Industry http://powerelectronics.com/taxonomy/term/20081/more en How Does a Prototyping-Only Approach Impact Product Design? http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/how-does-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="http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/how-does-prototyping-only-approach-impact-product-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/power-electronics-systems/how-does-prototyping-only-approach-impact-product-design#comments Automotive Industry Energy Robotics Power Electronics Systems Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:15:00 +0000 61221 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>(Image courtesy of Tony Vitolo, Power Electronics).</p> LEDs and Power Electronic Innovations Converge to Handle Module-Level Thermal Management http://powerelectronics.com/lighting-systems/leds-and-power-electronic-innovations-converge-handle-module-level-thermal-manageme <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="http://powerelectronics.com/lighting-systems/leds-and-power-electronic-innovations-converge-handle-module-level-thermal-manageme" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/lighting-systems/leds-and-power-electronic-innovations-converge-handle-module-level-thermal-manageme#comments Industry Lighting Systems Wed, 18 Jan 2017 09:00:00 +0000 61201 at http://powerelectronics.com NASA Space Robotics Challenge Prepares Robots for the Journey to Mars http://powerelectronics.com/motion-systems/nasa-space-robotics-challenge-prepares-robots-journey-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="http://powerelectronics.com/motion-systems/nasa-space-robotics-challenge-prepares-robots-journey-mars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/motion-systems/nasa-space-robotics-challenge-prepares-robots-journey-mars#comments Industry Robotics Motion Systems Mon, 09 Jan 2017 17:45:00 +0000 61211 at http://powerelectronics.com <p>NASA&#39;s&nbsp;Robonaut&nbsp;5. (Image courtesy of NASA).</p> Calibrated Mains Frequency Monitor Delivers High Accuracy http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/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="http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/calibrated-mains-frequency-monitor-delivers-high-accuracy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/pmics/calibrated-mains-frequency-monitor-delivers-high-accuracy#comments Industry Energy PMICs Thu, 05 Jan 2017 21:15:00 +0000 61171 at http://powerelectronics.com Multilayer Varistors Offer High Temperature Operation http://powerelectronics.com/circuit-protection-ics/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="http://powerelectronics.com/circuit-protection-ics/multilayer-varistors-offer-high-temperature-operation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/circuit-protection-ics/multilayer-varistors-offer-high-temperature-operation#comments Industry Circuit Protection ICs Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:00:00 +0000 61071 at http://powerelectronics.com Cherry Switches & Sensors to be Rebranded as ZF http://powerelectronics.com/industry/cherry-switches-sensors-be-rebranded-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="http://powerelectronics.com/industry/cherry-switches-sensors-be-rebranded-zf" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/industry/cherry-switches-sensors-be-rebranded-zf#comments Industry Electromechanical Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:50:00 +0000 61061 at http://powerelectronics.com 40% of Electronics Design Engineers Don't Think Thermal Is a Priority http://powerelectronics.com/thermal-management/40-electronics-design-engineers-dont-think-thermal-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="http://powerelectronics.com/thermal-management/40-electronics-design-engineers-dont-think-thermal-priority" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/thermal-management/40-electronics-design-engineers-dont-think-thermal-priority#comments Industry Thermal Management Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:50:00 +0000 61051 at http://powerelectronics.com Rechargeable Aluminum Battery Developed http://powerelectronics.com/batteries/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="http://powerelectronics.com/batteries/rechargeable-aluminum-battery-developed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/batteries/rechargeable-aluminum-battery-developed#comments Products Industry Batteries Mobile Tue, 22 Nov 2016 07:55:00 +0000 60981 at http://powerelectronics.com Solar Microinverters and Power Optimizers Shift Tactics to Sell More Solar AC and Smart Modules, IHS Markit Says http://powerelectronics.com/alternative-energy/solar-microinverters-and-power-optimizers-shift-tactics-sell-more-solar-ac-and-sm <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="http://powerelectronics.com/alternative-energy/solar-microinverters-and-power-optimizers-shift-tactics-sell-more-solar-ac-and-sm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/alternative-energy/solar-microinverters-and-power-optimizers-shift-tactics-sell-more-solar-ac-and-sm#comments Alternative Energy Industry Solar Wed, 16 Nov 2016 05:55:00 +0000 60951 at http://powerelectronics.com Solid-State and Polymer Battery Market Estimates http://powerelectronics.com/batteries/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="http://powerelectronics.com/batteries/solid-state-and-polymer-battery-market-estimates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://powerelectronics.com/batteries/solid-state-and-polymer-battery-market-estimates#comments Industry Batteries Wed, 16 Nov 2016 05:50:00 +0000 60941 at http://powerelectronics.com