The Origami of the Internet of Things Perhaps you see the connection between origami and the IoT right away. It only occurred to me while watching a documentary the other night, opening my mind further to the symbiotic relationship between art and science. The film “Between the Folds, The Science of Art, The Art of […]
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February 2023 Special Edition: Power Electronic Handbook
In this issue: Extended Power Range GaN-based USB-C adapters and chargers deliver increased performance An innovative, highly integrated combo controller for the joint control of the PFC and the hybrid flyback stage. How to control dc microgrids Microgrids are a great way to power locations where grid connections are unreliable, though it can be tricky […]
October 2022 Issue: Power & Energy Efficiency Handbook
Goodbye To Used EV Sales? There were some interesting developments at the recent and aptly named Battery Show near Detroit for those who follow battery technology. One in particular came from the Michigan-based Our Next Energy (ONE). The fi rm released details about a 240- Ah prismatic cell battery it has designed and which is […]
August 2022 Issue: Autonomous & Connected Vehicle Handbook
Next EV Anxiety: Cold Weather If you wandered around the Society of Automotive Engineers’ annual trade show earlier this year, you would have seen a number of ideas aimed at cutting power consumption in electric vehicles. One development in that category was from a company called BetterFrost. It devised a more energy efficient windshield defroster. […]
June 2022 Special Edition: Test & Measurement Handbook
A frequency you can count on There are few constants in life, but what few there are might include death, taxes, and a U.S. grid frequency that doesn’t vary by more than ±0.5 Hz. However, the certainty of the grid frequency is coming into question, thanks to the rising percentage of renewable energy sources that…
Mitigate mmWave test costs in 5G smartphones
The economics of manufacturing test directly affect how you plan for the right number of test stations and test sites. Adding mmWave testing makes the difference.
Orchestration at the edge reduces network latency
Edge computing brings benefits to users by reducing network latency, thus improving services, but needs management orchestration. Here, we demonstrate how orchestration improves latency in an automotive edge-computing use case by reallocating network resources. Multi-access edge computing (MEC), commonly called “edge computing,” moves data processing to the edge of communication networks. Bringing computing close to…
Measurements show 5G improves latency in public networks
Measurements on public networks at our facilities demonstrate how 5G’s lower latency compared to LTE can improve industrial applications.
April 2022 Special Edition: Internet of Things Handbook
How to turn off a smart meter the hard way Potential cyber attacks have a lot of people worried thanks to the recent conflict in Ukraine. So it might be appropriate to review what happened when cybersecurity fi rm FireEye’s Mandiant team demonstrated how to infiltrate the network of a North American utility. During this…
5G Reshapes mobile RF design strategies
Steep learning curves in RF mmWave antenna design demand collaboration and technology understanding beyond sub-6 GHz strategies.