2020-09-30 - Nitin Dahad

Ray tracing levels aims for clarity with imaging graphics SoCs

With more imaging graphics SoCs using ray tracing acceleration, Imagination Technologies has developed a Ray Tracing Levels system to help…

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...

2020-09-16 - Bill Schweber

Consumer connectors get ruggedized

To take advantage of the popularity of mass-market consumer connectors, vendors are now offering ruggedized versions for industrial and other…

2020-08-25 - T.K. Hareendran

DIY Laser Virtual Floor Marker

This article presents basic design ideas for laser virtual floor markers using inexpensive and readily available components...

2020-08-20 - Hesam Moshiri

DIY Non Contact Hand Sanitizer Dispenser — Pro Version

In the second version of the hand sanitizer dispenser device, I'd like to introduce a device with no sensitivity to…

2020-08-17 - Frederik Dostal

Monolithic switching regulator—when everything is on a chip

Monolithic switching regulators offer an additional, lesser-known advantage with respect to EMI. How high this interference is and how it…

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...

2020-08-06 - Chris Tapp

Compilers in the alien world of functional safety

Across sectors, the world of functional safety puts new requirements on developers. Functionally safe code must include defensive code to…

2020-07-22 - Kendall Castor-Perry

Why DAC and ADC responses droop

Have you ever experienced unexpected droop when you’ve plotted out the frequency response of a signal processing system when you…

2020-07-14 - Frederik Dostal

What to consider in regard to switching frequency

Switch-mode power supplies switch with a frequency that is either fixed, adjustable, or synchronized to an external clock. The value…