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Technological Innovation at the Maker Faire

The Maker Faire has always been a great technological event. It stimulates the inventiveness of everyone to create a market opportunity through a fun and innovative formula, combining moments of business with a series of professional workshops. During the three-day event, there were over 100 thousand total attendances,and more than 28 thousand students participated in…

Lithium-ion Battery is Powering the Future

The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded to John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham, and Akira Yoshino “for the development of lithium-Ion batteries.” Their research has made a fundamental contribution to the development of rechargeable batteries that we use in many consumer products. Lithium-ion batteries are also considered a possible solution for the development of…

New Bus Monitoring IP Detects and Responds to Cybersecurity Threats

UK-based embedded monitoring and analytics company UltraSoC used the Arm TechCon 2019 conference in San Jose, California this week to announce the first of a new family of hardware-based intellectual property (IP) products that detect and respond to cybersecurity threats. Its new Bus Sentinel module enables system-on-chip (SoC) designers to control access to sensitive areas…

High-performance DC motor drivers

Motor control has long been at the forefront of research and development activities, aiming at finding effective and efficient microelectronic solutions. The purpose of a motor controller is to be able to manually or automatically act on the electric motor (start-stop, advance-inversion, speed, torsion, and protection against voltage overloads). The integrated circuits (ICs) for motor control…

Smart-City Solutions Burnish Drammen’s Industrial Image

What is a smart city? There’s no one simple answer, since every city is unique and has its own specific requirements and challenges. But the city of Drammen, in Norway, is hoping its approach to planning and implementing the necessary platforms and technology is a model that other municipalities can replicate. Drammen has cleaned up…

A Power Electronics Project for the Future of Industry

Power semiconductors figure into all types of energy conversion applications and are needed in all phases of the conversion process, from generation through transmission and, ultimately, consumption. Power devices that are robust, efficient, and cost-effective at high power densities are critical to ensuring that global economies can effectively reduce carbon dioxide emissions even as energy…

Must Reads: Innovation with Oscilloscopes

The editors at AspenCore have put together a collection of articles focused on various uses for oscilloscopes. In this compilation, learn how to use the fast Fourier Transform correctly, implement different trigger methods to produce a stable display, work through issues that arise with DSOs, extend the usefulness of your oscilloscope, and much more. Download…

Embedding Security at the Edge

Systems for the industrial internet of things must embed the highest levels of trust to sustain the necessary safety and reliability. So while a network-connected PC connected might have been the traditional enabling point for security, the trust anchors now must be located down at the hardware level, in silicon, and as close to the…