Industrial network convergence between plant and enterprise systems necessitates the integration of cabling, connectivity, controllers, switches and other components, coupled with the software interface to transmit and mine data between commercial and industrial functions. Lately we’ve seen a trend towards
Professor Markys Cain, National Physical Laboratory
Due to a decade of stagnation in semiconductor transistor performance, computational processing power has failed to increase by more than a few percent since 2003. Now a new European research project looks to speed up the commercialization of revolutionary electronics that could finally provide a route to faster,
The GaN technology journey is just beginning, and we are still far from its theoretical performance limits. It is quite reasonable to expect a rate of improvement reminiscent of Moore’s Law, which predicted the growth of microprocessor technology – doubling of product performance every two to four years
Edward Herbert, Co-Chairman PSMA Energy Efficiency Committee
An underlying premise of the “Smart Grid” is that the utilities will be able to send commands through the “Smart Meters” to shut off various loads when power demand is higher than supply. Restated, they will have the ability to shut off my appliances so that they can sell the power to someone else
In this podcast Kiran Kumaraswamy of ICF talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design on distributed energy resources and the future smart grid. Kiran has worked on the dynamics of distributed generation systems where he studied the modeling of fuel cells and microturbines related to power generation. In theis
In this podcast Ken Price of the power analyzers group at Tektronix talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the latest challenges facing the test & measurement industry. Engineers face increased demands for greater energy efficiency and lower line pollution, along with a growing array of government
Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced that its Board of Directors has unanimously approved a succession plan for executive management of the Company. Effective December 12, 2013, Steve Mollenkopf was promoted to Chief Executive Officer-elect of Qualcomm, and appointed to its Board of Directors.
In this podcast Erik Christian of Tollgrade, a smart grid sensor market leader, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the Smart Grid and the challenging landscape facing the power engineering community. Tollgrade, a leading provider of predictive fault analytics, is helping to redefine a new standard
In this podcast Bjorn Brandal of Atmel talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design on the challenges and opportunities facing the microcontroller marketplace today. From the Smart grid and Internet of Things to the ever-increasing drive to put more intelligence into more systems, today's microcontroller providers
Energy storage is normally considered as a non-exciting subject within the energy infrastructure technologies. Alternative/renewable energy, smart grid, the Internet and the communications infrastructure development are exciting, get significant attention and research dollars from the industry and the government,
In this podcast, Edward Herbert, Co-Chair of the Energy Efficiency Committee, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design on the recent EPRI-PSMA Workshop "Are You Smart Enough for the Smart Grid?". There are many issues and opportunities involved, from the hardware to the software to the very terminiology
In this podcast Sasa Radovanovic of Texas Instruments' RF Power Group talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about RF power management in handheld devices. RF power management is critical to an extended battery life, consuming as much as 30% of a device's energy budget. TI recently released ultra-low
In this podcast Frederik Dostal, European Regional Power Specialist for Analog Devices, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about using alternative isolation solutions for the feedback path of primary side switching controllers. Optocouplers aren't the perfect solution everyone would like them to be,
Digital power is arguably one of the most important technology evolutions to emerge in recent years. It enables systems to be precisely optimized, and for this to be done on the fly… taking into account many factors and, therefore cut overall power drawn by the system.
It has been widely adopted
In this podcast Howard Sin, Principal Engineer, and Tom Higuchi, Development Manager in Panasonic's semiconductor division on their take about GaN semiconductors to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design.