Power http://electronicdesign.com/taxonomy/term/25802/more en FAQs of Phase-Change Materials http://electronicdesign.com/design-faqs/faqs-phase-change-materials <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Henkel and BERGQUIST </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What are phase-change materials (PCMs) and how do they work? What is the chemical makeup of PCMs? What are the primary applications for an electrically isolating phase-change material? Can PCMs be part of an automated system? What are the attributes I need to have present before I incorporate PCMs into my system?</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/design-faqs/faqs-phase-change-materials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/design-faqs/faqs-phase-change-materials#comments Design FAQs Communications Components Power Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:27:00 +0000 877431 at http://electronicdesign.com 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 Motors has offered to buy SolarCity, one of the largest makers of solar panels for residential and commercial use. </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> 5 Methods For Improving Data Center Efficiency http://electronicdesign.com/power/5-methods-improving-data-center-efficiency <div class="field-deck"> To support the growth of data consumption arising from voice, video, and data communications, data centers need to be added or expanded, overloading the power grid. Therefore, data centers designers are working on greener designs with minimum power consumption. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">To support the growth of data consumption arising from voice, video, and data communications, data centers need to be added or expanded, overloading the power grid. Therefore, data centers designers are working on greener designs with minimum power consumption.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/5-methods-improving-data-center-efficiency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/5-methods-improving-data-center-efficiency#comments Communications Power Tue, 21 Jun 2016 19:03:00 +0000 877261 at http://electronicdesign.com 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 Get the tools you need to test and characterize your power supplies http://electronicdesign.com/power/get-tools-you-need-test-and-characterize-your-power-supplies <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Keysight Technologies </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Download the new Power Supply Testing Resource Kit from Keysight Technologies to get tips for characterizing power supplies, testing output power integrity and measuring low current of a battery-operated device and see the latest power measurement tools available to help save you valuable testing time.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/get-tools-you-need-test-and-characterize-your-power-supplies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/get-tools-you-need-test-and-characterize-your-power-supplies#comments White Paper Power Test & Measurement Tue, 14 Jun 2016 20:14:00 +0000 876911 at http://electronicdesign.com Peeling Back the Onion on Point-of-Load Modules http://electronicdesign.com/power/peeling-back-onion-point-load-modules <div class="node-body article-body">CUI’s Aaron Yarnell looks beyond typical marketing specifications to truly understand some of the key differences in point-of-load (POL) dc-dc converter performance and how they relate to your specific system design</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/peeling-back-onion-point-load-modules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/peeling-back-onion-point-load-modules#comments Engineering Essentials dc/dc converters Power Tue, 14 Jun 2016 15:45:00 +0000 876891 at http://electronicdesign.com