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The Dichotomy Of Power

Less is More, More is Too Much, and Harnessing The World Around Us

In my Fish Fry this week, I try to unravel the “aloha” of electronic engineering terminology; what we can do to make more power, use less power, and how we can measure exactly how much power our design is using – or is going to use. In this “power” themed episode, I investigate Microsemi’s new solar energy announcement, look into a cool new way to create wave energy and offer up some ideas on how we can use less energy in system designs. I also check out a new tool that will help you understand the the power budget of your next design and reflect upon a very old technology being re-born in today’s modern shipping technology.

If you like the idea of this new series, be sure to drop a comment in the box below. I appreciate all of your comments so far, and we will be working to enhance the Fish Fry each week – as long as you’re watching.


 

Watch Previous Fish Frys

Fish Fry Links – March 11, 2011

Microsemi Announces Comprehensive Solar Technology Portfolio

Neptune Wave Power

NXP Press Release

Exar Press Release

Energy Micro Gecko microcontroller Press Release

Bryon Moyer’s Article: Mini-Meter Modeling the Power Minutiae of your Chip

SkySails – Kite Powered Cargo Ships

Microchip Explorer16 Development Board 

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