Technology Roundup: Circuit Protection
Circuit protection sounds like a mundane part of the design. However, it you dont execute this stage properly, you could be looking at serious repercussions, from simple system shutdown, to something far more serious, including human injury. This Technology Roundup will show you what you need to know to build a safe and reliable system. Sponsored by Littelfuse.
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Basic Lithium Battery Tech
When Sony introduced the first commercial lithium ion battery in the early 1990s, it began a revolution that has spread from cell phones and personal electronics to electric vehicles (EVs). Lithium ion batteries provide high amounts of power, store reasonable amounts of energy, and can be recharged through several thousand cycles. They are relatively lightweight and compact. Aside from personal electronics and EVs, they are finding applications as electric power grid support and as a backup to renewable energy resources, such as wind and solar power. Lithium ion batteries have their limitations, however. Understanding the basic technology and the limits of the materials that make up lithium ion batteries makes it easier to assess their strengths and weaknesses. Below are four basic lithium technology stories from the first half of 2018 that will help with that understanding. The last story is more future oriented, as we look at what will come next as researchers push beyond lithium ion technology. Contents Will the Supply of Lithium Meet Battery Demands? Understanding the Role of Cobalt in Batteries The Electrolyte: Enabler of Great Things Battery Revolutions Are Predicted Weekly, But This One Might Be Real
Technology Roundup: Optimization Tools Streamline Design and Development
Speed up your development time with latest design tools. Old prototyping and testing techniques are dying. Find out about new simulation, testing, and design optimization tools. Plus, explore the role of 3D printing in rapid prototyping. Sponsored by Altair.
Technology Roundup: Plastic Can Do the Job
Think you know what plastics can do? Be surprised. Materials have evolved. Discover new applications for resins and polymers and when you could choose a lightweight option in place of more traditional and expensive standards. Sponsored by igus.
Technology Roundup: A 360° Look at PCB Design
As board complexity grows, the design and layout of that PCB grows as well. Speed increases, component count increases, and board area often shrinks. With all these factors in mind, weve assembled this Technology Roundup that covers a host of complex issues, including materials; how to handle overstress; embedding components; and thankfully, a guide to avoiding common PCB design mistakes. Sponsored by Isola.
Technology Roundup: The Latest Developments in AC Servo Technology
Whether youre new to servo technology or its been your bailiwick for eons, theres always something to learn as technologies continue to evolve, just as the applications theyre deemed for evolve. This Technology Roundup serves both of those purposes. It looks at the latest servo technologies so you can stay ahead of the curve, while zeroing in on a few specific applications. Sponsored by Yaskawa.
Technology Roundup: The Modern Automobile
Many different aspects go into creating todays modern automobile, things that we really didnt have to consider previously. Such features run the gamut from the latest displays to connectivity to collision detection. This Technology Roundup details some of the (not-so) futuristic features we can expect to see, and the components and development tools that are required for implementation. Sponsored by TE Connectivity.
The Best of Gadget Freak - Volume 2
For ten years running, Gadget Freak has recognized members of the Design News community for maximizing its cool and imaginative design techniques. What youll find in this Technology Roundup is the best of the best of Gadget Freak, voted on by our loyal readers. We think youll be dazzled by what your peers have been up to. Sponsored by Allied Electronics.
Technology Roundup: Plastic Bearings Have Staying Power
Plastic sometimes gets a bad reputation as a weakling. In reality, plastic has become a versatile and strong material in additive manufacturing, bearings, and general components that are put to use in medical, aerospace, automotive and other designs requiring long-term reliability. The truth is that plastic in some ways and applications can outperform metals. In this Tech Round-Up e-book, Design News looks at the power of modern day plastics for design and engineering.
Technology Roundup: Broadening the Bond
Some tapes, adhesives, and other materials are becoming more durable, resistant, and flexible. In this Tech Round-up, we take a look at how the likes of tapes and more are building bonds better than ever before and allowing for material use in new ways.
Technology Roundup eBook: Modern Fluid Design
Strong performance in hydraulics and fluid power bring better engineering. Don’t ignore these in your design, product development, and manufacturing! Check out this e-book on modern fluid design. Content Includes: Fluid Power Helps Simulation Table Push Performance Boundaries Graphical Programming Allows Small Staff to Design Big Machine Don't Overlook the Hydraulics in Motion Control Applications 5 Mistakes to Avoid in Product Development More...
The Best of Gadget Freak Volume 4
For twelve years now, reader-created inventions from makers, inventors, and DIY enthusiasts all over the world have been recognized for their inventions by Gadget Freak. What you’ll find in this ebook is the best of Gadget Freak, voted on by our loyal readers. We think you’ll be amazed by what your peers have been up to. Sponsored by Allied Electronics.
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