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Jul 11, 2013

Passive Components Still See Ink And Innovation6

Electronic Design's editor-in-chief, Joe Desposito, notes that ten percent of the Top 101 Components of the past year are passives such as resistors....More
Jun 17, 2013

Engineering an IndyCar Victory Is More About Data And Simulation Than The Car’s Electronics14

Sophisticated electronics can only do so much to propel a race team to victory in the Indianapolis 500. In the case of 2013 winner, Tony Kanaan, his....More
Jun 11, 2013

Flexible And Not So Flexible Displays Set To Soar?1

Are flexible displays ready to play a major role in smartphones and other electronics? Joe Desposito gives you his take on this burgeoning technology....More
May 22, 2013

What’s The Reach Of Your Wireless Router?5

WiFi connectivity gaps are more prevalent in homes now that tablets and Smart TVs are stretching the areas that wireless-N routers need to cover. A....More
Apr 25, 2013

NASA Engineer Recounts Curiosity’s Landing On Mars And Then Some

Luke Dubord, NASA avionics engineer, gave an interesting and inspiring keynote presentation at Design West. This blog covers a few of the details he....More
Apr 10, 2013

An Easy Way To Get An Apple iOS Device To Print To A USB Printer

A review of the Lantronix xPrintServer....More
Feb 13, 2013

President Obama’s Executive Order On Cybersecurity Focuses on Information Sharing

As you have undoubtedly heard by now, President Obama has signed an executive order regarding cybersecurity. This was done ostensibly to protect....More
Dec 04, 2012

Stony Brook U.’s Reality Deck Is A Dazzling Visual Display

Joe Desposito visits the Reality Deck at the CEWIT building at Stony Brook University for a tour and interview with Dr. Arie Kaufman....More
Oct 01, 2012

Time Travel, Anyone?2

This review of the time travel film, Looper, indicates that the movie falls short on this topic, and that time travel buffs should turn to some of....More
Sep 18, 2012

Hands On With the Motorola Droid Razr M1

A hands on look at the Motorola Droid Razr M as it compares with the author's Blackberry Bold and iPod Touch....More
Aug 07, 2012

National Instruments Changes the Test Game—Again

National Instruments introduced a Vector Signal Transceiver (VST) at NI Week 2012, calling it a new paradigm in test. The PXIe-based instrument....More
Aug 06, 2012

Curiosity Landing Shows NASA at its Best

Curiosity, NASA's 2000-lb Mars rover, landed safely on Mars with 10 scientific instruments in tow, ready for a two-year investigation of the Red....More
May 22, 2012

Contemplating the Arrival of a $49 Android PC

VIA Technologies is about to launch a $49 Android-based PC. Editor-in-Chief Joe Desposito comments on the specs and the hype....More
May 03, 2012

What’s Worse, the Kindle Fire or the Nook?

Editor-in-chief Joe Desposito compares the new 8 GB Nook to the Kindle Fire and concludes that neither one is a compelling buy....More
Apr 26, 2012

Turning Recycled Electronics Into A Real Business

I was paging through Newsday, my local newspaper here on Long Island, when I came across an article about a company called Guzu (, which....More

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Joe Desposito has held the position of editor-in-chief of Electronic Design since July, 2007. He first joined the publication in 1998 as a technology editor covering test and measurement but quickly...
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Jan 26, 2017

An Amateur’s View on the P2 (Part 2): Slew Rate and the Oscillator 3

Justin Mamaradlo takes a further look into the P2 op amp and how it functions, analyzing the oscillation and slew-rate characteristics of the venerable component....More
Jul 15, 2016

Simple Yet Effective ESD Testing Methods for Higher Reliability 11

There are multiple ways to test for electrostatic discharge, ranging from implementing a human-body or machine model to....using a balloon and a comb?...More
Apr 8, 2016

Confabbing on the Fabless Fad 5

High capital and maintenance costs, and EDA advances along with abstractions to deal with chip complexity, have been leading contributors to the fabless migration....More

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