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Joe Desposito

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 expanded his coverage areas to include communications and consumer electronics. In May,...

in Joe Desposito's Blog Jul 11, 2013

Passive Components Still See Ink And Innovation

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

Mat Dirjish

Mat Dirjish is the Power/Components/Interconnects/Packaging & Optoelectronics Editor. Prior to joining Electronic Design he was a Technology Editor for EE Product New and before that he covered test & measurement and computer boards, embedded systems & software as...

Brainwave Chip Cuts Noise By 75%

ADS1299 24-bit, eight-channel electroencephalography (EEG) analog frontend (AFE) emerges as the first simultaneously sampling EEG AFE with input-referred-noise as low as 1 microVp-p....More

Lou Frenzel

Lou Frenzel is the Communications Technology Editor for Electronic Design Magazine where he writes articles, columns, blogs, technology reports, and online material on the wireless, communications and networking sectors. Lou has been with the magazine since 2005 and is also editor for...

in Communiqué Sep 24, 2015

This New Edition Is a Must-Have Electronics Classic

Books still matter. Even though the Internet can take care of most of our usual information needs, every now and then we still need more in-depth knowledge....More
in The Testbench Apr 27, 2012

A Tale of Two Bluetooth Headsets

Two Bluetooth stereo headphones, Subjekt's Pulse PLS-9400 and Plantronics' BackBeat GO, provide very different user experiences. See which one might be best for you....More

Patrick Mannion

Patrick Mannion is Founder and Managing Director of ClariTek, LLC, a high-tech editorial services company. After graduating with a National Diploma in Electronic Engineering from the Dundalk Institute of Technology, he worked for three years in the industry before starting a career in b2b...

in Test.Pass Sep 28, 2015

True Big Data to Be Showcased at ITC 2015

If you’re a fabless IC company looking to optimize production, or are generally interested in the practical application of big data....More
in Engineering Radio Aug 22, 2011

Episode 26: TI App; AUVSI Highlights

Analog editor Don Tuite does a test run of a new mobile app from TI for design engineers. Next, embedded technology editor Bill Wong reports on three of his favorite unmanned vehicles from AUVSI. Then, components editor Mat Dirjish reports on LEDs, a new robotics web site and nuclear sensors. Editor-in-chief Joe Desposito finishes up....More

Don Tuite

Don Tuite covers Analog and Power issues for Electronic Design’s magazine and website. He has a BSEE and an M.S in Technical Communication, and has worked for companies in aerospace, broadcasting, test equipment, semiconductors, publishing, and media relations, focusing on developing...

in Secondary Emissions Apr 17, 2015

Thinking About Communications, and a Farewell

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

Sally Ward-Foxton

Sally Ward-Foxton is Associate Editor of Electronic Design Europe. Her beat covers all areas of the European electronics industry, but she has a particular interest in wireless communications and displays technology. She was previously Features Editor of Components in Electronics...

in Crosstalk 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

Roger Watkins

Roger Watkins is an Ex-Navy Submarine Officer, having completed Submarine Officer and Submarine Nuclear Engineer...

in Guest blogs Aug 11, 2015

Proof-of-Concept Prototypes versus Manufacturing Design Preparations

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....More

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 publications and its Engineering TV and Radio services Qualified to HNC Full Technological Certificate...

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 well as major stores and retail outlets to shore up their defenses against such attacks to maintain customer confidence....More
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Sep 16, 2015

What is All This Nanogenerator Stuff, Anyway?

Nanogenerators, which harvest energy from the environment, could be the next big thing in renewable energy....More
Aug 11, 2015

Proof-of-Concept Prototypes versus Manufacturing Design Preparations 4

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

Inconspicuous Pitfalls in Datasheet Analysis 1

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

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