This Week in Engineering - Paint absorbs weaponized chemicals; Pioneer anomaly solved; tires from dandelions; nanobots target Hepatitis-C; Japanese trashcan bot; and inflatable heat shield.
More performance, less power! Freescale technical experts Cody Croxton and Ben Eckermann discuss how Freescale is innovating to provide more power-efficient multicore processors, including new implementations of advanced power management techniques with the e6500 Power Architecture core.
Freescale's Jim Holt reviews the different market approaches to multicore SoC threading, and discusses Freescale's multithreading implementation as it relates to the new QorIQ Advanced Multiprocessing (AMP) series.
Stantum demonstrates their Fine Touch Z Technology, which allows you to touch and write on a single sensor.
Here’s an example of how thin, printed flexible batteries are used to bring life to novelty items. Here, you can see the batteries mounted into this interactive toy fire tuck from Novalia Ltd. Conductive ink sensitive touch points enable the sounds. These batteries are suitable for
From the show floor of SID 2012 in Boston: David Nolte, Senior Vice President of Engineering at Ocular, discusses the company's Truetouch Panel, which can support up to 16 simultaneous touches.
SAFER - an emergency jet pack for NASA astronauts - is designed to propel a spacewalker to safety if he becomes un-tethered and can't get back to the airlock.
Dean Kamen, inventor and founder of FIRST Robotics, discusses the next big global challenges and why we need to invest in the next generation of engineers right now.
In this Tinkers Toolbox we head to campus with Clint Cole, president and founder of Digilent, as well as instructor at Washington State University’s computer engineering department; and Ken Connor, professor of electrical, computer and systems engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI).
Former ECN Editor-in-Chief and current GlobTek Marketing Communications Director Alix Paultre gives an overview of power supplies for laymen, business professionals, and those with a non-technical background. This is the first in a series.
Remember that old saying, 'A watched pot never boils'? Well, this week's episode of element14's "The Ben Heck Show" is boiling hot as Ben utilizes an Android app to build a remote pot-stirring device enabling users to heat meals to the perfect temperature in a pot from any location in the house...
In the latest product video from TTI, the Specialist introduces the CXP Pluggable I/O connector from TE Connectivity. Take it from The Specialist, he knows the only way to stay plugged in is with the CXP Pluggable.
Here’s another video of Enprion’s Power SoC technology. Here, Mark Cieri, Director of Marketing and Business Development, and Ahmed Abou-Alfotouh, Ph.D., manager Systems Architect Group demonstrate
The Tinker’s Toolbox is the Advantage Design Group’s web-based interview show where we talk about the latest technology, components, design, and systems integration issues for the electronic design engineering community. In this edition, Alix Paultre, formerly of ECN, chats with Chad Hall of Ioxus about power quality issues.
Here's a video showing how to perform a simple breakdown test on a high-power, high voltage IGBT device using Keithley's recently introduced Model 2657A SourceMeter instrument. The unit features a