News http://electronicdesign.com/taxonomy/term/25777/more en Electronic Design’s Products of the Week (6/26-7/2) http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/electronic-design-s-products-week-626-72 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Whether you're looking for development boards or IoT gateways, Electronic Design has you covered. We've rounded up some of the latest products to help optimize your applications, devices, and systems.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/electronic-design-s-products-week-626-72" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/electronic-design-s-products-week-626-72#comments Defense IoT Products ADC Boards Mobile Communications Components DACs Dev Tools Digital ICs Gallery Embedded Ethernet Memory Power Systems Test & Measurement Wed, 29 Jun 2016 19:00:00 +0000 877601 at http://electronicdesign.com SunPower Makes Quick Work of Efficiency Record http://electronicdesign.com/power/sunpower-makes-quick-work-efficiency-record <div class="node-body article-body">SunPower, the second largest solar company in the U.S., said that it has struck a new benchmark for solar panel efficiency, beating its own previous record.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/sunpower-makes-quick-work-efficiency-record" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/sunpower-makes-quick-work-efficiency-record#comments Hot Topics Energy Power Power Sources Tue, 28 Jun 2016 17:05:00 +0000 877501 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>The prototype solar panel converts 24.1% of the sunlight that hits it into electricity, making it vastly more efficient than conventional solar cells, which are usually between 15% and 18% efficient. (Image courtesy of&nbsp;<a data-rapid_p="30" data-track="attributionNameClick" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/conifer/" title="Go to coniferconifer's photostream">coniferconifer</a>, Flickr).</p> Flexible Solar Cells That Can Wrap Around a Pencil http://electronicdesign.com/power/flexible-solar-cells-can-wrap-around-pencil <div class="node-body article-body">In the latest probe into the physical limits of the technology, South Korean scientists have made solar cells thin and flexible enough to be wrapped around small objects.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/flexible-solar-cells-can-wrap-around-pencil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/flexible-solar-cells-can-wrap-around-pencil#comments Hot Topics Mobile Power Thu, 23 Jun 2016 20:10:00 +0000 877421 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>The prototype solar cell can be wrapped around small objects like the&nbsp;edge of this glass laboratory&nbsp;slide.&nbsp;(Image courtesy of Juho Kim, Applied Physics Letters).</p> Electronic Design’s Products of the Week (6/19-6/25) http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/electronic-design-s-products-week-619-625 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Whether you're looking for rotary switches or dc converters, Electronic Design has you covered. We've rounded up some of the latest products to help optimize your applications, devices, and systems.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/electronic-design-s-products-week-619-625" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/electronic-design-s-products-week-619-625#comments Defense IoT Products ADC Boards Mobile Communications Components DACs Dev Tools Digital ICs Gallery Embedded Ethernet Memory Power Systems Test & Measurement Wed, 22 Jun 2016 17:50:00 +0000 877371 at http://electronicdesign.com Tesla Makes Offer to Buy SolarCity http://electronicdesign.com/power/tesla-makes-offer-buy-solarcity <div class="node-body article-body">In a bid to establish itself as a clean energy giant, Tesla has placed an offer for SolarCity, the largest maker of solar panels for homes and businesses in the United States. </div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/tesla-makes-offer-buy-solarcity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/tesla-makes-offer-buy-solarcity#comments Automotive Hot Topics Energy Power Wed, 22 Jun 2016 14:15:00 +0000 877341 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>Tesla factory in Fremont, California. (Image courtesy of Tesla Motors).</p> Self-Driving Bus Arrives in Maryland, with IBM Watson as Concierge http://electronicdesign.com/iot/self-driving-bus-arrives-maryland-ibm-watson-concierge <div class="node-body article-body">Local Motors, best known for its 3-D printed cars, is planning to give free public rides in its autonomous bus, Olli, toward the end of the summer. </div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/iot/self-driving-bus-arrives-maryland-ibm-watson-concierge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/iot/self-driving-bus-arrives-maryland-ibm-watson-concierge#comments Automotive Hot Topics IoT Dev Tools Electromechanical Power Tue, 21 Jun 2016 14:05:00 +0000 877211 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>Olli and Local Motors chief executive&nbsp;John B. Rogers. (Image courtesy of IBM).</p> NXP Trims Workforce to Focus on Mixed-Signal Business http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/nxp-trims-workforce-focus-mixed-signal-business <div class="node-body article-body">The Dutch chipmaker, which supplies parts to automakers and device makers like Apple, said that it was selling its standard product business for $2.75 billion.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/nxp-trims-workforce-focus-mixed-signal-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/nxp-trims-workforce-focus-mixed-signal-business#comments Automotive Hot Topics IoT Mobile Microprocessors Power Mon, 20 Jun 2016 16:50:00 +0000 877201 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>Silicon wafer made by NXP Semiconductors.&nbsp;The Dutch&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="chipmaker">chipmaker</span>, which supplies parts to automakers and device makers like Apple, recently said that it was selling its standard product business for $2.75 billion. (Image courtesy of NXP).</p> Electronic Design’s Products of the Week (6/12-6/18) http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/electronic-design-s-products-week-612-618-3 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Whether you're looking for regulators or sensor interfaces, Electronic Design has you covered. We've rounded up some of the latest products to help optimize your applications, devices, and systems.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/electronic-design-s-products-week-612-618-3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/electronic-design-s-products-week-612-618-3#comments Defense IoT Products ADC Boards Mobile Communications Components DACs Dev Tools Digital ICs Gallery Embedded Ethernet Memory Power Systems Test & Measurement Fri, 17 Jun 2016 18:30:00 +0000 877091 at http://electronicdesign.com Weightless Moves Toward Single Low-Power Wireless Standard http://electronicdesign.com/iot/weightless-moves-toward-single-low-power-wireless-standard-0 <div class="node-body article-body">Weightless recently announced that it would join Europe’s standards body to develop a new low-power wireless standard using ultra-narrowband airwaves.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/iot/weightless-moves-toward-single-low-power-wireless-standard-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/iot/weightless-moves-toward-single-low-power-wireless-standard-0#comments Hot Topics IoT Lighting Mobile Wireless Fri, 17 Jun 2016 15:55:00 +0000 877061 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>Sensors that wirelessly&nbsp;monitor how many cars are using a parking garage. (Image courtesy of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/sk8geek/" target="_blank">Steven Lilley</a>/Flickr).</p> Google Pioneers Hybrid Approach to Quantum Computing http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/google-pioneers-hybrid-approach-quantum-computing <div class="node-body article-body">Scientists from Google and the University of Basque Country in Spain believe they have cleared some of the barriers to more complex and useful quantum computers.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/google-pioneers-hybrid-approach-quantum-computing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/google-pioneers-hybrid-approach-quantum-computing#comments Hot Topics Microprocessors Fri, 17 Jun 2016 14:05:00 +0000 877041 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>Google quantum computer prototype with nine superconducting qubits. (Image courtesy of Google Research).</p>