News http://electronicdesign.com/taxonomy/term/25777/more en Li-Fi Receiver Optimization Program Comes to Light http://electronicdesign.com/power/li-fi-receiver-optimization-program-comes-light <div class="node-body article-body">A new program hopes to further optimize Li-Fi receivers that use visible light communication (VLC) to charge devices without affecting their batteries.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/li-fi-receiver-optimization-program-comes-light" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/li-fi-receiver-optimization-program-comes-light#comments Communications News Power Wed, 11 Mar 2015 13:51:00 +0000 836101 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>This prototype Alacatel One Touch phone has been fitted with Wysips Connect, capable of recharging the battery and receiving Li-Fi data. (Image courtesy of Sunpartner Technologies)</p> Electronic Design’s Products of the Week (3/9-3/13) http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/electronic-design-s-products-week-39-313 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Here we've rounded up some of the latest products to optimize your applications, devices, and systems.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/electronic-design-s-products-week-39-313" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/electronic-design-s-products-week-39-313#comments ADC Defense Products Energy Boards Mobile Communications Components DACs Digital ICs Embedded FPGAs Memory modules Power Systems Wed, 11 Mar 2015 12:52:00 +0000 836091 at http://electronicdesign.com Controller Platform Mitigates Wasted Kilowatt-Hours http://electronicdesign.com/power/controller-platform-mitigates-wasted-kilowatt-hours <div class="node-body article-body">A controller platform aims for zero no-load power consumption and dynamic load regulation to decrease the wasted kilowatt-hours during device charging.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/controller-platform-mitigates-wasted-kilowatt-hours" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/controller-platform-mitigates-wasted-kilowatt-hours#comments Trends & Analysis Mobile Components Embedded Power ST Microelectronics Tue, 10 Mar 2015 13:19:00 +0000 836051 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>Image courtesy of Thinkstock.</p> 4 Things You Missed from Today’s Apple Conference (The Apple Watch! A Fanless MacBook with USB-C!) http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/4-things-you-missed-today-s-apple-conference-apple-watch-fanless-macbook-usb-c <div class="node-body article-body">Everything you need to know from Apple's conference today, including the Apple Watch, a fanless MacBook, and a partnership with HBO.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/4-things-you-missed-today-s-apple-conference-apple-watch-fanless-macbook-usb-c" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/4-things-you-missed-today-s-apple-conference-apple-watch-fanless-macbook-usb-c#comments Trends & Analysis Embedded iOS Wireless Mon, 09 Mar 2015 18:44:00 +0000 836021 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>The Apple Watch has arrived! (All images courtesy of Apple.)</p> Silicon Nanofibers Boost Electric-Vehicle Battery Performance http://electronicdesign.com/power/silicon-nanofibers-boost-electric-vehicle-battery-performance <div class="node-body article-body">A research team discovered that sponge-like silicon nanofibers can be used to enhance the performance of batteries in electronic vehicles and portable electronics.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/silicon-nanofibers-boost-electric-vehicle-battery-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/silicon-nanofibers-boost-electric-vehicle-battery-performance#comments Trends & Analysis Power Mon, 09 Mar 2015 15:46:00 +0000 836011 at http://electronicdesign.com MEMS Mirrors Show Promise in Perceptual Computing http://electronicdesign.com/digital-ics/mems-mirrors-show-promise-perceptual-computing <div class="node-body article-body">MEMS mirrors are being used to advance perceptual computing technology, which promotes human-computer interaction through the use of electrostatic principles. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/digital-ics/mems-mirrors-show-promise-perceptual-computing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/digital-ics/mems-mirrors-show-promise-perceptual-computing#comments Trends & Analysis Digital ICs ST Microelectronics Intel Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:23:00 +0000 835791 at http://electronicdesign.com Autonomous Firefighting Robot Finds Its Balance http://electronicdesign.com/systems/autonomous-firefighting-robot-finds-its-balance <div class="node-body article-body">SAFFiR is a bipedal humanoid robot being developed to assist U.S. Navy sailors with damage control and inspection operations aboard naval vessels. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/systems/autonomous-firefighting-robot-finds-its-balance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/systems/autonomous-firefighting-robot-finds-its-balance#comments Defense Trends & Analysis Systems Thu, 12 Feb 2015 16:08:00 +0000 835151 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>SAFFiR is a bipedal humanoid robot being developed to assist U.S. Navy sailors with damage control and inspection operations aboard naval vessels. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Navy/John F. Williams.)</p> Glass-Welded Hermetic Seals Secure CMOS Sensors from Thermal Shifts http://electronicdesign.com/digital-ics/glass-welded-hermetic-seals-secure-cmos-sensors-thermal-shifts <div class="node-body article-body">Primoceler and ON Semiconductor combined efforts to manufacture CMOS sensor packages that use glass welding to enhance durability.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/digital-ics/glass-welded-hermetic-seals-secure-cmos-sensors-thermal-shifts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/digital-ics/glass-welded-hermetic-seals-secure-cmos-sensors-thermal-shifts#comments Trends & Analysis Digital ICs Thu, 12 Feb 2015 15:24:00 +0000 835141 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>Optical sensors are used in a variety of applications, ranging from military to consumer. (Image courtesy of Primoceler)</p> From Complicated to a Cakewalk: Partnership Focuses on 3D-ICs http://electronicdesign.com/digital-ics/complicated-cakewalk-partnership-focuses-3d-ics <div class="node-body article-body">Fujitsu will leverage ANSYS’ RedHawk and Sentinel power noise and reliability solutions to help simplify the design of three-dimensional integrated circuits (3D-ICs).</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/digital-ics/complicated-cakewalk-partnership-focuses-3d-ics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/digital-ics/complicated-cakewalk-partnership-focuses-3d-ics#comments Trends & Analysis Digital ICs Embedded Thu, 12 Feb 2015 15:12:00 +0000 835131 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>A graphical representation of a stack of individual chips connected by through-silicon vias (TSVs). (Image courtesy of IBM)</p> Project Paves a Path Toward Optical-System Miniaturization http://electronicdesign.com/electromechanical/project-paves-path-toward-optical-system-miniaturization <div class="node-body article-body">The Lab4MEMS II project will focus on developing micro-opto-electromechanical systems (MOEMS) for use in miniaturized optical devices.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/electromechanical/project-paves-path-toward-optical-system-miniaturization" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/electromechanical/project-paves-path-toward-optical-system-miniaturization#comments Trends & Analysis Electromechanical Fri, 06 Feb 2015 16:01:00 +0000 834501 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>ST Microelectronics currently offers a variety of MEMS products spanning different applications. (Image courtesy of ST Microelectronics)</p>