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Velodyne takes new angle with automotive light detection and ranging sensor

Just as rotating radar detection antennas have given way to fixed, phased-array designs, a new lidar sensor from Velodyne is empowering self-driving …

Trip the light fantastic: DC powered, energy efficient, Ethernet connected LED illumination

By Steve Pietkiewicz and Dave Dwelley<p>Having largely displaced incandescent illumination, LEDs are now poised to replace standard and compact …

Was Goodenough’s 3x Li-ion breakthrough research good enough?

John Goodenough (The University of Texas at Austin).<p>Was it all too good to be true? It made for a great story: The 92-year-old inventor of the first …

Battery and charger solutions move e-bike into a new gear

The e-bike battery systems benefit from both travel charger and home charger. Image courtesy of Intersil<p>Europe’s enthusiasm for the clean environment …

Electric Vehicles

Bluetooth low energy: Control LED color and brightness with a smartphone

Bluetooth mesh networking and beacon functionality are now allowing smart lighting startups like PURillume to simplify installation complexity, …

Home Automation

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The little motor that could: The rise of the BLDC motor

Thanks to the development of stronger permanent magnets capable of producing higher torque levels, the brushless DC (BLDC) motor is quickly …

Calculating the accuracy of a battery fuel gauge

By Onyx Ahiakwo<p>A battery fuel gauge obtains data from the battery to determine how much juice is left. Do not misconstrue gauging accuracy for …

Arduino

Collaboration and standards desperately needed for GaN, SiC, power architectures

<i>Editor’s Note: The higher switching frequencies, operating temperatures, and voltage-handling capabilities of wide bandgap (WBG) materials such as</i> …

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Guest blog: Electric vehicles: less power to the driver

By Nagarajan Sridhar<p>A couple of months ago, I got a chance to test-drive a new autonomous vehicle. My general observation: it was a computer on …

Electric Vehicles

Revisiting motor control in electric and hybrid vehicles

The dedicated motor control circuit in Renesas’ automotive MCUs is aiming to create energy efficiency by offloading static processing operations from …

Electric Vehicles

Clocks race to meet demands of modern electronic systems

Ask an EE to free associate around the term “timing solution” and the answer, more than likely, is going to be “the 555 timer IC.” And no wonder; …

Smart lighting and the makeover of LED driver ICs

LED driver ICs such as Fairchild’s FL77944 accommodate higher wattage systems like street lights using parallel connections with LEDs.<p>American …

Engineers: your decisions shape our energy future

“The politicians have done their job; now it’s up to the engineers.”<p>That sentiment – first expressed by Jeffery Sachs, the director The Earth …

Battery management is becoming a crucial engineering skill

Related Posts<p>The engineer’s bookshelf: A new reference on power supply design is destined to become a classic<p>Wireless charging: A wide-bandgap sweet …

Electric Vehicles

How the IoT -- and the smartphone -- are enabling the smart home

A smart home in San Diego, California combines the best of modern architecture with the best in smart home technology.<p><b>By Ajinder Singh</b><p>Providing a …

Time to revisit power consumption in home appliances

A single-package solution simplifies inverter design and lowers power consumption. Image courtesy of Rohm Semiconductor<p>The notion of smart home has …

Chipmakers warming up to 48V datacenter movement

The single-stage conversion from 48V voltage bus to the point-of-load (PoL) in cloud server racks offers significant reductions in distribution and …

Innovating the efficient delivery of electrical power to modern systems

The power supply used to be an afterthought in electronic systems design. No longer. Today’s systems are complex; they cram more functions into …

Smart energy storage will define the future of everything: the grid, automobiles and gadgets

Vionx Energy field engineer Michael McNeely stands in the engineering house, monitoring vanadium redox flow battery tests. (Bruce Gellerman/WBUR)<p>From …