Recent Articles

September 30, 2014 3:37 pm
Jason Gouw, CEO, Qfusion Labs, LLC
The unity of software and hardware is so vital in today's technological developments but developers constantly struggle to form a symbiotic connection between the two. Development platforms strive to bridge this gap but it is a difficult challenge....
September 29, 2014 10:51 am
Chris Warner, Executive Editor
Energy efficiency and environmental impact are becoming increasingly important considerations for engineers designing an electric motor system. Several IC vendors have made significant offerings that help deliver system efficiency, environmental benefits and cost savings.
September 15, 2014 3:08 pm
Ed Nakauchi, Technical Consultant, Orbel Corporation
Today’s cars are incorporating more and more electronics into vehicles, from engine control units to anti-collision controls to driver information to entertainment systems that enhance the overall driving experience with Bluetooth, GPS ...
September 11, 2014 8:56 am
Michael Bucci, Market Development Manager, Thermacore
Medical devices are trending toward miniaturization, driven by portability, performance and safety factors. As instruments get smaller, design engineers face new challenges in meeting their project’s performance, size, weight, operating temperature ...
September 10, 2014 4:00 pm
John Beigel, Standex-Meder Electronics
Doing more with less is the mantra of our era. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the drive towards miniaturization in the next generation of electronic components and systems. The push for smaller parts is coming both from the need....
September 10, 2014 10:51 am
David Mantey, Editor-in-Chief
For the last five years, I’ve had the pleasure of traveling to Austin, TX at the peak of southern summer heat for the engineering geek fest that is National Instruments’ (NI) global conference on graphical system design, or NIWeek. More than 3,200 ...
September 10, 2014 11:55 am
Thomas Blaha, President, Memory Protection Devices
Sleek is now chic, as consumers are clamoring for ergonomically-designed, space-saving devices.The drive for miniaturization extends to virtually all electronic devices, forcing design engineers to become increasingly creative in finding ways to pack....
September 10, 2014 10:20 am
Joshua Israelsohn, Director, JAS Technical Media
The petroleum-mining sector has developed drilling technologies and methods that have greatly increased well depths over the years. The average well depth increased only 64 percent from 3,635 to 5,964 feet between 1949 and 2008, according to ...
September 9, 2014 4:41 pm
From a design standpoint, one of the biggest challenges is power consumption and battery life. In the ideal world, users do not want to bother with recharging their devices. This holds true for any handheld device – be it a tablet or a device....
September 9, 2014 9:53 am
Susan Stanley, Training Manager, B&B Electronics (
When planning for a successful fiber-optic network and cabling installation, several principles remain constant but often are overlooked. As a training manager, I see how easy it is to overlook some of these principles. Here are my 10 things....
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