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Programming Languages for Embedded Systems 101: Background and Resources
A brief guide to some useful programming languages used in embedded systems design—and where you can learn, practice, and master them.
May 26, 2017
The Best Laptops for Engineering and Computer Science Students
This is a guide to purchasing laptops for CS and engineering students.
July 25, 2016
Low-Cost Programmable Logic Controllers for the Frugal Engineer
Typical PLCs are very expensive, but never fear: cheaper versions exist!
December 28, 2015
Three of the Top FPGA Dev Boards for New Designers
Looking to get a new FPGA development board? Maybe you aren’t, but this article might persuade you to get one like our previous article did to me....
February 18, 2018
Murata Features Low-Power, High Efficiency with New Buck Regulator and Wi-Fi/Bluetooth Combo Module
New Wi-Fi/Bluetooth combo module and buck regulator promise small form factors along with high efficiency.
March 29, 2019
Is GaN Replacing Silicon? The Applications and Limitations of Gallium Nitride in 2019
GaN transistors are faster and more efficient than classic silicon devices. But if these devices are so great, what's holding them back?
January 23, 2019
Understanding the Differences Between ARM and x86 Processing Cores
ARM and x86 are the two most common processor families on the planet. What are their strengths, weaknesses, and applications?
May 05, 2017
Teardown Tuesday: Baofeng Amateur Radio Transceiver
This teardown looks at some of the circuitry inside Baofeng's dual-band handheld transceiver.
February 28, 2017
Is C-V2X Overtaking DSRC in Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications?
DSRC has been the V2V standard, but notable companies have recently focused on the newer C-V2X platform.
March 05, 2019
Apple Cancels AirPower Program Just as the Wireless Charging Power Application Heats Up
Apple pulls its wireless charging platform as the application gets more chip-level hardware. What gives?
April 09, 2019
Innovative Isolated ICs from Silicon Labs Promise Precision and Stability
The newly-announced Si89xx product family provides voltage, current, and package options.
March 26, 2019
What Is Solid State LiDAR and Is It Faster, Cheaper, Better?
Solid state LiDAR is gaining traction as a promising technology that is cheaper, faster, and provides higher resolution than traditional LiDAR, with predictions the price could eventually fall...
June 18, 2018
The Best Wire for Breadboarding
Some wires are great for breadboarding, but others are not. Here's what to use and what not to use in your next project.
January 08, 2016
Resources for Prototyping: The Basics of New Languages for Programming Microcontrollers
Microcontroller specifications have changed little over the last few decades, but the expansion of languages and supporting software has opened up many choices. Learn about several new...
February 05, 2019
New Osilloscopes from Keysight Aim For Maker and Education Markets
At APEC 2019, Keysight displayed their InfiniiVision 1000 X-Series with powerful features for most engineers.
March 21, 2019
Why Is the US Standard 60 Hz?
The choice of 60 Hz for the AC line frequency is a win for Tesla’s engineering, but 110 V is an example of compromise for Edison’s business interests,...
February 01, 2016
Trinamic Introduces the TMC5160 SilentStepStick for Silent Stepper Motor Operation
The TMC5160 SilentStepStick is a tiny breakout board that can drive motors up to 3A phase current at 35V.
April 11, 2019
ROHM Announces New Automotive-Grade SIC MOSFET Series
The AEC-Q101-qualified MOSFETs utilize a trench gate structure and feature 650V or 1200V breakdown voltages.
March 29, 2019
Teardown Tuesday: What’s Inside a Bluetooth Speaker?
Ever wonder what's inside a Bluetooth speaker? In this week’s Teardown Tuesday we are going to take a look at the inside of one.
March 29, 2016
Calculating the Lifespan of Electrolytic Capacitors with De-Rating
Aluminum electrolytic capacitors have a reputation as having a short life expectancy and being unreliable...but are they really that much worse than other types of capacitor?...
December 26, 2016
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