In this issue of ECN, Associate Editor Kasey Panetta writes about the steady proliferation of electric vehicle charging stations, Jon Titus discusses brushless DC motors, and Executive Editor Chris Warner sounds the alarm about the encroaching reality of sci-fi dystopias.
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Preeminent Japanese firms INCJ & Nihon Inter Electronics lead investment to establish Gallium Nitride (GaN) as industry standard in electric power conversion. Transphorm Inc., a company redefining energy efficiency
This paper examines the technology, product features, performance specifications and several example applications of the Symmetricom CSAC SA.45s — the world’s first Chip Scale Atomic Clock.
The August 2012 issue of ECN discusses industrial electronics. Executive Editor Chris Warner writes about CNC systems, while Technical Contributor Jon Titus delves into near-field communications. Chris also pens a prescient editorial about a potential threat to the fourth amendment from our nation’s telecoms and law enforcement.
The design, development and delivery of affordable magnetic components is a complex process. The design development process begins once performance requirements are specified. Upon design approval, the procurement of materials for a prototype build is initiated. During this stage, specifications are not final and options remain open for cost-effective production. Specifications must be reviewed and design trade-offs evaluated to ensure that the technical requirements are economically attainable with consideration given to performance and tolerance in relation to affordable cost.
If contemporary technology has a grand theme, it is that eventually digital will replace analog, and solid state will replace mechanical. Whether it be music or video, publishing or photography, telecommunications or engine control, the story is similar. Mechanical, analog machines have been around for decades, sometimes centuries. They are mature technologies—the kinks have been worked out, the costs have been squeezed as much as possible, the strengths and weaknesses are well understood. The newer solid state, digital challengers at first offer more promise than performance, but with continued innovation and development they come to dominate the market. So it will be with linear barcode readers. The market is currently dominated by mature, opto-mechanical laser scanners. The weaknesses of laser scanners, however, as also well known. When a new image analysis system is combined with advances in image formation including high-intensity LEDs, liquid lenses and megapixel sensors, the result is a mature barcode reader that delivers the promise of solid-state, digital technology while not yielding performance to opto-mechanical laser scanners.
Check out the June 2012 Enclosures Packaging, & Interconnects supplement.
The June 2012 issue of ECN deals with Packages & Interconnects. Technical Contributor, Jon Titus, continues his “Tips Help Engineers Write Well” series, while Executive Editor Chris Warner reviews “The Idea Factory.” The Brainstorm Q&A section asks “How will software play a role in the development of advanced technology vehicles and/or next-gen aircraft systems?”
This edition of ECN discusses test & measurement, including PC-based analysis software, real-time scopes, and SMUs. Design Talk goes into smart grid & alternative energy, while the Brainstorm Q&A asks “What technologies will make medical devices cheaper and more reliable?” Meanwhile, Technical Editor Jason Lomberg editorializes about our declining space program...
We are a country with multiple global security interests, largely through our engagement in multiple conflicts in this evolving and increasingly complex economic and political environment. The Department of Defense faces numerous issues related to these factors...
This issue discusses military electronics, including how OEMs are adapting to DoD budget cuts. Senior Technical Editor Jon Titus summarizes his experience at Design West, while Executive Editor Chris Warner editorializes about Apple in “The human price point for electronics.”
This Digital Supplement deals with the Power vertical application area. It focuses on DC/DC converters, while the Brainstorm Q&A section asks "In the future, how will battery technology need to respond to the increased power demands of today's advanced sensors?"
The April 2012 issue goes into the power application area. Highlights include: “Battery fuel gauge: Factual or Fallacy,” “Are we there yet?”, and “Designing CO2 and alcohol-sensing applications.” Senior Technical Editor Jon Titus shares tips for helping engineers write well, while Executive Editor Chris Warner discusses design considerations for automotive applications.
Image-based ID readers stand poised to replace laser scanners in several industries. Thanks to advances in microprocessors, imaging sensors and decoding algorithms, ID readers have become not only more affordable, but also more powerful. Download this white paper to learn how today’s most advanced ID readers have overcome the technical and economic hurdles to offer a more attractive alternative to laser scanners as well as how to choose the right image-based ID reader for your application.
Check out the March 2012 Distribution & Design Services supplement.