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Will self-driving cars guarantee your safety?

Supplied by Mouser Electronics on 20 January, 2017

Smart cars continue to expand autonomous driving tasks that assist or even outright outperform humans. However, the question remains: Are system architects ensuring that there is an appropriate allocation of responsibility, visibility, and capability for emergency handling between driver and electronic control systems?

How 3D printing will change automotive design

Supplied by Mouser Electronics on 21 December, 2016

As humans, we love things to be personalised. We go to great lengths to show off our sense of style, good taste and purchasing power. With the advent of 3D printing, we could soon have the power to personalise our cars.

How power averaging cuts your power system costs

Supplied by Vicor Corporation on 14 November, 2016

Specifying your power system to meet its peak requirement of a pulsed load is expensive, and results in unnecessarily large and heavy power supplies. The technique of power averaging allows power systems to be sized based on average power requirement.

Key design tips for high-performance environmental monitoring

Supplied by Mouser Electronics on 20 September, 2016

Equipment and sensors built for environmental monitoring contend with a myriad of challenges; the lack of reliable power, inhospitable ambient conditions and poor communication channels to name but a few. However, there are key design considerations when building an apparatus to cater for these unforgiving conditions.

How stepper motors have enabled modern electronics

Supplied by Mouser Electronics on 06 September, 2016

Stepper motors provide the small, low-cost and precise motion needed for countless small to medium appliances that surround us.

How to design more power chains in less time

Supplied by Vicor Corporation on 08 August, 2016

Power system engineers are increasingly under pressure to do more in less time. Introducing power components can make your power system design more efficient, and allows engineers to design more power chains in the same time.

Solar technology — tools, tips and tricks of the trade

Supplied by SCHURTER (S) PTE LTD on 02 August, 2016

Photovoltaic systems require specific knowledge and specialist products. Download this white paper to learn the tricks of the trade and discover expert solutions to:

How to safeguard your system from humidity and condensation

Supplied by Semikron Pty Ltd on 27 July, 2016

Humidity and condensation within your system can lead to power failures of catastrophic proportions. There are multiple strategies available, however, to ensure these instances are averted.

Advanced cooling for small form factor electronics

Supplied by Pentair Schroff on 08 July, 2016

As processors become more powerful, system power consumption increases along with the amount of heat produced. Sensitive electronics increasingly need improved cooling so as to ensure consistent operation.

The radical advances in robotic movement

Supplied by Mouser Electronics on 27 June, 2016

Robotics is a basically a simple feedback loop — instructions sent to an appendage, activating a motor, moving it into position. For system control to know when a position is reached, a network of sensors is critical. Recent advances in sensor technology now maximise the precision of this positioning.

Thermal management — the key to extending device lifetime

Supplied by Electrolube on 02 June, 2016

Electronic components often generate significant amounts of heat while in use. Failure to effectively dissipate this heat away from the device can lead to reliability concerns and reduce operational lifetimes.

How to cut your wireless and EMI/EMC compliance costs

Supplied by Vicom Australia Pty Ltd on 25 May, 2016

Failing verification or qualification of wireless technologies within a new product design increases developmental costs and delays the product release. Similarly, an EMI compliance test is expensive and also puts the product schedule at risk.

Make your power system 10 times lighter and smaller

Supplied by Vicor Corporation on 02 May, 2016

Selecting the right power architecture for your system is critical to significantly reduce its size and weight. Factorised Power Architecture (FPA) is an interesting approach that can result in power systems that are 8 to 10 times lighter and smaller than conventional solutions.

Extend your LED’s lifetime and boost efficiency

Supplied by Electrolube on 21 March, 2016

Specialised chemical products for LED application now enhance device quality and performance. LED systems can be protected from a variety of damaging conditions, such as corrosive environments, and show significant increases in efficiency and reductions in energy consumption.

How to maximise the battery life on your IoT device

Supplied by Vicom Australia Pty Ltd on 08 March, 2016

IoT device battery life can range from a couple of days to 30 years. To reduce energy consumption and optimise battery life you need to accurately determine the power consumption of each device component, as well as overall operation on a system level.

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