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Bill Schweber
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A Simple Measurement Mystery
Bill Schweber  
12/10/2014   (4) comments
Sometimes even data and modest, small observations don’t add up, and we have no way to knowing for sure where the problem lies, or whether there even is one.
Battery Progress Reality Check: Good & Bad News
Bill Schweber  
10/29/2014   (35) comments
A balanced assessment of battery tech shows solid progress is being made but no real breakthroughs are imminent.
Should We Care if AM Radio Fades Out?
Bill Schweber  
10/6/2014   (20) comments
How the cycle has turned: Putting an AM radio into a car was a big advance in the 1920s and 1930s. Now, auto vendors are considering eliminating the radio as a standard or even optional feature, due to declining user need and listenership.
Overthinking a Simple Battery Problem
Bill Schweber  
3/15/2014   (42) comments
A simple, real-world scenario offers some lessons around not jumping to conclusions.
Is Triboelectricity the Next Harvesting Source?
Bill Schweber  
3/2/2014   (9) comments
Static electricity has traditionally been a villain in electronics stories. Now, however, it's being harnessed for good.
LEDing It Hang Out: The Downside of Higher Efficiency
Bill Schweber  
1/25/2014   (15) comments
The death knell is tolling for incandescent light bulbs. Perhaps it's time to fight to keep the technology alive.
Looking at PMICs: Wider Input-Voltage Range Yields Better Designs (& BOMs)
Bill Schweber  
11/22/2013   (2) comments
There is still plenty of need for regulators that can handle wider input swings.
An Energy-Harvesting Scheme That Is Nearly Useless?
Bill Schweber  
10/29/2013   (10) comments
The attraction of getting something for nothing, whether real or imagined, is very strong. But is it worth the design work?
Are EVs Safer Than Gas-Powered Cars?
Bill Schweber  
9/23/2013   (11) comments
Almost everything has danger and impact; it's just how we learn to live and work with it.
3D Microbatteries: A Future Option for Ultralow-Power Applications?
Bill Schweber  
8/28/2013   (6) comments
Even those tiny micropower circuits need a source of power, and that source is a distinct, discrete component, of course -- and often physically larger than the circuit it supplies.




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