• Electronics Engineering Video Blog

    Electronics Engineering Video Blog

    EEVblog #1211 – Apple’s Most Beautiful Failure
    Published. May 16, 2019

    Why did Apple’s most beautiful product fail? A look at the Apple PowerMac G4 Cube designed by Jonathan Ive. A teardown and power-up. Forum HERE...

  • Technology Review Feed - Energy Top Stories

    Technology Review Feed - Energy Top Stories

    The economic argument behind the Green New Deal
    Published. April 24, 2019

    Economist Mariana Mazzucato explains how rethinking industrial policy could be key to tackling climate change....

  • Tractica -  Blog

    Tractica - Blog

    Qualcomm Brings 30 Years of Experience in Mobile to the Data Center
    Published. April 10, 2019

    Qualcomm is swimming upstream and intends to take its 30+ years of experience in power efficient mobile silicon right into... More...

  • Tech Design Forums Blog

    Tech Design Forums Blog

    Flexible PCB stretches across UAV’s wings for lower weight
    Published. March 26, 2019

    UK-based Trackwise has shipped what could easily be the longest ever flexible PCB with a 26m-long substrate to deliver power and control to a UAV's wings....

  • All About Microsoft

    All About Microsoft

    Microsoft packages a bunch of its apps and Azure services as 'Game Stack'
    Published. March 14, 2019

    Microsoft is making a big play to get game developers to use Azure, Power BI, machine learning Visual Studio and game-specific apps and services like PlayFab, to build their next products....

  • Verification Horizons Blog

    Verification Horizons Blog

    Part 12: The 2018 Wilson Research Group Functional Verification Study
    Published. March 13, 2019

    ASIC/IC Verification Results This blog is a continuation of a series of blogs related to the 2018 Wilson Research Group Functional Verification Study (click here).  In my previous blog (click here), I provided data related to designs that actively manage power. In this blog, I present verification results findings in terms of schedules, number of […]...

  • Low Power Design

    Tools – The Otii Arc, a Smart Power Supply for Optimizing Embedded Systems
    Published. March 15, 2018

    The ability to optimize an embedded system for how much energy it uses can have profound benefits. For example, a deployed IoT device may not require maintainers to visit the site for an additional 6 months or the development team may be able to decrease the size and weight of the battery which could product … Continue reading Tools – The Otii Arc, a Smart Power Supply for Optimizing Embedded Systems...

  • Tips and Tricks

    Tips and Tricks

    7 Tips for using assertions in C
    Published. December 20, 2018

    One of the greatest bug squashing tools available to embedded software developers is the assert macro. Despite the power of assert, I rarely see it implemented and in the cases where it is used the implementation is either flawed or incorrect. The following seven tips should help elucidate not only when and where to use … Continue reading 7 Tips for using assertions in C...

  • Hardware


    Tools – The April Board
    Published. September 25, 2015

    The April board is a break-out for the Imp Developer module. The April module provides the ability to power the Imp module using a standard USB-Mini cable, an optional battery connector, or through a standard .100 header. The April board also has an on-board 3.3V regulator that can with stand an input up to 17 … Continue reading Tools – The April Board...

  • Embedded Basics

    Embedded Basics

    Embedded Basics – Linear Dynamic Current
    Published. September 26, 2014

    When it comes time to start optimizing an embedded device for energy consumption it is often really tempting to start out by adjusting the operating voltage of the system.  If an engineer were to look back in his notes on MCU power consumption they would find something along the lines of Power = Constant * … Continue reading Embedded Basics – Linear Dynamic Current...

  • Linux and Open Source

    Linux and Open Source

    ?Red Hat leaders praise IBM acquisition, but employees are worried
    Published. October 28, 2018

    Linux, open-source, and cloud power Red Hat's executives love the IBM deal, but the company's workers are nervous....

  • Laptops and Desktops Blog

    Laptops and Desktops Blog

    These 12 laptops deliver the best battery life
    Published. August 20, 2018

    If you need a notebook that can last all day away from a power outlet, these dozen can handle it -- and then some. Your options include top-rated Windows, Mac and Chromebook systems....

  • Victor Chertakovsky

    Victor Chertakovsky

    Battery Charging at Low Temperatures
    Published. December 27, 2017

    Low-temperature Batteries Charge/Discharge...

  • Functional Verification Blog

    Functional Verification Blog

    UVM-ML- Managers’ Freedom of Choice
    Published. June 28, 2018

    Freedom of choice is a term we hear a lot, especially in the last 10 years. It is defined in wikipedia as “an individual's opportunity and autonomy to perform an action selected from at least two available options…”. Is having many choices always a good thing? Well, usually it is- who would not want to live in a world where s/he has options and can make choices? However, there are also downsides to having multiple options. In the TED lecture, The paradox of choice , Barry Schwartz discusses...

