Beyond the Lithium Ion Battery: Significant step toward a better performing
Posted April 20, 2015 by in News
The race is on around the world as scientists strive to develop a new generation of batteries that can perform beyond the limits of the current lithium-ion based battery. [caption id="attachment_48...
7 Quick Tips for Taking Your PCB Silkscreen from Ordinary to Extraordinary
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Posted April 20, 2015 by in Editorial
Every bit of visual information we get from map symbols and text makes navigating easier and faster. The same is true for a PCB, yet too often we overlook the opportunity to provide design information...
Engineers Purify Sea and Wastewater in 2.5 Minutes
Posted April 17, 2015 by in News
A group of Mexican engineers from the Jhostoblak Corporate created technology to recover and purify, either seawater or wastewater from households, hotels, hospitals, commercial and industrial facilit...
A Methodology for High-Speed Nanometer Transceiver Verification, Validation, and Characterization
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Posted April 17, 2015 by in Editorial
This paper describes a new circuit validation and characterization flow that enables users to easily set up, run, record pass/fail, and analyze very complex tests. The validation and characterization ...
A Camera that Powers Itself!
Posted April 16, 2015 by in News
A research team led by Shree K. Nayar, T.C. Chang Professor of Computer Science at Columbia Engineering, has invented a prototype video camera that is the first to be fully self-powered—it can produ...
The Jitter-Noise Duality and Anatomy of an Eye Diagram
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Posted April 16, 2015 by in Editorial
Within this paper we discuss the proper way of finding BER, as a function of the sample time and voltage, explain the effect of jitter introduced at the driver and receiver on the eye diagram and comp...
Water Makes Wires Even More Nano
Posted April 6, 2015 by in News
Water is the key component in a Rice University process to reliably create patterns of metallic and semiconducting wires less than 10 nanometers wide. The technique by the Rice lab of chemist James...
The Future of the Manufacturing Supply Chain — Networked, Mobile, and Collaborative
Posted April 6, 2015 by in Editorial
As we move through 2015, the subject of the future of the supply chain has come back into focus. What does the future supply chain look like, and what do we expect some of the essential characteristic...
Black Holes Don’t Erase Information, Scientists Say
Posted April 3, 2015 by in News
Shred a document, and you can piece it back together. Burn a book, and you could theoretically do the same. But send information into a black hole, and it’s lost forever. That’s what some p...
Efficient Noise Analysis for Complex Non-Periodic Analog/RF Blocks
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Posted April 3, 2015 by in Editorial
This paper describes how AFS Transient Noise analysis enables circuit designers to efficiently perform SPICE-accurate device noise analysis on complex non-periodic analog/RF blocks. This capability en...
Solar Cooling System Keeps Water at 9 Degrees Celsius for up to Three Months
Posted April 2, 2015 by in News
Maintaining food in places where high temperatures prevail, using little energy at a low cost,  it is now possible with Mexican technology, thanks to the creation of a solar cooling system designed b...
10 Critical Questions Manufacturers Should Ask Before Choosing a Cloud-based ERP Solution
Posted April 2, 2015 by in Editorial
Over the last few years, Software as a Service (SaaS) has become a compelling and credible delivery model for business applications. SaaS, also referred to as "On-Demand" or "Cloud Computing", elimina...
Soft, Energy-Efficient Robotic Wings
Posted April 1, 2015 by in News
Dielectric elastomers are novel materials for making actuators or motors with soft and lightweight properties that can undergo large active deformations with high-energy conversion efficiencies. This ...
Columbia University Study of High-Performance Analog and RF Circuit Simulation
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Posted April 1, 2015 by in Editorial
The research group led by Professor Peter Kinget at the Columbia University Integrated Systems Laboratory (CISL) focuses on cutting edge analog and RF circuit design using digital nanoscale CMOS proce...
More Efficient Turning for Electric Vehicles
Posted March 31, 2015 by in News
The project "Intelligent Assisted Steering System with Optimum Energy Efficiency for Electric Vehicles (e²-Lenk)" subsidized by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) focuses on a new...
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