The recently concluded APEC 2017 in Tampa played host to a lot of technological developments involving GaN semiconductors. Here are a few of the demos on the exhibit floor that highlighted what these wide band gap devices can do for power circuits. In the future, your TV set may not need a power cord […]
Wireless protocols that are widely used in the IoT have a lot of common attributes. Multiprotocol SoCs able to run them all can simplify many kinds of wireless designs. TOM PANNELL | SILICON LABS We have many innate expectations for controlling the myriad devices and systems in our lives. When I enter a room in […]
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The IoT will make heavy use of fifth-generation mobile networks that use a yet-to-be-determined modulation scheme. Here are the major contenders. LEE TESCHLER | EXECUTIVE EDITOR Fifth-generation mobile networks, abbreviated 5G, will form the telecommunications standards for the internet of things. Planners say 5G will have a higher capacity than the current 4G equipment partly […]
A few best practices can drastically improve the security of IoT devices and help maximize the benefits they provide. CHRISTOPHE TREMLET, SCOTT JONES MAXIM INTEGRATED The news back in March was certainly alarming – WikiLeaks announced it had internal CIA documents revealing that the spy agency had found a way to access Android and Apple […]
Tools, operating systems, platforms, and services help open new doors for developers building security into their connected, modern-day IoT infrastructure. WARREN KURISU | MENTOR GRAPHICS Industries increasingly rely on their connected devices and networks, and they are also becoming aware that they must deter or prevent cyber attacks. It is nearly impossible to field an […]
It can be tough for engineers to plan IoT systems around services based in the cloud. New generations of development systems simplify the task. WIREN PERERA ON SEMICONDUCTOR All indications are that after a long-protracted period of discourse and speculation, 2017 is going to be the year when the Internet of Things (IoT) finally begins […]
Self-powered electronic devices that define the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) have special needs that can be addressed through the judicious selection of battery chemistry. SOL JACOBS | TADIRAN BATTERIES Going ‘truly wireless’ typically necessitates the use of primary (non-rechargeable) or rechargeable lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries. Besides untethering applications from ac lines, use of rechargeable batteries […]
The CG25-QFN-2003 high-performance elastomer socket for 0.4-mm pitch QFN packages is designed for a 5×5-mm package and operates at bandwidths up to 40 GHz with less than 1 dB of insertion loss (GSSG configuration). The contact resistance is typically 20 mΩ per pin. Network analyzer reflection measurements for the GSSG case were taken with all […]
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The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s (UAB) Department of Mechanical Engineering is developing new testing methodologies using crash test dummies to improve helmet testing and ultimately reduce concussions and traumatic brain injuries (TBI). In that regard, they are putting sensors and recorders inside crash test dummy heads to get biofidelic impact data. Miniature DTSSLICE NANO […]
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A new arbitrary waveform generator (AWG) is said to offer high signal fidelity and scalability at an affordable price point to meet demanding signal generation needs in advanced research, electronic test, and radar and electronic warfare (EW) system design and test. The new AWG5200 series from Tektronix Inc. offers an impressive set of capabilities not […]
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