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PoE + LEDs: An effective pairing, with some limitations

Using the evolving Power over Ethernet standard to supply DC power to LED-based lighting in place of using the AC line offers both new options and some serious concerns.

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AC/DC Supplies: Design and Make, or Just Buy?

How to implement the ubiquitous AC/DC supply is a complicated decision with many factors and perspectives, ranging from technical to regulatory ones....

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MEMs Revolutionizes Sensor Landscape

Until fairly recently—roughly 15 to 20 years ago—sensors for ubiquitous physical parameters such as pressure, motion and magnetic fields were relatively large, costly, power-hungry and electrically incompatible with standard circuitry....

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Differentiated FPGAs Provide Security in Today’s Hyperconnected World

We live in a hyperconnected world that is constantly redefining how people communicate, congregate, collaborate and share information globally and instantaneously. ...

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Zynq SoMs Decrease Customer Development Times and Costs

Xilinx’s Zynq®-7000 All Programmable (AP) System-on-Chip (SoC) provides a new paradigm for embedded system design ......

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An Overview of FPGAs: The Solution to Countless Design Challenges

The field-programmable gate array as a primary processing element offers many design, debug, and production benefits with few, if any, downsides....

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Internet of Things: Using Wireless-Controlled Lighting to Reduce Energy Costs

Lighting represents a significant fraction of electricity usage in residential and commercial buildings. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, lighting accounted for more than 13 percent of residential electrical usage and more than 20 percent ...

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All-Round ESD and Heat Protection

LED lighting systems require high-performance ESD and overtemperature protection if they are to live up to their potential in terms of lifetime, low maintenance costs and overall reliability....

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Wearable Electronics: Four Approaches to Implement a Sensor Hub and Save Power

As more sensors are added to nearly every electronic device including smartphones, tablets and wearables, more power is needed to run sensor data and turn it into useful information. ...

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Securing LED Networks in the Age of the Internet of Things

Recently, in Nuevo Arenal, a little sleepy village in the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica, a dozen criminals cut the lights to the town’s main street during the quiet 3 a.m. hour, and then injured......

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Driving the LED Revolution for Light and for Art

The emergence of LEDs as a usable and hugely beneficial light source has created a massive impact in the global lighting market. Old incandescent technology – if an approach that sees light created as a consequence of a conductor glowing and where 90...

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Automotive LEDs Deliver Greater Design Flexibility for Safety, Style and Efficiency

LED lighting has been making major inroads into the automotive market for two key reasons: safety concerns and energy consumption....

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Monitoring Impact Levels in Sports

Concussion, also known as mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), is a very serious topic in the world of sports today. ...

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What’s All The Buzz About? Bees And Smart Map Technology

You’ve heard about the problems with the bees, right? Their population numbers are dwindling and that’s not good news....

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What To Do With All That Data

Just as important as the hardware and the data it collects in an Intelligent System are the tools we need to process and analyze information. Otherwise, an Intelligent System does nothing to serve our purposes....

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Standout Product Keeps Employees from Sitting Too Much

You’ve probably heard in the news lately how unhealthy sitting can be. According to WebMD, sitting for long hours has been linked to mental health problems, obesity, death from heart disease and cancer, and other conditions....

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Setting a Course For A Golf Course With Bing Maps

With more than 25 million regular players worldwide, there’s no doubt that golf is one of the most popular past times on the planet. And it’s a sport that’s growing every year....

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Red Hat and Eurotech Partnership: Paving Way for End-to-End Architecture for IoT

Red Hat Inc., in its March 2016 press release, announced its collaboration with Eurotech, a leading M2M and IoT solution provider based out of Italy....

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One Windows to Rule Them All

Unless you’ve been on an extended vacation on a remote tropical island you know Windows 10 was released on July 29. And the hype is huge. ...

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Not Your Father’s Billboards – Bing Maps Brings The Out-Of-Home Industry Into the Digital Age

When you hear the words “Outdoor Advertising” you might think of dusty highway billboards and smiling realtors on bus stop benches. 20 years ago, that was probably pretty close to accurate. Today, it’s a different story....

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