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Auto ADAS Power a Hot Growth Area with Benefits for All Designers Bill Schweber
Advanced driver-assistance systems (ADASs) are becoming increasingly standard due to regulatory mandates, “feature creep,” and user preferences.

Ensuring the Electrical Safety of Powered Exoskeletons Alex Misiti
Exoskeleton use in improving the mobility of patients with spinal cord injuries, helping industrial workers lift heavy objects, and enhancing soldiers’ abilities on the battlefield are obvious benefits, but designers and engineers must remove safety risks to ensure the health and well-being of users.

SolePower’s Self-Charging Wearables: Hiking Boots Traci Browne
Imagine a boot that tells you where you are, measures fatigue and physio status, monitors environmental conditions, charges your smartphone, and can do all that just by walking around. Say hello to SolePower’s kinetic energy harvesting boots.

A Smart Collar That Gives Pets a Voice Traci Browne
If my dog could talk, I’m pretty sure he’d go on and on about food and the chipmunks in the backyard. But, what if he could also let me know when he wasn’t feeling well? Believe it or not, smart collar devices are doing just that by giving our pets a voice.

PWM or MPPT: Which Controller is Right for Your Solar PV System? Alex Misiti
In battery-tied photovoltaic (PV) arrays, charge controllers are a critical component that can drastically impact the operation and overall cost of the system.

Li-ion Batteries Overcome Renewable Energy Uncertainty Steven Keeping
Renewable energy (RE) promises much, but it has yet to make a significant impact on world demand. Variability and uncertainty make it impossible to guarantee RE resources will be available when peak demand occurs. However, pilot operations have demonstrated that energy storage using Li-ion batteries could provide a solution to RE variability and uncertainty by smoothing the differences between supply and demand.

Happy Birthday, Nikola Tesla! Mouser Staff
Nikola Tesla: Genius or charlatan? Maybe a little bit of both, but there is no disputing that Nikola Tesla, who would 162 years old on July 10th if he were alive today, had a flair for showmanship and a major impact on the advancement of applied electrical technologies. But what if Tesla were still alive today at a time when many of his inventions and ideas have been developed beyond even his wildest imagination? We decided to find out what electrical engineers thought....

Robotic Suitcases Solve Several Travel Headaches Traci Browne
Tired of lugging your carry-on around the airport? Engineers now have a solution: Robotic suitcases that will follow you through the airport, charge mobile devices, weigh themselves, and more.

K-SIM Improves Capacitor Datasheets and Simulates Multiple Parameters KEMET Electronics
Capacitor datasheets are notorious for omitting performance details, typically only including individual performance parameters in each graph or only including "typical" performance of combined parameters. KEMET’s capacitor parameter simulator, called K-SIM, solves this problem by combining multiple parameters into a single graph.

Wave on Wave, Oceans of Power Reside Out There David Fambrough
Hydropower generation isn’t a new green energy concept, considering we’ve been damming rivers in the US and harnessing its coursing power since the 1800s and in Europe and other places long before that. The world’s oceans, though, contain a huge amount of energy.

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