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Dec 05, 2016

Will RISC-V Rescue the Internet of Things?

Is real RISC-V going to rescue the Internet of Things? Find out what Technology Editor Bill Wong thinks of SiFive’s latest E310 RISC-V chip....More
Oct 14, 2016

Wireless Charging Inches Closer to Commercial Reality6

The production of wireless charging transmitter and receiver chip-sets based on WPC and A4WP/PMA standards is picking up. Several mobile chipmakers are providing....More
Dec 06, 2016

Retro ICs that Will Never Die2

From the 555 timer to the LM317 regulator, many old-time components still can be had from suppliers to help engineers, hobbyists, or even college students complete their projects....More
Feb 18, 2014

Five companies to look out for at Embedded World 2014

Are you planning on visiting the Embedded World show in Nuremberg, Germany next week? Here are my top five picks of companies to make a beeline for....More
Jul 15, 2016

Simple Yet Effective ESD Testing Methods for Higher Reliability7

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
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, capacitors and inductors. Why? Because there's still innovation going on in the design of these basic electronic components....More
Dec 16, 2014

Malicious Malware Could Grab Your Christmas Cash1

One of the most financially successful and prevalent cyber crimes involves the hacking of retail point-of-sale (PoS). It thus requires systems as well as major stores and retail outlets to shore up their defenses against such attacks to maintain customer confidence....More
Apr 17, 2015

Thinking About Communications, and a Farewell14

Looking at the calendar, I see that according to today's date, I am . . . just about . . . RETIRED!....More
Sep 30, 2016

DOT Raises Specter of Autonomous Vehicle Tech Pre-Approval7

The Federal Automated Vehicles Policy fills a need for government oversight of this rapidly evolving technology, but is pre-market approval going too far?....More
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Jul 15, 2016
blog

Simple Yet Effective ESD Testing Methods for Higher Reliability 7

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
Commentary

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
Mar 2, 2016
Article

Home or Very Small Office Electronic Circuit Prototypes, Part 4 23

Part 4 focuses on testing for a reflow oven and build of a mixed SMT/through-hole board....More

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