light lighting academy
It’s a phenomenon that people take for granted every single day. We are surrounded by it in every situation and use it constantly to illuminate our apartments, when using our smartphones or driving car. Light is being used everywhere and has a tremendous impact on us, even though we do not realize it a lot. It can be harmful to us but can have very positive effects too. That’s why researchers spend a lot of effort to analyse the nature of light. From a physical point of view, light isRead More
StartMeUp event Amsterdam
About a year ago EBV started to invest in an initiative that is aimed to provide start-up companies and electronic newcomers a platform that supports them in creating electronic products and applications. The EBV StartMeUp was born. With professional know-how gained through decades of experience the team helps companies to get started and accompanies them until their products are being brought to market and further. Since then a lot of things happened within the last year. The EBV StartMeUp team attended several events, trade fairs and conferences to raise awarenessRead More
Developers of Internet of Things (IoT) and embedded devices today are able to draw on more opportunities than ever before to realize their projects. Technology companies dedicated to the IoT make investments not only in hardware components but also in software development. The British semiconductor and software design company ARM, mainly known for its computer processor designs, makes business with software development tools too. Their ARM mbed IoT Device Platform is made to simplify development of IoT devices and applications. In 2015 ARM released the first (beta) version of theRead More
NXP 4Mbit EEPROM
EEPROM stands for Electrically Easable Programmable Read-Only Memory. Compared to other non-volatile memories, like Flash and MRAM, EEPROMs require much lower erase and program currents, which make them ideal for all those applications where current consumption matters. Features And Benefits The NXH5104 from NXP is the first 4 Mbit (or 500 kByte) EEPROM in the market. It is offered in the compact WLCSP-13 package with a minimal footprint of 2.80 mm x 2.74 mm, and only 1 external capacitor is required in the most flexible power mode. Power-down current consumptionRead More
tsn opc ua
Guest blog from Sebastian Sachse When talking to industrial automation experts, it becomes obvious pretty fast that they have high hopes for OPC UA TSN. The hopes are based on concepts and technologies still under development. But this is about to change. The ability of OPC UA TSN to meet communication requirements from the field level up to the ERP level under real-world conditions has been proven by TSN network specialists. The way is paved for OPC UA TSN to become the enabler for Industrial IoT applications. Intensive field testingRead More
gilrs day
There’s still an imbalance between women and men working in technology professions, although much has happened during the last years. Initiatives like the Girls Day contribute to the change that more and more women make career in professions that for a long time were occupied by men. More and more women hold significant positions in high-tech companies. No matter if Facebook, IBM or Microsoft, many global corporations trust in the skills of women. However, there is still this old idea in people’s heads that engineering is a men’s world. AndRead More
electric vehicle charging
No question: Electric mobility is still not at the status as it could be. Beside low range of current e-vehicles, for many people the insufficient charging infrastructure is one of the core reasons not to invest in an e-car yet. Fully understandable! Because what could be more annoying than being stranded on the motorway with an empty battery? But new technology and standards promise improvements. About one million e-cars are supposed to be underway on the streets until the year 2020 in Germany. Whereas the registration hybrid cars in 2016Read More
TQ of Robotics
For many people it is still a freaky imagination that robots will penetrate more and more areas of daily life. Others are convinced that the robotics industry in general is going to see a real boom in the upcoming years. In fact, over the last 50 years it has changed a lot in the field where machines take on tasks to support human beings in many ways. And the end of the road has not been reached yet. The new issue of our knowledge magazine “The Quintessence” (TQ) addresses theRead More