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  • Arduino Blog

    Arduino Blog


    An Arduino-based rocket motor thrust test stand
    Published. December 17, 2018

    If you enjoy model rocketry, you may wonder just what the thrust curve of the motors you’re using looks like. In order to answer that question, YouTuber ElementalMaker decided to construct his own test stand using an Arduino Uno coupled to a 10Kg load cell with an HX711 amplifier board. The test procedure is started with […]...


  • Electronics Engineering Video Blog

    Electronics Engineering Video Blog


    EEVblog #1157 – Transistor Zener Clamp Circuit
    Published. December 16, 2018

    A look at the dual bipolar transistor zener clamp circuit, and it’s usefulness as a fast low leakage overload clamp. The first part is lifted from video #1000 with 12 minutes of extra commentary. Interview with Dave Taylor, designer of the famous Fluke 8060A multimeter Forum HERE...


  • TI E2E Community

    TI E2E Community


    Blog Post: Understanding how driver monitoring systems can help with collision avoidance
    Published. December 12, 2018

    Driver monitoring systems (DMS) are enhancing real-time feedback to a vehicle’s steering and control systems, as discussed in our recent post, “How driver monitoring systems can help with collision avoidance.” However, there are several key design considerations when designers begin incorporating this technology into vehicles. Typically when designing a system for a controlled environment where the light source is calibrated for optimal image quality, the design challenges are simplified. The...


  • All About Microsoft

    All About Microsoft


    New Windows 10 19H1 test build adds more Notepad features, other tweaks
    Published. December 10, 2018

    The latest Windows 10 Fast Ring test build, No. 18298, adds a bunch of new Notepad features, alongside other relatively minor feature and settings updates....


  • Verification Horizons Blog

    Verification Horizons Blog


    Latest Verification Horizons Newsletter Is Now Available
    Published. December 5, 2018

    If you haven’t seen it yet, the latest issue of the Verification Horizons Newsletter is now available on Verification Academy. This issue is dedicated to Stu Sutherland and Joe Daniels, two friends and colleagues who passed away this year. The first article is an in-depth look at the impact that advanced verification techniques have on the […]...


  • Taking Measure

    Taking Measure


    For All Times, For All Peoples: How Replacing the Kilogram Empowers Industry
    Published. November 27, 2018

    Two unusual things happened on Nov. 16, 2018. Fifty-four nations from every continent (except Antarctica) agreed on something, and metrology, the science of measurement, was major news! On that day in Versailles, France, the world’s measurement experts voted to do something momentous. They passed a resolution that specifies the exact values for seven fundamental constants of physics and, in the process, they made it possible for anyone, anywhere to make precise, accurate measurements using the...Read...


  • Digilent’s Blog

    Digilent’s Blog


    What is a Logic Analyzer?
    Published. November 26, 2018

    Decipher your digital signals by using (or learning to use) a logic analyzer!...


  • Rick Lyons's DSP Blog

    Rick Lyons's DSP Blog


    Feedback Controllers - Making Hardware with Firmware. Part 10. DSP/FPGAs Behaving Irrationally
    Published. November 22, 2018

    This article will look at a design approach for feedback controllers featuring  low-latency "irrational" characteristics to enable the creation of physical components such as transmission lines. Some thought will also be given as to the capabilities of the currently utilized Intel Cyclone V, the new Cyclone 10 GX and the upcoming Xilinx Versal floating-point FPGAs/ACAPs.......


  • Kerry D. Wong


    Array 3711A Electronic Load Testing – Tips and Pitfalls
    Published. November 18, 2018

    In my previous post, I did a teardown of my Array 3711A DC electronic load. And as I promised, this time I did some testing with it and also discussed some tips and pitfalls. For those who are impatient, here are the links to the various parts of the video: Demonstration of Array 3711A with […]...


  • Tech Design Forums Blog

    Tech Design Forums Blog


    Xpedition updated for schematic verification and DFT
    Published. November 15, 2018

    Mentor's flagship PCB suite is aiming to offer another 'shift left' in verification as respins rise....


  • Rands In Repose

    Rands In Repose


    The Org Chart Test
    Published. October 16, 2018

    If you’ve had a 1:1 with me in the last decade you know that once we’re done with our planned agenda that there is good chance that I’ll stand up, walk to the whiteboard, and start drawing some version of the organization chart (“org chart”). I believe the org chart is one of the three… More...


  • Mike Jensen's Blog

    Mike Jensen's Blog


    Xpedition AMS VX.2.4
    Published. November 9, 2018

    It is release season in the Electronic Board Systems division of Mentor Graphics. Xpedition VX.2.4 is now available from Mentor’s Support Center. And with this new Xpedition download comes an updated version of Xpedition AMS. Here are the highlights: Setting-up PCB schematics for simulation: In the last release, we introduced several updates to the Setup […]...


  • CFD doesn’t mean Color For Directors

    CFD doesn’t mean Color For Directors


    Calling all Engineering Students in Europe
    Published. November 8, 2018

    If you’re an engineering student and can get to Prague on your own steam then read on! The Siemens Simcenter Conference, the world’s premier engineering simulation and test event, is taking place December 3rd – 5th in Prague, Czech Republic. And to thank the next generation of engineers for their hard work, Siemens would like […]...


