The ZigBee Alliance and a group of leading smart-metering and Smart Grid member companies are developing a communication profile aimed at achieving true plug-and-play interoperability between the members’ wireless Smart Grid neighborhood-area network (NAN) products and solutions.
Engineers have a wide range of opinions about the status of their profession, so here are a few written responses that did not appear in the final draft of Electronic Design's 2015 Engineering Compensation Survey....More
Modular test, using the likes of PXI and AXI systems from Keysight, will sit astride benchtop test systems, freeing up space, enabling more accurate and reliable test, while assuring engineers get home to their families—and stay there....More
Self-driving or autonomous vehicles will soon be providing independent transportation, minus the road rage. From China to Virginia to Berlin, from Baidu and Google to Apple and Ford, the race is on to realize a viable driverless car.
A new power-management chipset from Texas Instruments exploits intelligent digital control and a body-diode sensing feature that optimizes secondary-side synchronous rectification in ac-dc and isolated dc-dc power supplies....More