Rational about computers, engineers, and how IBM is helping bring the two together in new ways to solve problems.