2019-09-23 - Bill Schweber

Sayonara, FR-4

The ubiquitous FR-4 printed circuit (PC) board has served us well for decades, but laminates with better and more-stable RF…

2019-06-21 - Miccoli Leonardo Agatino, STMicroelectronics

DC Motor Trends in Automotive Body Electronics

This article will analyze market trends for automotive DC motors and display how Solid-State Drivers (SSD) represent the preferred design…

2018-04-13 - Leo Apostol & Sarvesh Miyan

Factors affecting reference long-term drift performance

Long-term drift, though overlooked, is one of the most important specifications for industrial systems with a life span of 15-20…

2017-11-17 - Robert Cox, Brewer Science

Smart Clothing Design with Printed Flexible Sensor Tech

As printed, flexible sensor technology becomes more advanced and readily available, it is providing a path to solving many design…

2017-09-19 - Max Teodorescu, Aspencore

Conductive Paint Is Not Just a Toy

Spurred by the growth of low-cost, additive 3D- printing, conductive inks have regained attention in recent years despite having existed…

2017-09-16 - Brian Dipert

Teardown: The DOCSIS 2.0 cable modem falls out of favor

DOCSIS 2.0 cable modems may not be state of the art, but they're still sufficient for many cable Internet customers'…

2017-09-16 - Charles Pfeil

A lifetime designing PCBs: early design adventures

PCB design was all about creating proper interconnects between components so when the power was applied it would behave and…

2017-09-13 - Richard Quinnell, Editor-in-Chief

Designer’s guide: picking the right MEMS microphone for voice-control applications

Interest is growing in voice control for electronic products, and a good design has to start with a good microphone