2021-12-16 - Giovanni Di Maria

Physics hidden in coffee maker

Let’s examine the secrets of physics hidden in the creation of espresso.

2021-10-14 - Majeed Ahmad

The state analog and mixed-signal design talent in 2021

Analog semiconductor companies are not constrained by the lack of growth opportunities but by the availability of analog design engineers.

2021-02-04 - Bill Schweber

They still don’t get older fab process, analog versus digital difference

There’s a risk-and-benefit tradeoff in choosing new parts versus older ones, and this is especially the case in the world of analog versus digital...

2021-02-03 - Bill Schweber

What do absolute maximum ratings mean to you?

Absolute maximum ratings — AMR — brings significant issues, questions, and considerations especially for power devices...

2021-01-22 - Bill Schweber

Beware of innumeracy in technical information, engineering numbers

Using computers and spreadsheets, it’s easy to project a sense of precision that simply isn’t there, leading to a false sense of confidence...

2021-01-14 - Colin Walls

Surprises in C code

The C language is quite flexible and expressive; these are some of the reasons why it has been successful and resilient to being replaced by “better”...

2020-12-31 - EDNA Staff

Readers’ choice: The top 10 articles of 2020

This year, top articles run the gamut from DIYs and design ideas to coding methods, teardowns, and more. Read on for the top 10 articles of 2020 as determined by readership...

2020-12-25 - Brian Dipert

A holiday gift wish list for 2020

This year’s holiday shopping list for engineers has a distinct home-based vibe to it, "thanks" to the COVID-19 pandemic.

2020-12-21 - Brian Dipert

Teardown: Google Home smart speaker

This smart speaker differs from its more diminutive sibling predominantly in its transducer allotment.

2020-11-26 - Richard Quinnell

A math-based approach to writing for engineers

Sentence algebra and document algorithms teach writing in a language engineers understand.