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Apr 16, 2014

Traveling With Portable Secure Storage

Technology Editor Bill Wong trades in his FIPS 140-2 Level 2 validate secure USB drive for a smaller version....More
Apr 10, 2014

iBeacon Beckons

Apple's new Bluetooth-based wireless location service, iBeacon, uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) to implement beacons to send out a message that defines their location to nearby BLE smartphones....More
Feb 18, 2014

Five companies to look out for at Embedded World 2014

Are you planning on visiting the Embedded World show in Nuremberg, Germany next week? Here are my top five picks of companies to make a beeline for....More
Jul 11, 2013

Passive Components Still See Ink And Innovation

Electronic Design's editor-in-chief, Joe Desposito, notes that ten percent of the Top 101 Components of the past year are passives such as resistors, capacitors and inductors. Why? Because there's still innovation going on in the design of these basic electronic components....More
Mar 31, 2014

Could Cloudy Days And Flower Power Be The New Blue Sky Thinking On Solar Energy?

  Organic photovoltaics and power from plants are providing some bright alternatives to the traditional electronics technology used in solar panels. A team of British scientists has developed organically based solar panels that actually work more efficiently on a cloudy day and will better suit weather conditions typically....More
Apr 13, 2014

How the World's Smallest UPS Was Designed

"Well, for the first question, the fundamental aim of this product was to integrate all of the necessary components to build a capacitor-based short-term backup circuit. This sort of alternative to battery backup is pretty common in things like power meters and alarms, industrial alarms, and data-backup."....More

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