Want Your Own Desktop PCB Printer? Max’s Cool Beans 7/10/2014 Post a comment The BreadBox PCB printer controls things like timing, mixing of chemicals, and agitation to produce really professional looking, predictable, and repeatable boards.
Brown-Out Reset – an Update Break Points 7/8/2014 2 comments When using brown-out reset circuits, the bottom line is that on many MCUs you can’t use the A/D to monitor Vdd during flash writes unless there’s some way to simulate the expected load. As always, do a careful, worst-case engineering analysis.
Crossbar RRAM Aims for 1TB Blog 7/1/2014 7 comments Crossbar demonstrates pre-production 1 MB arrays using its new 1 transistor/n resistor's non-volatile RRAM, addressing “sneak path” current issues to enable high-density memory.
Solving Connected Car's Privacy & Security Issues Blog 7/1/2014 2 comments Consumers are becoming increasingly aware of the privacy and security aspects of their digital lives. Vehicle-to-vehicle or vehicle-to-infrastructure communication is yet another form of digital data exchange. How are privacy and security guaranteed?
Black Hat USA 2014: Breaking Stuff Is Fun Blog 6/30/2014 1 comment The Black Hat conference offers system designers and embedded systems engineers a chance to pick up the latest security information, marvel at hackers' ingenuity, and learn practical tips and tactics for beating them at their own game.
Wearable: Ask First 'Why Wear It?' Blog 6/27/2014 32 comments The most important part of the wearable debate shouldn't be "how" wearable devices look. More important is to understand "what" anyone would ever want to wear a device for -- close to or on their body.
Too Many IoT Standards, or Too Few? Blog 6/26/2014 10 comments Interoperability and the easy exchange of data are major concerns in the buildup of the Internet of Things. We need a set of commonly accepted standards, but which ones do we choose and how?
Fifty Years of TTL Break Points 6/25/2014 26 comments Depending on your source, 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of TTL (transistor-transistor logic). Although some say 1961 is the birth year, TI released the 5400 family in 1964 and the 7400 series in plastic two years later. Since TTL is synonymous with 5400 and 7400, why not offer 50th birthday congratulations?