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Long Range and Low Power Now Reign in IIoT

A new wireless technology may cause Internet of Things (IoT) designers to take another look at their wireless options. In case you haven’t noticed, the emphasis in industrial IoT (IIoT) has shifted from high speed/short range to just the opposite: long range/low power. LPWAN (low-power wide-area network) is the term used to refer to these standards. Now there’s one more alternative to consider: MIOTY. Here’s a quick look at this segment of IIoT wireless and an introduction to the new…

Four Challenges Facing AI Leaders

Artificial intelligence (AI) solutions are set to upend a wide variety of industries. By mimicking the predictive, classification, data intensive problem-solving capabilities of the human mind, these technologies are poised to dramatically increase the degree of automation across fields including medicine, transportation and manufacturing, where machines can achieve similar tasks more rapidly. Already, we’re seeing early versions of self-driving cars, automated customer service chatbots, robo-investors and even automated tutoring and writing services. Basically, AI is positioned to soon take over…

Simple, Low-Cost Dynamometer Setup for Motor Testing (Part 1)

Download this article in PDF format. A dynamometer is a testing device that helps engineers collect data for various mechanical loading conditions that a motor or engine might encounter in a particular application. Other than testing the motor itself, a dynamometer helps engineers test how their motor-control algorithms and motor-driving power electronics respond to these conditions. In my role as an applications engineer at Texas Instruments (TI), I needed a better way to test various loading conditions on small motors.…

Power Supplies Boost Efficiency with Up To Four Independent Channels

Download this article in PDF format. A dynamometer is a testing device that helps engineers collect data for various mechanical loading conditions that a motor or engine might encounter in a particular application. Other than testing the motor itself, a dynamometer helps engineers test how their motor-control algorithms and motor-driving power electronics respond to these conditions. In my role as an applications engineer at Texas Instruments (TI), I needed a better way to test various loading conditions on small motors.…

Migrating to React land: Gatsby

I am an engineer that loves docs. Well, OK, I don’t love all docs but I believe docs are a crucial, yet often neglected element to a great developer experience. I work on the developer experience team for Cloudflare Workers focusing on several components of Workers, particularly on the docs that we recently migrated to Gatsby. 📣 We’ve moved the Cloudflare Workers docs to @gatsbyjs The new documentation is… 🏃‍♀️ faster⭐️ more accessible🎁 a perfect foundation for the redesign later…

How Suction Pads Lift Heavy Objects

Unlike diamonds, solar panels are not forever. Ultraviolet rays, gusts of wind and heavy rain wear away at them over their lifetime. Manufacturers typically guarantee panels will withstand the elements for at least 25 years before experiencing significant drop-offs in power generation. Recent reports, however, call out a trend of panels failing decades before expected. For some models, there has been a spike in the number of cracked backsheets, the layers of plastic that electrically insulate and physically shield the…

Rescuing Our Science Fair from COVID-19

We have been at it for 65 years, but this year’s Bristol-Meyers Squibb Mercer Science and Engineering Fair was a lot different because of COVID-19. Rider University normally hosts our fair at their facilities. However, it was closed down the week of the fair like all educational facilities in New Jersey. It would not have been too bad except the Mercer Science and Engineering Club, of which I am president, was notified days before it was to start. That set…

Virtual Reality Check: Replacing Industry Conferences with VR

Augmented reality platform makers have not only made real-world cameras commonplace through headsets that offer practical applications such as remote assistance, but have also demonstrated how to benefit from the power of immersive computing across industries. From design and engineering to medicine and education, Microsoft’s untethered mixed reality HoloLens 2 is a case in point. The head-mounted, self-contained computer unit with Wi-Fi connectivity projects 3D images from its projectors onto the glasses, while see-through lenses allow the user to see…

Solid-State EV Battery Exhibits 500-Mile Range

The widespread introduction of affordable, energy-efficient electrified vehicles (including electric and hybrid cars) is essential for meeting ambitious government CO2 emissions targets. And, ultimately, it will create a pathway to a transportation system not based on carbon fuels. The maximum driving range of an electric vehicle is determined by the amount of energy that’s contained in the individual lithium-ion battery cells of the car’s battery pack. These cells are connected in series and parallel arrangements to provide the high currents and high voltage needed to power the electric engine.  While the energy density of the Li-ion battery cell has more than…

Automotive Industry Producing Life-Saving Technology on the Fly

Ford Motor Company took a prudent step to boost containment efforts for the coronavirus by temporarily suspending production at its manufacturing sites in North America. The automotive company reported that Ford is not planning to restart its plants in the U.S., Canada and Mexico on Mon., March 30 as originally hoped. “We are assessing various options and working with union leaders—including the United Auto Workers and Unifor—on the optimal timing for resuming vehicle production, keeping the well-being of our workforce…