Entries for August 2013

Exercising I2C and SPI ICs (and more!) Using Bus Pirate Embedded Tester
When designing a system involving ICs that use 1-wire,  I2C, SPI, JTAG, serial, or HD44780-base...
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Ultra-low Power Microcontrollers for Portable Medical Device Designs
MSP trade microcontrollers for Bluetooth and Zigbee come with 256-bit AES data encryption
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Clean, Portable Power on Demand
X3 Energy has a pair of transportable emergency energy generators that combine photovoltaics, wind, ...
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Adding Industrial Communications to your Smart Sensor, Remote I/O, PLC or PAC designs
TI’s industrial communications engine provides CAN, PROFIBUS, or industrial Ethernet communica...
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A “Crinkle-Cut” Solar Array
The largest rooftop PV array in Europe doesn't conform to the south-facing standard for fixed-mounte...
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Sustainable Energy School
Fireside Elementary School serves as a model of sustainable design, generating almost all the energy...
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When to use Electrical Conduits
Safety is just one reason to group wiring together in a protective pipe
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A Town Saves Money with Renewable Energy
Scituate is the first town in Massachusetts to power all of its government services using only renew...
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Three Dimensional ICs in Smartphones
From stacked chip packages to monolithic 3DICs
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Piksi: GPS at Centimeter Resolution
Affordable GPS that can pinpoint objects to centimeter resolution is being crowd funded.   Usin...
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Photovoltaic Thermal System Achieves 86% Efficiency
A photovoltaic/thermal (PVT) system includes a solar thermal collector mounted under a PV panel. Thi...
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How MEMS Enable Smartphone Features
Next-gen phones could have 30 MEMS components
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The Perfect Power Microgrid at IIT
Power failures have impacted research at the Illinois Institute of Technology, costing the college r...
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