2021-10-20 - Bill Schweber

Good print ads can be mini-tutorials for design engineers

Some ads try to enhance a vendor's image, but ones which are basic mini-courses can be very useful in communicating…

2021-09-17 - Rajan Bedi

Satellite spectrum management and link-budget analyses

Link-budget analysis allows you to specify the performance of receivers and transmitters, and ensure there is sufficient margin between the…

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Now that the standard kilogram artifact has been replaced by a definition based on a reproducible arrangement, there’s a great…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