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…

2020-09-25 - 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...

2020-08-14 - 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...

2020-06-24 - Ludovic F. Rembert

AI-based cybersecurity: Hype or reality?

Given the hype around AI and ML, it’s very easy to overestimate the threat level presented by these technologies, and…

2020-06-17 - Frank Lavety

COVID-19, technology saved businesses …Work from Home, the norm

Prior to Covid-19 Corona Virus pandemic’s centre stage worldwide presence, to many organizations, the common workspace remained the office! The…

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Now that the standard kilogram artifact has been replaced by a definition based on a reproducible arrangement, there’s a great…

2020-06-04 - 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…

2020-05-18 - Kumi Thiruchelvam

Cloud to chip approach is key to driving adoption of IoT security

Think cloud and not only device, and security will then become more an integral part of the IoT industry...

2020-05-13 - Bill Schweber

Terahertz waves and acoustic modulation: A datalink “Odd Couple”?

Researchers have mixed two radically different forms of energy waves, using laser-generated acoustic pulses to modulate terahertz waves generated by…

2020-05-07 - John Ryan

The rise of the remote contractor

Over the past two years, there has been a significant shift from ‘on-site contracting’ to ‘remote contracting’. Even before COVID-19,…