2020-10-08 - Colin Walls

The multicore lexicon: Defining the terminology

Multicore embedded designs are becoming increasingly common. Faced with this technology for the first time, a developer is bombarded with…

2020-10-06 - Bill Schweber

Reed relays switch to new designs, applications

Ancient electromechanical components still have an irreplaceable role...

2020-09-25 - Bill Schweber

Spade lugs and screw terminals eliminate wiring rat’s nest

Completely redoing wiring with old-fashioned, low-tech connectors may sometimes be the smartest decision...

2020-09-16 - Bill Schweber

Consumer connectors get ruggedized

To take advantage of the popularity of mass-market consumer connectors, vendors are now offering ruggedized versions for industrial and other…

2020-09-11 - Andrew Grant

Why the IoT is more than smart fridges and thermostats

The IoT is everywhere, particularly in our homes from voice assistants and smart bulbs to thermostats that learn user preferences...

2020-08-27 - Bernard Brode

COVID-19 highlights poor security in medical IoT devices

While advances in medical devices may help doctors to treat patients infected with COVID-19, at the moment this increased efficacy…

2020-08-14 - Bill Schweber

Lightbar and siren design illustrates tradeoff challenges

Every engineering design requires tradeoffs and compromises among its many parameters; some are obvious but many are not...

2020-08-13 - Dr Chris Elliott FREng

Sensor-based solutions for vital signs measurements

We’ve come a long way from fuel and oil pressure gauges in vehicles, and now every feature is instrumented and…

2020-08-06 - John Koon

Designing with an LPWAN module

LPWAN technologies have greatly advanced in recent years. The two leading competitive LPWAN technologies today are LoRaWAN and LTE. LoRa…

2020-07-30 - Mathieu Bailly

An introduction to confidential edge computing for IoT security

In this article, we look at typical IoT cyber risks, a new hybrid cloud model that includes public and private…