2021-06-07 - Douglas Brooks & Johannes Adam

Vias are really cool

The temperature of a via is not determined by the current flowing through it, but by the temperature of the…

2021-05-24 - Jeff Hockert

Optical interconnects can meet data center challenges

Data center networks can be revolutionized with optical I/O directly designed in server chips and packages.

2021-05-18 - Brian Dipert

Set-top box teardown: Android isn’t just for smartphones

Android isn't just for smartphones and tablets, as this set-top box teardown makes obvious.

2021-05-06 - Brian Dipert

Choosing the chipset and motherboard for a PC build

After choosing the CPUs for upcoming PC builds, this engineer turns his attention to their motherboards, and to the core…

2021-05-03 - Douglas Brooks and Johannes Adam

Determine PCB trace temperature using computer simulation models

When determining temperature of a PCB trace, there is more to consider than just current and power dissipation of the…

2021-04-23 - Brian Dipert

Amazon Echo Dot gets improved sonic performance

What’s behind the improved sonic performance in the third-generation Amazon Echo Dot?

2021-04-07 - Susan Nordyk

Isolated gate driver board simplifies power system design

The Si823Hx isolated gate driver board from Silicon Labs simplifies the design of power systems that employ Wolfspeed SiC power…

2021-03-31 - Majeed Ahmad

Mesh Fusion provides a single platform to predict EM interactions

Mesh Fusion provides a single platform for IC packages, PCBs, interposers, and any layered or laminated structure to predict EM…

2021-03-29 - Prasant Agarwal

Open-source software journey provides lessons for hardware

The open-source software journey provides lessons for technology endeavors such as RISC-V to proliferate like Linux software.

2021-03-29 - Brian Dipert

What are the constituent components of CFL bulbs?

This teardown aimed to answer two questions: what are the constituent components of CFL bulbs, and what caused the demise…