Paul Whytock

European Editor, Penton Media

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 publications and its Engineering TV and Radio services Qualified to HNC Full Technological Certificate standard, Whytock trained as an automotive design engineer with Ford Motor Company prior to entering technical journalism.

Posts by Paul Whytock

in London Calling 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
in London Calling 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
in London Calling 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
in London Calling 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
in London Calling 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
in London Calling Aug 20, 2014

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

  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
in London Calling 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
in London Calling Jul 23, 2014

Graphene Breakthrough Foretells Computerized Couture Revolution

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

These Robots Can Kill You or Cure You

  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
in London Calling 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
Commentaries and Blogs
Guest Blogs
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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