  • PCB Signal and Power Integrity Tech Corner

    PCB Signal and Power Integrity Tech Corner

    Chalk Talk: Suppressing Noise from Via-to-Via Coupling
    Published. June 20, 2018

    Like Cristian Filip who recently spoke on SerDes design, I just did my first Chalk Talk with EE Journal. News editor Amelia Dalton and I talked about how important it is to diagnose via-to-via coupling and how it gets exacerbated due to the PDN (power distribution network) impedance. We also talked about what you can […]...

  • Stephane Boucher's DSP Blog

    Stephane Boucher's DSP Blog

    Feedback Controllers - Making Hardware with Firmware. Part 4. Engineering of Evaluation Hardware
    Published. October 10, 2017

    Following on from the previous abstract descriptions of an arbitrary circuit emulation application for low-latency feedback controllers, we now come to some aspects in the hardware engineering of an evaluation design from concept to first power-up. In due course a complete specification along with  application  examples will be maintained on the...

  • Rands In Repose

    Rands In Repose

    How to Build a Rumor
    Published. August 6, 2017

    There’s a rumor wandering through your team right now. I’m sorry to report; it’s toxic. It’s the kind of rumor that contains so much interest and emotional energy that the humans can’t help repeat the rumor to each other. It’s about you, and it’s completely untrue. When you hear the rumor, the content will give… More...

  • Mocana IoT Security Blog

    Mocana IoT Security Blog

    How Do We Protect Power Grids from Getting Hacked?
    Published. July 12, 2017

    Months after the Mirai Virus and WannaCry cyber attacks, another series of massive ransomware attacks shook companies across the globe, including a state power company in Ukraine. The impact of the NotPetya virus was devastating, locking down multinational corporations and disrupting critical services to healthcare patients. Earlier this month, it was reported that hackers are targeting US nuclear facilities....

  • Stack Overflow

    Stack Overflow

    EEPROM Wear Leveling
    Published. July 5, 2017

    A problem that occurs from time to time is the need for an embedded system to keep track of the number of doodads it has processed since it was put in to service. Clearly you can’t keep this value in RAM as it will be lost when power is removed. Thus the obvious solution is […]...

  • CFD doesn’t mean Color For Directors

    CFD doesn’t mean Color For Directors

    CFD Helps Design More Efficient Datacenters
    Published. March 22, 2017

    Behind the scenes of our ever-growing information and entertainment consumption, huge datacenters are an essential part of today’s massive Internet connectivity. In addition to the general web-support services provided by the likes of Google, large companies also are running their own datacenters. With so many proliferating, the efficiency, reliability, and energy-use of these buildings that […]...


    Published. March 22, 2017

    This is the post an entrepreneur hopes to never write. They pour their energy, their time, their resources, their love into their baby. Trying to make her live, trying to make her grow. And for a while, she seems to. Everything is hitting the right way, 12+ years of uninterrupted growth and profitable operation as […]...

  • Electrical Engineers  Talk Tech

    Electrical Engineers Talk Tech

    What’s the Nucleus of Mentor’s Push into Industrial Automation?
    Published. February 14, 2015

    Mentor’s once nearly-orphaned Nucleus RT forms the foundation of a damned impressive software suite for controlling meat packing or nuclear power plants. Industry 4.0 is basically the promise of interoperability between currently bespoke (and proprietary) I.A. systems with smart, connected IoT devices plus a layer of cyber security thrown in. Continue reading →...

  • The Moth

    The Moth

    Attend my Tech Ed 2014 session: Debugging Tips and Tricks
    Published. May 6, 2014

    Just a week away, at Tech Ed 2014 NA in Houston Texas, I will be giving a demo presentation that you will not want to miss (assuming you code in Visual Studio). Add it to your calendar now: DEV-B352 Debugging Tips and Tricks in Visual Studio 2013 (link) Monday, May 12 1:15-2:30 PM, Room: General Assembly C As a developer, regardless of your programming language or the platform that you target, you use the debugger on a daily basis. Come to this all-demo session to learn how to make the...

  • Gabe On EDA

    Gabe On EDA

    Synopsys's ESL Power Analysis
    Published. March 18, 2014

    Pat Sheridan, Sr. PMM for Synopsys Platform Architect Rich Collins, Sr. PMM ARC Processors and Subsystems In response to my question: "What tools or methods do architects and developers have or should have to define a realistic power budget at the system level?" Pat and Rich offered the following article. read more...

  • Ed Burnette's Dev Connection

    Ed Burnette's Dev Connection

    On the road to Google I/O 2012
    Published. June 26, 2012

    Ed wishes fervently for the invention of the matter-energy transporter. Or at least a first class ticket....

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