Lighting en Hardware Design Guide to Smartphone Ambient-Light Sensing <div class="node-body article-body">The backlight of the LCD panel in a smartphone accounts for about 40% of the device’s total power consumption, so the ability to adjust its brightness in response to ambient-light levels becomes a key design challenge. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> IoT Android Lighting Mobile Engineering Essentials Tue, 03 May 2016 19:13:00 +0000 875031 at Gallery: NXP Smarter World Tour Bus <div class="node-body gallery-body">The NXP tour bus lumbered into the third annual Brooklyn 5G Summit last week, and one of our editors toured what was inside.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> IoT Products Energy Lighting Boards Mobile Electromechanical Embedded Microprocessors Wed, 27 Apr 2016 14:55:00 +0000 874801 at 11 Myths about Data Analytics for IoT Device Fleets <div class="node-body article-body">For IoT device fleets, misconceptions abound about the meaning of data analytics and how it’s related to business results.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 11 Myths About... Defense IoT Energy Lighting Medical Mobile Robotics Wed, 06 Apr 2016 16:07:00 +0000 873541 at OLED Lighting Flickers Through Growing Pains <div class="node-body article-body">Organic LEDs are struggling against high manufacturing costs and competition from conventional LEDs. But recent research points to a bright future for the unique and mesmerizing technology.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Automotive Hot Topics Lighting Displays LEDs Thu, 24 Mar 2016 21:45:00 +0000 872391 at <p>Flexible OLED&nbsp;strips developed by LG Display.&nbsp;(Image courtesy of LG Display).</p> Software Breaks Down IoT Barriers <div class="node-body article-body">AllJoyn is one of several major frameworks vying to become the de facto standard for everything from smart homes to city infrastructure. It is designed to get connected devices talking with each other regardless of platform or brand.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hot Topics IoT Lighting Mobile Communications Dev Tools Thu, 24 Mar 2016 14:00:00 +0000 872281 at <p>Frans van Houten, chief executive of Philips, explains that his company&#39;s LED light bulbs can be controlled via smartphone apps. Philips is a member of the Allseen Alliance, an industry organization that promotes a common framework for the Internet of Things. (Image courtesy of Philips).</p> Q&A: James R. Biard, GaAs Infrared LED Inventor <div class="field-byline"> Maria Guerra </div> <div class="node-body article-body">James “Bob” Biard, born 1931, is an American electrical engineer who holds 72 U.S. patents, including the GaAs infrared LEDs, the optical isolator, the Schottky transistor, and MOS Read Only Memory.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Automotive Lighting Analog LEDs Power Thu, 17 Mar 2016 16:15:00 +0000 871611 at Q&A: Going Beyond Point-to-Point Wireless with Bluetooth Smart Mesh <div class="node-body article-body">Multiple Bluetooth Smart devices now can communicate within a mesh network thanks to Smart Mesh. I spoke with Cypress’s Senior Product Marketing Engineer, Utsav Ghosh, about Smart Mesh and Cypress's offerings in this area. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> IoT Lighting Interviews Mobile Communications Wireless Thu, 10 Mar 2016 17:09:00 +0000 871341 at Li-Fi Leaves the Laboratory <div class="node-body article-body">With the visible spectrum largely untapped, a few startup companies are taking new Li-Fi products out of laboratories and putting them into computers, smartphones, and even IoT devices.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> IoT Lighting Mobile Embedded LEDs Wireless Wed, 09 Mar 2016 19:00:00 +0000 871211 at <p>Tiny&nbsp;LED lamp.&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="Li-Fi">Using Li-Fi</span>&nbsp;technology, LED bulbs send data into visible light instead of the radio waves used by traditional wireless technology like&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="Wi-Fi">Wi-Fi</span>. (Image courtesy of <a href="" target="_blank">Gina Haubge</a>, Flickr).</p> Low-Power Wide-Area Networks Gain IoT Footholds <div class="node-body article-body">Low-power, wide-area networks are expected to replace satellite and cellular networks in future industrial and commercial systems. A recent report estimates that they will generate service revenues of $27 billion by 2020.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Automotive Hot Topics Energy Lighting Communications Power Systems Wireless Thu, 10 Dec 2015 21:55:00 +0000 862761 at <p>A technician installing a smart meter, one of the earliest applications for low-power wide area networks. (Image courtesy of&nbsp;EPB Electric Power).</p> Call for Projects Focused on Advancing WBG Semiconductors <div class="node-body article-body">The PowerAmerica Institute recently issued a call for projects to help reduce manufacturing costs and increase the availability of WBG semiconductors in power electronics.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Automotive Hot Topics Energy Trends & Analysis Lighting Mobile Components Power Wed, 04 Nov 2015 17:55:00 +0000 861281 at <p>The Energy Department foresees the rapid uptake of WBG semiconductors in industrial motor systems, which today consume about 70% of the electricity consumed in U.S. manufacturing. (Image courtesy of Parys via Thinkstock)</p>