Trends & Analysis http://electronicdesign.com/taxonomy/term/25780/more en Autonomous Cars: 9 Test Centers, Many Jobs http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/autonomous-cars-9-test-centers-many-jobs <div class="node-body gallery-body">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.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/autonomous-cars-9-test-centers-many-jobs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/autonomous-cars-9-test-centers-many-jobs#comments Automotive IoT Trends & Analysis Embedded Test & Measurement Thu, 20 Aug 2015 07:30:00 +0000 852851 at http://electronicdesign.com Power Amps Perk Up Sensing Proficiency http://electronicdesign.com/power/power-amps-perk-sensing-proficiency <div class="node-body article-body">Two new power amplifiers from Maxim Integrated operate over a wide voltage range to boost sensing accuracy. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/power-amps-perk-sensing-proficiency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/power-amps-perk-sensing-proficiency#comments Products Trends & Analysis Analog Power Wed, 27 May 2015 19:12:00 +0000 839661 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>The low-power MAX44267 operates from a single&nbsp;4.5- to 15-V power supply. (Images courtesy of Maxim Integrated)</p> Chipset Controls Dead Time to Reduce MOSFET Failure Risk http://electronicdesign.com/power/chipset-controls-dead-time-reduce-mosfet-failure-risk <div class="node-body article-body">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.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/chipset-controls-dead-time-reduce-mosfet-failure-risk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/chipset-controls-dead-time-reduce-mosfet-failure-risk#comments Trends & Analysis MOSFETs Power Texas Instruments Thu, 21 May 2015 13:58:00 +0000 839311 at http://electronicdesign.com Prize-Winning Fiber-Optic Chip Solution Knocks Out Copper Wires http://electronicdesign.com/power/prize-winning-fiber-optic-chip-solution-knocks-out-copper-wires <div class="node-body article-body">Replacing copper wires in computer chip designs with fiber optics helps decrease waste heat while increasing the data-transfer load.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/prize-winning-fiber-optic-chip-solution-knocks-out-copper-wires" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/prize-winning-fiber-optic-chip-solution-knocks-out-copper-wires#comments Trends & Analysis Communications Optical Power Wed, 13 May 2015 18:37:00 +0000 839071 at http://electronicdesign.com Battery-Charging Advance Extends Lifetimes, Lowers Losses http://electronicdesign.com/power/battery-charging-advance-extends-lifetimes-lowers-losses <div class="node-body article-body">Texas Instruments’ MaxCharge technology upgrades smartphones and tablets with input-voltage-driven, higher-efficiency batteries for quicker charging.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/battery-charging-advance-extends-lifetimes-lowers-losses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/battery-charging-advance-extends-lifetimes-lowers-losses#comments Trends & Analysis Power Texas Instruments Thu, 07 May 2015 13:55:00 +0000 838801 at http://electronicdesign.com With Freescale SDN, the Future Is Now http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/freescale-sdn-future-now <div class="node-body article-body">Freescale’s VortiQa SDN software delivers SDN technology using the current crop of switch chips.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/freescale-sdn-future-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/freescale-sdn-future-now#comments Trends & Analysis Embedded Wed, 06 May 2015 15:18:00 +0000 838741 at http://electronicdesign.com Quality PV Production Focus of Standards Effort http://electronicdesign.com/power/quality-pv-production-focus-standards-effort <div class="node-body article-body">Various energy organizations are coming together with a set of standards and ratings to further production of quality photovoltaic products.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/quality-pv-production-focus-standards-effort" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/quality-pv-production-focus-standards-effort#comments Energy Trends & Analysis Power Wed, 06 May 2015 14:31:00 +0000 838721 at http://electronicdesign.com DSP Targets IoT Apps with Low-Power Operation http://electronicdesign.com/communications/dsp-targets-iot-apps-low-power-operation <div class="node-body article-body">Cadence’s Tensilica Fusion DSP architecture targets IoT, wearables, and communication applications.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/communications/dsp-targets-iot-apps-low-power-operation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/communications/dsp-targets-iot-apps-low-power-operation#comments Trends & Analysis Mobile Communications Embedded Wed, 06 May 2015 14:17:00 +0000 838711 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>1. The&nbsp;Tensilica&nbsp;Fusion DSP core is a configurable, dual-issue,&nbsp;VLIW&nbsp;DSP. Optional features include single-precision floating point, AES encryption, and baseband bit operations.</p> NASA Selects Proposals for Next-Gen Space Technology http://electronicdesign.com/power/nasa-selects-proposals-next-gen-space-technology <div class="node-body article-body">NASA selected 149 research and technology proposals for the development of space-based technologies, including ultra-high-energy solid-state batteries and advanced telescopes.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/nasa-selects-proposals-next-gen-space-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/nasa-selects-proposals-next-gen-space-technology#comments Trends & Analysis Power Systems Wed, 29 Apr 2015 21:02:00 +0000 838521 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>This composite image of NGC 2207 and IC 2163 contains data from Chandra, NASA&#39;s Hubble Space Telescope and the Spitzer Space Telescope. (Image courtesy of NASA)</p> DSPs Leverage FreeRTOS Kernel http://electronicdesign.com/dev-tools/dsps-leverage-freertos-kernel <div class="node-body article-body">FreeRTOS will now be available for Cadence Design Systems’ Tensilica processors.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/dev-tools/dsps-leverage-freertos-kernel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/dev-tools/dsps-leverage-freertos-kernel#comments Trends & Analysis Mobile Dev Tools Embedded Wed, 29 Apr 2015 20:41:00 +0000 838511 at http://electronicdesign.com