One of the biggest frontiers in electrical engineering in this early part of the 21st century is the development and implementation of smart grid technology. Development of greener technologies and alternati... Read More...
Many manufacturers design a product first, then attempt to “fix” the design later to meet the applicable safety standard. Prior knowledge of the applicable safety standard and its requirements for the product will help meet deadlines, keep design costs down, and result in a properly designed product.
Designing Automotive Components for Guaranteed Compliance with Electromagnetic Compatibility Requirements
Automobiles typically have dozens of electronic systems operating interactively in a relatively compact space. These systems must operate reliably in a wide range of environments over extended periods of time. As a growing number of these systems play an ever expanding role in protecting the safety of a vehicle’s occupants, there is an increasing need to ensure that the integrity of these systems will not be compromised by electromagnetic interference.
Lessons Learned from the Design and Construction of an Open Area Test Site (OATS) and Sound Measurement Building
How do you construct a building without metallic components of any kind? When you are engineers charged with overseeing the design and construction of an Open Area Test Site (OATS) for your company, you find out very quickly how to build a structurally sound facility while still keeping the area free of reflective materials.
The Commission of the European Union (EU) has published an updated list of measurement procedures that can be used to demonstrate compliance with its regulations relating to the ecodesign requirements certain t... Read More...
Stanford researchers are using the seeds of a pomegranate as inspiration to cluster tiny silicon particles in hard carbon rinds to design the next generation of lithium ion batteries.
The Commission of the European Union (EU) has amended its eco-design and energy efficiency requirements for electric motors to exclude certain motors designed for operation in extreme environments. The Commi... Read More...
The reliable operation of complex electronic communications, control and armament systems in extreme environments demands stringent design criteria and careful validation. Severe shock, vibration, heat, humidity and airborne contaminants are common in land, sea and air platforms.
Up until now there’s been much emphasis on designing to make a product “idiot proof”. This has provided some benefit, but what Usability Engineering is reminding us is that it is the designers who are sometimes viewed as idiots by the users. It is the users who are the experts (in usability).
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® announced their honorees for the 2014 Best of Innovations Design and Engineering Awards. The awards honor outstanding design and engineering advancements across 28 consumer electronics product categories.