2022-06-30 - Brian Dipert

Technology bets don’t always pan out

A thermally constrained system design doesn't lend itself to upgrades, and unrealized processing potential is also a shame. But while…

2022-06-14 - Brian Dipert

Apple’s 2022 WWDC: Evolution and obsolescence

Good news…bad news…bewildering, bah-hah-inducing news…there was a little bit of everything at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference.

2022-04-07 - Brian Dipert

Microsoft Surface Duo: A software evolution testimonial, but for who?

Foldable smartphones deliver compelling use case benefits, unfortunately in combination with (getting-fixed) bugs and performance limitations.

2021-12-14 - Brian Dipert

Presenting online effectively: Outfitting the home office setup

This engineer follows up on a recent post that gave suggestions on how to effectively present virtually.

2021-12-10 - Brian Dipert

A 2021 technology retrospective: Strange days indeed

John Lennon once sang "Nobody told me there'd be days like these." That sentiment pretty much sums up this past…

2021-12-03 - John Dunn

The diode and the drop test

Semiconductor stress isn't always electrical. No matter their size, semiconductor devices don't like mechanical stress either. Sometimes, one does need…

2021-12-01 - Nitin Dahad

Enabling the hardware for the metaverse

How far are we in creating the hardware and software for enabling the metaverse that leading tech firms seem to…

2021-11-24 - Brian Dipert

A holiday shopping guide for engineers: 2021 edition

It's that time again: if you're buying holiday gifts for techie others (and/or maybe yourself), see what ideas a fellow…

2021-11-09 - John Dunn

Simulation trouble: Bode plotting an oscillator

Using my Multisim SPICE tool to analyze an oscillator, I ran into a little bit of simulation trouble.

2021-10-28 - Brian Dipert

Oh little drone, how you have grown…

Drones are something of a design nightmare: the batteries needed for long flight times add weight that shortens flight time,…