2020-07-06 - John Dunn

Why birds don’t rest on high-tension power lines

A chart of power-line temperatures might provide the answer.

2020-06-30 - Brian Dipert

Apple’s transition to Arm chips

Performance, power consumption, and control are the three primary factors behind Apple’s transition to Arm chips.

2020-06-29 - Brian Dipert

Is it time to upgrade to 4K UHDTV?

10 years later, and for 1/3 the price, this engineer still ended up with a notable TV upgrade.

2020-06-17 - Bill Schweber

Brute force beats the barrel power-connector barrier

This engineer modified a label maker PCB so he could connect any suitable power adapter.

2020-06-16 - Susan Nordyk

MEMS sensor minimizes motion drift

The InvenSense ICM-42688-P sensor combines a 3-axis gyroscope and 3-axis accelerometer for precision motion sensing applications.

2020-06-15 - Brian Dipert

Teardown: The router that took down my wireless network

When life gives you a failed router, take the opportunity to tear it apart.

2020-06-05 - Susan Nordyk

GaN switcher ICs boost power output

Additions to the InnoSwitch3-MX series of isolated switchers enable PSU designs with continuous output power of up to 75 W…

2020-06-04 - Kay Annamalai

USB Type-C port implementation challenges and design solutions

USB from 1.1 to 3.2 and Beyond First launched in 1996, the universal serial bus (USB) unified the roles of…

2020-06-01 - Brian Dipert

COVID-19: Our new normal

Here's how COVID-19 will impact the environment, transportation, the deployment of autonomous vehicles, and social engagement, and leave us increasingly…

2020-05-28 - Martyn McKinney

Create radio receiver circuits with the LM386 audio amplifier

Use the LM386's undocumented attributes to create simple high performance regenerative receivers.