2020-12-14 - W. Luis Camacho

How image acquisition works in iris-recognition applications

The implementation of an iris biometric system has three major components: the image acquisition device; the biometric software for template creation, enrollment, and matching; and the database management platform...

2020-11-23 - Frederik Dostal

When the flyback converter reaches its limits

Although flyback converters are very popular, this topology has practical limitations...

2020-11-16 - Brian Dipert

The transition to Apple silicon Arm-based computers

Apple announced its overall strategy for them this summer, and they're finally here: the company's first Apple silicon Arm-based systems.

2020-10-14 - Chang Fei Yee

Study of fiber weave effect on PCB with 3DEM modelling

This article studies the fiber weave effect on PCB in terms of mode conversion and differential insertion loss due to the disparity of propagation delay and characteristic impedance in single ended mode...

2020-08-28 - Chris T. Burket

Untangling in-vehicle wireless power design challenges

Car model implementation numbers, with wireless charging available, have grown from 40+ in early 2016, to 100+ models (currently).

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 comes at a significant price: reduced security...

2020-08-24 - Geoff Schulteis

Integrating chip antennas into a PCB: Understanding antenna matching

Antennas are not like other components. Their behaviour is more difficult to predict, because an antenna will perform a certain way in a test laboratory…

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 Alliance, the organization behind the LoRaWAN specifications...

2020-08-04 - Nitin Dahad

AI-based substrate calibration tool accurately predicts failures

Paris-based EDA startup Intento Design has introduced an artificial-intelligence (AI) based tool that calibrates the extracted substrate model for any Analog design automation firm adds AI-based substrate calibration tool, helping predict failures early, and within seconds according to the company...

2020-06-18 - Richard Quinnell

A lesson in power integrity

Self-destructing displays lead to a lesson learned: keep an eye on the supply, not just the signal.