I remember as a kid I was fascinated with phones. The idea that you could pick up the phone, dial it, and talk to someone on the other end was pretty neat. And… at the time, a phone was an elegantly designed electro-mechanical work of art, and it was fun to take them apart to try and figure out how they worked.
Hosted by Alix Paultre, the Tinker's Toolbox is the Advantage Design Group's web-based interview show where we talk about the latest technology, components, and design issues for the electronic design engineering community. In this podcast we talk to Mark Thirman of Illume Software ( www.getizup.
This past summer, for the first time in the history of LCDTVs, the average selling price (ASP) of a 42” LCDTV dropped below that of a Smartphone. Simultaneously, the excess capacity of LCDTV panels hit its highest level in years with almost no growth forecasted between 2010 and 2011. So what does this tell us? Firstly, dropping prices will not necessarily sell more LCDTVs.
The Make It Challenge featuring Kinetis MCUs is Freescale's latest design contest. This design utilizes Freescale's Kinetis K60 Tower System, MQX software, the i.MX53 Quick Start board, along with IAR Systems' Embedded Workbench and GainSpan's Tower System 802.11b Wi-Fi Module. The Swiss Army Knife is a portable product for blind people, integrating: - Notepad - Portable Scan to Braille - Twitter Communication Also provides PC software so blind people can be trained/monitored by people without Braille coding knowledge: - Writing Coach - Reading Coach The K60-based B-Notepad offers a portable solution for storage into a SDHC card, so students type notes using the B-Keyboard and review using the B-Display B-Writing Coach is used to capture dictation to the B-Keyboard; the data is sent to the PC using the Tower Wi-Fi module so it can be graded by the teacher.
Screen Printing is one of the more established technologies utilised in the manufacture of what a lot would consider "conventional" electronics. And although they represent a hybrid state between fully printable electronics and electronics processed in silicon fabs, they also represent the intermediate step that leads to more accurate, fully automated atmospheric processing at very high volumes, with equally high yields.
Learn how to make Hall effect measurements as they relate to semiconductor materials and device characterization. This seminar presents an introduction to Hall effect measurements, including background on their application, methodologies for deriving Hall voltage, resistivity, and carrier mobility, and techniques for ensuring measurement quality.
Hosted by Alix Paultre, the Tinker's Toolbox is the Advantage Design Group's web-based interview show where we talk about the latest technology, components, and design issues for the electronic design engineering community. In this podcast we talk to Jeff Jussel, senior director of global technology marketing at element14 about critical challenges to the engineer throughout the design process.
Hosted by Alix Paultre, the Tinker's Toolbox is the Advantage Design Group's web-based interview show where we talk about the latest technology, components, and design issues for the electronic design engineering community. In this podcast we talk to Stephen G. Canton, Chairman and CEO of iCore Networks about the benefits of Voice over Private Internet (VoPI) and disaster recovery tools.
The recent collapse of a few high-profile solar energy companies, like Solyndra and Beacon Power , has caused even the most ardent fans of alternative energy to ask, "Can this industry survive?" The answer is a resounding, yes and no. It all depends on what government on all levels does.
I have heard customers and suppliers express frustration about what they get or do not get from th e distributors with whom they do business. Much of that is simply a function of distribution being an easy target, since they are the ultimate middlemen. Customers are reluctant to place a value on the services that distribution provides and suppliers often don’t want to recognize distribution’s contribution to their sales strategy.
Since the early 1960's, Stahlin Non-Metallic Enclosures has been manufacturing fiberglass enclosure housings to protect electrical connections as well as sensitive controls, instrumentation and measurement systems. Applications of our enclosures are useful in a diverse range of industries including water and wastewater, solar, wind, food, marine, oil and gas, and many more.
Hosted by Alix Paultre, the Tinker's Toolbox is the Advantage Design Group's web-based interview show where we talk about the latest technology, components, and design issues for the electronic design engineering community. In this podcast we talk to Mark Moran, US General Manager of Atollic, about software development tools and the advantages they provide the engineer.
This video from NXP about your workbench shows how you can optimize the efficiency of your design with an ideal balance of power, size and value. It shows how using NXP's on-bench samples have great performance with low VCEsat (BISS) transistors, rectifiers, small signal and power MOSFETs, all in industry-leading packages.
The collapse of Solyndra has been the subject of both major news coverage and a foundational bit of political discourse recently. A closer look at the facts reveals that the reality of Solyndra and the solar industry is far from the speculation, especially when viewed from a military perspective.
by Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx Most of the well-known objectives of printed electronics remain elusive because they are glamorous, Olympian dreams based on some very exciting demonstrations in laboratories. For example, we plan stretchable, invisible solar cells to go over the whole of a car or building and tightly rollable colour screens and keyboards that unfurl from inside a tiny mobile telephone.