Industry en How Does a Prototyping-Only Approach Impact Product Design? <div class="field-deck"> One in 10 design engineers still rely on purely physical prototypes, potentially adding significant, unnecessary costs to their designs, according to engineering surveys. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Many engineers rely solely on prototyping their designs to create products, but some form of simulation along with prototyping can actually improve product designs.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Automotive Industry Energy Robotics Power Electronics Systems Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:15:00 +0000 61221 at <p>(Image courtesy of Tony Vitolo, Power Electronics).</p> LEDs and Power Electronic Innovations Converge to Handle Module-Level Thermal Management <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Some technical developments in LEDs and power electronics are converging to handle module-level thermal management.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Industry Lighting Systems Wed, 18 Jan 2017 09:00:00 +0000 61201 at NASA Space Robotics Challenge Prepares Robots for the Journey to Mars <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>NASA, in partnership with Space Center Houston, is in the midst of a new competition called the Space Robotics Challenge. This event seeks to develop the capabilities of humanoid robots to help astronauts on the journey to Mars.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Industry Robotics Motion Systems Mon, 09 Jan 2017 17:45:00 +0000 61211 at <p>NASA&#39;s&nbsp;Robonaut&nbsp;5. (Image courtesy of NASA).</p> Calibrated Mains Frequency Monitor Delivers High Accuracy <div class="field-byline"> Ramkumar Ramaswamy, Silego Technology </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Monitoring utility power frequency is especially important when setting up a local mini-grid, such as with solar- or wind-powered installations. The inverter in these cases must shoulder the responsibility for monitoring output-power quality. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Industry Energy PMICs Thu, 05 Jan 2017 21:15:00 +0000 61171 at Multilayer Varistors Offer High Temperature Operation <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Stackpole's ZVY Series of multilayer varistors is capable of operating temperatures of up to 150°C.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Industry Circuit Protection ICs Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:00:00 +0000 61071 at Cherry Switches & Sensors to be Rebranded as ZF <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>By utilizing the ZF brand, the intention is to strengthen the company's efforts to focus on industry and building automation.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Industry Electromechanical Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:50:00 +0000 61061 at 40% of Electronics Design Engineers Don't Think Thermal Is a Priority <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A survey revealed that 40% of engineers still consider thermal considerations to be a low priority in their current design process.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Industry Thermal Management Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:50:00 +0000 61051 at Rechargeable Aluminum Battery Developed <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>URABat is an ultrafast, commercially viable rechargeable aluminum battery, developed in collaboration between ITRI, Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute, and Stanford University.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Products Industry Batteries Mobile Tue, 22 Nov 2016 07:55:00 +0000 60981 at Solar Microinverters and Power Optimizers Shift Tactics to Sell More Solar AC and Smart Modules, IHS Markit Says <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The business model of microinverter and power optimizer suppliers is set to shift from standalone units to integrated systems, according to new analysis released by IHS Markit.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alternative Energy Industry Solar Wed, 16 Nov 2016 05:55:00 +0000 60951 at Solid-State and Polymer Battery Market Estimates <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A newly released report by IDTechEx Research predicts that the solid-state battery industry will reach $7 billion by 2027.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Industry Batteries Wed, 16 Nov 2016 05:50:00 +0000 60941 at