  • Functional Verification Blog

    Functional Verification Blog


    Specman 18.09: Avoiding the Small Annoying Mistakes
    Published. October 8, 2018

    Specman 18.09: Avoiding the Small Annoying Mistakes In almost every industry, one has the potential of making a small mistake that may cost hours or days to find. The following interesting article takes the small mistakes to the extreme and mentions a few cases of small mistakes that had a huge effect: Messing up big time: 10 tiny mistakes that have caused HUGE problems . How is it relevant to Specman? As a verification engineer, you want to avoid silly mistakes (mistakes that may occur regardless...


  • IEEE Standards Association

    IEEE Standards Association


    Challenges and Solutions for Data Logging from Autonomous Vehicles
    Published. August 17, 2018

    Autonomous vehicles come with a large number of sensors, multiple LIDARs, RADARs, and high-resolution cameras. It features an array of technologies such as CAN FD, Automotive Ethernet, 10GBASE-T (IEEE 802.3an™), etc. They are capable of generating a massive amount of data in a short amount of time. When you want to record the vehicle data from the autonomous cars to test and verify, it is desirable to record everything that autonomous vehicles can produce at high speed. How can you possibly record...


  • Tractica -  Blog

    Tractica - Blog


    Simulation Technology Driving the Autonomous Vehicle Training Market
    Published. September 4, 2018

    Over the next several decades, autonomous vehicles (AVs) are likely to be a common sight on roadways both in the... More...


  • Engineer Zone

    Engineer Zone


    Soft Errors - Hard Facts
    Published. July 17, 2018

    I am long overdue to include a blog on the functional safety requirements for software and indeed the functional safety requirements for Verilog code however this isn’t that blog. By soft errors I mean bit flips in RAM or FF that are not caused by hard errors and therefore disappear when the power is cycled. Previously soft errors were largely ignored and reliability predictions concentrated on hard errors but when IEC 61508-2:2010 mentioned soft errors they could no longer be ignored. This...


  • Engineer Zone

    Engineer Zone


    Single Event Upsets with High Speed ADCs
    Published. June 25, 2018

    Hello once again!  I hope that you have been enjoying my recent series on single event effects with high speed ADCs.  So far we have looked at TID (Total Ionizing Dose), SEL (Single Event Latchup), and SET (Single Event Transient).  This month the focus is on SEU (Single Event Upset).  This is quite closely related to the SETs we looked at over the last two months.  It is possible that a SEU could result in an SET depending on the ion strike and the resultant behavior of...


  • Bourns Blog

    Bourns Blog


    No Sulfur Corrosion Here
    Published. March 8, 2018

    – Sulfur-Resistant Film Resistors – There are plenty of hostile environments that test the reliability of electronic components. Temperature extremes, dust, humidity and altitude are just a few conditions that designers have persevered against with rugged designs. Toxic chemicals and gases present some of the worst threats and are common conditions in many industries. In […]...


  • Mocana IoT Security Blog

    Mocana IoT Security Blog


    Preventing Car Hacks (Part 3): Coding & Testing Techniques and Physical Security
    Published. September 9, 2015

    In Part 1 and Part 2 of this blog series, I addressed common vulnerabilities, explained how to use our Mocana Security of Things Platform to easily secure a car, and provided a checklist of system design techniques. But wait, there’s more! In today’s post, I’ll discuss coding and testing techniques and physical security that, while familiar, are often overlooked with potentially disastrous results....


  • 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...


  • PCB Signal and Power Integrity Tech Corner

    PCB Signal and Power Integrity Tech Corner


    SerDes Design Part 6: JCOM, the Compliance Method for JESD204C Specification
    Published. May 3, 2018

    Continuing my blog series on SerDes design, today we’ll talk about JESD COM (JCOM), a newly developed variant of Channel Operating Margin (COM). JCOM has its origins in the IEEE 802.3bj COM revision and was created by the TG16 task group of the Joint Electron Device Engineering Council (JEDEC) as part of its JESD204C standardization […]...


  • Stephane Boucher's DSP Blog

    Stephane Boucher's DSP Blog


    Feedback Controllers - Making Hardware with Firmware. Part 9. Closing the low-latency loop
    Published. July 9, 2018

    It's time to put together the DSP and feedback control sciences, the evaluation electronics, the Intel Cyclone floating-point FPGA algorithms and the built-in control loop test-bed and evaluate some example designs. We will be counting the nanoseconds and looking for textbook performance in the creation of emulated hardware circuits. Along the way, there is a printed circuit board (PCB)......


  • Jason Sachs' Embedded

    Jason Sachs' Embedded


    Troubleshooting notes from days past, TTL, Linear
    Published. June 19, 2018

    General Troubleshooting Follow safety precautions.Always think “what if”.Analytical proceduresPrecautions when probing equipmentInsulate all but last 1/8” of probe tip Learn from mistakesDon’t start with electronic test equipment, start with analytical thinking.If you get stuck, sleep on it.Many problems have simple solutions.Whenever possible, try to substitute a working......


  • Ed Burnette's Dev Connection

    Ed Burnette's Dev Connection


    ZenBook Prime flunks blogging torture test, gets replaced by a MacBook Air
    Published. June 28, 2012

    The Asus had sexy specs and good reviews, but when push came to shove a temperamental trackpad led to its downfall....



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