2021-02-04 - Bill Schweber

They still don’t get older fab process, analog versus digital difference

There’s a risk-and-benefit tradeoff in choosing new parts versus older ones, and this is especially the case in the world…

2021-02-03 - Bill Schweber

What do absolute maximum ratings mean to you?

Absolute maximum ratings — AMR — brings significant issues, questions, and considerations especially for power devices...

2021-01-22 - Bill Schweber

Beware of innumeracy in technical information, engineering numbers

Using computers and spreadsheets, it’s easy to project a sense of precision that simply isn’t there, leading to a false…

2020-07-23 - Donal McCarthy

Radar, the car’s virtual eye

Faster, higher resolution radar sensors have enabled the next generation of driver assistance technologies through improvements in vehicle safety and…

2020-04-06 - Bill Schweber

The Doppler Effect: Existed Before Railroads?

Of course the effect did exist before the railroads. However, it wasn’t yet defined by the physics of the day,…

2019-05-20 - Ethan Bennett

AI and Blockchain to Shake Up the Job Market

While blockchain and AI are here to stay, concerns have been raised about the changes that they bring to the…

2019-05-09 - Avid Ashton

Keeping Up With the Pace of Tech Change

Do you have any favorite stories of older technology that has gone by the board? Do you hanker for things…

2019-05-03 - Bill Schweber

When Your Project Ends Up on the Scrap Heap

It has to hurt when your released product is cancelled and goes into the dumpster, but should it?

2019-04-25 - Adriana Veasey

What Risks Do AI and ML Pose?

Super-intelligent AI will not have human emotions and will therefore not be either benevolent or malevolent by nature...

2019-04-09 - Jeff Bier

Specialized Co-Processors Tuned For Embedded Vision

The technical landscape for processors and sensors for embedded computer vision applications has changed...