2021-01-27 - Nitin Dahad

Raspberry Pi designs its own MCU with $4 Pico board

Raspberry Pi has designed its own MCU and launched a new $4 board based on the new MCU, the Raspberry…

2021-01-14 - Colin Walls

Surprises in C code

The C language is quite flexible and expressive; these are some of the reasons why it has been successful and…

2020-12-10 - Victor Khasiev

Reduce Costs in the Long Run: Use the same qualified parts for both positive & negative output DC-to-DC converters

This article shows how to use the same components—an IC controller and power train—in two very different topologies: a common…

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...