Power http://electronicdesign.com/taxonomy/term/25802/more en Advanced Power Cycle Boosts Efficiency of Fossil-Fueled Energy http://electronicdesign.com/power/advanced-power-cycle-boosts-efficiency-fossil-fueled-energy <div class="node-body article-body">Sandia National Laboratories recently signed a research agreement to design a fossil-fueled energy system based on the supercritical carbon-dioxide (S-CO2) Brayton cycle.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/advanced-power-cycle-boosts-efficiency-fossil-fueled-energy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/advanced-power-cycle-boosts-efficiency-fossil-fueled-energy#comments Energy Electromechanical Power Power Sources Systems Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:25:00 +0000 853981 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>Jim Pasch, principal investigator of the S-CO2 Brayton Cycle Research and Development Program, and Darryn Fleming, principal investigator of the S-CO2 Brayton Heat Exchange Program, investigate a turbine and compressor inside a test facility at Sandia National Laboratories. (Image courtesy of Randy Montoya and Department of Energy).</p> Smart-Grid Renewable Energy Needs Intelligent Substations http://electronicdesign.com/power-sources/smart-grid-renewable-energy-needs-intelligent-substations <div class="node-body article-body">Intelligent substations play a significant role in the integration of renewable energy into the smart grid.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power-sources/smart-grid-renewable-energy-needs-intelligent-substations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power-sources/smart-grid-renewable-energy-needs-intelligent-substations#comments Energy Power Power Sources Texas Instruments Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:11:00 +0000 853451 at http://electronicdesign.com Electronic Design’s Products of the Week (8/23-8/29) http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/electronic-design-s-products-week-823-829 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Here we've rounded up some of the latest products to optimize your applications, devices, and systems.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/electronic-design-s-products-week-823-829" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/electronic-design-s-products-week-823-829#comments Defense IoT Products ADC Boards Mobile Communications Components DACs Dev Tools Digital ICs Gallery Embedded Ethernet Memory Power Systems Test & Measurement Tue, 25 Aug 2015 19:11:00 +0000 853341 at http://electronicdesign.com DC/DC Controller Adds PWM Signals for Digital Power System Management http://electronicdesign.com/analog/dcdc-controller-adds-pwm-signals-digital-power-system-management <div class="node-body article-body">The LTC3887-1 from Linear Technology is a new dual-output synchronous step-down dc/dc controller that adds three-state PWM signals for digital power system management and design.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/analog/dcdc-controller-adds-pwm-signals-digital-power-system-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/analog/dcdc-controller-adds-pwm-signals-digital-power-system-management#comments Products Analog Boards Dev Tools Digital ICs Power Fri, 21 Aug 2015 04:25:00 +0000 852951 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>(Image courtesy of Linear Technology).</p> Electronic Design’s Products of the Week (8/16-8/22) http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/electronic-design-s-products-week-816-822 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Here we've rounded up some of the latest products to optimize your applications, devices, and systems.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/electronic-design-s-products-week-816-822" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/electronic-design-s-products-week-816-822#comments Defense IoT Products ADC Boards Mobile Communications Components DACs Dev Tools Digital ICs Gallery Embedded Ethernet Memory Power Systems Test & Measurement Wed, 19 Aug 2015 19:11:00 +0000 852561 at http://electronicdesign.com Resonant Circuit Generates a High-Frequency Magnetic Field http://electronicdesign.com/analog/resonant-circuit-generates-high-frequency-magnetic-field <div class="field-deck"> This novel LC resonant tank amplifies the magnetic coil current by 2X while generating a high-frequency magnetic field. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This novel LC resonant tank amplifies the magnetic coil current by 2X while generating a high-frequency magnetic field.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/analog/resonant-circuit-generates-high-frequency-magnetic-field" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/analog/resonant-circuit-generates-high-frequency-magnetic-field#comments Analog Power Power Sources Wed, 19 Aug 2015 16:47:00 +0000 852521 at http://electronicdesign.com Achieve the Impossible in IoT: Full-Featured Apps on Resource-Limited Platforms http://electronicdesign.com/iot/achieve-impossible-iot-full-featured-apps-resource-limited-platforms <div class="node-body article-body">Today’s IoT embedded-system developers require frameworks for memory and power management. Therefore, applying scalability features in a full-featured RTOS makes it possible to have a system behave as if it has more resources available than are actually present.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/iot/achieve-impossible-iot-full-featured-apps-resource-limited-platforms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/iot/achieve-impossible-iot-full-featured-apps-resource-limited-platforms#comments IoT Engineering Essentials Embedded Microcontrollers Power Mentor Graphics Fri, 14 Aug 2015 14:13:00 +0000 851181 at http://electronicdesign.com DoE Backs New Conversion Unit for Concentrating Solar Power Plants http://electronicdesign.com/power/doe-backs-new-conversion-unit-concentrating-solar-power-plants <div class="node-body article-body">A research team from the Wisconsin Energy Institute has received a DoE grant to design a new power conversion unit for concentrating-solar-power (CSP) plants.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/doe-backs-new-conversion-unit-concentrating-solar-power-plants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/doe-backs-new-conversion-unit-concentrating-solar-power-plants#comments Analog Power Power Sources Systems Thu, 13 Aug 2015 17:00:00 +0000 851131 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>An array of&nbsp;concentrating-solar-power reflectors in Hawaii. The Energy Department is engaged in research to increase the efficiency and lower the overall cost of these renewable energy&nbsp;power plants. (Image courtesy of Wikipedia).&nbsp;</p> Electronic Design’s Products of the Week (8/9-8/15) http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/electronic-design-s-products-week-89-815 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Here we've rounded up some of the latest products to optimize your applications, devices, and systems.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/electronic-design-s-products-week-89-815" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/electronic-design-s-products-week-89-815#comments Defense IoT Products ADC Boards Mobile Communications Components DACs Dev Tools Digital ICs Gallery Embedded Ethernet Memory Power Systems Test & Measurement Tue, 11 Aug 2015 19:11:00 +0000 851041 at http://electronicdesign.com Proof-of-Concept Prototypes versus Manufacturing Design Preparations http://electronicdesign.com/blog/proof-concept-prototypes-versus-manufacturing-design-preparations <div class="node-body blog-body"><p style="margin-left:.25in;">I have designed many early-stage proof-of-concept (POC) circuits, and observed many others do the same thing. It seems that there is often a huge disconnect between clients and engineers, though, when it comes to the goals of a POC design. In simple terms, an engineer worth his salt will overdesign an early POC circuit. This is because Murphy&rsquo;s law always applies, and POCs are about overcoming unknowns. By overdesigning the circuit, one is able to prove the client&rsquo;s product POC <em>can</em> be made to work, and quickly.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/guest-blogs">Guest blogs</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/blog/proof-concept-prototypes-versus-manufacturing-design-preparations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/proof-concept-prototypes-versus-manufacturing-design-preparations#comments Guest Blogger Analog Microcontrollers Power Guest blogs Tue, 11 Aug 2015 15:50:00 +0000 851051 at http://electronicdesign.com