Batteries have historically been perceived as something of a staid technology – at least in a lot of minds. I remember back when we were diving into 3-V standards at JEDEC many years ago, and we invited battery folks to help advise us. I came away with the distinct sense that battery chemistry was pretty much what it was and would always be. Yeah, I saw you stifling that yawn… … Read More → "Battery Roundup"
As an electronics editor, I am constantly being briefed on new technologies. Often, the presenter struggles to establish a framework for the innovation being described, trying to make a case for the big-picture importance of what they’re doing. Seldom am I left with a feeling that I am learning about an engineering development that could truly change the world.
This, however, was … Read More → "Sunshine Changing the World"
Having braved several weeks hiking through the jungle, facing all the usual hazards, they find the entrance to the cavern. Only here it isn’t a cavern, but a hole barely big enough to squeeze through – after hacking away the vines and thorns that have, for centuries, protected it against intruders.
They slide in, oblivious as to what lies on the other side, driven … Read More → "Discrimination by Photon"
What do carbon nanotubes, electromagnetic waves, and solar cell technology have in common? This week’s episode of Fish Fry, of course! Please join me and NovaSolix Founder and CEO Lawrence Cooke as we bask in the glow of NovaSolix’s new solar cell technology. Larry and I discuss how their technology can collect light as electromagnetic waves, the details of their carbon nanotubes that are used as antennas … Read More → "House of the Rising Sun"
“The fault… is not in our stars, but in ourselves…” – William Shakespeare, “Julius Caesar”
It wasn’t supposed to be like this.
ARM-based processors were supposed to be cheaper, more energy-efficient, cooler running, and maybe even faster than those rusty, old, clapped-out Intel x86 chips. Right?
Right? So what happened? Why do we still inhabit a world powered by Intel servers … Read More → "The Triumph of Inertia"
It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s a Kickstarter campaign! In this week’s episode of Fish Fry, we start things off with UC Berkley startup Iota Labs who gives us an up-close introduction to their new physical push notification system called Dot. Also this week, John Long from LCR embedded systems joins Fish Fry to discuss the newest advances, challenges, … Read More → "The Only Dot You Will Ever Need"