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…

- Chris Tapp

Compilers in the alien world of functional safety

Across sectors, the world of functional safety puts new requirements on developers. Functionally safe code must include defensive code to…

2020-08-05 - Daniel Browning

Developing open-source smart farming systems

This article explores the challenges that farmers face today, the research project’s findings, and how these findings can help address…

2020-07-28 - Asem Elshimi

Using privacy-centric Bluetooth bracelets for COVID-19 contact tracing

Bluetooth bracelets can expedite coronavirus tracing without compromising user privacy...

2020-07-22 - Kendall Castor-Perry

Why DAC and ADC responses droop

Have you ever experienced unexpected droop when you’ve plotted out the frequency response of a signal processing system when you…

2020-07-09 - Bill Schweber

Why I was almost shocked by a small home AC appliance

A simple appliance repair dramatically reminded me of the meaning and importance of a genuine ground for the AC-line connection...

2020-06-24 - Anthony Smith

Create a versatile voltage-controlled voltage regulator based on the LP2951

With the addition of just a single component, this idea transforms a conventional circuit into a much more versatile and…

2020-06-16 - Bill Schweber

A great DIY project: Build a non-artifact Kilogram Standard

Now that the standard kilogram artifact has been replaced by a definition based on a reproducible arrangement, there’s a great…

2020-06-11 - Frederik Dostal

Upper end limitations of a duty cycle

The duty cycle of a switching regulator depends on the respective switching regulator topology...

2020-06-04 - Bill Schweber

Can your camera capture trillions of frames per second?

This complicated, sophisticated electro-optical system is a super-fast camera which can take a series of 1000 images at a multi-trillion…