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It Isn’t Easy Being Green: How Energy Efficiency Measures Are Changing Data Centers
12/1/2014

​A green data center is defined as a repository for the storage, management and dissemination of data in which such systems as mechanical, lighting, electrical and computer combine maximum energy efficiency and minimum environmental impact.
A Look at the MicroSD Card of the Future: Speed and Capacity meet Reliability
11/26/2014

​Manufacturers recently released the largest capacity and fastest microSD cards ever made. The 128 Gb cards demonstrate more than a 1,000-fold increase in storage density over the last decade, and the fastest speeds of these microSD cards now rival other high-speed options for wireless computing.
Optimal Li-ion Battery Charging Maximizes Safety and Performance
11/26/2014

​Lithium-ion (Li-ion) is by far the most popular battery choice for the mid- and high-end portable products market because it offers a relatively high voltage, excellent energy density, a large number of recharge cycles, a slow self-discharge rate and a low maintenance requirement.
Your Next DSP May Just Possibly Be an FPGA
11/26/2014

​Field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) have had digital signal processing (DSP) capabilities for several years, but the newest crop of these devices can implement DSP-oriented functions with blazing speed, increased board density and lower power than many traditional digital signal processors.
Wearable Technology: Function Meets Fashion
11/12/2014

​Wearables are small electronic devices that enable mobile computing and sensor data processing via wireless networks.
Technologies and Components for Designing Electric Vehicles
11/10/2014

Hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) such as the Toyota Prius and the Chevy Volt and electric vehicles (EVs) such as the Nissan Leaf, BMW i3 and Tesla Model S are growing in popularity amid concern for global warming. It’s easy to see why.
Wearable Electronics: Four Approaches to Implement a Sensor Hub and Save Power
11/10/2014

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.
Internet of Things: Designing Sensor-Based Devices with Coin Cell Batteries
11/10/2014

A popular vision of the Internet of Things (IoT) is that it will comprise billions of sensors gathering information about their local environment and transmitting that data back to servers in the cloud.
LEDs: The Eyes and Ears of the Internet of Things
10/29/2014

​It may seem to be a stretch to assert that LEDs play a truly important role in the future of the Internet of Things. After all, by themselves, they’re just lights. However, with sensors tucked neatly inside and a bit of intelligence added throughout, LEDs are already evolving to be our eyes and ears as the rapidly expanding IoT unfolds before us.
Hybrid Architectures Enable High Performance for Defense Systems
10/29/2014

Autonomous and assistive defense applications look to squeeze increasingly complex computational tasks into smaller, more mobile systems.
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