Electromechanical http://electronicdesign.com/taxonomy/term/25793/more en Custom Sensors Fuse Wearables with the Human Body http://electronicdesign.com/electromechanical/custom-sensors-fuse-wearables-human-body <div class="node-body article-body">While early wearable devices have been designed as miniaturized versions of existing technology, the next generation will incorporate sensors and components designed specifically to be worn.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/electromechanical/custom-sensors-fuse-wearables-human-body" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/electromechanical/custom-sensors-fuse-wearables-human-body#comments Hot Topics IoT Medical Electromechanical Wed, 03 Feb 2016 17:15:00 +0000 867921 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>(Image courtesy of&nbsp;<a data-rapid_p="38" data-track="attributionNameClick" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/s2iri/" title="Go to Sungsil Hwang's photostream">Sungsil Hwang</a>, Flickr).</p> Only Sensors Can Prevent Lithium-Ion Battery Fires http://electronicdesign.com/power/only-sensors-can-prevent-lithium-ion-battery-fires <div class="node-body article-body">With growing concerns over their overall safety, two research projects have developed Li-ion batteries with internal fail-safes to prevent them from catching fire.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/only-sensors-can-prevent-lithium-ion-battery-fires" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/only-sensors-can-prevent-lithium-ion-battery-fires#comments Automotive Mobile Robotics Electromechanical Power Thu, 21 Jan 2016 17:50:00 +0000 866101 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>Guangsheng Zhang, a research associate of mechanical engineering at Penn State, holds a punctured lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery. With&nbsp;growing concerns in the mainstream media&nbsp;over their overall&nbsp;safety, researchers are developing Li-ion batteries with&nbsp;thermal sensors that act like&nbsp;fail-safes. (Image courtesy of Penn State).</p> Power Unit Turns People into Generators http://electronicdesign.com/power/power-unit-turns-people-generators <div class="node-body article-body">A research team from Georgia Tech has developed a power management system that could allow wearable devices to harvest energy from running, walking, or tapping your fingers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/power-unit-turns-people-generators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/power-unit-turns-people-generators#comments Hot Topics Energy Mobile Electromechanical Power Systems Thu, 21 Jan 2016 15:50:00 +0000 866201 at http://electronicdesign.com <div>With the triboelectric nanogenerator and two-stage power management system developed by the Georgia Institute of Technology, tapping your finger can generate enough power to operate a scientific calculator. (Image courtesy of Zhong Lin Wang, Georgia Tech).</div> Wireless Sensor Networks Monitor Active Volcanoes in Japan http://electronicdesign.com/iot/wireless-sensor-networks-monitor-active-volcanoes-japan <div class="node-body article-body">A wireless sensor network being installed in Japan could help scientists more accurately predict the behavior of the country’s most active volcanoes.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/iot/wireless-sensor-networks-monitor-active-volcanoes-japan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/iot/wireless-sensor-networks-monitor-active-volcanoes-japan#comments Hot Topics IoT Communications Electromechanical Wireless Fri, 15 Jan 2016 15:15:00 +0000 865331 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>The Sakurajima volcano, one of the most active in the world, has has been erupting almost continuously for more than 50 years. Located in southern Japan, it sits only miles from the city of Kagoshima, home to an estimated 600,000 people.&nbsp;(Image courtesy of <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/kimon/" target="_blank">Kimon Berlin</a> via&nbsp;Flickr).</p> Standard Manufacturing Process Mints Nanoporous Chip Materials http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/standard-manufacturing-process-mints-nanoporous-chip-materials <div class="node-body article-body">A research team has discovered that a common production process can be used to create metal-organic frameworks, a kind of material that could lay the foundation for advanced microelectronics.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/standard-manufacturing-process-mints-nanoporous-chip-materials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/standard-manufacturing-process-mints-nanoporous-chip-materials#comments Hot Topics Defense Analog Mobile Electromechanical Embedded Power Tue, 05 Jan 2016 17:20:00 +0000 864531 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>Scanning electron microscope image of MOF crystals, whose enormous surface areas&nbsp;can help squeeze more transistors&nbsp;onto&nbsp;microchips, making them faster and more powerful. (Image courtesy of CSIRO).</p> NASA Loans Humanoid Robot Prototypes to Universities http://electronicdesign.com/electromechanical/nasa-loans-humanoid-robot-prototypes-universities <div class="node-body article-body">NASA is sending two prototypes of its humanoid Valkyrie robot to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Northeastern University “for active research of high-level humanoid behaviors.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/electromechanical/nasa-loans-humanoid-robot-prototypes-universities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/electromechanical/nasa-loans-humanoid-robot-prototypes-universities#comments Boards Robotics Electromechanical Embedded Microprocessors Systems Thu, 10 Dec 2015 16:47:00 +0000 862711 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>Both universities will focus on developing new software programs for the Valkyrie robots, with an eye on making them more autonomous and resilient when carrying out tasks during space missions. (Image courtesy of NASA).</p> Guide For Selecting Encoders and Other Feedback Devices http://electronicdesign.com/electromechanical/guide-selecting-encoders-and-other-feedback-devices <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by MICROMO Electronics </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Diverse worldwide applications use feedback sensors for speed and/or position control. Feedback’s important role in the machine is to make sure that the machine delivers performance, precision, and accuracy as expected. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/electromechanical/guide-selecting-encoders-and-other-feedback-devices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/electromechanical/guide-selecting-encoders-and-other-feedback-devices#comments Components White Paper Electromechanical Wed, 25 Nov 2015 16:50:00 +0000 862261 at http://electronicdesign.com Understanding How Feedback Encoder Devices Operate http://electronicdesign.com/electromechanical/understanding-how-feedback-encoder-devices-operate <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by MICROMO Electronics </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Feedback is used in closed loop systems in applications across all markets to control speed and/or position, and it has an important role in keeping equipment operating smoothly and accurately. Feedback is available in a variety of devices, as well as models. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/electromechanical/understanding-how-feedback-encoder-devices-operate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/electromechanical/understanding-how-feedback-encoder-devices-operate#comments Components White Paper Electromechanical Wed, 25 Nov 2015 16:50:00 +0000 862271 at http://electronicdesign.com Gallery: 9 Solar-Powered Vehicles from the 2015 World Solar Challenge http://electronicdesign.com/power/gallery-9-solar-powered-vehicles-2015-world-solar-challenge <div class="node-body gallery-body">The 2015 World Solar Challenge, a race for solar-powered vehicles across the Australian Outback, concluded last week. Here are some of the fastest, most efficient, and visually striking vehicles to compete in the event.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/gallery-9-solar-powered-vehicles-2015-world-solar-challenge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/gallery-9-solar-powered-vehicles-2015-world-solar-challenge#comments Automotive Hot Topics Energy Electromechanical Microcontrollers Power Tue, 03 Nov 2015 14:45:00 +0000 861141 at http://electronicdesign.com 25 Quotes from the 2015 Engineering Salary Survey http://electronicdesign.com/trends-analysis/25-quotes-2015-engineering-salary-survey <div class="node-body article-body">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.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/trends-analysis/25-quotes-2015-engineering-salary-survey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/trends-analysis/25-quotes-2015-engineering-salary-survey#comments 4G Automotive Hot Topics Defense IoT Energy Trends & Analysis Lighting Analog Medical Boards Mobile Robotics Communications Components Dev Tools Digital ICs Displays Electromechanical Embedded FPGAs Interconnects iOS Memory Microcontrollers Microprocessors Passives Power Power Sources Systems Test & Measurement WiFi Windows Wireless Wed, 28 Oct 2015 21:00:00 +0000 861021 at http://electronicdesign.com