January 16, 2014

Does RF energy mean the end of the microwave oven?

To paraphrase an old saying, there’s more than one way to cook a fish. Well now, alongside traditional methods such […]
January 8, 2014

‘Show bites’ Day 2 – Driving change in the automotive industry at CES

In amongst all of the usual companies exhibiting at CES 2014 there are a few companies that appear to be […]
December 26, 2013

NXP and Bose are creating quieter cars

At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES, Las Vegas, January 7-10), one of the things NXP will be talking about […]
December 10, 2013

Making it easy for VDMOS to bow out gracefully

Just as VDMOS replaced bipolar, it is now the turn of VDMOS to retire from mainstream applications. One popular property […]
October 30, 2013

Controlling Color Lights With ZigBee – How Hard Can It Be?

How hard can it be to control color LEDs using ZigBee?  It may sound simple, but it’s fraught with hidden […]
September 19, 2013

Why is the Internet full of tips on improving smartphone battery life?

The term ‘mobile phone’ is almost a misnomer. That’s because today’s mobile is so much more than just a phone. […]
August 26, 2013

Is the Connected Home being held back by too many standards?

People, pundits and hi-tech companies have been raving about the ‘Connected Home’ for many years now. The necessary technologies were […]
August 20, 2013

Do engineers need to be designers, or even artists?

Allowing people to build almost anything, simply and cheaply, 3D printing is the hobbyist’s dream tool. It’s also a technology […]
August 14, 2013

Wireless charging: convenience over efficiency?

From phones and cameras to notebooks and fitness monitors, there’s a whole array of portable electronic tools helping us to […]
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