In collaboration with start-up firm Britishvolt, the Welsh Government has signed a memorandum of understanding that concerns a plan to develop a 30GWh battery manufacturing plant and 200MW solar farm in the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales.
The term ‘Electric Vehicle’ covers many vehicle types, which differ in how they deploy petrol and electrical energy. This article looks at the major options currently available, and their relative merits for motorists.
The concept of monitoring factory machines for maintenance purposes isn’t new. However, Industrial Internet of Things tools – smart sensors, Big Data, and machine learning – can bring greater insight, more productivity and reduced downtime to predictive maintenance strategies.
One familiar challenge many developers face in the design of internet of things (IoT) devices is reliable, long-lasting power for the device. Even if you select the perfect ultra-low-power microcontroller and do everything else right, the wrong choice of power source can cripple device performance and ultimately cause your device to fail.
Switch-mode power supplies can be certified, ubiquitous. Their high-power efficiency and small form factor, among other advantages, have made them the go-to power supply type for designers creating all kinds of devices and equipment.
A snubber is a circuit that is used in semiconductor devices for protection and performance enhancements. They have many different purposes, namely the reduction of power dissipation in power electronic switching networks.
The Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor Field-Effect Transistor (MOSFET) and the Bipolar Junction Transistor (BJT) are two types of transistor that come in various packages, and those unfamiliar with electronics often struggle to decide which should be used in their projects.