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Dec 16, 2014

Malicious Malware Could Grab Your Christmas Cash

One of the most financially successful and prevalent cyber crimes involves the hacking of retail point-of-sale (PoS). It thus requires systems as....More
Nov 21, 2014

Hundreds of Sensors Will Become Your Life-Long Buddies

Industry experts are consistently predicting an electronic connectivity explosion—by the end of this decade nearly 40 billion systems and....More
Oct 16, 2014

Keep Those Wearable Technology Power Budgets Lean And Mean

  Visitors to Munich's enormous TechFest, AKA Electronica 2014, will have to be pretty fit to stand any chance of getting around a show that....More
Sep 29, 2014

Boris Will Clean Your Dishes While Bob Checks Home Security

  Doing the dishes isn’t the most scintillating of chores, so a robot that picks up your crockery and glassware safely could prove a huge....More
Sep 16, 2014

This Tiny Modem Chip Will Cope With The Mega Connectivity Surge Of The IoT

  Convergence and connectivity received an important technical boost recently with the unveiling of the XMM 6255 modem from Intel that can be....More
Aug 20, 2014

Life Trackers Could “Open The Door” To Burglars When You’re Not Home2

  Are you into self-tracking, life-logging, or quantified self as it's sometimes called? If so, it becomes easy to track and hack lots of....More
Jul 31, 2014

Texting Pills and Wireless Contraception

  Methods of medical drug delivery are reaching science fiction levels. For instance, some of today’s pills can text medical professionals....More
Jul 23, 2014

Graphene Breakthrough Foretells Computerized Couture Revolution2

  Analysts predict that global sales for wearable technology could reach €25million by the end of the decade. No doubt, then, that those....More
Jul 01, 2014

These Robots Can Kill You or Cure You1

  We don’t have robots that can identify and kill the enemy on the front lines of today’s battlefields yet, but they aren’t....More
Jun 20, 2014

How Long Will This Semiconductor Boom Keep Rolling?

  Back in December 2013, Electronic Design Europe took a long, hard look at industry analysts’ and assorted pundits’ predictions for....More
May 28, 2014

Why Were The “Prisoners” Discussing Wireless Charging?

  Detainees at Prison St. Michel, Nuremberg, recently got into a discussion about wireless charging. You may think this strange. But these....More
Apr 30, 2014

Can Japan’s Latest Alliance Catch The Wave Of Semiconductor Success?

  This global semiconductor business is riding the crest of a strong and sustainable wave, as expected. Undoubtedly, the market’s success....More
Mar 31, 2014

Could Cloudy Days And Flower Power Be The New Blue Sky Thinking On Solar Energy?3

  Organic photovoltaics and power from plants are providing some bright alternatives to the traditional electronics technology used in solar....More
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Paul Whytock

Paul Whytock is European Editor for Penton Media's Electronics Division. From his base in London, England, he covers press conferences and industry events throughout the EU for Penton...
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Aug 11, 2015
Commentary

Proof-of-Concept Prototypes versus Manufacturing Design Preparations 3

I have designed many early-stage proof-of-concept (POC) circuits, and observed many others do the same thing. It seems that there is often a huge disconnect between clients and engineers, though, when it comes to the goals of a POC design. In simple terms, an engineer worth his salt will overdesign an early POC circuit. This is because Murphy’s law always applies, and POCs are about overcoming unknowns. By overdesigning the circuit, one is able to prove the client’s product POC can be made to work, and quickly....More
Aug 4, 2015
blog

Inconspicuous Pitfalls in Datasheet Analysis

Identifying the limitations of a datasheet saves lots of time, and cost, in terms of troubleshooting and redesigning circuits....More
Jun 30, 2015
Commentary

Four-Wire Sensing Can Make or Break Your Measurements 7

Erroneously implementing four-wire sensing into a measurement instrument can be disastrous, so it becomes critical to have a firm grasp of how sense lines function....More

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