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May 04, 2016

It's a Chip, So It Must Be Secure

Ransomware, mulch, and a chip can all be tied together, or at least I will be doing that here....More
Apr 14, 2016

Networking and Learning at APEC 20163

Having only joined Electronic Design last fall, I just attended my first annual Applied Power Electronic Conference (APEC)....More
May 03, 2016

Have Communications Data Rates Really Maxed Out?4

The goal of most communications technologies over the past decades has been, and continues to be, increasing the data rate. But how fast can we actually go?....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
Apr 08, 2016

Confabbing on the Fabless Fad3

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
Jul 11, 2013

Passive Components Still See Ink And Innovation3

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 Farewell12

Looking at the calendar, I see that according to today's date, I am . . . just about . . . RETIRED!....More
May 03, 2016

Interactive Apps Give Standard Test Equipment a Facelift

The Keithley IVy app for the 2600B source measure unit (SMU) is a hands-on useful app that delivers a new look and mode of operation to a standard test system....More
Commentaries and Blogs
Guest Blogs
Apr 8, 2016
Commentary

Confabbing on the Fabless Fad 3

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 5

Part 4 focuses on testing for a reflow oven and build of a mixed SMT/through-hole board....More
Jan 4, 2016
blog

Building Home or Very Small Office Electronic Circuit Prototypes, Part 3 11

Part 3 delves into critical equipment for testing today's electronics, and provides updates on circuit-board designs from Part 1....More

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