Many engineers want to know if ultracapacitors will ultimately replace all batteries. The answer is, no. A typical follow-up question is, “Will the ultracapacitor replace some batteries?” and here the answer is, “yes.” While this may not seem like a revelation, the significance is in the manner ultracapacitors will replace some batteries.
In my last posting , I covered several questions for reaching first pass success. In this series, to reach first pass success there are some questions you can ask yourself as a team and get answers to before you move too far along the design path and need to make painful adjustments later down the road that cost money, area, and time. Having said this what else could you review as a design lead with your team or a manger developing a new product.
They say that power corrupts. I don’t know about that; maybe I’ll let you know when I actually have some. But one thing I have found in electronic system design is that the search for low power corrupts. Corrupts signals, that is. And the scary part is that the people doing the searching often don’t realize it.
In the course of researching another piece, I came across a picture of a solder hand-launching an RQ-11 drone sorry, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) in an article on military connectors. The text mentioned that researchers are working on exploiting an idea from Mother Nature- flapping wings - to develop a Micro AV (MAV) that looks more like a bird, thereby achieving a degree of camouflage.
What role did the jester play in history?