Texas Instruments (TI) recently honored student projects submitted to its 2015 North American Innovation Challenge, with entries judged primarily on their level of engineering analysis and their use of TI integrated circuits....More
Connecting sensors and actuators to a network can be a challenge when dealing with discrete analog connections. The input connections are usually supported by analog-to-digital converters (ADCs)......More
A research team from Rice University has produced a nonvolatile, resistive random access memory (RRAM) technology that provides high-density storage up to 162 gigabits in crossbar memory arrays....More
In this latest Electronic Design image gallery, we examine some of the most intriguing Internet of Things (IoT) projects being developed by makers and engineers with support from crowdfunding websites.
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