Power http://electronicdesign.com/taxonomy/term/25802/more en Is a 40-year Battery Life a Reality? http://electronicdesign.com/sponsored/40-year-battery-life-reality <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Tadiran </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This white paper explores the use of bobbin-type lithium thionyl chloride (LiSOCl2) batteries to power remote wireless devices for up to 40 years. Such extended battery life demands a superior quality battery with a self-discharge rate of less than 1% per year. This claim must be verified by actual results from the field and through long-term testing. Tadiran has continually tested batteries for over 26 years, resulting in a huge database that accurately predicts long-term battery performance.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/sponsored/40-year-battery-life-reality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> IoT Communications Sponsored White Paper Power Wed, 29 Mar 2017 22:00:00 +0000 914251 at http://electronicdesign.com Face-to-Face at APEC: Inside Murata’s Recent Acquisitions http://electronicdesign.com/power/face-face-apec-inside-murata-s-recent-acquisitions <div class="field-byline"> Nancy Friedrich </div> <div class="field-deck"> As electrical and electronic components become smaller and thinner, manufacturers are still looking to increase power efficiency via evolutions in semiconductors, packaging, passives, and more. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As components become smaller and thinner, manufacturers look to increase power efficiency via evolutions in semiconductors, packaging, passives, and more.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/face-face-apec-inside-murata-s-recent-acquisitions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/face-face-apec-inside-murata-s-recent-acquisitions#comments Power Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:45:00 +0000 914261 at http://electronicdesign.com Protect Your IoT Devices with MAXREFDES155 http://electronicdesign.com/power/protect-your-iot-devices-maxrefdes155 <div class="node-body article-body">Protect your system from hackers by designing security in from the start with Maxim’s DeepCover® embedded security reference design.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/protect-your-iot-devices-maxrefdes155" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/protect-your-iot-devices-maxrefdes155#comments Power Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:49:00 +0000 913991 at http://electronicdesign.com Raising the Protection Bar for USB Type-C and USB PD http://electronicdesign.com/power/raising-protection-bar-usb-type-c-and-usb-pd <div class="node-body article-body">The USB Type-C connector combined with the recently released USB PD 3.0 specification ushers in a new design paradigm for power distribution in numerous lower-power devices.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/raising-protection-bar-usb-type-c-and-usb-pd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/raising-protection-bar-usb-type-c-and-usb-pd#comments Communications Sponsored Interconnects Power Texas Instruments Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:00:00 +0000 913571 at http://electronicdesign.com Trump's Budget Calls to Eliminate ARPA-E http://electronicdesign.com/power/trumps-budget-calls-eliminate-arpa-e <div class="node-body article-body">Without changes, President Trump's proposed budget would eliminate an agency trying to do for energy what Darpa did for computer networking and the global positioning system.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/trumps-budget-calls-eliminate-arpa-e" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/trumps-budget-calls-eliminate-arpa-e#comments Power Mon, 20 Mar 2017 20:45:00 +0000 913701 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>(Image courtesy of <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/brickpit/" target="_blank">Lutz Marl</a>, Creative Commons).</p> Frog Legs Probably Won’t Charge Your Phone—the Discovery of Voltage http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/frog-legs-probably-won-t-charge-your-phone-discovery-voltage <div class="node-body article-body">No doubt, harnessing electricity is one of the great advances in human history, but its origins are quite fascinating, and dare I say, somewhat froggy.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/frog-legs-probably-won-t-charge-your-phone-discovery-voltage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/frog-legs-probably-won-t-charge-your-phone-discovery-voltage#comments Contributing Technical Experts Power Test & Measurement Mon, 20 Mar 2017 18:22:00 +0000 913681 at http://electronicdesign.com Microcontroller Battery Monitor Circuit Needs Only One Pin http://electronicdesign.com/microcontrollers/microcontroller-battery-monitor-circuit-needs-only-one-pin <div class="field-byline"> Tommaso Angelino </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A microcontroller's internal ADC was inadequate to measure its own supply rail, so a circuit using standard discrete components was devised to do this with just one pin of the IC. </div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/microcontrollers/microcontroller-battery-monitor-circuit-needs-only-one-pin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/microcontrollers/microcontroller-battery-monitor-circuit-needs-only-one-pin#comments Analog Ideas for Design Microcontrollers Power Test & Measurement Fri, 17 Mar 2017 19:41:00 +0000 913711 at http://electronicdesign.com Analog-to-Digital Converter Performance Signoff http://electronicdesign.com/white-paper/analog-digital-converter-performance-signoff <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Mentor Graphics </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) are key building blocks in wireless communications and many other applications. This white paper describes ADC performance signoff with AFS transient noise at a leading provider of 3G, 4G and next-generation wireless technologies.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/white-paper/analog-digital-converter-performance-signoff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/white-paper/analog-digital-converter-performance-signoff#comments Analog White Paper EDA Power Fri, 17 Mar 2017 18:41:00 +0000 913651 at http://electronicdesign.com High-Performance ADC Simulation at the CERN Large Hadron Collider http://electronicdesign.com/white-paper/high-performance-adc-simulation-cern-large-hadron-collider <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Mentor Graphics </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The ATLAS Experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collider required the design of a custom ADC. The ADC developed for this application is a dual-channel 12-bit ADC test chip, in which each channel consists of four pipeline stages to resolve the four most significant bits, followed by an 8-bit successive-approximation-register (SAR) ADC.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/white-paper/high-performance-adc-simulation-cern-large-hadron-collider" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/white-paper/high-performance-adc-simulation-cern-large-hadron-collider#comments Analog White Paper EDA Power Fri, 17 Mar 2017 18:41:00 +0000 913661 at http://electronicdesign.com Overcoming SerDes Design and Simulation Challenges - Part 1 http://electronicdesign.com/white-paper/overcoming-serdes-design-and-simulation-challenges-part-1 <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Mentor Graphics </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The concept of taking a parallel stream of data, converting it to a serial stream, and then converting back to a parallel stream sounds easy. However, the simulation of Serializer/Deserializer (SerDes) devices presents unique simulation challenges. Read this new white paper to learn about overcoming 6 SerDes design and simulation challenges.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/white-paper/overcoming-serdes-design-and-simulation-challenges-part-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/white-paper/overcoming-serdes-design-and-simulation-challenges-part-1#comments Analog White Paper EDA Power Fri, 17 Mar 2017 18:41:00 +0000 913671 at http://electronicdesign.com