Entries for August 2014

Smart Grid Operating System: The Next Killer App?
Programmers looking to write the next killer app might want to think about energy distribution.
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New Chips are Bringing Factory Automation into the Era of Industry 4.0
The key is new processors with longer range sensing and multi-protocol communications
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The Attic and the Cloud: The Search for the Ideal Archival Format
What is the ideal archival solution?
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These Kits Show the Fun Part of Engineering
Snap together kits put the fun in electronic engineering design, but don't be fooled - these "toys" ...
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Ultrasonic Sensor SOC can Sense Objects and Distance for Automotive and Industrial Designs
Adding object detection and distance monitoring to designs.
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Will Wave Power Ever Make a Big Splash?
Wave power is abundant but underutilized. Will a standard generator design make a big splash in the ...
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Turnkey IO-Link Sensor Transmitter: A Rapid-Prototyping Platform
IO-Link is a standard protocol to communicate with sensors and actuators.
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Is Storage Necessary for Renewable Energy?
Conventional wisdom says that a renewable energy future depends on energy storage. Maybe not.
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Fluid Reflectors Make a Self-Tracking Solar Concentrator
Fluid mechanics is more than hydraulics and pneumatics. Engineers are now making liquid change shape...
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Industrial Motor & Motion Control with Dual-Core Delfino MCUs
Design assistance for the next generation of industrial drive and control systems
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A Hybrid-Electric Camaro?
Can engineering students turn a Camaro into a hybrid-electric car without sacrificing its “Cam...
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